Friday, March 18, 2011

YUMI – Multiboot USB Creator

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 ISO Files, if needed.

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.

Creating a YUMI Multiboot MultiSystem USB Flash Drive
YUMI works much like our Universal USB Installer, except it can be used to install more than one distribution to run from your USB.

YUMI - Multiboot USB Creator

YUMI's Main Multiboot Boot Menu

YUMI - Multiboot Boot Menu

Added capability to "Try an Unlisted ISO" . Added Ultimate Boot CD and Backtrack 4 RC2 Entries. Updated to support GParted Removed ISOFiles folder creation, simply run YUMI from where you store your ISOs and YUMI will autodetect them.

Download YUMI-

How to Create a MultiBoot USB Flash Drive

  1. Run* YUMI- following the onscreen instructions
  2. Run the tool again to Add More ISOs/Distributions to your Drive
  3. Restart your PC setting it to boot from the USB device
  4. Select a distribution to Boot from the Menu and enjoy!

That's all there is to it. You should now be booting your favorite distributions from your custom Multi-Boot USB device!

How It Works: YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Installer) enables each user to create their own custom Multiboot UFD containing only the Distributions they want. New Distributions can be added to the UFD each time the tool is run.

If you run YUMI from the same location you store ISO downloads, they will be auto-detected by the tool, eliminating the need to browse for the ISO.

IMORTANT: If the Multiboot ISO tool was used on the drive, you must reformat the device and start over. YUMI utilizes Syslinux directly, and only if necessary chainloads grub, so it is not at all compatible with the previous Multiboot ISO tool.

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