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How can I create a bootable installer on USB with Ubuntu 11?

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What environment are you in, Windows, Linux? – wojox May 12 '11 at 3:09
UNetbootin is pretty easy to use and works on Windows and Linux – Uri Herrera May 12 '11 at 3:43
@Uri Herrera, does it work with Ubuntu 11 Minimal tho? – JM at Work May 18 '11 at 9:21
i'm not sure, i tried to do a bootable disc for ubuntu studio but didn't work, though it may work now, seems t work only with livecds that come with a graphical installer. – Uri Herrera May 18 '11 at 21:14
Ubuntu 11? There are two releases of Ubuntu that begin with 11: 11.04 (Natty) and 11.10 (Oneiric). – Nathan Osman Nov 14 '11 at 3:30
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Ubuntu minimal does not work with Startup Disk Creator.

Use Unetbootin as per this AU Question and answer.

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  1. Download the Ubuntu iso you want installed on the usb.
  2. Go to Adminstration;Startup Disk Creater.
  3. Press the "Other" button and select the iso image.
  4. Highlight your usb drive in the "Disk to use" box.
  5. Click "Make Startup Disk"
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I try that (Startup disk creator) with Ubuntu 11 Minimal but nothing happens are I select the iso – Jiew Meng May 15 '11 at 11:06
Everybody is saying that the "Minimal CD" does NOT work with Startup Disk Creator. Have you tried your suggestion, @ZachariahCallaway? – Rodrigo Oct 8 '15 at 18:15

If you are currently using Windows and don't wish to burn the Live CD you can extract usb-creator.exe from the Ubuntu iso using 7zip.

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Using 'dd' will also work. Make sure you know which /dev/sd ID your usb stick is. To find out run Startup Disk Creator and it will show you. I will use sdb for this example. Unmount if mounted umount /dev/sdb1 then from terminal run the command
sudo dd if=mini.iso of=/dev/sdb

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