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  • Over 100 Easy2Boot blog articles for a wide variety of different payloads and E2B configurations.
  • Click here to download Linux LiveCDs or try for bootable AIO ISOs (Gandalf, Strelec, Bob Omb's PE, DLC Boot, Medicat, etc.).
  • For Linux LiveCD+Persistence, see here, or here for Ubuntu-based ISOs or see Fedora instructions.
  • Click here (Windows download tool) or here (website) or to download official Windows Install ISOs.
  • Useful DOS + other boot disk images here (site is German but disks are USA English - make a .imz file and then save as .ima using WinImage or 7Zip).
  • DOS disk images with NTFS support here. Note: dos4ntfs.imz is buggy, use Norton Commander for NTFS - (second download) - or try FAR for NTFS - (third download)
  • For a useful list of Rescue Disks - see here.
  • SARDU is another multiboot USB solution which you might like to try - they have a useful maintained list of downloads here (note: some ISOs marked as 'EFI' do not contain EFI boot files and so will not UEFI-boot when converted to .imgPTN files - check the ISO contents contains a \EFI folder).
  • Use ChrisR's Win10PE and Win8PE WinBuilder projects to build you own WinPE.
  • The \_ISO\docs\Download URLs folder on your E2B USB drive contains many useful links - try them!
  • IsoBuster can often extract files from ISO files when 7Zip/WinRar and other applications cannot. PowerISO can be used to directly modify ISOs.
  • New! E2B 130-page eBook now available (complete course on making a multiboot USB drive)!


List 1a - Normal MBR booting (not UEFI)
List 1b - 'Special' ISOs (MBR booting)
List 1c - Supported non-contiguous ISO files (MBR-booting via ISOBOOT)
List 1d - Unsupported (i.e. they don't work - sorry!)
List 2a - UEFI booting from FAT32-formatted .imgPTN image files
List 2b - MBR\CSM booting from FAT32 or NTFS .imgPTN image files
List 3   - E2B grub2 menu system payloads (for UEFI-booting of non-UEFI ISOs)
List 4   - agFM File Manager (UEFI booting)
 IODD Mini


  • For most ISOs (except Windows Install ISOs), just copy the ISO file to the \_ISO\MAINMENU folder.
  • try 'Ventoy for Easy2Boot' for WinPE-based ISOs
  • 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 payloads 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.
  • Turn the SCROLL LOCK LED on before selecting the ISO file to see E2B suggestions
  • If a .ISO file 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.
  • Use the MakePartImage shortcut instead of the MPI_FAT32 shortcut if the .imgPTN file does not work correctly - this allows more options.
  • It is possible to add multiple, fully-installed linux OS's (see blog) and WindowsToGo OS's (see blog)
  • When installing from a bootable linux installation ISO, specify /dev/sdX4 as the cdrom source device (this will be the linux ISO- e.g. mount /dev/sdb4 /cdrom or sudo mount /dev/sdb4 /mnt/cdrom), where X is the USB drive letter, e.g. /dev/sdb4. Alternatively, try converting the ISO to a .imgPTN file using MPI_FAT32 (e.g. RedHat linux installation) and no special action should be required. For Debian, you may need to specify the 'CDROM' as -t vfat /dev/sdX4.
  • For .ISO files that boot to DOS 7 or later - use .ISODOS01 file extension - the CD/ISO contents can then be found on DOS drive B: after booting.
  • Some DOS programs (e.g. BIOS updates, etc.) can be copied to the E2B drive and then run using the DOS - FreeDos menu entry to boot to DOS - drive C: will be the E2B USB drive (NTFS or FAT32 supported). See also the RMPrepUSB Tutorial #33 here on how to make bootable FreeDOS floppy disk images. See E2B DOS page here.
  • For Windows PE ISOs, try .ISOPE01 (mounts ISO as Y: - only works with 'Removable' E2B USB drives or E2B USB HDD + WinHelper flash drive). For E2B USB HDD drives, some WinPE ISOs (Hirens, Gandalf, Bob Ombs, etc.)may need to be converted to .imgPTN for full functionality.
  • For WinBuilder PE ISOs always use the .iso file extension, they do not need to be fully contiguous - see here
  • For WinPE UEFI-booting, convert to FAT32 .imgPTN files.
  • If you get a syslinux boot: prompt instead of a menu - press the [TAB] key and type one of the boot options that will be listed.
  • If you want to display text files or help files - see here.
  • 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 and VHDs don't need to be contiguous).
  • For Win 7/8/10 Install ISOs you may need to use a removable USB drive to avoid 'CD/DVD drive driver required' error (see here for workarounds). You can check what type of USB Flash drive you have (Fixed or Removable) by using RMPrepUSB. If you update to E2B v1.A8 or later a Fixed-disk E2B drive may work without needing a helper USB flash drive.
  • Many Windows Install ISOs require you to specify a Product Key or you will get a 'licence' error - even Evaluation versions which do not normally require a Product Key will give an error unless you specify the correct evaluation Product Key (tip: install it using some other method, e.g. Rufus or .imgPTNf file, and then use ProduKey to find out what key it used).
  • The .isoPE and .isoPE01 file extensions require a Removable E2B drive or an extra WINHELPER USB Flash drive.
  • If using an E2B hard disk and you have 'DVD driver' problems, convert Windows Installer Vista/7/8/10 ISO files to FAT32 .imgPTN files.
  • Try a USB 2.0 port if the correct USB 3.0 drivers are not contained in the ISO (Win7 and some linux ISOs may not contain correct USB controller drivers for modern chipsets).
  • Windows 7 does not contain modern USB drivers and so may not 'see' the USB drive once you boot to Setup.
  • Keep all files within the first 137GB if using a large USB drive (due to a common BIOS bug)
  • You cannot UEFI-boot directly from an ISO file using grub4dos\E2B menu. To UEFI-boot, use a .imgPTN partition image file or the grub2 menu system.
  • Special instructions for Windows 7 64-bit UEFI booting here
  • See FAQ page for more 'gotchas' and issues.


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 use \_ISO\WINDOWS\XP folder.
  2. XP 32-bit ISOs these XP ISOs work OK with E2B and are recommended: 
    updated 2013 32-bit XP Install_ISO, 
    en_windows_xp_professional_with_service_pack_3_x86 _cd_vl_x14-73974.iso
    ater ISOs had problems when tested and would not fully install - e.g. Jan_2019 and June 2019 don't work correctly.
    ISOs that are larger >1GB or 
    that contain a $OEM$ folder may not work.
    For XP Pro+POS SP3 2019-03-16 or Zone94 2020-01-18 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 (say Yes to combine menu.lst files).
  3. XP 64-bit here. Note E2B+DPMS only has 32-bit disk drivers - make sure you have '64' in the filename - installs to systems with IDE Hard disks only (not SATA/SCSI/RAID unless ISO has integrated 64-bit Mass Storage drivers). XP 64-bit has very few drivers available and does not work with many chipsets made in the last 12 years. Always use 32-bit XP!
  4. POSReady 2009  - Does not work as .ISO - Trial product Key D4GQ7-HG48K-7YP6R-6JM4C-33FMQ. Read instructions at "\_ISO\docs\Sample mnu files\Windows\POS2009_ReadMe.txt" - see blog post herePOS2009 - rename .iso to \_ISO\MAINMENU\POS2009.isowinv (or copy iso file to \_ISO\WINDOWS\XP folder) and extract whole ISO to root of USB drive - see \_ISO\docs\Sample mnu files\Windows\POS2009_ReadMe.txt for more details.
  5. Windows 7 ISO - Win 7 Pro download, Win 7 Ult,  Win7 Dell Ultimate O EM downloadWin7 Home/Prof/Ult/Ent Jan2021 with latest chipset and USB 3 drivers (preactivated), Win7 Ult Aug 2020 32&64-bit STD/DAZ/OEM with latest chipset/US B3 - use STD for own licence key, use OEM for OEM embedded key activation. Win7 DUAL Home,Pro,Ent,Ult 32&64bit Jan2020 OEM/STD/KMS/DAZ.
  6. 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. 
  7. Windows Server 2013 - see blog post here
  8. Windows 98 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. YouTube video.
  9. 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.
  10. Tablet PC 2005 (XP SP2) and Media Center Installer ISO(s) - see blog post here.
  11. 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.
  12. Windows 2000 ISOs are not directly supported - you can however make a WinSetupFromUSB flash drive for Win2K - test it - and then convert the flash drive to a .imgPTN image for use with E2B. See here.
  13. Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Server 2012, Multipoint Server, Server 2K8R2, Windows 10, Server 2016 - must be copied to the correct \_ISO\WINDOWS\xxx folder. For Win8/8.1/10 you may need to specify the correct Product Key or you may get a 'license' error or some other error. Place Windows Multipoint Server ISOs in SVR2K8R2 folder.
    If using a Fixed-disk type of E2B USB drive, a WinHelper Flash drive is sometimes also required for Vista/7/8/10 - OR - convert to a .imgPTN file using the MPI Tool Kit. E2B v1.8A+ versions usualy work without requiring a WinHelper flash drive.
    If non-standard Vista/7/8/10 ALL-IN-ONE (AIO) ISOs, monkrus ISOs, WinPE, Windows Repair and Microsoft Deployment Tool (MDT) ISOs do not work correctly as a .ISO file then convert them to a .imgPTN file using the MPI Tool Kit (use FAT32 if possible for UEFI boot support). 
    Note: Some Windows Installer ISOs (Vista/7/8/10) that don't require a Product Key may 'just work' if place them in any 'normal' payload folder - e.g. \_ISO\MAINMENU (E2B v1.8A+) - or convert them to .imgPTN files or add a 'WinHelper' USB Flash drive.
  14. Windows 8/10 Recovery - copy the "\_ISO\docs\Sample mnu files\Windows\Boot_Recovery_WIM.mnu" file to \_ISO\MAINMENU and you should be able to boot to the Recovery.wim file on any Windows 8/10 system disk without even needing a wim file on your E2B drive or a recovery partition on the target drive!
  15. Windows 7/8/10 Recovery or WinPE - use .iso or .iso01 - for WinPE's that require acccess to the WinPE CD after it has booted, if a removable USB E2B drive use .isoPE01. If based in WinBuilder, use .iso.
     .isoPE/.isoPE01 may require a Removable E2B drive or a WinHelper USB Flash drive so that the ISO is loaded as a virtual drive  - if you have a USB HDD E2B drive, try converting to a .imgPTN file.
  16. 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. Also try .vhdfira and .vhdboot file extensions if VHD contains bootmgr and BCD.
  17. WindowsXPToGo from a .VHD file, rename to .VHDBOOT - see Tutorial 110. Also try .vhdfira file extension.
  18. 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+)
  19. WinBuilder Win7PE-based ISOs - always use E2B v1.90+ and .iso file extension - see blog here and instructions here
  20. Windows.7.SP1.Super.Lite.x86.v2.0.iso Win7 Lite install ISO - try .isope01 extension (requires USB Removable E2B flash drive or extra WinHelper Flash drive - must see blue console Window to load ISO as virtual drive)
  21. 'Windows 7 livecd from usb.iso' - you can also extract the boot.wim file and use that with E2B. For Hirens\HBCD menu, extract the \HBCD folder to the E2B drive, or add \Hiren.iso to the root of the E2B drive (should contain \HBCD\HBCDMenu.exe and\or \HBCD\PStart.exe).
  22. PicoXP
  23. raring-dvd-i386.iso Edubuntu 13.04 Alpha 1 Test Build
  24. systemrescuecd-x86-3.1.2.iso 4.9.0  SystemRescueCD - for persistence see blog post
  25. xbmcbuntu xbmcbuntu-12.00-RC1.Intel-NVIDIA.iso (use .mnu file for persistence)
  26. AVG Rescue CD 120.120823 AVG Rescue Toolki t CD
  27. AVG Rescue USB ZIP file -  avg_arl_cdi_all_120_15081 4a10442.iso  see Sample mnu Files\linux\AVG_Rescue_USB.mnu will support updates - or drag-and-drop onto MPI_FAT32 if you have a Removable USB E2B drive. Test using a real-system and not a VM. The large \arl_rootfs.ext2 file must be located on the root folder of a Removable USB Flash drive (if using an E2B HDD, move the file \arl_rootfs.ext2 onto the WinHelper or any Removable USB flash drive and connect both E2B USB HDD and removable USB Flash drive before booting from a real system).
  28. Kaspersky Rescue CD Kaspersky Rescue Disk ISO here (see blog here for persistent updates and UEFI booting)
  29. 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)
  30. Dr Web AV CD, drweb-livedisk-900-cd.iso, drweb-livecd-602.iso. DrWeb900_2018_Persistent.mnu persistence file also available in Sample mnu Files folder (E2B v1.A1+) or use the .isopersist file extension for persistence (E2B v1.98+).
  31. Rising AV CD
  32. VBA Rescue CD
  33. EScan Toolkit 
  34. Anvi Rescue Disk 11 Rescue.iso
  35. Panda Safe CD Panda Security ISO here (if display problems type live vga=ask in very first menu)
  36. GParted Live CD 0.14.0-1 gparted-live-0.30.0-1-amd64.iso Gnome Partition Editor ISO here
  37. 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 on USB drive in \pmagic\modules folder - must be all uppercase - same as in ISO). 
  38. Partition Wizard Bootable CD 7.6.1  
  39. Partition Wizard Home/Free Edition pwhe78.iso 
  40. 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.
  41. EaseUS Disk Copy Free 2.3.1 EaseUS Disk Copy Features ISO here
  42. EaseUS ToDo Emergency Disk
  43. EaseUS Partition Master Pro boot iso (tip: Use .isoBF to prevent the 'Press any key to boot from CD or DVD' prompt.)
  44. Darik's Boot And Nuke 2.2.7, 2.3.0 Darik's Boot and Nuke (DBAN) ISO here - dban_auto_wipe.mnu in Sample mnu files\other folder - DBAN will wipe USB drives so remove E2B drive as DBAN starts to boot. DBAN v2.3.0 should not autowipe USB drives.
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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 gfor details and video. 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). Note: licensed versions are locked to the Serial number, vendor and product ID of the USB drive.
  48. Offline NT Password & Registry Editor 110511 140201 Pogostick Offline NT Password & Registry Editor ISO here
  49. 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. Use the .isopersist file extension for persistence. Note: USB boot bug with some 64-bit Ubuntu-based distros and some Gigabyte boards - see FAQ list for details.
  50. HDT 0.5.2 HDT  ISO here CORE3HDT CORE3_Hardware_Detection_Tool.iso
  51. Memtest86+ 
  52. Memtest86 passmark version (recommended)  5.1.0 (tip: for UEFI booting convert the ISO to a .imgPTN file)
  53. WebConverger 16.0 Boots to a web browser - has linux parameter bootfrom=removable so only works on removable USB unless you edit the command line menu item to remove that parameter. See WebConverger.mnu for booting ISO from USB HDD and blog post.
  54. LPS DoD
  55. Microsoft Windows Memory Diagnostic windiag.iso (made by mtinst.exe)
  56. PING 3.02 - pdf manual - details on advanced menu for backup here
  57. 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.
  58. BootMed
  59. 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.
    Install Puppy to HDD - before start install - in Terminal type mkdir /cdrom mount /dev/sdb4 /cdrom (where sdb is the USB drive). This mounts the ISO as the cdrom so it can be found by the installer. Do not create a Save file and copy .sfs from CDROM when requested on shutdown.
  60. 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
  61. SeaTools Seagate HDD DOS ISO SeaToolsDOS223ALL.ISO (Press I for Ignore if using an emulator) (will test non-Seagate disks too).
  62. WD Drive Fitness Test dft32_v416_b00.iso
  63. Acronis True Image 2013 & 2014 & 2016 ISOs  - if boot problems try .isogrub file extension E2B v1.B6+ (useful how to use Acronis here)
  64. Acronis Backup 11 - if WinPE-based, use .isoPE01 and a Removable E2B drive, else use .imgPTN file.
  65. Tails v3.16 For a USB 'Removable' Flash drive just use the .ISO file  (https://t ails - Note: If booting from an E2B USB HDD/Fixed-disk or Virtual Machine testing convert the ISO to a .imgPTN file using latest MPI Tool Kit. See also here and blog post here (persistence is not allowed on the boot volume). Test on a REAL system (not a VM).
  66. BackTrack 5
  67. 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. Use F4 and F5 to make a persistence file (allow it to change E2B volume label to MX-Persist if you will use it a lot).
  68. ArchLinux 2012.12.01 archlinux-2017.10.01-x86_64
  69. Rescatux 0.30.2 ISO here  rescatux_cdrom_usb_hybrid_i386_amd64-486_0.30.2_sg2d.iso  rescatux-0.40b11.iso
  70. MultiSystem 12.04 ms_lts_precise_r6.iso
  71. Ylmf OS - Start OS (press F2 for English when main menu displays)
  72. 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. Use the .isopersist file extension for persistence.
  73. g4l
  74. finnix 
  75. 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)
  76. 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)
  77. lglive-0.9.7-i686-hybrid-lite.iso live linux gamers iso
  78. 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 to E2B drive - see blog). Use the .isopersist file extension for persistence.
  79. 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. TumbleWeed Install and LiveCD ISOs just work as .ISO (boot issues fixed!).
  80. Fedora 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 - FAT32 only)
  81. Lightweight Portabile Security ISO LPS-1.4.0_public.iso LPS-1.6.4_public.iso
  82. MiniTool Partition Wizard Free boot CD or use install the application and make your WinPE versions.
  83. Boot It bare Metal - BootIt.iso
  84. Linux Secure Remix Boot  (linux-secure-12.10.10-32bit)
  85. Boot-Repair boot-repair-disk.iso boot repair disk 64bit.iso - tip: to avoid it 'repairing' the MBR on the E2B USB drive, disconnect the E2B USB drive as soon as you reach the Desktop. To fix a non-bootable E2B USB drive, use RMPrepUSB - Install grub4dos - Yes=MBR.
  86. 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).
  87. TinyCore-current.iso
  88. Core-current.iso
  89. CorePlus-current.iso
  90. CoreOS Production ISO image
  91. grml64-small_2012.05.iso grml-full_2013.02.iso
  92. inx-1.1.iso
  93. ttylinux-x86_64-16.0.iso
  94. Windows Defender Offline ISO  (download the latest mpam-fe.exe update and place in the root of the USB drive)
  95. HP Vision Diagnostic ISO - E2B fixed or Removable drivecopy all folders except \BOOT and \SOURCES to the root of the E2B USB drive and boot from ISO. For a Removable E2B drive just use .isoPE for WinPE diagnostic only. Can also try .isoPECD. HP Vision Diagnostics 3-in-1 ISO sp78883, sp81373.
  96. Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.3Win32_WDE_Recovery.iso  (rename .isowinv)
  97. easypeasy 1.6 (for netbooks)  site 
  98. RIPLinux 13.7 ISO RIPLinuX-11.7.iso
  99. Gentoo install-x86-minimal-20130423.iso (see sample mnu files for gentoo+persistence and blog)
  100. 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. For persistence use same casper-rw method as for Ubuntu - however AV updates cannot be made persistent.  Use the .isopersist file extension for persistence.
  101. Joli OS ISO - web browser OS
  102. LSoft ActiveBootDisk.iso [email protected] Boot Disk 11  - Must make the ISO using the utility. Use .iso or .isodefault extension. Extract the BOOTDISK.KEY, _bootDisk.ini files from the ISO and put them in the root of the E2B USB drive or will get Serial Key prompt. If licensed version, you may need other files too - e.g. bootcat.ini.
  103. 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.
  104. OpenMandriva v3 - OpenMandrivaLx.3.0-PLASMA.x86_64.iso - use OpenMandriva_3.mnu sample menu file - see blog post here.
  105. SMS Superb Mini Server (
  106. Bob  Omb's Win10PESE x64 iso - version 2 is designed to be run from a flat-file USB drive, so you must convert to .imgPTN. Version 3 will run as .iso or can convert to FAT32 .imgPTN file for UEFI and persistence.
  107. Win10586PESE-x64 winpese-x64_16.07.07.iso
  108. AIO Boot XP.wim - improved Hirens miniXP - download from here - see blog post here.
  109. Falcon F4's UBCD - see Hirens page here
  110. Hirens 8~15.2 HBCD - see Hirens page here
  111. Hirens Boot CD PE x64 - v1.0.1 - use .isodef64 or can just extract .wim file from ISO.
  112. DLCD DLCBOOT 2019 - see Hirens page h e re  - for DLC Boot 2016 3.2 - use .iso file extension (but only use one DLC ISO per E2B drive) else use .imgPTN.
  113. Hirens UBCD , Ultimate Boot CD 5.1.1, 5.2.3,5.2.2/5.2.8/5.2.9 UBCD537.iso  Ultimate Boot CD ISO here  - (may get SQFS error under a VM unless set for linux OS - use REAL SYSTEM for testing Parted Magic - may get SQFS not found error under VM if CPU VT turned on)
  114. UBCD4Win.iso - rename to .isowinv (dban will only work on a real system) - recent versions may not boot to miniXP - use .imgPTN file.
  115. Sergei Strelec WinPE 2016.06.07 x86 x64 or Xemom1- use .isofira01 file extension for 32-bit WinPE or .isowin for Win10 x86\x64 wim files (or convert to FAT32 .imgPTN files). Note2020-09-21 has a missing firadisk driver - see comments!
  116. All In One System Rescue Toolkit - Paul Bryan Vreeland  (ISO) - AiO-SRT_ 2016-05-15  - 64-bit Ubuntu based (name as .iso64). AiO-SRT_2017-05-26.iso
  117. WinPE-Yol.iso - this is a WinBulder ISO, always use .iso file extension - see here for details.
  118. Gandalf's WinPE ISOs - Gandalfs Win8.1U1SE_x86 updateable final.ISO, Gandalfs Win8.1U1SE_x64 updateable final.ISO - Use E2B v1.90+. These are based on WinBuilder. Recent versions of Win10PE are intended to be extracted to a USB drive and not run as a DVD or ISO file, so convert the ISO to a .imgPTN file, however most apps will work if you keep the extension as .ISO (.isodefault will not work) - see WinBuilder page. Can also UEFI-boot if you make a .imgPTN file from them - see blog post. Note: Gandalf PEs require lots of RAM (2GB+). Tip: If booting as .iso, run as .isoBF first to remove 'Press a key to boot from CD or DVD' prompt.
  119. Medicat  MediCat DVD ISO contains MSDaRT and WinBuilder WinPEs - use .iso file extension. If some systems that give a BSOD 0x000000A5 ACPI error, repeatedly press the F7 function key when it prompts you to press F6 as it boots to XP PE. Medicat.4.23.2016.iso. To run Chrome and some other programs in MiniWindows 10, convert the ISO file to a .imgPTN file (use syslinux v6 or v4 or v5 - do not use v3 or will not boot to Medicat menu). Medicat.17.04.01.iso. Medicat 2018 and later versions require conversion to FA32 .imgPTN for WinPE - see blog here Medicat 18.10 bugfixes, etc. (syslinux v6 - see he re).
       Medicat USB -  comes with windows 10 + Linux environment + portable tools. Extract files using .imgPTN
       Medicat USB Naked - comes with just windows 10 and Linux with no portable tools. Extract files using .imgPTN
       Medicat Windows 10 - comes with the mini windows 10 and the portable tools
       Medicat Windows 10 Naked -  comes just with windows 10 and nothing else.
    Medicat 2020 - see here.
  120. 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
  121. 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.
  122. Phanton Clone 1.5.0 (
  123. GoldMemory test ( - CDROM.ISO or FLOPPY.IMG
  124. iBoot (
  125. PING 3.02 (
  126. System rescue CD 3.4.2 (https://www.sysresccd... scueCd_Homepage), 6.0.3 see blog post - UEFI+MBR+persistence.
  127. Spotmau Boot Suit 2011 (https://www.spotmau.c.../bootsuite.html), for WinPE based version (2012) try .isoPE01 file extension.
  128. SpinRite - .iso or if .exe then add to a DOS floppy image .ima file (e.g. extract .ima file from \_ISO\DOS\MNU\Freedos288.IMA.gz, mount FreeDos_Full.ima using ImDisk, add in SpinRite.exe, unmount drive) - OR - copy SpinRite.exe to root of E2B USB drive and boot to DOS Menu - FreeDos and run C:\SpinRite.exe.
  129. 4mlinux
  130. brlix https://www.
  131. hdat2  - Disk util  hdat2cd_60b4.img  (don't use iso)
  132. Slitaz slitaz-cooking.iso slitaz-4.0.iso, slitaz-rolling.iso
  133. 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.
  134. 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.
  135. RIPLinux 13.7 (tiny x86 and x64)
  136. Endless OS - LiveCD eos-eos3.5-amd64-amd64.181116-185419.base.iso
  137. PassPass - grub4dos batch file which can patch a Windows DLL so that any user password will be accepted (by Holmes.Sherlock and co. at - See \_ISO\docs\PassPass folder on E2B drive or click here for payload and .mnu file (XP->Win10 E2B v1.87+). See blog here for more details. PEPassPass.exe for WinPE environment is available from Alternate Download Area.
  138. F-Secure Rescue CD (works on real system).
  139. LUbuntu 13.04 (for persistence use the lubuntu-13.04-desktop-i386.mnu file and follow the instructions inside it). Use the .isopersist file extension for persistence.
  140. KDENLive debian-live-dvd-20090704.x32.iso  
  141. bg-rescue 3.0
  142. JonDonym
  143. Mageia 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. Mageia-5.1-LiveDVD-KDE4-x86_64-DVD.iso
  144. Slax - 64Bit-9.11.0.iso, slax-English-UK-7.0.8-x86_64.iso  (use a .mnu file provided and extracted ISO contents if you require persistence - FAT32 only). Note: Slax does not detect some USB drives (e.g. SilverStone MS09+SSD which has 4K physical sectors but is in 512e mode) and so will not find the ISO or will not find the /slax boot folder and fail to fully boot. Use the Linux command console commands df  and fdisk -l to see if the USB drive was detected.
  145. AX64 Time Machine Recovery Media ISO file.
  146. VMWare ESXi 5.1 ISO, VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.0.0-2494585.x86_64.iso
  147. 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).
  148. G Data AntiVirus BootMedium 2014 from here. Login required for operation.
  149. WiFiSlax wifislax-4-7-2-final.iso wifislax64-1.1.iso (tested from an NTFS E2B Flash drive) NOTE: Wifislax seems to ignore USB HDDs - you can only boot from a Removable drive such as a CD\DVD or USB Flash drive.
  150. Clonezilla ISOs - blog post here
  151. Pear OS 8 (Pear Linux)
  152. 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
  153. HitManPro KickStart ISO - see blog post here for E2B+HitManPro - also see Tutorial 119.
  154. m0n0wall 1.34 CD-RO M
  155. Manjaro ISOs, Manjaro manjaro-xfce-17.0.1-stable-x86_64.iso - use 'From CD/DVD/ISO' or 'From USB' option in Manjaro menu
  156. 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
  157. AlphaOS - alphaos_14.3-20140109.iso tested.
  158. 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). Iflinux based use .iso or .isodef.
  159.  Paladin - PALADIN_5.01.iso  free Forensics ISO - Quick Start Guide PDF 500 500 500
  160. SIFT - SIFT_WORKSTATION_2.14_INSTALL_DVD_rev2.iso (password=forensics)
  161. Raptor 3.0
  162. XiaopanOS lightweight wireless security pentesting. 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.
  163. Pentoo pentoo-i686-2013.0_RC1.9.iso pentoo-amd64-default-2015.0_RC5.iso (for persistence see this blog post)
  164. BlankOnLinux BlankOn-9.0-desktop-i386.iso
  165. LXLE Desktop lxle32.iso
  166. Makulu Linux MakuluLinux_Xfce_5.iso
  167. Scientific Linux  SL-65-x86_64-2014-02-06-LiveMiniCD.iso
  168. 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! Use the .isopersist file extension for persistence.
  169. 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.
  170. Porteus with persistence - use the Porteus-generic-persistent.mnu file and see blog post here
  171. Partition Magic ISO - use .isoDOS file extension, on booting to DOS, pmagic and ghost will be on drive B: - see blog post here
  172. CAINE C.A.IN.E
  173. Webconverger 23 - German version 'Banking-Stick.iso here
  174. 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/ (or use ProxMox.mnu sample .mnu file in docs folder). See blog here for details for NTFS E2B USB drive. For proxmox v4.4 use the ProxMox4.mnu file in the Sample mnu Files folder.
  175. 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.
  176. 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.
  177. antergos-2013.11.17-x86_64.iso  antergos-17.10-x86_64.iso
  178. Damn Small  Linux -  e.g. dsl-4.11.rc2.iso (use real machine), 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 in VBOX as looks for USB boot media (but work under QEMU!). 
  179. AOSS - PC Tools (Symantec) Alternate Operating System and Scanner + Tools - must copy to root of USB drive and use AOSS.mnu file.
  180. MenuetOS Extract the .img file and copy it to the \_ISO\MAINMENU folder.  - see blog here
  181. escanrd.iso - escan rescue disk iso
  182. ThinStation ISO installer TS-5.2.1-Installer-0428.iso
  183. Handy Linux (French/English) HandyLinux-1.5-686.iso
  184. Comodo Rescue Disk ISO comodo_rescue_disk_2.0.261647.1.iso
  185. FarStone DriveClone 10 Recovery Manager DC-10-GM-En-20130808.ISO
  186. 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
  187. 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'.
  188. slacko slackware-14.1-install-d1.iso slacko-6.3.2-uefi.iso - slackware64-live-mate-current.iso with persistence see blog post here.
  189. Fedora Live Sugar-on-a-Stick Fedora-Live-SoaS-i686-20-1.iso
  190. Panda Cloud AV Cleaner - ISO here . See blog here.
  191. BlackOpal32 (Ubuntu based)
  192. NAS4Free LiveCD ISO used to work (latest versions don't work as .iso - e.g. NAS4Free-x64-LiveCD- and v10 too) - but you can use .imgPTN files - see here for details.
  193. Genie Disaster Recovery ISO Genie_DR.iso 
  194. Deft 8.1 ISO
  195. Watt OS R8  .iso on real system (does not boot in a VM)
  196. 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.
  197. Scraper.bin - Cold Boot Attack to dump memory data to a USB drive - see Tutorial 124 for details
  198. FatDog (Puppy) linux ISOs (try .isopup to enable Save feature if present)
  199. Active KillDisk - KillDisk_Console.iso