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 Post subject: Multiple bootable linux distros on a single USB device
PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:32 pm 
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Hello all,

I wanted to install BT3, Fedora 10, Ubuntu 8.10, and Knoppix 5 all on a single usb drive. I tried using UNetbootin and MySLAX but cant seem to get them to do the trick, is this even possible?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:24 pm 
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Since you're referring to the tools as you are, I'd think you'd have a tough time trying to boot to different images on the drive.

If you had a large enough drive though, I wouldn't see why you couldn't follow the steps for each distro and installing directly onto the USB. Never tried it myself though as I've never had a drive big enough to try that.


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On the one hand, this is relatively easy. If you have a PC that boots from USB, you just have to set up the USB drive to multi-boot the way that you'd set up a HDD to multi-boot.

On the other hand, I can't think of a single good reason to multi-boot different versions of the same OS. What is the advantage to have Ubuntu, Fedora, etc., ... why not have a single distro that boots different configs and kernels (if necessary)?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:44 pm 
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Jipstyle wrote:
On the one hand, this is relatively easy. If you have a PC that boots from USB, you just have to set up the USB drive to multi-boot the way that you'd set up a HDD to multi-boot.

On the other hand, I can't think of a single good reason to multi-boot different versions of the same OS. What is the advantage to have Ubuntu, Fedora, etc., ... why not have a single distro that boots different configs and kernels (if necessary)?


I did not know that was possible.

In certain situations I need certain OSes, which is why I wanted this setup.


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??

what situations are those?


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