YUMI v2.0.8.3 Updated

billon on 12 Jan 2021
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by webfork

YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Installer) can be used to create a multi-boot USB flash drive containing multiple operating systems, antivirus utilities, disc cloning, diagnostic tools and more. Aside from a few distributions, all files are stored within the Multiboot folder, making for a nicely organized Multiboot Drive that can still be used for other storage purposes. YUMI uses syslinux to boot extracted distributions stored on the USB device and reverts to using grub to Boot Multiple ISO files from USB, if necessary.

YUMI works much like Universal USB Installer, except it can be used to install more than one distribution to run from your USB. Distributions can also be uninstalled.

Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract: Download YUMI-X.X.X.X.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: Universal USB Installer
What's new?
  • Moved persistent file creation to local drive when using NTFS formatted USB. Note: You'll need to make sure you have enough empty space to store the persistent file locally while it is being created.
  • Created additional checkpoints for drive selection.

8 comments on YUMI  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

JudyGarland 2020-10-22 05:44

Windows XP not supported.


Checker 2015-04-17 18:53

I came ... I saw ... I updated ;)
@ AndTheWolf: Thanks for notifying and sorry for the delay. I'll have to check my update-tool later.


AndTheWolf 2015-04-17 17:09

Version has been out for about a month.


misan 2014-01-14 15:38

@Midas: Thanks.


Midas 2013-11-06 12:56

BEWARE: just in case you haven't noticed, v1.9.9.0 is in fact v2 Beta, and not fully compatible with previous versions (latest v1 is v0.1.1.0, still available for download from YUMI's webpage)...


wolfyreload 2013-04-16 15:19

I've been using this instead of Unetbootin and LinuxLive USB Creator (LiLi) for the last 6 months or so. Not as pretty at LiLi but its fantastic being able to easily add multiple Linux distros and even Windows Installs onto a single flash drive.


Midas 2013-02-16 16:40

I use YUMI in conjunction with 'Command Prompt Here' and 'WGET for Windows'...

If I don't already have the relevant ISO file, I let YUMI open the respective download page, find the download link, and right-click to copy it;

Then I right-click the folder where I launched YUMI from (but any folder will work) to open a local command console and simply write "wget " and right-click again to paste the download link -- WGET will proceed to download really fast (no GUI overhead) and is intelligent enough to follow Sourceforge mirror redirectors, for example...

Point YUMI to the downloaded file and let it do its thing; when done, just delete the file if you have no use for it.

Final note: to have WGET available system wide, put the exe somewhere in your path (%WINDIR% is the easiest); options can easily be set with a 'wget.ini' placed alongside.



webfork 2013-02-16 03:10

Tested out the other day to get both DBAN and then Knoppix on a USB drive and it worked very well. I was initially annoyed that the tool wasn't automatically downloading and writing: I had to let it launch a web browser to download the ISO, then direct the tool where to get it, and then start creating a USB boot drive. However, I couldn't think of a way this could be done automatically without getting on my nerves (what do you do with the ISO after it's burned - delete it? how?).

I've tested a few other programs but the sheer number and categories of free distributions was reason enough to keep this handy. Wow.


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