Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Rufus- Make Bootable Pendrive Easily

Rufus is a 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

This is very small size tool and very fast. Rufus provides everything you need!


Last updated 2018.09.17:

Visit official website http://rufus.akeo.ie/.

Source Code

  • Rufus3.3 (2.8 MB)
  • Alternatively, you can clone the git repository using:
    $ git clone git://github.com/pbatard/rufus
  • For more information, see the github project.

If you are a developer, you are very much encouraged to tinker with Rufus and submit patches.

Non exhaustive list of ISOs Rufus is known to work with

Arch Linux , Archbang , BartPE/pebuilder , CentOS , Damn Small Linux , Debian , Fedora , FreeDOS ,
FreeNAS , Gentoo , GParted , gNewSense , Hiren’s Boot CD , LiveXP , Knoppix , KolibriOS , Kubuntu ,
Linux Mint , NT Password Registry Editor , Parted Magic , Partition Wizard , Raspbian ,
ReactOS , Red Hat , rEFInd , Slackware , Super Grub2 Disk , Tails , Trinity Rescue Kit , Ubuntu ,
Ultimate Boot CD , Windows XP (SP2+) , Windows Vista , Windows Server 2008 , Windows 7 ,
Windows 8 , Windows 8.1 , Windows Server 2012 , Windows 10 , Windows Server 2016 ,


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Harshvardhan Mishra

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