Create bootable OS on USB drives

Geza Kovacs

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UNetbootin is a free open-source multiplatform software for quickly and easily creating a bootable operating system on flash drives. It supports a large number of operating systems, including a number of Linux distributions and Windows versions. Download UNetbootin for Windows by clicking the download button on this page.

The good
Free and open source.
Easy to use.
Ability to download and burn the ISO automatically.
Comprehensive support for operating systems.
The bad
During our trials, there were some problems making a bootable Hiren's BootCD USB drive.
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Ammar Kurd
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UNetbootin has a very simple user interface, making it is easy to burn a bootable OS with it. All you need to do is select Distribution from the drop-down menu on the top of the main window, this will instruct UNetbootin to download the distribution then create the bootable flash drive, automatically, in case you already have an ISO file for the OS then select Diskimage on bottom of the main window then select the file, finally click on OK for the process to start.

UNetbootin support for operating systems is comprehensive, users can make bootable USB drive for different Windows versions, and a multitude of Linux distros such as Ubuntu, Fedora, Archlinux, Slackware, and OpenSUSE. Besides Windows and Linux UNetbootin supports FreeDOSFreeBSD, and NetBSD

Not only operating systems can be made bootable, but rescue and repair CDs such as Kaspersky Rescue Disk, CloneZilla, NetbootCDSmart Boot Manager, Super Grub Disk, and others could be made bootable from a USB drive with UNetbootin.

UNetbootin can run on Windows, Linux, and MacOS, to get the Windows version click on the download button on this page, but to get the other two versions you can visit the official page.

UNetbootin features

  • Free and open source.
  • Simple and easy to use UI.
  • Multiplatform software works on Windows, Linux, and MacOS.
  • Support for a large number of operating systems including a large number of Linux distros.
  • Ability to download Linux distributions directly.

Download the latest version of UNetbootin

To get the latest Windows version of UNetbootin 675 with a direct and fast download link via Downzen click on the download button on this page.

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    Windows XP+