Creating a Kubuntu Live USB from CD

How to Create a Kubuntu Live USB Flash Drive while running from the Live CD. In the following segment, I explain how I used Ubuntu's Official "Startup Disk Creator" to put Kubuntu on a Flash Drive. I also used Ubuntu's Casper Persistence feature, which enables me to save and restore changes at each boot. Kubuntu, is a fork of Ubuntu that utilizes the KDE desktop environment instead of Gnome.

Distribution Home Page: Kubuntu.org

Minimum Flash Drive Capacity: 1GB

Persistent Feature: Yes

Essentials to Create a Kubuntu Live USB from CD

  • Kubuntu Live CD and a Working CD Drive
  • 1GB USB Flash Drive (I prefer 4GB)

Installing Kubuntu to a Flash Drive via Startup Disk Creator

Note: Back up ALL data from your Flash Drive before proceeding!

  1. Restart your computer, booting from your Xubuntu Live CD
  2. Once your up and running, insert a 1GB or larger USB flash drive
  3. (1) Click the KDE Start button  (2) From the Search box, begin typing Startup Disk Creator (3) Select the Startup Disk Creator option that appears Run Startup Disk Creator from Kubuntu
  4. Next, (1) Select your Flash Drive from Disk to use (2) Choose to Erase Disk (Make sure you have backed up any important data first) Kubuntu Erase USB Disk
  5. Now, (1) Select the Device Partition related to your Flash Drive (2) For Persistence, select the option Stored in reserved extra space and adjust the slider to desired capacity (4) Click the Make Startup Disk button: Kubuntu Make Startup Disk
  6. A progress bar will appear, indicating the percentage completed. When the install is finished, remove the CD, restart your computer and set your BIOS to boot from the USB device

You should now be booting Kubuntu from your USB Flash Drive.

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