Create a Xubuntu 9.10 Flash Drive using the CD

The following tutorial explains How to create a Xubuntu 9.10 Live USB Flash Drive using Ubuntu’s official USB Startup Disk Creator while running from the Live CD. The persistent feature is utilized (via a persistence loop block file). By installing Xubuntu 9.10 to a Flash Drive via this approach. The Persistence option can be used to to save basic changes and then restore those changes on subsequent boots. Xubuntu is essentially Ubuntu with a XFCE desktop. It is designed to use less system resources than Ubuntu or Kubuntu.

Xubuntu 9.10 Desktop Screenshot

Xubuntu 9.10 Desktop Screenshot

Xubuntu is a product of Canonical Ltd

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Minimum Flash Drive Capacity: 1GB

Persistent Feature: Yes

Requirements to Create a Xubuntu 9.10 Live USB

  • Xubuntu 9.10 CD
  • Working CD/DVD Drive
  • Working internet connection
  • 1GB USB Flash Drive (Use a 2GB or larger)

Creating a Xubuntu 9.10 USB Flash Drive:

  1. Download the Xubuntu 9.10 torrent, then proceed to download the ISO using your favorite torrent client and finally, burn the ISO to a CD
  2. Restart your computer, booting from the Live CD
  3. Insert a 1GB or larger USB flash drive
  4. Navigate to Applications > System > USB Startup Disk Creator Xubuntu 9.10 USB Startup Disk Creator
  5. From the Window that appears, (1) Select the Disk to use, (2) Select the option Stored in reserved extra space and adjust the slider to set capacity to use, (3) Click Make Startup Disk: Xubuntu 9.10 USB Startup Disk Creator
  6. A Progress bar will indicate the progress of the Live USB installation:Installing Xubuntu 9.0.4 to USB - Progress
  7. Once the installation is complete, remove the CD, restart your computer and set your boot menu or BIOS to boot from your USB device.

You should now be able to boot and run Xubuntu9.10 from your USB flash drive, persistently saving changes to the casper-rw loopback file.