Once you've downloaded the .iso file for a Linux installer, you need to get it onto installation media. This video covers using the Rufus tool to create a USB installer.
- [Instructor] To create a Linux installer USB drive here on Windows, I've downloaded a tool called Rufus. I'll open it up, and there's a lot of options here, but for what we're doing we don't need to change them. I'll make sure that the USB drive that I want to use as an installer is selected in the Device menu. And then in the Format Options section I'll choose Create a bootable disk using, and then choose this icon here. I'll navigate to where I've downloaded the ISO image that I want to use, in this case ubuntu server image here in my Downloads folder.
And then I'll click Open. Before we click Start it's important to double-check that the drive that's selected is the one you want to use. The software will erase everything on it so be sure you've chosen the correct one. And then I'll click Start. If I'm prompted that Rufus needs to download software I'll click Yes. And then because this is a hybrid image it recommends that it's written in image mode. I'll click OK. And then I'm reminded that everything on this disk will be erased. I'm okay with that so I'll press OK.
Depending on the speed of your system and the speed of your drive this could take a few minutes. And when it's done I have a drive that I can use to install Linux. I'll close Rufus and eject the disk from my Windows computer.
- Setting up a home server
- Creating an installer from Windows, macOS, or Linux
- Installing Ubuntu Server
- Configuring the network for a server
- Adding storage with a local disk
- Sharing files on the network
- Serving up video over the network with Plex
- Blocking domains on your network
- Backing up your server and files
- Using Dynamic DNS for external access
- Sharing and syncing files with Nextcloud