How-to use SARDU MultiBoot Creator

How-to use SARDU MultiBoot Creator

This guide is a How-to use SARDU MultiBoot Creator step by step.
This  presents an overview of software installation, use and maintenance from download to first pen drive multiboot.

Put multiple ISOs in one bootable USB MultiBoot

SARDU MultiBoot creator is a software to create a MultiBoot pen drive allowing to put multiple live CD ISOs file in one bootable USB stick.
It’s available here the list of ISOs managed by SARDU.

Download last version of SARDU

Download last SARDU version compressed package file
How-to use SARDU MultiBoot Creator – Download last version

First of all download last version of SARDU, in your browser  navigate to the following link , download the package as compressed file for your Operating System.
Extracts the contents of a package to a specified folder*.
SARDU is a standalone portable software,  do not need installation and can be run directly from the folder by clicking the executable file.
Does necessarily require network connection to function (obtain the ISOs and register the software)**.

First Launch

 

HowTo use SARDU MultiBoot Creator - unregistered version
HowTo use SARDU MultiBoot Creator – unregistered version

If you have a serial number, activation will be part of the first launch process since accept the license.​
A messagebox invite to register for free your copy of SARDU MultiBoot Creator.
Free registration is optional but strongly recommended becouse only registered and PRO version download the updated ISOs database in real time.
Especially relevant SARDU integrates a downloader to downlod the ISOs from the manufacturer sites. Registered version can download three ISOs simultaneously.

 

SARDU downloading ISOs
SARDU downloading ISOs

With a right click –> download will automatically appear in the download queue.  Created your queue another step is  manually initiate the download within download section.
Downloaded the ISOs the red icon becomes light blu, in conclusion the file path will complete the appropriate column.
As a result the inline checkbox can be selected and the ISOs  to be added to the pendrive.

If you have previously download the ISOs you have two possibility: double click in the second column or right click in the name of the ISO and look the file.
All the files may have a different path.
The ISOs are archived by default in a subfolder named ISO.
SARDU MultiBoot Creator can insert more ISOs in one step.
Users can enable the ones you wish to be copied to the USB stick.

Finally: create the USB drive MultiBoot

Insert the flash drive  into the computer, looking in the right column and click on Search USB button.

Select every ISO you want to add to your USB stick.

USB selected
USB selected

Make sure you select the correct USB drive, recommended FAT32, verifying the data, as sufficient capacity,  in the appropriate section.

Then again in the right column, click Create USB to start the installation. The process will take a while, depending on the operating system ISOs have been selected.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Please don’t use path with special characters, only alphanumeric characters.
** User can import the ISO files and register the software manually.

Boot a PC – MAC from USB device UEFI or Legacy

How to Boot a PC from a USB device UEFI or Legacy?

This guide also contains a number of recommendations to ensure the efficiency of the external USB device UEFI or BIOS Legacy mode boot procedure.

If you are reading this guide, probably you have built a multibootable device with SARDU MultiBoot Creator.

First of all we have to  change some Computer BIOS Settings*:

  • Disable Secure Boot: find the Secure Boot settings, and if possible, set it to Disabled. This option is usually in either the Security tab, the Boot tab, or the Authentication tab.
  • Enable Legacy CSM Boot Support:  find and enable the launch CSM (Compatibility Support Module) or the Legacy Boot. This option is usually in the Boot tab.
  • Change the BIOS boot order: Change the BIOS boot order so the USB device option is listed first. This option is usually in the Boot tab.
  • Enable BBS popup: some PCs have the BBS (BIOS Boot Screen) popup option disabled. Please enable it. This option is usually in the Boot tab.Finally save changes and exit. Restart your computer.

Watch for BBS PopUp message

Boot PC POST messages
Press DEL to run SETUP
Press F8 for BBS POPUP

Usually, during the POST,  the message press Fx key to get boot menu appears. Please take this shortcut to choose from the list the bootable device.

ESC F8 F12 to BBS PopUp

bbs-popup UEFI - Legacy boot from USB
bbs-popup UEFI – Legacy boot from USB

Bios Shortcut for Desktop

MotherboardBIOSHotkeyFunction
AcerDelEnter Setup
F12Boot Menu
ASRockAMIF2 or DelRun Setup
F6Instant Flash
F11Boot Menu
TABSwitch Screeb
AsusPhoenix-AwardDelBios Setup
TABDisplay BIOS POST Message
F8Boot Menu
ALT + F2Asus EZ flash 2
F4Asus Core Unlocker
BioStrarPhoenix-AwardF8Enable System Configuration
F9Select Booting Device after POST
DelEnter SETUP
ChainTechAwardDelEnter SETUP
ALT + F2Enter AWDFLASH
ECS (EliteGrour)AMIDelEnter Setup
F11BBS Popup
FoxConn (WinFast)TABPOST Screen
DelSetup
EscBoot Menu
GigaByteAwardEscSkip Memory Test
DelEnter Setup/Q-Flash
F9Xpress Recovery Xpress Recovery 2
F12Boot Menu
IntelAMIF2Enter Setup
MSI (MicroStar)Enter Setup
Shortcut for Desktop Bios and BBS Popup

Bios Shortcut for Notebooks

ManufacturerBIOSHotkeyFunction
AcerPhoenixF2Enter Setup
F12Boot Menu (Change Boot Device,Multi Boot Selection Menu)
Alt+F10D2D Recovery (disk-to-disk system recovery)
AsusAMIF2Enter Setup
ESCPopup Menu
F4Easy Flash
Phoenix-AwardDELBIOS Setup
F8Boot Menu
BenqPhoenixF2BIOS Setup
DellPhoenix,AptioF2Setup
F12Boot Menu
eMachines (Acer)PhoenixF12Boot Menu
Fujitsu SiemensAMIF2BIOS Setup
F12Boot Menu
Gateway (Acer)PhoenixClick mouse or EnterMenu
F2BIOS Settings
F10Boot Menu
F12PXE Boot
HP (Hewlett-Packard)/ CompaqInsydeESCStartup Menu
F1System Information
F2System Diagnostics
F9Boot Device Options
F10BIOS Setup
F11System Recovery
EnterContinue Startup
Lenovo (IBM)Phoenix SecureCore TianoF2Setup
F12MultiBoot Menu
MSI (Micro Star)***DELSetup
F11Boot Menu
TABshow POST screen
F3Recovery
Packard Bell (Acer)PhoenixF2Setup
F12Boot Menu
ToshibaPhoenixEsc,F1,F2enter Setup
Toshiba Satellite A300F12bios
Shortcuts for Notebooks BIOS and BBS Popup

Boot from  legacy  or UEFI **

SARDU MultiBoot USB Menu
SARDU MultiBoot USB boot Menu

With Windows 10, if you don’t see the boot options, it may be necessary press the Shift button while shutdown or restart the PC.

How to boot a Mac from a USB device? **

UEFI Boot Mac
Booting a Mac from a USB UEFI built with SARDU MultiBoot Creator
  • Turn on your Mac by pressing the power button, by choosing Restart in the Apple menu if it’s already on.
  • Press and hold the Option (⌥) key immediately upon hearing the startup chime. Release the key after Startup Manager appears.
    Startup Manager will scan and list connected drives and volumes that can be booted from.
  • Highlight the volume you want to use by using your trackpad or mouse, or left and right arrow keys on the keyboard.
  • in conclusion press the Return key  or Double-click  to boot your Mac from the selected volume.

*Only with recent PCs that support UEFI boot
** Only Pro version of SARDU MultiBoot Creator support UEFI boot

 

SARDU MultiBoot Creator Free – Pro

SARDU MultiBoot Creator Windows TAB GUI
Multiboot with multiple Windows Installer and Windows PE on one USB stick. Installer of Windows XP, Vista, Seven, Eight , Ten

SARDU MultiBoot Creator updates never stops

The tool SARDU  MultiBoot Creator is a useful software designed to help you create an emergency rescue CD or USB drive with various rescue CDs antivirus, Linux distributions, recovery utilities, Windows PE , Windows installer and more.

SARDU unregistered version
SARDU unregistered version
OLD ISOs database

SARDU Multiboot Creator manage a large collection of bootables ISOs, more than 200, these  are continuously verified and updatedAll regular updates are automatically applied to all SARDU softwares for  free registered and PRO users .

 

 

 

SARDU registered version
SARDU registered version
ISOs database updated

If you are not a SARDU registered user click here to find how  you can become a registered user for free, you’ll then be asked to enter some basic information like your first name, last name, date of birth, and country.

Don’t worry, SARDU will never share your personal details with anyone else.

After the registration it takes a few  seconds to get your serial number to activate your software emailed to you.

I’ve signed up to SARDU, what now?

Please launch the SARDU MultiBoot Creator  software for Windows or GNU Linux, if you haven’t already download the software please make it from here, press register menu and compile the form with your email and your serial number. As a result the software  download in real time last updated database of ISOs managed  customized according to your license.

I’ve registered my SARDU Multiboot Creator software, what now?

You’ll find individual tabs for Antivirus, Utility, Linux, and Windows, as well as a Pro users only “Extra” tab.
First of all please choose your ISO software, download and select them.
Furthermore SARDU tools integrate a downloader.
We have all selected operating systems. Now we have to copy them to a USB flash drive to create the multibootable USB  with our choices. Look for one with sufficient capacity and format it in FAT32.
Click Create USB button to start the installation. The process will take a while, depending on the operating system choosed and fastest pendrive used.

bbs-popup UEFI - Legacy boot from USB
bbs-popup UEFI – Legacy boot from USB

Shut down your computer and insert the USB flash drive. Turn it on and press the ‘BBS popup‘ shortcut key to boot from a USB on your computer.
Finally SARDU MultiBoot menu should start instead of the operating system (ISOs) you have installed.

Especially relevant know that SARDU it’s incremental. User can add or remove ISOs software from the USB  later.