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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 on a USB Drive Persistently

Last Modified: 2016-11-23
I have an 8GB USB drive that I would like to have Ubuntu 12.04 in a bootable, persistent way. I find a lot of instructions
on the internet, such as the ISO installer for Windows 'Universal-USB-Installer-'  or procedures from inside Ubuntu the
'Startup Disk Creator' utility. Each time I get a USB startup disk with no persistence:

This is how the system boots when I boot from USB drive, Dell Latitude ST Tablet
What I would like is that when I boot the USB it would boot into the a pre-configured Ubuntu, with the installed desktop of my choice,
with the last configuration loaded automatically. Just like when running it from a hard drive, not a USB.

Any procedures that WORK?

(I am trying to load Ubuntu 12.04, not the latest version, because this is what runs the best on the Dell Latitude ST tablet I mainly want to use this USB drive with)
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