MultiCD: how to create a Live multiboot

MultiCD selection screen (menu)

If you are thinking of taking several live distributions (Live) in the same medium, that is, creating a multiboot medium, such as an optical disk or a USB memory, then you will know that there are many tools that can help you with this. One of them is known as YUMI, or also MultiBoot USB y multi-system, and even with the project that gives us Sardu. But there are other alternatives to create them, and one of them is the one we are talking about today: MultiCD.

So that you can see how it works better, we are going to leave you an example of step-by-step practical tutorial to create a Live with two GNU / Linux distributions that after recording in the medium we have, we can start by selecting one or the other from a menu. So sible, as you imagine it. Just choose the ISO images of the distros you want to add, and this tool will make it easy for you by taking care of the rest:

  • The first step is download the script MultiCDas it is written in an interpreted language. You can do it from the link that I leave you, or with a simple command from your terminal:
sudo git clone git://github.com/IsaacSchemm/MultiCD.git
  • Now that we will have it in our power, we have to download ISO images of the distros that we want to put in that multiboot. For example, imagine you want to use elementaryOS and openSUSE. Well, we will download these from their respective official websites if we don't already have them ...
  • Now let's place the MultiCD script in the same directory that we have the ISO images downloaded, for example, if we have everything in Downloads, then perfect. In this case, we proceed to the next step.
  • The next step will be make use of the script which has all the steps to do what is necessary automatically for the creation of our medium:
sudo multicd.sh
  • The script will use the ISOs that are in the same directory to create the media and will generate a single image called multicd.iso and that it will be in the same directory in which we are working.
  • Now the last step will be burn or burn that ISO image to the optical medium (CD or DVD) or to the pendrive that we want. To do this, you can use any of the projects that you know and that we have talked about in this blog: Rufus, UNetbootin, Brasero, K3b, etc.

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  1.   Miguel Angel Silva Delgado placeholder image said

    In your opinion? Which is the best? I have used Yumi but sometimes when I add a Windows iso the installer throws an error halfway. With Linux it works very well and even with persistent mode

  2.   roman george said

    Hello, thank you very much, for the post, a question could there be a solution for those of us who want to do the same function but without using an external program, a greeting.

  3.   LENNY GARCIA said

    Hello
    I have two distro. Ubuntu and Zorin. I do all the steps as they say here but only mount is Ubuntu