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What should I do if I get a message "Sorry. xyz.iso is not supported at the moment"?
Where is multibootusb log file located?
Can you help me in adding my favourite disto in to multibootusb?
Live USB created using multibootusb works perfectly. But I cant install in to hard disk
Does multibootusb support exFAT file system?
Does multibootusb support GRUB boot loader?
Does multibootusb support EFI/UEFI booting?
Does multibootusb support persistence?
Your package for my favourite distro never worked for me. What can I do now
Is there a support for command line option instead of GUI?
Error when installing Debian ‘No common CD-ROM drive was detected’
I found a bug and would like to submit a patch. How do I do that
How often multibootusb is released?
How do you give version number to each release?
Your english is pathetic


What should I do if I get a iso not supported error message?


Where is multibootusb log file located?

  • Linux : ‘/tmp/multibootusb.log’
  • Windows : ‘C:\Program Files (x86)\multibootusb\multibootusb.log’

Can you help me in adding my favourite disto in to multibootusb?

  • Yes I can. But you have to help me to help you. Simply saying my disto xyz.iso is not working does not convey anything. I need at least following minimum information to try from my side:
    1. Host Operating system information (Linux/ Windows) and version.
    2. The ISO your are trying to create and ISO download link.
    3. USB disk information such as partition type, size, file system and so on.
    4. MultiBootUSB version you are using.
    5. More importantly you should provide the log file when raising an issue.
    6. Any other information, not listed above, you feel will help me in figure out your issue.
  • Once you have all the information head over to https://github.com/mbusb/multibootusb/issues and raise a new issue.

Cant install Live USB created using multibootusb in to hard disk.

  • I cant do anything about it.
  • The main purpose of multibootusb is to create (multiple) live Linux and able to boot from it.
  • Installing from USB is not the scope of this project.

Does multibootusb support exFAT file system?

  • No.
  • Support for file system is depend on bootloader and ISO file you are using.
  • The main bootloader used in syslinux is syslinux. Read the file system support provided by syslinux project from here.
  • For maximum compatibility use FAT32 filesystem.

Does multibootusb support GRUB boot loader?

  • Yes.
  • It supports GRUB2 bootloader.
  • GRUB2 is automatically added during installation of first distro.
  • You can change over to GRUB boot menu when booting from USB by selecting Load GRUB2 BootManager option.

Does multibootusb support EFI or UEFI booting?

  • Yes. But limited support.
  • It supports through GRUB2 bootloader.
  • Reason for limited support being that the menu entries for GRUB2 are generated/converted using syslinux config files. Some menu options specially available for syslinux does not have support under GRUB2.

Does multibootusb support persistence?

  • Yes.
  • Read the relevant portion from user guide here.

Your package for my favourite distro never worked for me. What can I do now?

  • There is no need to install multibootusb under Linux.
  • multibootusb depends on the following packages:
    • python3-pyqt5
    • p7zip-full
    • parted
    • util-linux
    • python3-pyudev
    • mtools
    • python3-dbus
    • python3-six
  • Install above packages using your package manager. Remember that package name may not be identical for all distros. You need to search equivalent package for your distro and install it.
  • You must uninstall your previous installation of multibootusb, if you have done it earlier.
  • Download source code of stable version from here or development version from here
  • Extract to local directory and move in to multibootusb directory.
  • Issue sudo python3 ./multibootusb command to start GUI.

Is there a support for command line option instead of GUI?

  • Yes.
  • Read the relevant portion from user guide here.

Debiann no common CD ROM drive was detected

  • Any type of errors related to hardware install are relevant scope of the multibootusb project.
  • However, there is an user solved this issue successfully. You can refer this link to overcome this issue.

I found a bug and would like to submit a patch. How do I do that?

  • You are most welcome to submit a patch.
  • Before submitting a patch, ensure that the code is well tested and does not break away the existing functionality.
  • Then submit a pull request on devel branch
  • You can also send patch files directly through email. I will integrate in to main repo later post testing.

How often multibootusb is released?

  • There is no fixed time line.
  • It depends on number of distros added, bug fix, new functionality and packaging related issue.

How do you give version number to each release?

  • This is based on various factors.
  • If it is only minor bug release, then the release will have minor version number.
  • Version will be major if more distros, newer functinality and major change to code etc are added.

Your english is pathetic.

  • Fully agree with you. But I cant help.
  • You are most welcome to correct it and send to me for improving.