Install Xubuntu 8.10 to a Flash Drive from CD

Xubuntu 8.10 Live USB Creation: The following tutorial covers the process of installing Xubuntu 8.10 to a USB flash drive, or other portable USB device using USB Creator created by the Ubuntu team. Installing Xubuntu 8.10 to a flash drive via this method allows the use of the persistence feature (via a persistence loop file) to save and restore your changes on subsequent boots.


Distribution Home Page: xubuntu.org

Minimum Flash Drive Capacity: 1GB

Persistent Feature: Yes

Xubuntu 8.10 Live USB creation requirements

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

Install Xubuntu 8.10 to USB via the USB Creator:

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

  1. Download the Xubuntu 8.10 ISO and burn it to a CD
  2. Restart your computer, booting from the Live CD
  3. 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
    • usb-creator
  5. From the Window that appears, (1) Select USB disk to use, (2) Select the option Stored in reserved extra space and adjust the sider to set capacity to use, (3) Click the Make Startup Disk button:
  6. Creating USB Xubuntu 8.10

  7. A Progress bar will indicate the progress of the Live USB installation:
  8. Xubuntu 8.10 Live USB Installation Progress

  9. When the install has finished, remove the CD, restart your computer and set your boot menu or BIOS to boot from the USB device

You should now be booting from Xubuntu 8.10 on your USB flash drive, persistently saving any changes you make to the casper-rw loop file.

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