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Windows 7: How to create multi-boot flash drive

14 Apr 2012   #11
Ageeb

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I didn't have any conflicts.
Have the ISO's on hand for each of the packages you want to install.
When you mouseover a package inside SARDU it will show the path and expected name of the ISO (allows you to install newer versions using wildcard's I believe?... been a while Greg)
That's pretty much it. Click, boom, bang.

Some FAQ's here and vid toots.

Ageeb

edit:
I ended up putting these on:

AntiVirus Rescue's
- Gdata
- Kaspersky
- F-Secure
- Panda

Utilities
- Macrium Rescue
- Parted Magic
- Clonezilla

Windows
- Windows 7 SP1 x86/x64 AIO installer
- Vista 32b recovery
- Vista 64b recovery
- 7 32b recovery
- 7 64b recovery


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15 Apr 2012   #12
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Just a note. The Macrium Rescue supported by SARDU is the Linux version. That is one of the reasons I went with YUMI the PE disk works fine as an unlisted ISO.
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11 Jan 2013   #13
alan10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Just a note. The Macrium Rescue supported by SARDU is the Linux version. That is one of the reasons I went with YUMI the PE disk works fine as an unlisted ISO.
Please tell me more about YUMI - it failed for me last night.

I used
Universal USB Installer Easy as 1 2 3 | USB Pen Drive Linux
That used a Linux ISO from OCZ to give me a functional Boot Flash Drive that performs a Secure ATA Erase on my OCZ SSD.
I wish to include on a single Boot Flash Drive the same Linux ISO from OCZ
plus a 64 bit Macrium Reflect WinPE Rescue ISO.
Unfortunately the universal-usb-installer appears to be restricted to a single ISO.

I tried both YUMI-0.0.8.3.exe and YUMI-0.0.8.4.exe from
YUMI - Multiboot USB Creator (Windows) | USB Pen Drive Linux
That produced a Bootable Flash Drive that included both ISO's.

UNFORTUNATELY
After launching the Linux ISO to check that it was viable I tried to close,
and it insisted upon me logging in with user name and password,
neither of which I know and neither of which I have encountered before when using that Linux ISO.
The only way I could terminate the Linux nonsense and reboot was via Ctrl-Alt-Del.
This problem did not appear when I used the universal-usb-installer.

UNFORTUNATELY
When I tried the WinPE ISO it loaded all its files but one,
and then gave a fatal error that it was missing
\Windows\System32\Drivers\Lsi-fc.sys
with a status of 0xc0000098.
I was unable to terminate by anything other than holding in the Power switch for 5 Seconds.

QUESTION
Is YUMI only suitable for 32 bit Windows XP installations,
and unsuitable for 64 bit WinPE Boot Rescue ISO's ?

UNFORTUNATELY
As a result of Linux misadventures and or my shutdown techniques
( which I have previous used without any consequences )
I no longer have a spare Flash Drive.
Windows Explorer wants to format it and then says it is write protected,
Both Windows Disc Management and Minitool Partition Wizard say that it is Active,
and both are unable to make it inactive and both are unable to format it.

REGRETABLY
That was my only spare Flash Drive.

SUPPLEMENTARY.
If possible I prefer a Multi-Boot that will allow me to transition from the Linux ISO to the WinPE ISO,
but WITHOUT going through any reboot/restart because my SSD became unbootable.
I spent an hour fighting my BIOS to make it recognise that the SSD was actually eligible for Boot Priority,
After which it booted.
I suspect that either
Linux calamities had damaged the CMOS settings,
or the fact that the BIOS saw an absolutely empty SSD during the Linux to WinPE transition caused it to cancel all Boot Priority settings,
even though a Boot Restart never caused this grief previously when the SSD was empty.

A petty irritation was that as a result of yesterday,
I now no longer saw the Boot Progress Screen,
and I had to work through all the BIOS settings before I found the option to again disable the OEM LOGO during Boot.
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11 Jan 2013   #14
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

I'm not familiar with the Linux ISO from OCZ so I can't comment on that. YUMI is quite happy loading a Macrium 64bit WinPE disk. That is what I use.
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11 Jan 2013   #15
gregrocker

 

Yumi will not boot multiple ISO's on my Kingston Data Traveler USB 3.0 flash stick. I've tried everything but it will only boot one Win7 ISO at a time I write with UltraISO.

Should I try Sardu?
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11 Jan 2013   #16
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

I'm really confused by the trouble people have been having with YUMI - it has always worked for me. It doesn't touch any BIOS settings, so I think thats a red herring.

Tip   Tip
The trick with the "Unlisted ISO" option of YUMI is that they must NOT have spaces in the ISO name

This is the Macrium Linux Rescue ISO written using YUMI - works perfectly every time on several systems, as does the more flexible WinPE:

MACRIUM REFLECT - Create Bootable Rescue USB Drive
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11 Jan 2013   #17
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

You can only use one if installed as a Windows installation disk but you can use multiple WinPE ISO's if you load them as Unsupported ISOs. Some work and some don't. A Win7 recovery iso works as does the Macrium recovery disk. Windows defender offline however does not.
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11 Jan 2013   #18
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
I'm really confused by the trouble people have been having with YUMI - it has always worked for me. It doesn't touch any BIOS settings, so I think thats a red herring.

Tip   Tip
The trick with the "Unlisted ISO" is that they must NOT have spaces in the ISO name

This is the Macrium Linux Rescue ISO written using YUMI - works perfectly every time on several systems, as does the more flexible WinPE:

MACRIUM REFLECT - Create Bootable Rescue USB Drive
Good point. I came across that on my first attempt
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11 Jan 2013   #19
alan10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1 x64
 
 

Thanks for the feedback.

I will try again later when I have another Flash Drive to spare,
and probably after the next YUMI update.

My WinPE ISO is less than 200 MB with a normal (no space) 10 character name + 3 character ISO extension.
and the Linux ISO is about 50 MB with the name ocz-tools-320.iso.
Should I try changing that to a normal alphabet name without the '-' characters ?

QUESTION
After all the "approved" ISO's there are at the bottom
Quote:
Try an Unlisted ISO
Try an Unlisted ISO (Run from RAM)
Please advise what are the pros and cons of (Run from RAM) ?

Regards
Alan
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11 Jan 2013   #20
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

I don't know about the hyphens none of mine have them but I do have underscores so it is not limited to alpanumeric. The reason a blank is not allowed is the menu search function doesn't support blanks.

I don't use "Run from RAM". It may slow down the boot as I think it reads the entire ISO into memory before the boot.
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