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Author Topic: Rufus: Bootable USB Device Tool  (Read 2391 times)

ewemoa

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Rufus: Bootable USB Device Tool
« on: August 08, 2013, 04:37:11 AM »
Used Rufus successfully in preparing bootable USB memory from ISO images recently.

Seems pretty snappy and source code is available too :)

Specifically had it work for installation media of Windows 7 (UEFI / GPT) and Linux Mint.

Quote from: the horse's mouth
Rufus is a small utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc.

It can be especially useful for cases where:

    you need to create USB installation media from bootable ISOs (Windows, Linux, UEFI, etc.)
    you need to work on a system that doesn't have an OS installed
    you need to flash a BIOS or other firmware from DOS
    you want to run a low-level utility



Mentioned in passing already by NigelH:

  http://www.donationc....msg321808#msg321808

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Re: Rufus: Bootable USB Device Tool
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2013, 04:58:30 AM »
I remember reading about Rufus in a comparison of bootable USB creators a while back. I don't remember what website it was but I do recall it got a rave review for having the most comprehensive feature set.

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Re: Rufus: Bootable USB Device Tool
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2013, 05:12:33 AM »
Aha...If you happen to come across that info again, please share :)  Was it the following by any chance?

  http://www.toptrix.net/2012/03/bootable-usb-making-tools-windows-linux.html

FWIW, I saw a table comparsion of Rufus and similar at:

  http://www.wintobootic.com/

I've not tried this latter one -- though it does look interesting.

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Re: Rufus: Bootable USB Device Tool
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2013, 05:25:18 AM »
That first link may be the comparison I was thinking of. It doesn't look familiar but all the details match what I remember. Hard to say for sure since I have the visual memory of an infant.  :(

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Re: Rufus: Bootable USB Device Tool
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2013, 08:03:10 AM »
Thanks for making an effort :)