Install Ubuntu on USB key with persistence

by Jun 12, 2021Linux, Software0 comments

Install Ubuntu on USB key with persistence

Learn how to install Linux Ubuntu full version (not live) on a USB flash drive with persistence so to take it with you and start it from any PC you want.

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Warnings and notes

  1.  Make sure you do not perform any operation on the Hard Drive of the PC
  2. The USB drives will be completely wiped
  3. The instructions showed are for booting from Legacy boot
  4. If you are prompted to format the partition at 08:55, go back and select the USB partition, click Change and make sure you select Format

Chapters: How to install Ubuntu Linux on a USB flash drive

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 00:10 Requirements
  • 01:02 Download Ubuntu ISO
  • 01:59 Download Rufus
  • 02:55 Flash the Ubuntu ISO to the source USB key
  • 04:29 Install Ubuntu on the target USB key
  • 10:04 Starting Ubuntu after installation
  • 12:15 Testing the persistence

Popular Laptops boot hot keys:

  • Dell: Tap F12 when the Dell logo is displayed.
  • HP: Tap F9 when the HP logo is displayed.
  • Lenovo: Tap F12 when the Lenovo logo is displayed.
  • Toshiba: Tap F12 or F2 when the Toshiba logo appears.
  • Acer: Tap F12 as the Acer logo appears.
  • Other: Try tapping Esc, F1-12, or Enter during bootup.

    Disclaimer: Use the instructions in this video at your own risk. We are not responsible for any data loss or other damages that may occur.

    Warning: The USB key will be completely wiped




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