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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 3/28/2019.

UNetbootin allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for Ubuntu and other Linux distributions without burning a CD. You can either let UNetbootin download one of the many distributions supported out-of-the-box for you, or supply your own Linux .iso file.


To install UNetbootin, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install unetbootin

To upgrade UNetbootin, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade unetbootin


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
      unzipLocation = $toolsDir
      fileFullPath	= "$toolsDir\unetbootin.exe"
      url           = ''
      checksum      = 'E2614493C4E5CA6BE32A72DCAE1FDCD155D11EBB49B3F37E9D4C7DB6DD71EC22'
      checksumType  = 'sha256' 
    Get-ChocolateyWebFile @packageArgs
    # Install start menu shortcut
    $programs = [environment]::GetFolderPath([environment+specialfolder]::Programs)
    $shortcutFilePath = Join-Path $programs "UNetbootin.lnk"
    $targetPath = Join-Path $toolsDir "unetbootin.exe"
    Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath $shortcutFilePath -targetPath $targetPath
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    $programs = [environment]::GetFolderPath([environment+specialfolder]::Programs)
    $shortcutFilePath = Join-Path $programs "UNetbootin.lnk"
    if(Test-Path $shortcutFilePath) {
        del $shortcutFilePath

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This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Geza Kovacs


© 2008 Geza Kovacs


Release Notes


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
UNetbootin 6.5.5 3028 Thursday, July 27, 2017 approved
UNetbootin 6.4.7 1001 Monday, May 1, 2017 approved
UNetbootin 6.3.8 380 Monday, April 24, 2017 approved
UNetbootin 6.3.1 39 Thursday, August 2, 2018 approved
UNetbootin 6.2.5 1235 Tuesday, May 17, 2016 approved
UNetbootin 6.1.3 197 Saturday, May 14, 2016 approved
UNetbootin 6.0.8 2524 Friday, June 6, 2014 approved
UNetbootin 5.8.5 680 Monday, July 22, 2013  
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