Run Linux Mint from a USB Flash Drive

Run Linux Mint from a Flash Drive. In the following tutorial, we cover one way to use YUMI to create your own Portable version of this distribution from within Windows. Headed by Clement Lefebvre, this distribution is based upon Ubuntu or Debian (depending on the version).  Key features include a new software manager, new backup tool, streamlined look and feel, and quicker boot times.

USB Bootable Linux Mint

Linux Mint 9 Isadora Screenshot

Distribution Home Page: linuxmint.com

Persistent Feature: Yes

Basic Essentials:

  • Computer that can boot from USB
  • Running Windows 8/10 Operating Environment
  • Flash Drive
  • LinuxMint ISO
  • YUMI

How to Create a Linux Mint Bootable USB

  1. Download and launch the YUMI Bootable USB creation software.
  2. (1) First Select your Flash Drive from the list of devices.
    (2) Then Choose Linux Mint from the list of distributions.
    (3) Then Browse to your ISO file.
    (4) Optionally, set a persistent file size for storing changes, and then click Create.
    USB Bootable Linux Mint
  3. Once the YUMI script has finished, restart your PC and set your BIOS or Boot Menu to boot from the USB device. Save your changes and then reboot.

Finally, during the next boot you should be presented with a YUMI Boot Menu that offers an option to run Live USB Linux Mint (Portable Linux Mint) from your flash drive.