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Rufus Bootable USB to install Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Creating a bootable USB for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS using Rufus is a straightforward process. Rufus is a free, open-source software for Windows that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives. Here's a step-by-step guide:

  1. Download Required Files:
    • Download the Ubuntu 22.04 LTS ISO file from the official Ubuntu website.

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  • Download Rufus from its official website.


  1. Prepare the USB Drive:

    • Insert your USB drive into the computer.
    • Make sure to backup any important data on the USB drive, as the process will erase all data on it.
  2. Open Rufus:

    • Launch Rufus after it's been downloaded and installed.
    • Rufus should automatically detect your USB drive. If not, select it manually from the Device dropdown.
  3. Configure Rufus Settings:

    • In the "Boot selection" section, click on "SELECT" and browse to the location of your downloaded Ubuntu ISO file.
    • Partition scheme: Choose "GPT" if your computer uses UEFI, or "MBR" if it uses Legacy BIOS.
    • File system: Select "FAT32".
  4. Start the Process:

    • Once everything is set, click "START".
    • A prompt may appear, warning that all data on the USB drive will be destroyed. Click "OK" to proceed.
    • Rufus will start creating the bootable USB. This process might take a few minutes.
  5. Finalize and Eject:

    • After the process completes, close Rufus.
    • Eject the USB drive safely from your computer.
  6. Boot from USB:

    • Insert the USB drive into the computer where you want to install Ubuntu.
    • Restart the computer and enter the BIOS/UEFI settings. This is usually done by pressing a key like F2, F12, Delete, or Esc immediately after you turn on the computer.
    • Change the boot order to boot from the USB drive.
    • Save changes and exit the BIOS/UEFI.
  7. Install Ubuntu:

    • The computer should now boot from the USB drive, and you will see the Ubuntu installation menu.
    • Follow the on-screen instructions to install Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.

Remember, these instructions are based on a general approach and might slightly vary depending on your computer's specific hardware and BIOS/UEFI configuration.

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