Etcher is a lightweight, cross platform tool to create bootable USB drives and SD cards. It is free to use, available for Windows/Linux and macOS.
It can be downloaded as a setup or as a portable app from here.
Using it involves 3 steps :
- Selecting the ISO image of the operating system to be installed
- Confirming the target drive
To begin, launch Etcher and select the ISO image. Once the image is selected, it will automatically detect and display the portable drive which can be made bootable.
Click Flash for the process to begin.
Once it is over, the target drive will be validated to ensure it has been flashed correctly. This is useful to detect any errors then and there rather than trying to boot a damaged drive during installation.
If all goes well, Etcher will display the status accordingly. Now, the bootable drive can be removed and be used for installing OS.
Also, the settings in EtcherÂ which can be accessed through the gear icon on top right are simple and the default ones are just fine.