Install Tools


Install a Debian system

crosshurd uses apt and a bit of black magic to setup a functional Debian system. It supports the following target systems:

- linux-gnu (GNU/Linux)
- gnu (GNU/Hurd)
- kfreebsd-gnu (GNU/kFreeBSD)
- knetbsd-gnu (GNU/kNetBSD)


"FUSBi, the Free USB Installer, downloads free GNU/Linux Distributions for you and creates bootable USB images.

FUSBi supports automated installation of of all the FSF-endorsed Free Software GNU/Linux Distributions, such as gNewSense, UTUTO, Dynebolic, Musix GNU+Linux, BLAG and GNUstep. You can also use it with your local image files.

FUSBi is a Free Software itself and is licensed under GNU General Public License version 3 or later."


"UNetbootin allows for the installation of various Linux/BSD distributions to a partition or USB drive, so it's no different from a standard install, only it doesn't need a CD. It can create a dual-boot install, or replace the existing OS entirely.

* Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista, or Linux, or a USB Drive. If you are having trouble with the Linux version, try the Windows version, it usually works better.
* A broadband internet connection to download the distribution packages (unless installing from pre-downloaded media, see below)
* Spare hard drive space to install the OS in (varies depending on distribution)


UNetbootin can install to your local hard disk or make a bootable liveUSB drive. It can also load floppy/hard disk images, or kernel/initrds, or (some) ISO (CD image) files, for installing other distributions. [...]

UNetbootin loads utilities or installs Linux/BSD to a partition or USB drive without a CD. It can use an existing disk image/kernel/initrd file, or download a supported distro or system utility (such as Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, FreeBSD, PartedMagic, etc.)

UNetbootin uses a Windows or Linux-based installer to install a small modification to the bootloader (bootmgr and bcdedit on Vista, grldr and boot.ini for NT-based systems, grub.exe and config.sys for Win9x, grub on Linux, or syslinux when installing to a USB drive), uses the bootloader to boot the desired distribution's installer or to load the system utility, no CD required. After the distribution has been installed, or once done using the system utility, the modification to the bootloader is then undone."

Backtrack Automated Download and Installation on USB stick using Windows


I have coded this over the past few days. A GUI for downloading and installing BT2 to a usb stick, flash card or usb hd in a way that the king of newbeez can do it so if your interested in this freeware, here is the link, feel free to ask questions, feedback welcome.....: Welcome to BackTrack 2 USB 4 WIN

1)What the hell is it ?"

boot linux from windows ntfs partition (frugal install)

i did this to install linux on laptop without removeable media and the usb is not bootable.

livecd Projects in Launchpad

Projects found matching “livecd”

Grand Unified Installer Project

"The GUI project - One CD boots them all*

The goal of the Grand Unified Installer project, is to create one CD, which can help install Linux/Windows on a single hard disk, and also function as a rescue disk for these operating systems. In addition, this CD can also be used to backup the harddisk to tape, and restore the hard disk from the tape. The starting point is a very useful utility called ISOLINUX, which functions as a boot loader for CD based Operating Systems."

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