Flash drive installs using Live CD Category
How to Install Grub2 on USB from Linux: In the following tutorial, I'll show you one way to easily install Grub2 to a USB Flash Drive from a running Live Ubuntu Operating Environment. I personally used an Ubuntu Live CD to perform all of the following steps.
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Create a CrunchBang Linux Bootable USB Flash Drive by typing a few commands while running from the Live CD. This segment also covers adding the casper persistence feature. This feature allows users to save changes, and then restore those changes upon subsequent reboots, automatically.
In this USB Puppy Linux tutorial we illustrate how to easily Create a Puppy Linux USB Flash Drive using the Universal installer included on the CD. Puppy is a unique Linux compilation created by Barry Kauler in 2003. This super small distribution contains many useful tools and utilities while remaining tiny. Early versions of Puppy Linux would even fit on a USB stick as small as 256MB. Which makes it great to install to those older thumb drives you might still have sitting around.
How to easily Create an Ubuntu Live Bootable USB with persistence from a running Live CD. In the following segment I show you how to use the Official Startup Disk Creator, created by the Ubuntu team to put Ubuntu on a USB Flash Drive. Ubuntu's Casper Persistent feature can also be used for saving and restoring changes on subsequent boots. Ubuntu is a very popular Open Source Linux distribution created by Canonical Ltd. It is originally based upon and derived from Debian. As such, it continues to share many of the same upstream roots.
How to create a Xubuntu Live USB Bootable Flash Drive while running from the Live CD. The following segment explains how to put Xubuntu on a Flash Drive via Ubuntu's Official Startup Disk Creator. Ubuntu's Casper Persistence option is additionally being used here. Enabling you to save and then restore basic changes on subsequent boots. Xubuntu is an official fork of Ubuntu that utilizes an XFCE desktop instead of Gnome. It was also designed to use less system resources than Ubuntu or Kubuntu.
How to Create a Kubuntu Live USB Flash Drive while running from the Live CD. In the following segment, I explain how to use Ubuntu's Official Startup Disk Creator to put Kubuntu on a Flash Drive. I also used Ubuntu's Casper Persistence feature, which enables me to save and then restore changes at each subsequent boot. Kubuntu, is a fork of Ubuntu that utilizes the KDE desktop environment instead of Gnome.
In the following section we show you one way to create a Bootable Linux Mint USB Flash Drive using the USB Startup Disk Creator. All while running from a Live CD. Linux Mint is a remix based on Ubuntu that sports a new look and integrated media codecs. After completing this segment, you should have Linux Mint on a USB Flash Drive that utilizes the casper-rw persistent loopback file option for saving and restoring your changes on subsequent boots.
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How to Create a DreamLinux Bootable USB Flash Drive using the Persistent Dream Installer while running from the Live CD. DreamLinux was a Brazilian remix based on Debian Linux. It was unfortunately discontinued October 2012. It featured many useful applications. Tools such as Firefox, Thunderbird, Inkscape, Gimp, Open Office, Pidgin, Evince, Gthumb, Xsane, Avant-Window-Navigator, Engage, Rhythmbox, SoundJuicer, SoundConverter, Totem Media Player, Avidemux, EasyTag, Brasero and more were included by default.
How to Create a Knoppix Linux Bootable USB Flash Drive using the built in Flash-Knoppix installer that is included with the Live CD. Knoppix was originally created by Klaus Knopper. This bootable Live Operating System is well known for its excellent automatic hardware detection capabilities. In addition there is a version called orca which features a built in screen reader to help the blind.
The following tutorial covers the process of installing NimbleX to a portable USB flash drive, pen drive, USB stick or thumb drive using the Live CD. Much like SLAX, NimbleX is a tiny Slackware based release (less than 200MB) that was designed to fit on a 8cm CD. The screenshots and tutorial was put together and submitted by Georgescu Ciprian.
The following tutorial covers the process of creating a PCLinuxOS MiniMe 2008 USB flash drive via the intuitive Make LiveUSB installer that is included with the Live CD. Although the MakeLiveUSB script is not perfect, it does get most of the job done. However, there are some additional steps necessary to make your Portable PCLinuxOS MiniMe work properly.
This tutorial covers the process of creating a SUSE Linux USB Flash Drive using the OpenSUSE Live CD. This tutorial works much like the install to an External USB Hard drive with the exception that the user is performing a full OpenSUSE install to a USB flash drive. The process does differ slightly! This tutorial was made possible due to a custom Portable SUSE script created and provided by James Rhodes. Please note that due to the limited number of write functions a flash drive can handle before going bad, you may reduce the life of your flash drive by performing this installation.
Create a STUX Flash Drive using the Live CD. STUX is a Linux distribution based on a combination of Slackware Linux 11.0 for packages and Knoppix 5.0.1 for kernel, modules and scripts. Like many Linux distro's today, it includes automatic hardware detection, and supports a vast majority of graphics cards, sound cards, SCSI and USB devices and other peripherals. STUX also includes Apache and PHP for those who like to dabble with serving.
The following tutorial covers the process of creating a gOS 3 Gadgets Linux OS USB Flash Drive using the gOS 3 Live CD. In addition, the persistence option can being utilized for saving and restoring changes automatically. gOS 3 is based on Ubuntu and features the Gnome desktop environment with Wbar. Wbar features a dock and stack that looks and functions much like Mac OSX fan view. The gOS 3 Gadgets version also incorporates many useful Google Apps, open office, wine, skype and more.
Create a MoonOS LXDE USB Flash Drive using the Live CD. In the following tutorial, I will show you how to create your own Portable USB MoonOS LXDE Persistent Linux Operating System from the Live CD by using the USB Creator (created by the Ubuntu Team). MoonOS LXDE edition is a Linux Remix based on Ubuntu, but uses the LXDE desktop environment. The MoonOS project a Mix of Art and Operating System was designed and founded by Chanrithy Thim a Cambodian artist.
Create a MCNLive Flash Drive using the Live CD. MCNLive is a live CD based purely on Mandriva Linux and was designed for use with most common desktop and notebook computers. Like Mandriva, MCNLive comes with almost every essential tool including networking utilities, internet tools, multimedia software, graphical tools and office applications. Just about everything the average Linux computer user might need can be found in MCNLive. Another great feature is the included easy to use graphical installer that allows a user to install MCNLive to a USB device. There is even an installer to install to an internal hard disk.
How to make a "MEPIS 8 USB Key" using the official "MEPIS System Assistant" produced by MEPIS to create the MEPIS 8 Flash drive. This USB creation process is accomplished while running from the Live CD. SimplyMEPIS 8 is based on a stable Debian 5 core using the 2.6.27 Linux kernel. MEPIS Linux is a product founded by Warren Woodford.