Install Kubuntu 8.10 to a Flash Drive from CD

Kubuntu 8.10 Live USB Creation: The following tutorial covers the process of installing Kubuntu 8.10 to a USB flash drive using the USB Creator created by the Ubuntu team. Kubuntu is a derivative of Ubuntu but uses the popular KDE desktop environment instead of Gnome. Installing Kubuntu 8.10 to a flash drive via the following method makes use of the persistence feature (via a persistence loop file) to save your changes and restore them on subsequent boots.

Distribution Home Page: Kubuntu.org

Minimum Flash Drive Capacity: 1GB

Persistent Feature: Yes

Kubuntu 8.10 Live USB Creation Essentials

  • Kubuntu 8.10 CD
  • Working CD/DVD Drive
  • Working internet connection
  • 1GB USB flash drive or external USB hard drive

Install Kubuntu 8.10 to USB using USB Creator:

To put Kubuntu on USB via the USB Creator (Created by the Ubuntu Team)

  1. Download the Kubuntu 8.10 ISO and burn the ISO to a CD
  2. Restart your computer, booting from the Kubuntu Live CD
  3. Once your up and running, insert a 1GB or larger USB flash drive
  4. Open a Terminal and type or copy and paste the following commands:
    • sudo su
    • apt-get install usb-creator
  5. After the USB Creator has been installed, (1) Click the KDE start button, (2) From the Search box, type usb-creator, (3) Click the option to Create a USB startup disk
  6. Kubuntu Live USB Creator

  7. From the Make USB Startup Disk window, (1) Select USB disk to use, (2) Select the option Stored in reserved extra space and adjust the slider to set capacity to use, (3) Click the Make Startup Disk button:
  8. Creating a USB Kubuntu Flash Drive

  9. A progress bar will appear indicating the percentage completed
  10. once the installation has finished, remove the CD, restart your computer and set your BIOS to boot from the USB device

If all goes well, you should now be booting from Kubuntu 8.10 on your USB flash drive, and Kubuntu should automatically save the changes you make and restore them on subsequent boots.

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