Create one or more bootable partitions. Use can use for example GParted for this.
- Choose the right disk (USB pendrive)
- Create one or more partitions –
- Ensure if you have chosen the right disk
- Confirm changes by check mark
- Manage flags > Boot
- Burn ISO file onto a partition on USB stick
What tool can I use?
Commandline tool DD (Linux only)
dd if=/home/user/Downloads/some.iso of=/dev/sdc1 bs=8M status=progress oflag=direct
Tools with graphical user interface (GUI)
How to use USB capacity efficiently?
You have a 16GB USB flashdrive and you need only 1,5GB for ElementaryOS Live. It is insufficient, isn’t it? What to do? I know two options:
- Create 2 partitions – use 1st partition for live distro & 2nd as traditional data storage
- Use the disk as multisystem/multiboot drive
- If you come up with another way, please let me know 😉
MultiSystem – Multiboot
MultiSystem tool allows you to have 1 USB pendrive containing several distributions. After booting from the USB you get a menu allowing you to choose which distribution to boot.