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Old 06-09-2017, 03:05 AM   #1
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Trying to create a multiboot usb


Hi,

I'm using Fedora 25, and I'm trying to make a multiboot usb, but nothing seems to work as intended.

I tried running
Code:
sudo livecd-iso-to-disk --format --reset-mbr --multi --livedir ISO /home/marcin/Desktop/Important/iso/slackware64-14.1-install-dvd.iso /dev/sdb1
But after it formats the USB and starts writing to it, there's an error "mv: missing destination file operand after '/run/tgttmp.aqHGEu/EFI_previous'
Try 'mv --help' for more information."

I don't know where is the problem and how to fix it...
Besides that, I'm not sure this would be the perfect solution, since I think it works only with LiveOS... so I wouldn't be able to boot Windows from it (but correct me if I'm wrong)

I also tried downloading Easy2Boot and following the instructions from here: http://www.easy2boot.com/make-an-eas...e-using-linux/ and technically everything goes alright... but when I plug it in the computer it just says "missing MBR-Helper"

Third thing I used was Unetbootin but:
-when I run it as normal user, I'm getting an error that unetbootin must be run as root
-when I run it as root all I'm getting is an error that Unetbooting cannot connect to X server.

My question then is - how can I create a multiboot USB, or how can I get any of the above options to work?
I know I can make it work on Windows, but it's sort of a matter of principle for me to make it work on Linux, so any help will be appreciated
 
Old 06-09-2017, 03:38 AM   #2
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I think /dev/sdb1 is not ok, that should be /dev/sdb if your usb is /dev/sdb.
 
Old 06-09-2017, 05:40 AM   #3
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you can try with liveusb-creator package

or livecd-tools package


Example:


su -c [NAME].iso [FOLDER]
 
Old 06-09-2017, 06:04 AM   #4
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Just as an alternative, I use YUMI to create my multiboot USBs (although I do confess that I run the Windows version of YUMI in my Windows VM) - it works a treat.
 
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There are two ways to make a usb usually. One is to use a live to usb with some program. See www.pendrivelinux.com for many ways to do this and multiboot options.

Two is to install linux to a usb as if it were a real hard drive. In fact most distro's see a usb as a real hard drive. Just have to be sure you don't mistake an internal when installing. I remove the power to any internal if on physical machine to avoid this problem.
 
Old 06-09-2017, 05:56 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone. For now I decided to just do it with Yumi, but I'll probably revisit the subject at some point in the future to try and do it with livecd or liveusb
 
  


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