Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Installing Linux Mint 11 Katya to a Bootable USB

In this part, I am going to be covering the creation of a bootable USB drive for Linux Mint 11 codename "Katya" from inside Windows so that you may start the journey into the world of Linux.

Before we get started, you will need the following:
Linux Mint Release Candidate 32-bit or 64-bit
Universal USB Installer
1gb or larger USB flash drive

- Download the appropriate Linux Mint for your architecture (if you're not sure, if your computer is capable of 64-bit operations then you are safe getting the 32-bit version).

- Once downloaded, load up Universal USB Installer and select "Linux Mint 11 RC DVD" and browse to the location of the linuxmint-11-gnome-dvd ISO file that you just downloaded.

**Alternatively, if you have a larger USB drive I believe the program can download and install both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions for you without having to do this step by selecting download the iso (Optional).

- Select the location of your flash drive and then hit the Create button.

You now have a bootable USB drive that will install Linux Mint upon reboot.

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