Bootable USB Sticks The Easy Way With Unetbootin

Posted by MethodDan on Mar 18, 2009 11:53 AM EDT
Adventures In Open Source; By Dan Lynch
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I bought myself a 4gb Freecom Databar for just a few quid and it was about this time I first tried the niftly little program I’d like to talk to you about today. It’s called unetbootin and people have been telling me how great it is for quite some time now, not being a USB stick owner myself - I’ve probably surrendered my last shred of geek cred with that confession - I hadn’t had much call to try it. There are various ways to put a Linux distribution on a USB stick and making it bootable, I don’t even think it’s that hard a process but I wanted something quick, easy and effective. That’s just what I got with this tool. One click and you can download an install image for the distro of your choice, copy it to your USB stick and make it bootable.

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