Hello.

I am currently using ubuntu on usb stick that has been created by 8.10 "Create a USB starting disk".

I have two question regarding this form of ubuntu.

1) Is there any way to skip the ubuntu main page which asks if I want to try it out, or other options?
2) How can I speed up the startup? (unetbootin, though lacking persistence, booted in 40 seconds on the same flash drive)