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Today I lost my purple USB flash drive which I used to install the Kubuntu operating system onto the laptop which I am using to type this note. Fortunately, I have an extra purple USB flash drive (which has never been used before) to make a new bootable Linux flash drive for installing the Linux operating system onto machines and for allowing machines to “test drive” the Linux operating system without having to install it. I attempted to use the bootable USB flash drive to install Kubuntu (a Linux distribution I am familiar with) onto my two backup laptops today. Unfortunately, neither one of those old laptops was able to “test drive” nor install Kubunutu using the bootable flash drive. My newest laptop was able to use the “test drive” feature, but I did not bother attempting to re-install the operating system of my newest laptop. The largest of the two older laptops I have only works with a USB “plug and play” mouse and only has the Kubunutu operating system installed. Meanwhile, the smallest of the two older laptop only seems to function through the native Windows 10 operating system.

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First I downloaded balenaEtcher onto my Linux laptop and installed that application. (balenaEtcher is used to create bootable Linux flash drives).

Next, I downloaded an iso file of the 64-bit Kubuntu 22.04.1 LTS operating system onto my Linux laptop.

After that, I used balenaEtcher to burn the file named kubuntu-22.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso onto the USB flash drive.

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