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Old 11-03-2012, 12:30 AM   #1
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Live USB with Mint? - Anybody know how?

Can you configure Mint to boot from a thumb drive? - Anybody know how? That would be great to have in my tech kit.
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Get Unetbootin or any other similar tool.
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There are a few ways to install a modern linux to a usb storage device.

One is to use tools like suggested above and how to articles from Choices include persistence.

Another is to use the distro's own directions.

Another is to use dd to copy a hybrid iso image to the flash.

One can even use wubi to make a usb install.

What I do is just install the distro to the usb just as if it were a real hard drive. There are some gotcha's where you have to either disable the internal hard drive or be very careful when reading the installer. I use a virtual machine to be safe (and I am lazy). What you get is a complete install that will generally boot to systems that can boot to a usb hard drive. Some bios and usb devices may need to be looked at or modified by flip bit or HP's usb tool.
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I found Unetbootin and it works every time. Simply build a memory stick as a Linux boot device from any iso.


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