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UNetbootin (Universal Netboot Installer) is an easy to use LiveUSB flash key rescue disk generator.


Install sys-boot/unetbootin:

root #emerge --ask unetbootin


Download your favorite ISO, select ISO mode in the program, point to the ISO image, point the program to your flash drive, hit OK.

Windows 7 live USB

Making windows 7 bootable usb install media requires several things to happen in a special order. This requires unetbootin 494 binaries from sourceforge. It is a good idea to also have official portage unetbootin installed to satisfy all of the binary dependencies.

  • format your 8gb or larger media as NTFS.
  • mount freshly formatted USB disk
  • chmod +x unetbootin-linux-494
  • as root run ./unetbootin-linux-494
  • select disk image, then locate windows ISO. Select show all drives, then navigate to your USB devices NTFS partition.
  • select OK, have a cup of hot coco as this will take some time. Exit rather than reboot. Unmount, and remove flash drive.