Install Puppy Linux to a Flash Drive using the CD
In this simple USB Puppy Linux tutorial we illustrate how to easily Create a Puppy Linux USB Flash Drive using the Universal installer included on the Puppy Linux CD. Puppy is a unique Linux compilation created by Barry Kauler. It is super small, yet contains many useful tools and utilities. Most versions of Puppy Linux will fit on a 256MB USB stick. Making it great to install to those older tiny thumb drives you might 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