Install Linux Mint 7 to a Flash Drive in Windows

Create a USB Linux Mint 7 persistent flash drive using Windows. In the following tutorial, we show you how we used Windows and our custom script to create a Portable Linux Mint 7 USB flash drive. Linux Mint 7 Gloria is based on Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope and is compatible with its current repositories. Originally launched as a variant of Ubuntu with integrated media codecs, Linux Mint has developed into an elegant Linux distribution. Currently maintained by Clement Lefebvre, more information about Linux Mint can be found at the Official Linux Mint site.

Note: The persistent feature works just as it does in Ubuntu, allowing you to save and restore most of your changes.

Linux Mint 7 Gloria Screenshot:

USB Linux Mint Gloria Screenshot

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Minimum Flash Drive Capacity: 2GB

Persistent Feature: Yes

USB Linux Mint 7 Flash Drive creation essentials:

  • USB Flash Drive
  • Linux Mint ISO
  • Universal USB Installer

Linux Mint Flash Drive creation process:

  1. Download the Universal USB Installer
  2. Choose Linux Mint from the drop list 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 7) from your flash memory stick.