Put Ubuntu on USB using Windows

Create an Ubuntu Live USB Flash Drive from within Windows. In the following tutorial, we show you an easy way to put Ubuntu on a USB Flash Drive using Windows. Once finished, you should be able to successfully run Ubuntu directly from your Flash Drive just as you could from a Live CD. Here we will also utilize the Ubuntu casper-rw feature via this installation method. So you can rest assured that you will still be able to persistently save and restore your changes on subsequent boots.

Ubuntu is a distribution offered by Canonical Ltd. Originally based upon and derived from Debian Linux.  It has been improved, remixed and remastered. Furthermore it has become a well known staple Linux distribution. It is used the World over by many. While being Loved by all!

Live Ubuntu running on a USB Flash Drive

Ubuntu on a USB Flash Drive

Distribution Home Page: ubuntu.com

Persistent Feature: Yes

USB Boot Essentials:

  • Windows PC to perform conversion
  • Ubuntu ISO
  • USB flash drive
  • YUMI Multiboot USB Tool

How to create an Ubuntu Live USB using YUMI

  1. Download and launch the -> YUMI Bootable USB creation software.
  2. (1) Select your Flash Drive from the drop list. (2) Next, choose Ubuntu for distribution. (3) Browse to your Ubuntu ISO. (4) Optionally, set a persistent file size for storing changes, and then Click Create. USB Boot Ubuntu using YUMI
  3. Once the YUMI 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.

You should now be booting from your own personal Ubuntu Live on USB. Moreover, you should also be able to use the flash drive to install the full distribution to a Hard Drive.