Sunday, 17 February 2008

Linux Mint on a USB flash drive

I've succeeded in getting Linux Mint installed on a 2GB USB flash drive, and it runs really well from there! The install from Windows I mentioned earlier didn't work, so I used this one for installing Ubuntu Gutsy from a Live CD and that worked fine! Even Compiz-Fusion works on it!
Mint is a great distro, and ideal for this purpose because it already comes preloaded with everything you need (Java, Flash, MP3 playback etc), so I can now take it anywhere and be able to use Linux from someone else's computer. It's also handy because in easierbuntu I sometimes struggle to remember what things are called in Gnome, being primarily a KDE man. As the USB drive will boot quicker than a Live CD, I can check things in Gnome quickly and easily.

1 comment:

Martin Larsson said...

I also tried the mint-installg guide, and failed. So I decided I'd try the Ubuntu guide you mentioned instead. I have a few questions though:
Did you follow the guide exactly, or did you have to change anything (filenames etc)? I suppose this tutorial is making the Mint-installation persistent, am I right?