How to Create a Bootable USB from Ubuntu ISO

Want to install Ubuntu Linux using its ISO flashed bootable USB drive? Yes, you can. Here are the answer and tutorial of doing the same in a simple way. Don’t need to buy bootable DVD or CD of Ubuntu Linux to install it on your personal computer or server; just download a third-party Linux bootable USB creator software and you are done!

Create a bootable Ubuntu USB drive from its ISO

Here we are using the Windows 10 operating system for creating a bootable Ubuntu USB Drive, however, the steps will be the same for Windows 8 and 7 too. The tutorial will work for any kind of Ubuntu version 19.04, 18.04, 1604, 14.04… including Ubuntu server.

  1. Download Ubuntu ISO image file from its official website. Here is the link.
  2. Get the Rufus, the best software to create a Linux bootable USB drive. Download it from here.
  3. Run the Rufus executable file on your Windows 10 or 8/7 operating system. No need to install, it is a portable bootable USB maker software.
  4. From the interface of Rufus select your Pen drive from the Device option.
  5. Now come to the Boot Select option, click on the SELECT button and explorer will open, now find your downloaded Ubuntu ISO image and select that.
  6. Set Filesystem as FAT32 which is a default, however, so leave it as it is.
  7. Finally, click on the START button to flash the Ubuntu ISO files on a USB drive. If it pop-up to ask you for downloading ISOLinux file then allow it.
  8. Once the writing of USB will be done. Just boot your PC with it to install Ubuntu.