Sunday, July 19, 2015

Linux on USB Stick

Found a laptop laying around at home and wanted to throw linux on it. The laptop does not have an optical drive so I needed a Linux on USB solution. Here is what I did.

  1. Download the Linux distro you want to throw down.
  2. Download Win32 disk imager here:
  3. Find a USB drive that has ample space
  4. Launch the Win32 Disk Imager
  5. Browse to the ISO you downloaded in step 1
  6. Choose the USB Device you wish to lay the image down on
  7. Click the Write Button
  8. took a long time.
  9. Then slap that USB stick in your laptop and boot that mug up.

Simple as that. I went with CentOS 7 and it worked perfectly.


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