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How to make Ubuntu USB flash drive using Disk Image Writer

📅 2016-Jul-07 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ disk image writer, gnome disks, startup disk creator, unetbootin ⬩ 📚 Archive

The commonly known methods to create a bootable USB flash drive to install Ubuntu on a computer is by using Startup Disk Creator or using UNetBootin. However, if you try either of these methods with recent versions of Ubuntu, you get this error when you boot up the flash drive on a computer:SYSLINUX 6.03 EDD 20150813 Copyright (C) 1994-2012 H. Peter Anvin et al Boot Error

The most reliable solution I have found for this error is to create a bootable USB flash drive using Disk Image Writer.

It is simple to do this:

$ sudo apt gnome-disk-utility

This USB flash drive can now be used to boot and install Ubuntu successfully on any computer.

Tried with: Ubuntu 15.10 and GNOME Disks 3.16.2