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Multiple MX's on one LiveUSB Stick

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Multiple MX's on one LiveUSB Stick

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Post by seaken64 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:43 am

Today I ran across this when I was searching for info on using my LiveUSB on a Windows computer:

https://download.tuxfamily.org/antix/do ... e_usb.html

That page indicates that it is possible to put more than one OS on the same USB stick. But it looks like the documentation was not finished.

I have been wanting to put more than one MX on my USB, one 32-bit and one 64-bit, and maybe also a 32-bit antiX and a 64-bit antiX. That way I could boot the appropriate OS for the machine I am working on without having to have more than one USB in my pocket.

Is this still possible? And is it included in the live-usb-maker program somewhere, or do I need to do this with a command line script?

Thanks for any tips you have pointing me in the right direction.

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Re: Multiple MX's on one LiveUSB Stick

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Post by towwire » Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:39 am

There are a number of programs to do it. Here is two to check:
Easy2Boot
Multibootusb

Both have posts here about them on the forum, do a search for them. I try to find links later.
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Re: Multiple MX's on one LiveUSB Stick

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Post by seaken64 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:09 am

towwire wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:39 am
There are a number of programs to do it. Here is two to check:
Easy2Boot
Multibootusb

Both have posts here about them on the forum, do a search for them. I try to find links later.
Ahh, yes, I have read in some of those threads. But I didn't think it was the right way to do this since those are not antiX or MX tools, right? So there is no antiX or MX tool or scripts for doing this?

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Re: Multiple MX's on one LiveUSB Stick

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Post by towwire » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:21 am

You will have to decide what you want to try. I use Easy2Boot myself and "Richard" has a post on how to do it.
Mulitbootusb is in the stable repo. For my self while I use E2B for many ISO's i also have one for MX using MX tool.
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Re: Multiple MX's on one LiveUSB Stick

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Post by skidoo » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:22 am

Visit the antiX / MX wiki, search "frugal install". Afterward, post back here to followup with any remaining questions.

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Re: Multiple MX's on one LiveUSB Stick

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Post by seaken64 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:47 am

I re-read the wiki entries after searching "frugal install". I'm beginning to think that this particular operation may be beyond my current capabilities. I think I can make separate directories for separate frugal installs but I'm not sure I would know how to get the frugal install to use those directories. I think I could setup the grub entries.

I will look more into Easy2Boot and Multibootusb. I think those solutions are meant to make this type of project easier for a non-developer, correct?

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Re: Multiple MX's on one LiveUSB Stick

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Post by seaken64 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:49 am

towwire wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:21 am
You will have to decide what you want to try. I use Easy2Boot myself and "Richard" has a post on how to do it.
Mulitbootusb is in the stable repo. For my self while I use E2B for many ISO's i also have one for MX using MX tool.
Can you explain this further? Do you mean you created a Multiboot USB using MX Tool?

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Re: Multiple MX's on one LiveUSB Stick

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Post by towwire » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:59 am

No, using MX does only one ISO. You have to use something else for making a boot-able usb with many ISO's. There are some that even work in Wine, but I found then hard to use. Search the net and then ask here, someone has most likely try to use them.
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Re: Multiple MX's on one LiveUSB Stick

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Post by seaken64 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:04 pm

towwire wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:59 am
No, using MX does only one ISO. You have to use something else for making a boot-able usb with many ISO's.
Ok, thanks for the clarification.

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Re: Multiple MX's on one LiveUSB Stick

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Post by Antediluvian » Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:05 pm

Have you seen the MultiBootUSB guide? It may answer many of your present and future questions.

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