Universal Linux Boot Drive

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Booting with USB Thumb Drives

With many newer computers (desktops and laptops), you may need to do some adjustments to BIOS settings to be able to boot with USB thumb drive! See below.

We suggest to start with this one (for specific models - see below): Generic Legacy USB Booting Instructions
-DELL Legacy USB Booting Instructions
-HP Legacy USB Booting Instructions
-Intel Legacy USB Booting Instructions
-SONY Legacy USB Booting Instructions
-Lenovo Legacy Boot Instructions

      This is a bootable USB flash drive that contains the best Linux Operating Systems for every type of use! Operating systems come in 32 bit and 64 bit and can be installed on a standard PC as well as Apple MAC computers. Generic drivers (Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Display, etc.) are integrated into the operating systems. Install or Run directly from USB alongside Windows or Apple MAC OS X Live!

    Linux Operating Systems Included (PC and Apple MAC bootable): (If for any reason x64 bit version fails to install >> try x32 version)
  • Linux Elementary OS (great for anything) 64bit
  • Linux Ubuntu MATE OS (another great general Linux distribution) 64bit
  • Linux Fedora Sugar Labs OS (for children learning) 32bit / 64bit
  • Linux Tails OS (the most secure / private) 64bit
  • AV Linux (audio, video and publishing production) 64bit
  • Linux Kubuntu (for old and new hardware systems) 32bit /64bit

    System requirements:
  • PC Computer (any brand) with USB 2.0 / 3.0 port which can boot with USB drive
  •    *** Sometimes you may need to adjust your BIOS settings to allow booting with USB!

  • Bootable USB ability only needed for bootable tools
  • NO internet connection required, everything you need is on the USB drive!

    INSTRUCTIONS: How to boot with USB drive:

    (it may sometimes not boot or give errors when trying to boot into utilities, in such case, please shut down the computer, then try booting with USB again)

    Apple MAC / Macintosh

  • Turn on the computer and immediately hold Option / Alt key, then select: “Windows”

  • PC / Windows

  • Restart your computer and wait for that first screen to pop up. Often, it'll say something like "Press F12 to Choose Boot Device" somewhere on the screen. Start tapping that key. If for any reason it won’t work – restart your PC and try again.

  • Please note, for different computer brands, there may be different key for triggering the boot medium: The key is usually "F1," F2," F10," "Del" or "Esc.", here is the list of common brands and the corresponding boot menu keys:
  •     >> ACER: Esc, F9, F12

        >> Apple: Option / Alt key

        >> ASUS: Esc, F8

        >> COMPAQ: Esc, F9

        >> DELL: F12

        >> EMACHINES: F12

        >> HP: Esc, F9

        >> INTEL: F10

        >> IBM LENOVO: F12 (or Fn+F12), F10, F8

        >> NEC: F5

        >> PACKARD BELL: F8

        >> SAMSUNG: Esc, F12

        >> SONY: F10, F11

        >> TOSHIBA: F12

  • Once the menu comes up, select the USB option and press Enter.
  •     It may show: “Press any key to boot from USB” during which you have several seconds to press any key to continue - please observe the computer screen if it asks for it.

You can install Linux alongside Windows (Please note: Sometimes you need to Shrink the C:\ drive for some unallocated space in Windows first, before you can install Linux alongside! You can find instructions on how to do it HERE) and Apple MAC OS X (there is some advanced knowledge required to actually install Linux alongside Apple MAC OS X, but you can easily use it live (Desktop version only, Server – you have to install!) with the USB plugged in)! You can also install as many operating systems as you want. With multiple operating systems – at the initial boot it will give you a menu where you can select which operating system you want to boot. (You can as well erase the hard drive and install each OS as the only one)

Linux Operating System Distros included:

Linux Elementary OS (generic for anything: gaming, MineCraft, web, etc.)

Elementary OS is the most beautiful Linux OS. The reason is simple!

In order to provide a consistent experience across core apps (such as browser or text editor), there are tons of picked applications, which fit neatly into their own design philosophy - for example Midori instead of Firefox or Chrome.

Elementary OS is obviously inspired by Apple Mac OS X as there is a dock, top panel and applications main buttons are on the left side; theme also looks like Apple Macbook!

It's very neat OS and awesome!

Find more info / specs HERE!

Linux Mint Ubuntu MATE OS (best for laptops – for anything)

Laptops, unlike desktop PCs may not be that mighty when it comes to hardware and there are possibilities of proprietary hardware. This is where Mint Ubuntu MATE does the job the best. Based on Ubuntu, MATE makes it extremely easy to deal with any proprietary hardware and put it into the most effective perspective.

In addition, MATE offers a great balance between performance and resource. The interface of MATE is very user-friendly, no learning curve, and looks extremely polished on laptops.

MATE is managing resources more towards your applications, which also translates into better battery life capacity.

Find more info / specs HERE!

Linux Sugar Labs OS (Fedora SoaS Live) (for children learning)

Sugar is a Fedora-based Linux OS, which is aimed at educators and children. While there are some other Linux OS for kids, Sugar is not just a collection of software for kids, it's actually backed by a whole team of professionals whose goal is to create a platform for education. The project was built via collaboration between: “The One Laptop Per Child”, “Pentagram”, and “Red Hat”.

Find more info / specs HERE!

Linux Tails OS (the most secure / private)

With the situation of privacy becoming more and more an issue, if you want to be fully privately and securely protected from government, hackers and other “big brothers” watching you over, this is for you!

Tails (The Amnesic Incognito Live System) is the best Linux OS you can get to maintain privacy and anonymity. The OS forces all connections to be routed via Tor, while blocking all direct connections. Since the OS is designed to run as a Live CD there are no 'traces' left on the hard drive to “sniff”.

Tails doesn't need any further “advertisement” as according to a Der Spiegel’s article, the NSA itself, declared it a 'major threat' to its mission. Wanna stay secure and anonymous? You got it!

Find more info / specs HERE!

AV Linux (audio and video production)

AV Linux is NOT an actual Linux ‘Distribution’ in the proper sense, mainline Distributions are large organizations which have full development teams and support infrastructure (ie Debian, Ubuntu, OpenSUSE etc.). AV Linux is a niche project maintained by a single developer derived from the Debian/GNU Linux “Testing” Distribution which is utilized to create a independent, focused and specialized platform for Multimedia Content Creation using Linux. It is made available as a freely shared 32 and 64bit downloadable and installable ISO Image created from a carefully pre-configured snapshot. AV Linux is essentially a collected and combined showcase of the phenomenal work of Open-Source and Commercial Audio developers from all over the planet and celebrates and presents their work organized in an easy-to-use fashion. In addition to a hardware-friendly efficient XFCE4 Desktop a low-latency Audio environment is provided with a custom ‘RT’ kernel and JACK Audio Connection Kit. Are you a Linux developer? A full, robust development suite is included for software developers and the leading Audio/Video/Graphics applications are included or available for installation from the Debian or included KXStudio software repositories!

Username: isotester
Password: avl64
Root Password: avl64admin

Find more info / specs HERE!

Linux Kubuntu (for old and new hardware systems)

Kubuntu is an operating system built by a worldwide community of developers, testers, supporters and translators.

Kubuntu is a free, complete, and open-source alternative to Windows and Mac OS X which contains everything you need to work, play or share. Check out the Feature Tour if you would like to learn more!

Find more info / specs HERE!

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