How to Create a Multiboot USB Drive with USBMultiBoot10CMD
A multiboot USB drive is a handy tool that allows you to boot into different operating systems and utilities from a single USB flash drive. You can use it to install, repair, or test various systems without having to burn multiple CDs or DVDs. One of the software that can help you create a multiboot USB drive is USBMultiBoot10CMD.
USBMultiBoot10CMD is a free and portable program that can create a multiboot USB drive with multiple operating systems and live disks. It supports ISO, WIM, EFI, and IMG files, and can also backup and restore existing operating systems. It has a simple interface that consists of one window, where you can add, remove, and configure the bootable media. It also has a QEMU feature that allows you to test the bootable media in a virtual machine.
In this article, we will show you how to use USBMultiBoot10CMD to create a multiboot USB drive with Windows and Linux operating systems. You will need a USB flash drive of sufficient size (at least 8 GB), and the ISO files of the operating systems that you want to include on the USB drive.
You can download USBMultiBoot10CMD from its official website[^3^] or from other sources[^1^] [^2^]. The program is portable, so you don't need to install it. Just extract the ZIP file and run the USBMultiBoot10CMD.sh file. You will see a window like this:
Make sure that your USB flash drive is plugged in and detected by the program. You can see the details of your USB drive in the lower part of the window.
Step 2: Format and Partition the USB Drive
Before you can add any operating systems or tools to the USB drive, you need to format and partition it. To do this, click on the Format button in the upper part of the window. You will see a dialog box like this:
Here, you can choose the file system (FAT32 or NTFS), the volume label, and the mode of writing for duplicate files (overwrite or skip). You can also check the boxes for creating a backup partition or an extra partition for data storage. Click OK to proceed.
The program will format and partition your USB drive according to your settings. This may take some time depending on the size and speed of your USB drive. When it is done, you will see a message like this:
Click OK to close the message.
Step 3: Add Operating Systems and Tools to the USB Drive
Now that your USB drive is ready, you can start adding operating systems and tools to it. To do this, click on the Add button in the upper part of the window. You will see a dialog box like this:
Here, you can browse for the ISO file of the operating system or tool that you want to add to the USB drive. You can also choose whether to copy or move the file, and whether to extract it or not. Click OK to proceed.
The program will copy or move the file to your USB drive and add it to the boot menu. This may take some time depending on the size and speed of your USB drive. When it is done, you will see a message like this:
Click OK to close the message.
You can repeat this step for as many operating systems or tools as you want to include on your USB drive. You can see 0efd9a6b88