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How to install UNetbootin in Ubuntu

UNetbootin allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for a variety of Linux distributions from Windows or Linux, without requiring you to burn a CD. You can either let it download one of the many distributions supported out-of-the-box for you, or supply your own Linux .iso file if you’ve already downloaded one or your preferred distribution isn’t on the list.

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.

Install UNetbootin in ubuntu

For Ubuntu 9.10 and higher, just run following three commands in Applications-> Accessories-> Terminal to install UNetbootin from PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gezakovacs/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install unetbootin

For older versions First, edit /etc/apt/source.list by this command:

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Add one of following lines to the file, then save and close.

For ubuntu 8.04:

deb hardy main
deb-src hardy main

For ubuntu 8.10:

deb intrepid main
deb-src intrepid main

For ubuntu 9.04:

deb jaunty main
deb-src jaunty main

Now,add the GPG key:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys 72D340A3

Update and install UNetbootin:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install unetbootin

Go to Applications-> System Tools-> UNetbootin

UNetbootin in Ubuntu

Posted in Ubuntu

  • Arun

    and it worked for linux mint lxde 12 lisa edition too