Install to USB without rebooting?

Mark Haney mhaney at
Thu Oct 9 17:44:03 UTC 2008

Cybe R. Wizard wrote:
> I'd like to install a live Intrepid beta to a 4 gig USB stick but don't
> want to reboot to do so.  Is there a way?
> Everything I've googled is either about installing /from/ the USB stick
> or involves some rebooting and access to the CDs installer after the
> reboot. Can't it be done through a terminal (or GUI) without the
> rebooting?
> Cybe R. Wizard

Not that this helps with Ubuntu, but Fedora has a tool that lets you 
install to USB from a GUI.  This includes beta versions or any version 
as long as you can get to the stage 2 files.

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