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    make a bootable ubuntu stick in windows 7 ?

    Hi there. Been away for a while. Recently I obtained a desktop machine with Windows7. I have the laptop I used to use with Ubuntu (Focal Fossa). The laptop now has no bootable drive (gives that message on startup.) I want to install Focal Fossa or Hirsute Hippo on it (any suggestions?)

    I have a blank SanDisk 32GB flash drive, and I have read some tutorials but they seem to miss the point of what I am trying to do. I am trying to make the 32G stick into a bootable install stick for my laptop.

    If it helps, the desktop machine is a Dell XPS with a Core i5 and the laptop is an HP notebook.

    Also, I already have the iso image for Focal Fossa stored on my hard drive. Just need to get it burned to the stick.
    Last edited by josephfg; August 17th, 2021 at 06:34 PM.

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    Re: make a bootable ubuntu stick in windows 7 ?

    Burn the .ISO to your USB stick using Rufus on your Win machine. Choose the defaults in Rufus. Done.

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    Re: make a bootable ubuntu stick in windows 7 ?

    Is HP UEFI or BIOS based system?
    Desktop with i5 should be UEFI. But need more details on specs to give better details on install procedure.
    Dell often needs some settings in UEFI changed.

    Most Windows 7 installs were BIOS, but Windows 7 could be installed in UEFI mode to gpt partitioned drive, if UEFI secure boot off.
    Rufus makes either an UEFI only or a BIOS only bootable flash drive. You need to match system.
    Other tools make bootable flash drive that can be booted either UEFI or BIOS, but then in UEFI boot menu must choose the UEFI boot option.Lots of

    info on USB boot for installing
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/iso2usb &
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...n/FromUSBStick
    UEFI boot install & repair info - Regularly Updated :
    https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely.

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    Re: make a bootable ubuntu stick in windows 7 ?

    Wow that was spectacularly easy. Thank you!!!

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    Re: make a bootable ubuntu stick in windows 7 ?

    ml9104's solution worked like a charm. Thanks!

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