In this article, we have created a list of the top 4 bootable USB tools for Windows and Linux operating system. You can create ISO files for different Windows and Linux operating systems, Linux distros, and also make Linux Live USB drives. All these bootable USB tools have their advantages and disadvantages.
Rufus is a utility that helps format and creates bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pen drives, memory sticks, etc.
It can be especially useful for cases where:
you need to create USB installation media from bootable ISOs (Windows, Linux, UEFI, etc.)
you need to work on a system that doesn’t have an OS installed
you need to flash a BIOS or other firmware from DOS
you want to run a low-level utility
Despite its small size, Rufus provides everything you need!
UNetbootin allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for Ubuntu and other Linux distributions without burning a CD and It loads distributions either by downloading a ISO (CD image) files for you, or by using an ISO file you’ve already downloaded.
If you used the “USB Drive” install mode: After rebooting, boot from the USB drive. On PCs, this usually involves pressing a button such as Esc or F12 immediately after you turn on your computer, while on Macs, you should hold the Option key before OSX boots.
If you used the “Hard Disk” install mode: After rebooting, select the UNetbootin entry from the Windows Boot Menu.
Universal USB Installer (UUI):
IMPORTANT NOTE: Your USB drive must be Fat32/NTFS formatted, otherwise Syslinux will fail and your drive will NOT Boot.
Bootable USB Flash Drive Creation Requirements:
You should use a –> Fast SSD Flash Drive with UUI
Windows Vista/7/8/10 to create the USB
*Fat32 or NTFS Formatted Flash Drive. MBR partition table
PC with a BIOS that can boot from USB
Your Favorite Linux ISO
Feel free to inform me of unlisted Live Linux distributions or version revisions, and I will do my best to update Universal USB Installer (UUI) to support them.
Flash OS images to SD cards & USB drives, safely and easily.
50% faster flashes, simultaneous writing for multiple drives.
Works for everyone, no more complicated install instructions.
No more writing images on corrupted cards and wondering why your device isn’t booting.
Makes drive selection obvious to avoid wiping your entire hard-drive.
Choose Wisely According to your system and OS version you are going to install on your PC or Laptop or Server.