• Pop!_Planet is still very much under development. Data for the wiki is being sourced from the Arch Linux and Ubuntu wikis, along with a bunch of completely unique content specific to Pop!_OS, and sourcing, converting and updating that content takes time; please be patient. If you can't find what you're looking for here, check the Arch Linux and Ubuntu wikis.
  • Welcome!

    I'll get straight to the point.

    When I started Pop!_Planet, I launched it because I saw a need for a centralized community for Pop!_OS. To be frank, I never expected the level of popularity it has achieved. Over the last year, we have gone from under 50 users, to almost 400 users. That's awesome! However... it also comes with a downside. We are rapidly running out of disk space on our server, and the bandwidth costs go up every month.

    Pop!_Planet is not affiliated with System76 in any way, and is funded completely out of pocket. From day one, I said that I'd never use on-site ads (I hate them as much as you do), so the only monetization we get is through donations. Right now, the donations we receive don't even cover our overhead.

    I know that most users will ignore this message, and that's ok. However, if even a few of our users are willing and able to donate a few dollars to help offset our expenses, it would be greatly appreciated.

    Support Pop!_Planet

    Thank you for your time,

    Dan Griffiths
    Pop!_Planet Founder

Before you can use Pop!_OS, you have to write the .ISO to media. This article is about a tool to write that .ISO to USB.


New member
Jun 20, 2021
You can also write it to SD cards if you wanted. It's a great tool known as balenaEtcher, though many folks just call it Etcher.

It'll work on your Windows, Mac, or Linux boxes - there are releases for pretty much any OS.


Trusted User
Founding Member
Nov 23, 2018
Nice article. There was a time when Belena Etcher was preferred and worked better for Pop than anything else on a non-Pop machine. Pop is a hybrid ISO and works best with dd. Both Popsicle and Etcher are basically a frontend for dd.

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