How to install Ubuntu Linux on a USB drive with Etcher

Ubuntu Linux is a popular and user-friendly operating system that can be installed on a variety of devices, including computers and servers. One way to install Ubuntu on a computer is by using a USB drive with a “live” or “installation” image of the operating system. In this article, we will go through the steps of installing Ubuntu Linux on a USB drive using the Etcher tool, which can be downloaded from

First, download the latest version of Ubuntu Linux from the official website ( Once you have downloaded the image file, download and install Etcher on your computer. Etcher can be downloaded from

After installation, open Etcher and select the downloaded Ubuntu image file by clicking on the “Select Image” button. Then, insert your USB drive into your computer and select it in Etcher by clicking on the “Select Drive” button. Once you have selected both, click the “Flash!” button to begin writing the image to the USB drive. This may take some time depending on your computer and the size of the USB drive.

Once the process is complete, you can remove the USB drive from your computer and insert it into the computer you want to install Ubuntu on. Change the boot order in the BIOS or UEFI to boot from the USB drive and follow the installation guide to complete the installation.

Note that when writing the image to the USB drive, all content on it will be deleted, so make sure to backup anything you want to keep before proceeding.

That is it, a quick guide on how to install Ubuntu Linux using on a USB drive. Make sure to have everything ready and follow the instructions step by step and you should have no issues installing Ubuntu on your computer via USB.


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