Here is how to create a bootable USB drive for installing or trying any Linux distro. Works for all distros including Ubuntu, LinuxMint, ArchLinux, Fedora and all others that you can imagine. That's a guaranteed method.
From Linux - Easy as 1, 2 and 3
I will do this from Ubuntu, but you can do same steps on your distro. It doesn't matter.
1- Insert your USB drive.
2- Open terminal and type command below.
3- sudo dd if=[your iso] of=/dev/sd[letter of usb drive]
sudo dd if=/home/burak/archlinux.iso of=/dev/sdb
If you can't find which letter is your USB drive, use "Disks" app for Ubuntu or "Gparted" for other Linux distros.
There are a few usefull tools to create bootable USB linux drives from Windows. But I like and recommend you using "Universal USB Installer". Because it's very easy to use, safe and updated regulary.
- Download "Universal USB Installer" from here.
- Open it after download and click next.
- Choose your Linux distro from list.
- Choose your USB drive and tick "format". (You will lose all data on USB drive.)
- Wait for program to finish its work and enjoy your usb drive Linux.