Please help with instructions to make a bootable flash drive for linux


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I want make a usb flash drive 8 GB with linux lite or ubuntu on it for my PC with windows XP . Im am totally lost to this new lite linux and more downloads when it comes to the part of getting an installer and then the lite linux for example . I tried to do this and it just dont go on the flash drive. I need a step by step simple instruction help like when do I put in the flash drive, before I download the installer ,and the lite linux and where does this download go and how do I get it onto the flash drive - would I have to toggle F12 first before and set it to use the usb flash drive boot first or what? I even searched for a installation program and the lite linux ,even went to Youtube, no one explains just what sequence to do this in a step by step simple procedure . for example what do I open first the installation download or the Linux program ,they dont tell you so thank you if you can help me with this .suzonka
 
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Rufus is easy to use and should work well with XP. I suggest you download the 32 bit version. If your pc has a 64 bit cpu then download that version.

Here is a guide to using Rufus,

http://www.wikihow.com/Use-Rufus

I would suggest installing MX-16 the 32 bit version from here, if you have a 64bit cpu then download that version.

MX-16.1_386.iso

Hope that helps.

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Puppy linux works beautifully in Windows. Very easy to install and it does everything on its own for you to boot into it. I am running it on one of my machines as it does not support standalone Linux installation.

Here is the link to it for you to try, just follow the instructions and you should be OK. Read the instructions in the first link and the second link is for the exe installer for windows, it is the 32 bit version for older computer as I assume your machine is 32 bit since you are using XP.

http://puppylinux.org/main/Download Latest Release.htm

Windows Installer (EXE installer)
Use EXE installer to install Puppy Linux in Windows PC. This involves downloading an exe installer and then clicking on it (the usual way of installing programs in Windows). Find the version you like through the links below. Note that the current release is Slacko at version 5.7, Lucid Puppy is at version 5.28, and the default PAE ISO in Slacko enables access to installed RAM in machines with more than 4 GB.

The installer will add to your boot menu (1) Linux in the first boot dialogue and (2) Grub menu for choosing how to use Puppy Linux in the second boot dialogue. The file menu.lst and a "puppy" folder containing the Puppy Linux files will be added to your hard drive.

http://www.mediafire.com/file/x9dnd9xtbv8p9zx/Slacko_Puppy_6.3.exe

I hope it helps.
 
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If you want to create a bootable disk with any linux software I suggest you download the software "unetbootin" and create the USB flash drive. it is very easy and does the job nicely.

https://unetbootin.github.io/
 

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