FULLY functional install of Ubuntu 10.10 to USB stick in a WinXP enviroment

Richard Owlett rowlett at pcnetinc.com
Thu Nov 11 15:17:06 UTC 2010

Alan Pope wrote:
> On 10 November 2010 15:30, Johnny Rosenberg<gurus.knugum at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> Just start it from the Live CD and then install it on the USB stick from
>> there.
>> At least that's what I would try first of all.
> Yup. That works a treat. I have a 32GB USB stick which I installed
> using this method.

HOW? The devil is in the details ;/

The links I've been given and those found thru Google give 
apparently conflicting information. That may be due to 
differences between Ubuntu versions 8, 9, and 10. I found a 
screen-shot from version 9 showing an EXPLICIT choice under 
System Administration for installing to USB drive. That is NOT 
available for version 10.10.

The closest I've found is using the desktop icon  for installing 
which gives an "expert" option to chose desired partition. I can 
deduce which partition points to my USB drive. But I have no idea 
if choosing that would accomplish my goal.

The instructions I've seen imply that the physical destination 
must have multiple partitions.

> I can plug it into just about any computer and boot from it to get my
> own desktop environment of choice. Shutdown, walk away, local host
> install is not touched.
> Cheers,
> Al.

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