"The following steps provide two methods of putting the
fresh new release of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) on a USB stick.
The first method will create a bootable USB stick with a live
version and the second process will create a live version with
persistence. Both methods are an excellent way to always have your
favorite Ubuntu system and software with you at all times and it
makes for one of the simplest ways to conduct an install to a hard
"First you need a linux image to put on your USB drive. You can
obtain the latest Ubuntu file from this location.
http://releases.ubuntu.com/lucid/ Unless you have some specific
reason to choose differently, choose the Ubuntu Desktop 10.04 LTS
(32 bit) file.
"Next you need a windows program to allow you to create a
bootable USB stick with your new distribution. You can find it
The UNetbootin file will step you through the process. If you chose
the .iso version from above, then all you need to do first is click
on the box on the right side across from "ISO" and point to the
.iso file you previously downloaded. Next, simply verify that
UNetbootin has selected the correct USB stick—if not, just
point it to the correct one, and then click OK."