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USB Installation Media Creation

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  1. USB Installation Media Creation, Download Rufus: step 1, image 1 of 2 USB Installation Media Creation, Download Rufus: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • THIS PROCEDURE WILL ERASE YOUR USB DRIVE! IF POSSIBLE, USE A NEW USB DRIVE.

    • If you are reusing an old drive, format it first!

    • To write the ISO, download Rufus. Place this somewhere it is easily found.

  2. USB Installation Media Creation, Download your ISO: step 2, image 1 of 3 USB Installation Media Creation, Download your ISO: step 2, image 2 of 3 USB Installation Media Creation, Download your ISO: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • Torrent clients require additional configuration NOT COVERED in this guide.

    • After downloading Rufus, download the ISO you want to write to the USB drive.

  3. USB Installation Media Creation, Locate the ISO: step 3, image 1 of 2 USB Installation Media Creation, Locate the ISO: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Default download location: Windows 7/8.x/10: Downloads

    • Plug the USB drive in and select the ISO you want to use.

  4. USB Installation Media Creation, Writing the ISO file: step 4, image 1 of 3 USB Installation Media Creation, Writing the ISO file: step 4, image 2 of 3 USB Installation Media Creation, Writing the ISO file: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • If your system has a buggy legacy BIOS, click on "Add fixes for older BIOSes".

    • Open Rufus and click SELECT. Find the ISO and click Open.

    • Rufus will ask you to choose ISO or DD mode. If unsure, choose ISO mode.

    • After configuring the writing process, click start. Click OK on the formatting warning.

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Unetbootin does not work anymore and is considered unstable to use when installing any Linux OS, also 4GB USB drives are more than big enough to get the job done

Will Unknown - Reply

My reasoning for saying 8GB is because 4GB sticks are all but nonexistent (8GB is more popular now), but if you already own the 4GB stick then it'll work. I even use one from 2006 in the guide, to show that reuse is possible.

Oh really? I always thought it was still a usable option - thanks for letting me know that I was wrong.

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