Create a MEPIS 8 USB Key using the Live CD

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.

Simply MEPIS 8 Desktop Screenshot

MEPIS 8.0.10 Desktop Screenshot

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Minimum Flash Drive Capacity: 1GB

Persistent Feature: No – (Will Revisit)

Essentials to create a MEPIS 8 Live USB Key:

  • A MEPIS 8 Linux CD
  • A 1GB or Larger USB Key
  • PC that can boot from USB + CD

How to Create a MEPIS USB Key from the Live CD

  1. Download SimpleMEPIS 8 ISO and burn it to a CD
  2. Restart your computer, booting from the MEPIS CD
  3. Once booted up, insert a 1GB or larger USB Key
  4. Click KMenu > System > MEPIS Settings > MEPIS System Assistant Start the MEPIS System Assistant
  5. When prompted, enter the root password and Click OKEnter root password and click OK
  6. Click the MEPIS USB Key Tab from the MEPIS System Window
  7. (1) Select your USB Key (2) Tick Format key box (3)Tick Create bootable MEPIS USB key box (4) Click ApplyUsing the MEPIS USB Key program
  8. A progress bar that will loop several times before completion. Once the MEPIS USB Flash Drive creation process has finished, you should have a bootable MEPIS 8 Flash Drive.