Solved I need to boot the flash memory with lynux

June 4, 2011 at 21:58:25
Specs: Windows XP, 1.994 GHz / 2549 MB
How do I boot a computer - running with Win XP - from a USB flash memory with lynux?

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June 5, 2011 at 01:19:10
Try Unetbootin http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

It has option to download the ISO within the software:

http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/#...

PCLinuxOS, Linux Mint and Ubuntu are all good distro's.....



#1
June 4, 2011 at 22:12:26
Assuming your computer supports booting from a USB Flash drive, you'll need to enter your BIOS and change the boot order. You can find instructions on how to create a bootable Flash drive here:

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/


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#2
June 4, 2011 at 22:14:41
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVCx...

What's not mentioned in the video is that your machine must be able to boot from USB.

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#3
June 4, 2011 at 23:24:47
My BIOS allows USB Booting. I will try the first program but I will have to download a linux iso which I am not sure from where and dont know which "linux distribution" to choose?

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#4
June 5, 2011 at 01:19:10
✔ Best Answer
Try Unetbootin http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

It has option to download the ISO within the software:

http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/#...

PCLinuxOS, Linux Mint and Ubuntu are all good distro's.....


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#5
June 5, 2011 at 05:42:54
You'll find a list of the top 100 Linux distros at Distrowatch. The most recent releases are featured in the center column. I recommend Linux Mint but there are several versions of Mint to choose from:

http://distrowatch.com/

http://www.linuxmint.com/index.php


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#6
June 5, 2011 at 11:46:25
Ok that worked. What if I want to run a diagnostic and recovery linux based program from that USB flash? In the mint distro I couldnt see the flash memory itself and couldnt reach its files. What If I want the Linux booting to be minimal (like booting with DOS environment only) with an option to run any other program from that flash?

By the way, anyone heard of a program called ERD explorer? I heard it is a linux based which is good for diagnostic and repair. Any idea?


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#7
June 5, 2011 at 13:21:37
I'd also see pendrivelinux.com for many how-to's.


ERD is windows based. See bartsPE and UBCD4win.

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