How to Install Deepin Boot Maker on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Deepin boot maker is an open source, GPL3 licensed tool that can help you to create bootable USB sticks quickly and easily. You can use it to create Deepin Linux live USB and Ubuntu live USB.

It’s a unetbootin fork project. The latest stable version is Deepin boot maker V1.1.2 which is released on March 3rd, 2016 and it runs on Linux, Windows and Mac. This tutorial expounds how to install Deepin boot maker on Ubuntu 16.04.

Install Deepin Boot Maker on Ubuntu 16.04

First, install dependencies.

sudo apt-get install p7zip-full mtools

Then go to the official download page. Click Boot Maker.

deepin boot maker

It will take you to which is a file hosting service. Select 32 bit or 64 bit download.

deepin boot maker deb download

Once downloaded, you can double-click on the deb file to install it using Ubuntu Software (formerly Ubuntu Software Center). Or open a terminal window, navigate to the download folder and use the following command to install Deepin boot maker.

sudo dpkg -i deepin-boot-maker_1.1.2-1_amd64.deb

Now Deepin boot maker can be launch from Unity Dash.

deepin boot maker ubuntu

If you are using Deepin Linux, then you can install Deepin boot maker directly from Deepin repository.

sudo apt-get install deepin-boot-maker

Use Deepin Boot Maker to Create a Deepin Linux Live USB

It’s really quick and easy. First insert and mount your USB stick.

Click the optical disk icon to select Deepin Linux ISO image from your hard drive. Deepin Linux ISO image can be downloaded from official website.

Deepin Boot Maker_ubuntu live usb

Then choose your USB stick and click the Start button.

Deepin Boot Maker_ubuntu 16.04

Wait around 2 minutes and your Deepin Linux live USB will be created.

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Now you can click the Restart Now button to reboot your computer from Deepin Linux live USB and install Deepin Linux!

If you encounter the following error while creating the live USB:

failed to call command: /usr/bin/syslinux

Then close Deepin boot maker and re-launch it with root privilege.

sudo deepin-boot-maker

I also created a Ubuntu 16.04 LTS live USB using Deepin boot maker and my computer can boot from the live USB in UEFI mode without any problem.

Cheers! Comments, questions or suggestions are always welcome.

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