Create Bootable USB From Linux: As Easy As Possible!

This Article will teach you how to Create Bootable USB Drive From Linux, as easy as possible. I usually create bootable drives from Windows using Rufus, but this time I tried to create on directly from Linux. I had to do some testing for my Install Postman Ubuntu 18.04 Tutorial and needed to Install Ubuntu 18.04 on my Laptop. Let me show you how I have done it.

I am going to install Ubuntu 18.04 on my Dell XPS 13, you check out my Best Linux Laptops 2018 article if you are interested in it!

Step 1 – Updating the System

As always, we first make sure our System is up to date:

sudo apt-get update -y && sudo apt-get upgrade -y
How to Create Bootable USB from Linux
Create Bootable USB from Linux

 

Step 2 – Installing Startup Disk Creator

We are going to install Startup Disk Creator as our tool of choice, you can either install it via Terminal or via the Software Manager (Debian based Systems).

Terminal:

sudo apt-get install usb-creator-gtk

Agree to install all it’s dependencies.

Create Bootable USB Linux
Create Bootable USB from Linux

 

Software Manager:

Simply open the Software Manager and search for “Startup Disk”.

How to Create Bootable USB from Linux
Create Bootable USB from Linux

 

Step 3 – Start the Startup Disk Creator

Start the Startup Disk Creator by either opening the Start Menu and searching for “Startup Disk Creator”, or by using the Terminal and running:

usb-creator-gtk
Bootable USB from Linux
Create Bootable USB from Linux

Step 4 – Create Bootable USB from Linux

Select the Image you want to write on the Drive, make sure the correct Drive is selected and click on Make Startup Disk.

Bootable USB Linux
Create Bootable USB from Linux

 

The process can take up to a couple of Minutes. You get informed once the Process is done.

How to Create Bootable USB from Linux
Finishing Create Bootable USB from Linux

 

Conclusion

Who would have thought? It is actually even easier to create a Bootable USB Drive from Linux than it is from Windows. You can now use your Drive for whatever reason you created it.

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