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List of all tested Payload Files + Instructions

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Contents

List 1a - Normal MBR booting (not UEFI)
List 1b - 'Special' ISOs (MBR booting)
List 1c - non-contiguous ISO files (MBR-booting via ISOBOOT)
List 1d - These are not supported (i.e. they don't work - sorry!)
List 2a - UEFI booting (from FAT32-formatted .imgPTN image files)
List 2b - MBR\CSM booting (from .imgPTN image files)
List 3   - grub2 menu system (for UEFI-booting of non-UEFI ISOs)
 
  • For most ISOs (except Windows Install ISOs), just copy the ISO file to the \_ISO\MAINMENU folder.
  • Try to avoid spaces and special characters in file names - use _ instead of a space. If it works, then try it with spaces.
  • Some files may require the file extension to be changed (if so, it will be mentioned in the list below) 
  • Some may require you to add and edit a .mnu file (if so, it will be mentioned in the list below). Sample .mnu files can be found in the E2B download in the \_ISO\docs\Sample mnu Files folder. Look also for sample .txt files.
  • Generally, if it works for one version of a distro, it will work with any version of the same family/type.
  • If an ISO doesn't seem to work correctly or you want to UEFI-boot from it, use the MPI Tool Kit and convert it to a FAT32 .imgPTN partition image.
  • It is possible to add multiple, fully-installed linux OS's (see blog) and WindowsToGo OS's (see blog)
  • If installing from a bootable linux ISO, specify /dev/sdX4 as the cdrom source device (this will be the ISO file), where X is the USB drive letter, e.g. /dev/sdb4. Also try converting the ISO to a .imgPTN file using MPI_FAT32 (e.g. RedHat linux installation).
  • For .ISO files that boot to DOS - use .ISODOS01 file extension - the CD contents can then be found on DOS drive B: after booting.
  • Some DOS programs (e.g. BIOS updates, etc.) can be run directly from the E2B drive - run the DOS - FreeDos menu entry to boot to DOS; drive C: will be the USB drive (NTFS or FAT32 supported). See also the RMPrepUSB Tutorial #33 here on how to make bootable FreeDOS floppy disk images.
  • For Windows PE ISOs, try .ISOPE01 (mounts ISO as Y:). For WinBuilder PE ISOs see here. For E2B USB HDD drives, some WinPE ISOs may need to be converted to .imgPTN for full functionality.
  • For WinPE UEFI-booting, convert to FAT32 .imgPTN files.
  • If you still having problems and it is not in this list below, search this site first and then Contact Me and I will try to help.

Common 'gotchas':

  • Make sure all files are contiguous (Windows Installer ISOs don't need to be).
  • For Win 7/8/10 Install ISOs use a removable USB drive to avoid 'CD/DVD drive driver required' error (see here for workarounds). 
    Check what type of USB Flash drive you have (Fixed or Removable) by using RMPrepUSB.
  • The .isoPE and .isoPE01 file extensions require a Removable E2B drive or a WINHELPER USB Flash drive.
  • If using an E2B hard disk, convert Windows Installer Vista/7/8/10 ISO files to FAT32 .imgPTN files.
  • Use a USB 2.0 port if the correct USB 3.0 drivers are not contained in the ISO (e.g. Win7 and some linux ISOs).
  • Keep all files within the first 137GB if using a large USB HDD (due to a common BIOS bug)
  • You cannot UEFI-boot directly from an ISO file - to UEFI-boot, use a .imgPTN partition image file or the grub2 menu system.
  • Use .imgPTNLBAa23 instead of the .imgPTN file extension for better BIOS-boot compatability (ensure a 2nd partition is on your E2B USB drive). This will also allow access to the 2nd partition.
  • Special instructions for Windows 7 64-bit UEFI booting here
  • See FAQ for more details

Also check these useful Easy2Boot blog and Tutorial articles.

The entries in bold type below have been tested by me personally.

List 1a - Normal MBR booting (not UEFI)

  1. WINDOWS INSTALLER ISOs - Windows Server 2003, XP Home/Pro must be copied to the correct \_ISO\WINDOWS\xxx folder.
    For XP ISOs that contain a $OEM$ folder, some ISOs may work (e.g. this updated 2013 32-bit XP Install ISO).
    For others, use WinSetupFromUSB to make a USB Flash drive and then use the MPI Tool Kit to make a partition image .imgPTN file from the Flash drive.
  2. WINDOWS INSTALLER ISOs - Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Server 2012, Server 2K8R2, Windows 10, Server 2016 - must be copied to the correct \_ISO\WINDOWS\xxx folder. For Win8/8.1/10 you must specify the correct Product Key or you may get a 'license' error or some other error. 
    If using a Fixed-disk type of E2B USB drive, a Helper Flash drive is also required for Vista/7/8/10 - OR - convert to a .imgPTN file using the MPI Tool Kit
    For all non-standard Vista/7/8/10 ALL-IN-ONE (AIO) ISOs, WinPE, Windows Repair and Microsoft Deployment Tool (MDT) ISOs - convert to a .imgPTN file using the MPI Tool Kit (use FAT32 if possible for UEFI boot support).
    Special instructions for Windows 7 64-bit UEFI booting here
    Note: Some Windows Installer ISOs (Vista/7/8/10) that don't require a Product Key may 'just work' if you rename them with a .isope01 file extension and place them in any 'normal' payload folder - e.g. \_ISO\MAINMENU. You must use a Removable flash drive so that you get the LOADISO blue console window or convert them to .imgPTN files or use a 'Helper' USB Flash drive.

  3. Windows Server 2003 Installer X13-04874.img - rename to .iso (use '2K3' in filename - e.g. Windows2K3.iso) and place in the \_ISO\WINDOWS\XP folder and treat as if installing XP. Usually will work using the DPMS2 mass storage drivers for XP. 

  4. Windows Server 2013 - see blog post he re
  5. Windows 98 Install ISO - rename to .isoDOS01 - CD files will be on B: drive. See RMPrepUSB Tutorial 117 - see blog post h ere. Can also make a .imgPTN file.
  6. Windows ME Install ISO - rename to .isoDOS01 - CD files will be on B: drive. See RMPrepUSB Tutorial 117 - see blog post here. Can also make a .imgPTN file.
  7. Tablet PC 2005 (XP SP2) and Media Center Installer ISO(s) - see blog post here.
  8. Windows 7 Recovery CD (also try .isoPE01)
  9. Windows 7/8/10 PE - use .iso or .iso01 - for WinPE's that require acccess to the WinPE CD once it has booted, if a removable USB E2B drive use .isoPE01. Note: .isoPE/.isoPE01 requires a Removable E2B drive or a WINHELPER USB Flash drive so that the ISO is loaded as a virtual drive  - if a USB HDD E2B drive, try converting to a .imgPTN file. 
  10. Windows 7/8/10 OS WinToGo .VHD or .VHDX files - the file does not need to be contiguous and can be on another partition (v1.69+) - for instructions see blog post here and for a really easy method - see here. Quick instructions for CSM\MBR booting: use WinToUSB to make a bootable USB WinToGo drive  (using a VHD) - boot from the USB drive and complete Windows Setup - copy VHD file to E2B's \_ISO\WIN folder.
  11. WindowsXPToGo from a .VHD file, rename to .VHDBOOT - see Tutorial 110.
  12. Windows 7/8/10 single-image PE3 .WIM files - e.g. Win8.1PESE boot.wim file - the file does not need to be contiguous and can be on another partition (v1.69+)
  13. WinBuilder Win7PE-based ISOs - see blog here and instructions here
  14. ERD Commander 2005 or 2007 or MSDaRT 5.0 ISOs, Windows Recovery ISOs - use the .isomemF01 or .isomemwinv file extension or use the ERD5_DPMS.mnu sample file. See blog post here and this website page here.
  15. MSDaRT 6.0, 6.5 7.0 8.0 8.1 - Win 7 32&64-bit - rename to .isoPE or .isoPE01 file extension. See blog post here.
  16. WinFE - Forensic WinPE - rename file extension as .iso01 and place in root of E2B drive - see blog here.
  17. Windows For Legacy PCs (winflp) - try .isofiramem or .isowinvmem file extensions for the install ISO.
  18. Windows.7.SP1.Super.Lite.x86.v2.0.iso Win7 Lite install ISO - use .isope01 extension (requires USB Removable E2B flash drive or Helper Flash drive - must see blue console Window to load ISO as virtual drive)
  19. Windows 7 livecd from usb.iso
  20. PicoXP
  21. raring-dvd-i386.iso Edubuntu 13.04 Alpha 1 Test Build
  22. systemrescuecd-x86-3.1.2.iso SystemRescueCD
  23. xbmcbuntu xbmcbuntu-12.00-RC1.Intel-NVIDIA.iso (use .mnu file for persistence)
  24. AVG Rescue CD 120.120823 AVG Rescue Toolkit CD
  25. AVG Rescue USB ZIP file -  avg_arl_cdi_all_120_150814a10442.iso  see Sample mnu Files\linux\AVG_Rescue_USB.mnu will support updates - or drag-and-drop onto MPI_FAT32 (but requires 1GB image file)
  26. Kaspersky Rescue CD 10.0.31.4 Kaspersky Rescue Disk ISO here (see blog here for persistent updates)
  27. Bitdefender Rescue CD 2.0.0 Bitdefender ISO here  (.mnu for persistence only works for older ISOs - persistence not available on newer 2013+ ISOs - use .imgPTN file and UEFI Clover boot for persistent updates)
  28. Dr Web AV CD
  29. Rising AV CD
  30. VBA Rescue CD
  31. EScan Toolkit 
  32. Anvi Rescue Disk 11 Rescue.iso
  33. Panda Safe CD 4.4.3.0 Panda Security ISO here (if display problems type live vga=ask in very first menu)
  34. GParted Live CD 0.14.0-1 Gnome Partition Editor ISO here
  35. PartedMagic (pmagic) 2012_11_30, 2012_11_30.iso, 2013_05_01.iso, pmagic_2014_09_29.iso, pmagic_2016_07_12.iso Parted  Magic - see blog here and sample .mnu files if Live Session save feature is wanted + language settings. Alternative: for Live Session, hold down SHIFT key before pressing ENTER key (dummy xxx.SQFS file required). 
  36. Partition Wizard Bootable CD 7.6.1  
  37. Partition Wizard Home/Free Edition pwhe78.iso 
  38. EaseUS Todo Backup Free 5.0 EaseUS Todo Backup Free ISO here  Tip: use file extension .isoBF to remove 'Press any key to boot from CD' prompt.
  39. EaseUS Disk Copy Free 2.3.1 EaseUS Disk Copy Features ISO here
  40. EaseUS ToDo Emergency Disk
  41. EaseUS Partition Master Pro boot iso (tip: Use .isoBF to prevent the 'Press any key to boot from CD or DVD' prompt.)
  42. Darik's Boot And Nuke 2.2.7 Darik's Boot and Nuke (DBAN) ISO here
  43. Ophcrack XP Live CD 3.4.0 ophcrack-notables-livecd-3.6.0.iso Ophcrack sourceforge ISO here .mnu file available in \_ISO\docs\Sample mnu files\Windows Password folder - if using ISO file must extract top-level \tables folder to USB:\tables folder on USB drive.  Extra instructio ns here
  44. Ophcrack Vista/7 Live CD 3.4.0 Ophcrack sourceforge ISO here  .mnu file available in \_ISO\docs\Sample mnu files\Windows Password folder - if using ISO file must extract top-level \tables folder to USB:\tables folder on USB drive. No USB 3.0 drivers in 2014 versions - use USB 2.0 ports. No exFAT (FAT32/NTFS is OK)  Extra instructions here
  45. KonBoot 2/1.1 Piotrbania Kon-Boot [1.1 Fre eISO h ere] (requires .mnu file FD0-konboot-v1.1-2in1.mnu from \_ISO\docs\Sample mnu files\Windows Password folder). See blo g for details. For a KonBoot floppy disk image, try the extension .imgfdhd01. You can also make a FAT32 .imgPTN directly from a KonBoot flash drive (for UEFI-booting, make sure you also copy the whole \EFI folder too).
  46. Offline NT Password & Registry Editor 110511 140201 Pogostick Offline NT Password & Registry Editor ISO here
  47. Ultimate Boot CD 5.1.1, 5.2.3 Ultimate Boot CD ISO here
  48. Ubuntu 12.10, 13.04 Ubun tu & Ca nonical ISOs h ere - use .mnu file to run with persistence. For Install use  'mount /dev/sdb4 /cdrom' in shell then exit and detect CD-ROM.
  49. HDT 0.5.2 HDT  ISO here
  50. Memtest86+ 
  51. Memtest86 passmark version (recommended)  5.1.0 (tip: for UEFI booting convert the ISO to a .imgPTN file)
  52. WebConverger 16.0 Boots to a web browser
  53. LPS DoD
  54. Microsoft Windows Memory Diagnostic windiag.iso (made by mtinst.exe)
  55. PING 3.02 - pdf manual - details on advanced menu for backup here
  56. HDDGuru MHDD mhdd32ver4.6.iso,  Magic_Boot_Disk_ISO_v2.0.iso (DOS based but works for non-SATA drives) - for floppy image use .IMA file extension.
  57. BootMed
  58. Puppy Linux Precise ISO precise-5.4.3.iso  Lucid Puppy Linux 5.1 - try .isopup file extension for variety of different systems (for Save/persistence on USB Flash Drive you need the Puppy_Precise_USB_Flash_Persistence.mnu file, for USB HDD you need Puppy_Precise_USB_HDD_Persistence .mnu).
    For Legacy OS 2.1, you need to make a FAT32 .imgPTN file from the ISO, then edit the new \syslinux.cfg file inside the image to use PMEDIA=usbflash instead of PMEDIA=idehd. It will then boot from a USB drive. Note: To boot under a VM, you need to delete the PMEDIA=usbflash or, if that doesn't work, use PMEDIA=satahd or PMEDIA=idehd depending on what controller you have configured the USB drive under. You may find it usefull to increase the size of the .imgPTN to allow puppy to save files to the partition.
  59. Knoppix V7.05 KNOPPIX_V7.0.5CD-2012-12-21-EN.iso, KNOPPIX_V7.2.0DVD-2013-06-16-EN.iso - To add Persistence - see here
  60. SeaTools  Seagate HDD DOS ISO SeaToolsDOS223ALL.ISO (Press I for Ignore if using an emulator) (will test non-Seagate disks too).
  61. WD Drive Fitness Test dft32_v416_b00.iso
  62. Acronis True Image 2013 & 2014 & 2016 ISOs  (useful how to use Acronis here)
  63. Tails For a USB Flash drive just use the .ISO file (persistence is not allowed on the boot volume) (http://tails .boum.org/) - Note: If booting from an E2B USB HDD you MUST use the Tails_for_USB_HDD_Persistent.mnu file in the \_ISO\docs\Sample mnu file folder. This .mnu file also allows you to have a persistent storage volume in which you can store files - but true persistence is not supported by Tails. The .mnu file will work on both USB Flash and USB HDD drives. For VM testing, the .mnu file is also required. See also here.
  64. BackTrack 5
  65. Mepis 11.0.12 SimplyMEPIS-1.5G_11.0.12_32.iso (SimplyMEPIS-1.5G_11.9.86_32.iso MEPIS 12 BETA requires a menu file to add 'fromhd' parameter - e.g. \ISO\docs\Sample mnu files folder as SimplyMEPIS-1.5G_11.9.86_32.mnu). Note: antiX MX-15 x64 does not seem to detect UASP USB HDD devices at boot time - works OK from a Removable flash drive or non-UASP HDD. Persistence .mnu available.
  66. ArchLinux 2012.12.01
  67. Rescatux 0.30.2 ISO here  rescatux_cdrom_usb_hybrid_i386_amd64-486_0.30.2_sg2d.iso rescatux-0.40b11.iso
  68. MultiSystem 12.04 ms_lts_precise_r6.iso
  69. Ylmf OS - Start OS (press F2 for English when main menu displays)
  70. Linux Mint 14 Nadia linuxmint-14.1-cinnamon-dvd-32bit.iso - for persistence use the .mnu file in the Samples folder. 17 Qiana Mate LiveCD, 17.1 Mint Rebecca 64-bit, lmde-2-201503-mate-32bit_Persistent.mnu
  71. g4l
  72. finnix 
  73. android_x86 android-x86-4.3-20130725.iso, android-x86-4.4-RC1.iso (for persistence use the android_x86 sample .mnu file - see blog here)
  74. pclinuxo s-kde-fullmonty-2012.09.iso  pclinuxos-mate-2014.12.iso, Full Monty pclinux KDE4 3.9GB (works from FAT32 or NTFS USB drive)
  75. lglive-0.9.7-i686-hybrid-lite.iso live linux gamers iso
  76. Zorin zorin-os-6.2-core-32.iso,  does not boot from a VM!!! - must use real system! (persistent .mnu files available). zorin-os-9.1-core-64.iso will boot from VM and real system on E2B. zorin-11 (for full install - see blog).
  77. openSUSE-12.3-GNOME-Live-i686.iso, openSUSE-13.1-Rescue-CD-i686.iso, 13.2-KDE-Live-x86_64.iso. The LiveDVD ISOs require a .mnu file or a .imgPTN file (they do not just work!)  e.g. openSUSE-Edu-li-f-e.x86_64-42.1.1.iso - see blog post.
  78. Fedora-18-i686-Live-LXDE.iso  (to boot from Fedora 18 LXDE ISO with persistence, download the Fedora_Persistent.mnu file in \_ISO\docs\Sample mnu files folder)
  79. Lightweight Portabile Security ISO LPS-1.4.0_public.iso LPS-1.6.4_public.iso
  80. MiniTool Partition Wizard Free boot CD or use install the application and make your WinPE versions.
  81. Boot It bare Metal - BootIt.iso
  82. Linux Secure Remix Boot  (linux-secure-12.10.10-32bit)
  83. Boot-Repair boot-repair-disk.iso boot repair disk 64bit.iso
  84. Kali  kali-linux-1.0.2-i386.iso  (with persistence if use .mnu file).
    To Install to a disk from the ISO, if the 'CD-ROM' source is not detected try unplugging and re-connecting the USB drive - OR - choose 'No' 'No' , then pick the Shell menu option and type ls /dev/ to find the USB 4th partition sdx4 (usually sdb4) and then type mount -t iso9660 -o ro /dev/sdb4 /cdrom and check if successful using mount command - then type exit and proceed with install using /dev/cdrom device. 
    For Kali v2 Install - Load CD-ROM drivers=NO, Manually select CD-ROM - YES, Module needed for accessing CD-ROM - none - then specify \dev\sdb4 (depending on USB drive letter).
    For Kali v1.0.7 with LUKS encrypted persistence, use the .mnu file (see blog). Kali can be fully installed to a .imgPTN file - see here.
    Note: You can boot Kali from a write-protected E2B drive (uses ISOBOOT feature).
  85. TinyCore-current.iso
  86. Core-current.iso
  87. CorePlus-current.iso
  88. CoreOS Production ISO image
  89. grml64-small_2012.05.iso grml-full_2013.02.iso
  90. inx-1.1.iso
  91. ttylinux-x86_64-16.0.iso
  92. Windows Defender Offline ISO  (download the latest mpam-fe.exe update and place in the root of the USB drive)
  93. HP Vision Diagnostic ISO (must copy all folders except \BOOT and \SOURCES to the root of the E2B USB drive) and boot from ISO
  94. Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.3Win32_WDE_Recovery.iso  (rename .isowinv)
  95. easypeasy 1.6 (for netbooks)  site 
  96. RIPLinux 13.7 ISO
  97. Gentoo install-x86-minimal-20130423.iso (see sample mnu files for gentoo+persistence and blog)
  98. Falcon F4's UBCD - see E2B Hirens page here
  99. Avira AntiVir Rescue System - rescue_system-common-en.iso, Restore CD SATA.iso, Rescue_system.iso (Oct 2013).-  try .iso01 file extension if problems seeing internal HDD.
  100. Joli OS ISO - web browser OS
  101. LSoft ActiveBootDisk.iso Active@ Boot Disk  - Must make the ISO using the utility. Use .iso or .isomem extension. Extract the BOOTDISK.KEY, _bootDisk.ini and bootcat.ini files from the ISO and put them in the root of the E2B USB drive or will get Serial Key prompt (note: the bootcat.ini file may not be required as it seems to work without it).
  102. Mandriva mandriva-linux-PWP-2011-i586.iso - use as .iso - I got the 'No CDROM device found' message - but if you continue you can load the ISO....OK, Which driver should I try to gain MEDIA access? ---> Cancel, Please choose installation method. ---> Hard disk, Please select the disk containing the copy of the Mandriva linux Distribution ---> sdb, Please select partition ---> sdb4, Please enter directory ---> / . Alternatively use the mandriva-linux-PWP-2011-i586.mnu file in \_ISO\docs folder.
  103. SMS (http://sms.it-ccs.com/)
  104. Hirens 8~15.2 - see Hirens page here
  105. UBCD 5.2.2/5.2.8/5.2.9 (http://www.ubcd4win.org) - NOTE: Use REAL SYSTEM for testing Parted Magic (may get SQFS not found error under VM if CPU VT turned on)
  106. Phanton Clone 1.5.0 (http://www.phantomclone.com/)
  107. GoldMemory test (http://www.goldmemory.cz/) - CDROM.ISO or FLOPPY.IMG
  108. iBoot (http://tonymacx86.bl...ac-os-x-on.html)
  109. PING 3.02 (http://ping.windowsdream.com/)
  110. System rescue CD 3.4.2 (http://www.sysresccd...scueCd_Homepage)
  111. Spotmau Boot Suit 2011 (http://www.spotmau.c.../bootsuite.html), for WinPE based version (2012) try .isoPE01 file extension.
  112. 4mlinux http://4mlinux.com/news.html
  113. brlix http://www.brlix.com/
  114. hdat2 http://www.hdat2.com/
  115. Slitaz slitaz-cooking.iso slitaz-4.0.iso
  116. Debian 7 (NetInstall, Small/Tiny, Live) KDE, Gnome, LXDE, XFCE, Standard, Rescue) - debian-7.1.0-i386-netinst.iso - when prompted for CD-ROM, select 'none' and enter in path of \dev\sdb4 (if  USB is 2nd drive in system). Debian 8 Jessie CD ISO.
    To INSTALL, say 'No' to the 'Load CD-ROM drivers' question and  'Yes' to 'Manually select a CD-ROM module and device' - choose 'cdrom' and change the device path to /dev/sdX4  where X is the letter for the USB drive (e.g. /dev/sdb4 for a single-HDD PC). See h ere for more details.
    To install from DVD1 ISO debian-8.4.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso, see blog post here.
  117. Debian Live ISOs - for persistence, use the \_ISO\docs\Sample mnu Files\Linux\debian-live-8.1.0-amd64-mate-desktop_Persistent.mnu file (instructions inside). Blog post here.
  118. RIPLinux 13.7 (tiny x86 and x64)
  119. POS2009 (rename .iso to .isowinv and extract \i386 and \win*.* to root of USB drive - see \_ISO\docs\sample mnu files for details)
  120. PassPass - grub4dos batch file which can patch a Windows DLL so that any user password will be accepted (by Holmes.Sherlock and co. at reboot.pro) - See \_ISO\docs\PassPass folder on E2B drive or click here for payload and .mnu file (XP->Win8.1). See blog here for more details.
  121. F-Secure Rescue CD (works on real system).
  122. LUbuntu 13.04 (for persistence use the lubuntu-13.04-desktop-i386.mnu file and follow the instructions inside it)
  123. KDENLive debian-live-dvd-20090704.x32.iso   https://kdenlive.org/  
  124. Sergei Strelec WinPE 2016.06.07 x86 x64 - use .isowinvh file extension on a Removable E2B flash drive (or convert to FAT32 .imgPTN files)
  125. GeexBox GeexBox-3.0-i386.iso - required rootfs file to be extracted from the ISO and placed in root of the USB drive. .mnu available for persistence (experimental!)
  126. bg-rescue 3.0 http://www.giannone.ch/rescue/current/#Downloads
  127. JonDonym https://anonymous-proxy-servers.net/en/jondo-live-cd.html
  128. Mageia 3 http://www.mageia.org/en/3/   Mageia-4.1-LiveCD-KDE4-en-i586-CD.iso Live boot OK and can install from Desktop icon OK. See below for Mageia 3 install workaround.
  129. Slax - slax-English-UK-7.0.8-x86_64.iso  (use a .mnu file provided and extracted ISO contents if you require persistence - FAT32 only)
  130. AX64 Time Machine Recovery Media ISO file
  131. VMWare ESXi 5.1 ISO, VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.0.0-2494585.x86_64.iso
  132. CentOS ISOs - use the .isoforce file extension if it is an old ISO. CentOS-6.4-i386-LiveCD.iso and CentOS-6.4-x86_64-netinstall.iso works, CentOS-6.4-x86_64-bin-DVD1.iso boots but install doesn't work even if choose \dev\sdb4 for install source. CentOS-6.5-i386-LiveCD.iso,  CentOS-7-x86_64-Minimal-1511.iso - LiveCD and install 'just work' as .iso file (FAT32&NTFS).
  133. GeekSquad GS MRI 5.7.2.iso -  for MRI PE: use 7Zip to extract 8 folders: \Compression utilities, \Diagnostics, \Disk Management, \Malware, \Web Browsers, \Windows tools , \MRI , \sources and the \mri.exe file to root of E2B drive. Use Daemon Tools Pro or similar utility to delete the first 7 folders from the 1.2GB ISO and re-save the ISO to reduce it to 184MB. For MRI_5_10_2.ISO use .isoPE01CD file extension (v1.81+) or the MRI_5_10_2_Geek_Squad.mnu sample mnu file if Removable USB drive or convert to .imgPTN file if Fixed Disk USB drive.
  134. G Data AntiVirus BootMedium 2014 from here. Login required for operation.
  135. wifislax-4-7-2-final.iso (tested from an NTFS E2B drive)
  136. UBCD4Win .iso - rename to .isowinv (dban will only work on a real system).
  137. Clonezilla ISOs - blog post here
  138. Pear OS 8 (Pear Linux)
  139. Avast! rescue-disk.iso - Must use a removable flash drive (or you will get Drive A: error on boot). Extract \rescue folder from .iso file and copy to \rescue on E2B drive. Copy rescue-disk.iso file to \_ISO\MAINMENU folder. Blog post here
  140. HitManPro KickStart ISO - Must first install HitManPro Kickstart to the same USB Flash drive, then re-format and install E2B and add the ISO and HitMan files - see Tutorial 119 for details.
  141. m0n0wall 1.34 CD-ROM
  142. Manjaro ISOs http://downloads.sourceforge.net/manjarolinux/manjaro-openbox-0.8.10-i686.iso
  143. CrunchBang crunchbang-11-20130506-i686 ISO Live boot works fine - use  'mount /dev/sdb4 /cdrom' if installing from the ISO to another disk - see Kali instructions above for more details. Use the crunchbang-11-20130506-i686.txt in \_ISO\docs\Sample mnu files folder for a suitable .txt file for the ISO. Blog post here
  144. AlphaOS - alphaos_14.3-20140109.iso tested.
  145. Norton Bootable Recovery Tool NBRT.iso - use file extension of .isoPE and test using a Removable Flash drive on a real system (not a VM).
  146.  Paladin  Sumuri.com - PALADIN_5.01.iso  free Forensics ISO - Quick Start Guide PDF
  147. SIFT - SIFT_WORKSTATION_2.14_INSTALL_DVD_rev2.iso (password=forensics)
  148. Raptor 3.0
  149. XiaopanOS lightweight wireless security pentesting. 0.4.6.1 0.4.7.2 ISOs tested. (see Tutorial 99 for persistence - must use FAT32 E2B drive. Use Ctrl-panel - Backup Settings to change from sdb4 to sdb1). See also .mnu file for persistence with an NTFS E2B USB drive (not required if FAT32) and blog entry here.
  150. Pentoo pentoo-i686-2013.0_RC1.9.iso pentoo-amd64-default-2015.0_RC5.iso (for persistence see this blog post)
  151. BlankOnLinux BlankOn-9.0-desktop-i386.iso
  152. LXLE Desktop lxle32.iso
  153. Makulu Linux MakuluLinux_Xfce_5.iso
  154. Scientific Linux  SL-65-x86_64-2014-02-06-LiveMiniCD.iso
  155. Elementary OS elementaryos-stable-i386.20130810.iso elementaryos-0.3.2-stable-amd64.20151209_Persistent.mnu file available. Tip: To download for free, enter 0 in Custom amount box!
  156. RedHat Install ISO  (e.g. rhel-server-5.7-i386-dvd.iso) Later versions (e.g. v7) should just work from a .iso file - for older versions, use special RedHat.mnu file. Requires a FAT32 partition on the E2B USB drive to work (there is a workaround for NTFS E2B drives too). See my blog post and Tutorial #120. For Install, easiest is to convert redhat ISO to FAT32 .imgPTN file using MakePartImage MPI_FAT32 shortcut.
  157. Porteus with persistence - use the Porteus-generic-persistent.mnu file and see blog post here
  158. Partition Magic ISO - use .isoDOS file extension, on booting to DOS, pmagic and ghost will be on drive B: - see blog post here
  159. CAINE C.A.IN.E
  160. Webconverger 23 - German version 'Banking-Stick.iso here
  161. ProxMox VE 3.2 Installer ISO proxmox-ve_3.4-102d4547-6.iso - it will fail to find the CD-ROM - type fdisk -l to find the 4th USB partition (e.g. \dev\sdb4), then type mount /dev/sdb4 /mnt  and  chroot /mnt sbin/unconfigured.sh (or use ProxMox.mnu sample .mnu file in docs folder). See blog here for details for NTFS E2B USB drive.
  162. Windows Password Buster After installation the WindowsPasswordBuster.iso file will be in the C:\Program Files (x86)\PasswordBuster folder. Copy this to the \_ISO\MAINMENU folder.
  163. Windows Password UnLocker After installation the PasswordUnlocker.iso file will be in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Password Unlocker" folder. Copy this to the \_ISO\MAINMENU folder.
  164. antergos-2013.11.17-x86_64.iso
  165. Damn Small  Linux -  e.g. dsl-4.11.rc1.iso use the initrd versions which embeds the normally-separate cloop image into the initrd image - other versions may not boot depending on your system or emulator - e.g. dsl-4.4.10-initrd.iso works in VBox but dsl-4.4.10.iso, dsl-4.4.10-syslinux.iso, dsl-4.11.rc2-syslinux.iso and dsl-4.11.rc2.iso do not work (but work under QEMU!).
  166. AOSS - PC Tools (Symantec) Alternate Operating System and Scanner + Tools - must copy to root of USB drive and use AOSS.mnu file.
  167. MenuetOS  Extract the .img file and copy it to the \_ISO\MAINMENU folder.  - see blog here
  168. escanrd.iso - escan rescue disk iso
  169. ThinStation ISO installer TS-5.2.1-Installer-0428.iso
  170. Handy Linux (French/English) HandyLinux-1.5-686.iso
  171. Comodo Rescue Disk ISO comodo_rescue_disk_2.0.261647.1.iso
  172. FarStone DriveClone 10 Recovery Manager DC-10-GM-En-20130808.ISO
  173. KolibriOS (tiny OS written in assembler - very fast to load, text-based web browser included + games) .iso or .img works on real system - see blog here
  174. antiX - does not work under VM as needs a 'real' USB drive. - Persistence .mnu file available in E2B v1.51 and later. Tip: If running from a VM, hold down the SHIFT key when selecting the AntiX ISO to run ISOBOOT or add from=hd,usb to the kernel parameters. See also blog post here. For MX-15, etc. see 'Mepis'.
  175. slackware-14.1-install-d1.iso - slackware64-live-mate-current.iso with persistence see blog post here.
  176. Fedora Live Sugar-on-a-Stick Fedora-Live-SoaS-i686-20-1.iso
  177. Panda Cloud AV Cleaner - see blog here.
  178. BlackOpal32 (Ubuntu based)
  179. NAS4Free LiveCD ISO
  180. Genie Disaster Recovery ISO Genie_DR.iso 
  181. Deft 8.1 ISO
  182. Watt OS R8  .iso on real system (does not boot in a VM)
  183. Asus EeePC Linux EeePC_1.7-2009-04-14_17-58.iso - Live or Install from this ISO various 700/701/900/904/1000/S101 models. See also Tutorial 123.
  184. Scraper.bin - Cold Boot Attack to dump memory data to a USB drive - see Tutorial 124 for details
  185. FatDog (Puppy) linux ISOs (try .isopup to enable Save feature if present)
  186. Active KillDisk - KillDisk_Console.iso
  187. Bohdi linux ISO
  188. W.T.E. Forensic Triage restricted ISO for police forensic work (WinPE) (make \WTE.ini file containing text - [IsoInfo] on line 1 and then IsoName=/_ISO/MAINMENU/WTE_Boot_2.1.6.iso on line 2)
  189. Desinfect 2014 and 2015 - boots from ISO file - also a .mnu file is available for persistence (but virus definition updates are not persistent). Also Desinfect+Peristent Virus Updates for 2014 and 2015 - see blog here. Laura reports Desinfect 2016 works + persistence.
  190. Paragon Rescue Kit (free)  and Paragon Backup and Recovery (Media Builder) - choose linux option to make an ISO file (or create USB Flash drive and use MPI Tool to convert to .imgPTN file)
  191.  Peppermint http://peppermintos.com/iso/Peppermint-5-20140623-i386.iso 
  192. Korora http://ufpr.dl.sourceforge.net/project/kororaproject/20/korora-20-i386-cinnamon-live.iso
  193. Solaris http://download.oracle.com/otn/beta/solaris/11.2/sol-11_2-beta-live-x86.iso
  194. LXLE lxle-1404-64.iso  - use lxle-1404-64_Persistent.mnu if require persistence.
  195. DrWeb LiveCD drweb-livecd-602.iso drweb-livedisk-900-cd.iso
  196. linuxdeepin deepin_2014.1_i386.iso  tested
  197. Acronis Disk Director 12 (Emergency linux iso)
  198. PassCare Reset Windows Passwords
  199. PC_Login_Now_2.0.iso
  200. Windows Password Geeker ISO - install WPG to your Windows system, then copy the .iso file (which can be found in the same folder as the application) to the E2B USB drive. Note: Trial versions only lists user accounts (paid version can reset passwords).
  201. ArcaBit Rescue CD - arca-rescue.iso (updates are not persistent - see below for special  menu for persistent updates.
  202. SolydX ISO - try Compatibility mode menu option if default option does not boot. (may not work on v. large USB HDDs???)
  203. OS X x86 Installers 'Hackintosh' (Yosemite-Zone.dmg 10.1.1 (5332012208 Bytes) - extract 1.hfs file iPortable Snow (USB), OSX-Mavericks.dmg 5,653,921,792 bytes) - E2B v1.62+ - see blog posts here and hereNote: This creates a 4th partition entry which you will need to delete each time you reboot to E2B. Tip: You can automatically delete ptn 4 by using a MyE2B.cfg file and adding the partnew command (see Sample_MyE2B.cfg for details). See OSX page here for more details.
  204. Eset System Rescue - edet-sysrescue.1.0.9.0.en.iso - if based on linux just add the .iso file to E2B (for persistent updates see  here). If based on WinPE see below.
  205. TrueCrypt Rescue.iso (as produced when you install TrueCrypt) - rename with .iso01 file extension. Also VeraCrypt Rescue Disk as .iso01.
  206. RoboLinuxx64  robolinux64-gnome-v7.7.2.iso
  207. Macpup Macpup_550 - use .isomacpup file extension or use Macpup_550.mnu menu file for save session function (edit filename in first 2 lines of .mnu file if required)
  208. Haiku   haiku-r1alpha4-anyboot.image - use the 'anyboot' version not the ISO - rename .image file extension to .haiku (E2B v1.62+) - e.g. haiku-r1alpha4-anyboot.haiku. Note: This creates a 4th partition entry which you will need to delete each time you reboot to E2B. Tip: You can automatically delete ptn 4 by using a MyE2B.cfg file and adding the partnew command (see Sample_MyE2B.cfg for details).
  209. Drive Image XML runtimelivecd.iso
  210. Liberte iso (see below for persistence using a .imgPTN file)
  211. lxle lxle-12045.iso 
  212. FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE-i386-bootonly.iso 8.1/8.2/8.3/8.4 bootonly i386  (v. 9 and later versions do not work - you must use the memstick.img version and use a .imgPTN file)
  213. FreeNAS-amd64-LiveCD-0.7.1.4997.img and .img.gz (newer versions may not boot - see blog post here)
  214. CDLinux CDlinux-0.9.7.1.iso
  215. Voyager Voyager-14.04.04-amd64.iso (use ubuntu 14.mnu  sample file for persistence).
  216. phinxdesktop  phinxdesktop-2012-64bit-beta1.iso
  217. chakra chakra-2015.03-euler-x86_64.iso
  218. Lazesoft Recovery Suite  .iso file (WinPE based) Home version is free.
  219. Active_10.0.1_BootMedia.ISO - Extract \BOOTDISK.KEY and \_bootDisk.ini from ISO and place in root of E2B USB drive. Place .ISO file in \_ISO\MAINMENU (or any other sub-menu).
  220. NetRunner 16 (Ozymandias) 
  221. BartPE (and other XP-based PEs) - use .isomemF01 or .isomemwinv
  222. JustBrowsing .iso  - e.g. justbrowsing_20140808_chrome.iso - see also Sample mnu file for saving configuration in \_ISO\docs\Sample mnu Files folder.
  223. Slacko 5.7 (PuppyLinuxslacko-5.7-NO-pae.iso,  slacko64-6.3.0.isopup.  Try .isopup file extension to enable Save feature. To install to another drive from xorg, start Setup - Puppy Universal Installer from menu, select top root DIRECTORY as source. Does not work in VM.
  224. Boot-repair-disk-64.iso  Useful 600MB linux Ubuntu LiveCD ISO which can automatically repair systems which will no longer boot (linux\Windows\UEFI\MBR). 32-bit and 64-bit ISOs available here. Can also analyse and generate a report - e.g. example report here.
  225. WinPE-Yol.iso - this is a WinBulder ISO, see   here   for details.
  226. Gandalf's WinPE ISOs - these seem to be based around WinBuilder. Gandalfs Win8.1U1SE_x86 updateable final.ISO, Gandalfs Win8.1U1SE_x64 updateable final.ISO - easiest to make a .imgPTN file or see WinBuilder page. Can also UEFI-boot if you make a .imgPTN file from them - see blog post.
  227. Veeam Endpoint Backup Free Recovery ISO  - Tip: use extension .isoBF to remove the 'Press a key to boot from CD...' prompt
  228. Western Digital Data LifeGuard Diagnostics for HDD ISO (DOS) - DOSDLG.exe can be added to a FreeDOS floppy disk image .ima file or simply copy to your E2B drive and boot to the Utilities - FreedDOS floppy image and run it directly from the C: (USB) drive under FreeDos.
  229. Fujitsu Diagnostic test FJDT.exe - can be added to a FreeDOS floppy disk image .ima file or simply copy to your E2B drive and boot to the Utilities - FreedDOS floppy image and run it directly from the C: (USB) drive under FreeDos.
  230. Windows Boot Genius - Tenorshare_Windows_Boot_Genius.iso extracted from .exe download - rename as .isoPE01 (only works on Removable E2B Flash drives - else use .imgPTN file).
  231. GXP SP3 2016 By Computer Media.iso - this is a heavily modified XP install ISO which includes drivers and POS2009 fix + hacks. Copy .ISO file to both \_ISO\MAINMENU (rename as .isomemwinv) and \_ISO\WINDOWS\XP folder (keep as .iso). Run Step 1 from the .isomemwinv file in MainMenu and after reboot run Step 2 from Windows Install menu - 'XP Step 2 >512MB'. If there is a Mass Storage Driver problem, try running both Step 1 and Step 2 from the Windows Install menu with DPMS (but some final auto-install features may not fully work and you may need to press ESC to skip a driver file copy in Step 1). See also Gold_XP_2016_Install.mnu in Sample mnu files folder.
  232. FlashBoot Emergency Boot CD (EBCD) - reset Windows passwords, backup/restore offline, edit Windows registry offline, fix Windows boot problems, partition manager, etc. 
  233. SparkyLinux - will boot from a FAT32 E2B USB drive as an ISO file, or convert to a FAT32 .imgPTN file if your E2B drive is formatted as NTFS.
  234. Anti-Botnet Rescue DVD - PC-Welt Notfall (Emergency) DVD aka 'DE Cleaner' - Antibot-3.6.iso & 3.7 (English and German), scans an offline disk for infections, fixes boot problems, etc.
  235. Chromixium (now CubLinux) -  Chromixium-1.5-i386.iso (also persistent .mnu file available in Sample mnu files folder). CubLinux-1.0RC-amd64.iso (also a persistent .mnu sample file available)
  236. Alt-Linux regular-rescue-latest-x86_64.iso - to fully boot - when you reach the hard disk boot menu, use Cancel - then select Hard Disk - choose USb drive (e.g. sdb) - then choose partition 4 (=ISO file) - then enter / for root folder. It should then boot to the rescue console. See blog post.
  237. Q4OS q4os-live-2.0.2-i686pae.iso - also with persistence - see blog post.
  238. Toshiba BIOS update ISO - os2015206a_500.iso
  239. netboot.xyz.iso iPXE bootable iso  (also E2B v1.87 supports .KRN and .LKRN file extensions, so no need for whole ISO file)
  240. SmartKey Windows Password Recovery Ultimate 5.0.0 ISO - if you make the WinPE ISO (Advanced) use .isoPE file extension if E2B Removable drive or .imgPTN if E2B HDD.
  241. Zillya! LiveCD ISO  zlive_en.iso
  242. Ubuntu Malware Removal Toolkit  Ubuntu-MRT-vq-2.iso
  243. TrustPort Antivirus 2015 - TP_BartPE.iso - if problems try .isoPE01 file extension
  244. Norman Rescue Disk - norman_rescue_disk.iso 
  245. Inquisitor   inq-live-3.1beta2-amd64-debian.iso  inq-live-3.1beta2-i386-debian.iso  (version 3.0 has a bug and does not work from USB)
  246. UBP Pro Win 10 PE Multiboot v0.7 Full [SadeemP C] - .isoPE01 if Removable USB drive, or convert to .imgPTN file.
  247. SteamOS - SteamOSDVD.iso - Always choose Expert Mode or will erase E2B drive! - if cannot find 'CD', exit to shell and type mount /dev/sdX4 cdrom (where X is USB drive). Easiest to erase all partitions and do clean install. See here for help.
  248. linuxbean Japanese-only Ubuntu based, fast linux
  249. DocMemory memory diagnostic - DOCMEM22.ISO
  250. archbang  - for persistence see Sample Mnu files example archbang-010316_persistent.mnu
  251. Super grub2 Rescue disk  super_grub2_disk_i386_pc_2.02s4.iso
  252. EasyRE Recovery Essentials NeoSmart Windows 7 and XP ISOs (for Win8 version, convert to .imgPTN using latest MPI Tool Kit, for Win10 kfreeBSD versions use the grub2 menu system - see also this blog post for a .imgPTN file for the Win10 version).
  253. Sophos Bootable AntiVirus ISO - Can be downloaded directly from here.
  254. G-Data BootMedium CD - link here
  255. Lenovo Maintanence Disk/USB - Convert the USB Flash drive to a .ima file - see blog post here. Also Lenovo Diagnostics 4.7.0.
  256. tuxpe -  tuxpe_1.0.1_iso.iso (extract boot.wim file), TuxPE_5.1.iso (make .imgPTN file) - see blog post here.
  257. OpenSUSE LiveCD GeckoLinux
  258. All In One System Rescue Toolkit - Paul Bryan Vreeland  (ISO) - AiO-SRT_2016-05-15  - 64-bit Ubuntu based (name as .iso64).
  259. Diag504fCD.iso - WD Hard Disk diagnostics for IDE systems (does not work on SATA/RAID/SCSI drives). Use .iso, .isodefault or .isomem file extension.
  260. DOS4NTFS.IMZ  - Boot to DOS with NTFS support so you can access files on the E2B USB drive under DOS. IMZ format is not supported by grub4dos, so load .IMZ file into WinImage and save as .IMA file. Note: use .imanomem if you want to be able to edit the files from within DOS and have the changes permanent.
  261. PlopLinux ploplinux-4.3.1-i486.iso 
  262. Parrot Parrot-full-3.1.1_amd64.iso - for persistence (or LUKS encrypted persistence) use Parrot_3.1.1_Persistent.mnu (or modify Ubuntu_2016_Persistence.mnu)
  263. TechUSB.iso (linux-based) - from TechSuite RepairTech  (use .imgPTN file if you want persistence)
  264.  Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager  - convert USB Flash drive to NTFS .imgPTN file (FAT32 if UEFI-booting required). Note that SCCM does not support Fixed-disk USB drives ('Failed to find the configuration path' error). The E2B USB Flash drive must be of the Removable type - apply latest Service Pack (SP2?), Cumulative Hotfix, or see HotFix for USB HDD here.
  265. Overclockix .ISO file overclockix-amd64-7.8.0.iso For persistence, use the Debian-livexxxx_Persistent.mnu file as a template and follow the instructions inside it.
  266. Redo Backup and Recover .ISO redobackup-livecd-1.0.4.iso
  267. Medicat  MiniWindows  Win10PESE_x64.iso (based on WinBuilder ISO using Win10PESE_x64.ini file),  Win10PESE_x86.iso (based on WinBuilder ISO using Win10PESE.ini, note download name is wrong! should be Win10PESE_x86.iso). See WinBuilder page for instructions.
  268. Medicat.4.23.2016.iso - use .iso extension (miniWindows only works if convert to FAT32 .imgPTN file)
  269. AfrOS afros-live_0.9.7-8.12_1.iso  ARAnyM/Atari FRee Operating System (can be fussy about hardware!)
  270. IkkiBoot  Ikki_Boot_8.0.iso  Gparted, Slitaz, Clonezilla, hdt, WinNT password reset, etc. all in one ISO (French).
  271. salix salixlive64-xfce-14.2-rc1.iso from here - for salix+persistence see blog post here.
  272. Rescue ToolKit by Bertrand Goio Linux-based rescue and diagnostic RTK-3.iso password=live
  273. HWInfo - the DOS-based executable can be run from a floppy disk image file (.ima or .img.gz) - see blog post here.
  274. CHKCPU - this DOS-based executable displays CPU information and can be run from a floppy disk image file (.ima or .img.gz) - see blog post here.
  275. LibreELEC live - see blog post here
  276. Bugtraq - for penetration testing, bugtraq_optimus_x32_beta.iso
  277. MemScope 1.1 - MemScope-1.1.iso

List 1b - 'Special' ISOs (MBR booting)

  • Mageia 3 Dual CD – When the message 'can’t find Installation disc' appears, then Cancel, then select Hard disk from the menu. Next select the USB disk and sdb4 or whatever the USB drive was named, make sure 4th partition is selected and OK twice (you can instead point it to the installation ISO file on the USB drive).
  • Trinity Rescue Disk - type sdb4 (if USB drive is 2nd drive) (tip from saddlejib on reboot.pro - to list drives type blkid in linux bash prompt and then type reboot) - see tutorial #58 to see how to get it to work automatically by making a FAT16 image.
  • ReactOS LiveCD - must extract all files from the ISO and use the .mnu file in docs folder (Note: USB support seems to be broken in recent versions so it no longer boots!) 
  • igel- see tutorial 38 for workaround. 
  • OpenElec Installer - see my blog here for how to run this from E2B.
  • OpenELEC LIVE - run XMBC direct from the Easy2Boot menu even on an NTFS USB drive - see here for instructions - 2013 and 2014 versions.
  • Older ESET SysRescue ISOs based on WinPE - see Tutorial 115 and blog entry here.
  • HP Bootable linux utility tool ISOs - e.g. hpacuoffline-8.87-12.0 - extract the ISO to the root of the E2B drive and use/adapt the HP_hpacuoffline-8.75-12.0.mnu file as required. Only one ISO can be extracted if you use a .mnu file. For multlple HP ISOs, make an .imgPTN image from a working HP formatted Flash drive using MakePartImage and add it to your E2B drive (you may need to select Syslinux 3.7 instead of the default syslinux) - OR - simply drag-and-drop the HP ISO file onto the MPI FAT32 Desktop shortcut to make the image file (e.g. hpssaoffline-2.20-11.0.iso Offline HP Smart Storage Administrator Utility 2.20.11.0 5/1/2015). Video tutorial here.
  • Windows 7 Black Alien Edition x64-final.iso + various other 'custom' Windows Installer ISOs - must convert to .imgPTN files (see below).
  • ArcaBit (polish) rescue CD (Arcanix) - extract the contents of the ISO and use the ArcaBit.mnu sample mnu file. See blog post here.
  • Compound grub4dos ISO files - e.g. Acronis Boot DVD 2014 v17. - Any ISO which contains multiple smaller ISO files inside it and uses grub4dos - make a .imgPTN file from the ISO.
  • OpenBSD upgrade from ISO install57.iso  v5.7 - see here. See also OpenBSD_install59.mnu Sample menu file and blog post here.
  • Linux Lite www.linuxliteos.com  - convert ISO file to FAT32 .imgPTN file (booting from .iso file does not work).
  • Trisquel  trisquel-mini_7.0_i686.iso - convert ISO file to FAT32 .imgPTN and boot as 'LiveCD'
  • Samsung Hutil hard disk diagnostic Hutil210.iso - rename as .isoDOS01 - once booted type B: [ENTER] and then HUTIL [ENTER]  and Y to agree.
  • Phoenix OS - needs to be extracted and you can have persistence too - see blog post here.

List 1c - non-contiguous ISO files (MBR-booting via ISOBOOT)

E2B will attempt to boot non-contiguous linux ISO files using isoboot.g4b (a grub4dos batch file). isoboot uses linux cheat codes (kernel parameters) such as isofrom=xxx.iso and iso-scan/filename=xxx.iso.
The latest versions of the following distros have been tested using the 'isoboot' feature of E2B. isoboot looks at the filename to 'guess' how to boot the ISO file (e.g. if the name has 'ophcrack' in it then it will assume it is an ophcrack iso).
 
Tip #1: To boot using just isoboot, highlight the E2B menu entry, hold down the SHIFT key and press the ENTER key (then release the SHIFT key).
Tip #2: If booting via 'ISOBOOT', ensure there are no spaces in the filename and check the OS name is part of the filename, e.g. if the ISO is debian based, include 'debian' in it's filename.
  1. ubuntu
  2. linuxmint (linuxmint-cinnamone 17.1 64-bit 'Rebecca')
  3. fedora (not NTFS or exFAT)
  4. kali
  5. opensuse (not NTFS or exFAT)
  6. systemrescue (ESET requires extraction of casper folder to \sysrescue\casper)
  7. knoppix
  8. debian
  9. tails
  10. gparted
  11. centos
  12. arch (user will be prompted for 32-bit or 64-bit boot, if dual ISO detected)
  13. zorin
  14. pclinux (not NTFS or exFAT)
  15. avg
  16. porteus 
  17. slax
  18. slackware 
  19. makulu 
  20. antix
  21. crunchbang
  22. acronis
  23. paladin
  24. Parted Magic
  25. Voyager (ensure the string 'ubuntu' is in the filename e.g. Voyager-14.04.04-amd64_ubuntu.iso)
  26. ophcrack - ensure \tables folder exists on E2B drive and use notables ISO (v1.77+)

List 1d - These are not supported (i.e. they don't work - sorry!)

These cannot be made to work using Easy2Boot (MBR booting)

  • MikroTik Router install ISO (hard coded for CD-ROM) - DOES NOT WORK!
  • Newer .ISOs of FreeNas, TrueOS, NetBSD, DesktopBSD, DragonFly and PCBSD - DO NOT WORK as ISO files (they are hard coded for a CD-ROM)!
    However, memstick images with a single A5 type partition should work - see here.
    Some older ISO versions may boot directly from ISO - see blog post  here about making a UnetBootin drive first and then converting it to a .imgPTN file for adding to E2B. OPNsense ISOs and nano .img files do not work on E2B either.
  • ROSA - even UEFI-booting from a FAT32 or FAT16 partition gives a 'wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda' error ???
  • Stresslinux - needs to be on an ext3 partition. Could possibly make a .imgPTN (E2B) file + ext3 . partition image file??
  • ChromiumOS .img files - these have multiple partitions and are not suitable for E2B. Try Cub linux instead.
  • Minix3 needs real CD
  • Syllable Desktop-Live needs real CD
  • Visopsys .iso or .img needs real media
  • Icaros .iso - needs real media (CD or floppy disk)  pc-i386-boot-iso 

List 2 - Partition Image (.imgPTN) files

.imgPTN files are sector-for-sector copies of whole disk partitions and made using MakePartImage (MPI Tool Kit). A video tutorial about MakePartImage is here

List 2a - UEFI booting (from FAT32-formatted .imgPTN image files)

If your payload contains a \EFI\boot folder, then it is probably UEFI-bootable. Drag-and-drop the ISO onto the MPI_FAT32 Desktop shortcut to make a .imgPTN file. Then copy the file to the E2B USB drive and make it contiguous.
 
Please note: You cannot boot via UEFI directly to the grub4dos\E2B menu. You must first MBR-boot or use the SWITCH_E2B.exe utility to 'switch in' the image partition file. This will replace the E2B partitions with the new partition so you that can then UEFI-boot from the new FAT32 partition. After UEFI-booting, you must restore the E2B partition by MBR-booting or by running the \e2b\SWITCH_E2B.exe utility to 'Restore E2B partitions' again.
 
  1. Windows 7 / 8 x64 Install ISOs  (install.wim max size 4GB) - See FAQ for Win7 64-bit UEFI boot fix or make .imgPTN file from Rufus USB stick. Special instructions for Windows 7 64-bit UEFI booting  here .
  2. KonBoot 2.4/2.5 (made from a KonBoot USB drive prepared by the KonBoot script)
  3. Deft linux Deft8 ISO
  4. CentOS 6.4 ISO
  5. Scientific Linux SL65 ISO
  6. Windows 8 Easy Recovery Professional - EasyRE Rescue - ISO
  7. bitdefender-rescue-cd ISO (use MPI_FAT32 and create 900MB file to allow room for virus definition updates). Use grub boot entry (or use MakePartImage instead of MPI_FAT32 and choose Syslinux 6 option to make Syslinux booting work). Blog post here.
  8. Fedora-17-i686-Live-SoaS ISO
  9. Fedora-Live-Desktop-x86_64-20-1 ISO
  10. korora-20-x86_64-gnome-live ISO
  11. linuxmint-14.1-cinnamon-dvd-64bit ISO, 17.1 Mint Rebecca 64-bit
  12. pmagic_2013_06_15 ISO
  13. Sabayon_Linux_14.05_amd64_Minimal ISO
  14. Mageia-4-LiveDVD-GNOME-x86_64-DVD ISO (but no MBR boot - only UEFI) - use ISO for MBR boot