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Resources and Credits

This page outlines the Websites containing the Live Linux distributions, emulation software, boot tools, extraction software, and other resources that might be used in our Pendrivelinux tutorials. In addition to these resources, those that have volunteered their work are listed as well. This list is being provided to give credit to these resources!

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Example Base Linux Distributions and Live CDs

Debian – "The Universal Operating System"

Debian is a registered trademark of Software in the Public Interest Inc.

Slackware – Slackware Linux

Slackware® is a registered trademark of Slackware Linux, Inc.

Mandriva – Formerly known as Mandrake Linux

Debian Live – Official Debian Live CD, Live USB and Make Live Script offerings

Ubuntu – (By Canonical) Gnome Community developed Linux OS based on Debian

Ubuntu is a trademark of Canonical Ltd.

Xubuntu – (By Canonical) XFCE Community developed Linux OS based on Debian

Xubuntu is a trademark of Canonical Ltd.

Kubuntu – (By Canonical) KDE Community developed Linux OS based on Debian

Kubuntu is a trademark of Canonical Ltd.

PCLinuxOS – (By Texstar) Nice clean Live Linux version based on Mandriva

SLAX – (By Tomas Matejicek) Simple Live Linux version based on Slackware

NimbleX – Another Small and Simple Live Linux version based on Slackware

DSL – (By John Andrews) Another super tiny Live Linux OS based on Debian

Knoppix – (By Klaus Knopper) Live version based on Debian that contains many useful tools

Feather Linux – Live Linux Knoppix remaster

Puppy Linux – Live Linux OS written by Barry Kauler

Runt Linux – (By Joel Ebel) Another tiny distro based on Slackware

MCNLive – Remaster or Remix based on Mandriva Linux

gOS – Based on Ubuntu with an Enlightenment Window manager

CrunchBang linux – Based on Ubuntu with an OpenBox Window manager

Linux Mint – Elegant remix based on Ubuntu Linux

Gentoo – Popular distribution named after the Gentoo Penguin

OpenSUSE – The free version of SUSE Linux

Fedora – Another community driven Linux distribution

MEPIS – A Desktop Remix based on Debian/Ubuntu

EasyPeasy -A Netbook Distro Based on Ubuntu

SliTaz – A minimal and very fast Linux Distro that can be run from RAM

RIP Linux – Linux and Windows System Recovery Software

Clonezilla – Free Disk Cloning and Partitioning Software

Eeebuntu – Netbook Distro Based on Ubuntu, optimized for Asus eeePC

xPUD – Minimal Netbook Distro by PENK

Crunchbang – Ubuntu remix with an OpenBox Window Manager

Parted Magic – Free Partitioning Distro

Sugar – Educational Distro for Kids

Fedora – Open Source Linux Distro Based on RedHat

Bootable Software Tools

(USB Booting Tools and Extraction Software)


Universal USB Installer Universal USB Installer

PDL Casper-RW Creator PDL Casper-RW Creator Source Code

*No longer supported – MultiBootISOs

Syslinux – (By H. Peter Anvin) Bootloader that can be used to make a USB drive bootable.

Grub4DOS – © the Gna! people.

7-Zip – Open Source utility that can be used to extract ISO's and unzip files.

NSIS – (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) Used for some of the Windows based Linux USB Installers.

(Emulation Software Resources)

VirtualBox – Virtual machine emulation software.

coLinux – A port of the Linux Kernel to Windows (allows Linux to run as an application in windows).

QEMU – (By Fabrice Bellard) Virtual machine emulation software.

(Other Free "Not Open Source" but useful Tools)

HP USB Format ToolA tool that can be used within Windows to format USB Devices (created by Hewlett-Packard)

Install PCLinuxOS MiniMe to a Flash Drive in Windows

PCLinuxOS is a clean, compact and beautiful Live Linux CD compilation created and headed by Texstar. PCLOS is based on Mandriva Linux and will comfortably fit on a 512MB USB stick. PCLinuxOS, was back in the day, one of my favorite Live Linux distributions. In the following tutorial, I cover one way to run Minime p93a from USB. Upon completion, you should end up with a PCLinuxOS Minime p93a that you can bring with you on a flash drive.

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Create a MiniMe 2008 USB Flash Drive from Windows

The following tutorial will show you how to easily install PCLinuxOS MiniMe 2008 to a USB flash drive using Windows. This enables a user to quickly create a portable version of PCLinuxOS MiniMe 2008 without having to go through the redundant steps of burning the iso to a CD and then booting from the CD to perform the USB flash drive install from another iso. We really like the latest release of MiniMe from PCLinuxOS and think you will enjoy it as well.

PCLinuxOS MiniMe 2008 is simple, small, clean and works very well on a USB flash pendrive.

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Install PCLinuxOS MiniMe 2008 to Flash Drive via CD

The following tutorial covers the process of creating a PCLinuxOS MiniMe 2008 USB flash drive via the intuitive Make LiveUSB installer that is included with the Live CD. Although the MakeLiveUSB script is not perfect, it does get most of the job done. However, there are some additional steps necessary to make your Portable PCLinuxOS MiniMe work properly.

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Install PCLinuxOS MiniMe to a Flash Drive from CD

This tutorial covers the process of installing PCLinuxOS MiniMe to a USB flash thumb drive from within a Linux operating environment (using the Live CD). PCLinuxOS ranks as our second favorite Distro, trailing just behind Ubuntu. For this tutorial, we are booting from the PCLinuxOS MiniMe CD and using this as the installation platform, however, the installation procedure will work from other environments as well.

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OLD PCLinuxOS MiniMe Setting up a persistent home

This tutorial will show you how to use a persistent home from within PCLinuxOS MiniMe on a USB stick. A persistent home should allow you to save your settings and changes to the USB stick so that they may easily be restored upon subsequent reboots. Please note that this tutorial will only work on the older releases of PCLinuxOS (releases previous to this post date 03/09/06).

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PCLinuxOS Cheatcodes

PCLinuxOS Cheatcodes These PCLinuxOS cheat or boot codes allow you to override PCLinuxOS defaults by modifying the boot process to suite your specific needs. The codes can be used on their own as specified on the syslinux initial boot command line or can be combined with more than one boot code option listed below.

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