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    Installing ubuntu from usb

    Several questions -

    Where are the most up to date instructions online?

    What size USB flash drive do you need? I have a 4GB here. Will that do?

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    Re: Installing ubuntu from usb

    Should. Depends on the specific size of the flavor of Ubuntu you will be "burning" to the flash drive. Everything on it will be wiped. Whenever you seek something related to Ubuntu how-to stuff, help.ubuntu.com and tutorials.ubuntu.com are a good places to start.


    As for how to actually create a bootable, installable, flash drive, is the official answer:
    https://tutorials.ubuntu.com/tutoria...ck-on-ubuntu#0
    There are links for how to do it for other OSes on that page too.

    There are 50+ other answers, but those generally are more complex to someone new. Best to stick with the official answer that has been followed by thousands of relatively new-to-Linux people.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/ has desktop and server User Guides for LTS and non-LTS releases, when you need that.

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    Cool Re: Installing ubuntu from usb


    https://help.ubuntu.com/stable/ubuntu-help/index.html


    Ubuntu 19.10 Desktop Guide

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick

    Installation/From USB Stick

    Yes to your question 4 GB is large enough for CD size .iso images and some
    DVD file sizes. This is the latest up to date information for Ubuntu & Flavors.

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases End of life for releases 18.04.3 LTS 2028 // 19.10 July 2020

    Use Etcher to load .iso image (OS) Ubuntu on a USB the easiest way.

    https://www.balena.io/etcher/
    Last edited by bernard010; 4 Weeks Ago at 10:03 PM. Reason: Left out how to flash a USB

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    Re: Installing ubuntu from usb

    @Tom_Carr

    It is not clear to me, from your recent posts, if you have progressed to running or even trying Ubuntu.

    If we assume that you are still using Windows then one approach is to start by installing Rufus in Windows to burn into a USB or DVD a Ubuntu *.iso.

    One tutorial here.

    One of the fullest tutorials I have found in recent days is here.

    I would bookmark it alongside many other posts. It can be confusing but half the battle is understanding the terminology.

    On the matter of flash drives for the LiveUSB these can be purchased in most stores and supermarkets.

    Check whether you have USB 3.0 or the older generation USB 2.0 ports.
    Last edited by dragonfly41; January 14th, 2020 at 03:59 PM.

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    Re: Installing ubuntu from usb

    The most up to date discussion on Bootable USB drives is Howto make USB boot drives: https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1958073&

    It is probably overkill for your needs.
    If you are making a bootdrive in windows either UNetbootin or Rufus are easy to use and work for both UEFI or BIOS computers.
    Last edited by C.S.Cameron; January 15th, 2020 at 04:19 AM.

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    Re: Installing ubuntu from usb

    To complete the list of options there is an interim option which avoids the dual boot route.

    It is to install VirtualBox in Windows 10 and then install a virtual Ubuntu image.

    Tutorial here.

    It could be a good interim step to learn Ubuntu. But remembet that it is a virtual Ubuntu machine running within Windows and factors such as memory size should be considered.

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    Re: Installing ubuntu from usb

    It is not clear to me, from your recent posts, if you have progressed to running or even trying Ubuntu.
    I have been using it for years, but have always installed with a CD or DVD. I will be making the boot drive on my computer running ubuntu 18.04.

    I have been using ubuntu for a long time but am not a power user. I just know enough to install it and use the GUI and Chromium.

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    Re: Installing ubuntu from usb

    unetbootin always works for me for Linux / Windows. If it doesnt, use rufus

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    Re: Installing ubuntu from usb

    Quote Originally Posted by bernard010 View Post


    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases End of life for releases 18.04.3 LTS 2028 // 19.10 July 2020
    The column end of life refers to extended, paid support mostly relevant to corporate customers. The five year free standard support is what matters to the normal individual user.
    Bringing old hardware back to life. About problems due to upgrading.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts.
    Don't use this space for a list of your hardware. It only creates false hits in the search engines.

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    Re: Installing ubuntu from usb

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom_Carr View Post
    Several questions -

    Where are the most up to date instructions online?

    What size USB flash drive do you need? I have a 4GB here. Will that do?
    4 GB is enough to create a live drive of all official Ubuntu versions and flavours. This is enough in order to install Ubuntu into an internal drive. (But if you want a persistent live drive (for example to use during travelling, it is a good idea to have a fast USB 3 drive with at least 16 GB.)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom_Carr View Post
    I have been using it [Ubuntu] for years, but have always installed with a CD or DVD. I will be making the boot drive on my computer running ubuntu 18.04.

    I have been using ubuntu for a long time but am not a power user. I just know enough to install it and use the GUI and Chromium.
    In this case I would recommend that you use the Startup Disk Creator, that is part of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

    It is a robust cloning tool, very easy to use, I think the description in the previous link and the stepwise instructions in next link will be enough for you.

    This link shows the official description by Canonical, the company that creates and maintains Ubuntu.



    If you want a tool with more options, you can install mkusb via a PPA,

    If you run standard Ubuntu live, you need an extra instruction to get the repository Universe. (Kubuntu, Lubuntu ... Xubuntu have the repository Universe activated automatically.)
    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository universe  # only for standard Ubuntu
    
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mkusb/ppa  # and press Enter
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install mkusb mkusb-nox usb-pack-efi

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