I’m assuming you are already in the Ubuntu Live session and looking for an easier way to create a Live USB i.e Installing Ubuntu on Pen-drive.
Here are the steps:
- Step 1. Download the Ubuntu ISO from their Official website: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop
- Step 2. Insert the USB drive on which you want to install the OS. Open ‘Dash’, search for “Startup Disk Creator” there. Or alternatively; open terminal, run: gksudo usb-creator-gtk
This will bring up the “Startup Disk Creator” application, as shown below:
If everything is alright, then it will list your USB drive in the “Disk to Use” section. The recommended size of the USB Drive is at least 4GB.
- Step 3. Browse and select the downloaded ISO by click on “Other” from the “Source Disk Image or CD” section.
- Step 4. In the “Stored in reserved extra space” section move the slider to the right to set Persistence Storage about 1GB. This 1GB partition will hold your user data (In simple terms- Firefox Add-ons, Bookmarks, Software Customizations etc). You must not skip this step, otherwise nothing will be saved when you shutdown the system.
- Step 5. Now click on “Make Startup Disk” and wait for the application to finish installing the OS on the USB Drive.
- Step 6. *Optional (As per need basis): If your system has not been configured to boot from the USB Drive, then you might want to follow this step. After “Startup Disk Creator” finishes, reboot the system and go to BIOS (Most probably the key to enter into BIOS will be “DEL”). Find the ‘boot order’ section and make sure the ‘USB/Removable Drive’ is set as the first drive to boot from.