Creating UEFI-only booting USB live media is pretty straight forward. Just copy the files to your FAT32-formatted USB drive. That's it!
Table of contents
- ISO loop back method
- Copy files from the ISO method
- Example via terminal
- Example via GUI
- Example on Windows
ISO loop back method
In preparation, will also include instructions for persistency.
Copy files from the ISO method
1. Example via terminal
You can do something like the following if
604A-00EA is your USB drive and you already have
$ 7z x ubuntu-12.04-desktop-amd64.iso -o/media/$USER/604A-00EA/
You're done if you have only one partition on this USB drive, otherwise you need to flag the partition as bootable e.g. via
# parted /dev/sdX set 1 boot on
/dev/sdX would be your USB stick and
1 the partition number that should be used to boot.
2. Example via GUI
Mount the .iso-file and copy the contents over to your USB drive. Press Ctrl+H in Nautilus to display and copy hidden files as well.
Add the boot flag via GParted.
3. Example on Windows
- Same as above, just copy files.
- Press Windows/Super+X, go to Disk Management and check if the partition is marked as active. On Windows versions prior to Windows 8, you press Windows/Super+R to open the run menu and open
diskmgmt.msc, that would open Disk Management.