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    Multi Boot USB drive

    hi all

    I would like to create a sort of 'Ultimate Boot USB'. Is there a way of booting a computer from a usb drive to a menu where you have the option to load a number of different bootable programs such as UBCD, BackTrack, a Linux LiveCD with GParted etc etc.

    At the moment i have about 4 usb drives with different things on and i would like to condence them all into one.

    cant seem to find anything on the net.

    Free if possible.

    cheers

    James

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    Grub maybe?

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    WinSetupfromUSB is supposed to do something like that, but the one time I got around to trying it I was unsuccessful .
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    I have created one today... I have a universal driver, I could send you this so you can create it... is it ghost you are using?

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    thanks, im not sure thats what im looking for.

    Its my fault for not explaining very well.


    I have 2-3 memory sticks that each have a different program that will load when the computer boots up. for example, Ultimate Boot CD, BackTrack 3, a Linux LiveCD, XP CD, etc etc.

    What im looking for is something so that when i boot from a single usb stick, it shows some kind of menu that i can select which of these different programs i want to load.

    I want a multi boot usb drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admiral208 View Post
    thanks, im not sure thats what im looking for.

    Its my fault for not explaining very well.


    I have 2-3 memory sticks that each have a different program that will load when the computer boots up. for example, Ultimate Boot CD, BackTrack 3, a Linux LiveCD, XP CD, etc etc.

    What im looking for is something so that when i boot from a single usb stick, it shows some kind of menu that i can select which of these different programs i want to load.

    I want a multi boot usb drive.
    so kinda like the menu you get who you boot hirens boot disc? I think i know what you mean but don't know how you'd go about doing it. Could be useful though

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    I figured out how to boot ISO from one USB Drive. It took me around 5 hours from different guides to figure this out. Please spread to different forum if needed. This is the easiest way I figured out to do it. It can boot, but Windows 7 can't really install. It's missing a CD/DVD driver. Any idea how to fix?


    Tools Need:
    - MultiBootISOs-v0.3.exe (Google it)
    - Menu.lst

    1) Format to FAT32 (Not sure if NTFS works, I didn't try at the end)
    2) Run MultiBootISOs-0.3.exe (run as Windows XP SP3 if you get an error)
    3) Move ISOs over to ROOT
    4) Edit menu.lst with NOTEPAD with your ISOs names and then copy/replace the menu.lst on the USB

    On my USB I have the following ISOs
    - Acronis
    - pmagic-4.8
    - ubcd411
    - Windows 7 Activated
    - Windows XP SP3
    Last edited by story; 2nd February 2010 at 05:05 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by story View Post

    - MultiBootISOs-v0.3.exe (Google it)
    Of course, the power of EduGeek means that the first hit is your post and then a load of others which are no use :-)

    To save me time for later, I think this is what you need: Boot Multiple ISO from USB (MultiBoot USB) | USB Pen Drive Linux

    and it looks really, really useful!



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