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How do I install Ubuntu to a USB key?

Hi I have made a working USB stick with Ubuntu 11.10 and I think it's excellent. I have installed some additional programs but they are gone whenever I next use the USB stick. How do I install new programs to the USB stick so that they stay there?

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Are you sure you have installed it on a USB so it is persistent, or have you just got it as a live USB?

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Hi, I followed the instructions on the Ubuntu website, under downloads to install to a USB stick using universal USB Installer. –  Mike C Mar 4 '12 at 11:43
    
I've had bad experiences with the Universal USB installer - I would just partition and install Ubuntu through the default live CD. –  Marco Scannadinari Mar 4 '12 at 21:25

You have to give additional space in your usb stick to store additional data this option is available in startup disk creator

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ok Thanks, I will check that out :o) –  Mike C Mar 4 '12 at 11:44

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