Install Ubuntu 8.10 to a Flash Drive from the CD

Ubuntu 8.10 Live USB Creation The following tutorial covers the process of installing Ubuntu 8.10 to a USB flash drive, thumb drive or portable external hard drive using the built in USB Creator (produced by the Ubuntu team) to create a “USB Startup Disk“. Installing with this method allows the use of the persistence feature (via a persistence loop file, FINALLY) to save and restore your changes on subsequent boots.

Note: You cannot exceed a 4GB casper-rw loop file size for saving and restoring changes using the USB Creator. If you plan to use more space for storing your saved changes, please use this >4GB Ubuntu 8.10 USB Installation tutorial instead.

Distribution Home Page: Ubuntu

Minimum Flash Drive Capacity: 1GB

Persistent Feature: Yes

USB Ubuntu 8.10 installation essentials

  • Working CD Drive and an Ubuntu 8.10 CD
  • USB flash drive or external USB hard drive

Install Ubuntu to USB via the USB Creator:

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

  1. Download the Ubuntu 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. Navigate to System > Administration > Create a USB startup disk:
    Make a USB startup disk
  5. Next, (1) Select the 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:
    Creating USB Ubuntu
  6. A progress bar will indicate the progress of your USB Ubuntu installation:
    USB Ubuntu Installation progress
  7. Once the installation is complete, simply remove the CD, restart your computer and set your boot menu or BIOS to boot from the USB device

If all goes well, you should now be booting from Ubuntu 8.10 on your USB flash drive, automatically saving changes you make to the casper-rw loop file as you go.

Notes: If your BIOS does not support booting from USB, you can make a USB Boot CD for Ubuntu 8.10 to launch your USB Ubuntu 8.10

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