YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Installer), is the successor to MultibootISOs. It can be used to create a Multiboot USB Flash Drive containing multiple operating systems, antivirus utilities, disc cloning, diagnostic tools, and more. Contrary to MultiBootISO’s which used grub to boot ISO files directly from USB, YUMI uses syslinux to boot extracted distributions stored on the USB device, and reverts to using grub to Boot Multiple ISO files from USB, if necessary.
Aside from a few distributions, all files are stored within the Multiboot folder, making for a nicely organized Multiboot Drive that can still be used for other storage purposes.
YUMI works much like Universal USB Installer, except it can be used to install more than one distribution to run from your USB. Distributions can also be uninstalled using the same tool!
The following YUMI UEFI version is a work in progress that utilize GRUB2 for both UEFI and BIOS booting. Please NOTE that it is not backwards compatible with standard YUMI. Supported distributions are limited, and your USB drive must be Fat32 formatted to support booting in UEFI mode. (Only BIOS mode will work with NTFS formatted drives).
Important YUMI UEFI info: You’ll need to disable secure boot (if it’s enabled). Drive must be Fat32 formatted if you want to UEFI boot.
YUMI is the recommended successor to our Universal USB Installer and older MultiBoot ISOs tools. Which were amongst the first tools made for the purpose of creating a USB bootable flash drive. Files are generally stored within the Multiboot folder, making for a nicely organized Portable Multiboot USB Drive that can still be used for traditional storage purposes.
Though YUMI was originally intended to be used to store and run various “LIVE Linux” Operating Systems and tools from USB, using it to install Linux from a Flash Drive to a Hard Drive should work with most distributions. If you find a distribution where the installer does not work, please let me know.