Create Live USB for Linux using Windows

Create a bootable USB flash drive with Linux Plan.

  • Objective: Create a bootable USB flash drive with Linux under Windows
  • Ensure USB flash drive is at least 4 GB and is connected to your computer. Ensure that it does not contain any important backup data as we will erase all original contents.
  • DOS Command Prompt: Open the CMD prompt window as Administrator
  • Determine the disk number of the USB flash drive. e.g. 1 use that number below where it says #
  • Type in: diskpart (NOTE: This invokes the disk partition software)
  • Type in: select disk # (NOTE: change # to the correct disk number of the flash drive)
  • Type in: clean (NOTE: This cleans the USB hard drive)
  • Type in: create partition primary (NOTE: This marks the partition as primary)
  • Type in: select partition 1 (NOTE: This selects the first partition and then will mark as bootable)
  • Type in: active (NOTE: This marks it as an active bootable partition)
  • Type in: format fs=fat32 (NOTE: This formats the hard drive into FAT32 format)
  • Type in: assign (NOTE: This assigns a drive letter so that Windows can recognize it)
  • Type in: exit (NOTE: This will exit the disk partition software)
  • Type in: exit (NOTE: This will exit the MS DOS command prompt)
  • Now just copy your bootable ISO file onto the USB flash drive using normal Windows.