Install NimbleX to a Flash Drive using the CD

The following tutorial covers the process of creating a NimbleX Bootable USB flash drive using the Live CD. Much like SLAX, NimbleX is a tiny Slackware based release (less than 200MB) that was designed to fit on a 8cm CD. The screenshots and original tutorial was originally put together and then submitted by Georgescu Ciprian.

Distribution Home Page: NimbleX

Minimum Flash Drive Capacity: 256MB

Persistent Feature: Yes


  • USB flash drive 256M+
  • NimbleX ISO
  • CD Burner

NimbleX running from a Flash Drive

NimbleX Screenshot

How to create a NimbleX Bootable USB Flash Drive

    1. Download the NimbleX ISO and burn to a CD
    2. Boot your PC from the NimbleX CD
    3. From the Home icon (on the Desktop), double-click the “NimbleX USB Install” icon
    4. Press Enter or click (OK) after you have read the installer notice

USB Installer Notice

    1. Carefully select where the drive you want to install NimbleX to

Select a USB device to install NibleX to

    1. Adjust how much space to reserve for NimbleX on your USB drive

Set partition size

    1. Read the format warning and if you are sure press Enter

Warning message

    1. The next three Screenshots show the process during the install

Nimblex USB flash drive install in progress…

    1. You may have the choice to let NimbleX to save changes (persistence)

Save changes? NimbleX Persistence

    1. The last screen tells you NimbleX is now installed on USB

Finished NimbleX USB install