UNetbootin is a very versatile software that is capable of creating live USBs of various operating systems to run on other host operating systems that too without requiring a physical CD. This software can operate on multiple platforms very conveniently. UNetbootin, in fact, stands for Universal Netboot Installer.
Here at LinuxAPT, we shall look into how to install UNetbootin on a Linux Mint 20.3 system.
1. Add the UNetbootin Repository to the system
You need to start off with adding the UNetbootin repository to Linux Mint 20.3 by running the following command:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gezakovacs/ppa
2. Perform System Update
Whenever you add a new repository to your system, then before proceeding any further, you are advised to update your system with the following command:
$ sudo apt-get update
3. Install UNetbootin on the system
Once your Linux Mint 20.3 system is updated, you can install UNetbootin on it by running the below command:
$ sudo apt-get install unetbootin
After the completion of UNetbootin installation on Linux Mint 20.3, you can launch it from the Mint Menu.
You will be asked to provide authentication before accessing the UNetbootin interface. After a successful authentication, the UNetbootin interface will be displayed.
1. Remove UNetbootin from the system
You will have to remove the UNetbootin package from Linux Mint 20.3 with the help of the following command:
$ sudo apt-get purge --autoremove unetbootin
2. Remove the UNetbootin Repository from the system
After that, you also need to remove the UNetbootin repository from your system with the command:
$ sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:gezakovacs/ppa
This article covers the procedure of installing the Universal Netboot Installer on a Linux Mint 20.3 system. In fact, you will be able to create live USBs of your desired operating systems.