GNU Linux how to make bootable usb stick from iso – making usb sticks with GNU Linux and dd

… viele netbooks ultrabooks und subnotebooks haben garkein CD/DVD Laufwerk mehr. Das neuste Ubuntu ist 763MB groß und würde auch garnicht mehr auf einen “normalen” Rohling passen.


Rufus is a utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc.

It can be especially useful for cases where:

  • you need to create USB installation media from bootable ISOs (Windows, Linux, UEFI, etc.)
  • you need to work on a system that doesn’t have an OS installed
  • you need to flash a BIOS or other firmware from DOS
  • you want to run a low-level utility

Despite its small size, Rufus provides everything you need!

Oh, and Rufus is fast. For instance it’s about twice as fast as UNetbootin, Universal USB Installer or Windows 7 USB download tool, on the creation of a Windows 7 USB installation drive from an ISO. It is also marginally faster on the creation of Linux bootable USB from ISOs. (1)
A non exhaustive list of Rufus supported ISOs is also provided at the bottom of this page. (2)

download rufus:

linux usb stick bootable live creator

another alternative tool… may work or not work with certain ISOs.

Microsoft’s Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool: Deactivate Virus Scanner! Before bootable usb stick creation

Windows 7 :

Die Bedienung ist selbst erklärend – but you could run into problems like…

Es könnte allerdings Probleme geben, wenn ein Virescanner aktiv ist und Zugriff auf autorun.inf blockiert.

we were unable to copy your files please check your usb device and the selected iso file and try again -> disable virus scanner

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