One of my laptop’s hard disk crashed this weekend. The CD drive has been broken always so I spent a day on creating a USB drive on Ubuntu that I can boot my laptop with.
It seems there isn’t much documentation available for easily creating the USB stick bootable
Here is something that’s really easy & works without much command line interface.
It allows you to very easily create a Live linux distro on a USB. You can select almost any distro such as Ubuntu, SLAX, Fedora and dozen others.
I created SLAX and it worked fine. SLAX is one of the smallest Linux distro with all the features that a regular user would need. A very clean UI. (It takes about 2 hours to download & burn the USB on a 256 kbps line that I have at home).
Ubuntu, the most popular Linux Distro is bulky and it takes 5-6 times longer to download & burn on the USB.