View Full Version : Installation of Ubuntu for a UEFI boot from USB

July 16th, 2017, 07:36 AM
I need a USB stick with a portable 64-bit version of Ubuntu on. I've done it with legacy, but that's only 32-bit. I need the bootloader and OS on one USB stick, so that I can take it anywhere, and boot from any computer that supports UEFI. Please note that I would use the boot menu from the BIOS in order to do this, I already have Windows on my PC. I do not have any form of Linux. I do have the Ubuntu installation media on a USB drive (No disk tray in on my laptop), so I can live boot.

July 16th, 2017, 08:07 AM


July 16th, 2017, 11:25 AM


LinuxLive USB Creator or MultiBootUsb

these have the capacity to install a choice of many flavours of linux and run readily under windows.

July 16th, 2017, 01:52 PM
In Windows you can clone an operating system with Win32 Disk Imager (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Win32DiskImager). You can

- start from an iso file and create a live-only USB drive with Ubuntu or an Ubuntu 64-bit family operating system, that works in both UEFI and BIOS mode. The corresponding iso files have the string amd64 in the file name.

- start from an image file and clone the original system in the image to a USB drive. This system can be anything, for example an installed system or a persistent live system with some special tweaks, for example mkusb installed. You can find (and download) such systems via the following link, Compressed image file with a persistent live system (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/mkusb/persistent#Compressed_image_file_with_a_persistent _live_system)