WinUSB is a simple tool that enable you to create your own usb stick windows installer from an iso image or a real DVD.
This package contains two programs:
- WinUSB-gui: a graphical interface which is very easy to use.
- winusb: the command line tool.
Supported images: Windows Vista, Seven, 8 installer for any language and any version (home, pro...) and Windows PE.
New release (1.0.11) : 2013-03-28
You can download the WinUSB binary here.
Binaries are programs that can be directly used on your computer. If you just want to try or use WinUSB, it's a good choice.
Using the PPA is recomended since you will receive updates automaticaly from your update manager.
You only need to install the PPA (Personal Package Archives) once. In order to do that, you just need to lunch this command :
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:colingille/freshlight && sudo apt-get update
Then, you can simply use this apt-url to install WinUSB : apt://winusb.
You can also download the debian package of WinUSB manualy if you want :
You can download the WinUSB sources here.
If you just want to try or use this program, please download the binaries (it's easier)
Written by Grizzly907la on 2013-05-17 at 17h 29min.
I found a workaround. I downloaded the .deb package from this site. Of course I got the nonsense about missing dependencies (which linux is notorious for,) however ubuntu gave me a suggestion on how to fix. I did said suggestion and it worked. Thanks. I got a new computer only to realize much to my chagrin that it didn't have an IDE connector and that everything has moved over to SATA. So I was able to put windows on my thumb drive and that got me up and running. Awesome program. Saved my bacon. Thanks
Written by Roberth Sjonøy on 2013-05-17 at 14h 04min.
Magda roberth # winusb --install Windows7.iso /dev/sdc1
Probing devices to guess BIOS drives. This may take a long time.
The file /media/winusb_target_1368791422_24420/boot/grub/stage1 not read correctly.
Error occured !
Umounting and removing '/media/winusb_iso_1368791422_24420'...
Umounting and removing '/media/winusb_target_1368791422_24420'...
What is wrong?
Written by Congelli501 on 2013-05-15 at 11h 42min.
The PPA is completely managed by the Ubuntu servers, so they can't be broken.
The problem comes from your Ubuntu installation. You should fill a bug in launchpad or seek for help in the Ubuntu forum.
Written by Grizzly907la on 2013-05-15 at 05h 54min.
I get this error when trying to setup the repository "Fatal Python error: Py_Initialize: can't initialize sys standard streams
ImportError: No module named latin_1"
Written by yinon on 2013-05-07 at 17h 33min.
Got the 512 error (exit code)?
Did you read that the file may be Corrupted? If you do, then this is probably right, If you havn't, still .
My case was that I unzipped / Extracting the Compressed file, but didn't have anpugh space left in my hard-disk then, so without noticing, the iso-file was less than 200mb.
after cleaning my hard-disk so i would have more space for unzipped / Extracting, well, I havn't did it yet, and going to do, I guess that now everything will be just good.
check your file:
did you have enough space left in hard-drive while unzipped / Extracting ?
Do the downloaded file weighs as it supposed? look at the download's Details. It can be where the browser show the downloads and also in the site where you downloaded from.
Technically, if you could unzipped / Extracting the downloaded-file, then it may be fine, so check the iso file (in case it was Compressed). My iso file weighs 2.5GB. and 2.3GB is also possible I think.
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