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 19 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to UNetbootin are Ventoy (Free, Open Source), dd (Free, Open Source), MultiBootUSB (Free, Open Source) and MultiSystem (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Sep 20, 2021

    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.
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      balenaEtcher vs UNetbootin opinions
      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 :)
      Top positive comment  about 5 years ago

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      cemagr Actually seems to work under OS X unlike Unetbootin now
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

      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!)
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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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!
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      onesnapp Works on more operating systems. Better language support. Truly open source and free.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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      bl4ckf4ll Very simple, great interface, Awesome! :)
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      ATShields934 Etcher combines the universality of UNetbootin with the functionality of Rufus and adds an incredible and simple interface.
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

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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.


    3. 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.
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      dd vs UNetbootin opinions
      Most users think dd is a great alternative to UNetbootin.
      It's easier than GUI if you won't deal with UEFI stuff
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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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.
      Top positive comment  about 5 years ago

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      There's more to creating a bootable USB drive than moving blocks of bits.
      Top negative comment  about 3 years ago

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      PERCE_NEIGE For the user who said that it's not for burning ISO, it's wrong.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      its not a burning iso software..
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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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.

      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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      Most users think MultiBootUSB is a great alternative to UNetbootin.
    5. 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.
      MultiSystem vs UNetbootin opinions
      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.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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    6. Flexible and configurable USB drive multiboot solution which also supports UEFI booting.
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    7. Optical drives are rapidly disappearing from our computers of all kinds, and consequently installing operating systems from USB flash disks is becoming increasingly popular.
    8. 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.
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      Most users think SARDU is a great alternative to UNetbootin.
    9. Utility for writing raw disk images & hybrid isos to USB keys.
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      SUSE Studio ImageWriter vs UNetbootin opinions
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      Widely different use case
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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    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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