Package Details: multibootusb 8.4.0-1

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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: 44
Popularity: 3.390608
First Submitted: 2015-08-20 19:45
Last Updated: 2016-12-28 02:25

Latest Comments

Angel_Caido commented on 2016-12-28 02:26

Bumped to 8.4.0. Added Dependency "python-zix".
Happy Holidays.

sundar_ima commented on 2016-12-27 14:49

Version 8.4.0 is out. greenfuse is correct, on some distros 'python-six' is also required.

greenfuse commented on 2016-12-20 11:57

A dependency that I needed is python-six

Angel_Caido commented on 2016-12-09 00:36

python2-pyqt5 removed from dependencies.

sundar_ima commented on 2016-12-07 09:06

python2-pyqt5 is not necessary. Please remove it from list of dependencies.

Angel_Caido commented on 2016-12-06 00:51

Multibootusb bumped to 8.3.0.

sundar_ima commented on 2016-12-05 15:57

Version 8.3.0 is released.

multibootusb is not depends on ou may want to remove it.

Angel_Caido commented on 2016-11-29 03:14

I am considering to add gksu as a dependency. This application requires admin privileges; so -in order to grant them- pkexec is called so that the user can enter his/her password. The problem is that pkexec keeps returning the following error:
Starting multibootusb GUI...
QXcbConnection: Could not connect to display
/usr/sbin/multibootusb-pkexec: line 6: 3189 Aborted (core dumped) pkexec --disable-internal-agent "/usr/bin/multibootusb" "$@"

and if I run "pkexec multibootusb", then I get only:
Starting multibootusb GUI...
QXcbConnection: Could not connect to display
Aborted (core dumped)

A workaround would be using gksudo [which is part of gksu] instead of pkexec. I could modify the menu launcher to do so.
I'm open to suggestions.

sundar_ima commented on 2016-11-28 18:09

The actual path to multibootusb executable ' /usr/sbin/multibootusb' and path specified in '/usr/sbin/multibootusb-pkexec' & '' are different.

Both the files will have path to executable as '/usr/bin/multibootusb' However, you need to correct it as '/usr/sbin/multibootusb' in both the files. This should solve the error you are getting.

George commented on 2016-11-28 16:06

If you have an error «PermissionError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/usr/share/multibootusb/data/version.txt'» then you need execute:

sudo chmod +r /usr/share/multibootusb/data/version.txt

and then again

yaourt -S multibootusb

Angel_Caido commented on 2016-11-28 04:50

PKGBUILD Updated and bumped to 8.2.0.
Still having problems when launching multibootusb from the menu and from the terminal [calling the executable /usr/sbin/multibootusb-pkexec].

Run multibootusb from the terminal with either "sudo multibootusb" or "gksudo multibootusb"

sundar_ima commented on 2016-11-27 13:25

Version 8.2.0 is released

Angel_Caido commented on 2016-11-24 05:01

OK. I updated the PKGBUILD for MultiBootUSB. I added some dependencies. I also changed permissions to the file multibootusb.desktop [as requested by satriani].
On my end it built and installed correctly. I just have a few observations to make:
1. Remove any old version before installing this one.
2. For some reason I can't yet understand, the executable ["multibootusb-pkexec"] gives me the following error [when ran from the terminal]:
Starting multibootusb GUI...
QXcbConnection: Could not connect to display
/usr/sbin/multibootusb-pkexec: line 6: 3189 Aborted (core dumped) pkexec --disable-internal-agent "/usr/bin/multibootusb" "$@"

I think it has something to do with QT5 and pkexec. [I'm] Not sure.

3. If you want to run it properly use one of the following commands instead:
sudo multibootusb
gksudo multibootusb

Let me know if you can find a solution to this or if something else comes up.

Angel_Caido commented on 2016-11-24 03:42

Really odd. Last time I built and checked this package [and after a few minor corrections to the PKGBUILD] it went through flawlessly. Now I encounter more errors. I honestly don't know where they all come from. I'm trying to solve the ones that I have encountered.
According to, this version now depends on: mtools, util-linux, parted, python3-qt5 [which is provided by python-pyqt5], python-dbus, and pkexec [which is provided by polkit].

AdrianoML commented on 2016-11-23 15:12

This package is full of problems, missing dependencies for python3/python3-pyqt5 and plenty of files with missing read permission.

satriani commented on 2016-11-21 08:26

-rw------- 1 root root 191 20. Nov 09:41 multibootusb.desktop

wrong permission.
Please add to PKGBUILD "chmod 755 /usr/share/applications/multibootusb.desktop"

sundar_ima commented on 2016-11-21 07:20

Your PKGBUILD is not correct. The latest version is based on pyqt5 and p7zip is also missing.

Angel_Caido commented on 2016-11-21 03:07

PKGBUILD updated. Thanks for your patience.

sundar_ima commented on 2016-11-20 12:01

The latest version is released

It would be nice if you report the issues you encountered. This will be helpful in solving the issue faster.

Angel_Caido commented on 2016-11-19 16:15

I shall update the PKGBUILD as soon as I make sure that Multibootusb is working properly. I have read that it has some errors.

GeoffMaciolek commented on 2016-11-12 22:39

Hey, here's the PKGBUILD I made for 8.0.0:


# Contributor: Jonas Heinrich <>
# Former Maintainer: sundar_ima <>
# Maintainer: Angel_Caido <geussepe at gmail dot com>>

pkgdesc="Boot multiple live Linux distros from a usb flash drive."
#depends=("python2-pyqt4" "mtools" "util-linux" "parted")
depends=("python>=3.0.0" "python-pyqt5" "python-dbus" "mtools" "util-linux" "parted")

package () {
cd "$srcdir/$pkgname-$pkgver"
python3 install --root="$pkgdir/" --optimize=1

sundar_ima commented on 2016-11-06 15:44

New version is released.

Angel_Caido commented on 2016-07-25 02:49

PKGBUILD Updated. I apologize for the delay. Thank you so much for the information.

xpt commented on 2016-07-19 06:01

Please change:

OblivioVItae commented on 2016-07-07 21:20

Yep, wait correct or report..
I send mail to Angel_Caido, wait one-two day..

f4bio commented on 2016-07-02 18:19

correct sources url:

Angel_Caido commented on 2016-01-16 01:28

Thanks for the information. PKGBUILD has been updated.

greenfuse commented on 2015-12-29 00:43

The download must have changed, I needed to provide a new sha512sum.


Mikaela commented on 2015-11-13 10:14

This package should also depend on `parted` which it doesn't depend on some reason causing tracebacks.