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How to Boot Ubuntu form USB in HP Laptops

Boot Ubuntu from USB in HP laptops

We will explain you to Boot Ubuntu from USB in HP Laptops. There are many ways to boot from USB for installing Windows 10, Ubuntu, Arch Linux or any other Linux Distro.

What is Boot from USB?

  • It is a process of starting a Computer operating system from the USB drive.
  • Booting from USB enables to get booting information in a USB  rather than using a hard disk or the CD drive.
  • All new operating systems support to Boot from USB in HP Laptops.

Advantages of Booting from USB?

There are many advantages of Booting from USB over other booting options such as DVD and other which are discussed below,

  • No need to purchase any blank CD and you can fill your own stuff along with the ISO file.
  • USB Drives are reusable
  • Faster read and write than CD
  • Very convenient and portable

Disadvantages of Booting from USB

  • Booting from USB is depended on the Hardware such as BIOS, motherboard and flash drive model as it may be working with one computer and refuses to another.
  • CD has wider support and USB boot functionality is not available for may operating system.

About HP

Install Ubuntu in HP Laptops

  • HP is an Information technology company based in Palo Alto, California, United States.
  • It is one of the largest computer and electronics manufacturer in the world.
  • HP introduced the first Personal computer in 1968.

Ways to Boot From USB in HP Laptops

1. Boot Ubuntu from USB using Rufus in HP Laptops

Download Rufus
  1. Boot Ubuntu from USB in HP
  2. After installing Rufus simply select the ISO file from the file manager and accept all settings when the popup window appears.
  3. Finally, start the process and this software will automatically format and create bootable USB flash drive.

2. Boot Ubuntu from USB using Unetbootin in HP Laptops

UNetbootin enables you to create a bootable USB drive for Live operating system for Ubuntu and other Linux distributions. To create a Bootable Live USB drive follow the instructions below,

Download UNetbootin for Windows
  • Boot Ubuntu from USB with UNetbootin in HP Laptops
  • UNetbootin installs the Linux Distros ISO files for you if you want to use your own downloaded ISO file then follow instructions below,
  • Boot Ubuntu from USB guide
  • To use already downloaded ISO file select the disk image option and provide the location of the file by clicking “…”.
  • After selecting the Linux Distribution or ISO file Format your USB drive as FAT32.
  • Target the USB drive on your HP Laptop and click on OK.
  • The process will automatically start and in case the installation doesn’t complete you can reformat USB as FAT32.

3. By using Universal USB Installer

Download Universal USB Installer
  • Using Universal USB Installer is the easiest way to create a live Linux USB or bootable USB on your HP Laptop.
  • All you need to do is selecting the ISO file, your Flash Drive and, finally, Click Install.
  • The process will automatically start and you will receive a ready bootable USB Flash Drive.

Change boot-order to boot from USB in HP Laptop

  • Turn your HP laptop off or restart it.
  • While the screen of your Laptop is blank Press F10 to enter into BIOS settings menu.
  • Now go to Boot Settings and Follow the on-screen instructions to change the Boot order to USB.
  • Finally, Reboot and install Ubuntu.

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