Install Ubuntu 9.10 to a Flash Drive from Windows

Create a Ubuntu 9.10 Live USB Flash Drive from Windows: In the following tutorial, we show you how we installed Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala), a product of Canonical Ltd to a USB Flash Drive using a Windows PC to perform the install.  Upon completion, the distribution can be natively booted and then run directly from your portable device. Note that this installation process does utilize the casper-rw loopback image file for persistently saving and restoring changes on subsequent boots.

USB Bootable Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala)

Desktop Screenshot of Ubuntu 9.10

Distribution Home Page: ubuntu.com

Minimum Flash Drive Capacity: 2GB

Persistent Feature: Yes

Ubuntu 9.10 Live USB Flash Drive Creation Essentials

  • Windows PC to perform conversion
  • Uuntu 9.10 ISO file
  • 2GB or larger USB flash drive (fat32 formatted)
  • Universal USB Installer (does the conversion)

Ubuntu 9.10 Live Bootable USB Flash Drive Creation

  1. Download and then run the Universal USB Installer
  2. Choose Ubuntu from the drop list of distributions and follow the remaining onscreen instructions.
  3. 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.

If everything worked out smoothly, you should now be running Ubuntu 9.10 directly from your Flash Drive. You could also install Ubuntu to a Hard Disk using the USB device.