YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Installer), is the successor to MultibootISOs. It can be used to create a Multiboot USB Flash Drive containing multiple operating systems, antivirus utilities, disc cloning, diagnostic tools, and more. Contrary to MultiBootISO's which used grub to boot ISO files directly from USB, YUMI uses syslinux to boot extracted distributions stored on the USB device, and reverts to using grub if necessary.
Aside from a few distributions, all files are stored within the multiboot folder, making for a nicely organized Multiboot Drive that can still be used for other storage purposes.
Creating a YUMI Multiboot MultiSystem USB Flash Drive
YUMI works much like our Universal USB Installer, except it can be used to install more than one distribution to run from your USB.
YUMI's Main Multiboot Boot Menu
YUMI-0.0.0.2.exe – March 15, 2011 – Changelog
Fixed FreeDOS entry. Added check to detect if an old MultibootISOs tool was used on the drive, if so, user is prompted to format.
How to Create a MultiBoot USB Flash Drive
- Run* YUMI-0.0.0.2.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!
That's all there is to it. You should now be booting your favorite distributions from your custom Multi-Boot USB device!
How It Works: YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Installer) enables each user to create their own custom Multiboot UFD containing only the Distributions they want. New Distributions can be added to the UFD each time the tool is run.
Store ISO downloads in the ISOFILES Directory created where the tool is run. Supported downloads stored there are auto-detected by the tool.
IMORTANT: If the Multiboot ISO tool was used on the drive, you must reformat the device and start over. YUMI utilizes Syslinux directly, and only if necessary chainloads grub, so it is not at all compatible with the previous Multiboot ISO tool.The Basic Requirements or Essentials
Basic Essentials to create a MultiSystem Bootable USB Drive
- 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
YUMI can create a UFD containing one or all of the following
- Panda Antivirus
- Sugar on a Stick
- Debian Live
- Trinity Rescue Kit
- System Rescue CD
- Puppy Linux
- SLAX 6.1.2
- Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10
- Peppemint Linux OS
- Linux Mint 10
- Ubuntu 10.10
- Xubuntu 10.10
- Kubuntu 10.10
- Lubuntu 10.10
- Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Remix
- Damn Small Linux
- SliTaz Linux 3.0
- Ophcrack XP
- YlmF OS
- xPUD (Simple Netbook Distro)
- Partition Wizard 5
- Memtest86+ (Memory Diagnostics)
- RIP Linux (Recovery Is Possible)
- Redo Backup and Recovery 0.9.5
- Parted Magic
- Offline NT Password + Reg Editor
- Clonezilla Maverick
- BKO boot.kernel.org-gpxe
- AVG Rescue CD (Antivirus Scanner)
- Avira Antivir Rescue CD (Antivirus Scanner)
- BitDefender Rescue CD (Antivirus Scanner)
- Jolicloud | Download
- EASUS Disk Copy | Download
- Hiren's Boot CD
- HDT (Hardware Detection Tool)
- Windows Vista/7 Install Disk | Create an ISO from your DVD
Windows Vista/7 Installer, Hiren's Boot CD, Trinity Rescue Kit, and Avira Antivir files are stored outside of the multiboot folder. All other distribution files remain contained within the multiboot folder. I am open to a simple solution!