This article will be showing you 5 applications you can use to create a multiboot USB. All of them can write multiple Linux distribution ISOs to USB flash drive and most of them can even write both Windows and Linux ISOs into the same USB flash drive. These 5 apps are:
The graphical software installer will handle software dependency automatically. If you would like to install multibootUSB from command line, then you can use apt, which will also handle software dependency for you.
It can do burg, syslinux, grub4dos, plop, Virtualbox, qemu etc., but a basic multiboot stick can be made in 5 minutes by drag and drop for many distros. For Slitaz cooking I had to add a few lines to /boot/grub/menu.lst. From what I read Grub 1 is usually used for a multiboot environment, but this one uses Grub 2. It can be run from the Windows boot menu by using EasyBCD or the Plop boot-manager.
have you ever used tools such as Rufus,SARDU,Xboot or some multiboot making tool? most of the time these work for just small things but dont always work. like tools such as SARDU or even Rufus, whenever you wanted to add a new ISO or make changes they required you to reformat the entire USB to make changes. well what if their is a free open solution that works the same way but without a program or having to reformat every time. EASY2boot allows you to turn any USB drive or even a portable HDD into a multiboot drive that allows you to boot from many ISO images such as
If you choose that option instead of Try an Unlisted ISO, Yumi will install the Windows Vista/7/8 file to the root of the flash drive, and you DO NOT want that. It will work just fine if you install it as an unlisted ISO. So select Try an Unlisted ISO and then browse to your Windows ISO, then proceed with installation and you should see something similar to the image on the left. As you can see Yum is installing Windows 7 to D:\multiboot\ISOS\WIN7_MSDN.iso, which is what we want instead of having Yumi install it to the root of the flash drive. Continue to repeat this process for all the ISO files you want to install such as Windows and any other ISOs that are NOT listed in the Yumi list (Windows EXCLUDED). ALWAYS INSTALL WINDOWS ISO BY SELECTING TRY AN UNLISTED ISO.
yeah images are the way to go. you can put acronis on the sardu bootable along with hirens, break win 7 or ANY other images of systems with acronis down to 700mb pieces to all fit on fat32, all on one jumpdrive. #nasty
also to add: my disk is as follows: root> sardu menu and default files, all default hirens boot cd files, folder with exe files, folder with isos, driver pack solution windows executable (16gb by itself) then inside iso folder is acronis 2016 true image and universal boot, and 1 image of an xp system, win server 08 system, win 7 pro x86 and x64 system. after the image is installed on a system from acronis, you need to check achi/ide/raid setting in bios, and if still wont boot, run universal boot, then it should come up. then use driverpack solution (latest) to fill all the driver holes. then you should be fully up and running. rarely have i had to go find another driver on the manufacturers website and if i do, i will put that installable into the exe folder on my sardu disk, previously mentioned. this disk truly is the nastiest hack disk ive ever created and requires zero writing code or programming on my part. it may be one the most customized bootable, multi-faceted disks ever created. steve jobs and bill gates would probably want me to make them one, if they ever knew about it. ? 2b1af7f3a8