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How to create a multiboot USB flash drive

How to create a multiboot USB flash drive

First, let's define the difference betweendefinitions? multiboot USB flash drive? and? installation flash drive ?. Under the latter definition is often understood as a flash drive, which will be set a certain operating system (usually Windows XP or 7).

A good thing, but not universal.

Multiboot USB flash drive allows you to operate many features, such as: loading drivers, the launch of certain programs in the MS-Dos mode, and more.

You will need

  • Devices:
  • Flash card for at least 4 Gb. (Top 8)
  • Work your PC or laptop.
  • Programs:
  • Image of Hiren's BootCD (8.0-10.0)
  • USB Disk Storage Format
  • Grub4dos archive
  • Daemon tools



At the initial stage of the work you need to format the memory stick. Of course, doing this is not regular Windows tools, and special utility. Otherwise, we have nothing.
After installation, run the pre-flashfound USB Disk Storage Format. In the first box, select the desired USB flash drive in the second? FAT32 file system, in the third? name flash cards (preferably in Latin). Harvest? Start ?. Your flash card is formatted and is ready to create a multiboot stick.

How to create a multiboot USB flash drive


Run the utility «grubinst gui» of grub4dos. In the window that appears in the first field and locate the flash card. In the Part List, when you click Refresh, select Whole Disk (MBR). Click Install.
Now go to the folder containing the grubinst_gui.exe, get it grldr files without an extension, and the menu.lst, and copy them to the root directory of the flash drive is not.

Image 2


With daemon tools program (as an option Alcohol soft) copy all the files contained in the Hiren's BootCD, on a flash drive.
Please restart your "machine" and set BIOSethe boot priority to the flash card. (Note: If this is not possible, then either your motherboard does not support this feature, or you want to update BIOS version). As a result, every time you start your computer with the inserted multiboot stick, you watch a picture from the image 3.

Picture 3

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