flebber wrote:Does that offer persistence to save your files and update as you work?
Make a regular installation to the USB stick. I installed a second system from CD to USB using the text installer
(via grub menu) with no issues so far. Then you can install grub to the USB-Stick.
The graphical live installer will inevitably fail while trying to install grub to your first HD. But I'm unsure if it's the same without a HD. All the same, it's safe to use the text installer.