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I just don't understand the how-to pages for installing Ubuntu from USB drive.

Is there any program that can make USB drive from previously downloaded Ubuntu ISO images? Something like that would be pretty handy.

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Software for which platform:Linux/Windows/Mac? – ignite Sep 9 '12 at 18:53
Just use Unetbootin as shown there. – hexafraction Sep 12 '12 at 22:51
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unetbootin Install unetbootin is probably the best and the easiest way to make a bootable USB irrespective of the OS you are using to create the USB as it is crossplatform.

It has a very easy interface and options to choose between distributions straightaway from the menu and to select the desired iso image.

Also,creating a bootable USB using Unetbootin will give you a very very simple and easy interface when you boot your machine using the USB.

I would suggest to use this software straightaway without doubt...

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Universal USB Installer – Easy as 1 2 3 from works well. You can create a live USB from Windows and supports several flavors of Linux.

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You must be looking for unetbootin. A fantastic piece of software, which is easy to use, cross-platform, and most importantly: it works.

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Unetbootin and linuxliveusb are best for making usb drive bootable.

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SARDU creates a multiboot all-in-one USB drive, CD or DVD for free (personal and non commercial use, read the license). Hard disks, external hard disks and all removable media are supported.


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The default Ubuntu way to burn a CD, assuming you already have Ubuntu running, is to start up the Startup Disk Creator and follow the prompts.

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