Live USB is a great tool, especially for those who test different Linux distributions or work with executable programs directly from a memory stick. This system stands out not only for its practicality (What better fit in your pocket operating system ready to install, right?) , but also for its ease of creation.
If we create a Live USB
can we trust our effort to a dozen programs available on the web. Most of the software available shares similar characteristics but, if we must choose one, the beneficiary is UNetbootin
. It is our favorite because we can use it on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux distributions, is in Spanish and the main tools are managed from a single window.
The program is excellent for both beginners and advanced users. When run, find a simple window with two main options. In “Distribution” can choose any supported Linux distro (Arch Linux, CentOS, Debian, Fedora, Linux Mint, openSUSE, Ubuntu, etc.) And download it directly from UNetbootin before installing it in the USB memory.
A point to note is that the “distribution” is not limited to Linux distros. From there, we also have the ability to download and install utilities as Dr. Web Antivirus, Smart Boot Manager, Super Grub Disk, Kaspersky Rescue Disk, to name a few.
If we make the process even faster you can download the ISO file and load separately from “DiscoImagen” , the second section of the program. From there select the disk images of our programs or preferred distributions (GParted and Ubuntu, for example) and go. Before starting the installation checked that the USB memory is connected to the computer correctly chosen as the target, because otherwise there can be problems.
Finally click “OK” and let it do its job UNetbootin. The process takes more or less depending on the source of the files and their size. Another point to note is that software specifies the steps performed during installation, so that we have a better account of what happens on the computer.
Once the process ends have to restart the computer keeping you connected the newly created Live USB. Consider that to work properly you need change the boot order and put the USB device first. To achieve this we must enter the setup by pressing specified as soon as you turn on the PC (Usually F2, F9 or F10, but varies according to the equipment so pay attention).
UNetbootin downside is that it allows you to create a Live USB with several different ISO images within the same memory. Each time you want to change distro or usefulness we will be forced to reformat the flash drive and repeat the process from scratch.
As we said at the beginning, UNetbootin supports Windows, Mac OS X and many Linux distributions catalog . The comments can review this software and tell what your favorite tool for creating Live USBs.
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