Kingston Datatraveler 100G3 (64Gb) is now multibootable thnx to Easy2Boot+RMPrepUSB

Peer Gynnt 07/04/2015
Hi guys,
The last months I spend tons of time trying to make a brandnew Kingston Datatraveler 100G3 (64Gb) bootable, even multibootable.
I tried other tools like Yumi, Xboot, MultibootUSB, UniversalUSB and Sardu and some other stuff. Usually,they work very fine on other USB-sticks but not his time.
Because I bought a new stick I could contact Kingston support who told me that it was not designed to make it bootable. See their explantion at the end of this comment.
A few weeks ago I ran into an article on RUFUS and that's the first time I got my stick bootable! I tested it with SLAX. Than I start looking again for more multiboot solutions and Pete Batard was so kind to point me in the right direction of you guys. (See
I tested it sofar with SLAX, Caine, Artistx, Avilinux, Bodhi, Tails, Blackarch and planning to test al lot of other distros.
So, thank you very much. I'll spread the word.
Thnx, Peer

============start Kingston support reply==============
Please note that Kingston Technology does not support the bootability of our DataTraveler USB products, this is why there is no software application available for download on our website capable of facilitating this.
While we are aware of the popularity of converting removable USB flash drives into bootable media, it is because we use a large number of different controller and NAND Flash combinations that we cannot guarantee that each of them will be suitable for conversion.
This may work for some drives, for others it may not.
In order to be able to convert a removable storage device into a fixed drive, there are a number of dependancies that apply.
The first thing to point out is that converting a removable flash storage medium into a fixed drive requires a tweak in the firmware and so the success or failure of the conversion can depend on the type of software used for the attempt.
Furthermore a standard USB drive is designed for sequential read and writes, rather than random read and write speeds, whereby booting from the USB will be very slow and shorten the life expectancy of the DataTraveler.
Therefore we cannot guarantee the longevity and reliability of the drive within the warranty period, and could offer no further support in case of drive failure.
As long as the drive is working in the manner in which it has been designed, manufactured and tested, it is considered to be functioning according to its specifications.
If you purchased the product with the express intention to use it as a bootable drive and have found that it is not possible to convert its properties, we regret that we are unable to provide you with any additional assistance to use it in this manner.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
=========end of Kingston reply==========

But we know better :-). There is a solution and it's called Easy2Boot.

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