Question Can Rufus create a USB media installation for Linux?

TheFlash1300

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Can i use Rufus to burn the .iso file of Linux Mint to a USB drive, then connect the USB drive to a computer, load the system, open the Linux installation (the disc icon on the desktop), and install the full version of Linux Mint on the computer?

Can I do this using Rufus, or do I must use balenaEtcher?

Why is Etcher recommended for Linux, and why is it said that using Rufus for Linux is not a good idea? What is the difference between Rufus and Etcher, aren't they supposed to do the same thing?
 
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Etcher is an imaging tool with many error correction checks, it's overkill. (In my opinion)
I'm using Win32 Disk Imager and never had an issue.
For linux installation media creation I use yumi .
When you say " load the system, open the Linux installation " I hope you mean loading the system from the usb, yes that works.
 

TheFlash1300

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Etcher is an imaging tool with many error correction checks, it's overkill. (In my opinion)
I'm using Win32 Disk Imager and never had an issue.
For linux installation media creation I use yumi .
When you say " load the system, open the Linux installation " I hope you mean loading the system from the usb, yes that works.
Ok.
Thanks for explaining this to me.

So, if I use Rufus, Linux will still work properly - and the only difference between Rufus and Etche is that Etcher does validation of integrity, and Rufus doesn't?
 

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