MultiSystem Create a MultiBoot USB from Linux

How to create a Multisystem LiveUSB flash drive from Linux: Multisystem is a neat little tool that works similar to the YUMI MultiBootISOs USB boot creator, but was made specifically only for use within Linux. It can be run from within Ubuntu to create a custom Multiboot UFD from the ISO files of your favorite bootable Live Linux distributions.

Multisystem LiveUSB Prerequisites

  • A running Ubuntu based operating system.
  • good fast USB flash drive to use for your Multisystem USB
  • working Internet connection.
  • This tool uses Grub2 instead of Grub Legacy.

Official Website: Project Page

Installing the Multisystem LiveUSB Tool

Before proceeding, be aware that MultiSystem might no longer work as expected, as the LiveUSB project is no longer active. As a result, this tool is no longer being updated. I'd suggest to use YUMI from Linux, instead.

  1. Download Multisystem and untar the compressed shell script with Ubuntu's archive manager.
    Open with Download Manager
  2. Extract the Script from the archive to your desktop.
    Extract MultiBoot
    Extract to Desktop
  3. Double Click from your desktop and select the option to "Run in Terminal".
    Select to Run Script in Terminal

How to Use the Multisystem LiveUSB Tool

  1. Insert a flash drive into your computer.
  2. Launch the Script via Applications > Accessories > MultiBoot.
  3. Select your flash drive from the list and click Validate.
    Select and Validate your Multiboot USB Drive - Multisystem
  4. Now Drag and Drop an ISO file into the Window to add the Distribution (simply repeat the process to add more ISOs).
    Drag and Drop ISOs - Multisystem - Multiboot USB
  5. Once finished, restart your PC, set your BIOS or Boot Menu to boot from the removable device, Select the distro you want to Boot up, and enjoy!