Create a MultiBoot USB Flash Drive using YUMI Multiboot USB Creator

Most of IT professionals carry a bootable USB with recovery software, Antivirus scanners, Bootable Linux, etc. But the problem is that they need multiple USB drives for each of these images. Well, here is a solution: Use YUMI, a Universal Multiboot Installer. YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Installer), is the successor to MultibootISOs.

Using the tool you can create  Multiboot USB Flash Drive containing multiple operating systems, antivirus utilities, disc cloning, diagnostic tools and more. You can also uninstall images too.

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 How to create a MultiBoot USB Flash Drive

  1. Run YUMI and follow the onscreen instructions
  2. Run the tool again to add more images to your Drive
  3. Restart your PC setting it to boot from the USB device
  4. Select a distribution to Boot from the Menu. 

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According to its developer this is how it works:

YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Installer) enables each user to create their own custom Multiboot UFD containing only the distributions they want, in the order by which they are installed. A new distribution 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 should be auto-detected, eliminating the need to browse for each ISO.

Windows 7 or Vista Installers will cause Ubuntu or any remix based on Ubuntu (I.E. Linux Mint) to hang during boot. A quick fix is to temporarily rename the Windows SOURCES folder found at the root of the USB device.

For more information and support check out the official website: YUMI – MultiBoot USB Creator.

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Shyam aka “Captain Jack” is a Microsoft MVP alumnus and a Windows Enthusiast with an interest in Advanced Windows troubleshooting. Suggestions made and opinions expressed by him here are his personal one's and not of his current employers. He blogs at captaindbg.com.