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Old 06-04-2018, 04:37 AM   #16
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oh... i saw a youtube video showing multiple boot installs...

it shows that u have to do one at a time and then select another... this isn't too good - since you are left waiting.
It doesn't take much time. You won't be able to grow a beard or anything.

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in the video it shows a slider for persistence?
That may be so, and I don't know which version you saw in that video. However, creating persistence currently doesn't work if using YUMI under WINE. It says so specifically on the YUMI How To page I gave you the link for. I recommend strongly that you actually read that page.

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ANOTHER question: how many different Linux can i have on a USB stick? I think someone mentioned 4 above? Can I have more?are there some Linux that you can't have on USB? i downloaded CentOS - nearly 9GB. so assume not too good?
(this will save me wasting time if i know in advance that i cant have - so wont download and try!)

thanks.
As many as you can fit on the stick. YUMI lists a whole load of distros but even if it not officially listed by YUMI, there's a good chance it will work (there are various generic methods you can try - again, mentioned on that YUMI How To page). I have a mix of both Linux and Windows ISOs on my YUMI stick, which acts as a sort of Swiss Army knife for me.

The YUMI How To page mentions that CentOS Live is supported.

As a general aside, I don't understand why people don't like reading documentation, like the YUMI How To page I referred you to, and instead launch into to YouTube videos which are sometimes very contextual and often don't work. Personally, the only time I ever use YouTube videos are for computer teardowns (disassemblies). Always read the web page/site of the developer of software you plan to use if you are in any doubts as to how to use it. The developer knows more than anyone else how their software works. If you had done this, you wouldn't have had to ask half the questions you did. However, feel free to ask any questions that remain unresolved after having done so. Just my advice.
 
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Old 06-04-2018, 09:20 PM   #17
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@hydrurga thanks for your reply - really appreciate.

i read yumi page first time - scan read though.
after your reply,i re-read taking more time. but am still relatively clueless.

i'm running yumi from windows 10. so wine not relevant? (correct me if i'm wrong. i had to read up what wine is - wine lets u run windows programs from within linux?)

i ran yumi. i installed archlinux, minlinux and elementary OS.
didn't work
yumi reported everything was fine.

i made it be NTFS file system. not sure what i would have done wrong?
 
Old 06-05-2018, 12:04 AM   #18
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@hydrurga thanks for your reply - really appreciate.

i read yumi page first time - scan read though.
after your reply,i re-read taking more time. but am still relatively clueless.

i'm running yumi from windows 10. so wine not relevant? (correct me if i'm wrong. i had to read up what wine is - wine lets u run windows programs from within linux?)

i ran yumi. i installed archlinux, minlinux and elementary OS.
didn't work
yumi reported everything was fine.

i made it be NTFS file system. not sure what i would have done wrong?
Yes, WINE is irrelevant if you're running YUMI from Windows.

Try starting again and formatting your USB stick as FAT32 using YUMI (the "FAT32 Format E: (Wipes Drive)" option).

Only put one distro on the stick (it's useful to keep things simple at first). Arch Linux is a good first choice (select "Archlinux" under "Other Distros 32/64 bit" in the YUMI menu then browse to your ISO).

Boot off the stick and let us know how it goes. If it doesn't go well, list everything you did, including menu choices, where you got the ISO from, etc.

By the way, whenever you insert your YUMI stick back into a Windows system, it may tell you that there's a problem with the stick and do you want to fix it. The answer is no.
 
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Old 06-05-2018, 06:44 AM   #19
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Which version of Yumi did you use. With Windows 10 you will need the YUMI-UEFI-0.0.0.8.exe. If you have the option to enable legacy boot in the bios then YUMI-2.0.5.6.exe should work
 
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Which version of Yumi did you use. With Windows 10 you will need the YUMI-UEFI-0.0.0.8.exe. If you have the option to enable legacy boot in the bios then YUMI-2.0.5.6.exe should work
legacy enabled
YUMI-2.0.5.6.exe is what i used.
i've used etcher to make Linux Mint and that worked Ok.
not sure what i'm doing wrong.
 
Old 06-05-2018, 08:35 AM   #21
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It's very difficult for us to tell you what's going wrong unless you document the stages you go through in detail (including menu choices etc.) right from the beginning, and provide information as to exactly how it is failing.
 
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Old 06-05-2018, 09:27 AM   #22
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legacy enabled
YUMI-2.0.5.6.exe is what i used.
i've used etcher to make Linux Mint and that worked Ok.
not sure what i'm doing wrong.
If it's OK (but admittedly etcher is a bit slow), what's the problem?
 
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If you can't get yumi to work there is also https://www.winsetupfromusb.com/ http://multibootusb.org/page_guide/ https://www.pendrivelinux.com/xboot-...o-usb-creator/
 
  


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