Install Linux Mint On USB Drive And Walk With It: Portable Linux Mint

Linux Mint is an extremely easy version of Ubuntu. It is well suited for ordinary users who come from Windows as it offers same level of easy and familiarity with the interface, Unity on the contrary may scare people off. We have a detailed manual about how to install Linux Mint on your desktop, laptop. But what if you just want to test full fledge Linux on your desktop without touching your hard-drive? No, I am not talking about the Live version. The live version is not good if you want to see if wi-fi or graphics drivers work well because you may need to restart the PC which will remove all the drivers or applications that you installed.
We got a query from our reader Mauro Chojrin: "I have a live usb for linux mint 11 created pretty much the way you describe here. Now, I'd like to save my stuff on the usb disk (some drivers like wifi, pidgin accounts, etc...) so I can fully test it before replacing my current installation (Mint 10). How can I achieve this? Thanks!"
Go Portable
The solution which I find to be the easiest is installing Linux Mint on a USB drive and test it on any machine you want -- experiencing full installation.
Getting Ready
Before we start we need:
1. 2 USB sticks larger than 4GB capacity. One will be the LiveUSB of Linux Mint and the other one will be used as a medium where we will install Linux Mint
2. A PC capable of booting from USB
3. Device info which we will find now

This awesome Ubuntu Software Centre mock-up would get my custom

The current look of the Ubuntu Software Centre isn’t as great as it could be. Department buttons are small, promoted items lack any information, and the general style of the centre just pales in comparison to other application stores.
Although plans are afoot to improve it for the next release of Ubuntu due in October, with faster start-up times, refined visuals, larger icons, and Unity Launcher integration all mooted for inclusion, DeviantArtist ~fuzzynoise took pixel to canvas to mock-up his ideal vision of how the Software Centre  should look…
It doesn’t differ too greatly from what is already there; it simply makes the ‘featured apps’ section more prominent and eye-catching, with tabs for switching between feature, ‘new’ and ‘recommended’. The addition of an application ‘description’ within the promoted space is particularly sweet to see; I hate having to click-through to an applications’ install page to find out what it actually is.
The ‘department’ buttons remain small and non-touch friendly, and the side-bar, which has been suggested for hiding/removal in the next iteration of the software centre, remains on show here.

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