- Jun 6, 2022
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If you're looking for a simple solution to create a bootable USB flash drive using a Linux distribution, without having to go through more steps than necessary, you can take your chance with AutoBootDisk. This is a straightforward piece of software that can not only put together USB boot disks but also detect the latest preferred Linux distribution and download it. The interface is quite simple since the main app window shows two large buttons at startup for selecting custom or automatic mode.
Easily create bootable USB drives with Linux
In custom mode, you can pick an ISO image that's already prepared, and make sure that it contains a Linux distribution because AutoBootDisk doesn't work with anything else, like Windows. In the next phase, all you have to do is choose the drive letter that corresponds to the USB flash drive you want to use for burning the ISO.
Unfortunately, the application doesn't have a button for refreshing the drive letter. If the USB flash drive was inserted into the computer unit after already reaching this stage of AutoBootDisk, you might have to start all over again. In a matter of fact, there is no button available for going back or restarting either, which means that you have to exit to the desktop and launch the tool again.
Pick the preferred Linux distribution for download
Automatic mode gives you the possibility to choose the Linux distribution you want to be downloaded by the program. It's designed to autodetect and get the latest version when it comes to Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Debian, Mint, Korora, Slackware Linux, and Elementary OS.
Taking everything into account, AutoBootDisk definitely puts emphasis on simplicity when it comes to creating bootable USB flash drives using Linux distribution. However, it's also evident that the program should undergo more development. For instance, we kept encountering an error at each startup, where the tool couldn't go through with the automatic software checkup, and there's no option to disable the checkup either.
Updates: official site does not provide any info about changes in this version.
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