Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Universal USB Installer - Bootable Creator

Universal USB Installer is a Live Linux USB Creatorthat allows you to choose from a selection of Linux Distributions to put on your USB Flash Drive. The Universal USB Installer is easy to use. Simply choose a Live Linux Distribution, the ISO file, your Flash Drive and, Click Install. Other features include; Persistence (if available), and the ability to format the flash drive (recommended) to ensure a clean install. Upon completion, you should have a ready to run bootable USB Flash Drive with your select Linux version installed.

Universal USB Installer Screenshot

Universal USB Installer (Installing)





Universal USB Installer auto detection of ISO in same folder

Download Universal USB Installer


Universal-USB-Installer-1.8.0.5.exe – October 11, 2010 – Changes

Updated to include Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Remix, Lubuntu 10.10, Ubuntu – Xubuntu – Kubuntu amd64, and Server Install versions.

USB Flash Drive Creation Prerequisites:

  • Universal-USB-Installer-1.8.0.5.exe
  • Windows XP/Vista/7 to create the USB (Win 98/2K WILL NOT Work!)
  • Fat32 Formatted Flash Drive
  • PC with a BIOS that can boot from USB
  • Your Favorite Linux ISO

Currently USB Installable Live Linux Distributions

  • Ubuntu 9.04/9.10/10.04.1/10.10 Desktop i386/amd64 – Site
  • Kubuntu 9.04/9.10/10.04.1/10.10 Desktop i386/amd64 – Site
  • Xubuntu 9.04/9.10/10.04/10.10 Desktop i386/amd64 – Site
  • Lubuntu 10.04/10.10 Site
  • Ubuntu NetBook Remix 10.04/10.10 – Site
  • Ubuntu Rescue Remix Revision 1 – Site
  • Ubuntu Server 9.10/10.04/10.10 32bit/64bit Installer – Site
  • Ubuntu Mini Remix 10.04 – Site
  • Sugar on a Stick – Site
  • Arch Linux – Site
  • XBMC – Site
  • ZenWalk Live – Site
  • PCLinuxOS MiniMe – Site
  • TinyCore 3 – Site
  • CentOS 5 – Site
  • Fedora 13 – Site
  • Redo Backup and Recovery 0.9.5 – Site
  • Runt Linux 5.0 – Site
  • Feather Linux 0.7.5 – Site
  • Debian Live 5.0.5 – Site
  • Peppermint Linux OS – Site
  • GParted 0.6.1-2 – Site
  • PartedMagic 5.1 – Site
  • EasyPeasy 1.6 (NetBook Distro) – Site
  • KNOPPIX V6.2.1 – Site
  • DBAN 2.2.6 (Hard Disk Nuker) – Site
  • RIP Linux 10.x – Site
  • Dr.Web Live CD Scanner 5.03 – Site
  • Lucid Puppy 5.0.1 – Site
  • BackTrack 3 and 4 – Site
  • YlmF OS V3.0 – Site
  • Linux Mint 9 – Site
  • Crunchbang 9.04 – Site
  • gOS 3.1 gadgets – Site
  • Ultimate Boot CDSite
  • Gentoo 10.1 – Site
  • xPUD 0.9.2 – Site
  • Simply MEPIS 8.0.15 – Site
  • EEEBuntu 3.0 (Netbook Distro) – Site
  • DSL (Damn Small Linux) 4.4.9 – Site
  • Puppy Linux – Site
  • Puppy Arcade 8 (Console Game Emulator) – Site
  • Kiwi Linux 9.04 – Site
  • SLAX 6.1.2 – Site
  • SliTaZ – Site
  • Ophcrack XP – Site
  • Clonezilla – Site
  • Jolicloud (NetBook Distro) – Site
  • Dynebolic 2.5.2 DHORUBA – Site
  • PLoP Linux 4.0.5 (a minimalist Linux Rescue System) – Site
  • System Rescue CD 1.5.4 (another Linux Rescue System) – Site

More Live Linux Distributions will be added as time permits. Feel free to contact us to submit recommendations.

A Linux based version of this tool is in the works for those Die Hard Linux users who prefer not to use Windows. For now, you can visit the "How to install Linux from a Linux CD" section for individual tutorials.

Notes: If you run Universal USB Installer from the same directory containing an installable ISO, the script will autodetect the ISO and bypass step 2 once the proper Distro has been selected.


This tool does not support installing and booting from multiple Linux Distributions. Only One Distribution can be installed at any given point in time. However, we do offer a MultibootISOs USB Creator for this purpose.

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