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How to make a multiboot USB key?

I want to cut my 8 GB USB key into several partitions to use WinToFlash for a Windows XP (maybe nLited before).

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Guest [Entry]

"There is not really a quick and easy way to do this -

Just had a quick look at wintoflash - Can't say for XP, but for Vista and 7, you can setup the entire thing just by copying the entire dvd to your root of the usb stick.

I personally managed to install XP by copying the entire Vista dvd, then the whole Windows xp I386 folder (calling it xp_i386), on first setup screen, holding shift+F10 and going to the xp_i386 folder, then running Setup along with a few switches.

Anyway, I think what you want to be looking in to is basically partitioning your 8GB flashdrive in to one small (maybe 10 or less MB) partition and set to active, then the rest to however you want.

On the small one install GRUB as the bootloader, and point this to all the separate partitions. You should not have any extra problems over the normal of getting OS's to boot from USB, but GRUB on the first partition should allow you to select and choose between them all."
Guest [Entry]

"Why not look on the easy2boot website?

Use E2B_PTN_SWAP.mnu in your E2B menu to swap partitions

http://www.easy2boot.com/make-an-easy2boot-usb-drive/multiple-partitions-on-a-usb-flash-drive/

You can use a .mnu file to boot to Win7 direct from E2B

e.g. add

_ISO\MAINMENU\bootmgr.mnu

.................

iftitle [if exist (hd0,0)/bootmgr] Boot to Windows 7\n Boot from a partition
root (hd0,0)
chainloader /bootmgr

Other alternatives is to use one NTFS partition for both Easy2boot and Win7."