Do you want to exclude your installed operating System as the cause of an issue? Why not use an operating system on an USB key? Here is how you can do that with Ubuntu Linux.
Ubuntu Linux is a free to use operating system. It can be downloaded at no cost and can run from an USB key. This can be helpful to test a system if errors occur and you want to exclude the installed operating system.
To use Ubuntu you need to prepare a USB key and get the Ubuntu Setup ISO. We will use Rufus as an example on how to create the bootable USB key. You can use every tool you like to merge the ISO file to the USB key.
Connect the USB key and start the system. At the Dell logo press F12 multiple times.
Choose the USB key in the BIOS boot menu.
Image 2: Boot menu.
When Linux starts, you will be prompted to install Ubuntu, choose test ubuntu instead.
Image 3: Linux boot menu.
You now have started a fully operational ubuntu Linux running on your USB key.
You will find a setup file on the Ubuntu desktop if you want to install Ubuntu afterwards.
Image 4: Ubuntu Desktop Setup File.
As an alternative to Ubuntu, you can also create an usb key with Windows 10. Please refer to the article SLN304299 in our knowledge base.
Article ID: HOW12275Last Date Modified: 09/20/2019 10:34 PM