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Handy piece of software that enables you to install various Linux / BSD distributions and create your own bootable USB drive with minimal effort

editor's review






Forget about storing numerous CDs or DVDs with your favorite Linux distributions. With UNetbootin you can quickly and easily install various Linux / BSD distributions and create your own bootable USB drive in a few easy steps.

Install various distributions

The application supports installing 40 of the most known distributions, each with numerous versions.

Grab the desired OS or specify the ISO file

You can choose to download the desired OS or, if you already have it, you can supply your own Linux ISO file to be used.

This gives you the possibility to install the desired Linux distribution on a USB drive whether you are connected to the Internet or not. Also, this enables you to install your preferred Linux distribution even if it’s not on the list.

For each distribution, UNetbootin shows its homepage, description and install notes, so you are briefed about what it’s all about.

Create bootable USB drives

With UNetbootin you can also load or create bootable USB drives with various system utilities like: Parted Magic, FreeDOS, F-Secure Rescue CD etc. Creating a multiboot USB drive or ISO image from where you can boot a Linux distribution or various utilities is also possible.

"Frugal install" mode

Besides making a bootable Linux USB drive, UNetbootin also allows you make a “frugal install” of the desired distribution right on your hard drive.

A “frugal install” means that all the files on the ISO image are copied to your hard drive and booted from your HDD the same way they would have been booted from your USB drive or CD. After choosing the desired Linux distribution you just need to select the USB drive or HDD partition you want to install it on and start the process.

Bottom line

With UNetbootin making your own bootable USB or installing a Linux distribution on your hard drive will no longer be a problem.

UNetbootin was reviewed by Cosmin Anton
Last updated on August 5th, 2015
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