Install STUX Linux to a USB Flash Drive using the CD

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.

As Mark, a Pendrivelinux subscriber pointed out, STUX includes a USB installer script which makes USB installation from the STUX Live CD a snap.

STUX GNU/Linux Screenshot running from a USB flash drive:

STUX ships with the KDE desktop and contains various desktop wallpapers that give it a Gothic look and feel.

STUX Desktop

How to install STUX Linux to a USB flash drive:

  1. Download the STUX ISO and burn it to a CD
  2. Start your PC from the STUX Live CD
  3. Insert your USB flash drive
  4. Open the S “STUX Control Center” and navigate to Setup > Live CD > Install STUX > Install on USB Key
  5. STUX Control Center

  6. Next, select your target USB device and click Ok to begin the install. Note that all information on your USB flash drive will be deleted.
  7. Installing STUX to the USB flash drive

  8. STUX will perform its installation process to your USB flash drive.
  9. STUX performing install to USB

  10. Once the installation has finished, close the window and reboot your PC
  11. Remove the STUX Live CD and set your system BIOS or Boot Menu to boot from the USB flash drive

If all has gone well, you should now be booting from your USB flash drive containing STUX Linux.

Setting up STUX Persistence feature (save and restore changes):

  1. Open the S “STUX Control Center” and navigate to Setup -> Live CD -> Save persistent configuration
  2. STUX Control Panel2

  3. Next, ensure that the USB flash drive partition is selected, then simply move the slider to your desired persistent img size and click save
  4. STUX Persistent image creation

    Now, upon next reboot, your changes should be saved and restored upon subsequent boots.