Install Ubuntu 20.04 from USB LTS [With Screenshots]

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Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Introduction

Ubuntu 20.04 code name is focal and released on 23rd April 2021. So it’s a LTS (Long Term Support) release the support end will be on April 2025.

This Post contains the step by step guide for the Ubuntu 20.04 Installation from USB, so let’s go for the requirement of the hardware.

  • 2 GHz dual core processor.
  • 4 GB system memory.
  • 25 GB of free hard drive space.
  • Internet access [If not there it will be fine].

The Ubuntu has different types of popular domains like cloud version, Desktop version, Server version and IoT versions, follow the link for detail information.

So, let’s start with the Installation guide for “How to Install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS from USB”.


How to Install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS from USB

STEP 1: Download the ISO File

Install Ubuntu 20.04 from USB LTS [With Screenshots]
Ubuntu 20.04 Download Option

You can follow the link to download the Ubuntu ISO for 20.04 to Install as per your requirement.


STEP 2: Make the USB bootable

Now we will make the USB bootable by using the tool in Linux Mint “USB Image Writer”, you just have to select pen-drive and where you have downloaded the ISO file.

And click on Write image. Other than this we have many tools to make the USB bootable like Power ISO, Rufus.


STEP 3: Install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

So plug the USB and boot the system, press the BIOS key as per your system brand or you can directly boot from to install Ubuntu via function keys.

Install Ubuntu 20.04 from USB LTS [With Screenshots]
Welcome Screen “Try Ubuntu” and “Install Ubuntu”

So, choose the installation language and click on “Install Ubuntu” .


STEP 4: Choose the keyboard layout

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Select Keyboard Layout

So by default the keyboard layout has been selected to “English(US)” you can select the layout of your choice and will click on “Continue”.


STEP 5: Choose the type of Installation

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Updates and other software

So“normal installation” has the desktop version and have media players, games, office and other utilities and “Minimal installation” is like the server with GUI.

So we are selecting “normal installation”, with the other options to be checked only if you have the internet connection. Click on “Continue”


STEP 6: Select the Partition type on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

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Select partition types

If we will select on Erase disk and install ubuntu, it will delete all the data so just be careful while choosing the first option.

And if we select the option “Something else” then we have to create the partition as required, Suppose have to create the partition as LVM, or want to give more size to any particular partition, then we have to select the second option.

Just select the “Erase disk and install ubuntu” and click on Continue.

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Write the changes to disks

It will ask to format the partitions, whether we have to “Go Back” or “Continue”. As the created partitions are fine so click on “Continue”


STEP 7: Select the Timezone

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Select Timezone

So I have selected the timezone as “Kolkata” which is the part of India, you can select your timezone and click on “Continue”


STEP 8: Fill the login details

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Fill the details

So on this screen create the user, give the password for that user and put the hostname of the system which is your compute’s name. Once you fill all the details click on “Continue” .

NOTE: That the created user will have admin rights, as we have created a user “tastethelinux” . So this will be the superuser.


STEP 9: Installation Started for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS from USB.

Installation Started

So the installation process has been started, just wait to finish the installation, it will ask for the reboot.

Restart the System

Once this pop-up window will come, so we have done with the installation click on “Restart Now” and use the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

Login screen

This is the Login Screen for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, just login into the system and run some commands to confirm the Ubuntu version and code-name.

After login

So you can search a terminal on the side bar and run the command “lsb_release -a” for the release details.

release command
$ lsb_release -a

So you can use now, If you have to Install Linux Mint” click on the link or you want to know “How to install Rocky Linux 8.4”.

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