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
AOMEI Partition Assistant[1] AOMEI Technology Freeware Yes Windows Windows
DasBoot[2] SubRosaSoft Freeware No OS X OS X
dd Paul Rubin, David MacKenzie, and Stuart Kemp[3] 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[4] Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, their derivatives
Rufus Akeo Consulting GNU GPL v3 Yes Windows Windows, Linux, DOS
SARDU SARDU pro srl Proprietary Yes Windows, Linux Windows installer and PE.

Offical and derivates of Android, Arch, CentOS, Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, Knoppix, Manjaro, Linux Mint, PcLinuxOS, Porteus, Puppit, Sabayon, Slax, Tinycore, Ubuntu.

Antivirus, system and security tools, Rescue CD, Disaster Recovery and Partition Editor. Clone of Hard Disk and Partition ... and more ISOs

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+[5] 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
YUMI[6] pendrivelinux GPL v2+[7] Yes Windows Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian Live, Fedora, OpenSUSE, derivatives of Puppy Linux, and various other Linux distros; antivirus tools, system and security tools, Windows installers, Windows PE builds; and ISOs.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Create Windows PE Bootable CD Wizard". 
  2. ^ "SubRosaSoft Dasboot 2.0". Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "dd man page, Author". 
  4. ^ "remastersys web page". 
  5. ^ "License and credits of UNetbootin". 
  6. ^ "YUMI - Free download and software reviews - CNET". CBS Interactive Inc. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  7. ^ YUMI is licensed under the GPL v2 as documented in the file "YUMI-Copying.txt", which can be found inside the source code archive available at the official YUMI website.