How To Install Winusb on Ubuntu 14.04

Install Winusb on Ubuntu 14.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Winusb on Ubuntu 14.04. For those of you who didn’t know, WinUSB is a simple tool that allows creating a bootable Windows USB install stick from Ubuntu Linux.  It comprises both GUI and command-line tool and you can decide to choose which to use based on your preference. This tool supports Windows 7, 8, Vista, and XP and can use either an ISO or a DVD as a source. Currently, there is no version for Ubuntu 14.04 in Ubuntu Repository. To successfully install Winusb on Ubuntu 14.04, you need to install the Saucy version and run the dependencies to fix the switch to fix the dependencies.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of Winusb on Ubuntu 14.04.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 14.04, and any other Debian-based distribution.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo useror access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Winusb on Ubuntu 14.04

Step 1. Download the Winusb package that is compatible with your operating system’s architecture

Open the terminal and run the following commands:

##for Ubuntu 32-Bit##
wget https://launchpad.net/~colingille/+archive/freshlight/+files/winusb_1.0.11+saucy1_i386.deb

##for Ubuntu 64-Bit##
wget https://launchpad.net/~colingille/+archive/freshlight/+files/winusb_1.0.11+saucy1_amd64.deb

Step 2. Install Winusb.

sudo dpkg -i winusb_1.0.11+saucy1*

Step 3. Fix dependencies errors.

sudo apt-get -f install

Step 4. Afterward, you can search for WinUSB in Unity Dash and use it to create a live USB of Windows in Ubuntu 14.04.

Install Winusb on Ubuntu 14.04

These three steps will install the WinUSB graphical interface and the WinUSB command-line tool. The WinUSB GUI is much easier to use than the WinUSB command-line tool.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Winusb. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Winusb on Ubuntu 14.04 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Winusb website.

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