Create a Multiboot USB with YUMI

Create a Multiboot USB with YUMI

Overview

On this post we will cover how you can create a multiboot USB with YUMI and loaded it with multiple different operating systems. With this you will be able to run multiple different OS installations. In this example, we downloaded three different ISO’s of three different operating system’s and loaded all three operating systems on our USB drive, one Windows 10 and two Linux OS – Linux Mint and Ubuntu.

Requirements for this process:

  1. Empty USB drive(8 GB or more recommended)
  2. YUMI apllication – Download here
  3. ISO’s of the operating systems.

Underneath you can find a video tutorial as well:

Procedure

Install and setup YUMI

First thing to do is to download and install YUMI software(link is provided at the beginning of the post). Next step, plug in your USB drive on your PC and start the YUMI application.

create a multiboot usb

When you start the YUMI, you will see it has couple of steps and options. First step is to select your USB drive. After you select the USB, select the option – We will Fat32 format(Note, do this only for the first time).

Second step is to select the OS you’re going to load on the USB, so in that drop down selection you’ll have operating systems listed. Select the one you need.

Third step is to select the .ISO of your operating system. Click on the browse button and find the location of your .ISO and select it.

When you finish all this, click on the create button on the bottom of the application.

When you click the create button, the application will warn you about the data loss since it will format the USB. So, again make sure you don’t have anything important on the USB. Click on the YES button to proceed.

The process can take a while to finish. Once it’d done, the application will prompt you again that it’s finished and do you want to add another OS on your USB.

Adding another OS

create a multiboot usb

Click on  YES to add more. The application will bring you again to the first set-up page and just start again. Select the USB, select the operating system and select the .ISO of the system… BUT this time you DO NOT choose the option to fat32 format the USB, you only need to that for the first time.

create a multiboot usb

Again, once you did everything, click on the CREATE button and the process will start. Once the process is done, the application will prompt you again do you want to add more operating systems. So just repeat this process for each OS you want to add and for how many OS you need to add. The process is pretty simple and straightforward.

FInishing up

When you finish adding the operating systems, click NO at the end of the process, close the application, reboot the PC and boot the USB. You will get a bootloader screen that looks like in the pictures bellow and that you have made a multiboot usb successfully:

create a multiboot usb

create a multiboot usb

 

Summary

We covered the method how to create a multiboot usb with yumi and installed multiple different operating systems. Multiboot usb is a nice tool to have in your pocket if you’re in a need to have not just different operating systems ready to install but also having other bootable tools as well, such as – recovery media to recover crashed operating system or recover a backup, to quickly boot hirens, or have a imaging tool to save an image of your PC machine to have backed up completely as well and so on.

I hope you found the post useful and easy to follow. Thank your for your time.

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2 Responses

  1. Tom says:

    How to add Ms-dos, Windows 3.1, Windows 95/98 Windows Xp etc to usb using Yumi?

    • MarkoNtech says:

      Hi there… YUMI already has a preset config for Windows XP. It’s labeled as Single Windows XP installer. For Windows 95/98, I believe YUMI should make them work if you go with the option – Try unlisted ISO, which located on the bottom of the list. Also, for these older Windows operating systems, I saw other’s use this software to make USB installations – https://www.easy2boot.com/
      I’m not familiar with a method how to make MS-DOS and WIndows 3.1 USB installations unfortunately – never have researched for those.
      Regards…

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