Universal USB Installer – Easy as 1 2 3

December 17, 2010 at 8:51 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Universal USB Installer – Easy as 1 2 3

Universal USB Installer is a Live Linux USB Creator that allows you to choose from a selection of Linux Distributions to put on your USB Flash Drive. The Universal USB Installer is easy to use. Simply choose a Live Linux Distribution, the ISO file, your Flash Drive and, Click Install. Other features include; Persistence (if available), and the ability to format the flash drive (recommended) to ensure a clean install. Upon completion, you should have a ready to run bootable USB Flash Drive with your select Linux version installed.

Universal USB Installer Screenshot

Universal USB Installer (Installing)

Download Universal USB InstallerDownload Universal-USB-Installer-1.8.1.7.exe


Universal-USB-Installer-1.8.1.7.exe – December 10, 2010 – Changes

Support Ultimate Edition Lite, Added option to "Display All Drive Letters"

IMORTANT NOTE:  Fat32 Format option has been removed (for now). Ensure that your USB drive is fat32 formatted before running the tool on it, otherwise Syslinux WILL fail and your drive WILL NOT Boot.

USB Flash Drive Creation Prerequisites:

  • Universal-USB-Installer-1.8.1.7.exe
  • Windows XP/Vista/7 to create the USB (Win 98/2K WILL NOT Work!)
  • Fat32 Formatted Flash Drive
  • PC with a BIOS that can boot from USB
  • Your Favorite Linux ISO

Please inform me of any revisions to listed Live Linux distributions, and I will do my best to add support by updating the UUI tool.

Currently USB Installable Live Linux Distributions

Click to see the list of installable distributions

  • NEW Ultimate Edition LITE – Site
  • Linux Mint 10 – Site
  • Finnix Linux – Site
  • MCNLive – Site
  • Sabayon Linux – Site
  • Ubuntu 10.04.1/10.10 Desktop i386/amd64 – Site
  • Kubuntu 10.04.1/10.10 Desktop i386/amd64 – Site
  • Xubuntu 10.04/10.10 Desktop i386/amd64 – Site
  • Lubuntu 10.04/10.10 Site
  • Ubuntu NetBook Remix 10.04/10.10 – Site
  • Ubuntu Rescue Remix – Site
  • Ubuntu Server 10.04/10.10 32bit/64bit Installer – Site
  • Ubuntu Mini Remix 10.04 – Site
  • Sugar on a Stick – Site
  • Arch Linux – Site
  • XBMC – Site
  • ZenWalk Live – Site
  • PCLinuxOS MiniMe – Site
  • TinyCore 3 – Site
  • CentOS 5 – Site
  • Fedora 14 – Site
  • Redo Backup and Recovery 0.9.5 – Site
  • Runt Linux 5.0 – Site
  • Feather Linux 0.7.5 – Site
  • Debian Live – Site
  • Peppermint Linux OS – Site
  • GParted – Site
  • PartedMagic – Site
  • EasyPeasy 1.6 (NetBook Distro) – Site
  • KNOPPIX V6.2.1 – Site
  • DBAN 2.2.6 (Hard Disk Nuker) – Site
  • RIP Linux – Site
  • Dr.Web Live CD Scanner – Site
  • Lucid Puppy – Site
  • BackTrack 3 and 4 – Site
  • YlmF OS V3.0 – Site
  • Linux Mint – Site
  • Crunchbang – Site
  • gOS 3.1 gadgets – Site
  • Ultimate Boot CD – Site
  • Gentoo 10.1 – Site
  • xPUD 0.9.2 – Site
  • Simply MEPIS 8.0.15 – Site
  • EEEBuntu 3.0 (Netbook Distro) – Site
  • DSL (Damn Small Linux) 4.4.9 – Site
  • Puppy Linux – Site
  • Puppy Arcade 8 (Console Game Emulator) – Site
  • Kiwi Linux 9.04 – Site
  • SLAX 6.1.2 – Site
  • SliTaZ – Site
  • Ophcrack XP – Site
  • Clonezilla – Site
  • Jolicloud (NetBook Distro) – Site
  • Dynebolic 2.5.2 DHORUBA – Site
  • PLoP Linux 4.0.5 (a minimalist Linux Rescue System) – Site
  • System Rescue CD 1.5.4 (another Linux Rescue System) – Site

More Live Linux Distributions will be added as time permits. Feel free to contact me to submit recommendations.

A Linux based method is planned for those who prefer not to use Windows. For now, visit the "How to install Linux from a Linux CD" section for Live CD based USB Linux installation tutorials, or use another Linux USB Creator.

IMPORTANT: Upon browsing for the ISO, UUI will only display ISO Files that match exactly what the tool is asking for. For example, if you chose to install Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop i386, you should not expect the tool to display your ubuntu-10.10-netbook-i386.iso as you have not chosen to install the netbook variant.

Auto Detection: If you run Universal USB Installer from the same directory containing an installable ISO, the script should Auto Detect the ISO and bypass step 2.

Universal USB Installer auto detection of ISO in same folder

This tool does not support installing and booting from multiple Linux Distributions. Only One Distribution can be installed at any given point in time. However, we do offer a MultibootISOs USB Creator for this purpose.

To try an unlisted ISO, for example "Ubuntu Mini Remix 10.10", use the last option in Step 1, "Try Some Other Live Linux ISO". Please inform me of unlisted "Live Linux ISOs" you get to work via this option!

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