Creating an Xubuntu Live USB from CD

How to create a Xubuntu Live USB Bootable Flash Drive while running from the Live CD. The following segment explains how to put Xubuntu on a Flash Drive via Ubuntu’s Official Startup Disk Creator. Ubuntu’s Casper Persistence option is additionally being used here. Enabling you to save and then restore basic changes on subsequent boots. Xubuntu is an official fork of Ubuntu that utilizes an XFCE desktop instead of Gnome. It was also designed to use less system resources than Ubuntu or Kubuntu.

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  • Xubuntu Live CD/DVD
  • Computer with a working CD/DVD Drive
  • USB Flash Drive

Installing Xubuntu to a Flash Drive via Startup Disk Creator

Note: Back up ALL data from your Flash Drive before proceeding!

  1. Download an Xubuntu ISO file and burn it to a CD or DVD.
  2. Restart your computer, booting from your Live CD or DVD.
  3. Insert a USB flash drive.
  4. Navigate to Applications > System > Startup Disk Creator. Run the Startup Disk Creator
  5. Next, (1) Select your Flash Drive from Disk to use. (2) Then choose to Erase Disk (Make sure you have backed up any important data first).Xubuntu Erase USB Disk
  6. Now, (1) Select the Device Partition related to your Flash Drive. (2) For Persistence, select the option Stored in reserved extra space and adjust the slider to desired capacity. (4) Click the Make Startup Disk button. Xubuntu Make Startup Disk
  7. A bar appears indicating progress of your Xubuntu Live USB install. Once installation is complete, remove the CD. Restart your computer and then set your boot menu or BIOS to boot from your USB device.

You should now be running Xubuntu from your USB flash drive.