Open Source UNetbootin Alternatives

Popular open source Alternatives to UNetbootin for Windows, Linux, Mac, PortableApps.com, BSD and more. Explore 22 apps like UNetbootin, all suggested and ranked by the AlternativeTo user community.

UNetbootin (Universal Netboot Installer) is a cross-platform utility that can create Live USB systems and can load a variety of system utilities or install various Linux distributions and other... If your looking for more info about UNetbootin like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 5/13/2019 1:13:00 PM

Alternatives to UNetbootin for all platforms with Open Source License

  • Rufus

    Rufus is a utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc.

    • Easy to use. I used it with tails 2.10 when unetbootin wouldn't work. Guest • Feb 2017 • 12 agrees and 10 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

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  • balenaEtcher

    balenaEtcher is a free and open-source image burner with support for Windows, OS X and GNU/Linux. It makes USB and SD card image burning as simple and fast as possible. FEATURES Validated Burning - No more writing images on corrupted cards and wondering why your device isn't booting. Hard Drive Friendly - Makes drive selection obvious to avoid wiping your entire hard-drive Beautiful Interface - Who said burning SD cards has to be an eyesore. Open Source - Made with JS, HTML, node.

    • Actually seems to work under OS X unlike Unetbootin now cemagrJan 2017 • 9 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Doing a Arch bootable key was a nightmare on a Mac with UNetbootin, no way to make it working. With Etcher one try and it was perfectly ok :) Guest • Jul 2016 • 6 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Etcher combines the universality of UNetbootin with the functionality of Rufus and adds an incredible and simple interface. ATShields934Aug 2016 • 5 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very simple, great interface, Awesome! :) bl4ckf4llApr 2017 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Works on more operating systems. Better language support. Truly open source and free. onesnappOct 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • I have a 64GB USB key, and UNetbootin kept insisting on creating an odd FAT32 partition that always failed to boot properly. Also, Windows and Mac had trouble identifying and/or reading it. Etcher worked the first time. No confusing setup options, just select the .iso and burn. Simple like it should be! Guest • Mar 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Very simple and effective, creates a bootable USB key almost in a single click (very unusual considering everyone is struggling with UNetbootin since many years!) Guest • Jun 2018 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • YUMI

    YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Installer), is the successor to MultibootISOs. It can be used to create a Multiboot USB Flash Drive containing multiple operating systems, antivirus utilities, disc cloning, diagnostic tools, and more. Contrary to MultiBootISO's which used grub to boot ISO files directly from USB, YUMI uses syslinux to boot extracted distributions stored on the USB device, and reverts to using grub to Boot Multiple ISO files from USB, if necessary.

    • YUMI is the only app I've found that makes reliable USB installers for UEFI systems (GPT partition table, FAT32 partitions) and its multiboot features with persistence for the Ubuntu family of distributions is extremely useful. RogueScholarDec 2017 • 4 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows PortableApps.com Wine WineBottler

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  • Universal USB Installer

    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. Simply choose a Live Linux Distribution, the ISO file, your Flash Drive and, Click Install. Other features include; Persistence (if available), and the ability to fat32 format the flash drive (recommended) to ensure a clean install.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • LinuxLive USB Creator

    LiLi USB Creator is a free software for Windows that allows you to create a bootable Live USB key with a Linux on it. This software also offers an exclusive option of automatic virtualization to directly run Linux in Windows without any configuration nor installation.

    • 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.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • dd

    dd, that stands for ‘data duplicator’, is a command-line utility for Unix mainly used for copying and converting data. This tool can be used for: • Backing up and restoring an entire hard drive or a partition. • Copy regions of raw device files like backing up MBR (master boot record). • Converting data formats like ASCII to EBCDIC. • Converting lowercase to uppercase and vice versa. • Creating files with fixed size.

    • There's more to creating a bootable USB drive than moving blocks of bits. Guest • Jul 2018 • 5 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • its not a burning iso software.. Guest • Apr 2018 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Not a full-featured GUI-application like the rest, but way more flexible, versatile and reliable for more tech-savvy users. Guest • Sep 2016 • 4 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's easier than GUI if you won't deal with UEFI stuff Guest • May 2017 • 3 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Linux BSD

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  • MultiSystem

    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. It also uses Grub2 instead of Grub Legacy, and can be run from within Ubuntu Linux to create a Custom Multiboot UFD containing your favorite Bootable Live Linux Distributions. (via http://www.pendrivelinux.com/multiboot-create-a-multiboot-usb-from-linux/ )

    • MultiSystem is good alternative to UNetBootin and builds a menu of isos to allow you select which image to load. UNetBootin only allows the installation of one image/distro per pendrive. Guest • Dec 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Tuxboot

    Tuxboot helps you to create a bootable Live USB drive for Clonezilla live, DRBL live, GParted live and Tux2live. It is modified from UNetbootin and runs on both MS Windows and GNU/Linux. You can choose to download the latest version of Clonezilla live, DRBL live, or GParted live ISO/zip file then create the live USB

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • Deepin Boot Maker

    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.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Startup Disk Creator

    Startup Disk Creator (usb-creator) is an official tool to create Live USBs of Ubuntu from the Live CD or from an ISO image. The tool is included by default in all releases after Ubuntu 8.04.

    • Commonly available on Ubuntu, simple and easy to use. Guest • Feb 2019 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Linux Ubuntu

  • ROSA Image Writer

    Optical drives are rapidly disappearing from our computers of all kinds, and consequently installing operating systems from USB flash disks is becoming increasingly popular. ISO images of the ROSA Linux distribution were originally intended for burning to DVD disks, but they can as well be written to flash disks which would allow you to boot from them and launch the Live system or start installation.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • USBWriter

    USBWriter is tiny Windows tool that lets you write an image file directly to an USB drive. It requires no installation and depends on no bloated framework, it's just a little program that you may put on your desktop.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • Fedora LiveUSB Creator

    The liveusb-creator is a cross-platform tool for easily installing live operating systems on to USB flash drives.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • SharpBoot

    SharpBoot is a 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. It requires .NET Framework 4.0

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • DiskImager

    DiskImager - Windows Disk Imager. A C#.NET utility for reading & writing SD cards and USB devices This utility is a C#.NET implementation, and adds a couple of features I wanted to see: reads/writes images to/from compressed file formats: ZIP, TGZ, GZ remembers the last file you read/wrote provides more file filters within file dialog for typical image files (.img, .bin, .

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • WinUSB Maker Tool

    This is a small utility tool that will help you format and create bootable flash drives for Windows 7/8. It can be useful if you want to create installation media from bootable ISOs and if you want to install Windows7/8 on a system that doesn't have a CD-ROM device installed.

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, released in February 2013, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • AutoBootDisk

    Automatically make a live bootable usb with ease with AutoBootDisk, a open-source program Features Automatic Updates Automatic Downloader with 78 Linux Distributions Supported, and a custom section if you don't find your distribution in the list.

    Free Open Source Windows


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