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Date:      Sat, 02 May 2015 08:47:18 -0453
From:      "William A. Mahaffey III" <>
Subject:   Re: How to restore a USB drive converted to bootable
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On 05/01/15 18:51, Dave wrote:
> On Friday 01 May 2015 17:20:10 William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
>> I am about to do some OS installs (NetBSD & OpenBSD, as it happens) on
>> boxen under construction. I would also like to use UBCD on a flash drive
>> to memcheck those boxen prior to installation. If I prep a USB thumb
>> drive as either a bootable UBCD drive or an over-the-WWW installer, I
>> wipe out the drive for its original use. Is there a way to restore the
>> drive back to its original functionality if I wanted to ? I will
>> probably use this box, AMD64 FreeBSD 9.3R-p13, for the prepping, BTW,
>> just to bring it sorta on-topic  ....
> one potentially heretical answer is to use yumi, available from
> It's a Windows program which puts syslinux on a FAT32 pendrive and allows you to boot multiple images/ISOs from a menu while retaining the "normal" usage of the pendrive.  The possible downside is you need a Windows computer to build and/or maintain it.
> There is a Linux version in development too but I've not looked at that for a while.
> Disclaimer.  I have no connection to Yumi or  Just a happy user for a number of years.
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Hmmmm .... bit of an issue for me, I have *no* windows boxen currently 
working, 1 VM on this box as it happens, but I don't have the networking 
going (yet) or other peripherals, so that's a hurdle .... I will looking 
yumi in some fashion, thanks :-).


	William A. Mahaffey III


	"The M1 Garand is without doubt the finest implement of war
	 ever devised by man."
                            -- Gen. George S. Patton Jr.

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