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How to install WoeUSB on Linux easily and create USB sticks

For those who need a tool for creating a USB stick, WoeUSB is here to help.

At some point, we need to create a USB stick with the Windows (7th, 8.1 or 10), whether to reinstall the system on your company computer, your machine, or anyone who needs the Microsoft operating system.

How to install WoeUSB on Linux easily and create USB sticks A long time ago, I had the Winusb, a little program that helped when installing Windows on the USB stick. But since 2012 he has not continued and so he had a fork, the Woeusb, which has the same function and some improvements.

Since December 24, 2018, it had not received improvements and fixes, but has now been implemented. One of them, the possibility of choosing the type of format that will be formatted the flash drive, if it will be in the standard FAT or NTFS. In addition to having the UEFI natively, something that was not so well implemented in the other versions.

Installing WoeUSB

There are a few ways to install WoeUSB. The first for the Ubuntu base, installing the DEB packages. The first package is the precompiled dependencies that prepared the system. The second package, the program itself, which you download from the WebUpd8 lauchpad, is recommended by devs (if you have any problems, tell the WebUpd8 folks). You can download both 32 and 64 bits. The update includes the Xenial version up to Disco.

Or you can install via ppa with the following command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa: nilarimogard / webupd8 && sudo apt update && sudo apt install woeusb -y

Waiting for the installation process

For those using Fedora, WoeUSB is already in the official repositories, just install with the following command:

sudo dnf install woeusb

Already using base openSUSE, the command for installation:

sudo zypper in woeusb

Creating the bootable flash drive with Windows may take a while, normal. Give it time to have a coffee. You can track progress through a popup with a progress bar.

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