There are several graphical tools available for creating live USB. Etcher on Linux is probably the most popular. Ubuntu has its own Startup Disk Creator tool for this purpose.

However advanced Linux users swear by the comfort and swiftness of creating live USBs in Linux terminal using the dd command.

The dd command is a CLI tool that gives you powerful features for copying and converting files.

A common use case that people use dd for is to write ISO files to an external storage device such as a USB drive which can be used to do things like install a new Linux distribution onto a computer or laptop.

That8217s what I am going to show in this tutorial. I8217ll go over the commands you will need to run finding our USB drive from the terminal and then finally doing the actual flashing of the ISO file.


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