You’ve been using Windows and find it insecure and you have decided to install Ubuntu, one the most popular Linux Flavors (version). But the question is how do you install it via a Thumb drive. Well, you can easily install it via the CD or the downloaded .ISO file, which can be burnt on a CD and install it, you can also install it using a network drive/device.
Actually, installing Â Ubuntu Â from a USB drive has the same concept as the installation from CD/DVD. Â But the installation process is much faster using a USB drive, or Â maybe Â there is no CD/DVD Drive on the computer or whatever reason.
Here are the steps of Â Installing Â Ubuntu via USB/Thumb Drive
- Make sure your USB drive is bootable and your system allows to boot from the USB, you would find this in the BIOS, when you start your computer, either a DEL or F2 would take you into BIOS.
- Make a bootable USB drive.
To create a bootable USB drive using the Ubuntu Live CD. Run the Ubuntu Live CD, and then from the Menu select
System-> Administration-> Startup Disk Creator. You can also create it from .iso file here
Select the USB target drive, click Make Startup Disk.
- Change the BIOS settings to boot via USB drive.
Plug a USB drive before the computer is turned on, then enter the BIOS settings, change the boot priority to USB drives targeted. Â Restart the computer, and do the installation as usual.