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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.
My Slax Creator is a great tool to use for remastering your ISO’s. You can also use it to extract your ISO to a USB Stick or burn to a CD. There are quite a few nice options in My Slax Creator… I have not found it to be 100% bug-proof, but it does have some great features and will get the job done.
PCLinuxOS is a clean, compact and beautiful Live Linux CD compilation created and headed by Texstar. PCLOS was originally based on Mandriva Linux and could comfortably fit on just about any flash drive. Back in the day, the MiniMe version was one of my favorite Live Linux distributions, taking up less than 512MB of space. In the following tutorial, I’ll cover how to run this distribution from a USB device. Upon completion, you should end up with a USB Bootable PCLinuxOS operating system that you can bring with you on a flash drive.
Ophcrack is an open source Windows password recovery utility that uses rainbow tables to find passwords. It can be run from Windows, Linux or Live CD. The following tutorial explains how to install and boot Ophcrack from a portable USB device. Since the Live CD version (running from a SLAX now SliTaz core) is already available, creating USB Ophcrack is similar to converting any other Live Linux CD to USB and now they even offer their own tazusb.exe installer.
Create a MCNLive Flash Drive using the Live CD. MCNLive is a live CD based purely on Mandriva Linux and was designed for use with most common desktop and notebook computers. Like Mandriva, MCNLive comes with almost every essential tool including networking utilities, internet tools, multimedia software, graphical tools and office applications. Just about everything the average Linux computer user might need can be found in MCNLive. Another great feature is the included easy to use graphical installer that allows a user to install MCNLive to a USB device. There is even an installer to install to an internal hard disk.
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).