View Full Version : Question about bootable USB

October 17th, 2016, 12:12 PM

I am windows 7 user and i want to move to ubunto :D

What is the best software to create bootable usb stick?

I know Rufus, but not sure if its safe tool on windows lol

any advice please?

October 17th, 2016, 02:04 PM
Rufus seems OK: link (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick#Creating_a_bootable_Ubuntu_USB_flash_ drive_from_Windows).
There are some other tools too. If one doesn't work, try a different tool.

October 17th, 2016, 03:43 PM
I like mkusb as it can make persistent partitions but it does not work in windows.
UNetbootin has been around for a while and gets the job done, If you simply need the USB as an installer.

October 18th, 2016, 08:40 PM
I use UNetbootin (https://unetbootin.github.io/). I've made bootable thumb drives or disks of just about every distro out there and it works every time. Instructions are pretty straightforward too.

While you can use a distro in their repository, they are almost always a few releases behind, so I recommend downloading first and then using UNetbootin to make the bootable thumb drive from the ISO.

Hope that helps!

October 18th, 2016, 11:56 PM
When I was a Windows user I would us USB-Installer it's simple and works each and every time http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/