YUMI Multiboot USB Creator

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Overview:

YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Integrator), is the successor to our 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 MultiBootISOs 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 to Boot Multiple ISO files from USB, if necessary.

Aside from a few distributions, all files are stored within the Multiboot or yumi folder (depending on version), making for a nicely organized Multiboot USB Drive that can still be used for other storage purposes.

Important Note: YUMI was intended to be used to try to run various “LIVE Linux” Operating Systems from USB. Installing Linux from the YUMI created USB Drive to a Hard Drive is not officially supported. If the installer portion of any Live Linux distro does work, consider it a bonus.

Creating a YUMI Multiboot MultiSystem Bootable USB Flash Drive
YUMI works much like Universal USB Installer, except it can be used to install more than one distribution to run Live from your USB. Distributions can also be uninstalled using the same tool!

PLEASE READ: Syslinux 6+ is used in >YUMI 2.0.0.7. Distributions installed with a previous YUMI version are not compatible. You must start with a freshly formatted USB. If you still experience missing com32/chain32 errors with freshly formatted USB using the latest YUMI revision, please report them.

Requirments:

IMPORTANT NOTE: Your USB drive must be Fat16/Fat32/NTFS formatted, otherwise Syslinux will fail and your drive will NOT Boot. NTFS is buggy, and data may become corrupted if you use it!

Basic Essentials to create a MultiSystem Bootable USB Drive

  • Fat32 or *NTFS Formatted USB Flash or USB Hard Drive
  • PC that can boot from USB
  • Windows XP/Vista/7/8 or Ubuntu/Debian for the Linux version of YUMI to create the Bootable USB
  • YUMI-2.0.1.7.exe
  • Your selection of ISO Files

Please inform me of unlisted “FREE” Live Linux distributions or version revisions, and I will attempt to update YUMI to support them. Software developers who wish to have their “PAID” software added, can send me a copy to try.

HowTo:

How to Create a MultiBoot USB Flash Drive (Windows)

  1. Run* YUMI-2.0.1.7.exe following the onscreen instructions
  2. Run the tool again to Add More ISOs/Distributions to your Drive
  3. Restart your PC setting it to boot from the USB device
  4. 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, in the order by which they are installed. A new distribution can be added to the UFD each time the tool is run.

If you run YUMI from the same location you store ISO files, they should be auto-detected (*See Known Issues Below), eliminating the need to browse for each ISO.

Other Notes: If MultibootISOs was previously used, you must reformat the drive and start over. YUMI uses Syslinux directly, and chainloads to grub only if necessary, so it is not compatible with the older Multiboot ISO tool. Although I do plan to add back most of the capabilities of MultibootISOs as time permits.

Not all Unlisted ISO’s can be booted (thus adding Unlisted ISOs is an UNSUPPORTED option).

Supported Distros:

YUMI can create a Bootable UFD containing the following— Debian Live 32/64 Bit —

  • Debian Live

— Fedora 32/64 Bit —

  • Fedora

— Linux Mint 32/64 Bit —

  • Linux Mint

— OpenSUSE 32/64 Bit —

  • OpenSUSE 32bit
  • OpenSUSE 64bit

— Puppy Linux 32/64 Bit —

  • DPup Exprimo
  • Fatdog64
  • Lucid Puppy Linux
  • Precise Puppy Linux
  • Racy Puppy Linux
  • Slacko Puppy
  • Wary Puppy Linux

— Ubuntu 32/64 Bit —

  • Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Gnome
  • Ubuntu Server Installer
  • Ubuntu Secure Remix
  • Ubuntu Studio
  • Edubuntu
  • Kubuntu
  • Lubuntu
  • Xubuntu
  • Backbox

— Other Distros Alphabetical —

  • AntiX
  • Archlinux
  • Bodhi
  • CAELinux (Computer Aided Engineering)
  • CentOS
  • Crunchbang
  • Damn Small Linux (DSL)
  • Fuduntu
  • gpxe (Net Bootable Distros)
  • KNOPPIX
  • KXStudio
  • Mandriva
  • Netrunner
  • OSGeo Live
  • PCLinuxOS
  • Peppermint
  • Peach OSI Linux
  • Pear Linux
  • Pinguy OS
  • Porteus
  • SalineOS
  • Scientific Linux CERN
  • Semplice Linux
  • SLAX (Tiny Slackware Based Distro)
  • Slitaz (Another Tiny Distro)
  • Sparky Linux
  • SolydX
  • Sugar on a Stick
  • System Rescue CD
  • Tails (Anonymous Browsing)
  • Liberte (Anonymous Browsing)
  • Terralinux
  • TinyCore (A Tiny Linux Distribution)
  • Ultimate Edition 3
  • XBMCbuntu
  • Zorin OS Core

———— NetBook Distributions ————

  • EasyPeasy (NetBook Distro)
  • Jolicloud (NetBook Distro)
  • Ubuntu Netbook Remix
  • xPUD (Netbook Distro)

————— Antivirus Tools —————

  • Acronis Antimalware CD
  • AOSS (Malware Scanner) system\stage1
  • AVG Rescue CD (Antivirus Scanner)
  • AVIRA AntiVir Rescue CD (Virus Scanner) ; does install to root of drive
  • BROKEN! Bitdefender Rescue Disk (Antivirus Scanner)
  • Comodo Rescue Disk (Antivirus Scanner)
  • Dr.Web Live CD ; does install to root
  • F-Secure Rescue CD
  • GDATA Rescue CD
  • Kaspersky Rescue Disk (Antivirus Scanner)
  • Panda SafeCD
  • Windows Defender Offline

—————– System Tools —————-

  • Acronis True Image
  • BackBox (Penetration Testing)
  • BackTrack5 (Penetration Testing)
  • Boot Repair Disk
  • Clonezilla (Backup + Clone Tool)
  • DBAN (Hard Drive Nuker)
  • Deft (Forensics)
  • DRBL (Diskless Remote Boot in Linux)
  • EASEUS Disk Copy (Disk Cloning Tool)
  • FreeDOS (Balder img)
  • GParted (Partition Tools)
  • GRML (system rescue)
  • HDT (Hardware Detection Tool)
  • Kali (Penetration Testing)
  • Memtest86+ (Memory Testing Tool)
  • Matriux (Penetration Testing)
  • Offline NT Password & Registry Editor
  • Ophcrack (no tables)
  • Ophcrack XP (Password Finder)
  • Ophcrack Vista/7 (Password Finder)
  • Parted Magic (Partition Tools)
  • PING (Partimg Is Not Ghost)
  • Partition Wizard (Partition Tools)
  • Rescatux
  • Redo Backup And Recovery (Recovery Tools)
  • Rip Linux (Recovery Distro)
  • Trinity Rescue Kit ; does install to root of drive
  • Ultimate Boot CD (Diagnostics Tools)
  • Web Converger (Web Kiosk)
  • WifiSLax
  • —————– Other OS/Tools —————-
  • Linux Live Tools for OCZ
  • Hiren’s Boot CD ; does install to root of drive
  • Falcon 4 Boot CD ; does install to root of drive
  • Kon-Boot Floppy Image
  • Windows Vista/7/8 Installer bootmgr ; does install to root of drive
  • Windows XP Installer

—————– Bootable ISOs —————-

  • Try an Unlisted ISO (SYSLINUX)
  • Try an Unlisted ISO (GRUB)
  • Try an Unlisted ISO (GRUB Run from RAM)

Thank you


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