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I have a 2GB Sandisk Micro Cruzer which I use to store some useful data and programs.
I am looking to install some live CD's (some linux distro's) in addition to the data already on the drive.
Is there a way to create a boot menu, so that when the USB drive is plugged in, there is a boot menu similar to one that is used when dual booting to operating systems in Windows, from which I can choose which live CD i want to boot into, or whether to skip and boot into windows?

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hi, welcome to geekstothrow. I often misuderstand the question but a lot of computers these days have the boot sequence option including the usb sourse, so just muke it first option and then when your usb scandisk is not pluged into the computer's USB port the computer will just boot from the harddrive as normal.
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Yeah I know how to set my computer to boot off the USB drive, but my question is whether there is a way to put multiple live CD's on the USB, so that when the computer boots to it, there will be options to which I can boot to, as well as an option to skip the USB boot, and go directly into windows.
Thanks for your help
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When you install another OS on your thumb drive, I doubt it will auto detect another OS like it does when you install a full version. I'm sure if you installed GRUB or another boot loader and configured it.
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