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    SARDU Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to SARDU for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is balenaEtcher, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to SARDU and 13 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to SARDU are Ventoy, UNetbootin, MultiBootUSB and Easy2Boot.

    SARDU is mainly a Bootable USB Creator but alternatives to it may also be Linux Distros. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of SARDU.
    This page was last updated Feb 19, 2022
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    SARDU (short for Shardana Antivirus Rescue Disk Utility) creates a multiboot all-in-one USB drive, CD or DVD for free...
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    1. 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.
    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. UNetbootin (Universal Netboot Installer) is a cross-platform utility that can load Linux and other distributions to a partition or USB drive.
      UNetbootin vs SARDU opinions
      This alternative is disputed. UNetbootin is still a legitimate alternative to SARDU, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      UNetbootin is for flashing a single image to a USB stick. SARDU is for using multiple images on a single USB stick.
      Negative comment almost 7 years ago

      Not a Multiboot USB software
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

    4. 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.


      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.

    5. Flexible and configurable USB drive multiboot solution which also supports UEFI booting.

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


      Last update was in 2016.

    7. MultiSystem is an awesome Linux tool for creating multiboot USB drives, developed by François Fabre (
    8. Utility for writing raw disk images & hybrid isos to USB keys.
    9. Linux Mint's pre-installed live USB iso image writer.
    10. Deepin Boot Maker is a boot maker developed by Deepin Technology Team. It is simple in interface and easy to operate. It helps users to easily make deepin boot disk.
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