A few days ago we were able to know the new version of ubuntu and with that we also saw how some flavors lost their support so many will be forced to upgrade their versions or install other distributions. In these cases it is essential to have a good handful of DVDs and the cheapest and most used option: the flash drive.
currently an installation image can be recorded to a flash drive but for this we will need a disk image, a flash drive and any of these tools:
- UNetbootin. It is the star program on GNU / Linux platforms, it is a simple program that will allow us to burn any installation disc from most distributions, Ubuntu included. In addition this option allows us to download any distribution, we do not need to have it to run the program, once it is downloaded UNetbootin is responsible for recording the image on the flash drive.
- discs. If we have Ubuntu, Discos is a great utility that will allow us to burn any disk image on a flash drive, not only Ubuntu, but any other image (distributions, antivirus, etc …) Another option that allows us Disks is to be able to burn the image directly via the right mouse button. To do this, right-click on the downloaded ubuntu image and press “Open with Disk Image Writer“, This will open the Discos program with the final option, ready to fail to indicate where is the flash drive we want to record.
- Yumi. If we have Windows to burn the image to the flash drive, the best option is Yumi, a great software similar to UNetbootin that not only allows us to burn a distribution on a flash drive but several on a single flash drive, as well as having a memory to indicate system that distributions are already installed.
Once used the pendrive can be reused
These are three of the best options for burning the ubuntu disk to a flash drive, but there are many more with their strengths and weaknesses, though more of the latter than the former. Now you just have to choose one prepare your flash drive for easy installation right?