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Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak has been released. For those want to install Ubuntu 16.10 from an ISO image, here’s how to create a bootable USB stick using UNetbootin.

Unetbootin is an open-source and cross-platform utility for burning ISO into a bootable USB stick. And I use UNetbootin to install Ubuntu since it was Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty.

Requirements:

  • A computer with Linux, Windows, or Mac system.
  • USB drive with 2GB+ memory.

To get start:

1. Download UNetbootin executable from the link below:

Download UNetbootin

For Ubuntu, you don’t have to download anything, just search for and install unetbootin from Ubuntu Software Center.

2. Download Ubuntu 16.10 ISO image from releases.ubuntu.com/yakkety

You may check the downloaded image via MD5SUMS or SHA1SUMS

3. Plug-in your USB drive (better to format to FAT32) and then launch UNetbootin:

unetbootin

It auto-detects and selects your USB drive, so all you need to do is check the “Diskimage” box and choose the Ubuntu 16.10 ISO image. And leave other options default.

4. Click OK and it starts copying files to the USB stick and this will take a few minutes:

unetbootin-copying

5. When done, it prompts you to restart or exist:

unetbootin-done

Finally plug the USB drive to any computer, select boot USB in BIOS settings, and you’ll see the GRUB menu, when it boots up, with boot entries to try, install Ubuntu.

unetbootin-grubmenu

install ubuntu from usb In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make Ubuntu bootable USB from iso and then install Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander on your computer from it.

Ubuntu 13.10 is scheduled to be released on October 17th 2013. So far it’s in Alpha stage. The daily build iso can be downloaded at here, and final release will be available at this page.

Requirements:

  • USB at least 1GB. Format it to FAT32 (uncheck ‘Quick Format’).
  • Computer running with any operating system.
  • Download Ubuntu 13.10 iso file from previous links

1. Make Ubuntu 13.10 Bootable USB From ISO

To get started, download Unetbootin, which is a simple tool that allows Windows / Linux / Mac OS users to create bootable Live USB drives for Ubuntu, Fedora, and other Linux distributions without burning a CD. It’s available for downloading at this page.

Insert your USB stick into your computer and then open Unetbootin executable. Check “Diskimage” and choose the Ubuntu 13.10 iso file from your Computer. You USB drive should be selected automatically.

create bootable usb via unetbootin

Click on OK to start. When it is done, click Exit.

2. Install Ubuntu 13.10 from the bootable USB

Insert the USB stick into the target computer. Start the machine and choose to boot up via USB in BIOS. You’ll see the below screen:

boot up ubuntu usb

Choose “Install Ubuntu” and hit Enter, then you’ll get into live Ubuntu Desktop with the installation wizard. To continue, follow a step by step guide to install Ubuntu

This simple and brief tutorial is going to show you how to create a bootable Ubuntu live USB. Other than Ubuntu CD, Live USB may be a good choice for installing Ubuntu on your computer.

Preparation:

To get started:

First insert your USB disk, then launch Unetbootin executable. Check “Diskimage” and choose the Ubuntu iso file. You USB drive should be selected automatically.

Unetbootin

Click OK to start creating Live USB.

Unetbootin-in-process

Once finished, you’ll see this:

Unetbootin-finish

Insert the USB drive in target computer and boot up, then you might want a step by step guide how to install Ubuntu