Originally Posted by hulk321
I have downloaded the live iso and i was wondering if i could use usb drive (8GB) as a boot instead of burning a disk?
If yes then please guide me how?
Ofcoarse you can.... you could use UNETBOOTIN program to copy to a usb stick but I find it to be a bit hit or miss... here is a much more reliable way to do it....
find "imagewriter" download link... and rightclick and savelinkas to your Desktop. Then follow this guide...
Be sure the USB drive is unmounted before proceeding. Some Linux distributions auto mount the USB drive when it is inserted, which can cause corruption when writing.
# umount <usb-drive> (or right click on the mounted usbdrive and unmount it)
* Image Writer (recommended, requires Python >=2.4)
Image Writer is a small python executable script that detects your USB drive and writes the image to it. The advantage of using image writer is that it will not inadvertently overwrite your system hard drive. Download Image Writer
# cd <directory with downloaded image-writer file>
# chmod a+x ./image-writer
# ./image-writer <image file>