Popsicle - Linux utility for flashing multiple USB devices in parallelLinux
Popsicle is a tool made by Pop! OS team. It is a simple tool to create bootable USB drive/stick. It is pre-installed on Pop! OS Linux distribution.
Popsicle details in brief
|Open source||Yes, on Github|
|Free (of charge)||Yes|
|can create a bootable Linux disro||Yes|
|can create a bootable Windows||No|
|Multilanguage (spoken languages)||Yes|
|English (the universal language)||Yes|
|uptodate||yes, updated 3 days ago|
How to use Popsicle to create bootable USB sticks ?
It is simple. Just open Popsicle, choose ISO image of an operating system, click next, select a USB stick or more, click next. And wait until the tool finishes the task.
Note: you can create two or more bootable USB sticks of one operating system in parallel. Just select the USB sticks, and it’s done.
Why another tool ?
There are rufus, unetbootin, BalenaEtcher and Ventoy. So no need for another tool for creating a bootable image USB stick! wait a second..
I think we need another tool. Every tool has its weakness and errors. If the distro maintainers also maintain a tool to create bootable USB drives, it is good. I know that is kind-of a duplicated effort! but there is a vision behind each software tool, and that vision usually vary from developer to another, and from organization to another.
Alternatives to popsicle
- windows2usb Bash Script (use it if you are comfortable with scripts or a software developer).
- use dd to create a bootable USB drive.