Introduction: P.O.S Pocket Operating System
I am going to show you how to Install SLAX on your flash drive(from a windows computer). Slax is a small USB portable Linux distribution. Its a great way to get started in linux, because nothing gets installed to your hard drive. Its built on the KDE desktop environment, which is much like windows, so it should be easy for most windows users to use.
What you will need.
-A Flashdrive 256mb will do the trick but I would recommend 1gb or more.
-A copy of SLAX. You Can download it here
-About 20 mins
-And a file extractor capable of extracting .tar files. You can use 7 zip
Note: This is more of a desktop operating system, it is compatible with little to no wireless cards.
Step 1: Preaparing Your Flashdrive
FIrst we have to format your flash drive as FAT. You can do this by opening my computer, right clicking on your drive and selecting the format option. Make sure the file system is FAT.
Step 2: Instalation
If you have 7-Zip installed, right click on the slax archive and select extract, browse for the root of your flash drive. Extract, and were almost done.
Step 3: Making the Drive Bootable
Now that we have all the files on our drive, we can make the drive bootable. This means that a hidden file will be installed into your flashdrives MBR (master boot record).
To do this, navigate to x:\boot\ in windows explorer, you should see a file called makeboot.bat, double click on it and it will pop-up in Command Prompt. Make sure the batch file is displaying the correct drive letter, and proceed with the installation of the MBR.
Now restart your computer and enter Bios usually the DEL key on the P.O.S.T Screen (sometimes its F8,F10,F2)
You should see a blue screen use the arrow keys to select BIOS FEATURES SETUP press enter.
Then move the button to Boot Order, set usb flash drive, usb zip disk, and usb hdd near the top, just make sure that your master hard drive is still somewhere on the list.
Step 4: Programs
Now that you are running slax you can go to the slax repositories and download some programs. When they are done downloading, install them by dubble clicking on the .lzm file.
Congratulations you linux user you. Now we can slowly PWN windows and the BSOD
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