List of tools to create Live USB systems

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This is a list of utilities for creating Live USB.


Multiboot means that the tool allows multiple systems on the USB stick, as well as a bootloader on the USB stick to choose which system to load at boot time.

Name Developer Licensing Maintained? Runs on (OS) Target OS
WinToUSB[1] The EasyUEFI Development Team Freeware Yes Windows Windows, Windows installer, Windows PE
AOMEI Partition Assistant[2] AOMEI Technology Freeware Yes Windows Windows
DasBoot[3] SubRosaSoft Freeware No OS X OS X
dd Paul Rubin, David MacKenzie, and Stuart Kemp[4] Free software Yes Unix-like Virtually anything
Fedora Live USB creator Fedora Project GNU GPL Yes Windows, Linux Linux
LinuxLive USB Creator Thibaut Lauzière GNU GPL Yes Windows Linux
mkusb mkusb-nox Nio Wiklund GNU GPL v3 Yes Linux (uses bash and zenity) System images; Live: Linux (all hybrid iso files); Persistent live: Debian, Ubuntu; Windows installer
remastersys Tony Brijeski GNU GPL v2 No[5] Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, their derivatives
Rufus Akeo Consulting GNU GPL v3 Yes Windows Windows, Linux, DOS
SliTaz TazUSB SliTaz GNU GPL Yes SliTaz GNU/Linux SliTaz GNU/Linux
SUSE Studio ImageWriter Matt Barringer GNU GPL v2 Yes Windows, Linux Linux
Ubuntu Live USB creator Canonical Ltd GNU GPL v3 Yes Windows, Ubuntu Ubuntu
UNetbootin Geza Kovacs GPL v2+[6] Yes Windows, OS X, Linux Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, CentOS, Gentoo, Linux Mint, Arch Linux, Mandriva, MEPIS, Slackware, FreeDOS, FreeBSD and NetBSD
Windows To Go Microsoft Proprietary Yes Windows Windows 8 or later, Enterprise edition

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