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How to Use Rufus for Linux

Rufus is the most popular utility which helps to format and create the bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pen drive, memory sticks, etc.  It can be especially useful for the cases where, you need to create USB installation media from the bootable ISOs (Windows, Linux, UEFI, etc.) Rufus provides you with everything you need. Rufus is very fast when compared to much other bootable software. Rufus Portable is very simple and easy to use and the most reliable one for making your drives a bootable one. Rufus for Linux lets you create a bootable media such as bootable USB or DVD for installing the Linux OS. Ubuntu is a very friendly environment OS. In which you can use it for many things. Once you boot it up, you can quickly go to the software center and find the games which run on the Ubuntu.

Rufus for Linux

Rufus for Linux

You can even find many tools such as the word processors, accounting programs, or just about anything else you would use the computer for. Rufus will be a lot useful, whenever you are facing trouble with the bootable DVDs or even if your computer doesn’t have the DVD drive, you can use the Rufus to boot your USB device to install it.

Related: How to Create A Bootable USB Drive On Mac?

How to Use Rufus on Linux

Using the Rufus on Linux is pretty easy, you can use it by simply downloading the Linux version of Rufus. Just follow the steps given below to use the Rufus on Linux.

Step 1: Get an empty USB drive below 8GB, why because not all the PC’s can boot through USB drives of more than 8GB capacity.

Step 2: Download Rufus utility for Linux. It is a free portable application and so doesn’t need the installation.

Step 3: Download the latest version of Linux Mint from their website. Again, this is also 100% free operating system. The downloaded file will be in the ISO format. As of today, they have the Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon edition. You can grab the 64-bit edition for the best performance.

Step 4: Right-click on the downloaded Rufus program and selected the ‘Run as Administrator.’

Related: How to Use Rufus to Create a bootable USB drive

Step 5: Rufus Settings:

Click on the CD drive icon near the checkbox ‘Create a bootable disk using ISO Image’ and then select the Linux Mint ISO file that you have downloaded

In the same interface, click on the drop-down list under ‘Partition scheme and target system type,’ select ‘MBR partition scheme for BIOS or UEFI.’

Next select file system as ‘FAT32’ and finally click ‘Start.’

Step 6: Keep the ISO Image mode to write when prompted and then click OK.

Step 7: Wait until the Rufus writes the data to USB flash drive. At the end of the process, you should see the written file to your bootable drive.

Thank you for reading this post.

Related: How to Create Windows 10 Bootable USB Drive

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