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Easy solution that can create a bootable USB drive with Ubuntu operating system on it, offering assistance through every step of the procedure

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A bootable flash drive can help regain control over the computer or at least save important files if the operating system refuses to load. Creating such a utility is not a tough task and with the right tool the operation is much easier than it sounds in the first place.

Console-based screen

One application that can help with this sort of task is cd2usb, a program designed to extract the contents of a bootable ISO file to a removable storage device.

The product does not need to be installed, and even if it is console-based working with it should be absolutely no problem for the user, regardless of their computer skills.

Simple set of options

The basic purpose of the program is to create a Live USB with the Ubuntu operating system. Even if the command-prompt screen may seem a bit scary at the beginning, handling cd2usb is a simple job, thanks to the instructions available at every step.

Starting the entire operation requires the source files, which can be available as an ISO file or on a CD/DVD media. In case the former chose, the package needs to be renamed and placed in the same folder as the application. All the necessary information is provided by the program.

Another step is to hook the USB drive to the computer and enter the drive letter assigned by the system. With both the source and the target selected, cd2usb can proceed to building the bootable media.

The details of the process are presented on the screen and the task should not take too long to complete. Before initiating the process it is advisable to format the media.

Assisted bootable USB media creation

cd2usb is a simple tool that can create a bootable USB drive loaded with Ubuntu. It details all the steps the user needs to take to carry out the operation and it can be handled even by beginners.

cd2usb was reviewed by Ionut Ilascu
Last updated on June 6th, 2014
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