Install Linux Mint 6 KDE to a Flash Drive using the CD

The following tutorial explains how to put Linux Mint 6 Felicia KDE on a USB Flash Drive via the USB-Creator (created by Ubuntu). The Linux Mint 6 KDE edition is based on Kubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex, the Linux 2.6.27 kernel and, Xorg 7.4. The KDE version of Linux Mint ships with KDE 4.2 and Amarok 2.0.

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Minimum Flash Drive Capacity: 2GB

Persistent Feature: Yes

USB Linux Mint 6 KDE creation essentials:

  • 2GB or larger USB device
  • LinuxMint-6-KDE.iso (+ a torrent client to perform the download)
  • DVD Reader/Burner

Installing Linux Mint 6 KDE to a USB Flash Drive via the Live CD

  1. Download the LinuxMint-6-KDE.iso.torrent
  2. Proceed to download the ISO using your favorite torrent client
  3. Burn the ISO to a DVD
  4. Start your Computer from the Linux Mint DVD
  5. (1) Click the Linux Mint Start Menu Icon (2) From the search box, type term (3) click the Terminal option that appears Launch the terminal from Linux Mint 6 KDE
  6. From the Terminal, (1) Type sudo su and press Enter. Then Type apt-get install usb-creator and press EnterInstalling the USB-Creator in Linux Mint 6 KDE
  7. Once the USB Creator screen appears, insert your USB Flash Drive
  8. (1) Select your USB disk to use from the list (2) Select the option Stored in reserved extra space and (3) drag the slider for the capacity you would like to use for storing changes persistently (4) Click Make a Startup Diskusb creator
  9. The USB Creator will now proceed to install Linux Mint 6 KDE edition to your USB deviceusb creator install
  10. Once installation has finished, click Quit Once the USB Creator has finished, click Quit

Correcting the Linux Mint 6 KDE syslinux.cfg file:

Although the installation is complete. The syslinux.cfg file still needs to be modified to allow for persistence.

  1. Download (right click and save link as) the new syslinux.cfg file that contains the persistence menu option
  2. Copy the new syslinux.cfg file to the syslinux directory on your USB device, overwriting the old syslinux.cfg file
  3. Finally, reboot your system, remove the Linux Mint DVD and set your boot options to boot from the USB device

If all goes well, you should now be presented with your very own USB Linux Mint 6 KDE edition that will allow you to save and restore your basic changes.