YUMI – Multiboot USB Creator

YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Installer) is a USB Boot tool that can be used to make a Multisystem Bootable USB drive. Quickly create a Multiboot USB Flash Drive containing multiple 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. This tool makes it easy for anyone to create their own customized multi purpose Bootable USB.

YUMI is the recommended successor to our Universal USB Installer and older MultiBoot ISOs tools. Which were amongst the first tools made for the purpose of creating a USB bootable flash drive. Files are generally stored within the Multiboot folder, making for a nicely organized Portable Multiboot USB Drive that can still be used for traditional storage purposes.

Though YUMI was originally intended to be used to store and run various “LIVE Linux” Operating Systems and tools from USB, using it to install Linux from a Flash Drive to a Hard Drive should work with most distributions. If you find a distribution where the installer does not work, please let me know.

YUMI Multiboot Bootable USB Flash Drive Creation

This tool works much like Universal USB Installer, except it can be used to run more than one distribution from your Thumb Drive. Distributions can also be uninstalled using the same tool!

A YUMI exFAT variant is still in the works. In the interim, Legacy or UEFI variants are recommended. Here are the key differences:

  • Legacy supports either NTFS or Fat32 format. BIOS boot only.
  • UEFI supports Fat32 only. UEFI and BIOS booting (Distro dependent).

YUMI Legacy (BIOS Only)

You can use this version if your computer supports BIOS booting, and if you do not plan to run your Windows installers from YUMI in UEFI mode. Most modern motherboards still have Legacy BIOS firmware support.

Install ISO Files to USB from the Setup Screen

YUMI Legacy Multiboot USB Creator

Run ISOs from the Multiboot USB Boot Menu

YUMI Legacy Multiboot Boot Menu

BACKUP DATA: You must Backup any data you wish to keep before using the “Format” options. When choosing the “Wipe Entire Disk” option, all partitions sharing that disk number will be wiped clean.

YUMI Legacy Download and Changelog:

July 22, 2021 YUMI-2.0.8.9.exe: Add support for amogOS.

YUMI SHA-256: C5C6C0B494758655DD86AF2AE08B51F61865949244938D6C6D1FD280E0E4D501

Running YUMI from LINUX: WINE is NOT currently working. 

YUMI Basic Essentials

NOTE: For legacy YUMI, your USB drive must be Fat32/NTFS formatted, otherwise Syslinux will fail and as a result, your drive will NOT Boot. NTFS may not work with every distribution but is required for storing files over 4GB. YUMI UEFI currently must use Fat32 format.

YUMI Legacy or UEFI can be used to format your select USB drive, but be aware that all partitions on the select disk will also be deleted. Ensure that you have made a backup of any information you want to keep before using YUMI on any drive.

Basic Essentials to create a Multi System Bootable USB Drive

Recommended: You’ll have the best experience when using YUMI on a Fast SSD Flash Drive. Here’s a list of recommended Fast Flash Drives.

  • Fat32 or *NTFS Formatted 2GB+ USB Flash Drive
  • Computer that can boot from a USB device
  • Windows operating environment
  • YUMI
  • ISO Files

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