UNetbootin Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to UNetbootin for Linux if you are looking to replace it. The most popular Linux alternative is Small balenaEtcher iconbalenaEtcher, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked 43 alternatives to UNetbootin and 17 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to UNetbootin are Small dd icondd (Free, Open Source), Small MultiBootUSB iconMultiBootUSB (Free, Open Source), Small Ventoy iconVentoy (Free, Open Source) and Small Easy2Boot iconEasy2Boot (Free).

Cross-platform tool to create bootable Live USB drives with built-in downloader for Linux ISO images and rescue disks. If you're 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: 5/7/2020 8:44:00 AM

Alternatives to UNetbootin for Linux with any license

  • balenaEtcher

    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. 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.

    • 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 • 2 agrees and 2 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 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Works on more operating systems. Better language support. Truly open source and free. onesnappOct 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Actually seems to work under OS X unlike Unetbootin now cemagrJan 2017 • 9 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very simple, great interface, Awesome! :) bl4ckf4llApr 2017 • 2 agrees and 1 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

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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.

    • For the user who said that it's not for burning ISO, it's wrong. PERCE_NEIGEFeb 2020 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • There's more to creating a bootable USB drive than moving blocks of bits. Guest • Jul 2018 • 6 agrees and 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • its not a burning iso software.. Guest • Apr 2018 • 3 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's easier than GUI if you won't deal with UEFI stuff Guest • May 2017 • 8 agrees and 6 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 • 5 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Linux BSD

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  • MultiBootUSB

    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. MultiBootUSB also provides an option to uninstall distro(s) at any time, if you wish.

    • Discontinued
      Last release is from April 2018.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • Ventoy

    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. You can copy many iso files at a time and ventoy will give you a boot menu to select them (screenshot). Both Legacy BIOS and UEFI are supported in the same way. 200+ ISO files are tested (list).

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • Easy2Boot

    You can prepare an Easy2Boot USB drive using Windows or linux. Then add all your payload files (.iso, .img, .ima, etc.) to one of the folders on your USB drive (e.g. \_ISO\MAINMENU folder) by drag-and-drop at any time. A new menu is automatically created each time you boot from it. Works with 99% of linux liveCD ISOs and supports Windows Install ISOs too! Install from an unmodified XP ISO file to a RAID/AHCI/SATA system (no need to nLite the ISO first).

    Free Windows Linux

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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 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium Linux

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    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. The bootable device can include comprehensive collections of antivirus rescue cd, utilities and popular live distributions of Linux. Windows PE can also be included, as well as recovery disks and install media for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Seven and Windows Eight.

    Free Personal Windows 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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