I want to get Ubuntu on my usb stick, but I don't know too much about computers. I want to be able to put this on my usb stick, but I just want to be sure it will not mess any files up on my computer first off. I have a large number of files on here that I absolutely need. To clarify: my usb stick is empty, I'm only worried about messing up files on my windows computer. Thanks for the help!


Using a tool like UNetbootin (http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/) To put Ubuntu on a usb will not harm your computer in any way (provided you have told it to write to the usb and not the hard-drive.)

Once you've booted into it, the only way to do any harm to your computer is if you tell Ubuntu to install to the hard-drive. Even then, you can dual-boot so that you can keep your stuff and get to use both Operating Systems.

Hope that clarifies!


It won't unless you tell it to, which you easily can (but intentionally have to.)

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