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I'm brand new- An Ubuntu convert- and I've been able to so far figure out how to burn the OS onto a DVD, and also how I can get it onto a thumb drive. I've even gotten it to work on both.
However, what I am concerned with is this: Can I continue to run Ubuntu ONLY via my thumb drive, and if so, when I get the screen telling me I can either "try Ubuntu" or install it, which do I choose? I've only done the former option, but if I do the latter, am I going to wipe my comp or will it actually only install on the thumb drive? I guess I'm wondering if I can treat my thumb drive like an external hard drive and just have it on there, so that I can use it when I want and then go back to my other OS when it's not plugged in.
Thanks for your help, all. Hopefully I'm making enough sense that you guys/gals know what I'm asking.