I have tried many times to make a bootable USB drive to run Ubuntu from my MacBook Air and have failed many times, the instructions that are given are somewhat confusing mostly because I am most definitely not a professional.

Can you give me some detailed instructions? Preferably a how-to video, that would make it a lot more clear.


First, download the Ubuntu image if you haven't done so already.

  • Download UNetbootin for Mac and run the software.
  • Tick the "Diskimage" radio button and browse for your image-file.
  • Choose target drive and press OK.
  • Wait for the progress to complete.

Now you just have to boot your Mac from USB and start the installation of Ubuntu.

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