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September 27th, 2012, 08:50 AM
greetings to all.
im trying to install ubuntu from
i have created a usb containing
windows xp and ubuntu 12 using
winsetupfromusb .when i boot
from my usb drive
xp works fine but when i choose
ubuntu my pc just restarts. Plz
help me i wanna use this tool
because i want multiple versions
of ubuntu and wimdows in same
usb drive.or you can tell me about
any other tool through which i can
create multiboot usb with win xp
ubuntu 12 win7 ubuntu 9 etc.(i
tried yumi but i doesnt support

September 27th, 2012, 10:33 AM
You may want to use this free softwares...
UNetbootin (http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/http://)
Universal USB Installer (http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/)
LinuxLive USB Creator (http://www.linuxliveusb.com/)

I use Universal USB Installer but it is up to you which you think is best. As for LinuxLive USB Creator, they download VirtualBox if you want to run ubuntu inside Windows. Use persistence mode if you want to save your changes everytime you boot from USB.

September 27th, 2012, 02:42 PM
I'd use Yumi, I use it and I currently have a 16GB USB with 2 version of Ubuntu, Hirens, Xp & Windows 7 It's really good. You have to create your pens in Windows though.

Here is a download link:


September 27th, 2012, 03:53 PM
hey can you tell me how to make a bootable usb of xp with yumi.
i am only able to make a multiboot usb of ubuntu there is no option for win xp.

September 27th, 2012, 03:54 PM
hey can you tell me how to make a bootable usb of xp with yumi.
i am only able to make a multiboot usb of ubuntu there is no option for win xp.
sorry im not spamming.internet problem

September 27th, 2012, 04:08 PM
Sorry your question isn't all that clear. There are instructions on how to use Yumi in the link I gave you before. If you are trying to create a Yumi stick in Ubuntu then it will not work as it's a Windows application.

September 27th, 2012, 04:15 PM
im right now on a windows 7 pc.
and when i use yumi in there is no option to create a bootable xp usb.
i wanna create a multiboot usb containing ubuntu and win xp

September 27th, 2012, 04:23 PM
There is an option at the bottom of the drop down menu to use other ISO images that aren't listed. Use that option and select your XP ISO. It will then import it and it should work.

September 27th, 2012, 04:25 PM
it doesnt i tried.But if you are saying i will try it right now again

September 27th, 2012, 04:32 PM
It does...


September 27th, 2012, 04:42 PM
i tried it right now.the setup of making usb completes but when i boot using usb and run setup it shows a blue screen show windows has detected a error....etc after showing starting windows

September 27th, 2012, 04:44 PM
I'm not sure why, it worked ok for me. Why do you need both Windows 7 and XP? I only have 7 on mine. I had XP on it in the past though. Maybe the newest version doesn't support it.

You could always put Hiren's on it. That has MiniXP within the ISO.

September 27th, 2012, 04:51 PM
is there any way to run ubuntu through windetupfromusb.
it supports xp but when i choose ubuntu from boot menu ten my pc just restarts

September 27th, 2012, 04:54 PM
No that I know of. Like I said, if you want XP to run on the USB pen then I would download and add the Hirend boot CD ISO to your USB pen. From there you can select Hirens from the Yumi boot menu then select mini XP from the Hirens boot menu.

This will enable you to have both 7 and X on the same pen. Hirens also has a tonne of other useful tools on there.

September 27th, 2012, 05:04 PM
can you give me a download link to hirens

September 27th, 2012, 05:06 PM
Seriously? I know your a newbie dude but I'm sure you can use google.