There is no working Win USB software for Ubuntu 15.10 to create a bootable windows USB stick. There is another software to use for this purpose (or even a newer version of the Win USB)?


Just format drive in FAT32 fs and extract contents of Windows.iso to it. Replace /dev/sdX with appropriate device:

mkfs.fat -F 32 /dev/sdX1 -n WINSETUP
mkdir -p /mnt/WINSETUP /mnt/WINSOURCE
mount /dev/sdX1 /mnt/WINSETUP
mount ~/Downloads/Windows.iso /mnt/WINSOURCE   
cp -rv /mnt/WINSOURCE/* /mnt/WINSETUP
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  • It should be noted that this is a good method, but only for UEFI bootable media that should work with Windows 8 and newer. – Cornelius Nov 19 '15 at 20:49

You can install WinUSB in Ubuntu 15.10. However, there are some things to consider:

  • be sure you get the newest version that does not depend on grub, but on grub-pc | grub-efi otherwise you may make your system non bootable;
  • you cannot make UEFI bootable flashdrives with it. Only the old MBR bootable type.

Here are the steps:

  1. Download build from here, the second page: Launchpad.
  2. Install the deb as you wish (Software Center, GDebi, Terminal).
  3. Install grub-pc-bin package.
  4. Edit /usr/bin/winusb to fix the 512 error by modifying grub-install instruction from script with grub-install --target=i386-pc --boot-directory="$partitionMountPath/boot" "$device".

If the GUI is not starting you can still use the CLI winusb. Otherwise the only remaining solution is to compile from source with ./config.sh and make.

I also wrote about this on my website here.

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