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I've tried two decompressors: ADL and Universal, and they both say the Ubuntu 11.10-desktop.iso is corrupt.

I'd like to bypass this step and install on my 4Gb flash drive.

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You do not have to decompress the .ISO file to install it on a USB drive. Go to this web site and download the USB pendrive installer USB installer

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You did not say if you were using Windows or not. This little guy should do the trick.

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