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YUMI – Multiboot USB Creator

YUMI - Multi Boot Menu

YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Installer) is a tool used to create Bootable USB drives. Quickly create a Multiboot USB Flash Drive containing multiple Bootable ISO files. Use it to boot your favorite Live Linux Operating Systems, Linux and Windows Installers, 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.

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Using a Portable VirtualBox to run Linux from USB

Portable VirtualBox - Running Linux on Windows from USB

Portable VirtualBox was an unofficial Portable Wrapper for Virtual Box, created by Micha. An improved version is also offered by Tibo, the author of the LiLi USB Creator. VirtualBox is officially a product of Oracle. It is an emulator or virtual machine. Often you'll find it used to run various Operating Systems via Disk Images, ISO files and CD or DVDs as a guest OS from within another Host Operating Environment. By using Micha/Tibo's portable wrapper, Virtual Box can be stored and run entirely from a USB device.

Note: You can also use Tibo's Portable VirtualBox to launch a YUMI MultiBoot Flash drive from within Windows.

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Using UNetbootin to create a Linux USB from Linux

UNetbootin DiskImage ISO Option

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.

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SARDU – Multiboot USB Creator (Windows)

SARDU - Multiboot USB Creator

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.

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LiveUSB Install – Live USB Creator

LinuxUSB Install

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.

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XBOOT – Multiboot ISO USB Creator Windows

XBOOT is Working

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 Bootable 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 users to boot an ISO from within Windows.

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Linux Live USB Creator (LiLi) from 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).

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Using UNetbootin to create a Live Linux USB

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.

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Install Gentoo 2007 to a Flash Drive using Windows

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.

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Simply MEPIS 6 Flash Drive Install using Windows

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.

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Install MooLux to a USB Flash Drive in Windows

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.

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Install Easy Peasy 1.6 to USB from Windows

Easy Peasy on USB

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.

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Install SliTaz to USB from Windows

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.

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Install Xubuntu 8.10 to a Flash Drive using Windows

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.

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Install Clonezilla on 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.

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Install Xubuntu 8.10 to a Flash Drive from CD

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.

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