Install Feather Linux to a Flash Drive from Windows

The following walk-through illustrates how to install, boot, and run Feather Linux from a USB flash drive using the Universal USB Installer. Feather is yet another very small (under 128MB) clean and simple Knoppix Linux remix (based on Debian). This simple Linux distribution is relatively straight forward and super easy to use.

Feather Linux running from USB

Feather Linux Screenshot

Distribution Home Page: http://featherlinux.berlios.de

Minimum Flash Drive Capacity: 128MB

Persistent Feature: No

USB Feather Linux Prerequisites:

  • Fat32 formatted USB flash drive
  • Windows 8/10 PC
  • Feather Linux ISO
  • Universal USB Installer

Creating a USB Bootable Feather Linux

  1. Download and run Universal USB Installer, select the Feather Linux distro option and follow the onscreen instructions
  2. Reboot your PC, enter BIOS and set your boot order to boot from USB. Save your BIOS settings. On the next reboot, you should have a successful launch of Feather Linux from USB

Notes: If your system cannot boot from a USB device, you can use a floppy disk to boot Feather. Simply download the USB Boot Floppy Disk image and copy the image to your floppy disk.