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I would like to try out different Linux distros on the go using a USB flash drive.

Is it possible to install multiple Linux OSes on a single USB drive?

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There are several options available

Option 1: MultiBootUSB

You could try MultiBootUSB downloadable here

MultiBootUSB is available on SourceForge and appears to be a pretty popular program for just this kind of task. The MultiBootUSB software is also a portable application, meaning you simply put the MultiBootUSB-6.4.1.exe file onto your USB drive and run it all from the USB drive.

Option 2: XBoot

You could try XBoot, it has considerably more documentation that MultiUSBBoot, although not really needed it's nice to know it's there, it's downloadable Here

The speed with which XBoot added the ISO files was also blindingly fast – mere seconds per ISO – versus the hour it took me to load the same ISOs into MultiBootUSB.

Option 3: YUMI

Downloadable here - I don't have much experience with this tool, so I'm not going to say anything about it.

For your consideration, there is a great MakeUseOf article on this topic, located here

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There's a tool that can do just that: http://www.pendrivelinux.com/

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While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes. –  Jens Erat May 24 '13 at 15:59
    
Does this tool do multiple OS installations? I'm having a hard time finding it on the site. –  Tanner May 24 '13 at 16:48
    
Nice I'll definitely check out pendrive linux. –  Marth Neo May 26 '13 at 0:23

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