P.O.S Pocket Operating System





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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    so when we boot from flash drive it doesn't do anything to the hard drive right? I won't have to worry about losing anything on the hard drive correct?

    when i chose to make the bootdrive it selects the L: drive (which is my usb drive) and it says:

    setting up boot record for L:, wait please...
    accessing physical drive: access is denied.
    did not successfully update the MBR: continuing...
    disk L: should now be bootable. installation finished.

    read the information above and then press any key to exit...

    when i try to boot off of the usb it says that the boot file is non-existant


    Does Dial-up interwebz work?

    i downed and excracted to usb drive i open boot and there is no makeboot.bat

    i can only format it to FAT32 and exFAT, will that do?

    he says FAT or FAT32 will do

    uhh... he said make sure its FAT not FAT32

    you can download drivers for wireless cards

    My BIOS only says "USB ZIP, USB FDD, and USB Legacy" or something like that. what should I select?