How to create a USB drive bootable using USBImager in Ubuntu?

USBImager is a free and open-source tool with minimal GUI which writes compressed disk images to USB drives. It is available for installation on different distributions of Linux, ARM devices such as Raspberry Pi, Windows, and macOS.

In this article, I will discuss how to use USBImager for creating a USB drive bootable in Ubuntu Linux.

Features of USBImager

Some features of USBImager are –

  • Free and opensource
  • lightweight and small in size
  • Portable, no installation needed
  • Makes synchronized writes
  • Available in multiple languages

How to install USBImager in Ubuntu

USBImager’s deb file is available you can download it from its official download page. Click on one of the links as highlighted in the image below to download the USBImager deb file.

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OR you can download it in your terminal by using the given command in your terminal –


Next, use the given command to install the downloaded USBImager package on your system –

sudo apt install ./usbimager_1.0.8-amd64.deb

Create a bootable USB using USBImager

Once the installation is completed you can launch it from the Ubuntu activities dashboard. Search USBImager and click on its icon when appears as you can see in the image below.


You can see the user interface of USBImager in the given image. Click on the three-dot given upper right-hand side of the user interface to select the ISO file and next in the dropdown menu select the USB drive that you want to make bootable and finally, click on Write.


This will start flashing your USB with the given OS image.

usb imager

Once completed you will get a successful message as you can see in the image below.


How to remove USBImager in Ubuntu

For any reason, if you want to remove USBImager from your Ubuntu system then use –

sudo dpkg -r usbimager


So I hope you have successfully installed USBImager and created your USB drive bootable by using it. Now if you have a query then write us in the comments below.

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