List of tools to create Live USB systems

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[1]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 flash drive to choose which system to load at boot time.

Name Developer Licensing Maintained? Runs on (OS) Target OS
Universal USB Installer (UUI) Pendrivelinux (Lance)[1] GNU GPL v2 Yes Windows Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
FasterImageFlasher Alan Kubiak (None) No Windows Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Rufus Pete Batard GNU GPL v3 Yes Windows DOS, Linux, Windows
Windows To Go Microsoft Proprietary Yes Windows Windows 8 or later, Enterprise edition
DasBoot[2] SubRosaSoft Freeware No macOS macOS
GNU dd Paul Rubin, David MacKenzie, and Stuart Kemp[3] Free software Yes Unix-like Virtually anything
Fedora Media Writer Fedora Project GNU GPL Yes Linux, macOS, Windows Linux
LinuxLive USB Creator Thibaut Lauzière GNU GPL v3 No Windows Linux
remastersys Tony Brijeski GNU GPL v2 No[4] Debian, Linux Mint, Ubuntu Debian, Linux Mint, Ubuntu & their derivatives
SliTaz TazUSB SliTaz GNU GPL Yes SliTaz GNU/Linux SliTaz GNU/Linux
SUSE Studio ImageWriter Matt Barringer GNU GPL v2 Yes Linux, Windows Linux
Ubuntu Live USB creator Canonical Ltd GNU GPL v3 Yes Ubuntu, Windows Ubuntu
UNetbootin Geza Kovacs GNU GPL v2+[5] Yes Linux, macOS, Windows Arch Linux, CentOS, Fedora, Gentoo, Linux Mint, MEPIS, Mandriva, openSUSE, Slackware, Ubuntu ; FreeBSD , NetBSD ; FreeDOS
balenaEtcher Balena Apache License 2.0 Yes Linux, macOS, Windows Linux

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Universal USB Installer - Easy as 1 2 3". Pen Drive Linux. 2010-02-09. Retrieved 2019-11-11.
  2. ^ "SubRosaSoft Dasboot 2.0". Archived from the original on 5 February 2012. Retrieved 22 December 2013.
  3. ^ "dd man page, Author".
  4. ^ "remastersys web page".
  5. ^ "License and credits of UNetbootin".