How to use USB image writer in Linux Mint

Endrit Qerreti

Endrit Qerreti

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use USB Image writer in Linux Mint.

USB Image writer is a simple app that comes preinstalled in Linux Mint, which allows you to burn ISO files on your USB drive.

USB Image writer's GUI is very simple and minimalistic, it has two dropdown boxes and two buttons, one dropdown box is used to import the ISO file that you want to burn, and the other is used to select the USB drive where you want to burn the ISO file.

How to burn an ISO file with USB Image Writer

The process of burning an ISO with USB Image Writer is quite simple, all you have to do is select the ISO file and the USB where you want to burn the ISO file.

1) Launch USB Image Writer

First, launch USB Image writer by going into Applications Menu, and searching for USB Image Writer.

2) Import the ISO

Next proceed to import the ISO file that you will be burning on your USB drive. Click to "ISO Image" dropdown box, and navigate to the directory where your ISO file is located, then simply select the ISO file to import it.

3) Select USB Drive

Once you have verified the ISO file, you can proceed to select the USB drive where the ISO file will be burnt.

To do so, simply click to "USB Stick" and select your USB stick.

3) Verify Authenticity

We recommend to check the Authenticity of the ISO file to ensure that the ISO file hasn't been tampered or modified.

Note: When you are burning a linux mint ISO file, the SHA256sum is automatically fetched. For other ISOs you need to enter the SHA256sum manually.

To verify the Authenticity of the ISO, simply click to "Verify" button

You will be taken to verification window, in this step you need to wait until the SHA256sum is calculated

Once SHA256sum is calculated, proceed to verify the ISO by clicking "Verify"

Once ISO is checked, it should say if ISO is official or not. As you can see in the screenshot below, our ISO is an official ISO.

Proceed to next step if ISO is official.

5) Burn the ISO

All you have to do now is burn the ISO on your USB drive.

To do so, first click to "Write" button.

Next, you will be asked to authenticate, proceed to enter your password and then hit enter.

The writing process will start, wait until the process is completed.

Now ISO should be written in your USB drive, you can close the USB Image Writer window, and proceed to use your newly created bootable USB drive.


In this tutorial, you learned how to use USB Image Writer in Linux Mint.