Building Ubuntu Bootable USB

Building Ubuntu Bootable USB

  1. Download iso for ubuntu (currently using Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS (Trusty Tahr)

    1. Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS (Trusty Tahr)

    2. Direct link to ISO
  2. cd ~/Downloads  (change this if your download was to a different location)

  3. execute the following to convert iso to format more easily handled by OSX

    1. Hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o ubuntu.iso [name of iso downloaded]

  4. determine usb device name

    1. Before inserting usb, execute ‘diskutil list’

    2. Insert usb

    3. Execute ‘diskutil list’, the newly displayed device will be the usb

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