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Multibootable OS Installer FlashDrive?


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#1 Vaine

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 01:06 PM

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/boot-multiple...-multiboot-usb/

I followed the directions from that, but it doesn't seem to help me at all.

I want to have Operating systems (From XP Home-win7) to run off my flashdrive so I can install them without using a big fat cd. I can do one at a time through specilazed software, but How about Windows Home, XP, Vista, win7, Ubuntu?

They are all ISO files, and I have an 8 gig Patriot FLash Drive (Brand New) For this. I realize that usb is slower than a cd, but I prefer portability over speed. I have my A+ certification in PC repair, but I suck at programming.

Is this even possible to do? Please help.

I need help configuring the menu.lst file through notepad.

The file names are

Windows Media Center.iso
Ubuntu 10.04.iso
Windows 7 Home Premuim.ISO
Windows Vista Ultimate 32bit.iso
Windows XP Home SP3.iso
WIndows XP Pro SP3.iso

The Menu.lst that was installed from that software is this:
# This Menu Created by Lance http://www.pendrivelinux.com
# Ongoing Suggested Menu Entries and the Suggestor are noted!
default 0
timeout 30
color NORMAL HIGHLIGHT HELPTEXT HEADING
splashimage=(hd0,0)/splash.xpm.gz
foreground=FFFFFF
background=0066FF 

title Memtest86+
find --set-root /memtest86+-4.00.iso
map --mem /memtest86+-4.00.iso (hd32)
map --hook
root (hd32)
chainloader (hd32)

# Suggested by madprofessor
title Boot Clonezilla
root (hd0,0)
kernel /clonezilla/live/vmlinuz live-media-path=clonezilla/live bootfrom=/dev/sd boot=live union=aufs noprompt ocs_live_run="ocs-live-general" ocs_live_extra_param="" ocs_live_keymap="" ocs_live_batch="no" ocs_lang="" vga=791 ip=frommedia
initrd /clonezilla/live/initrd.img

title Parted Magic 4.9 (Partition Tools)
find --set-root /pmagic-4.9.iso
map /pmagic-4.9.iso (hd32)
map --hook
root (hd32)
chainloader (hd32)

# Suggested by Deb
title Partition Wizard 4.2 (Partition Tools)
find --set-root /pwhe42.iso
map /pwhe42.iso (hd32)
map --hook
root (hd32)
chainloader (hd32)

title Balder DOS image (FreeDOS)
map --unsafe-boot /balder10.img (fd0)
map --hook
chainloader --force (fd0)+1
rootnoverify (fd0)

# Suggested by Szymon Silski
title Linux Mint 8
find --set-root /LinuxMint-8.iso
map /LinuxMint-8.iso (0xff)
map --hook
root (0xff)
kernel /casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/preseed/mint.seed boot=casper persistent iso-scan/filename=/LinuxMint-8.iso splash
initrd /casper/initrd.lz

title Ubuntu 10.04
find --set-root /ubuntu-10.04-desktop-i386.iso
map /ubuntu-10.04-desktop-i386.iso (0xff)
map --hook
root (0xff)
kernel /casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper persistent iso-scan/filename=/ubuntu-10.04-desktop-i386.iso splash
initrd /casper/initrd.lz

title Xubuntu 10.04 (XFCE Desktop)
find --set-root /xubuntu-10.04-desktop-i386.iso
map /xubuntu-10.04-desktop-i386.iso (0xff)
map --hook
root (0xff)
kernel /casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/preseed/xubuntu.seed boot=casper persistent iso-scan/filename=/xubuntu-10.04-desktop-i386.iso splash
initrd /casper/initrd.lz

title Kubuntu 10.04 (KDE Desktop)
find --set-root /kubuntu-10.04-desktop-i386.iso
map /kubuntu-10.04-desktop-i386.iso (0xff)
map --hook
root (0xff)
kernel /casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/preseed/kubuntu.seed boot=casper persistent iso-scan/filename=/kubuntu-10.04-desktop-i386.iso splash
initrd /casper/initrd.lz

# Suggested by Ambriel
title Lubuntu 10.04 (LXDE Lightweight Desktop)
find --set-root /lubuntu-10.04.iso
map /lubuntu-10.04.iso (0xff)
map --hook
root (0xff)
kernel /casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/preseed/lubuntu.seed boot=casper persistent iso-scan/filename=/lubuntu-10.04.iso splash
initrd /casper/initrd.lz

title Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook Remix (NetBook Distro)
find --set-root /ubuntu-10.04-netbook-i386.iso
map /ubuntu-10.04-netbook-i386.iso (0xff)
map --hook
root (0xff)
kernel /casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/preseed/netbook-remix.seed boot=casper persistent iso-scan/filename=/ubuntu-10.04-netbook-i386.iso splash
initrd /casper/initrd.lz

title Ubuntu 10.04 Server Edition Installer (32 bit Installer Only)
find --set-root /ubuntu-10.04-server-i386.iso
map /ubuntu-10.04-server-i386.iso (0xff)
map --hook
root (0xff)
kernel /install/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu-server.seed boot=install iso-scan/filename=/ubuntu-10.04-server-i386.iso splash
initrd /install/initrd.gz

title Ubuntu 9.10
find --set-root /ubuntu-9.10-desktop-i386.iso
map /ubuntu-9.10-desktop-i386.iso (0xff)
map --hook
root (0xff)
kernel /casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper persistent iso-scan/filename=/ubuntu-9.10-desktop-i386.iso splash
initrd /casper/initrd.lz

title Xubuntu 9.10
find --set-root /xubuntu-9.10-desktop-i386.iso
map /xubuntu-9.10-desktop-i386.iso (0xff)
map --hook
root (0xff)
kernel /casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/preseed/xubuntu.seed boot=casper persistent iso-scan/filename=/xubuntu-9.10-desktop-i386.iso splash
initrd /casper/initrd.lz

title Kubuntu 9.10
find --set-root /kubuntu-9.10-desktop-i386.iso
map /kubuntu-9.10-desktop-i386.iso (0xff)
map --hook
root (0xff)
kernel /casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/preseed/kubuntu.seed boot=casper persistent iso-scan/filename=/kubuntu-9.10-desktop-i386.iso splash
initrd /casper/initrd.lz

# Ubuntu Server and Netbook Remix suggested by Wojciech Holek
title Ubuntu 9.10 Server Edition Installer (Installer Only)
find --set-root /ubuntu-9.10-server-i386.iso
map /ubuntu-9.10-server-i386.iso (0xff)
map --hook
root (0xff)
kernel /install/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu-server.seed boot=install iso-scan/filename=/ubuntu-9.10-server-i386.iso splash
initrd /install/initrd.gz

title Ubuntu 9.10 Netbook Remix (NetBook Distro)
find --set-root /ubuntu-9.10-netbook-remix-i386.iso
map /ubuntu-9.10-netbook-remix-i386.iso (0xff)
map --hook
root (0xff)
kernel /casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/preseed/netbook-remix.seed boot=casper persistent iso-scan/filename=/ubuntu-9.10-netbook-remix-i386.iso splash
initrd /casper/initrd.lz

title Ubuntu 9.10 Rescue Remix (Recovery Tools)
find --set-root /ubuntu-rescue-remix-9-10-revision1.iso
map /ubuntu-rescue-remix-9-10-revision1.iso (0xff)
map --hook
root (0xff)
kernel /casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper iso-scan/filename=/ubuntu-rescue-remix-9-10-revision1.iso splash
initrd /casper/initrd.lz

title DSL 4.4.10
find --set-root /dsl-4.4.10-initrd.iso
map --mem /dsl-4.4.10-initrd.iso (hd32)
map --hook
root (hd32)
chainloader (hd32)

title AVG Rescue CD (Anti-Virus + Anti-Spyware)
find --set-root /avg_arl_en_90_100114.iso
map /avg_arl_en_90_100114.iso (hd32)
map --hook
chainloader (hd32)

title Ultimate Boot CD 4.11
find --set-root /ubcd411.iso
map /ubcd411.iso (hd32)
map --hook
chainloader (hd32)

title OphCrack XP 2.3.1 (XP Password Cracker)
find --set-root /ophcrack-xp-livecd-2.3.1.iso
map /ophcrack-xp-livecd-2.3.1.iso (0xff)
map --hook
root (0xff)
kernel /boot/bzImage rw root=/dev/null vga=normal lang=C kmap=us screen=1024x768x16 autologin
initrd /boot/rootfs.gz 

title OphCrack Vista 2.3.1 (Vista Password Cracker)
find --set-root /ophcrack-vista-livecd-2.3.1.iso
map /ophcrack-vista-livecd-2.3.1.iso (0xff)
map --hook
root (0xff)
kernel /boot/bzImage rw root=/dev/null vga=normal lang=C kmap=us screen=1024x768x16 autologin
initrd /boot/rootfs.gz 

# Suggested by Greg Steer
title Offline NT Password & Registy Editor
find --set-root /cd080802.iso
map /cd080802.iso  (hd32)
map --hook
chainloader (hd32)

title SliTaz 2.0
find --set-root /slitaz-2.0.iso
map --mem /slitaz-2.0.iso (hd32)
map --hook
chainloader (hd32)

title Riplinux 9.3
find --set-root /RIPLinuX-9.3.iso
map --heads=0 --sectors-per-track=0 /RIPLinuX-9.3.iso (0xff) || map --heads=0 --sectors-per-track=0 --mem /RIPLinuX-9.3.iso (0xff)
map --hook
chainloader (0xff)

# Suggested by Sunny
title YlmF (Windows Like OS)
find --set-root /YlmF_OS_EN_v1.0.iso
map /YlmF_OS_EN_v1.0.iso (0xff)
map --hook
root (0xff)
kernel /casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper persistent iso-scan/filename=/YlmF_OS_EN_v1.0.iso splash
initrd /casper/initrd.lz

# Suggested by Martin Andersson
title DBAN 1.0.7 (Drive Nuker)
find --set-root /dban-1.0.7_i386.iso
map --mem /dban-1.0.7_i386.iso (hd32)
map --hook
root (hd32)
chainloader (hd32)

# Suggested by Robin McGough
title xPUD 0.9.2 (NetBook Distro)
find --set-root --ignore-floppies --ignore-cd /xpud-0.9.2.iso
map --heads=0 --sectors-per-track=0 /xpud-0.9.2.iso (hd32)
map --hook
chainloader (hd32)

title Puppy 4.3.1
find --set-root /puppy/pup-431.sfs
kernel /puppy/vmlinuz
initrd /puppy/initrd.gz

# Suggested by Relst
title Run a Linux OS from the Internet
kernel /gpxe.lkrn

Edited by Vaine, 15 May 2010 - 01:27 PM.


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#2 doctorphibes

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 02:14 PM

Did you install the MBR to your USB? There's a tutorial for it on the same page. Did you defragment the ISO's ? Could also be a problem with file system conflicts?
Good luck

Maybe this page will help:

http://www.online-tech-tips.com/computer-t...rive-to-fat-32/

Assuming you're using fat it say's that some OS's can't be converted on removable drives smaller than 32G's
Not necessarily true

Edited by doctorphibes, 16 June 2010 - 02:24 PM.

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