Create a Startup Disk for Ubuntu 17.10

Ubuntu startup disk is a bootable USB flash drive your computer boots from. Ubuntu startup disk help users repair or reinstall Ubuntu. For Ubuntu to create a startup disk, the flash drive must have at least 2GB of storage capacity on it.

Any data on the USB flash drive will be erased or lost when you create a startup disk.. so make sure you’re not using a critical flash drive and that you don’t have any useful data on it.

This brief tutorials shows students and new users how to create startup disk on Ubuntu 17.10 desktop. When you’re done, your computer will be able to boot from the disk and install Ubuntu.

To create a startup disk, you must download an ISO image of the version of Ubuntu you want to install on your local computer. The startup disk use the downloaded ISO image to create the disk.

Ubuntu startup disk app automatically select the default USB flash drive if you have only one USB drive on your computer. It also automatically looks in the user’s download folder for the ISO image.

To create a startup disk on Ubuntu 17.10, follow the steps below:

Open Startup Disk Creator via the Activities search bar.

ubuntu startup disk

If the ISO image is in your Download folder and there is just one ISO image, Startup Disk Creator will have selected it, otherwise select the correct ISO image you want to install.

If your computer has just one USB flash drive, Startup Disk Creator will have selected it, otherwise select the correct drive that the USB flash drive is plugged into.

Click Make Startup Disk.

ubuntu startup disk

Click Yes to confirm. The process should take ten minutes or less.

When the “Installation Complete” window opens click Quit.

When you’re done, grab the USB flash drive and boot the computer you want to install Ubuntu on from the drive. If the computer boots properly, Ubuntu should be installed on the computer.

This is how to create a startup disk on Ubuntu 17.10.

Enjoy!

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