I want to download Ubuntu portable and I searched on Google and results came showing Ubuntu remix.I was not sure if it was genuine or not. So please tell me.

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    For you, what is that thing that you call Ubuntu portable ?
    – solsTiCe
    Jul 10, 2015 at 7:59
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    Your question shows lack of research, use simple Google search google.com/?q=ubuntu+on+usb+stick or put your question into the search. If you use Ubuntu, look into the usb-creator-gtk, it is accessible from dashboard too, it can create installer USB and also run as Live CD.
    – Mike
    Jul 10, 2015 at 8:03
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    Download the iso from ubuntu.com/download. Follow steps in ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows to make a Live USB. When you boot from the live USB you can install it or just 'try' it.
    – Ron
    Jul 10, 2015 at 8:13
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    This site is for official Ubuntu distros only, besides Portable Ubuntu Remix is discontinued 2011. But you can easily install Ubuntu to USB as portable OS if that is what you have in mind.
    – VRR
    Jul 10, 2015 at 12:01

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For Windows users:

  1. Download Universal USB Installer .
  2. Download Ubuntu ISO file Ubuntu Desktop.
  3. Insert Flash USB.
  4. Run Universal USB Installer and select Ubuntu from first drop down menu(Step .1)
  5. Press Browse and select Ubuntu ISO downloaded file (Step .2)
  6. Select Flash USB drive (Step .3) [Flash USB will be formatted and all data will be wiped]

Universal USB Installer main window

  1. Press Create and wait to finish process (Step .4)

Universal USB Installer last step

  1. Reboot your PC and select Flash USB to boot. (Pressing F12 or F2 and select Flash USB to boot)
  2. Finish, You have a portable Ubuntu in you Flash USB.
  • -1 Why should I use Windows, when I can do the same with Linux/Ubuntu?
    – A.B.
    Jul 10, 2015 at 9:43
  • at least UNetbootin (since it is cross-platform) will make more sense! Jul 10, 2015 at 10:42
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    @A.B. to make Flash USB boot in Linux/Ubuntu he/she needs a Linux machine. It's chicken / egg issue.
    – Vahid
    Jul 10, 2015 at 12:55
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    I believe Rufus is the currently recommended installation tool. ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows
    – Mixx
    Apr 20, 2017 at 17:28
  • Download standard Ubuntu and the Ubuntu family flavours via releases.ubuntu.com . Use the following tools to create a live USB drive with Ubuntu: Rufus in Windows; the Ubuntu Startup Disk Creator in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and newer versions. Disks alias gnome-disks or mkusb in older Ubuntu and other linux distros; Unetbootin or dd in MacOS. Warning: dd is dangerous, so check and double-check. See this link and links from it for more details, ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2230389
    – sudodus
    Jun 27, 2017 at 8:12

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