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I was thinking if I can run Ubuntu from a pen drive, like rather than have it run from a CD would it be possible to run it from a pen drive...

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I run from flash drives all the time. I carry a half dozen flavors of linux with me in my backpack.

There are great instructions on the ubuntu website. Install iso to flash drive according to your current OS.

http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/try-ubuntu-before-you-install

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yes, but do you know where i can get instructions to set the whole thing up on my flash drive...? please –  user209560 Oct 30 '13 at 14:33
    
@user209560 Try unetbootin. If you are currently using ubuntu, you can get it by sudo apt-get install unetbootin. I think the flash drive cannot have ntfs or FAT* file systems. If you have trouble with unetbootin not recognizing your flash drive just reformat it to ext4 (using gparted or something similar) first. –  OSE Oct 30 '13 at 19:11

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