UNetbootin Alternatives and Similar Software

UNetbootin makes it super easy to create live USB drives for Linux distributions. It even lets you download various distributions right from within the app. Some users have unfortunately reported issues running it on modern systems so alternatives are helpful to have.

Some alternatives focus on copying rather than creating ISOs. You can easily filter those out of the list with the burn-iso feature. Creating a live USB drive is typically a one-time affair so installing an app to use it just once isn't really optimal. You can filter the list for portable apps that don't need installation.

These apps are overwhelmingly free, most being open-source. They're all desktop apps for Mac, Windows and Linux.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 9/12/2019 3:42:00 PM

Alternatives to UNetbootin for all platforms with any license

  • DiskMaker X

    DiskMaker X (formerly Lion DiskMaker) is an application built with AppleScript that you can use with many versions of OS X/macOS to build a bootable drive from OS X/macOS installer program (the one you download from the App Store). As soon as you launch the application, it tries to find the OS X Install program with Spotlight. Then, it proposes to build a bootable install disk and make it look as nice as possible.

    Free Mac

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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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  • 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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  • 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

  • XBoot

    XBoot is a easy-to-use utility for creating Multiboot USB/ISO.You may have seen many bootable ISO files like Linux live CDs , Antivirus rescue CDs etc. XBoot can combine these ISO files in to one Multiboot ISO file or create Multiboot USB in just few clicks. Simply Drag and drop ISO files in to XBoot and click Create ISO or Create USB button.

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed since 2013. Last version, 1.0 Beta 14, released in July 2011, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    Free 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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  • ZOTAC WinUSB Maker

    ZOTAC WinUSB Maker was made to be the simplest and functional application to make a USB Bootable. With less than 500KB, an impressive GUI and responsive user interaction, Josh Cell Softwares presents the ZOTAC International version of the WinUSB Maker software. Some features: - Fastest file copy from directory or file using a dedicated memory stream allocation. - Solid UI Design made to have the best performance inside all computers.

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.1, released in February 2014, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    Free Windows

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  • EasyBoot

    EasyBoot makes creating a bootable CD or bootable DVD a straightforward process. Whether you want to make a MultiBoot CD that starts up in your language or you need bootable CDs with the company logo, EasyBoot meets your requirements. If you want to know how to create a bootable CD, EasyBoot is the answer.

    Commercial Windows

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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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  • 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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  • WINToBootic

    WiNToBootic is free program, has the sole function of creating boot disks using ISO images. It is a standalone small and portable tool of only 600KB. Super User Friendly. Good for use where you do not have CD drive (like laptop) and have to install the OS. Key Features: Create Windows To Go Boot Disk ! -- from Non-Enterprise Windows 8.

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.2.1, released in March 2014, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    Free Windows

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  • Pardus Image Writer

    Piw is a software to create bootable media i.e USB disk. It is similar to UNetbootin or Rufus.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux Ubuntu Debian Pardus

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    NIMMI, Nehul's ISO MultiBoot Manager and Installer, is an ISO installer-manager for Pen-Drive,USB Hard-Drive.It is very easy to use.And also is has been published under GNU license. Other than it you must also have a bootable iso image. To install iso using NIMMI follow the below given steps:- Firstly you will have to accept and proceed Then In first box you will have to select your pen drive(New tech.

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version,, released in April 2014, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

    Free Personal Windows



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