Ubuntu – How to install Ubuntu 16.04 from an SD card

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Could someone explain how to install Ubuntu from an SD card? I don't have any CDs or USB sticks around. My current operating system is Windows 10 64 bit.

Best Answer

A few computers can boot from the built-in card reader, but most computers cannot do it. Many computers can boot from an SD card in a USB card reader. Some card readers can boot, and some card readers cannot boot. And some card readers can boot only some computers, and other readers can boot only some other computers. Chances are better with USB 2 than with USB 3. It is a jungle.

If you are lucky, you can boot from an SD card with your current devices. You create an SD boot drive like you install a USB boot drive, for example with mkusb in linux and with Rufus or Win32 Disk Imager in Windows.

But if you would need a new card reader, it is better to buy or borrow a USB stick for this purpose. It is at least as cheap, and more reliable. See this link and links from it,


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