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Mk-boot-usb: A Script to Create Multiple-Bootable USB Sticks

Feb 26, 2008, 05:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chao-Kuei Hung)

[ Thanks to Chao-Kuei Hung for this link. ]

"Mk-boot-usb is a perl script to create multiple-bootable USB sticks (USB keys/USB flash drives). It wipes out an entire USB stick, partitions it, creates file systems on it, installs grub, and installs a minimal Linux on it. Mk-boot-usb is meant to speed up and lower the barrier of entry for creating bootable USB sticks. The USB stick will immediately become bootable (using the minimal Linux), and more useful distributions can then be installed into other partitions manually simply by (1) copying any Live CD into each partition (2) modifying grub's configuration file.

"This program will destroy all of your data in the USB stick. It may even destroy all of your data in the harddisk and/or those on any storage device attached to it if you are not careful..."

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