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multibootusb

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Post by azrielle » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:01 am

https://sparkylinux.org/multibootusb/
Is it feasible to add this project to Testing?
I have been using Easy2boot to accomplish the exact same thing for the last 3 years, but the versions I have used required Windows to create the multi-boot USB stick. Easy2boot claim on their website to have enabled Linux creation ability in some convoluted way that I have not tried (figuring how to do it with Windows from their arcane instructional verbosity was difficult enough 3 years ago...).
Being able to easily make a multiple boot live usb stick in MX would be the "Cat's Meow".
multibootusb does require python 3.
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Re: multibootusb

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Post by asqwerth » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:20 am

I've been using Easy2boot from Linux all this while.....

Search Richard's posts for a step by step tutorial on how to get Easy2boot onto your USB stick on LInux. It's quite a few years ago.
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Re: multibootusb

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Post by Richard » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:29 am

The latest version is much smaller.
Works great so long as ISO is <= ca. 4.1GB

I think I have a copy, somewhere.

First link posted didn't go anywhere. :(
This is the one:
viewtopic.php?f=35&t=36489&p=384609&hil ... ot#p344383
Currently using Easy2Boot_v1.A6.
Much smaller and simpler.

Some say you need 2 partitions but I've done it both ways.
If you want 2:
Make 1st FAT32 part of 33 MB (gparted says that is the smallest possible fat)
then 2nd FAT32 part of all the rest, or as desired.

Nothing actually goes on the 1st Fat32 partition.
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Re: multibootusb

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Post by kmathern » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:15 am

azrielle wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:01 am
https://sparkylinux.org/multibootusb/
Is it feasible to add this project to Testing? ...
Back to multibootusb that azrielle asked about.

The python3-multibootusb_9.2.0-1_all.deb package is available here: https://github.com/mbusb/multibootusb/r ... -1_all.deb
And the same version of the package from the sparkylinux repo here: https://sparkylinux.org/repo/pool/main/m/multibootusb/

I thought the sparkylinux repo would also include the debianized source files (.dsc, .debian.tar.xz, .orig.tar.xz), but it only has the binary. Stevo or one of our other packagers might be able to use the instructions here: http://multibootusb.org/page_faq/#your- ... n-i-do-now to create the debianized source, and build the .deb package from it.

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Re: multibootusb

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Post by azrielle » Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:49 am

Having noticed that MX uses python 2.x.x, and this uses python 3.x.x, and Pavroo at Sparky replied to my query about it needing systemd in the affirmative, my request might be a pipe dream as it were.
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Re: multibootusb

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Post by Richard » Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:01 am

the command python calls python2
while the command python3 calls python3.

MX uses systemd-shim to handle systemd requests.
Try it and see if it works.
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