Universal USB Installer Alternatives for Linux

    Universal USB Installer is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. 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 Universal USB Installer and 16 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Universal USB Installer are UNetbootin (Free, Open Source), Ventoy (Free, Open Source), MultiBootUSB (Free, Open Source) and WoeUSB (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 19, 2020

    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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      Almost everyone thinks balenaEtcher is a great alternative to Universal USB Installer.
      Does essentially the same thing - but a little easier to use!
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

    2. UNetbootin (Universal Netboot Installer) is a cross-platform utility that can load Linux and other distributions to a partition or USB drive.
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      Most users think UNetbootin is a great alternative to Universal USB Installer.

    3. 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.
    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.


      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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      Almost everyone thinks MultiBootUSB is a great alternative to Universal USB Installer.
    5. WoeUSB is a simple tool that enable you to create your own usb stick windows installer from an iso image or a real DVD. It is a fork of Congelli501 s WinUSB.
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    6. Optical drives are rapidly disappearing from our computers of all kinds, and consequently installing operating systems from USB flash disks is becoming increasingly popular.
    7. 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.
    8. Utility for writing raw disk images & hybrid isos to USB keys.
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    9. 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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    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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