Imagewriter appears to be missing from newer Ubuntu release repositories. Is there a problem here? How can I get ImageWriter in Ubuntu 13.04?


I would advise installing the 12.10 version.

Long answer:

From Launchpad:

Image Writer for Windows

This tool is used for writing images to USB sticks or SD/CF cards on Windows.

This program was initially written to fill a need for Ubuntu Jaunty (9.04) Netbook Remix. Recently, it has grown in popularity for other project developers, namely Arm development projects (Android, Ubuntu on Arm, etc). Anyone is free to branch and modify this program. Patches are always welcome.

This project is currently being migrated to Sourceforge. Please be patient.

Downloads are now on Sourceforge only.

From the readme:

Build Instructions:
1. MinGW (20120426 from http://mingw.org)
2. Qt for Windows SDK (currently using 4.8.4 mingw from http://qt-project.org)

Short Version:
1. Install the Qt Full SDK
2. Run compile.bat -OR- run qmake and then make in the src folder.
3. Compile.bat may be edited to change installation paths of MinGW and QT

It will be complicated to install.


Writing disk images is an available feature in gnome-disk-utility.

  • This is a very late answer ...
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    Dec 28 '18 at 11:01
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