MultiBoot USB is a useful application (USB installer) that allows users to install multiple live Linux distros (Ubuntu, Fedora, LinuxMint, etc.) from a bootable USB flash drive (pendrive). You can then test your USB drive using QEMU without the need to restart.

The use of MultiBoot USB is very simple, it comes with a clear and easy user interface that allows to add/delete installed distro at any time. To install MultiBoot USB on Ubuntu 11.10/11.04, open the terminal and run the following commands:

wget -O MultiBootUSB_4.7.tar.gz http://goo.gl/6ojXA
tar -xzvf MultiBootUSB_4.7.tar.gz -C ~/

The software will be installed in the home directory. To start it, double-click MultiBootUSB.sh and click Run, or launch it with this command:

cd ~/MultiBootUSB && ./MultiBootUSB.sh

The software requires root privileges, submit your user password and click OK:

Select your USB drive from the given list and click OK:

Select now whether to add distros manually or use auto mode:

Select now the distribution(s) iso from your hard drive or any other storage media and click OK:

You will be prompted if you want to add more Linux distros. For this example we will see only how to add one distro, so we will click No:

Select now the distribution(s) you want to install from the list and click OK:

Do not disconnect your USB flash drive and wait while your ditribution(s) is being installed. When the installation is complete, you will get a notification message, sometimes not. If you want to test your USB drive using QEMU, you can install it under Ubuntu with this command:

sudo apt-get install qemulator

Then use it to boot from your USB flash drive.

That's it!

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