UNetbootin - small but pretty interesting tool that lets you download and install various distributions made ​​a series of Linux operating systems without an appointment, for example, a hard drive or CD-ROM. Simply put, the program allows you to download any version of such OSes with a conventional flash. A list of supported distributions pretty big.

Key Features UNetbootin

First of all, we note that for the correct operation of the program UNetbootin can only use operating systems such as Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / 7, Linux, or Mac OS X 10.5+. Note, however, that the establishment of the boot drive is possible only on machines that are precisely of the PC, and not Mac.

List of virtual disks available for download from the Internet is quite wide. Among them were such versions as Xubuntu, Ubuntu, NetBSD, Kubuntu, PCLinuxOS, Fedora Core, FreeBSD, Linux Mint, Mandriva, Frugalware, OpenSUSE, Debian, CentOS, PartedMagic, Zenwalk, ArchLinux, FreeDOS, PuppyLinux, Elive, Damn Small Linux, Gentoo, Slax etc. In any case, the components of the program include some standard feature set, which consists of several modules.

Parted Magic - module responsible for creating and deleting partitions on the hard drive, as well as allowing you to create backup copies of any section for subsequent recovery from an image.

Super GRUB Disc - a module which allows you to easily restore damaged or not working GRUP or download a version of the operating system directly.

Backtrack - module, which is something of a firewall that monitors network activity and prevents unauthorized entry into a computer that is running one or another version of Linux.

NTPassword - module is primarily designed for use in network operating systems such as Windows NT. It allows you to not only do a full reset passwords at login, but also has the ability to edit the registry, even on remote computers connected to the network.

Gujin - multiboot utility to install multiple versions of operating systems simultaneously. By and large, you can take advantage of it, but if you select any one option, it is not necessary to experiment.


Smart Boot Manager (SBM) - load module that allows you to run the start of the operating system even if the computer is damaged BIOS. It is no secret that when damaged hard drive can be set up to boot from a floppy disk, flash drive or disk drive. This utility allows you to bypass all these conventions.

FreeDOS - a fairly simple addition, which is nothing else than the emulator long since outdated system DOS. In this case, it uses the start of any kind of application from the command line. Incidentally, you can even run a program partitioning such as Partition Magic, which in this case is quite convenient and preferred option.

In conclusion, we can say that UNetbootin, more than anything, is designed to "Linux users" who want to install Linux operating systems than on a blank hard disk, and from under operating systems such as Windows, Mac OS X or Free BSD, the more that are available distributions quite a lot, and they will work smoothly, even on the basis of the installation in the above systems.