UNetbootin to create a LiveCD in USB

Sunday, 8 May 2011

UNetbootin to create a LiveCD in USB


UNetbootin is a Live USB creation tool that can be used to create a Live Linux / Bootable USB flash drive from an ISO. Many Linux distributions are supported out of the box with custom install options available for Linux distributions that are not. It is important to mention that Live Linux USB flash drives created with this tool, do not currently utilize a persistence feature. The resulting USB Linux install will function just as it does from a CD. By default you will not be able to save and restore your changes.


How to use UNetbootin to create a LiveCD
The following assumes your working from within Windows and have a current copy of the ISO you wish to convert.
  • Download UNetBootin for Windows
  • Download your favorite Linux ISO or Other Bootable ISO file
  • Double click the Unetbootin Executable to start the program
  • (1) Click the Diskimage radio box (2) browse to select your ISO (3) Set your target USB drive (4) click OK to start the creation 



  • Once the UNetbootin installer has completed, click Reboot Now


  • Set your system BIOS or boot menu to boot from the USB device and enjoy your favorite LiveCD on USB
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