Could I boot up an OS from a flash drive?

By SG8825 ·
I am currently a student interested in network security. I was wondering if I were to upload an open source OS like Kali to a flash drive, could I boot it from there on something like a laptop? I know it would probably involve changing the boot order, but I am open to other ideas.

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Make a bootable USB with Linux

by DPlayer188 In reply to Could I boot up an OS fro ...

The simple answer is, yes.

You can download the ISO file for the Linux distribution, such as Kali.

Use a program such as Power ISO or Win32 Disk Imager to then create a Bootable USB drive with the ISO that you downloaded.

Change the boot order in the BIOS to boot first from a USB device.

After changing the boot order and with the USB drive plugged into a USB port. Reboot the system.

It should then load into a Linux environment.

If you just want to get a feel for the Linux OS without making any changes to the system, chose the Live option from the Installation menu that is displayed.

There is more detailed information on Kali's website,

Hope this helped answer your question.

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