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I would like to use the work computer to create the bootable USB

I need bootable USB disk for my home computer.

I'm not administrator on the work computer, so I can't execute the installer.

Is there another way?

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Unfortunately not. Non-administrators can not change the MBR.

Maybe if you have the Virtual box at work. And have access to USB.

It is also possible to write a bootable CD. Use the application Brasero.

You could ask your IT department at work to make a bootable USB for you.

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If you can boot the Ubuntu Live CD, (or Live USB), you should be able to run Startup Disk Creator.

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If you can boot an Ubuntu live CD/DVD/USB, you have administrator rights (in the live system). – Eliah Kagan Jan 31 '13 at 7:38
Well isn't that the largest chicken and the egg response. Can't create a cd, to boot to the cd, to create the cd... – triunenature Sep 5 '14 at 21:16
@triunenature LOL! I had to log in just to upvote your comment – airstrike Nov 3 '15 at 19:43

unetbootin (for windows) does not need admin rights to create bootable USB sticks from the distro of choice.

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This is simply wrong. You do need admin privileges to us unetbootin. I just tried it. – Nate May 10 at 14:46

Unetbootin does use admin rights just format the drive and copy all the data from the iso image to the usb. It worked for me! Hope this helps anyone.

share|improve this answer Now go download anywhere from uSbuntu beta 1 to LiLi version 2.2. If you want a 64-bit, use version 2.2. These don't need admin rights.

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