I've never really played much with Mageia since the live USB never wants to run right on either of my computers. I don't know if it's because I use unetbootin to write the iso or what, but the liveUSB never seems to run right, so it's very hard for me to try out Mageia.
So I can't really comment on it, but have heard it's an excellent alternative to debian-based and ubuntu-based distros
Me, too. At first I thought I'll never be able to use Mageia on USB. Run this command, it works for me:
Originally Posted by viperdvman
Where sdX is your USB flash device.
dd oflag=direct bs=1M if=mageiaiso.iso of=/dev/sdX
If you use Windows, you could use a program called Win32DiskImager.