When you make a USB bootable with Ubuntu, it usually offers to either "Try Ubuntu" or "Install" into the hard drive. "Try Ubuntu" doesn't really save changes or treat the USB like a hard drive of its own. But that's what I want: a portable hard drive with Ubuntu OS installed into it so I can boot from it on any computer, and have all my changes saved. And yes, I have enough room in the flash drive (if 32 GIGS is enough).
I've read on Ask Ubuntu that this is actually possible by choosing your flash drive from the custom install menu (where it shows all the computer's drives, including sdb, the flash drive). However, the answer i read suggested that I use an Ubuntu DVD to make this work. Can I install Ubuntu onto a flash drive from that VERY flash drive itself? I've noticed that the "Try Ubuntu" interface still works even if I decide to unplug the flash drive, so perhaps the flash drive can install Ubuntu onto itself?
It's hard for me to word my question clearly, but I hope I did it well enough so that someone understands.
Thanks a ton :)