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Running Ubuntu on a flash drive

Windows 8 has a feature called Windows 8 To Go, where you can install the OS to a flash drive and boot to it, without ever having to install it on your hard drive. Is there any way to do this or, something similar, with Ubuntu, or some other Linux distro? I have an Ubuntu installation disk, and when I boot to it, there is the option to either install it or to try it out without installing. Any setting I change or anything I install, of course, is not saved on a reboot, because it's not an actual installation. But is there some way to do this, so I have a portable OS? Thanks!
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Clayton Decker
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Clayton Decker
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serialbandCommented:
You're looking for a Linux Live Distro for USB.

https://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials/43841-howto-create-a-live-usb-distro
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TobiasHolmCommented:
Boot the live Ununtu CD. There you have a program to create a bootable USB stick with Ubuntu. It's like a Ubuntu-on-the-go! ;)

Open the dash and search for Startup Disk Creator.

Ref: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-ubuntu
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gheistCommented:
Any linux CD or USB installer will install to any storage including USB drives. You know thay dont have CALs, so they dont have technical limitations to not boot from removable drive.
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