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UNetbootin

UNetbootin

UNetbootin (Universal Netbook Installer) is a utility used to create live USB drives that can install Linux or BSD distributions to a partition or USB drive without a CD.

This software can use an existing disk image/kernel/initrd file, or download a supported distro or system utility (such as Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, Slackware, FreeBSD, PartedMagic, etc). UNetboot supports many different distros.

 UNetbootin 583

Price
Free to download

Size
4.2MB
License

GNU GPL v2

Developer
UNetbootin Team

Website
unetbootin.sourceforge.net

System Requirements

Support Sites:
FAQ, Launchpad, SourceForge Project Page

Selected Reviews:
YouTube, The Catling Mindswipe, Softpedia

Features include:

  • Non-destructive install using Syslinux
  • Wide support for mainstream Linux distributions, such as Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, CentOS, openSUSE, Gentoo, Linux Mint, Arch Linux, Mandriva, MEPIS, Slackware as well as FreeBSD, NetBSD, and FreeDOS
  • Has the ability to load various system utilities, such as Parted Magic, SystemRescueCD, Super Grub Disk, Backtrack, Ophcrack, Gujin, Smart Boot Manager and more
  • Other operating systems can be loaded via pre-downloaded ISO image or floppy/hard drive disk image files
  • Automatically detects all removable devices
  • Supports LiveUSB persistence (preserving files across reboots; this feature applies to Ubuntu only)
  • Rebrand and adapt to a specific distribution using a plugin system or a series of #define statements

UNetbootin in action

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