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How to install Linux Ubuntu on your USB Flash Drive.

Discussion in 'How-To Articles, Tips and Guides' started by Jack, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. Jack

    Jack Administrator Staff Member

    Jan 24, 2011
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    The tools needed for the installation are:

    • A clean and empty USB flash drive (no less than 2GB)
    • Universal USB Installer, click here to download it.
    • ISO file of Ubuntu , which can be downloaded here.

    How to;

    1. Download the 32bit ISO of Ubuntu 11.04 Desktop and the Universal USB Installer.
    2. Double-click on the Universal USB Installer and after reading and accepting the license agreement, select Ubuntu 11.04 from the drop down list.
    3. Browse to the location where you've previously saved the Ubuntu 11.04 ISO and select it.
    4. Select the drive letter of the USB flash drive where you want to put Ubuntu on and check the box to format the USB flash drive.
      Set the Persistent file size for storing changes to maximum.Click the Create button.
    5. Wait now until the tool finishes installing Ubuntu on your USB flash drive, then click Close.

    That's it. Ubuntu is now installed on your USB flash disk. You should now go and configure your system to boot from your USB flash disk in order to run Ubuntu.
    In order to do so, restart your computer and press F2 or DEL (or which ever message that prompts you to the boot menu).
    As you can see, there is a First, Second and Third Boot Device. Scroll down and use the arrow keys to change the device in order to boot from USB devices then insert the USB flash drive into a USB port.
    At the installer boot menu, select "Run Ubuntu from this USB."

    You can also install other Linux builds on your USB Flash Drive :

    List of USB Installable Linux Distributions
    eft Linux 
    NEW Zorin OS 
    Sn0wL1inuX 11 
    Ubuntu Studio 11.04 Installer 
    Elementary Unleashed (Dorian 1.1) 
    Trinity Rescue Kit 
    G Data Antivirus Boot CD 
    Android x86 
    Acronis Rescue CD 
    WifiWay Site
    Jolicloud (NetBook Distro) Joli-OS-1.2 
    Windows Vista & Windows 7 Installers
    Hiren's Boot CD (untested, but reported working)
    PING – Parted Image is Not Ghost 
    T(A)ILS – Private Browsing via TOR 
    Lighthouse Pup 
    Edubuntu 10.10/11.04 
    Qimo 4 Kids 
    Mythbuntu 10.10/11.04 
    Panda SafeDisk CD 
    KNOPPIX V 6.4 
    Pinguy OS 
    Linux XP Like 10.10 
    Ultimate Edition LITE 
    Finnix Linux 
    Sabayon Linux 
    Ubuntu 9.10/10.04.x/10.10/11.04 Desktop i386/amd64 
    Kubuntu 10.04.x/10.10/11.04 Desktop i386/amd64 
    Xubuntu 10.04/10.10/11.04 Desktop i386/amd64 
    Lubuntu 10.04/10.10/11.04 Site
    Ubuntu NetBook Remix 10.04/10.10 
    Ubuntu Rescue Remix 
    Ubuntu Server 10.04/10.10 32bit/64bit Installer 
    Ubuntu Mini Remix 10.04 
    Sugar on a Stick 
    Arch Linux 
    ZenWalk Live 
    PCLinuxOS MiniMe 
    TinyCore 3 
    CentOS 5 
    Fedora 14/15 
    Redo Backup and Recovery 0.9.5 
    Runt Linux 5.0 
    Feather Linux 0.7.5 
    Debian Live 
    Peppermint Linux OS 
    EasyPeasy 1.6 (NetBook Distro) 
    DBAN 2.2.6 (Hard Disk Nuker) 
    RIP Linux 
    Dr.Web Live CD Scanner 
    Lucid Puppy 
    BackTrack 3, 4,5 
    YlmF OS V3.0 
    Linux Mint 
    gOS 3.1 gadgets 
    Ultimate Boot CD 
    Gentoo 10.1 
    xPUD 0.9.2 
    Simply MEPIS 8.0.15 
    EEEBuntu 3.0 (Netbook Distro) 
    DSL (Damn Small Linux) 4.4.9 
    Puppy Linux 
    Puppy Arcade 8 (Console Game Emulator) 
    Kiwi Linux 9.04 
    SLAX 6.1.2 
    Ophcrack XP 
    Dynebolic 2.5.2 DHORUBA 
    PLoP Linux 4.0.5 (a minimalist Linux Rescue System) 
    System Rescue CD 1.5.4 (another Linux Rescue System) 
    Video help;
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    Last edited: Dec 10, 2013
  2. jamescv7

    jamescv7 Active Member

    Mar 15, 2011
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    RE: How to install Linux Unbutu on your USB Flash Drive.

    That USB Universal Installer is useful and easy to use for extracting ISO linux distribution.

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