How to Create Bootable USB Disk / DVD on Ubuntu / Linux Mint

Pradeep Kumar

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  1. jake says:

    > Whenever we install Ubuntu and Linux Mint then this (Startup Disk Creator) installed automatically as part of default tools.

    Mint Cinnamon (17.3) doesn’t have this installed by default. Instead it uses something called ‘USB Image Writer’. Maybe it’s the same program but the interface was altered somewhat.

    I’ve lately burned in a few ISOs using ‘USB Image Writer’ and the debian-based stuff has booted fine. Having problems with non-debian stuff (arch-based and others). Most boot their menus fine but all end up not being able to find the ISO directory (weird, maybe it’s my USB hardware). I’m going to try uNetBootin to see if I have better success.

    I did try multisystem for multiple ISOs on a disk (it installed so much stuff, including qemu) but it turned out to be a failure. Also tried YUMI (under WINE) and it too failed to create a multi-boot system.

  2. Richard Palmer says:

    Mint XFCE (18.2) doesn’t have this installed by default either. It also uses something called ‘USB Image Writer, as have the preceding XFCE versions. I have had some success using this programme but also some failures. A further disadvantage with it is that the file system on the created USB device is unreadable. Unetbootin has been slightly more productive for me and avoids the unreadable file system issue.

    I’ve also used dd and that has worked well.

  3. clerygo says:

    I did all dd (Command line Utility) process and works fine but USB Memory doesnt boot (Im trying PureOS 8.0 Live iso). I made a comparison with another USB Memory with Ubuntu 16.04 iso image. I verified on GParted:

    PureOS 8.0 Live: System Files=unknowed, Options=boot, hidden.
    UBUNTU 16: System Files=fat32, Options=boot, lba. (this boot normally).

    What you think about?

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