These instructions assume you want to use your Mac to create a bootable USB which you’ll use to replace a Windows PC with Ubuntu.
Download Ubuntu Desktop
- Download from this link
Prepare USB stick
- Launch Disk Utility.
- Select your USB stick under the External devices section and select Erase from the toolbar.
- Set the format to
MS-DOS (FAT)and the scheme to
GUID Partition Map.
- Click Erase.
.iso file to USB stick
- Download and run Etcher.
- Select your
.isofile and USB stick, then click Flash!
You’ll want to make sure you’ve configured your machine settings so that any USB sticks take precedence over the default Windows boot program.
- Shut down your PC.
- Start up your PC and press the hot key needed to enter BIOS mode (might be something like
- Go to Boot > Boot mode and make sure your USB drive comes first in the list.
- Save changes and continue boot up
On start up, you should now see the Ubuntu installation wizard.