UNetbootin v6.57

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.

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:

13 comments on UNetbootin  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

mizkitty64 2011-02-02 10:00

D/L link gets me v4.94...exact same version I have from NOV 2010.

infimum 2011-02-02 19:13


A download link should not be dependent on the version number. It says so.

Wolfghost 2011-02-02 19:37

Well I do it to avoid those e.g.: wrong link, I dont find it, Where can I download it, etc.

infimum 2011-02-02 19:48

Version changes will lead to wrong links too if links are not updated. That's why it says links should not be dependent on version numbers. If you have problems with that, you should talk to the admin who wrote this rule.

Ruby 2011-02-04 20:56

Download link updated (removed version # from URL).

flatlinebb 2011-03-24 22:17

Why not just use the official download link?


Crid 2011-04-04 13:57

Ever notice how sometimes a comment thread is like a metaphor?

This one explains why Linux hasn't yet taken over the desktop market ... The average user doesn't want to get into a squabble with Eddie Deezen from Wargames.


abc 2012-01-17 18:58

from pfc: "UNetbootin allows you to create bootable operating systems to a USB drive without burning a CD."

from the website: "UNetbootin allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for Ubuntu, Fedora, and other Linux distributions without burning a CD."

The first sentence is unclear if one could install one or two operating systems on a single USB stick, which is untrue if I remember correctly.


webfork 2012-01-17 20:56

abc: thanks for the response -- you're right that it doesn't allow for installation of multiple distributions as some of these tools do and I've modifed the entry. However, I didn't take directly from their website because this program will also work with non-Linux ISOs.


bzl333 2013-07-27 00:36

up to version 5.85 now at sourceforge.


TP109 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 2016-10-10 22:00

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


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