Create bootable USB drives the easy way. 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
Despite its small size, Rufus provides everything you need!
Non exhaustive list of ISOs Rufus is known to work with:
Arch Linux, Archbang, BartPE/pebuilder, CentOS, Damn Small Linux, Fedora, FreeDOS, Gentoo, gNewSense, Hiren's Boot CD, LiveXP, Knoppix, Kubuntu, Linux Mint, NT Password Registry Editor, OpenSUSE, Parted Magic, Slackware, Tails, Trinity Rescue Kit, Ubuntu, Ultimate Boot CD, Windows XP (SP2 or later), Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, etc.
- Add localization support, with native integration for the following languages (NEW):
- Chinese (Traditional), courtesy of 佚
- Dutch, courtesy of Roberto Pino
- French, courtesy of myself ("Je vais me gêner !")
- German, courtesy of Thilo Langbein
- Greek, courtesy of Konstantinos and Nikolaos Margaritis
- Hungarian, courtesy of georg1136
- Italian, courtesy of bovirus
- Korean, courtesy of 나두야간다
- Lithuanian, courtesy of Gintaras Venslovas
- Polish, courtesy of Piotr Halama
- Romanian, courtesy of Gîrlea Alexandru
- Russian, courtesy of Кирилл Иванов
- Spanish, courtesy of José Pineda
- Turkish, courtesy of Mehmetali Kuran
- More to come, more wanted!
- Add "smart" detection of USB HDD vs USB Flash Drive (NEW)
- Add retry on errors when writing ISO files (NEW)
- Add detection and display of VID:PID for the target device, in the log (NEW)
- Updated Syslinux to v4.0.7
- Fixed some issues with DOS localization
- Fixed FAT32 formatting for GPT and large drives
- Fixed support for Ubuntu, Scientific Linux, unofficial Windows and other ISOs
- Various other fixes and improvements
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