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Aug 26 2009   8:54PM GMT

Convert Any Live CD to a Bootable Thumb Drive in Minutes

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

A visitor to my Ask the Geek site told me about a great little utility, UNetbootin for Windows and Linux that allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for a variety of Linux distributions without requiring you to burn a CD. Not only that, but UNetbootin can be used to load system utilities, including:

The tool works like a charm. I’ve made bootable USB drives with ClamAV Live CD, the Kaspersky Rescue Disk, Dr. Web Antivirus, and a couple of others, just to see how it works. These are invaluable tools for we security wonks and I thought I’d pass it on.

Be sure to check out the UNetbootin site for complete information and tutorials on how to make it work.

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  • Sapran
    Cool tool, I used it once to create BackTrack persistent install on a thumb drive.
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