XBOOT Multiboot ISO USB Creator Windows

XBOOT is yet another neat little Multiboot ISO USB Creator for Windows. Similar to YUMI, this Windows based application can be used to create a Live Linux Multiboot Bootable USB. The utility can also be used to create a Multiboot ISO file containing multiple distributions which can then be burnt to a CD/DVD.

It supports many Linux Distributions and Utilities, and additionally allows you to use your choice of a Grub or Syslinux bootloader. Also included is a built in QEMU emulator. Enabling users to boot an ISO from within Windows.

  • Authors Website: Archived Project Page
  • Developer: Shamur
  • Release date: First released in 2010
  • Last version: Xboot v1.0 beta14 (July 18, 2011)
    Note: The author of this tool has sadly passed away. As a result, this project is no longer actively being developed nor maintained.

XBOOT Multiboot ISO Linux Bootable USB Creator

Here are the steps to begin creating a Live Linux Multiboot USB:

  1. Download XBOOT, extract and then run the latest version.
  2. (1.) Drag and drop some ISO files into the program window.
    (2.) Then select Create USB.
    XBOOT - Drag and Drop ISOs - Create USB
  3. (3.) Select your USB Drive from the Dropdown list.
    (4.) Then Select a Bootloader to use.
    (5.) Next Click OK to begin creation of the Linux Bootable USB.
    XBOOT - Select USB Drive - Bootloader - Create
    A copy notification window appears to keep you informed of the progress. Once the process is complete, you should have a Linux Bootable USB flash drive. With your chosen ISO selections installed.
    XBOOT - creating a Linux bootable USB
  4. (1.) Leaving your flash drive inserted, restart your PC.
    (2.) Enter your System BIOS or UEFI using your motherboard manufacturers hotkey.
    (3.) Set the first Boot device to your USB, and save your changes using F10.
    (4.) Proceed to start your computer booting from your USB drive.

If you found this tool useful, you might also want to check out YUMI Multiboot ISO to Bootable USB Creator