linux usb instal

Hi Iv got a netbook with no os on it want to put linux on need to download on to usb any suggestions

Hi laurence, you can download most Linux distro’s onto a USB stick no problem. The only problem will be, is if your netbook can boot from a USB. If it can, then you’ll be able to install from a USB stick.

You can find a list of popular distro’s here: Linux.UK - Articles, News and Events for all things Linux

You can also try before you install the OS.

I would recommend Lubuntu as your on a netbook. It’s much lighter on your system resources, than the normal Ubuntu for desktops.

You can read about it here: Lubuntu - Ubuntu Wiki

If you have a 32-bit system you can download Lubuntu here:
http://cdimages.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/11.10/release/lubuntu-11.10-desktop-i386.iso

If you have a 64-bit system you can download the 64-bit version here:
http://cdimages.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/11.10/release/lubuntu-11.10-desktop-amd64.iso

It may be easier to advise on which Linux distribution(s) would be best suited if you could supply the make/model of the Netbook (or spec), and what software will be required by default … ie. what it will be used for … do you need a full office suite by default, or will an online office, such as Google Docs do, etc.

As BkS suggests, Lubuntu, or Xubuntu would probably be good options … but there may be better options depending on the Netbooks primary purpose.

By far the majority of Linux distributions can now be installed from a USB stick … this application (Universal USB Creator):

Will Create a USB stick installer of most Linux distribution from a Windows PC

Also take a look at the homepage of Pendrivelinux:

and click the From Windows tab towards the bottom of the page.