Put Xubuntu on USB Flash Drive with Windows

Create an Xubuntu Live Bootable USB flash drive with Windows; In the following section, I will show you a simple method to put Xubuntu on USB Flash Drive using Windows and the YUMI Multiboot USB Boot creation software. This process does allow for running the Xubuntu Live USB with persistence. Simply choose a persistent file size to use for storing changes during step 4.

Xubuntu is a product of Canonical Ltd. It is essentially a fork of Ubuntu Linux that utilizes the XFCE desktop environment instead of Gnome.

XFCE created by Olivier Fourdan, is both lightweight, making it less resource intensive than most other Linux desktop environments, and suitable for slower computers.

Xubuntu Live Bootable USB

Xubuntu Live USB

Distribution Home Page: Project Homepage

Minimum Flash Drive Capacity: 2GB

Persistent Feature: Yes

Essentials for creating a Xubuntu Live USB

  • Windows 7, 8,10, 11
  • Xubuntu ISO
  • 2GB or larger USB flash drive (Fat32 formatted)
  • YUMI (does the Xubuntu on USB conversion)

Create an Xubuntu Live USB from Windows

  1. Download and launch the YUMI Multiboot Bootable USB creation software.
  2. (1) Select your Flash Drive from the drop list.
  3. (2) Next, choose Xubuntu for the distribution.
  4. (3) Browse and select the ISO file.
  5. (4) Optionally, set a persistent file size for storing changes, and then Click Create.
    Xubuntu Live USB
  6. 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

That is all there is to it, you should now proceed to boot from your Xubuntu Live USB. Simply reboot your computer. Set your System BIOS to boot from your flash drive. Reboot, and select the menu option to run from your Xubuntu on USB.

Installing Ubuntu from USB

Install Xubuntu from USB

You can continue to run Xubuntu Live from USB. You can also Install Xubuntu from USB to a Hard Drive. To do this, simply select the "Install Xubuntu" shortcut on the desktop, and follow the onscreen instructions.