View Full Version : hi everyone! looking to make a bootable USB drive

September 25th, 2018, 11:45 PM
I installed UBUNTU as my main OS over a win 10 computer. I used rufus to create the bootable ISO USB.
Is there any similar function to rufus on ubuntu to create bootable USB drives?

September 26th, 2018, 12:03 AM
Ubuntu suggests Start up disk creator.

Many prefer mkusb:

Bit more advanced, some of us just install grub and directly boot ISO with loopmount.


I now typically have ISO on either or both SSD & HDD. I then can install to either drive or to any external drive directly. My USB flash drives mostly have full installs, even if for data.

And if a newer UEFI system, you do not need an installer.

If UEFI only, then can just extract ISO with 7-zip to FAT32 formatted drive with boot flag on FAT32 partition.
Will not boot in BIOS mode
UEFI only USB key, just extract ISO ( 7 zip or similar) to FAT32 formatted flash drive partition & set boot flag.
UEFI only bootable flash drive

September 26th, 2018, 06:33 PM
+1 mkusb.
It makes a boot partition, a read only OS partition a ext2 persistence partition and a Windows/Linux compatible NTFS data partition.

SDC only uses a little space on the flash drive but makes the rest of the drive useless.