How To Create Bootable Ubuntu Installation USB/Flash Disk with Rufus On Windows?
Ubuntu is very userfriendly Linux distribution. Ubuntu provides very good user experience and can be compared with Windows. Ubuntu is also the most popular Linux distributions for end users. Windows users generally first try The Ubuntu if they are thinking of switching to Linux. In this tutorial, we learn how to create USB installation media for different Ubuntu versions.
Ubuntu Release Versions
Ubuntu provides two main versions named
Server. Ubuntu releases are period where every year two versions are released and named with the year and month number.
All versions of the Ubuntu can be found in the following link. The currently supported versions are listed in this page.
In the release page, we will select the version we want to download. We will download the latest version which is
In the new page, we will select the
ubuntu-19.04-desktop-amd64.iso file. There are also different alternatives to download like torrent, zsync etc.
Rufus is provided for different platforms and operating system. Rufus mainly used for windows operating system. Rufus can be downloaded from the following link.
If we want to download for ARM, Beta or different versions we can navigate to the
Other versions where all download types are provided.
We will run the downloaded Rufus executable which will ask us Administrative rights. Because burning a USB/Flash disk requires some low-level functions which are only accessible with Administrative privileges. We will click
Yes like below to provide.
For the first start, Rufus will ask us if we want to check updates from the internet. We will click to
Yes in order to check updates regularly.
Create USB Ubuntu Installation Media
Before starting the USB Ubuntu installation media we have to plug the USB Flash media drive to the system. It will be automatically recognized by the Rufus. Then we will provide the ISO file from the
SELECT button of the Rufus like below.
We will see the following screen where we will select the Ubuntu ISO image file and then click to the
We can check provided ISO file validity by calculating hash values. Rufus provides
SHA256 hashes of the given ISO files. We will click to the following check button.
Calculated hash values will be printed with the following message box.
We will start the burning provides by clicking the
Start button like below. There will be some question related to the USB Flash Drive creation.
As new Ubuntu ISO images provide different burning options we have two options
ISO Mode or
DD Mode. By default, we will select the ISO Mode.
For the last warning, all data stored in the plugged USB media will be deleted. So please take a backup of the USB flash drive. We will click
OK to continue.
We will see that the progress will be shown in the
Status part of the Rufus. There are different phases during a USB installation media creation.
When the burning process is completed we will the
Status part as
Ready in green color like below.