Install MooLux to a USB Flash Drive in Windows

The following tutorial covers the process of installing MooLux Linux Live to a USB flash drive using Windows. It is a Live USB Linux distribution based on Slackware that utilizes the KDE desktop environment. This portable operating system can be taken with you containing tools for Internet browsing, email, chat, multimedia, office and software for C, Python, Perl programming tasks.

MooLux Linux

Moolux Linux

What is MooLux Linux?

MooLux is a Linux distribution, specifically a Live USB Linux distribution, based on Slackware. It utilizes the KDE desktop environment, providing users with a portable operating system that can be carried on a USB drive. Here are some of its key features:

  • Live Linux System: Based on Slackware
  • Kernel Support: Supports Aufs, squashfs, Squashfs-lzma, and Bootsplash.
  • Desktop Environment: KDE
  • Office Suite: Openoffice
  • Media Player: Kaffeine Media Player with Full Codecs from Mplayer.
  • Web Browser and Email: Firefox with Flashgot, Thunderbird, Pidgin with guification.
  • Additional Software: K3B, Grsync, Gftp, ktorrent, gparted, Gslapt, gimp, qcomicbook, StarDict, Bluefish, kchmviewer, Supertux, Wlassistant, KDEBluetooth, and many others.
  • Requirements: The minimal hardware requirements include a PIV or better (Pentium or AMD), 512 MB of RAM, no hard disk required if run as Live USB, 1GB space to install in Live Mode, and 3GB Linux partition space to install in Real Mode.

MooLux is designed to be a full system out of the box and is portable, allowing users to carry it on a USB drive. It provides tools for internet browsing, email, chat, multimedia, office tasks, and software for C, Python, and Perl programming. It can be easily expanded using packages from Slackware. It ships with a small collection of simple games.

Moolux Specifications

Distribution Home Page: Project Page
Minimum Flash Drive Capacity: 1GB
Persistent Feature: Yes

USB Moolux Flash Drive Boot Essentials

  • USB drive (A fast SSD USB flash drive is recommended)
  • Windows XP PC to create the MooLux USB Drive
  • HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool

Making a Moolux Bootable USB Flash Drive

  1. Format your flash thumb drive as Fat32.
  2. Download the zipped file.
  3. Extract the contents of the zipped archive to your USB drive.
  4. Navigate to the boot directory on the pen drive..
  5. Click bootinst.bat to install the grub loader and make the flash drive bootable.
  6. Reboot your PC into the system BIOS
    • Set your system BIOS or Boot Menu to boot from the USB device.
    • Save your changes and reboot booting from flash memory.