Creating Ubuntu USB Installer a.ka. Ubuntu bootable USB from Ubuntu itself is easy. But, what if we want to help our friends or even our families who still use Windows to create Windows bootable USB? Can we create it on Ubuntu? Yes, you can, by using WinUSB.
WinUSB is a simple tool that enable you to create your own usb stick windows installer from an iso image or a real DVD.
WinUSB supports Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 installer for any language and any version. This package contains two programs:
- WinUSB-gui: a graphical interface which is very easy to use.
- winusb: the command line tool.
Installing WinUSB on Ubuntu
Simply run the following command to install WinUSB:
Basic usage instruction
- sudo add-apt-repository ppa:colingille/freshlight
- sudo apt-get update
- sudo apt-get install winusb
Before using WinUSB please prepare either Windows DVD installer or its ISO image and a USB flash drive with at least 4GB capacity. The USB drive will be formatted, so please make a backup before proceeding.
1. Insert Windows DVD installer or prepare Windows ISO image
2. Plug in your USB drive
3. Open WinUSB
4. At the "source" section, please select either from ISO or from CD/DVD drive
5. Select the appropriate USB drive at the "Target device"
6. Click "Install"
Please sit back while WinUSB does its job!