Sugar on a Stick/Windows

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This page is designed to help you to put your Sugar on a Stick image under Windows on a thumbdrive. If you have questions, trouble or feedback, please let us know on the SoaS talk page. If you can improve these instructions, please edit the page and do so!

Windows Instructions

The recommended process for creating a SoaS stick in Windows is to use the Fedora LiveUSB Creator, a cross-platform tool for easily installing live operating systems on to USB flash drives.

  1. Download and then extract the Windows executable for Fedora Live USB Creator. This creates a folder named liveusb-creator-version.
  2. Download the Sugar on a Stick disc image,
  3. Insert a minimum 1-GB USB flash drive (stick) into a USB port.
  4. Navigate to the LiveUSB folder you extracted and launch the liveusb-creator.exe program.
  5. Within Live USB Creator, browse to find the soas-strawberry.iso file that you downloaded in step 2.
  6. Set the Target Device to your USB device.
  7. Move the slider to set some persistent storage. (Hint: Set it to maximum, then it will tell you how much space there is, and you can adjust it to your desired value. How much persistent storage space you set will depend on the size of the .iso and the storage capacity of your USB device. Persistent storage is needed to save your work in the Journal or to save changes to the system.) You may leave some of your device capacity unallocated if you want to use that space when not booting Sugar.
    Note: persistent storage will save Journal items between reboots—but not between Sugar system updates with the LiveUSB Creator (in its current version). Watch this page for instructions on making your Journal persist between system updates. (The Linux livecd-iso-to-disk script does provide this feature with the --home-size-mb option.)
  8. Click "Create Live USB". It will take a few minutes.
  9. When finished, be sure to properly eject the USB device using the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the system tray. Failure to do this can render your stick unbootable.

See a video of that process here.

What's next?

Please see this boot section for instructions on how to boot from your USB device.

See Also

  • Unetbootin for an alternate method for Windows users.
  • Full install to USB: [1] (4GB or larger USB)