Install PCLinuxOS 2007 to a USB Drive

The following tutorial covers the process of installing PCLinuxOS 2007 to a USB flash drive using our custom script and Windows. PCLinuxOS 2007 is based on Mandriva kernel and utilizes an easy to navigate KDE desktop environment.

With over 2GB of compressed data, Open Office, Firefox, Thunderbird, Frostwire, Ktorrent, Amarok, Flash, Java JRE and Beryl 3D are just a few of the many included applications you will find on the Live CD. Making it a great candidate to install to a USB flash drive.

By installing PCLOS to a flash drive via this tutorial, the USB bootable version will act just like the Live CD. There is no persistence feature available by default.

PCLinuxOS 2007

PCLinuxOS 2007 on USB

Prerequisites for installing PCLOS 2007 on USB

  • 1GB or larger USB flash drive
  • Windows Host PC to prepare the files
  • PC that can boot from a USB device

Installing PCLinuxOS 2007 to a USB flash drive

This tutorial is obsolete! This tutorial or version of PCLOS Linux is old.

Please use the Universal USB Boot Installer instead, as it should be used to install the latest version.

  1. Download and launch fixpclos.exe, a PCLInuxOS folder is created.
  2. Download PCLinuxOS ISO file and move it to the folder.
  3. Navigate to that folder and run fixpclos.bat
  4. Move the contents from the PCLOS folder to your USB device.
  5. From the USB device, run makeboot.bat to make the drive bootable.
  6. Restart your PC and set the system BIOS or Boot Menu to boot from the USB device.

If all goes well, you should now have PC Linux OS 2007 up and running on your bootable USB drive.