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    Trying to Create Bootable USB X3 Partitions With Testing Distros

    Can I have 3 different bootable Linux distro each on their own partitions on 1 USB thumbdrive, but what would happen when you insert the thumbdrive? Would a boot menu load first asking the user which partition you would like to start from?

    I would like to eliminate any extra steps so that I can just plug in the thumbdrive and it goes into an autoloader mode to install the Linux distro, but a simple boot menu as described above is fine besides anything else further. Will this be possible and how much space would I need for this per partition, per Linux distro?

    And with a new USB - (SanDisk Ultra Luxe 32GB USB 3.1 SDCZ74-032G-G46) after reformatting to EXT4 for these partitions will I be wiping away any vital Linux drivers or kernels that would prevent me from doing the set up what Iíve described above? thanks in advance for your advice.

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    totally doable! You can have 3 distros on separate partitions
    when you plug the USB, a boot menu should pop up, letting you choose which distro to start

    space-wise, aim for at least 10-15GB per distro. formatting to EXT4 shouldn't wipe any vital stuff. just be careful during partitioning.

    give it a shot, and happy distro testing

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