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Jan 07, 2009, 20:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alex Castle)

"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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