PimpMyDrive

The Windows command shell script located at \_ISO\PimpMyDrive.cmd can be executed to add extra menu items to the Main Menu of E2B.
 
These extra menu entries are mainly for demonstration purposes. You can easily undo the changes by deleting the \_ISO\MAINMENU\PIMP folder at any time.
 
 

Installation

1. Double-click on \_ISO\PimpMyDrive.cmd from Windows Explorer
2. Answer Y to copy some of the E2B sample menu files to a new \_ISO\MAINMENU\PIMP folder
3. Some of the menu entries (e.g. Change Themes) require a 'blank' MyE2B.cfg configuration file. Answer Y to the next question to make a backup of your current MyE2B.cfg file and replace it...
 

Details

All .mnu files are in English.
 
The .mnu files are copied over in the two stages to \_ISO\MAINMENU\PIMP.
 
Menu text is shown in bold type below...
 

First question (Y)

$$FixDate.mnu
Alternate_Power_Off.mnu
Boot_Recovery_WIM.mnu
Change_Font.mnu
Change_Language.mnu
Change_Theme.mnu
Change_Wallpaper_BMP.mnu
Change_Wallpaper_GZ.mnu
Change_Wallpaper_JPG.mnu
Choose_E2B_Wallpaper.mnu
Font_Demo.mnu
grub4dos shell.mnu
PassPass.bak
PassPass.mnu
PPass.g4b
ReadMe.txt
RemoveMenuPassword.mnu
Stamp_and_Animate_Demo.mnu
Test_redir_redirp_EXTOFF_Patchme.mnu
True_Hide_Unhide.mnu
$$FixDate.mnu - Change Clock Date - change the RTC chip date (two menus)
Alternate_Power_Off.mnu - Power Off - alternative menu entries to switch off the system if the standard F10 menu does not work
Boot_Recovery_WIM.mnu - Boot to Windows Recovery - finds and bots to a Windows Recovery.wim file on a Windows system
Change_Font.mnu - Change Font - Pick a different font for the menu (temporary change only)
Change_Language.mnu - Choose Language (temporary) - Pick a different menu language
Change_Wallpaper_BMP.mnu - Change Wallpaper (\_ISO\*.bmp files) - Change the background
Change_Wallpaper_GZ.mnu - Change Wallpaper (\_ISO\*.gz files) - Change the background
Change_Wallpaper_JPG.mnu - Change Wallpaper (\_ISO\*.jpg files) - Change the background
Choose_E2B_Wallpaper.mnu - Choose an E2B 800x600 wallpaper - load one of the E2B wallpapers
Font_Demo.mnu - Font Demo - display text in different English standard height fonts available
grub4dos shell.mnu - Grub4dos shell - drop to the grub4dos command shell
PassPass.mnu - Bypass the Windows Password (PassPass for E2B v1.7c) - hack Windows DLL to allow local account login without needing a password
RemoveMenuPassword.mnu - Remove default E2B menu password - if the E2B menu has pwd set, this will unset it so that no password is required (temporary)
Stamp_and_Animate_Demo.mnu - Stamp and Animate the Menu - demo of stamps and animation
Test_redir_redirp_EXTOFF_Patchme.mnu - Show file extensions in sub-menus (no EXTOFF) - payload files are displayed with their file extensions in the menu
                                   - Reduce E2B messages (redir\redirp) - temporarily change amount of E2B messages
                                   - Patch grub4dos on this drive for silent boot - reduces boot text by grub4dos
True_Hide_Unhide.mnu - TRUE HIDE/UNHIDE HD0,0/HD0,1 - Hides/unhides E2B partition from Windows and makes it non-accessible but still bootable by E2B
 
 

Second question (Y)

Change_Theme.mnu - Change Theme - the \_ISO\MyE2B.cfg file is overwritten by one of the E2B Theme configuration files
Note: This menu item is for demonstration purposes. It overwrites the current MyE2B.cfg file and so the same theme will appear if you reboot. It allows you to see 1024x768 themes as well as themes containing larger fonts and a Jolene GFX Boot menu. 
 

Configuration Tips

  • If you want to delete any of the menu entries, simply delete the corresponding .mnu file in the \_ISO\MAINMENU\PIMP folder.
  • If you want to keep any of the menu entries, rename the \_ISO\MAINMENU\PIMP folder to another name (e.g. \_ISO\MAINMENU\MYPIMP) so that they will not be overwritten if you run PimpMyDrive.cmd again.
  • If you want to move the menu entries to a different menu (e.g. UTILITIES MENU), simply move the appropriate .mnu file to the correct menu folder (e.g. move grub4dos shell.mnu to the \_ISO\UTILITIES folder).
  • If you want the menu entries in your own language, edit them yourself (use NotePad and UTF-8 format).
  • The \_ISO\Sample_MyE2B.cfg file contains many examples of how to specify wallpaper, fonts, resolution and other options
  • Changing fonts, wallpaper, etc. is not permanent. Modify the \_ISO\MyE2B.cfg file to make them permanent.
  • To restore your original MyE2B.cfg, use MyE2B.cfg.bak.
  • If you change the system's RTC date, it will update the chip registers, but if you later boot to Windows or linux, the RTC date registers will usually be updated to the current date again.
  • To permanently change the wallpaper or language, use the \_ISO\E2B_Editor.exe utility
  • To permanently change the font or pwd password value, edit the \_ISO\MyE2B.cfg file (see here)
  • To permanently reduce E2B messages, see here.
  • To show file names witout file xtensions in the menus, use 'set EXTOFF=' in your \_ISO\MyE2B.cfg file (see here).
 

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