How to Create a Bootable Ubuntu USB Drive

There are many ways which you can follow for installing the Ubuntu distribution. You can also complete this procedure through a bootable USB drive, which is a handy way. But Ubuntu will only let you use ISO disc image for downloading, so you should have a third-party tool to transform the ISO file into a bootable USB drive. Here’s how to create a bootable Ubuntu USB drive.

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Steps to create a bootable Ubuntu USB drive on your Windows PC

•    Go down to the Download column.

•    Start downloading the  Rufus updated version.

•    Begin the downloading process of the portable version so that you do not need to install it on the computer.

•    You have to download the Ubuntu ISO picture.

•    You can complete this procedure from any other folder.

•    But you should go to the online site and visit the Ubuntu online download webpage.

•    Start downloading the updated version which is currently available.

•    After the Ubuntu ISO file is downloaded, go to Rufus.

•    Pair the USB drive, but space should be 2GB.

•    You have to ensure that you do not skip any important folder saved on your disk after removing the drive.

•    Press on the Device pull-down menu located in the Rufus.

•    Ensure that the correct USB drive is chosen.

•    After that, below the Boot selection option, choose the Disk or ISO image option.

•    Press on the Select option.

•    Go to the folder where you have downloaded the ISO file.

•    Choose it and press on the Open option.

•    Go down to the Format Options.

•    Ensure that you have to change the File system into FAT32.

•    Press on the Start option to start making the Ubuntu bootable USB drive.

•    Click on the Yes option.

•    By going to the ISO Hybrid image detected prompt, choose the Write in ISO Image Mode option.

•    Press on the OK button.

•    After completing this process, exit the Rufus application.

•    After creating the USB disk, skip the USB plugged in the procedure.

•    Start the system again

•    Click on the key registered with the boot menu.

•    After that, choose the USB disk which you have already made.

•    Use Ubuntu without downloading it.

•    For using the Live USB feature, press on the Try Ubuntu option.

Steps to create a bootable Ubuntu USB drive from your Mac

•    You need to start preparing the USB flash drive, and there should be 2GB space.

•    Go to the online site and start downloading the Ubuntu ISO file to the Mac.

•    After that, you have to start reformatting the USB stick with the Disk Utility program.

•    To complete this procedure, press on the Spotlight symbol.

•    It is located at the upper right-hand side of the screen.

•    Find the Disk Utility program.

•    After opening the Disk Utility, you should connect the USB stick correctly.

•    After getting it in the Disk Utility, choose it and press on the Erase option.

•    It is located on the upper side of the screen.

•    After that, change the Format to MS-DOS.

•    Then, press on the Erase option for reformatting the USB drive.

•    Start installing it and go to the Etcher.

•    Click on the System Preferences option.

•    Press on the Security and Privacy option.

•    Press on the Open Anyway option registered with the Etcher.

•    Choose the Select Image option.

•    Go to the folder where the ISO files are located.

•    In case you have not created a new folder for it, then you will get it in the Downloads folder.

•    Press on the Flash option.

•    Select the Try Ubuntu to open a new image option.

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