Many Linux enthusiasts want to try Ubuntu to learn about it, but don’t know how to install it safely on their Windows machine. Wait! Before installing Ubuntu on your machine you can taste its flavor by installing on a USB Pendrive. But main problems that many users facing are boot error and their motherboard doesn’t have USB boot support. But, don’t worry! Here is how to overcome these two situations.
To make a bootable live Ubuntu USB drive following things is required
Now How to create bootable Ubuntu Live USB drive
Next you need to make changes in the BIOS to boot your Ubuntu USB.
For that, while your system is rebooting press F2 or Delete button in the keyboard (depending on your motherboard it should be F1, F2, F12, ESC, Backspace, or Escape) to enter into Bios setup. Now change the startup order to boot USB by default. Save the changes and restart the system. Now you will have Ubuntu running from USB drive.
Now how to boot from a PC that has no USB boot support
Some old motherboard doesn’t support USB booting. But you can add USB boot support for such PCs with the help of a small program called Plop Boot Manager. Read here for how to do that.