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UNetbootin on Ubuntu (Linux)
UNetbootin on Ubuntu
Original author(s) Geza Kovacs
Initial release April 2007; 8 years ago (2007-04)
Stable release Release 613 / July 20, 2015; 6 months ago (2015-07-20)
Development status Active
Written in C++ (Qt 4.0)
Operating system Windows, Linux and OS X
Type Live USB
License GNU GPL (free software)[1]
Website unetbootin.github.io

UNetbootin (Universal Netboot Installer) is a cross-platform utility that can create live USB systems and can load a variety of system utilities or install various Linux distributions and other operating systems without a CD.


USB install[edit]

This installation mode creates bootable USB flash drives and bootable USB Hard Disk Drives; it is a Live USB creator.

Multiple installs on the same device are not supported.

Hard drive install[edit]

This installation mode performs a network installation or "frugal install" without a CD, similar to that performed by the Win32-Loader.

UNetbootin's distinguishing features are its support for a great variety of Linux distributions, its portability, its ability to load custom disk image (including ISO image) files, and its support for both Windows and Linux.[2] Unlike Wubi, and similar to the Win32-Loader, when installing to hard disk, UNetbootin installs to a partition, not a disk image, thus creating a dual-boot setup between Linux and Windows.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ UNetbootin License and Credits
  2. ^ Geza Kovacs (tuxcantfly). "Install Ubuntu Without a CD". Ubuntu. Retrieved 2007-10-10. 

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