YUMI works much like Universal USB Installer, except it can be used to install more than one distribution to run from your USB. Distributions can also be uninstalled using the same tool!
How to Create a MultiBoot USB Flash Drive
- Run* YUMI-0.0.3.1.exe following the onscreen instructions
- Run the tool again to Add More ISOs/Distributions to your Drive
- Restart your PC setting it to boot from the USB device
- Select a distribution to Boot from the Menu and enjoy!
- Fat32 Formatted USB Flash or USB Hard Drive
- PC that can boot from USB
- Windows XP/Vista/7 host to create the Bootable USB
- Your selection of ISO Files
Known Issues, Troubleshooting, and Additional Help
Potentially Related Portable Linux Posts
- alternativeto.net/ more multiboot ISO creators
- SARDU – Multiboot USB Creator (Windows)
SARDU is another nice Windows based Multiboot USB Creator that can also be used to create Multiboot CD/DVD's. Created by Davide Costa, SARDU enables you to create a Multiboot UFD containing your basic essential Utilities, Antivirus, and Windows XP/7 Installers. On top of that, SARDU offers the built in ability to Defragment your USB Drive, and burn an ISO to CD/DVD.
Authors Website: http://www.sarducd.it
For format USB use RMPREPUSB
Choose your USB unit
- Set partition as not bootable
- Use of Acronis in the Extra folder
If file \Extra\Extra.cfg don't exists File --> Enabled Extra
Sample of use for extra folder to add Acronis True Image
Extract the folder von application Acronis into folder extra (you can use 7zip, winiso or similar)
Rename it in Acronis
Add these lines to the file extra.cfg:
#- EDIT HERE
Label Acronis True Image
Menu Label ^Acronis True Image
MENU INDENT 1
append initrd=/extra/Acronis/dat2.dat vga=0x314 ramdisk_size=40000 quiet
# EDIT HERE
- Make ISO or USB with SARDU.
- XBOOT – Multiboot ISO USB Creator (Windows)XBOOT is yet another neat little Multiboot ISO USB Creator. It is a
Windows based application that can be used to create a Live Multiboot
USB or even a Multiboot ISO file that can then be burnt to a CD/DVD.
XBOOT supports many Linux Distributions and Utilities, and allows you to
use your choice of a Grub or Syslinux bootloader. Also included is a
built in QEMU (enabling you to boot an ISO from within Windows).
Authors Website: http://sites.google.com/site/shamurxboot/
- MultiSystem – Create a MultiBoot USB from LinuxHow to Create a MultiBoot USB from Linux: Multisystem is an awesome tool created by LiveUSB.info, that works similar to our Windows based MultiBootISOs USB creator,
but was created for use within Linux. It also uses Grub2 instead of
Grub Legacy, and can be run from within Ubuntu Linux to create a Custom
Multiboot UFD containing your favorite Bootable Live Linux
Official HomePage: http://liveusb.info/dotclear
Einige von euch kennen sicher noch meinen Multibooter, welches mit Hilfe von GRUB4DOS und Syslinux mehrere ISO-Images vom USB-Stick bootbar macht.
Eine einfachere Möglichkeit sieht man nun mit XBOOT. Dieses Programm besitzt eine grafische Benutzeroberfläche und erkennt bereits viele bekannte Systeme. Es ist möglich, eine Multiboot CD/DVD oder einen Multiboot USB-Stick zu erstellen.
- BartPE/WinBulder/UBCD4Win/WinFLPC (NOT ramdisk versions) to any primary partition. Multiple BartPE for example, in the SAME partition are NOT supported. Neither is the mix of them on a single partition.
- Vista/Windows 7/Server 2008 setup to different primary partitions. Multiple Vista sources in the SAME partition are NOT supported. Place your second Vista/7/Server 2008 setup in another partition. It can be placed in any primary partition. If looking for several Vista/Server 2008/7 sources in the same partition have a look here or if just for 7 or Vista here. The first ling would require you manually to put everything to the USB disk, if using the second you can point the program to the prepared AOI source.
- PartedMagic, a friendly Linux distro, which includes GParted- open source partition manager.
- Other grub4dos CD emulation compatible ISO. Refer to this topic for list of examples:
- SysLinux bootsector as a file, and optionally a directory, containing (Linux) distro booting off SysLinux. For example you may extract UBCD411.ISO, and point the program to this folder. Entire contents will be copied and entry for SysLinux bootsector file will be added to the grub4dos boot menu.
- detects UBCD4Win and uses multiboot menu for it if folder IMAGES is found. Only default UBCD4Win multiboot options are added. Edit UBCD4Win.lst to add custom ones.
- UBCD4Win boot menu is adjusted to boot from the selected partition. It can be placed on any primary partition.
- if Windows setup folders (~BT and ~LS) and txtsetup.sif coexist in the same partition as BartPE/WinBuilder/UNCD4Win/WinFLPC, SETUPLDR.BIN of the latter is patched not to use txtsetup.sif in root. Checksum checks are also corrected (applies to pre 1.0 versions).
- grub4dos is the main bootloader/manager. Without it's advanced features, multiple partitions will not be easily achieved.
Bootsector loading GRLDR is installed in the active partition of the selected disk. Hence the requirement for active partition and MBR. In version 1.0 versions grub4dos MBR is used instead.
- detailed log file is created in the folder, where program is executed from. Use it for troubleshooting. Upon next execution if log file is found, it's compressed in Microsoft cab format, moved to BACKUPS folder and renamed with current DATE/TIME stamp.
- upon installing grub4dos bootsector or MBR, backup of MBR and bootsector with DATE/TIME stamp are placed in BACKUPS folder. Use it in case something goes wrong.
- if in Windows source folder winnt.sif is found it will be used as answer file.
- option to start the prepared USB disk in QEMU for testing purposes. Use carefully at own risk, do not attempt write operations!
- tooltips with hints on almost every element in the GUI
- for multi partition USB stick use the cmd files in "files\tools\MULTIpartitionUSBstick". Works for 32bits Windows XP/2003 only! This is not thoroughly tested option, use at your risk.
Please read the included with the stable versions ReadMe.txt and \Docs\HOW-TOs.txt, it should help you get started. When in doubt hold the mouse over the element, a tooltip should help you with the choice.