MultiSystem – Create a MultiBoot USB from Linux

How to Create a MultiBoot USB Flash Drive from Linux: Multisystem is an awesome little tool created by LiveUSB.info. It works similar to the Windows based MultiBootISOs USB Creator, but was created specifically for use within Linux. This tool also uses the newer Grub2 instead of Grub Legacy. It can be run from within Ubuntu Linux to create a Custom Multiboot UFD containing your favorite Bootable Live Linux Distributions.

Official Website: http://liveusb.info/dotclear

Multisystem Prerequisites:

  • A Running Ubuntu Linux Based System
  • USB Flash Drive (to use for your MultiBoot USB)
  • Working Internet Connection
  • install-depot-multiboot.sh.tar.bz2

Installing the Multisystem LiveUSB Tool

  1. Download and Open the Script with Ubuntu’s Archive Manager.
    Open multiboot.sh with Download Manager
  2. Extract the install-depot-multiboot.sh Script from the archive to your Desktop.
    Extract MultiBoot
    Extract to Desktop
  3. Double Click install-depot-multiboot.sh from your desktop and select the option to “Run in Terminal“.
    Select to Run Script in Terminal

How to Use the Multisystem LiveUSB Tool

  1. Insert a USB Drive into your computer.
  2. Launch the Script via Applications > Accessories > MultiBoot.
  3. Select your USB Device from the list and click Validate.
    Select and Validate your Multiboot USB Drive - Multisystem
  4. Now Drag and Drop an ISO file into the Window to add the Distribution (simply repeat the process to add more ISOs).
    Drag and Drop ISOs - Multisystem - Multiboot USB
  5. Once finished, restart your PC, set your BIOS or Boot Menu to boot from the USB device, Select the Distro you want to Boot and enjoy!