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    MultiBootUSB - Install and boot multiple Linux from Pendrive / Flash drive / USB disk

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    A thread for discussion of the wiki page only can be found here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2012396

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    MultiBootUSB


    Download the latest windows binary/source fromhere

    Download the latest Linux script from here

    Send your feedback at feedback.multibootusb@gmail.com

    Note: Though this script will not format your USB drive / Pendrive it is advised to take backup of USB data before invoking the script.

    1. What is MultibootUSB

    MultibootUSB is a shell script written by A Ramesh Kumar and Sundar. Main intention of this program is to install multiple Linux distribution in to single USB disk / Flash drive / Pendrive and able to boot from it with less dependency issue. All you need is your favorite distros in iso format and FAT formatted USB disk. Read the rest to find more.

    2. Main Features

    Automatically detects all inserted USB derive / Pendrive and allow you to choose one.

    Uses GRUB 2 as boot manager

    It can boot hybrid iso images directly (if the distro has the support)

    Ubuntu and Ubuntu based distros like Linux mint can be booted from same pendrive.

    It uses Zenity as GUI and no commands need to be typed in the terminal (except to invoke the program/script)

    As of now this script supports 81+ distros


    2. System Requirement

    PC / Laptop which has the option to boot from USB.

    Any latest Linux distribution with GRUB 2 as boot manager. Recommended OS is Ubuntu 9.10 and above.

    One or more Linux ISO image(s) of your choice (Only supported by the script)

    3. License

    You can redistribute this program and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or later. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY;without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.

    How to use/run the script ::

    1. Download the script from https://sourceforge.net/projects/multibootusb/files/

    2. Extract it to your home folder (Right click --> Extract here)

    3. Open terminal and move to the script folder (cd MultiBootUSB)

    4. Provide root permission (su) and type ./MultiBootUSB.sh and hit enter (for Ubuntu just type sudo ./MultiBootUSB.sh with out issuing su command)

    6. Here after follow on screen instructions

    7. Screenshots can be found in doc folder for reference.


    List of distributions supported

    1. Archiso Live
    2. Aptisid
    3. Austrumi
    4. AVG Rescue CD
    5. Backtrack
    6. Bit Defender Rescue CD
    7. Bodhi Linux
    8. CD linux
    9. Chakra Linux
    10. Clonezilla Live
    11. CrunchBang
    12. CTK Arch Live
    13. Debian
    14. Deli
    15. Doudolinux
    16. Dream Linux
    17. Dynebolic
    18. Elive
    19. Fedora*
    20. Fuduntu
    21. GeexBox
    22. Goblinx
    23. Gnome 3.0 - Fedora
    24. Gnome 3.0 - Open SUSE
    25. Gparted Live
    26. GRML
    27. HBCD
    28. Igolaware
    29. Imagine OS
    30. Jolicloud
    31. Kaspersky Rescue CD
    32. Knoppix
    34. Kubuntu*
    35. Linux Mint*
    36. Linux Mint - DE
    37. Lubuntu
    38. Manriva One
    39. Me OS
    40. Moon OS
    41. Nimblex
    42. Open SUSE
    43. Ophcrack Live CD
    44. Panda Rescue CD
    45. Pardus
    46. PCLinux OS*
    47. Pentoo
    48. Peppermint OS
    49. PinGuy OS
    50. Parted Magic
    51. Pure OS
    52. Puppy*
    53. Rescue CD (System Rescue CD)
    54. RIP Linux
    55. Saline OS
    56. Sabayon Linux
    57. Scientific Linux
    58. Sidux
    59. Simply Mepis
    60. SLAMPP
    61. Slax
    62. Slitaz
    63. Stress Linux
    64. Tiny Core
    65. UBCD
    66. Ubuntu*
    67. Ubuntu Netboot*
    68. Ubuntu Rescue
    69. Ubuntu Ultimate Edition
    70. Unity Linux
    71. Vector Linux
    72. Windows/NT Password / registery editor
    73. Xpud
    74. Xubuntu*
    75. YLMF
    76. Zenwalk
    77. Zeven OS
    78. Zorin OS
    79. Salix Live
    80. Free DOS
    81. SAM Linux
    82. Absolute Linux
    83. Apodio
    84. Arch Linux 32 Bit
    85. Arch Bang
    86. DEFT Linux
    87. Express Linux
    88. LDR
    89. Porteus
    90. Redo Backup Live CD
    91. Tails
    92. Mageia Linux
    93. Calculate Linux
    94. Vidalinux
    95. MeeGO
    96. Dam Small Linux
    97. Elementary OS
    98. Netrunner
    99. Webconvergence
    100.FreeBSD



    Please give your feedback, suggestions, request for new features and comments as reply.
    Last edited by Elfy; June 29th, 2012 at 08:50 AM. Reason: Windows binary release

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    Re: MultiBootUSB - Install and boot multiple Linux from Pendrive / Flash drive / USB

    woot! I was looking for a way to do this the day before yesterday and came up empty! I'll try this later! (Busy now)
    "Meddle not with roos; thou art crunchy and grasshopper-like" ※The SABRFL※

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    Re: MultiBootUSB - Install and boot multiple Linux from Pendrive / Flash drive / USB

    Quote Originally Posted by ubunterooster View Post
    woot! I was looking for a way to do this the day before yesterday and came up empty! I'll try this later! (Busy now)
    You are welcome to try/test the script. Don't forget to leave your comment after testing...

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    Re: MultiBootUSB - Install and boot multiple Linux from Pendrive / Flash drive / USB

    Wow, great to have an automated grub2 multiboot installer.
    Does it do Puppy and NimbleX?

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    Re: MultiBootUSB - Install and boot multiple Linux from Pendrive / Flash drive / USB

    The link to the site (for those who want more info): http://multibootusb.sourceforge.net/
    Last edited by ubunterooster; June 27th, 2010 at 12:59 AM.
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    Last edited by ubunterooster; 1 Minute ago

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    Re: MultiBootUSB - Install and boot multiple Linux from Pendrive / Flash drive / USB

    Quote Originally Posted by C.S.Cameron View Post
    Wow, great to have an automated grub2 multiboot installer.
    Does it do Puppy and NimbleX?
    Yes. you can find other supported distros in the first post.

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    Re: MultiBootUSB - Install and boot multiple Linux from Pendrive / Flash drive / USB

    sudo: ./multibootusb: command not found

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    Re: MultiBootUSB - Install and boot multiple Linux from Pendrive / Flash drive / USB

    Quote Originally Posted by C.S.Cameron View Post
    sudo: ./multibootusb: command not found
    That isn't the command given in the original post.

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    Re: MultiBootUSB - Install and boot multiple Linux from Pendrive / Flash drive / USB

    From the readme file:


    How to run the script:-
    1. Copy the downloaded package to your home folder and extract it (Right click --> Extract here)
    2. Move in to script folder (cd MultiBootUSB)
    3. Type su and give your password (For ubuntu this is not required)
    4. Finally type ./multibootusb and hit enter (for ubuntu type sudo ./multibootusb)
    5. Here after follow on screen instructions (For screenshot open (in firefox) MultiBootUSB.html from doc folder)
    Also tried:

    sudo ./MultiBootUSB

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    Re: MultiBootUSB - Install and boot multiple Linux from Pendrive / Flash drive / USB

    Seems to work with the non-Beta version, but not the Beta.

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