Rufus Alternatives for Linux

    Rufus is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The most popular Linux alternative is Small UNetbootin iconUNetbootin, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Rufus and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Rufus are Small balenaEtcher iconbalenaEtcher (Free, Open Source), Small dd icondd (Free, Open Source), Small Ventoy iconVentoy (Free, Open Source) and Small MultiBootUSB iconMultiBootUSB (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Apr 26, 2021

    • Cross-platform tool to create bootable USB drive or create Live USB drives with built-in downloader for Linux ISO images and rescue disks. View 46 alternatives to UNetbootin
      Most users think UNetbootin is a great alternative to Rufus.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • PortableApps.com
      UNetbootin vs Rufus
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      Kandi Easy to use. Supports a huge variety of platforms
      Top positive comment  almost 4 years ago

      Fast, easy to use and in a few clicks you're good to go
      Top positive comment  about 3 years ago

      does not do UEFI mode does not recognize external hdd/ sdd does not do windows bootable drives and have issues even with some linux distros does not do multiple booting images on single drive
      Top negative comment  about 1 year ago

      UNetbootin is for Linux Distributions. Rufus is for creating bootable USBs in general, independant from the target OS.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      Does use current versions of "syslinux" and therefore does not create bootable media for a lot firmware ISO files, etc..
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      Easy to use GUI that is compatible with lot's of ISO's. UNetbootin is my 3rd favorite bootable USB creator next to YUMI for Windows and Rufus.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

      Rufus made for me working bootable pendrive with windows 8.1, from iso which I had, and it worked. I tried this same with UNetbootin, and it didn't work.
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

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    • 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. View 44 alternatives to balenaEtcher
      Most users think balenaEtcher is a great alternative to Rufus.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      balenaEtcher vs Rufus
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      etcher is better than most image burners i have used.
      Top positive comment  about 1 year ago

      espectalll It's simple, it's easy, it's slick, and it's multiplatform, May not be for everyone, but surely is for most people.
      Top positive comment  about 4 years ago

      Cannot select between gpt and mbr partition styles
      Top negative comment  over 4 years ago

      For installing Linux Distros, it just works
      Positive comment 6 months ago

      Can make bootable usb for linux not windows.
      Positive comment 9 months ago

      Cam Make Bootable Linux And Other
      Positive comment 10 months ago

      22Ezra22 Fairly fast and works great for flashing Raspberry Pi. It supports validation to make sure the image was successfully flashed.
      Positive comment 12 months ago

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    • Command-line utility for Unix and Unix-like operating systems to convert and copy a file. View 23 alternatives to dd
      Almost everyone thinks dd is a great alternative to Rufus.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • BSD
      dd vs Rufus
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It's the only one that seems to be able to create BSD flash drives
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

      Considering this has been developed since 1974, it is very good at what it does.
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

      It works very well, only for the non Dufus.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

      allows use of the command line
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      It's not flashing automatically
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

    • Ventoy is an open source tool to create bootable USB drive for ISO files. View 34 alternatives to Ventoy
      Almost everyone thinks Ventoy is a great alternative to Rufus.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Ventoy vs Rufus
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Hau_Kai It offers the option to multiboot, whilst retaining other files. Add multiple ISOs, remove or update them, all the while other files are unchanged so you can use your fastest and largest USB pendrives, without affecting their use for other tasks.
      Positive comment 3 months ago

      ATShields934 Allows you to easily create a multiboot drive by simply formatting a flash drive with the software and adding the .iso files. Incredibly simple to use, but a major breakthrough in simple boot drive making.
      Positive comment 10 months ago

      Mat3o It creates separete partitions for booting, so you can use your USB drive as regular pendrive. Ventoy's boot menu list all iso which you place on the drive, it's the most flexible solution I've used.
      Positive comment 10 months ago

      Multiple ISO image files on one drive
      Positive comment 6 months ago

    • Cross-platform utility for creating live Linux distro multi-boot USBs nondestructively. View 34 alternatives to MultiBootUSB
      Most users think MultiBootUSB is a great alternative to Rufus.

      Discontinued

      Last release is from April 2018.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      MultiBootUSB vs Rufus
      pros, cons and recent comments
      NickFreeman support for multiple live linux distros
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

    • 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. View 18 alternatives to WoeUSB
      Almost everyone thinks WoeUSB is a great alternative to Rufus.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      WoeUSB vs Rufus
      pros, cons and recent comments
      shampuan It is the best of windows iso writer on linux.
      Top positive comment  20 days ago

      Simple to use, even my grandma could figure it out, Not that she'd need to flash a iso to a USB.
      Top positive comment  about 1 year ago

      Perfect! It is the only one on linux that make bootable usb for windows iso files. Simple and easy to use.
      Positive comment 9 months ago

      Well maintained and simple to use, it gets the job done
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

      Only create Windows ISO bootable USB!
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

    • Flexible and configurable USB drive multiboot solution which also supports UEFI booting. View 14 alternatives to Easy2Boot
      Most users think Easy2Boot is a great alternative to Rufus.
    • Multisystem is an awesome tool created by LiveUSB.info, that works similar to our Windows based MultiBootISOs USB creator, but was created for use within Linux. View 33 alternatives to MultiSystem
      Most users think MultiSystem is a great alternative to Rufus.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Linux
      MultiSystem vs Rufus
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Created a 32gb usb drive with 5-6 isos, awesome!
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

    • Utility for writing raw disk images & hybrid isos to USB keys. View 33 alternatives to SUSE Studio ImageWriter
      Most users think SUSE Studio ImageWriter is a great alternative to Rufus.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      SUSE Studio ImageWriter vs Rufus
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Good but some cannot write some isos, including windows server
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

      Excellent Image writer in USB
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

    • Optical drives are rapidly disappearing from our computers of all kinds, and consequently installing operating systems from USB flash disks is becoming increasingly popular. View 35 alternatives to ROSA Image Writer
      Most users think ROSA Image Writer is a great alternative to Rufus.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      ROSA Image Writer vs Rufus
      pros, cons and recent comments
      its quick stable & versatile no errors on any I made
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      Easy to use, multi-platform
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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