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MultiBootUSB v8.9.0 Updated

billon on 18 Nov 2017
  • 17MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Nov 2017
  • Suggested by Userfriendly

MultiBootUSB can put one or more bootable tools into a single USB drive, including any of a variety of Linux, FreeBSD and other operating systems.

The program uses Syslinux for installing MBR and 7-Zip for extracting ISO images. It also uses a Windows version of CPIO program for installing certain distros. USB/ISO can be tested without reboot via a built-in QEMU program.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MultiBootUSB.exe.
What's new? See:
http://multibootusb.org/news/
Latest comments
Checker on 2014-05-17 19:01

@ Midas: Thanks ... and updated ;)

AndTheWolf on 2015-05-08 17:14

Now at 7.5.0 (the link here, http://softlayer-dal.dl.sourceforge.net/project/multibootusb/7.5.0/Windows/multibootusb-7.5.0.exe is correct, but the description still shows 7.3.0)

Checker on 2015-05-08 18:28

@ AndTheWolf: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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Rufus v2.18 Updated

billon on 7 Nov 2017
  • 945KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Nov 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Rufus, or Reliable USB Formatting Utility (with Source), is a small and fast utility that helps create bootable external drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks etc. The program is ideal for use with installation media from ISOs (Windows, Linux etc.) for working on a system without an OS, flashing device BIOS or other firmware, or you want to run a low-level system utility.

Functional on 64-bit systems.

Rufus Portable also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "Portable" EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch rufus-X.XXp.exe.
What's new?
  • Ensure that the same drive is reselected on device refresh.
  • Add a cheat mode to cycle the USB port of currently selected device.
  • Make lookup for updatable .cfg file more generic (e.g. ESET SysRescue).
  • Fixed:
    • Handling of multiextent ISOs (e.g. BlackArch Linux);
    • Propagation of image decompression errors.
  • Update grub4dos to latest.

RUFUS 2.18 IS THE LAST RELEASE TO SUPPORT WINDOWS XP AND WINDOWS VISTA.
FUTURE RELEASES WILL NO LONGER BE COMPATIBLE WITH THESE PLATFORMS!
Latest comments
DarkShadow on 2016-02-15 17:43

v2.7 released !

stisev on 2017-03-27 12:55

FYI I logged in to post this

The "p" in the rufus executible name makes it portable; otherwise, it writes to reg.
For example:

rufus-2.12p.exe is portable
rufus-2.12.exe is not.

Was driving me insane finding reg keys.. :)

TP109 on 2017-11-12 17:02

Great program. Small footprint and quick. Good tool for formatting USB drives and for making USB drives bootable with ISOs or DOS.

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YUMI v2.0.5.1 Updated

billon on 29 Oct 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Oct 2017
  • Suggested by webfork

YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Installer) can be used to create a multi-boot USB flash drive containing multiple operating systems, antivirus utilities, disc cloning, diagnostic tools and more. Aside from a few distributions, all files are stored within the Multiboot folder, making for a nicely organized Multiboot Drive that can still be used for other storage purposes. YUMI uses syslinux to boot extracted distributions stored on the USB device and reverts to using grub to Boot Multiple ISO files from USB, if necessary.

YUMI works much like Universal USB Installer, except it can be used to install more than one distribution to run from your USB. Distributions can also be uninstalled.

Note: YUMI v2.x can't remove distributions previously installed with Legacy YUMI! Although no longer supported, you can still Download Legacy YUMI.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download YUMI-x.x.x.x.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: Universal USB Installer
What's new?
  • Added support for Parrot, Vinux (for the blind and visually impaired), POP!_OS and WifiWay 3.5.
Latest comments
misan on 2014-01-14 15:38

@Midas: Thanks.

AndTheWolf on 2015-04-17 17:09

Version 2.0.1.6 has been out for about a month.

Checker on 2015-04-17 18:53

I came ... I saw ... I updated ;)
@ AndTheWolf: Thanks for notifying and sorry for the delay. I'll have to check my update-tool later.

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UNetbootin v6.57 Updated

billon on 24 Oct 2017
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Oct 2017
  • Suggested by donald

UNetbootin allows you to create a bootable operating system on a USB drive without burning a CD. Can use regular ISO files or download from any of the major Linux and FreeBSD distributions (Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSUSE, NetBSD, etc.) as well as bootable system utilities for repair, recovery, testing and more.

Also available for Mac and Linux.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download unetbootin-windows-xxx.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: Universal USB Installer, Rufus
What's new? See:
https://github.com/unetbootin/unetbootin/releases
Latest comments
bzl333 on 2013-07-27 00:36

up to version 5.85 now at sourceforge.

TP109 on 2014-11-26 02:56

This is ideal for installing Linux distros. Has worked flawlessly so far. Can't say the same for similar apps.

webfork on 2016-10-10 22:00

I used this program successfully to get Ubuntu set up on an old Mac.

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ISO to USB v1.5 Updated

billon on 21 Oct 2017
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Jun 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

ISO to USB is a small software that can burn the ISO image file directly to the USB drives, these USB drives include USB flash drives, memory sticks and other USB storage devices, it also supports to create a bootable USB disk with Windows operating systems.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. The application is in the {app} folder
  3. Launch isotousb.exe
Latest comments
olliebean on 2014-07-28 12:00

I am unable to extract this with Universal Extractor. The log says:

Signature detected: Inno Setup Setup Data (5.5.0)
This is not directly supported, but i'll try to unpack it as version 5309
; Version detected: 5500
Unpacking failed. This version is not supported.

Midas on 2014-07-28 21:16

Looks like you need to update your 'innounp.exe' inside Universal Extractor folder...

Checker on 2014-07-28 23:45

@ olliebean: See http://www.portablefreeware.com/faq.php#extract

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