YUMI Portable (multiboot USB creator) Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on April 30, 2017 - 11:39pm

YUMI Portable has been released. YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Integrator) can be used to create a Multiboot USB Flash Drive containing multiple operating systems, antivirus utilities, disc cloning, diagnostic tools, and more. It's packaged in PortableApps.com Format so it can easily integrate with the PortableApps.com Platform. And it's open source and completely free.

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ScreenshotYUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Integrator), 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. 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 or yumi folder (depending on version), making for a nicely organized Multiboot USB Drive that can still be used for other storage purposes. Note that YUMI is intended to be used to try to run various "LIVE Linux" Operating Systems from USB. Installing Linux from the YUMI created USB Drive to a Hard Drive is not officially supported. If the installer portion of any Live Linux distro does work, consider it a bonus.

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PortableApps.com Installer / PortableApps.com Format

YUMI Portable is packaged in a PortableApps.com Installer so it will automatically detect an existing PortableApps.com installation when your drive is plugged in. It supports upgrades by installing right over an existing copy, preserving all settings. And it's in PortableApps.com Format, so it automatically works with the PortableApps.com Platform including the Menu and Backup Utility.


YUMI Portable is available for immediate download from the YUMI Portable homepage. Get it today!

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I use E2B (Easy 2 Boot) which is also entirely free but also offers the ability to customize the interface & menus to ur liking + also supports installing these OS ISO's to disk.. Been aroumd for several months if not longer. Using a 16Gb flash drive i can live boot + more inportantly install kali, Ubuntu but also has windows 7 all versions and windows 10 all versions.. With space left to add utilities as well.. (those were my choices to add ur free to pick your own) All from a single 16 mgb usb drive.. When YUMI features improve + can compare i will b willingnto give it a shot.. until then imnsticking with what i got

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As a clarification, Easy 2 Boot is freeware for non-commercial use only and redistribution is prohibited. Business use appears to be prohibited. Educational use may be prohibited depending on the definition of 'commercial' use (public universities would likely be allowed but private schools are commercial ventures so likely would not). It's also closed source in contrast to YUMI and Unetbootin... which have their full source code available, allow personal, educational, and commercial use, and encourage redistribution. Many people only use the term "entirely free" if an app is free for all uses, free to redistribute, and the source code is available for your analysis and modification.

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