February 17, 2010 · General · Email This Post

multicd.sh is a shell script designed to build a multiboot CD image containing many different Linux distributions and/or utilities.

The advantages to making a CD with this script are:

* You don't need to burn multiple CDs for small distributions.
* If you already have the ISO images, it is not necessary to download them again.
* When a new version of one of the distributions is released, you can simply download the new version and run the script again to build a new multiboot image.

Install multicd in Ubuntu

First you need to download multicd.sh from here

Now you need to open terminal and go to the location where did you downloaded the previous step in my case /home/ruchi/

From the terminal run the following commands

cd /home/ruchi/ (this may be different for you)

Open a terminal, go to the multicd folder and type:

chmod +x multicd-5.1.sh

sudo ./multicd-5.1.sh

The script will detect which images are present and make a CD for you. They will appear on the menu of the final CD in the order they are listed

Screen shot

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8 Comments to “multicd.sh – Combine several CDs into one”

  1. Steven says:

    Will this make the CD bootable? Or better yet, if I have a bootable USB drive, will this allow me to boot an ISO form it?

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  2. admin says:

    Main advantage is you can use this script to create single boot CD for multiple distributions

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  3. Rehan says:

    Do I have to mount the ISOs Or I have to cpoy them in multicd directory?? How will the script will detect the images?? would you please describe the whole proccess!!

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    admin Reply:

    just copy iso files is enough

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  4. Rehan says:

    Ok got it, works perfectly thanks a lot!!!

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  5. 6r00k14n says:

    If you use Feather Linux, you will run into a problem. Theror is an error at about line: 823. The fix is simple, and I will notify the author, but I will explain the problem.

    If you have a file named feather.iso, the script will process Feather Linux properly, but then it will attempt to process PCLinuxOS LXDE by looking for pclx.iso

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  6. Bit Hacker says:

    copying the iso images to the script directory would be enough, you can write the iso image to the USB Flash Drive and it works perfectly. You can take a look at the compatible ISOs on the script home page.

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  7. newtoUbuntu says:

    Not working for Ubuntu. It boot into busybox. Any one know what happen and how to fix this?

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