A Linux program to create Windows USB stick installer from a real Windows DVD or an image.
This package contains two programs:
- woeusbgui: a simple tool that enable you to create your own usb stick windows installer from iso image or a real DVD.
- woeusb: the command line tool.
Windows Vista, Windows 7, Window 8, Windows 10. All languages and any version (home, pro...) and Windows PE are supported.
- Legacy/MBR-style/IBM PC compatible bootmode
- Native UEFI booting is supported for Windows 7 and later images(with a limitation of only FAT filesystem can be used as target filesystem)
This project is a fork of Congelli501's WinUSB software, which is not maintained since 2012, according to the official website.
Following is the instructions to install WoeUSB if your Linux distro's packaged version is not available or too old.
Acquire WoeUSB's source code
Clone WoeUSB's Git repository to local machine using
git clone https://github.com/slacka/WoeUSB.git
NOTE: We no longer support building from source archive provided in the GitHub Releases page as the software version is not set.
Setting application version string
This step is required for generating proper version name from Git tags, it should be redone if the version is changed
Install WoeUSB's build dependencies
# For Ubuntu (NOTE: For your convenience this package is already provided in the release page) $ sudo apt-get install devscripts equivs gdebi-core $ cd <WoeUSB source code directory> $ mk-build-deps # NOTE: Currently due to Debian Bug #679101 this command will fail if source path contains spaces. $ sudo gdebi woeusb-build-deps_<version>_all.deb # For Fedora $ sudo dnf install wxGTK3-devel
Build & install WoeUSB
# For Ubuntu $ dpkg-buildpackage -uc -b # NOTE: Currently due to bug in the build system this command will fail if source's path contains space or single quotes, refer issue #84 for details $ sudo gdebi ../woeusb_<version>_<architecture>.deb # Generic method $ autoreconf --force --install # Most non-debian derived distros will need this $ ./configure $ make $ sudo make install
WoeUSB is sold under the GPL license.