Put Xubuntu on a Flash Drive with Windows

Create an Xubuntu Live USB Flash Drive with Windows: In the following tutorial, we show you a simple method to put Xubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" or Xubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" on a Flash Drive using Windows and our Universal USB Installer. Xubuntu, a product of Canonical Ltd, is essentially a fork of Ubuntu that utilizes the XFCE desktop environment instead of Gnome.

XFCE created by Olivier Fourdan, is both lightweight, making it less resource intensive than most other Linux desktop environments, and suitable for slower computers.

Xubuntu Desktop Screenshot

Xubuntu 10.04 Desktop Screenshot

Distribution Home Page: xubuntu.org

Minimum Flash Drive Capacity: 2GB

Persistent Feature: Yes

Essentials for creating a Xubuntu Live USB

  • Windows PC to perform conversion
  • Xubuntu ISO (downloaded via a bittorrent client)
  • 2GB or larger USB flash drive (Fat32 formatted)
  • Universal USB Installer (does the conversion)

Create an Xubuntu Live USB Flash Drive from Windows

  1. Download and run our Universal USB Installer, select Xubuntu and follow the onscreen instructions
  2. Once the script has finished, restart your PC and set your BIOS or Boot Menu to boot from the USB device, save your changes and reboot

That's all there is to it, you should now proceed to boot from your Xubuntu Live USB.

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