Install Linux Mint 5 to a Flash Drive from Windows

The following USB Linux Mint creation tutorial covers how to create a Linux Mint 5 USB Flash Drive using Windows. You can then boot and run Linux Mint from the USB device. Linux Mint is a popular remix of Ubuntu Linux. Originally launched as a variant of Ubuntu with integrated media codecs, Linux Mint has developed into a very user-friendly Linux distribution. Currently maintained by Clement Lefebvre, more information about Linux Mint can be found at the Official Linux Mint site.

Linux Mint 5 Screenshot:

Linux Mint Screenshot

You’ll need the following to make a Linux Mint Live USB:

  • 1GB or Larger USB Flash Pen Drive
  • Linux Mint ISO
  • fixmint2.exe

Linux Mint USB Flash Drive Creation Process:

This tutorial is obsolete! This tutorial or version of Linux is old and has been removed. Please use the Universal USB Installer instead, as it can be used to install the latest version.

  1. Download and launch fixmint2.exe, a LinuxM folder is created
  2. Download the Linux Mint ISO and copy it to the LinuxM folder
  3. From the LinuxM folder, run fixmint.bat and follow the onscreen instructions
  4. 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 memory stick.