Thursday, July 4, 2013

UNetBootin

UNetBootin is a freeware to help you create bootable USB drives with almost any kind of Linux distribution and some bootable utilities for your system. This application allows you to bypass the need of creating any bootable CD. It can be run on Windows, Linux and Mac OS. It can not only create the boot device from the iso files you download, but can also download the user selected distribution on demand while creating the Live USB.

UNetBootin at .NeXT

UNetbootin allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for Ubuntu, Fedora, and other Linux distributions without burning a CD. It runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. You can either let UNetbootin download one of the many distributions supported out-of-the-box for you, or supply your own Linux .iso file if you've already downloaded one or your preferred distribution isn't on the list.

Requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7, or Linux, or Mac OS X 10.5+. Note that resulting USB drives are bootable only on PCs (not on Macs).
  • Internet access for downloading a distro to install, or a pre-downloaded ISO file

Download Page and Home Page:

unetbootin.sourceforge.net

    UNetbootin 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 version has built-in support for automatically downloading and loading the following distributions, though installing other distributions is also supported:


    UNetbootin can also be used to load various system utilities, including:

    • Parted Magic, a partition manager that can resize, repair, backup, and restore partitions.
    • SystemRescueCD, a system repair, backup and recovery tool.
    • Super Grub Disk, a boot utility that can restore and repair overwritten and misconfigured GRUB installs or directly boot various operating systems
    • Dr.Web Antivirus, F-Secure Rescue CD, and Kaspersky Rescue Disk, which remove malware from Windows installs.
    • Backtrack, a utility used for network analysis and penetration testing.
    • Ophcrack, a utility which can recover Windows passwords.
    • NTPasswd, a utility which can reset Windows passwords and edit the registry.
    • Gujin, a graphical bootloader that can also be used to boot various operating systems and media.
    • Smart Boot Manager (SBM), which can boot off CD-ROM and floppy drives on computers with a faulty BIOS.
    • FreeDOS, which can run BIOS flash and other legacy DOS utilities.


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