A Way To Create a Bootable USB with Multiple ISO Images


How To Add ISO Images to USB

Well, today our topic of discussion is bit different and normally all the computer nerds are familiar with it. But, for the amateurs who are self-learning techie terms and tricks, this is a very vital topic. As Linux database isn’t very common, so it’s files and sources can’t be shared with one another easily. So, what if you want to keep some of your favorite (Linux) distributions for workstations and server machines and some useful Rescue CDs inside a USB stick.

So, that you can keep all the Linux distributions handy in USB for quick tasks. The Linux distributions such as, Clonezilla live, SystemRescueCD, GParted Live, boot-repair-disk, AcronisTrueImage2014 and AcronisTrueImage2017 are very dynamic. So, adding these ISO in the USB is going to be our topic today. Well, it might seem bit tricky task but with our little tutorial guide, this will become very easy.

There are numerous tools available to add ISO links to the bootable USB drive. The tools like WinSetupFromUSB, YUMI – Multiboot USB Creator, Unetbootin, MultiBootUSB, LiveUSB MultiBoot (MultiSystem), SARDU multiboot USB and DVD creator, boot etc. But, in this study, we will be using WinSetupFromUSB tool. As this tool has Windows application and is available free for commercial and single users.

Method to Create Bootable USB Drive

  1. Install Win Setup From USB.

    Okay, to create the multiboot USB driver containing lots of ISO sources, you need to install WinSetupFromUSB. You can easily download WinZip file of WinSetupFromUSB setup and install it in your Windows 10 system. As this tool can support numerous ISO sources that’s why it is our first choice. But, if you like you can download any other tool also.

  2. Format USB settings.

    Once your bootable USB drive creator tool is installed, next step is to insert USB drive. After that USB setting will appear and here you need to change few settings. Even select the “Advanced Options” to view some more options. Or you can use the first time press “Autoformat it with FBinst”. And, all the correct options will be automatically selected. After that, the WinSetupFromUSB warning will appear and you just need to press OK.

  3. Add ISO sources.

    Now as your USB has been formatted, so you can start adding ISO sources to it. Such as, add the first ISO like Clonezilla Live. For that Select the path of ISO file and press “GO” once you are satisfied. You can repeat as many times and add can add as many ISO sources, you desire.

  4. Include in USB content.

    After adding ISO sources you have to add it to the content of USB. Under the name ISO files, all your added ISO sources can be discovered for later use.

  5. Boot Menu.

    Everything is located in the menu.list file. Just edit this file to remove an ISO from boot menu or to change the title of the ISO or the boot menu order. To remove the Clonezilla Live from the menu only two lines are required to remove.

Now wasn’t that super easy way to create multi-boot USB drive using ISO images people!

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Arpit Agarwal

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