Creating ISO USB bootable

A straightforward approach is to use UNetbootin. UNetbootin allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for Ubuntu and other Linux distributions without burning a CD. It works with Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.


  1. Have an .ISO file ready. This assumes you have already downloaded the file on to your computer in a easy to find location. We recommend your desktop.
  2. Plug-in your USB thumbdrive or whatever your using into a USB port on your computer.
  3. Now we are going to reformat your USB. When the window pops up after your computer finds your USB right click on the drive. Select “Format”.
  4. A pop up will appear, leave on the default settings and click format.
  5. Download UNetbootin. –
  6. Once the download is complete, open the file.
  7. Once the file is open it will ask for you to either select a Distribution or Diskimage. In this case we will select Diskimage.
  8. So now that you have Diskimage selected you will see a drop down menu to the right of it. By default the selection will be ISO. Perfect leave that selection. If it is something different (“floppy”) change it back to ISO.
  9. And to the right there will be a blank field. To the right of that field you will see a button which displays as [… ]. Lets click that to find our path to our ISO file.
  10. A file locator box will appear to allow you to navigate throughout your system to find your ISO file. Once you find it click on the file. Then clickOpen“.
  11. Now under the Diskimage section you will see “Type” field. This should be selected as “USB Drive“.
  12. To the right of that you will see another field called “Drive“. IMPORTANT! Ensure this selection is of your USB drive and not your hard drive as this will corrupt your computer. Once you double check this is the path to your USB press “OK“.



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