Puppy USB Flash Drive Installation process

puppyLinuxPuppy Linux contains it's own Universal Installer so installation is fairly straightforward to install on to a USB flash drive.

Getting started

  1. Download Puppy linux ISO and burn the ISO to CD.
  2. Start your computer via the Puppy CD.
  3. Select your keyboard layout and press Enter.
  4. Select your Country and with OK selected press Enter.
  5. Select your timezone.
  6. Choose Xorg (only choose Xvesa if Xorg doesn't work for your video card).
  7. Choose your resolution (eg LCD Panel 1024x768) and press Enter.
  8. Select 16 or 24 bit video mode (eg 1024x768x24) leave on 16 if not sure.



  1. Once Puppy has loaded, from the Taskbar, Click: Start > Setup > Puppy universal installer
  2. Follow the onscreen instructions which will walk you through the Puppy USB installation process
  3. When finished with the Puppy USB install, reboot your PC and go into system BIOS to change your boot order to boot from the USB device
  4. Save your settings and reboot your PC to enjoy running Puppy Linux from USB


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