You will unable to locate the Woeusb package to install via the base repository of Ubuntu because it is not there. Then what to do? Here is the way to get it. Learn the steps and commands to install WoeUSB on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy jellyfish. It will also work for Focal Fossa and the Bionic versions of Ubuntu.
Creating a bootable USB drive is always an easy task on Windows using various kinds of free tools. However, when it comes to creating a bootable Windows 11, 10, or other versions on Linux OS then choices get narrowed down. However, Ubuntu has a built-in USB Image writer if you are using a Full Desktop installation. Otherwise use the WoeUSB, which is quite popular among Linux users to use for creating Windows bootable USB drive using its ISO file.
WoeUSB is an open-source project and source code is available on GitHub to download. It comes with a command-line utility and, also available as a graphical version based on WxWidgets, a GUI wrapper for WoeUSB.
It supports Legacy PC/UEFI booting, FAT32, and NTFS filesystems and has the ability to create bootable USB using physical installation disc or disk image as a source. Further, it supports Windows Vista, 7,8,10 & 11, and Windows PE.
Steps to install WoeUSB on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
Well, the latest version of WoeUSb is available only as a command-line tool, however, the older version can be installed and used as a GUI tool. Here we show both.
#1st method: GUI
Open command terminal
You can use the Ctrl+ALT+T shortcut or simply go to the Application launcher and search for the Terminal app to run it.
Copy-paste the given block of command to add repository providing the Debian supported compiled packages for WoeUSB:
echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/Provessor/xUbuntu_20.04/ /' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/home:Provessor.list
Add GPG key
Now add the GPG key used to sign the packages available via the above-added repository.
curl -fsSL https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:Provessor/xUbuntu_20.04/Release.key | gpg --dearmor | sudo tee /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/home_Provessor.gpg > /dev/null
Run Ubuntu 22.04 system update
To let the system refresh the APT cache repo and recognize the packages available via the newly added repository, run the system update command once.
sudo apt update
Install WoeUSB using APT on UBuntu 22.04 LTS
Finally, use the APT command to install this open-source USB creator.
sudo apt install woeusb
Now, go to Application Launcher and search for this USB tool.
To know how to use this tool, see our previous article meant for Ubuntu 20.04 on WoeUSB.
#2nd- Get the latest command-line tool
Command-line – Latest version
The latest version of WoeUSB is available as a command-line tool. But before downloading it, let install some other required dependencies, that should be on the system for better support.
sudo apt install git p7zip-full python3-pip python3-wxgtk4.0 grub2-common grub-pc-bin wimtools
Go to GitHub, here is the Link and download the latest release:
Make the file WoeUSB command tool executable
chmod +x woeusb-5.2.4.bash
Now, run it:
Note: You will see the options that can be used via the above command-line tool to create a bootable USB drive.
Alternatively, you can use a Ubuntu Startup Disk Creator to create bootable USB drives: