In this USB Puppy Linux tutorial we illustrate how to easily Create a Puppy Linux USB Flash Drive using the Universal installer included on the CD. Puppy is a unique Linux compilation created by Barry Kauler in 2003. This super small distribution contains many useful tools and utilities while remaining tiny. Early versions of Puppy Linux would even fit on a USB stick as small as 256MB. Which makes it great to install to those older thumb drives you might still have sitting around.
Puppy Linux Desktop Screenshot
Distribution Home Page: puppylinux.org
Minimum Flash Drive Capacity: 128MB
Persistent Feature: Yes
What you need to create a Portable Puppy Flash Drive
- 256MB or larger USB Stick
- PC with a CD reader/burner
- Puppy ISO and a blank disk
USB Puppy Flash Drive Installation process
Puppy Linux contains it’s own Universal Installer so installation is fairly straightforward.
- Download Puppy linux ISO and burn the ISO to CD.
- Start your computer via the Puppy CD.
- Once Puppy has loaded, from the Taskbar, Click: Start > Setup > Puppy universal installer
- Follow the onscreen instructions which will walk you through the Puppy USB installation process
- When finished with the Puppy USB install, reboot your PC and go into system BIOS to change your boot order to boot from the USB device
- Save your settings and reboot your PC to enjoy running Puppy Linux from USB