How to install Ubuntu on a USB drive with two partitions?

I have a 32GB USB drive with 2 partitions:

Partition 1: FAT32 used as storage, since Windows only sees the 1st partition of a USB drive

Partition 2: ext4 intended to be a bootable live Ubuntu 15.04.

How can I install the Ubuntu ISO file to the ext4 partition on the USB drive and make it bootable?

I have access to a second 512MB USB drive in order to run e.g. DamnSmallLinux, GParted or some other small Linux distro that could fit in. I'm running Windows7 with Cygwin on desktop PC and OS X Yosemite on laptop.
PanadroidAsked:
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rindiCommented:
Just install it the same way as you would to an internal disk. During the installation process you can select where you want to install the OS to, and also where to install the boot loader. Just make sure you select the correct disk and partitions there. I'd also recommend having a small swap partition on your stick.
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PanadroidAuthor Commented:
I might have not said it clearly enough. What I intend to do is create an Ubuntu USB installer drive by installing the ISO file to the 2nd partition of the USB drive with something like
dd if=/path/to/ubuntu.iso of=/dev/xxx

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rindiCommented:
For the installer I'd do it totally differently. You can have the complete USB stick in FAT32. Then use something like Unetbootin To put Ubuntu on that stick. OReven better than unetbootin id WinSetupFromUSB, which contrary to what it's name might suggest, isn't just for Windows but works with many Linux Distro's. It's advantage is that you can have more than one Linux or Windows installer or LiveDVD on it. It uses the iso file and you have a menu when booting up from which you select the OS you want:

http://www.winsetupfromusb.com/downloads/
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PanadroidAuthor Commented:
I already used Unetbootin to put Ubuntu on the stick, and then I booted from it to create a partition on the unallocated free space with GParted but I get the message
The driver descriptor says the physical block size is 2048 bytes, but Linux says it is 512 bytes
and then I choose ignore to go on but then I get
it is not possible to create more than 1 primary partition
See attached screenshot or this link to see my GParted screen.
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rindiCommented:
As I mentioned, with unetbootin you can only have one iso on a stick. With the other tool you can have several, as much many as there is room on the stick. Once you have the distro on the stick, you don't need to do anything else, you just boot from the stick and are in the LiveCD or DVD, from which you could install the OS to some other disk.

You don't have to install anything to the same stick again.
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PanadroidAuthor Commented:
I intend to use the remaining space of the USB stick as storage, I'm not interested in having more than one distro on this stick. I don't see the use of WinSetupFromUSB in my case, unless this software creates a second partition on the stick and I'd be able to use it as storage.
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rindiCommented:
You can use the rest of the space for whatever you want. You don't need another partition to store data on it. Just create a new directory so it looks more logical. The stick is already in fat32, so Windows can see it.
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PanadroidAuthor Commented:
Sometimes the simplest answer is the right one. That would obviously do the job. I was thinking complicated.
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