Linux Live distribution USB flash drive install

You learn in depth about Linux and all the things you can do with that operating system, but you could get stuck on the most trivial things like installing it to your flash drive. There are many programs and ways to install it as a Live distribution, but I found this program to be the most efficient and is easy to use.

You all know that Live editions are a one time thing – you can’t save your settings (documents, user profile…) but with the Persistence feature (if available for the selected distribution) you can. In the Persistence feature you can select the amount of space to be reserved for it. I usually take a quarter. If it’s a 4gb drive, than 1gb for persistence space.

You can download it HERE! The program is called Universal USB Installer (v1.8.9.6) – just go to to get an overview.

When you download the program, just run it and you will get to this windows.

As you can see, pick a distribution that you want to install,  ISO image of it, drive letter with which your flash drive is associated and create it (you can also format the drive to be sure 🙂

Simple as that!


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