Updating kubuntu to 8 10
This OS can access hard drives on the machine on which it's running, and also can access other USB flash drives and USB hard drives.
You really A Live Kubuntu flash drive ("FD") is bootable (if your computer's boot sequence checks USB devices before it checks hard drives).
If not, leave the flash drive plugged in, Quit usb-creator, launch usb-creator again, and see if the flash drive is detected (it should be this time).
Kubuntu-on-a-Flash-Drive (KFD) offers you your favorite operating system (which can be updated - manually, not via Adept), running out of a RAM disk.
If you wish to set it up with the optional "persistence" feature, you can save your system settings, install programs, and save data files.
The Kubuntu it contains will run in your PC's main memory (RAM, in ramdisk) and will not change anything on your hard drive unless you specifically direct it to.
"Access" here means USE the files on these devices - read and write them, using programs that are part of the Kubuntu Live operating system.Manual creation of the Kubuntu FD is a detailed process, but not especially difficult, and you'll likely to learn a few useful things.The usb-creator program is available in the 8.10 repository, and is available for Kubuntu 8.04, too - visit https://launchpad.net/~evand/+archive If you know you have an empty, never-used FD (not simply one that's empty), you can begin.Other wise, you must pay particular attention to preparation of your FD - it's absolutely critical.
Letting software do it for you is a significantly less flexible option, but highly likely to work the first time.
One way to resolve this choice problem might be to use the software option first, then if you want more you can return to use the manual procedure.  Download the Kubuntu Live CD: kubuntu-8.10-desktop-i386is what this page is designed around, and will be used here. Check the md5sum; run the CD, select “Check CD for defects,” then test run the Live CD. This works to create a Live, persistent or non-persistent Ubuntu (and variants) USB flash drive.