Gone are the days when you bought a CD or DVD to install an operating system. Because if you have a USB drive and an operating system, you can quickly create a bootable USB drive for installing an operating system. For Ubuntu users, creating a bootable USB stick is easy and fast because you only need an .iso file of an operating system and a tool to create the bootable image on the USB stick.
Follow the guidelines of this article to create a bootable USB on Ubuntu.
Create a bootable USB stick on Ubuntu
Creating a bootable USB stick on Ubuntu system is easy and can be done as follows:
Method 1: Create bootable USB on Ubuntu via GUI
On the Ubuntu system there is a GUI tool called “Startup Disk Creator” which is specially used to create the bootable USB on the system. By default, this tool is installed on the Ubuntu system, which makes it easier to open it from the application menu and perform the required operation.
You can create a bootable USB on Ubuntu via GUI with the following steps:
Step 1: Insert a fully formatted USB stick into the Ubuntu system.
Step 2: Then open “Startup Disk Creator” on the Ubuntu system that comes pre-installed and you can open it from the Applications menu.
Step 3: You must have one .iso File downloaded to Ubuntu system and once it is ready you can click the “Create Startup Disk” Possibility.
Note: Here I create a bootable Ubuntu USB disk.
This will write the disk image to the Ubuntu hard drive.
It takes some time to write the image to disk and you need to wait for the image installation to finish on Ubuntu system.
Once the writing is complete, you can remove the USB from the Ubuntu system and connect it to the laptop or PC where you want to install an operating system from the bootable USB.
Note: You have to use those F12 Menu from your laptop to bring up the boot option and then select the USB drive to boot it. I leave the remaining installation steps to your choice as the above steps will create a bootable USB on the Ubuntu system.
Method 2: Create bootable USB on Ubuntu via Terminal
Ubuntu users can also use the command line terminal to create a bootable USB and for that they need to follow the following steps:
Step 1: First of all make sure that the USB stick is connected to the Ubuntu system and for this purpose the users have to apply the following command:
Step 2: Then unmount the mounted USB stick on the Ubuntu system with the following command:
Note: The location of the USB stick drive may be different in your case, which can be confirmed by the “df -h” Command.
Step 3: Now, to start creating the bootable USB on Ubuntu, follow the syntax given below:
Leave the above command as it is while changing the location of the ISO file and USB stick drive.
Once you run the above command, the process will create a bootable USB stick on the Ubuntu terminal.
Creating a bootable USB stick on Ubuntu system is easy with the help of a pre-installed tool called “Startup Disk Creator”. Insert the USB stick into the Ubuntu system and boot it “Startup Disk Creator” to write the image of an ISO file to the USB stick. Ubuntu users can also use the command line method to create a bootable disk on Ubuntu system, the details of which are already given in the guidelines mentioned above. Once the process is complete using any method, you can remove the USB stick and connect it to a laptop or PC and proceed with the OS installation.