How to create Bootable Ubuntu USB key Using Alternate Methods

As I experienced in past Ubuntu’s default startup disk creator is buggy and sometimes it’s doesn’t work , If you are struggling with Ubuntu 15.10’s startup disk creator ( default USB disk creator ) then Here are quick alternate way of creating Ubuntu USB drive from existing Ubuntu Installation . For Upgrading or recovering bricked (incomplete upgrade or broken OS etc ) system or for installing fresh Ubuntu anyway , in this tutorial I’ll show you how to make bootable Ubuntu USB key .

 

Pre-Requisites

  1. Ubuntu ISO
  2. Minimum 8 GB USB stick ( pen-drive )
  3. existing Ubuntu or Mind Installation

 

Image Write Method

  • Right Click On ISO
  • choose open with > Image Writer
  • choose Destination drive ( Carefully )
  • click restore
  • Enter your password if prompt
  • wait while its restoring
  • enjoy

 

Right click on image Choose Image Writer

 

Choose target USB drive

 

window showing progress , just wait

 

DD Method

Identify your USB disk label ( open disks application and choose disk then  see on right device section ,

open terminal unmount the mounted partition

sudo umount /dev/sdb1

sudo dd if=ubuntu-16.04-desktop-amd64.iso of=/dev/sdb

 

where /dev/sdb is your USB drive 

 

terminal with dd info

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