Originally Posted by maxsanders
Nifty if I can use USB flash to boot Ubuntu,
but with no bios provision
(I have bios options for USB HDD, USB CDROM and USB FDD but none if these work with USB flash),
it appears that CD ROM live disto is my only option,
hopefully using a USB flash drive for my personal files generated with the live distro operating from CDROM.
Any work arounds to suggest?
Actually, that is your solution if all you want is to use a LiveCD and still save data files someplace. It just requires manually mounting the USB stick each time. There is also the possibility of booting with a LiveCD and saving files to a hard drive. Same deal, just need to mount the hard dive. Some LiveCDs are made specifically with that in mind (i.e., Puppy Linux [not my favorite for other reasons], DSL, probably Knoppix). Once he LiveCD is fired up, open a terminal and have at it