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Slax Guide for survival (Live Linux) USB flash-CD


Slax
(live linux) distribution proved to be an ultimate solution
for installation on a USB flash, CD,
MP3 Player, cameras and etc.

As all the above done in a few steps is the subject of this Guide.



1) How to put Slax on a USB flash drive.

1.a) Format the USB flash drive in the FAT32 filesystem. (Windows)
(MyComputer, right click on your USB flash drive, Format, File System = FAT32, start)


1.b) Download Slax for USB
http://www.slax.org/get_slax.php

1.c) Slax for USB is distributed as a TAR archive.
It is necessary to unpack it on your USB flash drives.
When you do this, you will see on your USB flash,
two new folders: boot and slax
Open the folder
boot
and run
bootinst.bat (if you're in Windows).
or
bootinst.sh (if you are in Linux).
Then it will become bootable, ie. able to raise from your USB flash drive.

1.d) Then you need to restart your computer.

Depending on the options your motherboard, it is necessary when starting
your computer keyboard press: F8 or F12 or Esc, etc..
Thus you will appear a menu where you choose your USB flash drive.
After Slax menu comes before you.



(If in your BIOS is not set options for boot from USB flash drives, you can
do so when you start your computer press the keys: Delete, etc..
Thus will appear in the menu where you can set which devices can be boot-able)

2) How to put Slax on CD.

2.a) Download Slax for CD
http://www.slax.org/get_slax.php

2.b) Slax for CD is distributed as an ISO image.
It is necessary to burn it to CD
using the option of your program to burn CDs
Burn CD ISO image (Windows - Nero / Burn Image to Disc, for example)


2.c) Then you need to restart your computer.

2.d) Depending on the options your motherboard, it is necessary when starting your computer keyboard press: F8 or F12 or Esc, etc..
Thus you will appear a menu where you choose your CD drive.
After Slax menu comes before you.


3) The Slax Live mode
see all your Windows and all. partitions and you can now manipulate them.



3.a) Good collection of programs ie. modules:
http://www.slax.org/modules.php

3.b) You can start using your Slax easily.








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