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Making a bootable USB disk / pen drive/ flash disk is not a difficult task. If you have a Linux distro pre-installed like Ubuntu you can do it easily using “Startup Disk Creator”. This comes pre-installed with Ubuntu.
Advantages of having Ubuntu USB disk handy:
- Windows not working then you can take backup of your data
- Install or upgrade Ubuntu
- Enjoy or test Ubuntu experience without installing it
- Securely boot into other publicly accessible PC without compromising your personal security
If you don’t have a Linux machine and want to crate it using windows then check Make bootable Linux/Ubuntu USB drive using UNetbootin: Live CD solution to backup your data
Before you start, please complete the following requirements:
- A 2GB or larger USB Disk/flash drive
- Ubuntu Desktop 16.04 or later installed
- An Ubuntu ISO , If you don’t have one then please download the same from Download Ubuntu.
Now we have to launch the Startup Disk Creator to write the ISO image to your USB disk. Please follow the steps mentioned below:
- Insert your USB Disk (Note: Select “Do nothing” if prompted)
- Use the top left icon to open the dash board and search for Startup Disk Creator
- Select Startup Disk Creator from the results to launch the application
After the application has been launched, Startup Disk Creator will find ISO files in your Downloads folder by default, as well as any attached USB storage it can write the ISO image.
Most of the times it selects the correct Ubuntu ISO image and the USB disk you inserted. If not please use the “Other” button to locate your ISO file and select the exact USB device you want to use from the list of devices. Then click Make Startup Disk to start the process.
Once the process is started it will confirm whether you have selected the correct USB disk or not. Click yes if it is correct. Please pay attention to this as everything stored on this device will be formatted and can’t be recovered later.
Once you confirm the above , the process will start.
Once the process is completed you will see the below message.
Congratulations…😊😊😊😊 You have a bootable Ubuntu USB disk now. Use it as you like it now. 😉
Author’s Note: Please use only 2GB USB Disk, as rest of the free space of the disk won’t be allocated for use in this process and you might be worried where the rest of the storage has gone.
However, if you have chosen to use higher storage you can retrieve it later. Let it be in discussion for later. 😉
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