Install SLAX to a Flash Drive from Windows

How to Create a SLAX Flash Drive from Windows. In the following tutorial we show you how easy it is to install SLAX Linux to a USB Flash Drive from within Windows. Created by Tomas Matejicek, SLAX is a tiny 200MB Linux distribution. It is essentially a stripped down version of Slackware Linux. And is also offered in a compressed tar format for extraction to a USB stick. It also features the ability add or remove modules on the fly and save your changes persistently for use on subsequent boots.

 

Portable SLAX on Bootable USB

SLAX on USB

Distribution Home Page: slax.org

Minimum Flash Drive Capacity: 256MB

Persistent Feature: Yes

USB Bootable Flash Drive creation essentials

  • USB flash drive
  • SLAX*.iso
  • Universal USB Installer
  • A Windows PC to Perform the Install

How to Create a SLAX USB Flash Drive

  1. Download and then launch the Universal USB Installer
  2. Select SLAX, and then follow the onscreen instructions.
  3. Once the script has finished, reboot your computer, set your BIOS or Boot Menu to boot from the USB device and then save your settings. On next boot, you should finally have a successful launch of your Portable SLAX.