I would like to have an Ubuntu Live system that boots from USB and saves my changes. Everything is fine since the startup disk creator is included, but how can I turn off this annoying dialog at boot time that asks me if I want to install Ubuntu or just try it out? I want it to take me straight to the desktop.

Thanks in advance

asked 19 Aug '10, 20:07

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Thanks for your answer, I found a little workaround: If you hit the escape key shortly after you began booting you see the menu you may know from the live cd. If you select the menuitem named 'Try Ubuntu now' (or something similar), it'll be a much quicker boot.


answered 21 Aug '10, 08:51

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This first link below will tell you how to do what you want to do.... but first a warning... installing Ubuntu to a USB (like you would onto any hard drive), is going to thrash the USB pretty quickly because of all of the read/write activity to the drive itself from the OS. I'd use at least a 4GB (and preferably an 8GB USB drive) to do this with.

A better, and longer-term solution, would be to install the OS ti an external USB hard drive and then boot up from that, or just get a laptop and install the OS to it instead, then just call it a day.




answered 20 Aug '10, 14:40

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I recommed trying UNetBootin which creates LiveUSB for you.


answered 25 Aug '10, 18:00

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you could use startup disk creator from inside your live ubuntu 10.04,Universal usb installer is another tool for the same purpose you can download the latest version from here: http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/


answered 11 Feb '11, 05:35

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