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"Once you've got the ISO downloaded and your thumb drive configured properly, you've got two options for how to create the bootable drive. The first is easier, but involves burning a CD. If you think you might have use for an Ubuntu Live CD, or if you've already made one for some other purpose or just have a ton of extra blank CDs, this is probably the way to go for you.

"Creating an Ubuntu Thumb Drive From a Live CD

"Simply burn the ISO disk image onto a CD using your burning software of choice (if you need a free burner, we recommend CDBurnerXP), then boot to Ubuntu off the CD. Recent versions of Ubuntu, such as 8.10, come preloaded with an app that allows you to create a bootable thumb drive from a live CD, such as the one you're running off of. To access this app, simply click on System->Administration->Create a USB startup Disk. This tool is about as easy as it gets--just select your CD drive, your USB drive, and click Make Startup Disk."

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