So you have downloaded an ISO image of the latest operating system and now don’t know what to do? Well, there are three things that you can do with this ISO image – burn it on a blank physical CD/DVD disk to create a bootable disk using which you can install the operating system, use it in a virtualization software like VirtualBox, and create a bootable USB drive that can be used to install the operating system on systems that don’t have a DVD drive.
You can create a bootable USB drive from the ISO image of an operating system using a freeware tool called naBoota. This relatively newer tool for creating bootable USB drive is able to work with all types of ISO images including the ones belonging to Windows operating system and Linux.
The user interface of naBoota is very simple and easy-to-follow. The large fonts and the big buttons are inspired by the universal apps design of Windows 10. You have to select an ISO image, then select a USB drive, choose a title and then click on the Begin button. This will start the copying of the files from the ISO image to your selected USB drive and make it bootable if the ISO is also bootable.
Other than the ISO image, it can also use other archive files such as 7Z, RAR, ZIP and DMZ. But for these archives, the bootable state is not always possible. However, it supports only FAT32 and NTFS file systems which means that you cannot use the Linux based file systems like EXT3 or EXT4.
Without too many head spinning options like in some other programs (for example Rufus), using naBoota becomes extremely easy and you can quickly create bootable USB drives using naBoota in just three steps.
You can download naBoota from https://sodiumworks.com/naboota/.