This is going to be a super quick visual walk-through for running Ubuntu with the help of a Bootable USB drive.
- USB stick / USB thumb drive / USB flash drive with a minimum 4GB storage capacity
- An Apple computer or laptop with macOS
- Download Etcher- a free and open source software
- An Ubuntu ISO file
**We require an ISO file for this process, so for this-Head on to Ubuntu’s download page and simply download the version that best fits you.
Creating a Bootable Ubuntu USB drive:
- Get a USB stick and plug it in to an appropriate port of your computer.
- This process will work with any distribution of Linux. We are working here with an ISO image of UBUNTU.
- Open Etcher and click Select image and locate the Ubuntu ISO file. Try locating it in the downloads folder.
- Click Select drive and choose your USB stick.
- Click Flash to start writing your ISO file to USB flash drive. Enter your password in the next screen that pops up.
- The Flash stage of the process will show:
- progress, speed and an estimated time left until completion.
- Flashing stage is followed by a validation stage which ensures that the contents of the USB device are matching to the iso image.
- Click on ‘Eject’ in order to remove this USB drive safely from the computer and complete the process.
- Success! Now you can use this USB drive to install Ubuntu by simply following these steps:
- Plug the USB drive into a computer.
- Reboot the computer and install Ubuntu.
- Press F12 till you get into the boot sector of your system and then just change the boot order to boot from the USB drive.