Making your USB as your Kahel OS Installer

Today, I was tasked to install Kahel OS (a Filipino-made Linux Distro) in the new workstations in the office. I have learned that in Linux, you can actually use a USB as an installer.

Not until I came here, I have only seen installation done using CD or through downloading installers from the internet. But now, I even got to learn how to make a USB as a Kahel OS installer. So now, let me share it to you.

First, you need to have the ISO installer that comes in different types, depending on what you need. There is Desktop Edition, Server Edition, and Light Edition for netbooks. You may download them here. As for my case, Sir Renan gave me the one for desktop (using a USB).

Then, in your computer, open Applications > Accessories > Terminal

This screen should appear on your window


Install UNetbootin by typing $yaourt unetbootin

When installing unetbootin , you might encounter some errors like  wget not installed  or  makepkg  not being able to build unetbootin

error: makepkg was unabe to build unetbootin

To solve that, just install the packages needed by unetbootin either by:

  • Logging in as root

type $su, hit enter then type your root password

then type $pacman -S [filename]

Example: $pacman -S makepkg

  • Using sudo command (if you are a sudoer)

 just type $sudo pacman -S [filename]

Example: $sudo pacman -S makepkg

Then try installing unetbootin again after installing the necessary packages.

After successfully installing unetbootin, you may already run it on your terminal

Just type $unetbootin

or go to Application>System Tools>UNetbootin

This screen should appear


Choose Diskimage and browse for your downloaded ISO installer by clicking the  button

then click OK. The installer will now be transferred to your flash drive.

click EXIT after the setup is finished.

There you have it! your USB can now be used to install your Kahel OS.

Additional info: You can also safely remove your USB from the computer by typing this in your Terminal

$umount /media/[usbname]

Thanks to Sir Renan for this info. 🙂

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