Create Bootable USB Lubuntu using Windows

How to Create a Bootable USB Lubuntu using Windows. Lubuntu is essentially Ubuntu with an LXDE desktop environment. LXDE is a lightweight X11 desktop environment. It is an optimal choice for older or slower computers and netbooks because requires less processing power and RAM. Here we will show you how to install Lubuntu to a USB flash drive from within Windows using the Universal USB Installer. When finished, you should be able to run Lubuntu from USB with Persistence. Enabling you to save and restore some changes on subsequent boot. You can also optionally Install Lubuntu from USB to a hard drive.

Bootable USB Lubuntu with Persistence

USB Boot Lubuntu

Distribution Home Page: Project Home

Minimum Flash Drive Capacity: 4GB+ (with persistence)

Persistent Feature: Yes


  • Windows PC to perform conversion
  • Lubntu ISO
  • 4GB or larger USB flash drive (fat32 formatted)
  • Universal USB Installer (does the Live Bootable USB conversion)

Creating a Bootable USB Lubuntu using Windows

  1. Download and then launch the Universal USB Installer.
  2. Select Lubuntu from the drop list of distributions and then follow the remaining instructions.
  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 then reboot.

If everything worked out smoothly, you should now be able to run USB Lubuntu Live directly from your Flash Drive with persistence.

Install Lubuntu from USB

You can also opt to Install Lubuntu from USB to a hard drive by launching the Installer directly from the "Install Lubuntu" shortcut found on the desktop.

Install Lubuntu from USB
Installing Lubuntu from a USB flash drive to a hard drive.