Rich Mingin (PLUG) on 29 Apr 2016 14:01:03 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Micro Center Flash Drives?

It's not authoritative, but the boot process explicitly supports FAT, in UEFI's case, it calls out FAT32 specifically. I just tested and none of my EFI firmwares can read exfat.

On Apr 29, 2016 4:39 PM, "Keith C. Perry" <> wrote:
I might have to try that again.  I tried to use it when I was doing the FOSSCON flash drive but no joy.  I was able to do everything directly with syslinux though- strange, since under the hood that is what other tools use.

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From: "PaulNM" <>
Sent: Friday, April 29, 2016 4:03:46 PM
Subject: Re: [PLUG] Micro Center Flash Drives?

On 04/29/2016 10:17 AM, Keith C. Perry wrote:
> I think you are right about MultiBoot.  I used syslinux to create a multiboot usb stick for the FOSSCON installfest last year and the filesystem was FAT-32.

Oh it definitely uses it by default. I'm just not sure if it's still
required, or if something like exfat can be used. The only reason I'd be
interested in it is because of FAT32's 4GB file size limitation.

Just to clarify, when I'm talking about MultiSystem, I'm specifically
referring to this:

Their actual site is, but it's
french-only. The tool itself can use any of over 25 languages though.

It's a really nice gui way (under linux) to create and update a bootable
flash drive. They use grub2, and you can have any number of isos/images
on it. It's easy to add or remove additional images. While it does
already know how to handle a bunch of distro isos out there, it's not
only limited to the ones it knows about. There's a generic option. I
think it also incorporates a few other bootloaders chained in as well,
so it's very flexible. It works on uefi systems.

My only "complaint" is they bundle memtest86+ in as well. I love having
it, but it's not possible to update that independently or add memtest86+
iso manually. On the other hand, if you install MultiSystem via the
script on pendrivelinux you end up with a repository that's updated
several times a year.

If you don't want to add a repository to your system, or just want to
grab a deb to check out first, the script created:

## Depôt MultiSystem
deb all main #Multiystem USB

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