E2B Demo

Tip: E2B v1.92+ includes a \_ISO\PimpMyDrive.cmd script. Run this to add a \_ISO\MAINMENU\PIMP folder to add several extra menu entries including those mentioned below. See blog post here.
To remove the new menu items, simply delete the \_ISO\MAINMENU\PIMP folder (or any .mnu files you don't want to keep).
1. Add a Change Theme menu entry - see the \_ISO\docs\mythemes folder  ReadMe.txt for details.
  • Copy the  \_ISO\docs\mythemes\$Change_Theme.mnu file to the \_ISO\MAINMENU
  • Copy the \_ISO\docs\mythemes\$Default E2B Menu.cfg  file to \_ISO folder and rename it to MyE2B.cfg
This allows you to pick from any of the .cfg files in the \_ISO\docs\mythemes folder. The \_ISO\MyE2B.cfg file will be overwritten by the contents of the selected .cfg file.
Tip: ALWAYS RUN WINCONTIG to make all files on the E2B drive contiguous - the \_ISO\MyE2B.cfg file should be contiguous.
Note: the Stripedflat_1024 (#8) theme file requires a Master password of 'fred' before it will boot to the E2B menu. The Master password is set in the .cfg file and can be edited or removed.
Any change permanently affects MyE2B (it overwrites \_ISO\MyE2B.cfg).
2. Add a menu entry to switch to a specific Theme (e.g. Blue Theme)
  • Copy the \_ISO\docs\Sample mnu files\BlueTheme.mnu file to \_ISO\MAINMENU
  • Copy the \_ISO\docs\mythemes\$Default E2B Menu.cfg  file to \_ISO folder and rename it to MyE2B.cfg
You can copy this file and then change it to add more themes.
Any change permanently affects MyE2B (it overwrites \_ISO\MyE2B.cfg).
3. Change the E2B Language - This will allow the user to temporarily switch to a different menu language (only standard E2B menus are translated - the LANG variable in \_ISO\MyE2B.cfg must not be set and there should be no \_ISO\STRINGS.txt file present)
  • Copy the \_ISO\docs\Sample mnu files\Change_Language.mnu file to \_ISO\MAINMENU
4. Change Wallpaper to just temporarily switch the background wallpaper and resolution.
Other settings such as menu position, size, border and colour are not affected.
  1. Copy the \_ISO\docs\Sample mnu files\Change_Wallpaper.mnu file to \_ISO\MAINMENU
  2. Copy a selection of .bmp.gz files to the \_ISO folder - they must be exactly of standard size - e.g. exactly 800x600 or 1024x768 pixels
5. Jolene.cfg - Switch to a specific MyE2B.cfg theme config file.
  1. Copy any or all of the .cfg sample theme files from \_ISO\docs\mythemes to \_ISO\MAINMENU (e.g. Jolene.cfg and $Default E2B Menu.cfg)
  2. Copy the large \_ISO\docs\mythemes\$Default E2B Menu.cfg  file to the \_ISO folder and rename it as MyE2B.cfg
  3. (optional) add a \_ISO\MAINMENU\xxx.txt file of a matching file name which contains a 'title xxx\n help text' entry (i.e. as you do for .iso files, etc.)
Any change permanently affects MyE2B (it overwrites the contents of the \_ISO\MyE2B.cfg file).

Other things to try

Font Demo -  This menu will add lots of different font choices to the Main menu so you can switch to any font  (ASCII codes 32-127 only, so only standard ASCII English characters supported, so they can only be used for English because any special non-English characters will be displayed in the normal unifont font).

  • Copy the \_ISO\docs\Fonts\$FontTest.mnu file to the \_ISO\MAINMENU folder

Note: Grub4dos fonts are not used by GFXBoot menu systems as they use their own font.

There is also a \_ISO\docs\Sample mnu Files\Change_Font.mnu file - copy this to the \_ISO\MAINMENU folder to test any of the 16-pixel high fonts.

E2B v.1.78+ supports 24-pixel high large fonts, animation and stamps (see YouTube demo). Copy the Chane_Font24.mnu file to the \ISO\MAINMENU folder (note that for 1024x768 there will be only 85 characters by 32 lines, if 800x600 then 66 chars by 25 lines, so you will need to change the menu box dimensions).

See also \_ISO\docs\Templates\LargeFont and Animate config files (copy to \_ISO folder).

Patchme - prevent the grub4dos boot messages from being displayed by patching the E2B drive and \grldr file using the \_ISO\docs\patchme file (read the \_ISO\docs\Patch_Me_ReadMe.txt file for details)

Add passwords and other security features.