Suggestion on USB bootable linux OS?

Discussion in 'Linux' started by Seng, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. Seng

    Seng MDL Novice

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    Guys, I am looking for a USB bootable Linux OS so I can boot on a computer that Windows is corrupted and I need to recover back my data inside before I reformat it.

    Or besides linux, is there any other tools will do the same thing?:eek:

    Thank you :)
     
  2. sun8119

    sun8119 MDL Novice

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    Ubuntu or Linux mint will do just fine. Use UNetbootin to easily create a bootable USB stick :)
     
  3. zpimp

    zpimp MDL Novice

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    i reccomend antix, wireless is kinda hidden
    and peppermintos for newer computers
     
  4. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    +1 For Ubuntu - no need to recommend confusing no-name unheard of Linux distros to perform a simple task, Ubuntu is easy to use and will work fine
     
  5. zpimp

    zpimp MDL Novice

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    #7 zpimp, Dec 25, 2013
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    peppermintos is based on lubuntu wich is in turn based on ubuntu
    antix is on of the lightest linux distros, it boots from usb faster than xp boots from hdd
    both have added proprietary drivers, some not found in ubuntu, wich aspires to be libre

    just cause for you they are
    it doesent mean theyre worst than ubuntu

    operating systems just like programming languages, and any other thing theres not a one size fits all, an os best at everything

    ubuntu is more polished than antix but ubuntu has a big corporation behind it, and it shows, it takes up tons of resources
     
  6. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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  7. Seng

    Seng MDL Novice

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    Thank you for all of your suggestions! I will have a try on them :worthy::worthy:
     
  8. leebo_28

    leebo_28 MDL Senior Member

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    #10 leebo_28, Dec 27, 2013
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    You do realize if you have your windows install disk/USB installer , you can reinstall all the system files without losing any data in your documents folder etc.. Just choose "upgrade" instead of install..will ruin activation and you will have to fresh install afterwards but you know your data is intact
     
  9. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    If they were any good, they would be well known
     
  10. Dr.Bender

    Dr.Bender MDL Novice

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    Try the UBCD "Ultimate Boot Cd"
     
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