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YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Installer), is the successor to our MultibootISOs. It can be used to create a Multiboot Bootable USB Flash Drive containing multiple operating systems, antivirus utilities, disc cloning – backup, penetration testing, diagnostic tools, and much more. YUMI makes it easy for anyone to create their very own custom All-In-One Multi use diagnostic USB PC Repair Toolkit.
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 back to using grub to Boot Multiple ISO files from USB, if necessary.
Aside from a few distributions, all files are stored within the Multiboot folder, making for a nicely organized Portable Multiboot USB Drive that can still be used for other storage purposes.
YUMI was originally intended to be used to store and run various "LIVE Linux" Operating Systems and tools from USB. Using YUMI to install Linux from USB to a Hard Drive works on many but not all distributions. (I'm working to address this). If you find a distribution where the install does not work, please let me know.
Create a Kubuntu 8.10 Persistent USB Flash Drive using Windows. The following tutorial covers the process of creating a Kubuntu 8.10 Persistent flash drive using our USB Installer for Kubuntu 8.10. Kubuntu 8.10 is a product of canonical ltd and is based on Ubuntu but sports a KDE 4 desktop instead of Gnome. Some people prefer the KDE desktop due to its unique graphical look and feel. Upon completion of this tutorial, you should have a bootable Live USB Kubuntu 8.10 that utilizes a persistent loop file (casper-rw) for saving and restoring changes.
How to Install and Use UNetbootin from Linux: UNetbootin is a Live USB creation tool that can be used to create a Live Linux USB flash drive. One nice feature of UNetbootin is that the tool is offered for Windows and Linux. In the following, I will cover how to quickly get UNetbootin up and running within an Ubuntu Linux Operating Environment.
SARDU is another nice Windows based Multiboot USB Creator that can also be used to create Multiboot CD/DVD's. Created by Davide Costa, SARDU enables you to create a Multiboot UFD containing your basic essential Utilities, Antivirus, and Windows XP/7 Installers. On top of that, SARDU offers the built in ability to Defragment your USB Drive, and burn an ISO to CD/DVD.
LiveUSB Install is another nice third party Live Linux Bootable USB Creation tool created by Krasimir S. Stefanov. It can be used to quickly install a Live Linux distribution of your choice on a thumbdrive from ISO, CD/DVD, or torrent download. Other unique features include the ability to customize the syslinux.cfg file, use WinGrub, or write an IMG file to the flash drive.
XBOOT is yet another neat little Multiboot ISO USB Creator. It is a Windows based application that can be used to create a Live Multiboot USB or even a Multiboot ISO file that can then be burnt to a CD/DVD. XBOOT supports many Linux Distributions and Utilities, and allows you to use your choice of a Grub or Syslinux bootloader. Also included is a built in QEMU emulator (enabling you to boot an ISO from within Windows).
The Linux Live USB Creator is an awesome tool that can be used to install various Linux compilations, versions and distributions to a USB Flash Drive. The end result is a Bootable Live USB (in some cases with Persistence as well). Created by Thibaut Lauzière, LiLi USB Creator formerly known as uSbuntu Live Creator, can create your Linux USB Flash Drive from a source Image, ISO or CD. It can also download the IMG or ISO for you. But it doesn't stop there. LiLi USB Creator can also install a Portable Virtualbox on the USB device. You can then either boot the Linux installation from inside Windows emulated using Virtualbox on USB or Boot from USB natively (if your computer supports booting from USB).
Portable VirtualBox was an unofficial Portable Wrapper for VirtualBox, created by Micha. An improved version is currently being offered by Tibo, the author of the LiLi USB Creator. VirtualBox is officially a product of Oracle. It is an emulator or virtual machine that can be used to run various Operating Systems via Disk Images, ISO's and CD/DVD's as a guest OS from within another Host Operating Environment. By using Micha/Tibo's portable wrapper, VirtualBox can be stored and run entirely from a USB device.
UNetbootin is a Live USB creation tool that can be used to create a Live Linux USB flash drive from an ISO. Many Linux distributions are supported out of the box with custom install options available for Linux distributions that are not. It is important to mention that Live Linux USB flash drives created with this tool, do not currently utilize a persistence feature. The resulting USB Linux install will function just as it does from a CD. By default you will not be able to save and restore your changes.
In the following Gentoo USB Flash Drive creation tutorial we cover how to create a Gentoo 2007.0 USB Flash Drive using Windows and our custom script. Gentoo is a popular Linux version named after the Gentoo Penguin. Gentoo was originally created by Daniel Robbins with a goal to create a smaller portable Linux distribution that only included required programs. This Gentoo USB installation tutorial was developed per the request and with a little help from Brendan Jocson, a Pendrivelinux.com subscriber. Kudo's goes to Brendan for helping establish this Portable Gentoo tutorial.
The following Simply MEPIS 6 USB Flash Drive creation tutorial was created per the request of Jason Frothingham. He couldn't fathom why we didn't list a USB creation tutorial for the ever so popular MEPIS Linux. Well Jason, here it is. In the following tutorial we cover how to install, boot and run MEPIS from a USB device using your Windows PC.
MEPIS is a popular Linux version founded by Warren Woodford in November 2002. It was created because Warren didn't like how other desktops worked, so he decided to create his own. The first version was released to the public in May 2003. MEPIS originally used Debian packages and now includes and is based on Ubuntu packages.
The following tutorial covers the process of installing MooLux Linux LIVE to a USB Flash Drive using Windows. MooLux is a Live USB Linux distribution based on Slackware that utilizes the KDE desktop environment. MooLux is a portable operating system that can be taken with you containing tools for Internet browsing, email, chat, multimedia, office and software for C, Python, Perl programming tasks.
How we installed Easy Peasy to a USB Flash Drive using Windows. Easy Peasy is a Remix for Netbooks that is based on Ubuntu. EasyPeasy is an operating system optimized for netbooks. Founded by Jon Ramvi, this Netbook OS offers applications such as Skype, Transmission BitTorrent Client, Pidgin Messenger, Evolution Email, Open Office, and Firefox with Flash, Java and other codecs already installed.
How to Install SliTaz to a USB Flash Drive using Windows. SliTaz Linux is a tiny and very fast running free operating system that can be run entirely from system memory. Founded by Christian Lincoln, SliTaz is one of the smallest portable Linux distributions available and can be stored and run directly from a USB key or other removable media. The SliTaz team anlong with Cedric Tissieres of Ophcrack have developed their own SliTaz USB installer called tazusb.exe that can be used to create a SliTaz Live USB from within a running Windows environment.
Create a Ubuntu 8.10 Persistent USB Flash Drive using Windows. The following tutorial covers the process of creating a Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) Flash Drive using our custom USB Installer For Ubuntu 8.10 script and Windows. You can then boot and run Ubuntu 8.10 from your USB stick on any computer that can boot from USB. Ubuntu 8.10 will boot from the portable device utilizing the persistent casper-rw loop block file for saving and restoring changes. Ubuntu is a product of Canonical Ltd.
Create a Xubuntu 8.10 Persistent USB Flash Drive using Windows. The following tutorial covers the process of creating a Xubuntu 8.10 USB flash drive using Windows and our custom script. Xubuntu a product of Canonical ltd is based on Ubuntu but utilizes the XFCE desktop environment. It was designed to use less resources than Ubuntu or Kubuntu, which makes Xubuntu a great candidate to run from a USB flash drive or Live USB.
How to Install Clonezilla on a USB Flash Drive from Windows. Clonezilla is a Free partition or disk clone tool similar to Norton Ghost and Partition Image. It can be used to backup (clone) information from media to media. Clonezilla supports remote or local backups to and from an entire disk, image or a partition. Additionally, the tool can be used to restore the remote or local cloned backups. Clonezilla saves and restores only used blocks in the disk, making it very efficient.
Xubuntu 8.10 Live USB Creation: The following tutorial covers the process of installing Xubuntu 8.10 to a USB flash drive, or other portable USB device using USB Creator created by the Ubuntu team. Installing Xubuntu 8.10 to a flash drive via this method allows the use of the persistence feature (via a persistence loop file) to save and restore your changes on subsequent boots.