Ubuntu – Can we use EtchDroid to create Ubuntu installation media

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Let's say that I don't have any PC working in my home right now and I cannot borrow someone else's PC as well. I only have an Android smartphone (which is not rooted), pendrive and micro USB to USB-A converter. I want to create an Ubuntu installation media only using the aforementioned things. I found out an app named EtchDroid in Google Play Store. Can we use EtchDroid to create Ubuntu installation media and how good is the installation media when created using EtchDroid? Is it almost the same as using Rufus or some other software?

I also want to know if I can use an micro SD card for creating an installation media instead of a pendrive.

Best Answer

  • EtchDroid to create Ubuntu installation media

    EtchDroid sounds like it meets your requirements and has a good rating and sounds safe. I gave EtchDroid a trial and had good results.

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    • Selected the Ubuntu ISO file

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    • Selected the target USB from upper right on the screen: .

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    And clicked the write icon on the lower right.

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    At first I thought nothing had happened but when I returned later I found that the USB was ready for a Live boot or Install.

    There are similar apps that flash image files to USB using Windows including Etcher and Win32DiskImager, and from Ubuntu including Etcher, Startup Disk Creator and Gnome-Disks. This is a handy free app to have on your phone.

    My only complaint is that this app will not write to an internal SD card, but I understand that this is a safety feature.

    If you successfully try this app, please leave an answer to your own question here. I am sure many people would be interested.