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SharpBoot is described as 'small utility for creating multiboot ISO or USB. You just need to drag-n-drop some iso files inside, and it automatically adds description and category (for supported ISO files, not shown in the screenshot). It uses Syslinux for the menu and bootloader' and is a bootable usb creator in the os & utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to SharpBoot 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 SharpBoot are Ventoy, balenaEtcher, UNetbootin and YUMI.

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

SharpBoot is a small utility for creating multiboot ISO or USB. You just need to drag-n-drop some iso files inside, and it...

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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.

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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.



  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. WinSetupFromUSB is a Windows program, which prepares multiboot USB flash or fixed disk to install any Windows versions since 2000/XP, boot various Linux and *BSD flavors, as well as many Windows, Linux, DOS based and other utilities. Since version 1.

  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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