I'm currently using Ubuntu, but I'd like to give Arch Linux a try.
Their Wiki gives the following command for dumping an *.img file to a USB stick:
dd if=archlinux-2008.06-[core_or_ftp]-i686.img of=/dev/sdx
They warn that this will "...destroy all data on your USB stick."
Does that mean that if I do this, I can't use the USB stick for anything else?