Package Details: multibootusb 8.8.0-3

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Package Base: multibootusb
Description: Boot multiple live Linux distros from a usb flash drive.
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Licenses: GPL
Submitter: Angel_Caido
Maintainer: Angel_Caido
Last Packager: Angel_Caido
Votes: 71
Popularity: 5.408713
First Submitted: 2015-08-20 19:45
Last Updated: 2017-06-01 01:49

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Angel_Caido commented on 2017-06-01 02:06

Dependency 'dbus-x11' has been removed. To answer some of the questions:
1. multibootusb didn't work on my system due to some strange problem with my multicard reader [with and without 'dbus-x11'].
2. I tried forcing my system to use 'dbus-x11' [removing 'dbus']. The system started behaving oddly. So, I reinstalled 'dbus'.
3. I use xfce as my Desktop Environment. sundar_ima said he uses KDE.

The bottom line is: sundar_ima is the developer, and I am the packager for multibootusb in the AUR. In my opinion, he knows more about the application than I do.

Please. Post and share your experience using this package. I've created a thread in the forums to talk about it. Visit

simona commented on 2017-05-31 10:10

==> ERRORE: Si è verificato un errore in build().
L'operazione sta per essere interrotta...
==> ERRORE: Makepkg non è riuscito a compilare dbus-x11.

duelle commented on 2017-05-30 12:49

I can also confirm that an installation of the current version (8.8.0-2) of multiboot without the 'dbus-x11' dependency works fine (removing and adding ISOs).
I took the PKGBUILD and only removed the 'dbus-x11' dependency before installing it.

lightdot commented on 2017-05-29 11:57

BTW, I've just tested the multibootusb 8.8.0-1 again and I can select ISO's just fine. To be clear, that's without dbus-x11, it's compiled with dbus from core.

@Angel_Caido, have you tested the dbus-x11 requirement yourself?

I'm guessing that there are other differences between sundar_ima's and my system that prevents him from using multibootusb compiled with dbus from core.

Can anyone else please test too?

lightdot commented on 2017-05-29 10:38

The new dependency conflicts one of the core packages. Is this approach absolutely necessary?

dbus-x11 and dbus are in conflict (libdbus). Remove dbus? [y/N]

I don't think the AUR version is offering quite the same level of quality and support. The dbus-x11 version remains at 1.10.14-1 while dbus is at 1.10.18-1, so the former has missed the last two or three upgrades already.

IMHO, many users will refrain from using multibususb from AUR due to this.

Angel_Caido commented on 2017-05-28 04:05

First of all: Apologies for the delay. Work keeps me away from the things I like to do.
Dependency "dbus-x11" has been added. Please, keep us posted of how this package behaves in your system.

sundar_ima commented on 2017-05-19 13:37

"dbus-x11" is absolute necessary. Otherwise, multibootusb may start but you wont be able to choose ISOs. Tested personally and submitted the reply here...

Angel_Caido commented on 2017-05-18 23:00

Bumped to version 8.8.0.
"dbus-x11" was left out because it required 'dbus' to be removed. If absolutely necesary I will include it as a dependency.

sundar_ima commented on 2017-05-14 17:04

See the link to same issue you have reported here Solution is also available.

sundar_ima commented on 2017-05-14 14:28


It looks like you have multicard/multiUSB hub reader which is causing the application to crash. Somehow, udev is able to detect this multicard/multiUSB hub reader as block device. Remove all other USB devices and insert USB disk directly in to your system for testing. I think it should work. This issue will be fixed in next upstream release.

But still I think you should update to the latest release of upstream which is why the aur is meant for. At lease you will get to know from other users and accordingly downgrade to whatever working version. Thanks.

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