Review: MultiSystem (a USB Multiboot Script)
Jan 14, 2011, 20:34 (0 Talkback[s])
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"A couple days ago, I saw featured on Linux Today an
article in PCPlus about a new USB multiboot creation script called
MultiSystem. It's a GUI tool, which is nice for newbies like
myself, and it automates the creation of a multiboot live USB from
multiple live ISO files. Now, as many readers know, I've tried a
not once, not twice, but three times to make a multiboot setup. The
recurring issues I had each time were that each ISO file was
written to a different partition and there was no unified boot menu
to select a live session among the different partitions. There are
other ways to do this, mainly using the command prompt and
extraction tools, but I was too lazy/pressed for time to try such
things. I had read about other GUI extraction tools, but they
seemed a bit too limited in the distributions they could handle.
"Then, I saw this.
"This tool seems to be the holy grail of multiboot live USB
creation. You can read more about it in the original article and on
the project's website (in French, but can be translated via Google
Translate), but this tool seems to support almost every
distribution listed on DistroWatch (currently running at around 650
distributions listed) and then some (e.g. Fuduntu). Plus, it
doesn't seem to have any of the caveats of other tools, like not
being able to multiboot Ubuntu and Linux Mint at the same time"