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Ubuntu Bootable USB- Create Bootable Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS using Windows 10

How to create Bootable USB Stick of Ubuntu 18.04 using Windows 10

Ubuntu Bootable USB using Windows 10

Ubuntu Bootable USB Drive: In this article, we will see How to Make a Bootable USB Stick of Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS which is the latest and most successful version of Ubuntu so far. We will create this USB Stick on Windows 10 Operating system. Ubuntu Bootable USB is Portable and hence it can be installed on a number of systems. Linux is an Open Source Operating system and hence you can able to download the latest Ubuntu ISO file from the official Website of Ubuntu. Kindly follow the below article to get to know about the detailed steps involved in the making of Ubuntu Bootable USB Stick.

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Why Go with Linux Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS?

  • Ubuntu is an open-source Linux system which is based on Debian Distros.
  • The main advantage of Linux Ubuntu 18.04 is that it comes with a lot of loaded applications such as Firefox Web Browser, Thunderbird mail Handler, Libre Office, and a lot more Top applications. Moreover, Ubuntu Software is available which is similar to an App Store.
  • Ubuntu Software contains a number of useful Apps, Games and more which makes Ubuntu 18.04 a reliable and more interesting operating system.
  • Linux Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS provides a wonderful User Interface which is redefining the general belief on the Linux that it cannot be used by a normal user and as a full-fledged Utility Desktop.

System Requirements for Installing Linux Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS:

The following are the minimum hardware requirements for a decent operation of Ubuntu.

  1. At least 2GB Memory.
  2. 2 GHz Dual Core Processor.
  3. Hard disk with at least 25 Gb of free space.
  4.  USB Port or DVD Drive to install Ubuntu.
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To do List before Starting “Ubuntu Bootable USB”:

Before we proceed with the process of making an Ubuntu-based Bootable USB stick, we need to keep several things handy so that the process will be Quick and Easy. The following are the list of things required before starting this process

  • USB Stick
  • Ubuntu 18.04.1 iso file
  • Rufus

USB Stick:

A USB with at least 4GB capacity or more than that is required.

Note: The USB Stick will be formatted in the process and hence take back up of the files if saved in the USB Stick.

Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS ISO File:

The iso file of Ubuntu can be downloaded from the Official Website of Ubuntu.


Rufus is a Free and Open Source Software that is used to Create Bootable USB Drives. The Latest Version of Rufus can be Downloaded from the Official Rufus.

Note: The version of Rufus used in this article is Rufus 3.4.1430

The above three are required before we initiate the process of creating a Bootable USB of Ubuntu.

How to Create an Ubuntu Bootable USB using Rufus:

  • Make sure you have a read for the above To-Do List before getting into this section.
  • Load the USB Stick to the system through USB Port.
  • Open Rufus 3.4 which is the latest version of Rufus that you have downloaded above.
  • When Rufus opens for the first time, you can find a number of options such as Device, Boot Selection, Partition Scheme and a lot more. There under the Device Properties section, you can find that Rufus identified your USB Stick Drive and shows the name of the USB Stick.
    Ubuntu Bootable USB
    USB Stick name
  • Under Boot Selection, Kindly select “Disk or ISO image“. Since we have the iso image file of Ubuntu, we are proceeding with this option.
    Ubuntu Bootable USB
    Select disk or iso image option
  • Click on Select option which is right of the Boot Selection.
    Ubuntu Bootable USB
    Click on Select
  • “Open” Dialog box will pop-up now. Navigate to the Ubuntu iso file that we have downloaded in the first place choose the file.
    Ubuntu Bootable USB
    Navigate to the iso file
  • Then leave the Partition Scheme and Target system untouched and move to the next option.
  • Under Format Options, you can find the Volume Label updated with the filename of the iso file itself. If you wish to change the Volume Label name then you can do that over here. This name will be the USB Stick name after the process.
    Ubuntu Bootable USB
    New Volume Label
  • Leave the File system with FAT32 and 16 Kilobytes which are the default values.
    Ubuntu Bootable USB
    Leave the File system with Default Values
  • Moving on to the next option which is the Advanced Format options, by default, “Quick Format“, and “Create extended label and icon files” will be enabled.
    Ubuntu Bootable USB
    Advanced Format options
  • Finally, Select Start under the Status section.
  • Once you click on the Start option, a pop-up will appear. The iso file of Ubuntu downloaded from its official website is an ISOHybrid file which means that it can be either written as iso-image or DD image.
    Ubuntu Bootable USB
    Choose Write in ISO Image
  • Kindly select the “Write in ISO Image” option which is also the recommended option and select OK.
  • One more Pop-up will appear. It is a warning message saying that Initiating the Process will delete whatever items stored in the USB Stick.
    Ubuntu Bootable USB
    Warning Message display
  • Hence check your USB Stick and make sure you don’t leave any important files on that. Then Click OK to ignore the warning and start the process.
  • The process of creating a Bootable Ubuntu USB will take time and a status bar on the lower section of the Rufus will update you with the Background process that is going on.
    Ubuntu Bootable USB
    Status Bar of Rufus
  • Once the process is complete, you can see the green bar is filled 100 percent and the Status saying Ready. Now you can click on the Close.
    Ubuntu Bootable USB
    Click Close once the process is done
  • Remove the USB Stick and plugin again in the Windows 10 PC. You can find that the USB stick has been converted into an Ubuntu Bootable USB. Check the following image for a better understanding.
    Ubuntu Bootable USB
    Bootable Ubuntu USB
  • Now a Portable Ubuntu Bootable USB Stick has been created and can be used on the systems to install Linux Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS.

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