How to install distro from flash drive
What I want to do is take any random .iso file I download, "burn" it to a flash drive and then boot and install whatever distro is currently on the flash drive onto the computer I'm using. Currently I want to install Ubuntu 6.06 and have ubuntu-6.06.1-alternate-i386.iso. I've looked all over and done plenty of googling but can only find information on how to install an os onto the flash drive and this is not what I want to do. I'm fairly new to the *nix,bsd OS world and am always wanting to try something new and think being able to use a flash drive will save me the hassle of having a bunch of random os cd's as well as keep me from installing old versions of os's. I know I've had an issue with trying to burn a cd iso onto a dvd, will I run into the same problem when trying write a cd iso to a flash drive? Anyone else had any luck doing this? Are there any tools out there that will help me do this? Thanks in advance for any help.