Boot From the USB Drive
CD and DVD writers are a thing of the past. You are not likely to find them in modern-day laptops. If your goal is to create a bootable medium, then creating a bootable USB drive from an ISO file remains your best option. There are quite a number of tools that can help you create a bootable USB drive.
1. RufusThe software license is Freeware, feel free to use it, but do so at your own risk.
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What's Your ISO-to-USB Tool of Choice?
Some will even go further and let you create a multi-boot USB drive where you get to choose the OS that you want to install. Here are some of the widely-used utilities for creating a bootable USB drive from an ISO file in Linux desktop systems. We start off our list with Rufus which is arguably one of the most popular bootable USB creation utilities. It’s a free tool that you can download and create bootable USB pen drives, memory sticks, etc.
Detailed instructions on 'burning' an ISO image to a USB flash drive
It is particularly helpful when you want to create a USB installation medium from an ISO image or work on a system with no OS installed. Rufus is a portable utility that comes with a small footprint – 1.3MB only.
No installation is required. You just need to double-click on the executable file to launch the UI and start creating your USB bootable medium from an ISO image of your choice (both Windows and Linux). Unfortunately, Rufus is only supported on Windows and the developer has not yet ported it to Linux as yet.
| If create bootable USB disk failed, sometimes the USB disk will be unusable, you can try the following steps to recover it: |
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