How to Create Bootable Ubuntu Server 12.10 Installer USB Drive

This tutorial will explain how to make bootable installer usb flash drive for ubuntu server 12.10 in ubuntu desktop. In order to make a Bootable Ubuntu Server USB Stick you will need:

  • A USB drive with at least 700 MB in size.
  • Ubuntu Server 12.10 ISO image. Download here

To create bootable ubuntu server 12.10 usb drive installer in ubuntu desktop very easy, for this tutorial we will use Unetbootin. Unetbootin (Universal Netboot Installer abbreviation) is a program that runs on Windows or Linux, and can create USB Installation Linux distributions ( such us ubuntu, debian, linuxmint, fedora etc ).

Unmount and format usb flash drive using Gparted

Open gparted, select USB flash drive

Select USB flash drive  How to Create Bootable Ubuntu Server 12.10 Installer USB Drive

Unmount USB flash drive

Unmount USB Flash drive How to Create Bootable Ubuntu Server 12.10 Installer USB Drive

Format USB flash drive to filesystem FAT32

Format USB Flash Drive to fat32 How to Create Bootable Ubuntu Server 12.10 Installer USB Drive
if no action, apply all operation from menu Edit -> Apply all operations. close Gparted

Install unetbootin using personal packge archieve (PPA)

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:gezakovacs/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install unetbootin

Launch Unetbootin (require root authentication), select the Ubuntu Server 12.10 ISO image previously downloaded to the hard disk, Check the installation destination is your USB Flash Drive. Click OK to start copying all file required for installer to USB Flash drive


Besides Unetbootin, in ubuntu there are a few app that can use for creating ubuntu server bootable on usb drive such as (start up disk creator and multisystem).

If you want to create bootable installer Ubuntu Server usb drive in Windows 7, you need to download universal usb installer App. launch Universal USB Installer, Browse and select Ubuntu Server 12.10 ISO image Installer and  follow the onscreen instructions.

Now, you have ubuntu server 12.10 installer on USB stick. To install ubuntu server 12.10 from usb stick, plug in your usb stick to your computer and boot from USB drive. Read the Ubuntu Server 12.10 Installation instructions.

Tags: #Bootable Installer #Ubuntu Server 12.10 #USB Drive

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  • disappontied

    what about directions for use from the terminal? Not really wanting to install a bunch of additional software just to create a bootable USB, I know it should be able to be done using `dd` just looking for a few tips. :-/

  • hello

    THis didnt work for me (created it on windows) the usb device won’t boot. With some other programs to create linux boot usb, i get the message no default or ui configuration direct found. :/

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