Watch the 5 minute videos to see how to make an Easy2Boot USB drive and see what you can do with it. More YouTube Videos are at the bottom of this page.
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New: Update to Easy2Boot v1.61 for faster booting!
Easy! - How to add all your ISO files to an Easy2Boot USB drive:
- Copy your ISOs onto the E2B USB drive (e.g. using Windows Explorer or linux GUI) - no application required.
- Make all files contiguous (if required), e.g. using RMPrepUSB - Ctrl+F2 or WinContig or linux defragfs command.
- Boot to the E2B menu and select your ISO.Click here for a list of over 200 ISOs and other payload files that work with Easy2Boot (including UEFI booting).Some linux ISO files do not need to be made contiguous.
E2B wth LANG=SIMP_CHINESE set in \_ISO\MyE2B.cfg (also English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish available)
- New! Bypass Windows User Account passwords with PassPass for Easy2Boot (works on XP to 8.1) - see here for more details.
- New! .mnu file for Desinfect 2014 with signature updates now available! Read blog here for more details.
- New! Boot non-contiguous linux ISOs (not all distros supported).
Easy2Boot is just a FREE collection of grub4dos scripts which you add to a grub4dos-bootable USB drive. Each time you boot, the scripts automatically find the payload files (.ISO, .IMA, .BIN, .IMG, etc.) on the USB drive and dynamically generate the menus depending on the file extension.
Read How Easy2Boot works (recommended if you want to get the best out of E2B).
- Prepare an Easy2Boot USB drive using linux or Windows
- Easy2Boot consists only of Open Source grub4dos utilities and plain-text scripts (E2B IS NOT A WINDOWS UTILITY)
- Easy2Boot (E2B) supports both USB Flash and USB HDD drives (FAT32, NTFS, exFAT, ext2/3/4)
- Fast! Just copy your ISO files onto the E2B USB drive (no application or file extraction needed)
- Boot multiple linux ISOs each with separate persistence files
- E2B supports multiple UEFI multi-booting of linux, Windows Installers, KonBoot, etc. from partition images (see YouTube video)
- Boot Windows, WinBuilder PE, MSDaRT, linux and many others directly from ISO files (in MBR/BIOS mode)
- Add images of all your other bootable USB Flash drives to E2B (e.g. add images of USB drives made with Rufus, XBOOT, SARDU, YUMI, Live USB drives, etc.)
- Boot multiple versions of the Hirens Boot CD with all features working (DOS, linux, MiniWindows) + multiple HP Utilities and many others.
- Boot to 64-bit UEFI mode directly from MBR mode (YouTube video)
- English, Chinese, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian and German language options (so far)
Real comments from real users:
- 'This is one tool that every techie should have!'
- 'Really, seriously, and truly, just use Easy2Boot.'
- 'I wish I had this utility years ago. RMPrepUSB and Easy2Boot have changed the way I do my job. Other solutions gave me problems. Easy2Boot is the first fully-working solution !
- 'E2B wins hands down no question. Cant find anything else that can handle that many ISO's'
- Went to YouTube and started with Steve's latest tutorials. Wow, I was soon cooking just after the first one, but the latest three tutorials have shown me virtually everything I need for my purposes. Fantastic app., really love the QEMU emulator which lets me test without rebooting. Also like the diagnostics and backup/restore functions. No offense to the apps. I deleted (Sardu, Yumi, XBoot); but for me, RMPrepusb/Easy2Boot is the answer to my needs.
Easy2Boot is FREE! Please consider making a small donation, it would be much appreciated!
Please note: Easy2Boot is effectively 'open source' - it consists of plain-text grub4dos batch files and open source grub4dos utilities - there is no proprietary software in Easy2Boot.
No other USB MultiBoot solution can do all of this from the same USB drive!
- Easy2Boot is a collection of grub4dos scripts which you copy to a grub4dos-bootable USB drive. No proprietary software - just open-source code (grub4dos, etc.) + plain text scripts. You can make a E2B drive using Windows or linux.
- Extensive list of tested ISOs and payloads here - 99% of all linux ISOs will 'just work' by copying over the ISO file!
- No limit to the number of different Linux, Windows Install, WinPE, etc. ISOs or other payload files
- For most ISOs just 'Drag-and-Drop' - copy your ISO file directly onto your E2B USB drive (MBR\CSM booting only) and boot!
- UEFI+CSM booting of Windows Installers and Linux LiveCD payloads via a partition image (and most other UEFI-enabled payloads too, such as KonBoot).
- Can use a USB Hard disk with one or more partitions and still UEFI boot (even if they are all NTFS partitions) - no complex GPT partitions needed.
- Boot almost ANY type of linux 'LiveCD' ISO - just copy it over! Unlike XBOOT or YUMI, you don't have to wait for Easy2Boot to be updated to support a new linux ISO distro - Easy2Boot is generic.
- Boot to any UEFI 64-bit payload directly from the grub4dos menu without needing to reboot the system (via Clover).
- UEFI boot to an NTFS partition (via Clover + first FAT32 ptn).
- Supports Partition Image booting - make image files of any existing, bootable single-partition FAT32 or NTFS USB stick and add the files to E2B (e.g. add images of USB Flash drives made with YUMI, XBOOT, SARDU, WinSetupFromUSB, LiveUSB Creator, Rufus, USB Universal Installer, MSDaRT, Windows AIO installers, HP Utilities, etc.). Also supports dual partition images - e.g. FAT32 + NTFS.
- Install Windows XP to a system from UNMODIFIED 32-bit XP install ISOs (any number of different ISOs) to a IDE\SATA\AHCI\RAID\SCSI system - no need to integrate special mass-storage or F6 drivers! Also works with Server 2003 ISOs (can be automated using answer file).
- Install directly from any number of different Windows Vista/7/8/SVR2008R2/SVR2012/Win10 install ISO files (can be automated using an answer file).
- Boot directly from linux LiveCD ISOs with persistence - you can have all these (and more) on one Easy2Boot drive and boot them all with persistence - YLMF, Ubuntu, Fedora, StartOS, Porteus, pclinuxos, Backtrack5, kali-linux, Mint ISOs and more. e.g. you can even boot from the same linux ISO but have 2 or more persistence files, one for each different user. Persistence files can be larger than 4GB (if you format the E2B drive as NTFS).
- User configurable and fully documented - you can change the background wallpaper, headings and text colours, move the menu position, make your own sub-menus, make it beep when the menu loads, add your own GFXBoot menu, change menu font, use UTF-8 non-ASCII characters in the menus, define your own hotkeys, add your own language versions, etc. etc.
- You can use FAT32 or NTFS (or with a few limitations, use an exFAT or ext2 formatted drive).
- No need to re-partition or re-format your existing grub4dos USB drive (though I recommend you do for maximum compatibility with different systems).
- Because Easy2Boot is not a 'utility', you can prepare an Easy2Boot drive under Windows or linux. Once prepared, just copy over (or delete) any ISOs you like, at any time in the future.
- Variety of example 'skins'/themes included.
- Compatible with FlashBoot (for booting old systems that have trouble booting from USB due to non-standard USB BIOS boot support).
- Easy to update to the latest version - just overwrite the E2B files on your USB drive with the latest version.
- Variety of languages available
- Can boot some linux liveCD ISOs even if they are not contiguous
- It's FREE! Though donations (however small), are much appreciated to support this site and my work.