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Title: MultiBoot / SingleBoot USB Creation
Post by: usmangujjar on October 06, 2013, 01:19 AM
1) MultiBoot USB Creation:
Here i am giving the link of a multifunctional(Multiboot) Bootable USB Creating tool.
With this tool we can make bootable USB of Windows 2000/XP/2003,
Windows Vista/7/8/Server 2008/RecoveryISO or any Linux Distro, or any other
ISO e.g. Hiren's BCD.
It’s the only one that works in any computer i tried, from old laptops to modern UEFI systems
It gives many functions to format USB as you desire, or to create partition into
USB.
there is lot of functions in this tools as:Bootice, Speed Test, FBInsy Tool,
grub4dos, create syslinux/Ext2F5,BartPE etc.
With this tool created Bootable USB can be tested under QEMU MODe (the built-in virtual environment tool).
 it is tested on these operating systems by me, working well.
OS: Windows XP, Vista(x32/x64), 7(x32/x64), 8(x32/x64)

Download Link:
1) WinSetupFromUSB 1.8.exe (http://www.winsetupfromusb.com/download/winsetupfromusb-1-8-exe/)
2) Support (http://www.winsetupfromusb.com)
Note:above are WinSetupFromUSB's official links. These are updated here when new version comes up.

2) SingleBoot USB Creation:

Here is a very easy to use and handy tool to make bootable USB stick of Windows or other ISO/DOS.

Download & Support page: https://rufus.akeo.ie
Title: Re: Multifuntional Bootable USB Creation
Post by: usmangujjar on October 06, 2013, 01:24 AM
i have used this tool many times for Windows XP/Vista/7/8/ Hirens BCD.
i found it most useful tool ever.
Title: Re: Multifuntional Bootable USB Creation
Post by: Daniil on October 06, 2013, 02:12 AM
Does this program creating a usb with multiple bootable images (which can be selected from menu)?
Title: Re: Multifuntional Bootable USB Creation
Post by: usmangujjar on October 06, 2013, 02:28 AM
Does this program creating a usb with multiple bootable images (which can be selected from menu)?

yes it can. using this i have many times created single USB of Windows XP/7 & Hiren's BCD.
Title: Re: Multifuntional Bootable USB Creation
Post by: Shadow.97 on October 06, 2013, 04:49 AM
Do you know if it works with Linux?
Title: Re: Multifuntional Bootable USB Creation
Post by: jastreb on October 06, 2013, 05:06 AM
A very useful tool.

YUMI – Multiboot USB Creator (Windows) (http://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-multiboot-usb-creator/)
Title: Re: Multifuntional Bootable USB Creation
Post by: Daniil on October 06, 2013, 06:37 AM
For multyboot CD/DVD/USB I had use Grub4DOS (http://sourceforge.net/projects/grub4dos/). It works fine with Linux.

Thank you, comrade Usman, now we will know about althernative software.ank you
Jastreb, thank you also, I heared about YUMI before. BTW, are you from slavic countries? I see a cyrillic in your subscribe. Are you from south-eastern Europe? (Romania, Bulgaria, or Makedonia?)
Title: Re: Multifuntional Bootable USB Creation
Post by: Shadow.97 on October 06, 2013, 07:20 AM
A very useful tool.

YUMI – Multiboot USB Creator (Windows) (http://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-multiboot-usb-creator/)
I've had alot of problems with YUMI, I'd keep myself away from that software. It might've been with just my PC. But well, alot of problems and time wasted with that software.
Title: Re: Multifuntional Bootable USB Creation
Post by: usmangujjar on October 06, 2013, 08:43 AM
Do you know if it works with Linux?

 as my little knowledge, it does not works on Linux,
however it can make bootable USB of Linux Distros under windows environment.
Title: Re: Multifuntional Bootable USB Creation
Post by: jastreb on October 06, 2013, 08:47 AM
It might've been with just my PC.

Maybe. I never had a problem.

Jastreb, thank you also, I heared about YUMI before. BTW, are you from slavic countries? I see a cyrillic in your subscribe. Are you from south-eastern Europe? (Romania, Bulgaria, or Makedonia?)

From Belgrade, Serbia.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NXwYxYyKUQ
Title: Re: Multifuntional Bootable USB Creation
Post by: usmangujjar on October 06, 2013, 08:51 AM
when i saw jastreb signature, i think it is in russian language. but after my little search i understand it is in Serbian language, his signature: Причај српски, да те разуме цео свет! translation in english is: Tell Serbian, to understand the whole world!
Title: Re: Multifuntional Bootable USB Creation
Post by: jastreb on October 06, 2013, 11:35 AM
Exactly.  ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-av8_0fj1Y
Title: Re: Multifuntional Bootable USB Creation
Post by: usmangujjar on October 06, 2013, 11:58 AM
I prefer using the USB installation for many reasons which include the USB installation is quicker and I can erase the USB (at will) and use it as normal after the installation. Unlike the CD/DVD they're small enough to carry around all day (if you want to do that, not judging). What do you guys think? Do you still go with the standard CD/DVD installation or have you moved up to the USB installations for Windows?
Windows installation from USB is more faster than DVD.
Title: Re: Multifuntional Bootable USB Creation
Post by: scarface on October 06, 2013, 04:01 PM
Indeed, installing windows via usb is the best choice. 3 years since my dvd driver is dead on this laptop, for me its not even a choice.
For testing purposes I had given a link to harkaz which can be useful to test the installation of windows on vmware using a usb key. to check data integrity it can be a simple way.
http://www.nomaher.com/forum/index.php?topic=1170.msg9411#msg9411
Title: Re: Multifuntional Bootable USB Creation
Post by: humbert on October 06, 2013, 07:46 PM
When it comes to creating bootable USB flashdrives from bootable ISO files, one problem I keep crashing into is that you must always look for a program that will support the specific ISO you're trying to boot from USB. As far as I know there is no program similar to what CD burning programs can do, i.e., make a bootable CD from an ISO regardless of what the file is about. For that reason I've downloaded every USB boot program imaginable and use them as needed.

If I run into an ISO which isn't clearly supported by any of these programs, I use either grubdos or syslinux which I install with Xboot. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. I guess eventually some solution will be found. It's no secret that CD's and DVD's will go the way of the floppy disk in a few more years. The Asus Q200E I bought for my girlfriend doesn't have one, as well as many of the newer laptops.
Title: Re: Multifuntional Bootable USB Creation
Post by: usmangujjar on October 06, 2013, 09:46 PM
When it comes to creating bootable USB flashdrives from bootable ISO files, one problem I keep crashing into is that you must always look for a program that will support the specific ISO you're trying to boot from USB. As far as I know there is no program similar to what CD burning programs can do, i.e., make a bootable CD from an ISO regardless of what the file is about. For that reason I've downloaded every USB boot program imaginable and use them as needed.

If I run into an ISO which isn't clearly supported by any of these programs, I use either grubdos or syslinux which I install with Xboot. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. I guess eventually some solution will be found. It's no secret that CD's and DVD's will go the way of the floppy disk in a few more years. The Asus Q200E I bought for my girlfriend doesn't have one, as well as many of the newer laptops.

Dear Humb- you say right, but i have tested some ISOs using this tool, they worked fine.
Title: Re: Multifuntional Bootable USB Creation
Post by: humbert on October 09, 2013, 08:26 PM
@scarface- how are you?
 you can tell me some about your country? i' intrested in history, civilization etc,,,,

Of course you realize there's a wealth of information on France or any other country on Wiki. Unless, of course, you want to know how society affects us individually.
Title: Re: Multiboot USB Creation
Post by: usmangujjar on May 26, 2014, 11:33 PM
Version Updated...!
Title: Re: Multiboot USB Creation
Post by: humbert on May 27, 2014, 08:22 PM
Version Updated...!

Link?
Title: Re: Multiboot USB Creation
Post by: usmangujjar on May 28, 2014, 12:49 AM
Link?

link is clearly mentioned in first post of this topic.
Title: Re: Multiboot USB Creation
Post by: humbert on May 29, 2014, 10:51 PM
link is clearly mentioned in first post of this topic.

The first post of this topic is a link to a Youtube video about Serbia.

Be a pal and post that link one again, will you?
Title: Re: Multiboot USB Creation
Post by: usmangujjar on May 31, 2014, 08:10 AM
The first post of this topic is a link to a Youtube video about Serbia.

Be a pal and post that link one again, will you?

may be there is bug on the SMF or in your browser,, i checked on 2-3 computers this post, always it open proper link (http://www.winsetupfromusb.com/). bellow is first post, you can see links clearly.

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Here i am giving the link of a multifunctional(Multiboot) Bootable USB Creating tool.
With this tool we can make bootable USB of Windows 2000/XP/2003,
Windows Vista/7/8/Server 2008/RecoveryISO or any Linux Distro, or any other
ISO e.g. Hiren's BCD.
It gives many functions to format USB as you desire, or to create partition into
USB.
there is lot of functions in this tools as:Bootice, Speed Test, FBInsy Tool,
grub4dos, create syslinux/Ext2F5,BartPE etc.
With this tool created Bootable USB can be tested under QEMU MOD.
 it is tested on these operating systems by me, working well.
OS: Windows XP, Vista(x32/x64), 7(x32/x64), 8(x32/x64)

Download Link:
[b]1)[/b] [url=http://www.winsetupfromusb.com/files/download-info/winsetupfromusb-1-4-exe/]WinSetupFromUSB 1.4.exe[/url]
[b]2)[/b] [url=http://www.winsetupfromusb.com/files/download-info/winsetupfromusb-1-4-7z/]WinSetupFromUSB 1.4.7z[/url]
[b]3)[/b] [url=http://www.winsetupfromusb.com]Support
Note:above are [i]WinSetupFromUSB's official links[/i]. These are updated here when new version comes up.
Title: Re: Multiboot USB Creation
Post by: humbert on May 31, 2014, 07:44 PM
Yes, I'm basically familiar with those linked programs you mentioned. There are indeed tons of USB bootup programs available. The sad part is that the program has to support the live CD you're trying to create. This contrasts sharply with burning to a CD or DVD - just about any burning program can create a live CD regardless of what it is.

I often wonder if we'll ever see the say when somebody will write a bootable USB creation program that supports everything seamlessly the same way CD/DVD burners do.
Title: Re: Multiboot USB Creation
Post by: usmangujjar on May 31, 2014, 10:16 PM
i agree with you, i tried many programs, but i find only this good, so i posted here.
 i think you never checked this, it have many functions which many other don't had.
Title: Re: Multiboot USB Creation
Post by: humbert on June 01, 2014, 07:55 PM
i agree with you, i tried many programs, but i find only this good, so i posted here.
 i think you never checked this, it have many functions which many other don't had.

Of those you put links for, which one did you say you liked best? As I see it, it all boils down to whether or not the program supports that ISO. It's irritating every time you download a live CD you have to search for some USB boot program that supports it. The soon to be extinct CD's or DVD's don't have this problem.
Title: Re: Multiboot USB Creation
Post by: usmangujjar on June 26, 2015, 06:39 AM
Update: Latest version links added.
Title: Re: Multiboot USB Creation
Post by: Vasudev on June 26, 2015, 09:59 AM
For me SARDU works. I'm glad it works on Windows & Linux.
Title: Re: Multiboot USB Creation
Post by: usmangujjar on June 26, 2015, 11:14 AM
For me SARDU works. I'm glad it works on Windows & Linux.
I'll see the SARDU later in few days, now loged in from fone.
Long time ago I downloaded it, but can't used this. I was unable to understand it.
Title: Re: Multiboot USB Creation
Post by: humbert on June 27, 2015, 08:12 PM
I took a look at Sardu. I guess it's basically like all the others, i.e., it creates bootable USB drives only from those ISO's it supports. The best I've seen yet is Xboot. If it doesn't support the ISO you want to boot from USB, it gives you the option of installing grub or syslinux and running a test. It is the ONLY one so far that has allowed me to boot my cracked copy of Acronis rescue disk from USB, and this together with a few other ISO's in multiboot.

Here's something really weird. I tried to make a bootable USB with my copy of Acronis with Universal USB installer. When I booted up, Acronis kept nagging me about the copy not being official. How it it Universal USB installer altered my copy to somehow remove the crack? Fortunately Xboot solved the problem.

On more than one occasion I've had to make a bootable USB of Windows 8.1 x64 in order to reset or reinstall. In my tests the only one that actually works is Microsoft's Windows7-USB/DVD tool. About 3 or 4 others I tried did not work despite the fact that Windows 8 is listed as a supported ISO.
Title: Re: Multiboot USB Creation
Post by: Vasudev on June 28, 2015, 10:54 AM
I took a look at Sardu. I guess it's basically like all the others, i.e., it creates bootable USB drives only from those ISO's it supports. The best I've seen yet is Xboot. If it doesn't support the ISO you want to boot from USB, it gives you the option of installing grub or syslinux and running a test. It is the ONLY one so far that has allowed me to boot my cracked copy of Acronis rescue disk from USB, and this together with a few other ISO's in multiboot.

Here's something really weird. I tried to make a bootable USB with my copy of Acronis with Universal USB installer. When I booted up, Acronis kept nagging me about the copy not being official. How it it Universal USB installer altered my copy to somehow remove the crack? Fortunately Xboot solved the problem.

On more than one occasion I've had to make a bootable USB of Windows 8.1 x64 in order to reset or reinstall. In my tests the only one that actually works is Microsoft's Windows7-USB/DVD tool. About 3 or 4 others I tried did not work despite the fact that Windows 8 is listed as a supported ISO.
Yeah Win 7 through USB is rarely found success for me.
Title: Re: Multiboot USB Creation
Post by: usmangujjar on June 29, 2015, 12:54 AM
Yeah Win 7 through USB is rarely found success for me.
Tell me next time when you need to create a Windows 7 installation USB disk drive.


Edit: If I am not violating the forum rules, I don't want my posts to be edited by moderator scarface.
Title: Re: Multiboot USB Creation
Post by: Vasudev on June 29, 2015, 02:52 AM
Scarface: Why are you deleting usman's posts?
Title: Re: Multiboot USB Creation
Post by: scarface on June 29, 2015, 03:28 AM
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Why are you deleting usman's posts?
Deleting? I did not do that. Be precise or you are going to make him angry, especially since I know he's watching us, hidden in his den.
No I just corrected a spelling error in his latest message. I remember you asked me to do this for you, and I had the bad idea to modify one of the messages of Usman. Such susceptibility is transient and might disappear with age and growth.
Title: Re: Multiboot USB Creation
Post by: Vasudev on June 29, 2015, 02:22 PM
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Why are you deleting usman's posts?
Deleting? I did not do that. Be precise or you are going to make him angry, especially since I know he's watching us, hidden in his den.
No I just corrected a spelling error in his latest message. I remember you asked me to do this for you, and I had the bad idea to modify one of the messages of Usman. Such susceptibility is transient and might disappear with age and growth.
@Scarface-> Any deletions on this thread? I didn't find any spelling errors.
Title: Re: Multiboot USB Creation
Post by: scarface on June 29, 2015, 02:58 PM
That's my correction...
"Tell me next time when you need to create a Windows 7 installation USB disk drive."
but I guess it's not the correction that was making usman angry, but rather the "edited by moderator scarface"...
If usman doesnt care, I think you can remove all this, the incident is over.
Title: Re: Multiboot USB Creation
Post by: Vasudev on June 30, 2015, 02:23 AM
That's my correction...
"Tell me next time when you need to create a Windows 7 installation USB disk drive."
but I guess it's not the correction that was making usman angry, but rather the "edited by moderator scarface"...
If usman doesnt care, I think you can remove all this, the incident is over.
Scarface: Leave the post as it is, from now on. Unless you see a spoiler stating "Can be edited by moderators if any errors found" or something like that. Got it.
Title: Re: Multiboot USB Creation
Post by: usmangujjar on July 06, 2016, 01:13 AM
Links updated to the latest version.
Title: Re: MultiBoot / SingleBoot USB Creation
Post by: XI on January 21, 2017, 02:28 PM
yumi does not work very well with xp. winsetup from usb works better
Title: Re: MultiBoot / SingleBoot USB Creation
Post by: humbert on January 22, 2017, 08:02 PM
yumi does not work very well with xp. winsetup from usb works better

You're still using XP? Are you stuck with an ancient computer that won't run at least Windows 7 32 bit? This is the only valid reason anyone should continue with XP.
Title: Re: MultiBoot / SingleBoot USB Creation
Post by: usmangujjar on August 24, 2017, 07:31 AM
Version updated to the latest.
Title: Re: MultiBoot / SingleBoot USB Creation
Post by: humbert on August 24, 2017, 07:57 PM
When it comes to USB multiboot programs, so far the best I've found is Xboot. I have a multiboot USB drive that has Acronis True Image, Parted Magic, Ultimate Boot CD and Hirens. I could not get all these to work with Yumi, but Xboot did work. Still it's not perfect, I tried to add Strelec's Windows 10PE to the mix but I would not boot. I added Hirens only because there was space left over on the USB stick. It hasn't been updated and it's all but useless. Who know, maybe some day somebody will ask me to troubleshoot an old computer.
Title: Re: MultiBoot / SingleBoot USB Creation
Post by: Vasudev on November 02, 2017, 01:11 AM
When it comes to USB multiboot programs, so far the best I've found is Xboot. I have a multiboot USB drive that has Acronis True Image, Parted Magic, Ultimate Boot CD and Hirens. I could not get all these to work with Yumi, but Xboot did work. Still it's not perfect, I tried to add Strelec's Windows 10PE to the mix but I would not boot. I added Hirens only because there was space left over on the USB stick. It hasn't been updated and it's all but useless. Who know, maybe some day somebody will ask me to troubleshoot an old computer.
I use Yumi 2.0.4.6 and Yumi UEFI 0.0.0.4 and not newer versions of YUMI because they break everything.
I have Kaspersky and Dr. Web livecd, Sergei strelec, UBCD, HBCD, Xubuntu 16,Windows 10 and boot repair x64.
Title: Re: MultiBoot / SingleBoot USB Creation
Post by: humbert on November 03, 2017, 07:42 PM
I have Kaspersky and Dr. Web livecd, Sergei strelec, UBCD, HBCD, Xubuntu 16,Windows 10 and boot repair x64.

All on the same flashdrive? I couldn't get Strelec to work on a multi-boot USB.

I refuse to believe you're using HBCD (Hirens) on your new lappie. HBCD is very obsolete and, as far as I know, hasn't been updated. Besides, Strelec is infinitely better and works great on newer computers.

Are you able to get Linux-based live CD's to boot without having to enter boot parameters to bypass the Nvidia issue?
Title: Re: MultiBoot / SingleBoot USB Creation
Post by: Vasudev on November 04, 2017, 02:40 AM
I have Kaspersky and Dr. Web livecd, Sergei strelec, UBCD, HBCD, Xubuntu 16,Windows 10 and boot repair x64.

All on the same flashdrive? I couldn't get Strelec to work on a multi-boot USB.

I refuse to believe you're using HBCD (Hirens) on your new lappie. HBCD is very obsolete and, as far as I know, hasn't been updated. Besides, Strelec is infinitely better and works great on newer computers.

Are you able to get Linux-based live CD's to boot without having to enter boot parameters to bypass the Nvidia issue?
HBCD doesn't work on Skylake and above. Try unlisted ISO option using SYSLINUX in YUMI 2.0.4. Workaround after booting successfully is mount Strelec ISO from ISO folder every time for it to work. Try this.
Ubuntu 16.04 detects Optimus based PCs and switches to Intel iGPU during installing. BTW, I'm running on 4.13 kernel via Syanptic pkg manager. 4.13 is available to Ubuntu 16 for day to day usage. Battery life life on Skylake is consistent upto 7-8 hrs on iGPU and 2-3 hrs on dGPU 980M(drivers aren't mature even though its nvidia proprietary driver)
Title: Re: MultiBoot / SingleBoot USB Creation
Post by: humbert on November 04, 2017, 07:52 PM
HBCD doesn't work on Skylake and above. Try unlisted ISO option using SYSLINUX in YUMI 2.0.4. Workaround after booting successfully is mount Strelec ISO from ISO folder every time for it to work. Try this.
Ubuntu 16.04 detects Optimus based PCs and switches to Intel iGPU during installing. BTW, I'm running on 4.13 kernel via Syanptic pkg manager. 4.13 is available to Ubuntu 16 for day to day usage. Battery life life on Skylake is consistent upto 7-8 hrs on iGPU and 2-3 hrs on dGPU 980M(drivers aren't mature even though its nvidia proprietary driver)

I'm not too clear what you're trying to explain, so let me ask you some questions:

What is the problem with Yumi and why do you prefer old versions? My complaint about Yumi is that one time I used it to boot Acronis ISO and it gave me this "trial version" garbage despite this being an official cracked version that works perfectly on Xboot. Did it call home to check or what?

Mount Strelec? I don't follow you. Sure, you can mount the ISO but that doesn't do anything. You have to boot from Strelec.

Every time I try to boot a live CD from any distro of Linux, even Parted Magic, it goes into a bootloop. This is a video card issue, due [I believe] to the fact that Nvidia refuses to provide basic drivers for their cards. To boot up you have to hit the Tab key. When you see boot parameters, add "nouveau.modeset=0" and it'll boot up in straight VGA (low resolution). It wasn't always this way, years ago there was never a problem. Do you know of a solution other than buying another video card?
Title: Re: MultiBoot / SingleBoot USB Creation
Post by: Vasudev on December 17, 2017, 10:56 PM
HBCD doesn't work on Skylake and above. Try unlisted ISO option using SYSLINUX in YUMI 2.0.4. Workaround after booting successfully is mount Strelec ISO from ISO folder every time for it to work. Try this.
Ubuntu 16.04 detects Optimus based PCs and switches to Intel iGPU during installing. BTW, I'm running on 4.13 kernel via Syanptic pkg manager. 4.13 is available to Ubuntu 16 for day to day usage. Battery life life on Skylake is consistent upto 7-8 hrs on iGPU and 2-3 hrs on dGPU 980M(drivers aren't mature even though its nvidia proprietary driver)

I'm not too clear what you're trying to explain, so let me ask you some questions:

What is the problem with Yumi and why do you prefer old versions? My complaint about Yumi is that one time I used it to boot Acronis ISO and it gave me this "trial version" garbage despite this being an official cracked version that works perfectly on Xboot. Did it call home to check or what?

Mount Strelec? I don't follow you. Sure, you can mount the ISO but that doesn't do anything. You have to boot from Strelec.

Every time I try to boot a live CD from any distro of Linux, even Parted Magic, it goes into a bootloop. This is a video card issue, due [I believe] to the fact that Nvidia refuses to provide basic drivers for their cards. To boot up you have to hit the Tab key. When you see boot parameters, add "nouveau.modeset=0" and it'll boot up in straight VGA (low resolution). It wasn't always this way, years ago there was never a problem. Do you know of a solution other than buying another video card?
YUMI 2.4 and uefi version 0.0.3 works along with each other. Newer version destroys my custom entries.
I boot using Unlisted option with SYSlinux bootloader and afterwards you get a lot of errors after booting to w8/w10 desktop  and mount ISO of strelec for that Minst.exe utilities to work on any PC.
I use macrium reflect for imaging,cloning and everything. Its the absolute best.
I've linux distro installed. Nouveau doesn't work out of the box so I installed nvidia drivers from launchpad.net to get it working. Its on 387.xx driver. Nvidia needs secure boot to be disabled. https://launchpad.net/~graphics-drivers/+archive/ubuntu/ppa
Title: Re: MultiBoot / SingleBoot USB Creation
Post by: humbert on December 19, 2017, 10:38 PM
YUMI 2.4 and uefi version 0.0.3 works along with each other. Newer version destroys my custom entries.

I gotta check out Yumi 2.4. As for UEFI 0.0.3, is this a firmware version of UEFI? To me the fact that the mobo has UEFI is transparent. I disable secure boot and enable CSM (support for "legacy" devices). Secure boot is unnecessary unless you're in a situation where many people touch your computer.

I use macrium reflect for imaging,cloning and everything. Its the absolute best.

Do you use the free version or do you have a "paid" version? What does the "paid" version do that the free doesn't?

I've linux distro installed. Nouveau doesn't work out of the box so I installed nvidia drivers from launchpad.net to get it working. Its on 387.xx driver. Nvidia needs secure boot to be disabled. https://launchpad.net/~graphics-drivers/+archive/ubuntu/ppa

What distro do you have. Of all the ones I've tried, in my opinion none is better than Mint. Using "nomodeset" as a bootup parameter is necessary for installation and initial bootup. After you install Nvidia drivers then you're in business. I've had the nomodeset problem with all distros of Linux, probably because Nvidia refuses to release any of its proprietary code.
Title: Re: MultiBoot / SingleBoot USB Creation
Post by: Vasudev on December 20, 2017, 03:32 AM
YUMI 2.4 and uefi version 0.0.3 works along with each other. Newer version destroys my custom entries.

I gotta check out Yumi 2.4. As for UEFI 0.0.3, is this a firmware version of UEFI? To me the fact that the mobo has UEFI is transparent. I disable secure boot and enable CSM (support for "legacy" devices). Secure boot is unnecessary unless you're in a situation where many people touch your computer.

I use macrium reflect for imaging,cloning and everything. Its the absolute best.

Do you use the free version or do you have a "paid" version? What does the "paid" version do that the free doesn't?

I've linux distro installed. Nouveau doesn't work out of the box so I installed nvidia drivers from launchpad.net to get it working. Its on 387.xx driver. Nvidia needs secure boot to be disabled. https://launchpad.net/~graphics-drivers/+archive/ubuntu/ppa

What distro do you have. Of all the ones I've tried, in my opinion none is better than Mint. Using "nomodeset" as a bootup parameter is necessary for installation and initial bootup. After you install Nvidia drivers then you're in business. I've had the nomodeset problem with all distros of Linux, probably because Nvidia refuses to release any of its proprietary code.
If you have w10 in legacy mode with secure boot disabled then install Xubuntu 16 in the same way.
I use Sergei Strelec W10's Macrium Reflect, so its pirated.
I didn't use nomodeset whilst installing linux.
Title: Re: MultiBoot / SingleBoot USB Creation
Post by: humbert on December 20, 2017, 10:35 PM
If you have w10 in legacy mode with secure boot disabled then install Xubuntu 16 in the same way.
I use Sergei Strelec W10's Macrium Reflect, so its pirated.

I'll give both of these a look. Thanks for the suggestion.

I didn't use nomodeset whilst installing linux.

I don't think we're on the same page. Every time I try to boot anything Linux from any media, it goes into a bootloop. I googled around and found out that this is a video card issue. It seems Nvidia insists even its most generic drivers will be proprietary and are therefore not included in the Linux ISO. When it attempts to load a video driver the whole thing crashes. To make it boot you have to hit the Tab key to get the bootup parameters. At the end you type "nouveau.nomodeset=0" or just "nomodeset" followed by Ctrl-X and Enter. The OS now boots with just plain VGA. Once you install once again you have to do the same thing to start your new OS. Now you can go in and manually install Nvidia drivers. This cures the problem permanently.
Title: Re: MultiBoot / SingleBoot USB Creation
Post by: Vasudev on December 21, 2017, 02:36 AM
If you have w10 in legacy mode with secure boot disabled then install Xubuntu 16 in the same way.
I use Sergei Strelec W10's Macrium Reflect, so its pirated.

I'll give both of these a look. Thanks for the suggestion.

I didn't use nomodeset whilst installing linux.

I don't think we're on the same page. Every time I try to boot anything Linux from any media, it goes into a bootloop. I googled around and found out that this is a video card issue. It seems Nvidia insists even its most generic drivers will be proprietary and are therefore not included in the Linux ISO. When it attempts to load a video driver the whole thing crashes. To make it boot you have to hit the Tab key to get the bootup parameters. At the end you type "nouveau.nomodeset=0" or just "nomodeset" followed by Ctrl-X and Enter. The OS now boots with just plain VGA. Once you install once again you have to do the same thing to start your new OS. Now you can go in and manually install Nvidia drivers. This cures the problem permanently.
Which is your intel CPu and nvidia gpu?
Title: Re: MultiBoot / SingleBoot USB Creation
Post by: humbert on December 21, 2017, 09:54 PM
Which is your intel CPu and nvidia gpu?

This is a Core i7-4790K. Video card is a GTX-970 with a GM-204 CPU (according to Aida64). I just ran a test with Parted Magic, which is based on Linux. Once again same problem - if left to its own devices it'll crash on bootup. The only remedy is to hit Tab on bootup and insert "nomodeset" (followed by Ctrl-X) as an additional bootup parameter. Then it'll boot with straight VGA, i.e., no video driver at all. This happens with anything Linux. The only solution is to bootup with nomodeset after installation and use apt-get to install Nvidia drivers. After they're installed the problem disappears.
Title: Re: MultiBoot / SingleBoot USB Creation
Post by: Vasudev on December 22, 2017, 02:00 AM
Which is your intel CPu and nvidia gpu?

This is a Core i7-4790K. Video card is a GTX-970 with a GM-204 CPU (according to Aida64). I just ran a test with Parted Magic, which is based on Linux. Once again same problem - if left to its own devices it'll crash on bootup. The only remedy is to hit Tab on bootup and insert "nomodeset" (followed by Ctrl-X) as an additional bootup parameter. Then it'll boot with straight VGA, i.e., no video driver at all. This happens with anything Linux. The only solution is to bootup with nomodeset after installation and use apt-get to install Nvidia drivers. After they're installed the problem disappears.
Try this method, temporarily plug your monitor to onboard motherboard while installing Linux. Apply the microcode and vaapi gpu acc. for intel followed by a reboot. Install Proprietary nvidia drivers, blacklist nouveau and plug the monitor to 970's HDMI/DP.
Title: Re: MultiBoot / SingleBoot USB Creation
Post by: humbert on December 25, 2017, 11:09 PM
Try this method, temporarily plug your monitor to onboard motherboard while installing Linux. Apply the microcode and vaapi gpu acc. for intel followed by a reboot. Install Proprietary nvidia drivers, blacklist nouveau and plug the monitor to 970's HDMI/DPI

As far as I know you can't install proprietary drivers on a flashdrive or DVD you're using for bootup as a live CD. Propietary drivers can only be installed on a fully installed distro using apt-get. If the idea were to fully install and use a Linux distro, using nomodeset would be just a minor nuisance which can be resolved after installation. The problem I refer to is precisely when using a live CD such as Parted Magic, or for that matter using any distro would full installation. Even if indeed you could skip using nomodeset by swapping out the cable, in all honesty I don't know if it's even worth while.
Title: Re: MultiBoot / SingleBoot USB Creation
Post by: Vasudev on December 26, 2017, 07:18 AM
Try this method, temporarily plug your monitor to onboard motherboard while installing Linux. Apply the microcode and vaapi gpu acc. for intel followed by a reboot. Install Proprietary nvidia drivers, blacklist nouveau and plug the monitor to 970's HDMI/DPI

As far as I know you can't install proprietary drivers on a flashdrive or DVD you're using for bootup as a live CD. Propietary drivers can only be installed on a fully installed distro using apt-get. If the idea were to fully install and use a Linux distro, using nomodeset would be just a minor nuisance which can be resolved after installation. The problem I refer to is precisely when using a live CD such as Parted Magic, or for that matter using any distro would full installation. Even if indeed you could skip using nomodeset by swapping out the cable, in all honesty I don't know if it's even worth while.
I stopped using Parted Magic and switched to Boot Repair x64.
What I suggested was not software workaround.
All 3rd party drivers must be installed using apt get install commands.
Title: Re: MultiBoot / SingleBoot USB Creation
Post by: humbert on January 03, 2018, 10:06 PM
All 3rd party drivers must be installed using apt get install commands.

Exactly my point! Live CD's can't be booted unless the nomoset parameter is used, and of course apt-get installs are possible for installed Linux distros only.
Title: Re: MultiBoot / SingleBoot USB Creation
Post by: Vasudev on January 03, 2018, 11:16 PM
All 3rd party drivers must be installed using apt get install commands.

Exactly my point! Live CD's can't be booted unless the nomoset parameter is used, and of course apt-get installs are possible for installed Linux distros only.
I checked my grub.cfg and indeed I added nomodeset along with quiet and splash.
Title: Re: MultiBoot / SingleBoot USB Creation
Post by: humbert on January 04, 2018, 10:25 PM
I checked my grub.cfg and indeed I added nomodeset along with quiet and splash.

How do you alter grub.cfg on a live CD?
Title: Re: MultiBoot / SingleBoot USB Creation
Post by: Vasudev on January 05, 2018, 12:13 AM
I checked my grub.cfg and indeed I added nomodeset along with quiet and splash.

How do you alter grub.cfg on a live CD?
Its as you said, pressing down arrow key whilst booting Linux and select nomodeset option.
I checked grub.cfg on my PC with Linux already installed.