Install Xubuntu 9.04 to a Flash Drive in Windows

Create a USB Persistent Xubuntu 9.04 Flash Drive using Windows. In the following tutorial, we will cover the process of installing Xubuntu to a USB flash drive using Windows and our custom USB Installer script. Xubuntu is product of Canonical ltd that is based on Ubuntu but utilizes the XFCE desktop environment. Xubuntu is designed to use less resources than its counterparts, making it a great Linux OS to run portably from a USB flash drive. Upon completion, you should have a portable Xubuntu that you can take with you and run from any PC that supports booting from USB.

Xubuntu Desktop Screenshot

USB XUbuntu 9.04 Desktop Screenshot

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Minimum Flash Drive Capacity: 2GB

Persistent Feature: Yes

Prerequisites for creating a Xubuntu Live USB

  • Windows PC to perform conversion
  • Xubuntu ISO
  • 2GB or larger USB flash drive (Fat32 formatted)
  • Universal USB Installer

How to Create a Xubuntu Live USB Flash Drive

This tutorial is obsolete! Please use the Universal USB Installer instead.

  1. Download the Xubuntu ISO
  2. Download and launch Universal USB Installer, and follow the 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

You should now have your own personal Live USB Xubuntu that will also save most of the changes that you make back to the USB device, restoring them on subsequent boots.