I was looking for some method to install Ubuntu (32-bit) on my 8GB (7.3GB) USB stick, with the following things in mind:
- The installation should be persistent, and keep all changes and installed software, so I can have my system on-the-go;
- I should be able to easily install Ubuntu from it, much like a Live CD, which would help greatly when sharing it with new users;
- I need to be able to access all/home files from Windows (and hopefully keep the installation under 4GB), so I can still use it as a mass storage stick everywhere on a daily basis.
This would be a massively useful tool for me. As far as I know, usb-creator does include a certain degree of persistence, but it stores everything in one single file of up to 4GB, which sounds really odd and limited in functionality and performance. I might be wrong, but it seems it doesn't quite do what I'm looking for.
Ultimately, I can drop the "easily install Ubuntu from it" as long as there is some sort of command that does the trick, but I'd prefer to get Ubiquity too.