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How to create MX Linux bootable USB drive

When most of the Laptops or PCs are now without CD/DVD drive in such as circumstances most of the time we use bootable Drive to install operating systems whether it is MX Linux or Windows. MX Linux is another open-source Linux distro based on AntiX and MEPIS, I am not going to discuss it more; because if you are here then you already know about it. Thus, let’s see how to flash a USB drive with MX Linux to make it bootable. We are performing this tutorial on Windows as well as Linux.

  1. Download MX Linux Distro’s ISO image (link to know more).
  2. Get the portable Rufus (link), meant for Windows to create a bootable media drive.
  3. Run Rufus.exe under administrative rights.
  4. Connect a USB drive to your computer.
  5. Click on the Device drop-down box and select your connect Pen Drive.
  6. Now, click on the Select button.
  7. A file explorer will open navigate to downloaded MX Linux ISO image and select it.
  8. After all the above steps, simply click on the START button to flash the USB drive.
  9. Wait for few minutes your MX Linux bootable USB drive will be ready.
  10. Boot the system with it where you want to install this lightweight Linux distro.

 

How to create bootable MX Linux USB Drive

 

If you already using some Linux OS such as Ubuntu or CentOS and on that, you want to create a bootable USB drive of MX Linux then follow below steps:

On CentOS install Fedora Media Writer, for that the command is:

sudo dnf install mediawriter

To run it:

sudo mediawriter

To install Fedora Media Writer on Ubuntu 18.04/19.04:

sudo apt install flatpak
sudo apt install gnome-software-plugin-flatpak
flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
flatpak install flathub org.fedoraproject.MediaWriter
flatpak run org.fedoraproject.MediaWriter

Now, click on custom image option. 

Fedora MEdia writer to create bootable USB drive

Select the USB drive and click on the Write to Disk button.

create MX linux bootable media on Ubuntu Linux



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