UNetbootin is a program for creating bootable USB flash drives with Linux / BSD operating systems. The application supports 40 of the most common distributions, each with a different version of the system.
You can choose to download the correct operating system, or if it already exists, you can specify the path to the ISO image. If you choose the second option, you can create a bootable flash drive even for a system that is not listed.
When selecting the desired distribution from the drop-down list at the top, UNetbootin shows its brief description and link to the project home page. Then you just need to click on the OK button at the bottom of the program window. Downloading the distribution and writing it to a flash drive will begin.
During the test not all distributions were downloaded (in particular, Kaspersky Rescue Disk, which is based on the Linux kernel and is also included in the list). In this case, the program offers to go to the site and download the distribution by yourself, and then create a bootable flash drive using the ISO image.
In addition to all the advantages, the program has a fairly small file size and does not require installation.
- Create bootable Live USB disks;
- the ability to automatically download the selected distribution;
- the possibility of using an already downloaded distribution;
- Russian language support;
- a simple interface;
- support for a large number of distributions (Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Linux Mint, FreeBSD and many others);
- the ability to download various system utilities (Parted Magic, SystemRescueCD, Kaspersky Rescue Disk, etc.);
- it is possible to install non-specific ISO images as boot images;
- support for Hard Disk Mode emulation for systems that do not support USB booting.