You can run Ubuntu will all your settings and files, even if you don't have your own computer with you. You will have a whole, powerful operating system in your pocket!
Sorry for the not very helpful pictures. It was to hard to document each little step for each step. Hopefully it is still easy to follow...
I'm not liable for any damage done to your computer and/or flash drive. However, I haven't ever had a problem. Just make sure to follow each step carefully.
*This process is no longer needed as of Ubuntu 8.10 because a USB Ubuntu Creator is built in.
Step 1: Get Materials
- USB 2.0 Flash drive (at least 1G) (You could use USB 1.1, but everything will take 5x longer)
- Computer w/ CD Drive (Must be able to boot from USB. Newer motherboards will work. Motherboards older than 2 years old probably won't work. A BIOS update from your computer manufacturer might work.)
- Ubuntu LiveCD (You don't need this if your computer already has Ubuntu installed on it)
- You should also be somewhat computer-savvy and comfortable with command prompt/ terminal.
You can get the Ubuntu LiveCD at ubuntu.com. Download the Ubuntu Desktop LiveCD iso and burn it on a CD using Nero or another program. You could also request a free Ubuntu CD but that takes 6-10 weeks to ship.