HowTo Put Multiple Live Images On One USB Memory Stick
The livecd-iso-to-disk program is used by Fedora based distributions (like NST) to transfer the contents of a Live ISO image to a USB memory stick. The livecd-iso-to-disk program works well and offers some extra features (such as persistent storage). However, it is primarily used when you want to put a single Fedora based distribution onto a USB memory stick.
It is often desirable to create a USB memory stick with multiple Live images to choose from (NST 32 bit, NST 64 bit, Ubuntu, Debian, ...). To accomplish this, you must:
- Create a primary bootable partition on a USB memory stick.
- Format the partition as FAT 32 (if you want easy access to the files from non Linux based systems).
- Install the GRUB 2 boot loader onto the USB memory stick.
- Transfer ISO images (Debian based distros) or contents from the ISO for other distributions (Fedora based distros).