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 +====== General info about usb boot system ======
 +
 +Generally, there are 2 types OS bootable from USB.
 +  * Linux
 +  * Window PE (pre-install environment)
 +
 +Although other OS,like Mac OS X can boot from USB directly, but a Mac compatible system required.
 +
 +===== common free linux usb boot tool =====
 +
 +
 +====== Multi-OS USB booting solution ======
 +
 +  * Download ​
 +    * new: http://​www.pendrivelinux.com/​xboot-multiboot-iso-usb-creator/​
 +    * old: http://​www.pendrivelinux.com/​boot-multiple-iso-from-usb-multiboot-usb/​
 +  * Multi-Boot USB app supports common linux distributions.
 +  * run the "​MultiBootISOs.exe"​ to load each ISO into the USB
 +    * in USB, "​splash.xpm.gz"​ is the splash; "​menu.lst"​ is the text configure of Boot menu and look-up directory.
 +
 +===== virtualbox method - portable virtual box app =====
 +
 +  * read how-to: http://​www.pendrivelinux.com/​using-a-portable-virtualbox-to-run-linux-from-usb/​
 +
 +===== virtualbox method - boot usb OS into virtual box =====
 +
 +  * find USB device NO.: run "​diskmgmt.msc",​ normally from 0 to 9.
 +  * create vmdk file (virtual machine disk) that links to the USB device. (Windows as example)<​code dos>​REM ​ sudo / admin rights
 +REM physical drive 0-9 depends on your device NO. found, for this case, it is "​PhysicalDrive1"​
 +VBoxManage internalcommands createrawvmdk -filename \VM\myUSB.vmdk -rawdisk \\.\PhysicalDrive1
 +</​code>​
 +  * launch VirtualBox with Admin rights to create a virtual machine that can use the VMDK file as a bridge to read USB device as internal device.
 +
 +===== useful live linux iso =====
 +
 +  * GPartition: http://​gparted.sourceforge.net/​
 +  * OphCrack: http://​ophcrack.sourceforge.net/​
 +  * Ghost4Linux:​ http://​g4l.sourceforge.net/​
 +  * CloneZilla: http://​clonezilla.org/​
 +====== Bootable USB drive system setup ======
 +  * [[http://​shining-lucy.com/​wiki/​doku.php?​id=appwiki:​usbsys|Dual OS bootable USB drive]] (in Chinese)