Ubuntu on pendrive

Avi Greenbury lists at avi.co
Thu Dec 22 12:54:42 UTC 2011

ghana.computeraid at gmail.com wrote:
> What is the most easy way to put ubuntu on a pendrive? Preferably
> withtout leaving windows

Probably unetbootin[0]. When you say you want to "put ubuntu on a
pendrive", what do you then want to do with that pendrive? There's two
common similar-but-different use-cases:

1) A 'live USB' system. On this system, you can boot off the USB stick
into a working Ubuntu install. When you shut down, you lose any chanegs
you've made and the next time you boot off it you get a new system.

2) A system installed onto the USB stick, such that on boot you get an
option between your existing OS (Windows) and the Ubuntu on the USB

Unetbootin does option 1, 2 is a bit more tricky, but quite doable if
that's what you're after.


[0] http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

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