I am a new Linux user. I recently installed Debian stable 8 from Windows through unetbootin but now I would like to use Ubuntu. I have downloaded Ubuntu iso file. But I am not able to write it to USB as in Debian, I am unable to install unetbootin both from repository and direct download as nothing happens when I double click the unetbootin file even though it is marked executable. I tried various other command options, also searched on google but all solutions had some problems. Please advice me how to make my USB bootable with Ubuntu preferably with unetbootin.
The preferred way to make a bootable usb in debian is using
sudo dd if=/path_to/ubuntu.iso of=/dev/usb-mount-point
will write the contents of ubuntu.iso file to
usb-mount-point. You have to see where you have mounted the USB (you can use
sudo fdisk -l to see (usually it will be
It is important to be absolutely sure of the mount point of usb before running the
The one and only supported way to "burn" an ISO image to a USB drive (memory stick) is the "USB Creator" tool aka "Startup Disk Creator".
It basically does some conversion and then copies the stuff onto the USB device. Be warned that the USB device content will be wiped as a result for the whole process!