Make a USB Kubuntu Flash Drive via Windows

Make a USB Kubuntu flash drive using Windows. Kubuntu is a fork of Ubuntu, offered by Canonical Ltd. It utilizes a KDE desktop environment. KDE is often preferred over Gnome for its visual appearance and Windows familiar functionality. Once finished, your Flash Drive will act as a Live Bootable USB, that could be used in place of the Live CD. A persistent file can optionally be created for saving and restoring changes on subsequent reboots.

Kubuntu Live Bootable USB

USB Bootable Kubuntu

Distribution Home Page: Distro Home Page

Persistent Feature: Yes

Live USB Boot Essentials

  • Windows 11, 10, 8 PC (to perform the portable conversion)
  • Kubuntu ISO
  • USB flash drive
  • YUMI (creates the bootable Live USB)

Make a USB Kubuntu Live Flash Drive from Windows

  1. Download and launch the YUMI Bootable USB Software.
  2. (1) Select your Flash Drive from the drop list.
    (2) Next, choose Kubuntu for the distribution.
    (3) Browse and select the ISO file.
    (4) Optionally, set a persistent file size for storing changes, and then Click Create.
    Put Kubuntu on USB
  3. Once the script has finished, restart your PC and set your BIOS or Boot Menu to boot from the USB device, save your changes and reboot.

You should now be able to run Kubuntu Live directly from the Flash Drive.

Install Kubuntu from USB

It is also worth noting that you can optionally Install Kubuntu from USB to a hard drive. Just use the "Install Kubuntu" shortcut located on the desktop, and follow the onscreen instructions.

Install Kubuntu from USB
Installing Kubuntu from a USB to a hard drive.