Linux Mint is the most popular Linux distro according to distrowatch.com. If you’re new to Linux and wondering about what is a Linux distro; think of a distro as a distinct flavour of Linux that has its own advantages and in some cases its uses. For example Android is a Linux distro that is optimized for touchable devices (Phones, tablets, TVs, Cars and now watches).
Linux Mint as any other Linux distrobution is a free and open source operating system, yes it’s similar to Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac but it’s totally free for any hardware. One of the major advantages and most handy features of Linux Mint is its ability to operate from a DVD or a USB flash; this is known as a live DVD or live USB. This feature gives the user the ability to try Linux Mint and even troubleshoot computers which are even using other operating systems like Windows and Mac.
This article will present a step by step guide on how to create a Live USB for Linux Mint; it’s worth noting that this tutorial is specifically for Linux Mint.
Step One: First, you have to download the latest release for Linux Mint (which is 17 at the time of writing this article) from this link (http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php).
Step Two: Second, you’ll have to download Linux Live USB Creator from the following link (http://www.linuxliveusb.com/download). After finishing the download, install the application.
Step Three: The third step after installing Linux Live USB Creator is to open it from the shortcut ot from the start menu.
Step Four: When you open Linux Live USB Creator, first you’ve to select the USB where you want the .iso to be cloned from the drop down menu.
Step Five: From the second menu select the ISO/IMG/ZIP option and browse to the folder where you’ve downloaded Linux Mint.
Step Six: Leave the second two options as they’re except if you want to increase the size in persistence.
Step Seven: Click on the lightning icon to start the creation process.
Now, you’ve successfully created a live Linux Mint USB and you can boot from it and start using Linux Mint.