> You mentioned: "Install ubuntu (say 10.04 because that seems to have least
> problems with BitBake etc) "; will this be installed onto the USB disk drive
> or the PC?
> Thanks for warning me; this will keep me positive for the task ahead.
I've never built a bootable USB from a virtual machine, but I believe that it can be done.
What I'd do is this:
Install 10.04 on a real pc
Use the menu option to create a bootable USB