UNetbootin 6.25 Pick
Software Product Description
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 can load distributions by automatically downloading their ISO (CD image) files, or by using existing ISO files, floppy/hard disk images, or kernel/initrd files, for installing other distributions.
UNetbootin can also be used to load various system utilities, including:
- Parted Magic, a partition manager that can resize, repair, backup, and restore partitions.
- Super Grub Disk, a boot utility that can restore and repair overwritten and misconfigured GRUB installs or directly boot various operating systems
- 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.
- Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10 (32-Bit/64-Bit), or Linux. If you are having trouble with the Linux version, try the Windows version, it usually works better.
- A broadband internet connection to download the distribution's .iso file (unless you're using pre-downloaded files)
"neat and handy"
Review Date: 2011-04-09
Pros: Creates a bootable live usb stick in minutes.
Cons: On some older machines, the created boot stick won't work.
Other Thoughts: If you UNetbootin doesn't do the trick for you, try YUMI. It's freeware as well: