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Multiboot LiveUSb the french app is now in english, for the most part anyway.

here is a quick guide to getting it running. its still a littel rough around the edges once i have played a little more ill update this

to install on ubuntu

1. make sure you have build-essentials installed

sudo apt-get install build-essential

2. Install the app

cd /tmp

wget http://liveusb.info/customultiboot-v2/cust...boot-v2.tar.bz2

tar xjf customultiboot-v2.tar.bz2

rm customultiboot-v2.tar.bz2

cd customultiboot-v2

sudo ./install.sh

press ok to any pop ups that appear in french, they are asking to install the prereqs

3. slight modification to fix an error with the partion creation

nano /usr/local/share/customultiboot-v2/multiboot/multiboot.sh

press CTRL + W search for 512o and replace all instances with 512B

once finsihed CTRL + o and enter to save

launch application from desktop

clcik preferences and change default language to english (or language of your choosing) and change the other options which i beleibe are keyboard and regioanl settings

then press Sauvegarder to save your settings

Hey presto English

Thats the install finished.

Now for creating the multiboot. the application will only add distros that are in its supported list. the supported list can be found here.


Now how to make our Multipass

Click the dvd/usb button

click create multiboot

press green arrow

Depending on the size of your USB key the persistant and home options need to be used carefully, as these reserve space on your key.

persistent mode allows you to save changes, and the drop down box determines how much can be saved. the home box allows you to set the size of your home folder and to encrypt it if wanted. (Check the suported distros to see if peristnace is supported)

The activate swap option adds a swap partition to the USB key

to use either of these optiosn just tick the box and choose the size that suits your needs

to select your distro clcik the folder icon next to the disc icon and select your iso file. (LINUX ONLY)

Give it a name and click the add button

Once you have finshed adding your distros press the Create button

the app will ask you to unplug and replug your usb key. just press ok to any errors that may pop up about being unable to mount

once this bild has finsihed we can look at adding windows to our multipass

the application only allows you to add one of the following options.

Windows 7 installer

windows xp installer

hirens bootcd



to add one of these clcik home then choose add windows from the selection box.

browse to the location of your iso file making sure you pick whichever type of iso it is. (its obviouse when you see the screen in front of you.)

click add and all done.

i have tested this with Ubuntu 9.04 backtrack 3 and 4 and bart PE at the time of writing, i am working on adding konboot and other img/iso files ill let you know how it goes

hope this helps someoen and ill update this as i learn more

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Small update for Multiboot-v3:

First of all, the program doesn't really let you do anything unless you already have a usb drive formatted to FAT32 plugged in, so might as well do that now.

cd /tmp (it has to be /tmp)

wget http://liveusb.info/MultiBoot-v3/MultiBoot-v3.tar.bz2

tar xjf MultiBoot-v3.tar.bz2

rm MultiBoot-v3.tar.bz2

cd MultiBoot-v3

sudo ./install.sh

And it'll tell you pretty clearly which packages you need. Only confusing ones are "convert" and "identify" which are part of imagemagick, so if you need either of those, get imagemagick from your preferred package manager.

Assuming you have all the packages, a popup in french (a small one with just one button) might popup. Just hit enter. The next window to open should have a bit more stuff in it including an entry with your plugged in usb drives. This is the program itself, and can be accessed from a .desktop file on your desktop(possibly with some warning about trust in Ubuntu) as well.

How to switch from French:

Double click the entry or highlight it and click "Valider".

Open the top right dropdown "Menus" and click "Internationalisation".

Click the dropdown that says "French" and change it your language.

Press "Changer de language"

It's now in that language.

Like I said, just a small update, so you'll have to figure the rest out for yourself, but you're smart, I'm sure you'll do fine... Good luck!

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