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Create Live USB of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS[Daily Build]

Development Build version of upcoming Ubuntu 20.04 LTS is now available for Download

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS[Daily Build]

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reate a Live USB of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS[Daily Build]: As we all know, the upcoming Long Term Support Ubuntu version from Canonical is scheduled for release in April 2020. It is also code-named as Focal Fossa. A lot of features, fixes, and security updates are going to be part of the upcoming Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Recently, Canonical made Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Daily Build available for users and developers to experience it and also to get feedback for bugs and errors. Before getting into this article, please be clear that Daily Build releases may contain bugs and errors and are not recommended for general users rather used by Testers and Developers. Let us get into the article. Check out: Terminology behind the Code name “Focal Fossa”.

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Development Build
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Development Build

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Download Ubuntu 20.04 LTS[Daily Build] from Official Ubuntu:

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa Daily Build
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa Daily Build

The following link will help you to download Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa from the official Ubuntu. You can download the iso file and then you can create a bootable USB using Rufus or balena Etcher and you can start installing it.

Try Ubuntu 20.04 LTS without installing it on your system:

Try Ubuntu 20.04 without Installing
Try Ubuntu 20.04 without Installing

As mentioned earlier, Daily Build versions are not for general users or for personal use but if you are still curious about the Focal Fossa, then instead of installing it on your system, you can just make a bootable USB of it and then you can try it without installing it. You can make a Bootable USB of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS either with Rufus(Windows users) or balena Etcher(Ubuntu users). The following process will take u through the steps of creating a Live USB(Bootable USB) of Focal Fossa.

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Create Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Bootable USB using Rufus(for Windows users):

IMPORTANT
Development Builds are unstable releases that may contain errors and bugs and usually used for testing and developing purposes. Hence, it is not recommended to use them as Primary OS or for personal uses as it may result in the instability of the system and as well as the loss of data. Users, please keep this point in mind.

Prerequisites:

S.NoItems required
1.Ubuntu 20.04 LTS iso file
2.USB Stick(Minimum 4 GB)
3.Rufus(USB Image Burning tool)

The following steps are simplified. If you wish to have a step by step guidance, then we have a detailed article on Creating Bootable Ubuntu USB using Rufus.

  • Download Rufus from Official Rufus.
  • Open Rufus USB Image burning tool.
  • Attach your USB to your Windows 10.
  • Leave the Boot selection as Disk or ISO image and then click on Select.
  • Locate the downloaded Ubuntu 20.04 image file and select it.
  • You can find the rest of the options assign themselves to the default and recommended values.
Ubuntu 20.04 Bootable USB using Rufus
Ubuntu 20.04 Bootable USB using Rufus
  • Finally, click on START.
  • The process will start and it will take from 5 to 10 minutes.
  • After the process completes, the Bootable Ubuntu USB is now created using Rufus on Windows 10.

Create a Live USB of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS using balena Etcher(for Ubuntu users):

Prerequisites:

S.NoItems required
1.Ubuntu 20.04 LTS iso file
2.USB Stick(Minimum 4 GB)
3.balena Etcher(USB Image Burning tool)
In this section, we will see how to create a Live USB using balena Etcher on Ubuntu and Ubuntu-based Distros as Rufus is not available for Linux Distributions. The following are the steps.

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Select Ubuntu 20.04 iso file
Select Ubuntu 20.04 iso file
  • Plug your USB Stick to your system. balena will automatically assign this USB stick. In the case of multiple USB sticks attached, then you have to choose the USB stick precisely.
Select the USB Stick
Select the USB Stick
  • Finally, Click on Flash.
Flash
Flash
Note: Flashing with balena Etcher will delete the contents of the USB Stick and hence make sure that you have a backup of the contents of your USB Stick.
  • Now, balena Etcher will start writing the image file to the selected USB Stick.
Flashing the USB Stick
Flashing the USB Stick
  • The flashing process will take 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Finally, after the completion, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Live USB is now ready.
Live Ubuntu 20.04 LTS USB
Live Ubuntu 20.04 LTS USB
  • You can now install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS or try without installing it on your system.

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The Development Builds of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS are at their earlier stages and mostly released for the purpose of testing and developing. However, it is available for download from the Canonical that you can try it out. The above article deals with the steps of downloading the image file of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Development Build and create a Live USB of it with the help of various USB Image Burning tools. If you have any queries, please let us know in the comment section. For instant solutions, Visit our Forum!!

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