Can I Boot Into Linux From a USB Key?

Episode 1697 (1:18:30)

Larry from Texas

Larry is trying to boot up Linux from his USB key. Leo says that you can go to and get one for about $36. It's got Linux on a bootable USB. It won't work on every computer, but will on those models that enable USB booting. You just have to change the boot order in your BIOS settings to check the USB drive. But you can make your own. Go to and download PopOS ISO file. They also have instructions on how to create your bootable USB. Then use a program called to write the ISO to your USB key. So you're only paying for the USB drive itself, and everyone has those lying around.