I regularly update the Alternative Download Areas (Google Drive and MS OneDrive) with the latest Beta of E2B.
Please feel free to download it and try it out. You only need to download the 8MB non-DPMS version to update your E2B drive (don't forget to update ALL files including the \grldr file).
The new version of grub4dos in v1.56 (2014-09-08) seems to have a problem when installing XP (the grub4dos fat utility no longer works).
I have withdrawn v1.56 until chenall can fix the problem with the new grub4dos,
I have updated PassPass for Windows 8.1 32&64-bit.
The download is in the 'List of tested Payload Files' page here.
PassPass allows you to log in to a system's user account without needing to know the password of the user. It works by permanently patching the code in a Windows DLL file. You can...
E2B v 1.55 is almost ready for release. A Release Candidate late Beta is available in the Alternate Downloads area.
Please try it and report any problems. Changes/improvement are listed here.
I found a bug where the force.xxx feature when calling qrun.g4b no longer works. See https://www.easy2boot.com/make-an-easy2boot-usb-drive/using-e2b-with-a-zalman-ve200/ for details of this feature which allows you to override the file extension.
Some systems seems to be very slow when E2B...
There was a problem that if you made your E2B USB drive using the Make_E2B_USB_Drive.cmd file it installed a slightly different version of the grub4dos MBR code which was then not recognised by E2B if you tried to run a .imgPTN file. You would receive an 'ERROR: No Grub4dos installed to the MBR of...
See blog post here
Spanish also available in E2B v1.52.
Mr Lin has translated E2B v1.51 into Chinese. The STRINGS.txt file is available from the Downloads page.
Simply extract the ZIP file directly onto your E2B drive.
To switch to Chinese you have two choices:
1. Edit the \_ISO\MyE2B.cfg file to add the line
2. Copy the...
It seems since v1.32, I have accidentally commented out a line in the XP Step 2 install code which meant that some systems failed on the 2nd boot!
This is now fixed in v1.51a.
.imgPTN is now equivalent to .imgPTNLBAa (use .imgPTNna for old .imgPTN behaviour)
\_ISO\BACKUP_LINUX folder deleted
Small changes to English STRINGS.txt
Bugfix aroung CONTIG.ISO and source ISO file size detection (failed size check if >2GB)
I have changed the Alternate Download area to use OneDrive so that people in China can access it.
If you are feeling brave - try the new version!
All menus, menu entries, information and prompts in a single STRINGS.txt file
Compatible with previous versions (except for user added .mnu files)
500MB CONTIG.ISO included in download (compressed)
If running an .imgPTN...
I am working on a new version of E2B that will have a STRINGS.TXT file which will contain the words displayed by E2B batch files and menus, etc.
This will mean that to change language, you just need to add the one language folder to your E2B drive and add a \_ISO\MyE2B.cfg file
e.g. To convert E2B...
Thanks to Mr Lin, we now have a Chinese Update.
The Chinese Update is available from the Downloads page (E2B_LANGUAGE_ZH_CN_1.xxx.zip) - unzip and overwrite the existing files on your E2B USB drive.
1.42a is a bugfix for 1.42 - if using forceiso in a .mnu file then it would not run. This is fixed in 1.42a
For details of 1.42 see my blog here.
tacovdver pointed out that sub-folders under \_ISO\AUTO were no longer enumerated due to a bug I accidentally introduced in 1.40!
Now fixed in 1.41. If you are updating, just download the non-DPMS version and overwrite your existing E2B files.
Previous versions would not install Clover to the PBR if syslinux was already installed.
MPI Tool Pack 032 now allows you to boot from syslinux and boot to Clover.
As Clover is only 1MB, I have added the 64--bit Clover version to the MPI Tool Pack. This means that all image .imgPTN files made using MakePartImage will include Clover. The Clover menu option will only appear in the menu if a \EFI\BOOT\bootx64.efi file is present and partition 1 is on a FAT32...
Now you can 'switch' to a Windows 64-bit partition image from the Easy2Boot menu and then immediately boot to it in UEFI mode - no need to reboot!
See my blog here for details.
You can change E2B to display text in a different language. See here for instructions.
If you have modified E2B to display the text/headings, etc. in your own language, please send me the changes.
Zip up these new files and send me them and I will add them to this site as an optional download...
See my other blog here.
For details, see my blogspot blog.
Previous versions of Easy2Boot allowed you to set a master password in the MyE2B.cfg file. Unless you knew the password, you could not get to the E2B menu. However, this password was also requested whenever a Fastload cache refresh was done or the main menu was reloaded. This has now been changed...
I have been testing odd cases of user input, bad paths, etc. and found a few issue which I have (hopefully) fixed in 0.025.
Please let me know if you find any problems.
The Convert_all_ISOs_to_imgPTN_Files (run as Admin).cmd script has been improved. You can now almost fully automatically...
Today I tested making and adding other multiboot USB Flash drive images to my E2B USB Hard Disk.
I have now made new images of different USB Flash pens that were made using the following programs, and added them to my E2B drive:
PenDriveLinux Universal USB Installer
XBOOT (make using...
Easy2Boot v1.33 is a small update to v1.32 for .imgPTN image files.
The MakePartImage (MPI) cmd script is almost finished and is pretty robust now (v0.010 at the time of writing this blog).
I would encourage anyone who wants to add UEFI booting (or Win7/8 Installs from a hard disk without...
The MPI_UpdatePack_BETA file is now available on the Alternate link in the Downloads page.
This can be added to E2B v1.31 or 1.32TEST versions so that your E2B drive can boot any number of UEFI images. See blog for details. Instructions are already on the easy2boot.com site.
In fact, the only...
E2B v1.32 supports UEFI booting of FAT32 images. see blog for details.
Unattended XP installation from an XP ISO (not using WinPE but Step1/Step 2 method). Ability to autorun your own .cmd file after installation.
Ability to add new XP 32-bit Mass Storage Driver packs to replace the current...
E2B Version 1.31 has now been available for a few days and I have had no bugs reported so far.
Bug fixing on grub4dos v0.4.6a has been going well thanks to the developers.
0.4.6a supports Joliet ISOs (+ a recent bug fix).
This means we can map and access files in Joliet ISOs (such as most...