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I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a USB drive via the Universal USB Installer, but it only gives me the option to install Ubuntu, not "try" Ubuntu. Is this not possible? The problem is, I don't have access to a CD burner.

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Why didn't you use unetbootin.. and it should have the option to Try – Uri Herrera Jul 17 '12 at 22:39
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Many people have problems with Universal USB Installer.

Try UNetbootin, it runs in Windows, or better yet try usb-creator, (Startup disk creator), the Live USB installer that comes with the Live CD.

Usb-creator.exe, (for Windows), can be extracted from iso's prior to 12.04.

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Thanks, UNetbootin worked. – danilo Jul 18 '12 at 4:43

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