Howto make USB BOOT Drives #1

The fastest way to start making USB boot drives is to install the mkusb PPA, install and update the mkusb package like all the other program packages.
ahmadnurhadirmw - The fastest way to start making USB boot drives is to install the mkusb PPA, install and update the mkusb package like all the other program packages. See this link https://launchpad.net/~mkusb/+archive/ubuntu/ppa

If you run standard Ubuntu, you need an extra instruction to get the repository Universe. (Kubuntu, Lubuntu ... Xubuntu have the repository Universe activated automatically.)

Ubuntu 14.0x - 16.0x

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mkusb/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mkusb mkusb-nox

Ubuntu 18.0x - Unstable

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mkusb/ppa
sudo apt-get install mkusb mkusb-nox

for persistent live drives that work in UEFI and BIOS mode with 32-bit iso files

sudo apt-get install usb-pack-efi

You can download the quick start manual and check the md5sums at this link http://phillw.net/isos/linux-tools/mkusb/
Alternative: You find alternate links at Quick start manual and mkusb PPA (if http://phillw.net/isos/linux-tools/mkusb/ is temporarity down).

If you want to try the current version of mkusb, get it via the PPA.

There are more details (text and screenshot pictures) at the wiki page https://help.ubuntu.com/community/mkusb

Warning about overwriting the target device

mkusb will 'use the whole device', actually only the head end (size of the iso file), but the rest of the device is not available. mkusb simply clones the ISO 9660 file system with its content from the iso file. This ISO 9660 file system works from CD/DVD disks, and also from USB drives. After using a USB pendrive like this, you make a new partition table and file system, if you want to use it for another purpose.

Help selecting the correct target device

The crucial task of mkusb was and is to help selecting the correct device and avoid overwriting other devices.

Doing the same thing many times

For the first time I had been helping to test a new Ubuntu version (Lubuntu 12.04 LTS). After a while I wanted to make itsimpler and safer to transfer the code to the USB pendrive. I have been happy using unetbootin, because of its high success rate. I also tested Ubuntu's startup disk creator usb-creator-gtk, which has the advantage that you reach Ubuntu's first screen, that is skipped by unetbootin. Both tools work with my computers and can be used to create persistent live systems.
Temporary edit: Ubuntu versions before 16.04 LTS have problems with the Startup Disk Creator and Unetbootin, but mkusb and Win32DiskImager work, they are not affected by the following bug and other bugs.
[Current issue of Ubuntu (14.04), 15.04 and 15.10] There are problems with the Startup Disk Creator alias usb-creator and Unetbootin, if you try to create a 15.04 or 15.10 boot drive from a previous version of Ubuntu. See this link to the release notes https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UtopicUnicorn/ReleaseNotes#Boot.2C_installation_and_post-install and https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1325801
Until these problems are solved other tools work, for example mkusb in linux and Win32DiskImager in Windows described in the following links
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/mkusb and https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Win32DiskImager/iso2usb.
The current version of Unetbootin in the Ubuntu repositories might not work, but you can install the developer's PPA and install a version that works well.
https://launchpad.net/~gezakovacs/+archive/ubuntu/ppa

Unetbootin

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gezakovacs/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install unetbootin

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