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Multiboot Stick

howto create a bootable livesystem usb stick, which boots iso images with grub2

  • boot linux (debian/ubuntu/.. running grub2)
  • become root (su / sudo -i)
  • attach usb stick
  • find device of the stick
fdisk -l
  • replace sdX by the usbstick device you found in the next steps!
  • mount stick
mkdir /mnt/usb
mount /dev/sdX1 /mnt/usb
  • install grub to stick:
grub-install --force --no-floppy --root-directory=/mnt/usb /dev/sdX
  • edit grub.cfg config to match your iso files -
edit /mnt/usb/boot/grub/grub.cfg
  • example grub.cgf:
###   MultiBootStick
#     grub2 direct ISO boot config

menuentry "ubuntustudio-12.04-dvd-amd64" { 
    set isofile="/iso/ubuntustudio-12.04-dvd-amd64.iso"
    loopback loop $isofile 
    linux (loop)/casper/vmlinuz boot=casper iso-scan/filename=$isofile noeject noprompt -- 
    initrd (loop)/casper/initrd.lz

reboot from stick - have fun :)

linux/filesystems/multiboot_stick.txt · Last modified: 2012/07/31 20:57 by tkilla