Ubuntu – Reliable bootable USB creator in Ubuntu


I need a reliable application which will make usb pen drives bootable. Recently, I tried creating a bootable lubuntu-13-04-alternate usb on a ubuntu 12.10 system but ended up with 'boot error' when trying to boot.
I tried startup disk creator as well as unetbootin.
This is not the first time I am experiencing this, rather the above two utilities have always had high failure rates in my experience.
Universal-usb-installer, YUMI, LiLi have worked great whenever I tried them, but all of them are windows only!
So I have two questions:

  1. What is the method to reliably create a bootable usb in ubuntu?
  2. Why does windows have some of the best bootable usb creators while
    linux dosent?

Best Answer

Try UnetBootin. Worked everytime for me.
Install by :-

$sudo apt-get install unetbootin

And, always use as root

$sudo unetbootin
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