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Open Source ISO to USB Alternatives

The best open source alternative to ISO to USB is Rufus. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to ISO to USB and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to ISO to USB are Ventoy, balenaEtcher, UNetbootin and YUMI.

ISO to USB alternatives are mainly Bootable USB Creators but may also be Linux Distros. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of ISO to USB.
This page was last updated Jun 13, 2022
  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

ISO to USB is a free and small software that can burn the ISO image file directly to the USB drives, these USB drives...

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  1. Rufus is a utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc.

  2. Ventoy is an open source tool to create bootable USB drive for ISO files. With ventoy, you don't need to format the disk again and again, you just need to copy the iso file to the USB drive and boot it.



  3. balenaEtcher is a free and open-source image burner with support for Windows, macOS and GNU/Linux. It makes USB and SD card image burning as simple and fast as possible.

  4. UNetbootin (Universal Netboot Installer) is a cross-platform utility that can load Linux and other distributions to a partition or USB drive.

  5. YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Installer), is the successor to our MultibootISOs. It can be used to create a Multiboot Bootable USB Flash Drive containing multiple operating systems, antivirus utilities, disc cloning, diagnostic tools, and more.



  6. Universal USB Installer is a Live Linux USB Creator that allows you to choose from a selection of Linux Distributions to put on your USB Flash Drive. The Universal USB Installer is easy to use.

  7. MultiBootUSB is a software to create multi boot live Linux on a removable media i.e USB disk. It is similar to UNetbootin but many distros can be installed, provided you have enough space on the disk.

    Discontinued

    The project seems no longer developed and the official website is no longer available. Last version, 9.2.0, released in April 2018, can be still downloaded from GitHub.

  8. LiLi USB Creator is a free software for Windows that allows you to create a bootable Live USB key with a Linux on it.

    Discontinued

    The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 2.9.4, released in September 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website. The project has officially been abandonned on December, 22nd 2020 (announcement on their blog).

  9. WoeUSB is a simple tool that enable you to create your own usb stick windows installer from an iso image or a real DVD. It is a fork of Congelli501 s WinUSB.

  10. ROSA Image Writer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Optical drives are rapidly disappearing from our computers of all kinds, and consequently installing operating systems from USB flash disks is becoming increasingly popular.

    Discontinued

    Last update was in 2016.

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