Brief: Tutorial to show you how to create a bootable USB of Ubuntu in Windows. Instructions are valid for all versions of Ubuntu and Windows.
The first step of installing Ubuntu is to create a live USB or disk. If you are using Windows 7, 8.1 or 10, you can use Universal USB Installer to create a live USB. It’s my favorite tool and is extremely easy to use.
Let’s see how to easily make a live USB of Ubuntu in Windows 8.
Steps to create a live USB in Windows:
Step 1: Download Ubuntu ISO
Go to Ubuntu and download the ISO image of your preferred Ubuntu version. At present, there are two LTS version available, Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 16.04. You can download whichever you prefer.
It is always a good idea to perform a checksum on ISO file you downloaded from the internet.
Step 2: Download Universal USB Installer
Once you have downloaded the ISO of Ubuntu 16.04 or 14.04, go to this page and download the latest version of Universal USB Installer.
Step 3: Creating the bootable USB
Plugin the USB drive in the computer and run Universal USB Installer. You need to do the following things now:
- Select Ubuntu under step 1
- Browse to the location of downloaded Ubuntu ISO in Step 2 section
- In Step 3, select the USB drive and also check the option to format it.
It will present you with obvious warnings, click Yes.
Wait for sometime for the process to complete. You can push it to background, if you like.
That said, live USB should be created in few minutes.
Once the live USB is created, you can proceed with installation of Ubuntu 14.04. I hope this tutorial helped you to easily create bootable USB of Ubuntu in Windows.