Flash drive installs using Live CD Category
How to Create a Kubuntu Live USB Flash Drive while running from the Live CD. In the following segment, I explain how I used 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 restore changes at each boot. Kubuntu, is a fork of Ubuntu that utilizes the KDE desktop environment instead of Gnome.
How to create a Xubuntu Live USB Flash Drive while running from the Live CD. The following segment explains how I put Xubuntu on a Flash Drive via Ubuntu's Official Startup Disk Creator. Additionally, I used Ubuntu's Casper Persistence option which enabled me to save and restore basic changes on subsequent boots. Xubuntu is an official fork of Ubuntu that utilizes a XFCE desktop instead of Gnome. Xubuntu was also designed to use less system resources than Ubuntu or Kubuntu.
How to Create an Ubuntu Live USB Persistent Flash Drive from a running Live CD: In the following segment I show you how I used 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 Linux distribution created by Canonical Ltd
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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In the following section we show you one way to create a Linux Mint 8 Flash Drive using the Ubuntu USB Startup Disk Creator while running from a Linux Mint 8 Live CD. Linux Mint 8 is a remix based on Ubuntu 9.10 that sports a new look and integrated media codecs. After completing this segment, you should have a USB Linux Mint 8 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 Flash Drive using the Persistent Dreamlinux Installer while running from the Live CD. DreamLinux is a remix based on Debian Linux that features useful applications like 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.
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.
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.
In the following Knoppix 6.0 (MicroKnoppix) Linux USB installation tutorial, we show you how to Install Knoppix 6.0 Adriane on a USB flash drive using the built in "Flash-Knoppix" installer on the Live CD. Knoppix 6.0 Adriane (Audio Desktop Reference Implementation And Networking Environment) v1.1 was released 01/28/2009 by Klaus Knopper and has been completely rebuilt from scratch to be based on the Debian Lenny Kernel.
The following tutorial covers the process of creating a CrunchBang Linux USB Flash Drive by typing a few commands while running from the CrunchBang Live CD. In addition, the casper persistence feature will be utilized to allow a user to save and restore changes automatically. CrunchBang Linux is based on Ubuntu, featuring a lightweight Openbox window manager.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this simple USB Puppy Linux tutorial we illustrate how to easily Create a Puppy Linux USB Flash Drive using the Universal installer included on the Puppy Linux CD. Puppy is a unique Linux compilation created by Barry Kauler. It is super small, yet contains many useful tools and utilities. Most versions of Puppy Linux will fit on a 256MB USB stick. Making it great to install to those older tiny thumb drives you might have sitting around.