How To Create A Bootable USB Stick On Ubuntu For Windows

by Praneeth Karnena 0

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Creating a bootable USB Stick on Ubuntu is really easy and simply. No extra or third-party software is needed for creating a bootable USB stick on Ubuntu. Ubuntu is bundled with a pre-installed software for creating bootable USB/DVD.

Method 1: The Easy One

  1. Insert a USB stick with at least 8 GB of free space.
  2. Open the dash and search for Startup Disk Creator and launch the app.
Startup Disk Creator - Ubuntu
Startup Disk Creator – Ubuntu

3. Click “Other” to choose the ISO file and now navigate to the location of the ISO file.

4. Choose the ISO file and click ‘Open’.

5. Select the USB stick in the bottom box and click ‘Make Startup Disk‘.

Create Bootable USB - Ubuntu
Create Bootable USB – Ubuntu

Method 2: The Geek Way

  1. Install GParted and format the USB drive to NTFS. GParted is a partition manager in Ubuntu. Run the following command to install GParted in Ubuntu:
    sudo apt-get install gparted
  2. Another software ntfs-3g is needed for formatting a drive to NTFS partition. Install it by running the following command:
    sudo apt-get install ntfs-3g
  3. Formatting the USB drive to NTFS: Navigate to System > Administration > GParted Partition Editor. Now select the USB stick by identifying it based on it’s memory.
  4. Right Click on the USB drive and choose ‘Unmount‘.
  5. Now select the USB drive and select Partion > Format to > ntfs.

    GParted - Ubutnu
    GParted – Ubutnu
  6. Now Right Click on the USB drive and select Manage Flags and select Boot Flag.
  7. Unplug the USB from your PC and plug it back.
  8. Download UNetbootin: http://unetbootin.github.io/
  9. Open UNetbootin and select “Diskimage” and then browse navigate to your Windows ISO file.
    UNetbootin - Ubuntu
    UNetbootin – Ubuntu

    10. Now click OK and you know what happens next.

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