Linux is a free and open source operating system. To install the linux operating systems in notebook and computers which doesn’t have the CD/DVD drive, we need the operating system in USB devices. In this tutorial i have listed the steps to make the linux operating system bootable in USB devices and this tutorial will be applicable on most of the linux operating systems like Ubuntu, Edubuntu, Kubuntu, BackTrack, Linux Mint, OpenSuse, Fedora. I have made this tutorial based on windows operating system.

If you are a windows user check how to make windows operating system bootable in USB here.

1. Universal USB Installer
2. Linux operating system ISO file.
3. USB Device with atleast 4 GB. [ I recommended 4 GB ]

How To Steps:

1. Download and Install “Universal USB Installer” . It’s a portable software so no need to install it permanently. You can use it when you need, without installation.

2. Have the Linux operating system ISO in your hard disk.

3. Open “Universal USB Installer” and Click on “I Agree” button to begin.

4. Now Select the Linux version of the ISO file you want to make bootable from the drop down list.

5. Next Select the ISO file from your hard disk using the “Browse” button.

6. Now select the USB Flash drive letter from the drop down and Click “Create“.

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7. Once you click the “Create” button you will be prompted with a message which has the list of activities going to do in the pen drive. Verify and click “OK“.

8. Now the process will begin extraction of operating system to the USB.

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9. Once done, you will get the message like “Installation Done, Process is Completed“. Click “Close” button.

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10. Now your USB is bootable with the Linux operating system.

  • Hey Vinay,

    Yes. “Universal USB Installer” is a free software and to add more its a portable version.