I'm running kubuntu 15.04 and I want to make bootable usb stick from an ISO file, how can I do that? I tried this: How do I make a bootable USB stick from an ISO image? I also tried running UUI by wine (it didn't detect my usb stick)

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Use dd.

 sudo dd if=input.iso of=/dev/sdx

where input.iso is the input file and /dev/sdx is the USB device you're writing to. This method is fast and has never failed me. Note: that the 'x' depends on the actual device the usb mounts as.

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    Actually, a few years ago I had some Ubuntu ISO which I didn't boot after I wrote it with dd to the USB device. Using some GUI programm it worked but I never found out what the problem was. So just as a hint: there might be some ISO files out there which do boot after writing them with dd to the usb device.
    – JepZ
    Oct 12, 2017 at 18:13

Install unetbootin

sudo apt-get install unetbootin
  1. plug in a USB drive
  2. Delete all partitions on the USB drive
  3. create a fat32 partition
  4. mount the flash drive

open up a terminal and start unetbootin

sudo unetbootin
  1. select disk image
  2. choice you iso
  3. select you flash drive
  4. then click ok

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wait for that to be done and you have your self a bootable usb stick.

  • When booting from a Ubuntu 16.04 Server iso, it detected that it was created using unetbootin, and presented a warning during setup, to warn use of unetbootin is unreliable. Mar 23, 2017 at 23:46
  • I have found unetbootin to be unreliable as well.
    – Marc
    Jul 15, 2017 at 0:37

You can try Unetbootin




The PPA repository doesn't work (for me at least), so I don't post it.

Today I've tried it (for Kubuntu 15.10), but unsuccessfully. Please post your results afterwards.

  • Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference.
    – Mark Kirby
    Nov 8, 2015 at 19:24
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    I have found unetbootin to be unreliable.
    – Marc
    Dec 31, 2015 at 1:04

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