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Original author(s)Geza Kovacs
Stable release
release 243 / July 21, 2008; 14 years ago (2008-07-21)
Operating systemWindows, Linux
TypeLinux installer
LicenseGNU General Public License

UNetbootin (Universal Netboot Installer) is a cross-platform utility that can create Linux Live USB drives and can load a variety of system utilities or install various Linux distributions and other operating systems without a CD.[1]

Development[change | change source]

UNetbootin is an open-source software project. It has 130,000+ weekly downloads.[2]

For Windows, Mac OS X and Linux systems, UNetbootin may make it possible to do without the hard drive.[3]

Packages[change | change source]

UNetbootin is part of many official software package repositories,[4] including Debian,[5] Ubuntu,[6] Fedora,[7] OpenSUSE,[8] Gentoo Linux,[9] and others.

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. SourceForge.net, UNetbootin distributions with built-in support; retrieved 2012-6-7.
  2. SourceForge.net, Unetbootin download stats; retrieved 2012-6-7.
  3. Dörner, Stephan. "So bleibt der PC garantiert virenfrei" Archived 2012-08-26 at the Wayback Machine (Ensuring the Viruc-free PC), Handelsblatt (Germany). June 4, 2012; excerpt, Für Windows, Mac OS X und Linux gibt es dafür das kostenlose Tool UNetbootin, ... [b]esonderer Vorteil der Live-Distribution: Sie kommt ohne Festplatte aus; retrieved 2012-6-7.
  4. ArchLinux.org, "Official repositories," excerpt, "A software repository is a storage location from which software packages may be retrieved and installed on a computer"; retrieved 2012-6-7.
  5. Debian, Package unetbootin; retrieved 2012-6-7.
  6. Unbuntu, Package unetbootin; retrieved 2012-6-7.
  7. Fedora, Package unetbootin; retrieved 2012-6-7.
  8. openSUSE, Package unetbootin; retrieved 2012-6-7.
  9. Gentoo, Package unetbootin;retrieved 2012-6-7.

Further reading[change | change source]

  • Biersdorfer, J.D. (2009). "UNetbootin" at NetBooks: The Missing Manual. Sebastopol, California: O'Reilly Media. ISBN 9780596802233; OCLC 435462743
  • Ciampa, Mark. (2011). "UNetbootin" at Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals. Boston, Massachusetts: Course Technology. ISBN 9781111640125; OCLC 707969716

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to UNetbootin at Wikimedia Commons