Install Ubuntu Linux from USB Stick

This tutorial describes how to install Ubuntu by copying the contents of the installation CD to an USB memory stick (aka flash drive) and making the stick bootable. This is handy for machines like ultra portable notebooks that do not have a CD drive but can boot from USB media.

In short here’s what you do:

  • Prepare the USB flash drive
  • Boot the computer from your USB flash drive.
  • Install Ubuntu as you would from a normal boot CD

Prerequisites