4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 22, 2009 12:05 AM by Manaburner
Manaburner Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi everyone,

I want to create a bootable USB drive from e.g. a Linux ISO. On Windows, there are tools like UNetBootin (http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/) for that. Is there s.th. similar on Mac?

Thanks in advance

iMac 20'', Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (45,245 points)
    Hi Manaburner;

    Since you are asking about Linux, you would probably have a better chance for a meaningful answer if you asked over in the Unix Forum instead of here in the Leopard Forum.

  • Manaburner Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi Allan,

    actually I'm not asking something about Linux. Linux was just an example iso file that I want to create a bootable USB drive from. I also could have said that I want to use a Windows ISO, but who want's to install Windows

    Regards Mana
  • TekserveNYC Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
    Hi. The easiest way to do what you want to do is to scan it for restore, and then use the restore from disk image tool to write it to an external disk. All of this can be done with disk utility.

    First you will want to drag the ISO image into the Disk Utility sidebar. Then you select the disk image (in disk utility) and click the Convert button in the top toolbar. I recommend using the "read only" image format and you'll have to add the extension .dmg to the file. When the conversion is done, the new image will appear in the sidebar. Select that image and then go to the Images menu and select Scan For Restore. You may be prompted for your administrator password. When the scan is done, connect your external disk. Then select the volume in Disk Utility (the thing with the name of your disk, not the model number), go to the Restore tab and drag the volume into the Destination field. Now you can drag the DMG disk image into the Source field and click Restore. You may want to check Erase Destination.

    That should do it, good luck!
    Jeremy A
    Tekserve Intern
  • Manaburner Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi Jeremy,

    sounds a little bit complicated

    I'll try that.

    Thanks for the hint