View Full Version : [ubuntu] Semi-Live installation on a USB stick

June 3rd, 2008, 01:43 PM
Hi. I wonder if this is even possible but here's what I'd like to do. I'd like to install Ubuntu 8.04 to a USB flash drive and have it such that it saves changes and keeps things like my email and internet account settings etc. I believe from the reading I've done that this is known as "persistence".

However, I would like Ubuntu to detect hardware as if it were a live CD environment. This way, by carrying a USB stick with me I would have my PC wherever I go. All I'd need is hardware, any hardware, to plug the stick into and set it to boot from USB and it would boot to an enivronment that would be identical to my home PC.

This would be really useful for my work and I would be very interested in the feasibility of what I have described.

June 3rd, 2008, 04:10 PM
Have a look at this:


I think it will do what you want and behave like a live CD on startup because you copy over contents of the live CD instead of installing to the USB drive.