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UNetbootin Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to UNetbootin 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 UNetbootin and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to UNetbootin are Ventoy, dd, MultiBootUSB and Easy2Boot.

UNetbootin alternatives are mainly Bootable USB Creators but may also be Linux Distros or Disk Imaging Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of UNetbootin.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
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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.

    ⚫︎ PortablebalenaEtcher can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Almost everyone thinks balenaEtcher is a great alternative to UNetbootin.

    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 :)

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    cemagr

    Actually seems to work under OS X unlike Unetbootin now

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    5

    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!)

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    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!

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    onesnapp

    Works on more operating systems. Better language support. Truly open source and free.

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    bl4ckf4ll

    Very simple, great interface, Awesome! :)

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    ATShields934

    Etcher combines the universality of UNetbootin with the functionality of Rufus and adds an incredible and simple interface.

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  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.

    ⚫︎ PortableVentoy can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    donateto_opensource

    This is the best tool to create a bootlable media, hands down.

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    dd

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD

    dd, that stands for ‘data duplicator’, is a command-line utility for Unix mainly used for copying and converting data.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfacedd either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Most users think dd is a great alternative to UNetbootin.

    It's easier than GUI if you won't deal with UEFI stuff

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    Not a full-featured GUI-application like the rest, but way more flexible, versatile and reliable for more tech-savvy users.

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    its not a burning iso software..

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    PERCE_NEIGE

    For the user who said that it's not for burning ISO, it's wrong.

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    There's more to creating a bootable USB drive than moving blocks of bits.

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  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.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceMultiBootUSB either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    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.

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

    ⚫︎ PortableEasy2Boot can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  6. MultiSystem is an awesome Linux tool for creating multiboot USB drives, developed by François Fabre (http://liveusb.info/dotclear/).

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    Almost everyone thinks MultiSystem is a great alternative to UNetbootin.

    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.

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    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.

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    Discontinued

    Last update was in 2016.

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    SUSE Studio ImageWriter

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Utility for writing raw disk images & hybrid isos to USB keys.

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    Widely different use case

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    SARDU

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableSARDU can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Deepin Boot Maker

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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