YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Installer), is the successor to our 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 MultiBootISOs 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 or yumi folder (depending on version), making for a nicely organized Multiboot USB Drive that can still be used for other storage purposes.
Creating a YUMI Multiboot MultiSystem Bootable USB Flash Drive
YUMI works much like Universal USB Installer, except it can be used to install more than one distribution to run from your USB. Distributions can also be uninstalled using the same tool!
YUMI’s Main Multiboot Boot Menu
YUMI-22.214.171.124B.exe – January 10, 2014 – Changelog
YUMI V2 BETA for Windows – Added support for Fedora 20, LXLE Desktop. Fixed source compilation bug.
YUMI for Windows MD5: ACF8F32283827999EAC1E36F58F07225
NOTE: YUMI V2 can’t remove distributions previously installed with Legacy YUMI! Although no longer supported, you can still Download Legacy YUMI
Linux Based YUMI Downloads:
Note: I am currently rewriting YUMI for Linux to match YUMI for Windows, so the following tool will dramatically change over the next couple months.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Your USB drive must be Fat16/Fat32/NTFS formatted, otherwise Syslinux will fail and your drive will NOT Boot. NTFS is buggy, and data may become corrupted if you use it!
Basic Essentials to create a MultiSystem Bootable USB Drive
- Fat32 or *NTFS Formatted USB Flash or USB Hard Drive
- PC that can boot from USB
- Windows XP/Vista/7 or Ubuntu/Debian for the Linux version of YUMI to create the Bootable USB
- Your selection of ISO Files
Please inform me of unlisted “FREE” Live Linux distributions or version revisions, and I will attempt to update YUMI to support them. Software developers who wish to have their “PAID” software added, can send me a copy to try.
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