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Two Live OS on one USB Thumb Drive?

Hello all,

I was wondering and have recently been experimenting with if it is possible to have two live operating systems on the same flash drive. I am currently trying to get this to work using Linux Mint and Elementary OS as my live operating systems. I tried just partitioning the drive into two halves and then installing the ISO for Elementary OS on one partition and installing Linux Mint on the other; for obvious reasons, this didn't work. I believe I would need a special bootloader to do this, but I don't know which could be used to do this (if one even exists) or how to do it at all, so any tips and knowledge would be helpful.

Thanks!

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  • check out easy2boot. It allows you to put several distros/os's on a usb drive, including windows. And the really cool thing is that once usb is setup with easy2boot, all you have to do is copy over the iso's, which means it's very easy to change a distro if there's an updated version.

    http://www.easy2boot.com/


    There is also Yum Bootloader. Is is similar to easy2boot, but not as easy to update a distro or add discs to a USB drive.

    http://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-multiboot-usb-creator/

    There are one or two other options out there, try googling multi-boot usb
  • meetitemeetite Posts: 2
    edited April 2016
    check out easy2boot. It allows you to put several distros/os's on a usb drive, including windows. And the really cool thing is that once usb is setup with easy2boot, all you have to do is copy over the iso's, which means it's very easy to change a distro if there's an updated version.

    http://www.easy2boot.com/


    There is also Yum Bootloader. Is is similar to easy2boot, but not as easy to update a distro or add discs to a USB drive.

    http://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-multiboot-usb-creator/

    There are one or two other options out there, try googling multi-boot usb

    Seems promising, I'll try it out when i get some time.
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