Install CrunchBang Linux to a Flash Drive in Windows

Create a CrunchBang Linux USB Flash Drive using Windows. The following tutorial covers the process of installing CrunchBang Linux to a USB Flash Drive from Windows. CrunchBang Linux is remix based on Ubuntu, but features a lightweight Openbox window manager with GTK+ applications. CrunchBang was designed with speed and functionality in mind.

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Minimum Flash Drive Capacity: 2GB

Persistent Feature: Yes

Essentials for creating a CrunchBang Persistent USB Flash Drive

  • CrunchBang ISO
  • Windows PC to do the conversion
  • 2GB or larger Fat 32 formatted USB Flash Drive
  • Universal USB Installer

How to Create a CrunchBang Persistent USB Flash Drive

Ensure Your flash drive is formatted as fat32 before proceeding

  1. Download and run our Universal USB Installer, select Crunchbang and follow the onscreen instructions
  2. Once the script has finished, restart your PC and set your BIOS or Boot Menu to boot from the USB device, save your changes and reboot

If all goes well, you should now be booting CrunchBang from your USB device.