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How To Install WoeUSB on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install WoeUSB on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install WoeUSB on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, WoeUSB is a command-line tool that simplifies the process of creating bootable USB drives for Windows installations. It automates the task of extracting the necessary files from an ISO image and copying them to a USB drive, making it bootable. This tool is particularly useful for Linux users who need to create Windows bootable media for various purposes, such as dual-booting, system recovery, or hardware testing.

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 the WoeUSB on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • 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 USB drive with sufficient storage capacity for the Windows ISO file.
  • A non-root sudo user or 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 WoeUSB on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install dirmngr ca-certificates software-properties-common gnupg gnupg2 apt-transport-https

Step 2. Installing WoeUSB on Ubuntu 22.04.

  • Install WoeUSB using LaunchPAD Repository.

By default, WoeUSB is not available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to add the LaunchPAD PPA repository to your Ubuntu system:

echo 'deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/woeusb.gpg] https://ppa.launchpadcontent.net/tomtomtom/woeusb/ubuntu jammy main' | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/woeusb.list

Next, import the GPG key using the following command:

sudo gpg --no-default-keyring --keyring /usr/share/keyrings/woeusb.gpg --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys CEC312CC5ED8215A6E0EFC49B90E9186F0E836FB

Now run the following command below to install the WoeUSB on your Ubuntu system:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install woeusb

In addition, you can install WoeUSB with GUI using the following command:

sudo apt install woeusb woeusb-frontend-wxgtk

Step 3. Accessing WoeUSB on Ubuntu 22.04.

Once successfully installed on your Ubuntu system, run the following path on your desktop to open the path: Activities -> Show Applications -> WoeUSB Alternatively, you can launch it from the terminal with this command:


Install WoeUSB on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

To access the commands and open the help menu, use the following command:

woeusb -h

Step 4. Alternatives to WoeUSB

While WoeUSB is a popular and reliable choice for creating Windows bootable USB drives on Linux, there are several alternatives available. Some notable options include:

  • Rufus: A lightweight and user-friendly tool for creating bootable USB drives, supporting various operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and others.
  • UNetbootin: A cross-platform utility that allows you to create bootable USB drives from various Linux distributions, as well as Windows and other operating systems.
  • YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Installer): A multiboot tool that enables you to create a single USB drive with multiple bootable operating systems, including Windows and Linux distributions.

Each alternative tool has its own strengths and weaknesses, so it’s essential to evaluate your specific requirements and preferences before choosing the most suitable option. However, WoeUSB remains a popular choice among Linux users due to its simplicity, reliability, and active development community.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed WoeUSB. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing WoeUSB on the Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official WoeUSB website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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