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How to install mkusb in Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS and newer versions

This method applies to newer versions too: 14.04.2, 14.04.3, 15.04, 15.10. (Notice that 14.10 has passed end of life.)

Getting the repository Universe

This command line in a terminal window or text screen

sudo add-apt-repository universe

will 'enable the universe distribution component for all sources', in other words 'install' or make available the repository universe.

Installing mkusb

The fastest way to start making USB boot drives is to install the mkusb PPA, install and update the mkusb package like all the other program packages. See this link

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mkusb/ppa  # and press Enter to accept it
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mkusb
sudo apt-get install mkusb-nox
sudo apt-get install usb-pack-efi  # if you want to make a persistent live drive

The whole dialogue in a terminal window is shown in the attached pdf file. It will install pv (alongside mkusb), if you have previously installed Synaptic or some other program in order to install the repository (alias source) Universe.


Searching for mkusb in Unity Dash (when it is installed)


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mkusb/install-to-ubuntu-14.04.1 (last edited 2016-10-16 15:17:18 by ister-kokos)