bootable Ubuntu USB stick after install - Keep it for future use?

Asked by Chil on 2020-03-20

hi all,

Is it necessary to keep the original bootable Ubuntu USB stick, used for installing Ubuntu on device X, for future use on that device if issues may occur? Or can I just format that stick and make a new bootable Ubuntu USB stick when issues occur on device X, or if I want reinstall Ubuntu on device X?

thanks!

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version: Ubuntu 18.04

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You can recreate the install media later if you need the USB stick. They are all the same and nothing unique stored to say you installed it in system X. They are handy to have around to boot to if you need to resolve issues in an installed Linux OS (Not just Ubuntu) but you can recreate it as you did before and it will be no different.

Chil (fortifor44) said : #2

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.

Chil (fortifor44) said : #3

great to know - no reason to safeguard it then. thanks!