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Windows 7: Yumi Multiboot USB Creator - Anybody try this?


30 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Yumi Multiboot USB Creator - Anybody try this?

Has anybody tested this before?

YUMI - Multiboot USB Creator (Windows) | USB Pen Drive Linux

It appears to promise a way to boot from USB to multi and select-able ISOs?

So the software would format the USB drive for me once, and I could then add ISOs for Windows 7 pro, Ghost and GParted?

If this works.. I would not need CD/DVDs devices or media on newer desktops..

too good to be true? Will it be deadly slow?

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30 Nov 2011   #2
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I use Universal USB Installer with Windows 7 in dropdown menu to format the stick with all versions 32- and 64-bit, spilling the one I need at the time into the root. I can also add any other tools but not a tool which isn't booted by bootsect /nt60 formatting.
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30 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I use Universal USB Installer with Windows 7 in dropdown menu to format the stick with all versions 32- and 64-bit, spilling the one I need at the time into the root. I can also add any other tools but not a tool which isn't booted by bootsect /nt60 formatting.
Did you add these OS' in by just moving in an ISO? If so, I'm not clear on what "booted by" means unless you have to create boot volume and move that in somehow.

thanks.
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30 Nov 2011   #4

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Yumi works very well. There are a list of bootable ISOs that it handles natively and when you run the program it presents that list and even offers to download ones you select. You can also load "other isos" which are not guaranteed to work but most do. A windows 7 installation ISO is supported but I don't think it offers a download.
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30 Nov 2011   #5
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cyberpine View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I use Universal USB Installer with Windows 7 in dropdown menu to format the stick with all versions 32- and 64-bit, spilling the one I need at the time into the root. I can also add any other tools but not a tool which isn't booted by bootsect /nt60 formatting.
Did you add these OS' in by just moving in an ISO? If so, I'm not clear on what "booted by" means unless you have to create boot volume and move that in somehow.

thanks.
Only the extracted files of the nt60 bootable installer need to be in the root once the ISO has already been written and stick formatted.

Start by loading the ISO and selecting OS in the Universal USB Installer dropdown menu, which will format the stick leave the seven Installer folders in root. Then you can add in any other tools or apps. If you want to boot another nt60 formatted bootable installer, replace with its files in the root.

I keep my Vistas or Windows 7 32bit all-versions in their folders when I'm using Windows 7 64 bit all-versions, and vice versa. When I want to switch I just sweep the files into their folder and spill the other's out into root.
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21 Mar 2013   #6

windows 8
 
 

hi. i create a multiboot usb using yumi, but when i try to install some SO like xp or widnows 8 it says error15 file not found press any key to continue...someone can help me? thank you
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22 Mar 2013   #7

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Hi fabionik2004 and welcome to Seven Forums.

Is this happening when you try to boot the OS? If so it could be because the file name for the ISO has a space in it. The search function in the YUMI menu system can't handle embedded spaces.
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22 Mar 2013   #8

windows 8
 
 

kado897 thanx for your reply, yes when i try to boot from iso and i just see it have some spaces on the name, so i can just rename it on the folder in usb or i have to rename the iso and put again in the usb by Yumi?
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22 Mar 2013   #9

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There are a couple of changes you need to make.

1. rename the ISO in \multiboot\ISOS

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2. Open Menu.lst in \multiboot\Menus in a text editor.

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3. Navigate to the appropriate menu entry and modify the file names to match your new ISO name.

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22 Mar 2013   #10

windows 8
 
 

kado897 I did as you told me and now it works with windows xp or widows 7, but with 2 versions of windows 8 that i have got i get the following problems:
1 version it say: error13: invalid or unsupported executable format press any key to continue
2 version it say: error60: file for emulation must be in one contiguos disk area press any key to continue

I tried to put in usb acronis 10 too that should boot from RAM and i got this error msg: error 17: cannot mount selected partition press any key to continue (I think it try to load the iso on the HD but it should load it on the RAM as i selected in yumi)

My version of YUmi is 0.0.8.7
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