How To Create Ubuntu 9.10 Live Bootable USB Flash Drive

ubuntuUbuntu is the most popular Linux distribution available for the Desktop or Netbooks. Recently, Canonical released Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala), on 29 October 2009. This release is Canonical’s eleventh release of the distribution and it will be supported by them until April 2011. The desktop version of Ubuntu 9.10 includes, among other programs, GIMP 2.6, GNOME 2.28, Mozilla Firefox 3.5, Open 3.1, Linux 2.6.31, X.Org 7.5 and Empathy Instant Messenger. The default file system is of Ubuntu 9.10 is ext4.

Using the tutorial in this article, you’ll be able to create Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) Live bootable USB Flash Drive using a Windows PC to install later. This tutorial will come handy for users who don’t have access to an optical drive like Netbook users or users who don’t want to burn another disk for just installing Ubuntu 9.10. Once you have completed the process you will be able to install and boot Ubuntu 9.10 from your portable USB device. The tool that will help you carry out this task is created by the Pendrivelinux team.

Steps to create Ubuntu 9.10 Live Bootable USB Flash Drive:

  1. First download the tool that will help you create the bootable USB flash drive from here.
  2. After downloading, launch u9.10p.exe to extract the contents of the file to your PC. It will create a U910p folder where you have extracted the contents.
  3. Now, place the Ubuntu 9.10 ISO file that you have downloaded in this U910p folder.
  4. From the U910p folder, double-click on U910.bat and follow the on screen instructions to create the bootable USB drive containing Ubuntu 9.10.
  5. Once the script has finished executing, restart your PC to boot your computer in Ubuntu using the bootable flash drive. You may have to set your BIOS to boot from the USB device, if it is not already set to do so.

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