Install Linux Mint 6 to a Flash Drive in Windows

Create a Linux Mint 6 Persistent Flash Drive using Windows. The following tutorial covers how to install, boot and run Linux Mint from a USB device using Windows and our custom USB Installer script to create a portable Linux Mint Flash Drive. Linux Mint 6 Felicia is a remix of Ubuntu Linux 8.10. Originally launched as a variant of Ubuntu with integrated media codecs, Linux Mint has developed into an elegant Linux distribution. Linux Mint is currently maintained by Clement Lefebvre.

Note: The Linux Mint Persistent feature works just as it does in Ubuntu, allowing you to save and restore your changes.

Linux Mint 6 Felicia Screenshot:

Linux Mint 6 Screenshot

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Minimum Flash Drive Capacity: 2GB

Persistent Feature: Yes

Linux Mint Flash Drive creation essentials:

  • 2GB or Larger USB Flash Drive (Fat32 formatted)
  • Linux Mint ISO
  • Universal USB Installer

How to create a Linux Mint Flash Drive from Windows:

  1. Download the LinuxMint-6.iso
  2. Download and run the Universal USB Installer and follow the onscreen instructions.
  3. Reboot your PC and set your system BIOS or Boot Menu to boot from the USB device, save your changes and reboot booting from the USB memory stick.

Upon reboot, you should have a successful launch of USB Linux Mint (Portable Linux Mint) from your flash memory stick.