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So i though I'd make a tread for helping everyone else get up to speed in the other multiboot tread, by getting all the different distores with their parameters together in one post. Im watching both treads, and put new examples in here. If there's any other distores you think i forgot, please post the code and the download location :)

Follow Darrens guide to make usb bootable with grub here

Note you may have to edit some of the codes, with the path of your choice.

Windows versions - Download the iso, and place it on the root of your usbkey.

title Windows 7
map (hd0,0)/win7.iso (hd32)
map --hook
chainloader (hd32)

Download location

Backtrack 3 – Download iso and extract the two folders to the root of your usbkey. Rename the bootfolder to «bootbt3».

title BackTrack 3 FINAL
root (hd0,0)
kernel /bootbt3/vmlinuz vga=0x317 ramdisk_size=6666 root=/dev/ram0 rw quiet
initrd=/bootbt3/initrd.gz
boot

Download location

Bactrack 4 beta - Download iso and extract the two folders to the root of your usbkey. Rename the bootfolder to «bootbt4»

title BackTrack 4 BETA
root (hd0,0)
kernel /bootbt4/vmlinuz vga=0x317 ramdisk_size=6666 root=/dev/ram0 rw quiet
initrd=/bootbt4/initrd.gz
boot

Download location

Ubuntu 9.04 – Download iso and put it on your usb key.

title Ubuntu LiveCD
find --set-root /ubuntu-9.04-desktop-i386.iso
map /ubuntu-9.04-desktop-i386.iso (0xff)
map --hook
root (0xff)
kernel /casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper iso-scan/filename=/ubuntu-9.04-desktop-i386.iso quiet splash locale=en.UTF-8 --
initrd /casper/initrd.gz
boot

Download location

Hiren's boot cd – Download, and extract the iso to a folder on your usbkey.

title Hiren's BootCD
find --set-root /HBCD/boot.gz
map --mem /HBCD/boot.gz (fd0)
map --hook
chainloader (fd0)+1
rootnoverify (fd0)
map --floppies=1
boot

Download Location – piratebay

Ophcrack – Download and extract contens to your key. Ophcrack comes in two versions, one with xp-tables and one with vista-tables. If you download both, rename one of the bootfolders to «bootoph»(you only need one of them), and keep both the tables.

title Ophcrack
kernel /bootoph/bzImage rw root=/dev/null vga=normal lang=C kmap=us screen=1024x768x16 autologin
initrd /bootoph/rootfs.gz

Download location

Kon-Boot – Download and put image on your usbkey

title Kon-Boot
map --mem /FD0-konboot-v1.1-2in1.img (fd0)
map --hook
chainloader (fd0)+1
map (hd1) (hd0)
map --hook
rootnoverify (fd0)

Download Location

NTPassword – Download zip, and extract it to a folder on your usbkey

title Offline NT Passwd Reset
kernel /ntpassword/vmlinuz rw vga=1 initrd=/ntpassword/initrd.cgz /ntpassword/scsi.cgz
initrd /ntpassword/initrd.cgz

Download Location

Memtest86 – Download zip and get the .bin file, and place it on your usbkey.

title Memtest86
kernel /memtest/memtest.bin

Download Location

Macrium Reflect – Download iso and put it on your usbkey.

title Macrium Reflect
map (hd0,0)/macriumreflect.iso (hd32)
map --hook
chainloader (hd32)

Download Location

Freedos – Download iso and put it on your usbkey.

title Freedos
map (hd0,0)/freedos.iso (hd32)
map --hook
chainloader (hd32)

Download Location

DBAN – Download and put it on your usbkey.

title DBAN
kernel /memdisk
initrd /dban.img

Download Location

Trinity Rescue Kit - Download the iso, and extract it to the root of your usbkey. It must be in root for this to work. Then rename your usbkey to "TRK_3-3" (vel depending on the version you download. This is for version 3.3)

title Trinity Rescue Kit
configfile /submenu.lst

Download submenu.lst

Download Location

Thanks Reliom

Trying to work out:

CloneZilla

Mini Windows XP

DSL

Gparted

Almost everyone of these codes are taken from this tread, so they're not my creations, I've just gathered them.

Thanks to everyone who participated in that tread. :)

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We really should get all the menu.lst entries in one place.

Here are some of mines:

Invaders : http://www.erikyyy.de/invaders/

title invaders
kernel /images/invaders/invaders
boot

Slitaz : http://www.slitaz.org/en/

title slitaz
kernel /images/slitaz/boot/bzImage root=/dev/null vga=771
initrd /images/slitaz/boot/rootfs.gz

Clonezilla: http://clonezilla.org/

title clonezilla
root  (hd0,3)
kernel /images/clonezilla/live/vmlinuz1 boot=live union=aufs vga=788 ip=frommedia live-media-path=/images/clonezilla/live bootfrom=/dev/hda toram=filesystem.squashfs
initrd /images/clonezilla/live/initrd1.img
boot

Tinycore: http://www.tinycorelinux.com/

title Tinycore
kernel /images/tinycore/boot/bzImage
initrd /images/tinycore/boot/tinycore.gz

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Gparted Live - Download the iso, and extract the "live" folder to the root of your usbkey. It must be in root for this to work.

menu.lst

title Gparted Live
configfile /gparted_submenu.lst

gparted_submenu.lst

title Main-menu
configfile /menu.lst

title GParted Live 0.4.5-2
kernel /live/vmlinuz1 boot=live union=aufs noswap noprompt vga=791 ip=frommedia nolocales root=
initrd /live/initrd1.img


title GParted Live(RAMFS, media can be removed)
kernel /live/vmlinuz1 boot=live union=aufs    noswap noprompt vga=791 toram ip=frommedia nolocales
initrd /live/initrd1.img

title GParted Live(Safe graphic settings, vga=normal)
kernel /live/vmlinuz1 boot=live union=aufs    noswap noprompt ip=frommedia nolocales vga=normal
initrd /live/initrd1.img

title GParted Live (Failsafe mode)
kernel /live/vmlinuz1 boot=live union=aufs    noswap noprompt acpi=off irqpoll noapic noapm nodma nomce nolapic nosmp ip=frommedia nolocales vga=normal
initrd /live/initrd1.img

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For Trinity Rescue Kit, it is no longer necessary to rename the volume label.

At the end of the kernel line in menu.lst add "vollabel=yourUsbLabel"

title Trinity Rescue Kit 3.3 (default)
kernel kernel.trk ramdisk_size=49152 root=/dev/ram0 vga=788 splash=verbose pci=conf1 vollabel=MULTIBOOT
initrd initrd.trk

;-)

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hey backtrack4 and 3 don't work on my usb this what i have in the menu.lst

title BackTrack 3 
root (hd0,0)
kernel /bootbt3/vmlinuz vga=0x317 ramdisk_size=6666 root=/dev/ram0 rw quiet
initrd=/bootbt3/initrd.gz
boot

title BackTrack 4 BETA
root (hd0,0)
kernel /bootbt4/vmlinuz vga=0x317 ramdisk_size=6666 root=/dev/ram0 rw quiet
initrd=/bootbt4/initrd.gz
boot

it says it cant find livecd.sgn

but it is in both of the folders

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hey backtrack4 and 3 don't work on my usb this what i have in the menu.lst

title BackTrack 3 
root (hd0,0)
kernel /bootbt3/vmlinuz vga=0x317 ramdisk_size=6666 root=/dev/ram0 rw quiet
initrd=/bootbt3/initrd.gz
boot

title BackTrack 4 BETA
root (hd0,0)
kernel /bootbt4/vmlinuz vga=0x317 ramdisk_size=6666 root=/dev/ram0 rw quiet
initrd=/bootbt4/initrd.gz
boot

it says it cant find livecd.sgn

but it is in both of the folders

The trick with BT4 is to move the bt4/casper folder onto the root of the usb stick. Apparently /casper contains the compressed image of the disk. Once I did this the above config worked great. This is also why some people are complaining two different distros that both use casper cannot co-exist. There can be only one /casper folder on your stick so only 1 casper distro can be used at one time.

BT3 does not use the /casper folder so you just need to have a /bootbt3 and a /BT3 folder in your root. I am taking a different approach and structuring all my distros in the form /distro/boot so the root of my drive is cleaner. In this way I have the following folders for Backtrack 3 & 4 on my stick.

/BT4/boot

/BT3/boot

/casper

Of course this requires modifying your menu.lst to the updated folder locations.

Hope this helps. Cheers.

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  • 2 weeks later...

I get the following error when booting BackTrack4:

Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems:

- Boot agrs (cat /proc/cmdline)

-Check rootdelay= (did the system wait long enough?)

-Check root= (did the system wait for the right device?

-Missing modules (cat /proc/modles; ls /dev

Alert /dev/ram0 does not exist. Dropping to shell!

Any ideas, Im a widows guy and don't know much about linux. :-)

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  • 5 months later...
Ophcrack – Download and extract contens to your key. Ophcrack comes in two versions, one with xp-tables and one with vista-tables. If you download both, rename one of the bootfolders to «bootoph»(you only need one of them), and keep both the tables.

title Ophcrack
kernel /bootoph/bzImage rw root=/dev/null vga=normal lang=C kmap=us screen=1024x768x16 autologin
initrd /bootoph/rootfs.gz

Download location

This is a great thread. Any updates as to what can be added?

The only difference between the Ophcrack XP and Vista editions is the tables loaded inside?

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