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How to install Wolvix on a USB drive

This guide can be used with Linux, Windows and Mac OSX.

Wolvix is a desktop oriented GNU/Linux distribution based on Slackware. It features the Xfce desktop environment and a comprehensive selection of development, graphics, multimedia, network and office applications. It’s mainly targeted at home users and strives to provide a balance between everyday computing tasks, creativity, work and enjoyment.
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You need:

  • A computers that’s able to boot from a USB drive
  • A working CD/DVD burner for burning yourself a Live CD (or a program for making a Live USB)
  • 1 USB drive and a CD/DVD (or 2 USB drives)
  1. Download the .iso file from (Cub is designed to fit on a 256MB USB stick, while Hunter is designed to fit on 512MB)
  2. Then burn the .iso file to a CD or DVD (Click here to get a guide: BurningIsoHowto – Community Ubuntu Documentation)
  3. Turn of the computer and boot from the Live CD (or USB):
    – This is a different procedure on almost every computer depending on which BIOS your machine is using
    – Look at the fist image that shows up when you turn on your computer there should be a text like “Click F2 to enter setup” (note that this is different for every computer and that some has different buttons for different actions)
    – Now you want to find the place where you can change the order in which your devices is going to boot, change the setting so that the CD is on the top
    – Save and exit and the system should boot from your Live CD if you have done everything right.

    My Acer’s BIOS looks like this:

  4. When this screen shows up hit [Enter]
  5. Log in. The username is root and the password is toor
  6. Then there is the fun part ^^
    – Fist click on the icon with the red ring around it
    – The window Wovix Control Panel shold show up
    – Select the tab named HD-Install
    – Select USB Install
    – Find you usb key (this process will erase everything on your drive, so remember to do a backup)
    – Hit Start install
  7. And you now you should have your very own Wolvix USB drive!

11/06/2010 at 21:24 Leave a comment

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