Friday, February 5, 2010

Linux on USB ?

Yes, it's possible to run an Operating System from USB, as long as there's an ISO live cd files. I've already try some linux distro (eg: Ubuntu, openSUSE, Back|track, Linux Mint, etc).

Okay, i tell you how to make it:
1. Prepare an empty USB flashdisk (formatted) which can fit the ISO live cd files.

2. Download the ISO Live CD files from any linux distro. If you like to use Ubuntu, then download the latest Ubuntu ISO here , or if you want to try the latest Back|track, you can find it here.

3. Download Unetbootin or you can use Win32DiskImager.

4. After finish downloading, now you can try to make an bootable USB:
a. If using Unetbootin:
- open unetbootin
- tick the diskimage radio button and browse the ISO files. in my case, i am using Linuxmint iso.
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- choose your USB flashdisk drive. in my case, it was F drive
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- Click OK and wait until it was finish. The you can choose to reboot if you want to try your Bootable usb linux OR not if you want to try it later.

b. If using Win32DiskImager
- Extract win32diskimager
- Run Win32diskimager.exe
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- 1 -> browse the iso files here.
- 2 -> this is the usb drive
- 3 -> press Write button
- 4 -> this is the progress bar
- Wait until it finish, then you can try the bootable linux usb drive.

5. Don't forget to set your first booting to USB drive. You can set the boot drive from BIOS.


Do not hesitate to ask me if you have any further questions..

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

cool bro

jon said...

thanks for sharing this information bro... i want to install backtrack to my notebook... keep sharing

the-ware said...

@anonymous: thanks bro
@jon : thanks for visiting, let me know if there's problem to make bootable backtrack live usb.

blog buat bisnis said...

bro...link loe dah g pasang...

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