I'm on Xubuntu 64 bit. Unetootin isn't detecting my USB. Startup USB creator doesn't work on all the ISOs. I want a bootable USB creator, that works on ubuntu 64 bit. It has to be updated and has a nice GUI and free.

  • I run on Ubuntu and have an xubuntu box too. Unebootin works fine with my 64 bit box, make sure full 7-zip is installed prior using Unebootin. – danijelc Mar 22 '14 at 22:42
  • @danijelc the software center version didn't work, the Linux version from their site worked. Thank you – Lynob Mar 23 '14 at 10:10
  • USC version are almost always few versions older than actual one – danijelc Mar 23 '14 at 20:28
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    You can directly use dd but it's command-line. Example : dd if=my_iso_image.iso of=/dev/my_usb_stick. – user111 Mar 24 '14 at 18:58
  • Can either Danijel write or Fischer write an answer. or Andre. a dd answer would also be good So it can be accepted. – Lyndon White Mar 24 '14 at 23:10

You can also use dd which is included by default in most distributions, however it's not GUI-based.

Example usage :

dd if=/path/to/your/image.iso of=/dev/sdX

This won't show any progress though, the command will end once the process is complete.

Replace /dev/sdX with the actual path to your USB drive - note that this will copy the entire ISO filesystem to the drive, so it'll actually behave more like an USB CD drive rather than a flash drive and some BIOSes may not like that and won't boot from it (but personally I never had such an issue).

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    Make certain you have your source and destinations set correctly . . . dd will overwrite whatever you point it at. – Marc Mar 25 '14 at 22:44

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