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UNetbootin Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to UNetbootin for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac 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 12 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to UNetbootin are dd, ROSA Image Writer, Deepin Boot Maker and Mac Linux USB Loader.

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.
This page was last updated Jun 13, 2022
UNetbootin
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • PortableApps.com

UNetbootin (Universal Netboot Installer) is a cross-platform utility that can load Linux and other distributions to a...

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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.

    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  almost 6 years ago
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    5
    cemagr

    Actually seems to work under OS X unlike Unetbootin now

    Top positive comment  over 5 years ago
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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!)

    Positive comment about 4 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!

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    onesnapp

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

    Positive comment over 4 years ago
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    bl4ckf4ll

    Very simple, great interface, Awesome! :)

    Positive comment about 5 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 almost 6 years ago
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  2. 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.

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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  about 5 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  almost 6 years ago
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    its not a burning iso software..

    Top negative comment  about 4 years ago
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    -3
    PERCE_NEIGE

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

    Positive comment over 2 years ago
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    There's more to creating a bootable USB drive than moving blocks of bits.

    Negative comment almost 4 years ago
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  3. 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.

    Discontinued

    Last update was in 2016.

  4. 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.

  5. Mac Linux USB Loader is an application that allows you to create bootable USB drives containing a Linux distribution that can boot natively on Apple's Macintosh computers using their EFI system, regardless of whether or not the selected distribution has UEFI support.

    Most users think Mac Linux USB Loader is a great alternative to UNetbootin.


  6. DiskMaker X

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    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).

    Most users think DiskMaker X is a great alternative to UNetbootin.
  7. Raspberry Pi Imager

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Raspbian

    Use Raspberry Pi Imager for an easy way to install Raspberry Pi OS and other operating systems to an SD card ready to use with your Raspberry Pi.

  8. Install Disk Creator

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    Install Disk Creator simplifies creating a bootable OS X installer.

  9. KDE ISO Image Writer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Write an ISO Image to a USB Disk.

  10. TINU

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    The open tool to create bootable macOS installers.

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