Tools that allow the creation of (Flash-Memory) Drives offering more than one Operating-System.
MultiSystem is an awesome Linux tool for creating multiboot USB drives, developed by François Fabre (http://liveusb.info/dotclear/). It uses Grub2 instead of Grub Legacy, and can be run from within any Linux distribution to create a Custom Multiboot USB containing your collection of bootable Live ISO's.
Installation guide: http://www.pendrivelinux.com/multiboot-create-a-multiboot-usb-from-linux/ Official installation guide (in French): http://liveusb.info/dotclear/index.php?pages/install
MultiSystem is free and open-source app, it's licensed under GPL-v3. The source code is available here: http://liveusb.info/multisystem/
You can prepare an Easy2Boot USB drive using Windows or linux. Then add all your payload files (.iso, .img, .ima, etc.) to one of the folders on your USB drive (e.g. _ISO\MAINMENU folder) by drag-and-drop at any time. A new menu is automatically created each time you boot from it. Works with 99% of linux liveCD ISOs and supports Windows Install ISOs too! Install from an unmodified XP ISO file to a RAID/AHCI/SATA system (no need to nLite the ISO first). The USB drive can be formatted as FAT32 or NTFS (or exFAT, ext2/3). UEFI booting of linux and Windows is supported by creating .imgPTN partition image files. Boot to any number of Windows Vista/7/8/MSDaRT and linux UEFI OS's.
ImageX is a command-line tool that enables original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and corporations to capture, to modify, and to apply file-based disk images for rapid deployment. ImageX works with Windows image (.wim) files for copying to a network, or it can work with other technologies that use .wim images, such as Windows Setup, Windows Deployment Services (Windows DS), and the System Management Server (SMS) Operating System Feature Deployment Pack.
DISM ++ Product Features:
- System Optimizer – tweak various sytem-wide settings. Export/delette new
- Creation of ISO files
- Using ESDs
- Conversion of WIM to ESC/sWM
- Manage User accounts
- Manage startup applications
- Manage services
- System backup/ Restore/ Startup repair/ Activation backup/ God Mode
SARDU (short for Shardana Antivirus Rescue Disk Utility) creates a multiboot all-in-one USB drive, CD or DVD for free (personal and non commercial use). Hard disks, external hard disks and all removable media are supported. The bootable device can include comprehensive collections of antivirus rescue cd, utilities and popular live distributions of Linux. Windows PE can also be included, as well as recovery disks and install media for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Seven and Windows Eight. The multiboot USB supports and manage USB stick, pendrive, hard disks and all removables media.
All one has to do is download the desired ISOs with the integrated downloader and use SARDU to add them to the multi boot menu.
SARDU is simply the best solution to combine all of your bootable ISOs into one! That in turn can be burnt to any device and make it bootable (providing that your BIOS supports it). Basically, this eliminates the need to carry around heaps of different bootable CDs.
SARDU can also be used to install Windows XP , Vista, Seven and Windows Eight from a USB Flash Drive, very handy for when there is no optical drive available.
The tool is a windows-based Multiboot Creator that merges and turns all those bootable CDs into one USB or DVD.
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SARDU does include a few utilities, but it is primarily a tool for managing any software in ISO format that you have downloaded. has multilanguage support. At startup it checks the system language, and if it is supported by SARDU, that language is automatically selected.
SARDU's menu is divided into four categories: Antivirus, Utilities, Linux, and PE, with the buttons and checkboxes of individual software.
XBoot is a easy-to-use utility for creating Multiboot USB/ISO.You may have seen many bootable ISO files like Linux live CDs , Antivirus rescue CDs etc. XBoot can combine these ISO files in to one Multiboot ISO file or create Multiboot USB in just few clicks. Simply Drag and drop ISO files in to XBoot and click Create ISO or Create USB button.
There are different ways to create a multiple Windows bootable USB stick. But most of them force you to perform mandatory disk formatting or scare with incomprehensible interfaces with many options. It can make you waste a lot of time understanding what to do and selecting important files and their subsequent saving on hard drive…
WinUSB – friendly, lightweight and portable application that lets you avoid the problems described above and create multiple Windows bootable USB flash drive with just three steps!
- Easy to use - create Windows bootable USB flash drive with just three ease steps in intuitive user interface.
- Mutiboot USB - you can choose any number of Windows distributions to create your own multi-boot flash drive.
- UEFI with NTFS - Now computers with installed BIOS are less and less, fortunately, WinUSB supports booting in both modes - BIOS and UEFI. On most computers, WinUSB allows you to boot from a USB drive with NTFS file system, even in UEFI mode.
- Without formatting - Formatting of your flash drive will not required, when free space on it is enough, in most cases. If formatting is required, WinUSB will definitely tell you about it.
AIO Boot possesses unique, advanced and user-friendly features. Here is one of the many great features of AIO Boot.
- Support boots in both UEFI and Legacy BIOS modes. --- UEFI mode: Grub2, Clover and rEFInd. --- Legacy mode: Grub2, Grub4Dos, Clover, Enoch Chameleon and Syslinux. --- You can choose between Grub2 and Grub4Dos as the default boot loader. Only use Grub4Dos if your computer is not compatible with Grub2.
- Supports hard drive, external hard drive and USB, including SDcard.
- Boot into Legacy mode on the GPT hard disk.
- Secure Boot support via Shim and MokManager.
- Support booting into UEFI mode from Legacy mode via Clover regardless of your computer does not support UEFI mode.
- Boot via LAN via iPXE and Tiny PXE Server.
- Depending on the case, AIO Boot can be installed on multiple partitions: --- FAT32: ------ You need to use FAT32 partitions to support booting in UEFI mode. ------ Some operating systems like Bitdefender, Fedora and Gentoo… do not support booting on NTFS partitions. ------ Ubuntu and Debian’s persistent mode is also not supported on NTFS partitions. ------ So we need to use the FAT32 format. --- NTFS: ------ NTFS partitions can store files larger than 4GB. You can save large files such as backups, VHD files… ------ You can use resident mode larger than 4GB for Android-x86, Remix OS, Phoenix OS and WifiSlax 4.12. ------ So we need to use the NTFS format.
- Supports to integrate multiple Windows XP/7/8.1/10 installers into USB and HDD. ------ Support USB 3.0 driver for Windows 7 installer. This helps you to install Windows 7 using USB 3.0. If you use other software, you may get the error “A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert it now.“. ------ Support split ISO file into several if ISO file is larger than 4GB but you are using FAT32 format. And more...
MultiBootUSB is a software to create multi boot live Linux on a removable media i.e USB disk. It is similar to UNetbootin but many distros can be installed, provided you have enough space on the disk. MultiBootUSB also provides an option to uninstall distro(s) at any time, if you wish.
YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Installer), is the successor to MultibootISOs. It can be used to create a Multiboot USB Flash Drive containing multiple operating systems, antivirus utilities, disc cloning, diagnostic tools, and more. Contrary to MultiBootISO's which used grub to boot ISO files directly from USB, YUMI uses syslinux to boot extracted distributions stored on the USB device, and reverts 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 Multiboot 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 some but not all distributions. (I'm working to address this).
YUMI Multiboot Bootable USB Flash Drive Creation
YUMI works much like Universal USB Installer, except it can be used to add more than one distribution to run Live from your Thumb Drive. USB Bootable Distributions can also be uninstalled using the same tool!
Rufus and Unetbootin are also 2 must.