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I want to have one larger usb stick on my Keychain that will, when booted from, will give a menu options to boot to different liveCD's and other os install options.

For instance parted magic or gparted or even windows iso's.

Or, would it be possible to have multiple partitions and to choose the correct one to boot to from the bios?
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post #2 of 7
I believe you'd have to add a third party boot loader to the USB stick.

A boot loader tells the computer where (drive/partition) an OS is located. If there are multiple OSs it will give you a choice of which to boot.
Edited by billbartuska - 6/8/16 at 10:20pm
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Pendrive Linux can do what you want.
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post #4 of 7
They are called multiboot tools and there are a few to choose from.

XBOOT is my favorite.

https://sites.google.com/site/shamurxboot/
Edited by Trogdor - 6/9/16 at 7:36pm
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post #5 of 7
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I created a USB boot disk with XBOOT and it seemed to work at first. then when i booted to it the next time, it seemed to only offer parted magic's boot menu.

any idea what i did wrong here? also note when i tried to boot hirens boot dvd it didn't seem to work and just defaulted to 'grub>' and no directories
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post #6 of 7
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seems to work fine now except hirens & kaspersky rescue disk aren't working. gparted and parted magic work fine. not sure if its meant to be compatible with hirens or kaspersky , but kaspersky is listed in the items that can be added so i assumed it was.
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post #7 of 7
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Well i've settled for having GParted and PartedMagic on the same boot menu & placing the ISO's and the ISO burning utility i use onto the same USB drive. that'll have to do for now as long as i have at least two USB's with me. (the one i mentioned and one to burn to)
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