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mkusb is described as '(Straight up rufus for Linux users ) The mkusb tool was developed to make it simpler and safer to create boot drives with the method to flash or clone an iso image or a compressed image file. It is using dd under the hood' and is a bootable usb creator in the cd/dvd tools category. There are more than 25 alternatives to mkusb for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, PortableApps.com and Wine. The best alternative is Rufus, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like mkusb are Ventoy, balenaEtcher, UNetbootin and YUMI.

mkusb alternatives are mainly Bootable USB Creators but may also be Disk Imaging Tools or Hard Disk Diagnostic Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of mkusb.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux

(Straight up rufus for Linux users ) The mkusb tool was developed to make it simpler and safer to create boot drives with...

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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.

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  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.

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  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.

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

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  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.

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    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD

    dd, that stands for ‘data duplicator’, is a command-line utility for Unix mainly used for copying and converting data.

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  7. 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.

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  8. 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.

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  9. Restore/Backup Utility, initially intended for Raspberry Pi users, but very suitable for all SD cards and external disks.

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  10. A utility that can write a raw backup image of your hard drive to a removable device or vice versa.

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