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Install ubuntu live cd on usb from within windows?

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I wanted to know if this is possible. I need to quickly get into ubuntu on a machine to run some commands, but have no discs atm.
    
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Use pendrivelinux universal usb installer http://www.pendrivelinux.com/
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I prefer UNetbootin as it has support for older releases, but both will do the same job.
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As a VM or as a dual boot without having to repartition? The newer releases of ubuntu have an installer that will run from windows and allow you to dual boot, but you sacrifice some minor functionality.
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there's a app called Universal USB-Installer-1.8.3.3 google for it.

Just put it in the same directory as your linux iso. Run it. It detects the iso image self then make the flash bootable with linux on there.
All you do is boot with it and install linux then
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Don't use Wubi (the Windows UBuntu Installer), it's far from ideal. If you only need to run a few commands, a Virtual Machine (like Virtualbox) is the way forward, but you need to install it to Windows first. You can then mount the USB drive in the Virtual Machine and boot & install Ubuntu. Not great if it's an older system without VT support though, it'll run appallingly
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