Topic: Easy2Boot

Date 06/04/2016

By BilBg

Subject FASTLOAD bug in new Easy2Boot versions (v1.78h is OK, v1.79 have the bug)

I think this bug was introduced when NOWINXP checks were implemented.
I don't set NOWINXP - while v1.79 is "installed" I searched for string NOWINXP all the files < 1 MB on the USB (using Total Commander) and the only 2 are:

1) install Easy2Boot v1.79 (final) (UPDATE_E2B_DRIVE.CMD)
2) put one ISO in \_ISO\WINDOWS\XP\ (no other ISOs in any \_ISO\WINDOWS\ subdirectory), e.g.:

3) boot from USB (I used QEMU_MENU_TEST (run as admin).cmd)
4) Enable FASTLOAD
5) Rebuild Main Menu [F8]
Observe how "WINDOWS INSTALL Menu [Ctrl+I]" is shown

The Bug:
6) Reboot [F9]
"WINDOWS INSTALL Menu [Ctrl+I]" disappears

Easy2Boot_v1.78h do not have the bug

in Easy2Boot_v1.78h\_ISO\e2b\grub\menu.lst is this line which is deleted in menu.lst of v1.79 (I don't know if this is the cause of bug):
# add Windows counts to menu for FASTLOAD
if not exist WINCOUNT if exist /FASTLOAD.YES echo -e iftitle [set CALL=%CALL% \&\& set CXP=%CXP% \&\& set CV=%CV% \&\& set C7=%C7% \&\& set C8=%C8% \&\& set C28=%C28% \&\& set C12=%C12% \&\& set C10=%C10% \&\& if 1=0] dummy\nboot\n >> (md)0x3000+0x50