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  1. #1

    Install Puppy direct from USB-- no CD/DVD

    I wish to install Puppy Linux to laptop from USB. I have downloaded the .iso to another computer but there is no CD/DVD writer. Can I build boot files direct to USB?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2004
    arch linux
    Hello and welcome to the forums!

    Unetbootin should be able to install Puppy for you without a CD/DVD drive:

    UNetbootin - Homepage and Downloads

  3. #3
    Linux Guru
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Tucson AZ
    Which operating system do you have on your "other computer"?
    If it is windows, you can follow the instructions on the link below and install Puppy to the USB, put the USB stick with Puppy installed in your laptop, set the BIOS to boot from the USB and when it boots to the Desktop, click on the Menu tab in the lower left corner, move up to System and Puppy Universal Installer. Follow the directions. If you are not familiar with Linux, I would suggest you read one of the many tutorials available for installing Puppy to a hard drive.

    Put Lucid Puppy on USB Flash Drive from Windows | USB Pen Drive Linux

    You can also use unetbootin. See the link below:

    UNetbootin - Homepage and Downloads

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    Thank you Yancek and Ozar -- both helpful replies. I guess i should have Googled a bit harder ! Will post success here when I get it working. Thanks.

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