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phaolo

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Whenever I need to use a bootable image (ie: WinXP-7-8 Repair Disks, Linux Live, Clonezilla, password tools, etc..), I always have to format an UsbStick or burn a DVD (for older systems).

Is there a bootable program that could allow saving them all on a single device and then selecting the required image\application from a simple menu?




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Is there a bootable program that could allow saving them all on a single device and then selecting the required image\application from a simple menu?

Yes.

http://homepage.ntlw...no-answers.html

 

Now the point would be if you would like to play with it yourself, in which case the "right" choice is IMNSHO grub4dos:

http://diddy.boot-la...os/Grub4dos.htm

http://reboot.pro/forum/66-grub4dos/

Get latest version from here:

http://grub4dos.chen....5c-2015-05-18/

http://dl.grub4dos.c...c-2015-05-18.7z

 (as long as you have BIOS based machines) or if you want a "user friendly" and "automagic" kind of tool go for Easy2boot (which is based on grub4dos but also offer some support for EFI/UEFI based machines, making use of Clover and other UEFI compatible tools):

http://www.easy2boot.com/

 

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[..] grub4dos [..] or if you want a "user friendly" and "automagic" kind of tool go for Easy2boot [..]

 

Ah, automagic FTW! :P

I'll check E2B first.

Thank you Jaclaz.



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Is there a bootable program that could allow saving them all on a single device and then selecting the required image\application from a simple menu?

A bootable program embedded in firmware is another approach.
Allmost all hardware and OS boots from a (virtual) DVD drive.
E.g. a Zalman ZM-VE400 and a SSD disk




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