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Hi all. I'd lik to test various linux distros on an old platform, but I don't have a CD burner. Is it possible to "burn" an ISO image to a ...
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    "burning" ISO on USB pen


    Hi all.
    I'd lik to test various linux distros on an old platform, but I don't have a CD burner.
    Is it possible to "burn" an ISO image to a USB pen?
    I've tried with Damn Small Linux instructions but it doesn't work.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks a lot.

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    If it really is an old system (older than mid Pentium 4 era) the chances are the system won't boot from USB to run this anyway. Have you considered using virtualisation such as qemu or VirtualBox?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigtomrodney View Post
    If it really is an old system (older than mid Pentium 4 era) the chances are the system won't boot from USB to run this anyway. Have you considered using virtualisation such as qemu or VirtualBox?
    Yes, but it isn't what I need.
    Anyway the BIOS support USB boot: the problem I had with Damn Small Linux was a syslog message of wrong kernel image.

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    I used to boot Slax from USB. The downside is I think you need to run it from CD to install it to disk, or at least you did in the older versions.

    Check out this link, I hope it helps (particularly the Linux Mint section) -

    How to Install Linux to a USB flash pen drive using Windows | USB Pen Drive Linux

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