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Would it be possible to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to a flash drive, install all the updates and desired apps such as flash and THEN install it updates and all to another system? I'm hoping I can save a lot of time and repetition by doing it all once on the flash and then maybe applying a few tweaks after I install it on an actual machine.

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Using remastersys :

http://www.geekconnection.org/remastersys/ubuntu.html

You can create live iso of your existing system. so install all the required packages on your ubuntu and then take a iso using remastersys. Then using startup disk, you can create bootable usb from this iso.

edit your /etc/apt/sources.list file. Add the following line in the end of the file.

deb http://www.remastersys.com/ubuntu precise main

Then run the following command:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install remastersys

sudo apt-get install remastersys-gui

sudo apt-get install remastersys-gtk

To run the remastersys in gui mode, type the following command:

sudo remastersys-gui

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Thanks Vivek. I don't know my way around linux enough though to understand all the instructions. I don't know what "synaptic" is, "apt line", "oneiric", or the difference between precise and quantal main. They mention a couple of methods that have a general user interface. Which of those would be best for the novice user? –  user130855 Feb 14 '13 at 4:13
    
edit your /etc/apt/sources.list file. Add the following line in the end of the file. –  Vivek Feb 14 '13 at 6:12
    
Please refer the answer –  Vivek Feb 14 '13 at 6:15
    
I've ordered a bigger flash drive. My 4gb wasn't big enough to install the updates and apps on. Thanks for your help! –  user130855 Feb 14 '13 at 20:09
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