I have been to the website & while there is talk of it being compatible there is no actual Linux supported link for it, its all exe's. I am using Ubuntu Mate the latest version 64Bit edition.

If someone can provide a direct link or terminal code to make it happen because its not showing up under the software center even with 3rd party enabled.

  • Rufus is a tool for creating bootable media, such a creating a bootable USB or DVD for installing Ubuntu. Ubuntu is a very friendly environment. You can use it for many things. Once you boot it up, you can easily go to the software center and find games that run on Ubuntu. You can also find many other tools such as word processors, accounting programs, or just about anything else you would use a computer for. If Windows games are what you are looking to run, either use the Windows OS or a Windows emulator such as Wine on Linux. Can you tell us what you are trying to do with Rufus? Jan 14, 2018 at 3:13
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    Downvoted - does not show research effort: The Rufus website is very clear that Rufus is Windows-only software. It can burn any ISO, including Linux ISOs, but those are just payloads.
    – user535733
    Jan 14, 2018 at 4:03

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Rufus app is available for Windows platform only.

But you can use other softwares like winusb, dd, unetbootin, ....

Here is short dd tutorial for making bootable drives :

Plug in the USB flash drive and determine the device it's mounted on with the command:

sudo fdisk -l 

This time around it was /dev/sdc1 for me, so I'll use that as my example.

Unmount the device

umount /dev/sdc1 

The next step is to copy the iso. Copy to the device not partition (i.e copy to sdc not sdc1) as shown below:

sudo dd if=filename.iso of=/dev/sdc bs=4M

Perform final steps :

sudo eject /dev/sdc

That's all . :)


  • Rufus states on its site that it is compatible with Linux. And if not I will just reinstall Windows & use it on there. I dont want to use alternatives. I really wish Linux were more user friendly & supported more games & content. Jan 14, 2018 at 1:57
  • Yes, it is compatible with making Linux bootable devices on Windows, but it won't run on Linux itself. :(
    – Olimjon
    Jan 14, 2018 at 1:58
  • However, you can use wine to play windows games. People say that, some games play better than Windows itself using wine. And there is steam app on linux if you are interested
    – Olimjon
    Jan 14, 2018 at 2:01
  • Guess ill install Windows on the server then I need Rufus all the other alternatives I have tried failed miserably. And sadly I am quite stupid when it comes to linux, and I have not used dos in so many years most of those commands are lot to me. Jan 14, 2018 at 2:18
  • Have you tried winusb? I think you have not...
    – Olimjon
    Jan 14, 2018 at 2:20

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