If you need to create a bootable Linux USB stick from Linux Mint it is very easy, just right click on the image file and select Make Bootable USB Stick option. However, if you need a bootable Windows USB you cannot use the same method because it will not work. So, you need another tool for this: WinUSB.
WinUSB allows you to create bootable Windows USB stick from an ISO image or a DVD – Windows 7 or Windows 8.
Installing WinUSB on Linux Mint 15
WinUSB package includes two programs:
- WinUSB-gui: a graphical interface which is very easy to use.
- winusb: the command line tool.
To install WinUSB open your terminal and paste the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:colingille/freshlight
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install winusb
Open WinUSB and select the source (from a disk image – ISO, or from a CD/DVD) then select the target device (if you have several USB sticks connected they are automatically recognized and displayed in the Target device section). Click Install and wait for the image file to be written.
Now you will be able to create bootable Windows USB in Linux Mint. This also works for Ubuntu users.
Installing WinUSB in Ubuntu 14.04
First you need to download the files:
sudo dpkg -i winusb_1.0.11+saucy1*
sudo apt-get -f install