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Ubuntu is a popular open-source operating system that is widely used in the Linux community. One of the great features of Ubuntu is that it can be installed on a USB drive. This means that you can carry your operating system with you wherever you go and use it on any computer you like. In this article, we will show you how to install Ubuntu on a USB drive.
Create Bootable Ubuntu USB
Each operating system has its own bootable USB creation tool. In addition, there are applications that run on both Linux distributions and Window.
Some of the applications you will use for Bootable USB:
- Fedora Media Writer
- GNOME Multiwriter
- Piw (Pardus Image Writer)
- Universal USB Installer
Let's explain the steps to create a bootable USB with Fedora Media Writer and then UNetbootin.
With Fedora Media Writer
Open the Fedora Media Writer application from the menu. Check "Select .iso file", click "Next".
Select the .iso file, select the USB disk to install, then click "Write".
Wait for the .iso file to be written to the USB disk as bootable.
The .iso file has been successfully written to the USB disk, you can proceed to the installation.
Download from UNetbootin official page and run it to make the USB disk bootable. Select the .iso file, select the USB disk and click OK.
Writing to USB started.
Your bootable USB is ready. Reboot the PC, select USB from the boot menu and start the installation.
Install Ubuntu to USB Drive [Step-by-Step]
Installation to USB starts in the same way as installation to HDD. Start the installation by following the steps below:
- Try or Install Ubuntu Server → Press Enter
- Select Your Language → English
- Installer update available → Continue without updating
- Keyboard configuration → English (US) - English (US) → Done
- Choose type of install → Ubuntu Server(minimized) → Done
- Network Configuration → Done
- Configure proxy → Done
- Configure Ubuntu archive mirror → Done
Select your USB disk in the Storage configuration and click "Done".
The selected USB disk is ready for installation. Click "Done".
With this change you make, the data on the USB disk will be deleted. Click "Continue".
Proceed with the following steps:
- Profile Setup > Enter your profile information, username and password.
- SSH Setup > Done
- Featured Server Snaps > Done
Install Complete! Restart the system and boot from USB.
You now have Ubuntu installed on USB.
Ubuntu is a popular operating system that can be installed on a USB drive, allowing you to carry it with you and use it on any computer. To install Ubuntu on a USB drive, you need to download the Ubuntu ISO file, create a bootable USB drive, and install Ubuntu on the USB drive. The process is relatively simple and can be completed in a few steps. Once installed, you can use Ubuntu on any computer by booting from the USB drive. Ubuntu on a USB drive is a great way to have your own portable operating system that you can use on any computer without installing it on the computer's hard drive.
We explained the steps of creating Bootable Ubuntu USB and installing Ubuntu on USB. Ubuntu installed on USB may not be as stable as a system installed on HDD. It may be a system that runs slower and is open to failure at any time. But the nice thing is that you will always carry a Linux distribution with you. In situations that require security such as banking transactions, you can boot and use the system with this USB.
You can visit "Install Ubuntu desktop" to install the Ubuntu desktop version on USB. What you need to pay attention to is to do the installation to the USB disk.
Feel free to comment on any problems you encounter.