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New: UNetbootin Portable 583 (create bootable Linux USB drives) Released

Submitted by John T. Haller on January 25, 2013 - 1:00pm
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logoUNetbootin Portable 583 has been released. UNetbootin allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for Ubuntu, Fedora, and other Linux distributions without burning a CD. This app requires admin rights. It's packaged in PortableApps.com Format so it can easily integrate with the PortableApps.com Platform. And it's open source and completely free.

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Features

ScreenshotUNetbootin can create a bootable Live USB drive, or it can make a "frugal install" on your local hard disk if you don't have a USB drive. It loads distributions either by downloading a ISO (CD image) files for you, or by using an ISO file you've already downloaded. The current build has automatic support for: Ubuntu (and official derivatives), Debian, Linux Mint, openSUSE, Arch Linux, Damn Small Linux, SliTaz, Puppy Linux, gNewSense, FreeBSD, NetBSD, Fedora, PCLinuxOS, Sabayon Linux, Gentoo, MEPIS, Zenwalk, Slax, Dreamlinux, Elive, CentOS, Mandriva, LinuxConsole, Frugalware Linux, and xPUD.

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UNetbootin Portable is packaged in a PortableApps.com Installer so it will automatically detect an existing PortableApps.com installation when your drive is plugged in. It supports upgrades by installing right over an existing copy, preserving all settings. And it's in PortableApps.com Format, so it automatically works with the PortableApps.com Platform including the Menu and Backup Utility.

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UNetbootin Portable is available for immediate download from the UNetbootin Portable homepage. Get it today!


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YES

YES

Siggys waste bandwidth... that's why I have one.

ditto

Very nice addition John!

"What about Love?" - "Overrated. Biochemically no different than eating large quantities of chocolate." - Al Pacino in The Devils Advocate

Sweet!

Any chance of doing YUMI as well?

PortableApps.com Advocate

I agree

I use YUMI as well. It appears that YUMI is probably GPL as well, but I could not see anything that verified that it was (see here).

Bill G.
Frozen St. Paul, MN
land of the frozen mosquito

Add Anything?

I don't think YUMI adds anything UNetbootin doesn't already have. YUMI seems less feature-complete is it requires you to download ISOs on your own whereas UNetbootin has it all integrated and automated.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

Multiboot

YUMI lets me put several ISOs on a stick, for example Ubuntu 12.04 and some smaller anti-malware distros. After a quick look, I havent found that on the Unetbootin page.

"What about Love?" - "Overrated. Biochemically no different than eating large quantities of chocolate." - Al Pacino in The Devils Advocate

in my opinion rufus is a good

in my opinion rufus is a good alternative that I may package up and it's designed to look like a windows format disk tool as well and isn't just limited to making live linux usb tools

your friendly neighbourhood moderator Zach Thibeau

Already Done

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

wow I missed a lot then, what

wow I missed a lot then, what happens when I don't have a steady internet connection during moves >_<

your friendly neighbourhood moderator Zach Thibeau

Multiboot

I havent found anything saying that Rufus can put more than one iso on my stick.

EDIT: Maybe SARDU (http://portableapps.com/node/26144) is a better/another tool.

"What about Love?" - "Overrated. Biochemically no different than eating large quantities of chocolate." - Al Pacino in The Devils Advocate

FWIW

YUMI is good for people familiar with UNetBootin with similar UI. You need to download the ISOs in advance but I don't know anyone in my geek circles that uses either app to download the ISOs. Additionally, YUMI can be used for Windows ISOs. Haven't worked out how to add OSX ISO's though due to the pesky EFM partition.

PortableApps.com Advocate

Windows ISO

Both Rufus and UNetbootin can be used for Windows ISOs.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

Multilingual

UNetbootin is multilingual. A multilingual UNetbootin Portable installer would make sense.

It Is?

I see nothing in the UI, configuration or included files to in any way indicate that it is multilingual.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

Yes

Uninstall of Frugal install

The non-portable version detects when I have done a frugal install to HDD and offers to delete the boot entries if UNetbootin is re-run. The key registry values for me are:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\UNetbootin]
@=hex(6B757A74):
"Location"="C:\\"
"DisplayName"="UNetbootin"
"UninstallString"="C:\\unetbtin.exe"

Considering that this "portable" app is already heavily modifying the host system in the case of a frugal install, would it be best to leave these entries?

When UNetbootin removes the existing boot entry it also deletes the ...Uninstall\UNetbootin] registry key.