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Try the usb-creator-gtk and let us know how good it works out.
I have used 8.10 for some time and decided to try 10.04. Clean installed from 201203211118 and built first MD. On creation of second MD at reboot PXE reported no offers. Dhcp had died. Reinstalled from same disk and dhcp did not work. Installed from 201203300106 . No dhcp. dhcp.conf is missing.