How To Boot PC With Alternative OS (Puppy Linux Possibly)

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Austin M., May 1, 2014.

  1. Austin M. macrumors 6502a

    Austin M.

    Jul 29, 2010
    Hey all, couldn't find any help on this specific question (I'm not 100% sure this is in the right section or not), but I'd like to download a copy of Puppy Linux on my Mac, put the OS on my flash drive, and boot that OS up from the PC where I work. Is this possible…?
  2. 556fmjoe macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2014
    Yes. The best way I found to get Puppy on a USB is to burn the .iso to a CD, boot into Puppy from the CD, and use the Universal Installer tool on the Puppy system to install it to the USB.

    You'll also need to be able to change the BIOS on the PC you're booting Puppy from to boot from a USB. This may be a problem if it's a company-owned computer and the BIOS is locked down.

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