A much easier way to install Ubuntu on a USB device (Stick or HD)!

I was reading How to install Ubuntu Linux from USB Stick posted on this site a while ago, and found it to be quite some work to get Ubuntu working on a USB stick. Besides, having to prepare your USB device, creating a separate partition on it which will be more or less “useless” after the installation, giving up 750MB of space? There had to be a better way.

Together with a colleague of mine, I decided to figure out whether there could be an easier way to install Ubuntu on a USB device. I found a way of doing it in a much simpler way… without creating the separate partition to store the LiveCD:

A couple of assumptions to take into account when going through this manual: