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    SUSE Studio ImageWriter Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to SUSE Studio ImageWriter 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 SUSE Studio ImageWriter and 14 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to SUSE Studio ImageWriter are Ventoy (Free, Open Source), UNetbootin (Free, Open Source), MultiBootUSB (Free, Open Source) and USBImager (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Feb 19, 2022
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    Utility for writing raw disk images & hybrid isos to USB keys.
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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.
    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. A very minimal GUI app that can write compressed disk images to USB drives.

    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. Linux Mint's pre-installed live USB iso image writer.
    9. SARDU (short for Shardana Antivirus Rescue Disk Utility) creates a multiboot all-in-one USB drive, CD or DVD for free (personal and non commercial use). Hard disks, external hard disks and all removable media are supported.
    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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