The Ubuntu site has excellent documentation, but I kept running into an error when it came time to mount the image onto the USB so that I could have a LiveUSB ready to go. This slimy error read, “The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer.” It would happen everytime I tried to execute sudo dd if=/path/to/downloaded.img of=/dev/rdiskN bs=1m.

I had quite the search trying to find a simple solution for this. I attempted to mount the image multiple times and nothing seemed to with the USB full partition set as MS-DOS. The fix was quite simple and a small program that does all of the steps for you once you’ve downloaded the OS from the Ubuntu site. Just go to for the readme or download the program directly at The program comes with detailed instructions and handles the entire process for you. Let me know if this is of any help!

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