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Consider also that kernel partition is ISO formatted, so during the update a re-write of this partition is performed. Just for fun, I’ve even ran the stick on a computer with no hard drive. This particular Linux distro is of less than MB. Many applications are included out of the box. You need 2 USB drives, or to use a live DVD for the initial installer, but other than that it works fine with Ubuntu at least, haven’t tested anything else. You can install any softwares you want. Want to turn back the clock to the “Human” theme?

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There are many ways in which a USB drive can still come in handy, including keeping your computer secure. It currently triple-boots Win XP I know, don’t say it! By booting into a special Linux distribution, you can scan your system for problems, and resolve them.

5 Best Linux Distros for Installation on a USB Stick

When that was no longer supported, I put Linux on it. Wow, thanks for such a detailed comment on the best tools! Even file manager don’t have any features except basic one, unlike one in Linux Mint.

People like the ability to pick from different applications, wild the PC still functions correctly. Easyest to install on usb is Slax.


Updates and new versions are still regularly released. How to Run Windows Programs on Linux? I hope it will be helpful for you, if you have questions regarding this article, please feel free to ask in the comment section below.

Another is built around Ubuntu So this are the ones with most eye candy but do not lack in productivity. This feature makes sure that the system changes made by the user stay unchanged while future uses. Many applications are included out of the box.

7 Best Portable Linux Distro to Boot and Run from USB

But if you are so unfamiliar to linux as to think Gnome3 is the only window manager available, it is probably beyond your skills. We have been updated the article with the changes. The USB can be set-up any time you want but its not wise to use it over a week or so without renewing it. Damn Small Linux packs many applications such as Firefox, VNC viewer, file manager, instant messenger, and even a linuxflru server.

Congratulations, you have successfully installed your own Linux OS on your pen drive to use it on any PC. I use that one if I have to use someone else’s machine and when I need GParted.

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I do that, selecting “use Intel drivers, x resolution” I used all the options, I tried with both versions trying all the options, to no avail. Clean your Mac in A Few Clicks. The good is that it has a gui for Photorec and DDrescue, for those who are scared by command line: It works nicely on my laptop which I used for installation, but on my PC the system almost freezes after like 2 min or so.


Many distributions come with this pre-installed. Knoppix is a well established and stable Linux distro. Live Linux systems have advanced since then. For office package Libre office is available. I never heard of it or seen it before but I found it while searching for a distro that I could stick with and stop “trying” one or two distros a week.

How to Install Linux OS on USB Drive and Run it On Any PC

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Nowadays the alternative is the best choice 32 or 64 bit unless you have a very very old machine:

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