Check if an ISO or USB Drive is Bootable using QEMU

Qemu is a generic and open source machine emulator and virtualizer. This article will show you how to check and test if an ISO or USB Drive is bootable using Qemu in the Linux operating system. In my opinion this is a cool way to confirm whether or not image files (ISO) and USB drives/devices should be expected to be bootable during boot of a normal x86/x64 desktop/laptop/server. With a Bootable drive, you can not only install distro applications, you can also use the disk to test the desktop experience of Ubuntu without needing to meddle with your computer’s configuration