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New 2020 eBook! 'Getting started with grub4dos' approx. 170pp. - How to install grub4dos, make a graphical menu, boot Linux ISOs, make menus and batch files, commands explained, user Exercises, etc. + complete grub4dos command reference in Engish. N.B. This is NOT an Easy2Boot eBook - it fully covers grub4dos and also includes a few menu examples of how to boot ISO files, etc.

E2B eBooks (PDF format)

  • eBook #1: Getting started with E2B - How to make a multiboot USB drive using Easy2Boot (MBR and UEFI) - includes instructions on how to remove the startup Easy2Boot ASCII text banner (if you have made a donation then please contact me for free instructions).
  • eBook #2: How to install Microsoft Windows using Easy2Boot - Automatically install Windows with drivers, apps and updates! Then just copy on new Windows ISO files when they are released by Microsoft - no need to change anything else! Both MBR and UEFI installs are covered.
  • eBook #3: How to make a UE FI multiboot Easy2Boot USB drive How to set up your E2B drive so that it UEFI-boots and allows you to select any .imgPTN file you like (the eBook contains the download links and passwords to ready-made UEFI boot files which automatically load SWITCH_E2B in both 32-bit and 64-bit WinPE). MBR-booting is not required. Note: I recommend you read eBook #1 and eBook #2 first!

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eBook #1: How to make a multiboot USB drive using Easy2Boot

If you want to follow a course with Exercises on how to make an Easy2Boot multiboot USB drive, I have written a 130+ page eBook (in PDF format) which you can obtain here.

This eBook #1 includes instructions on how to remove the blue startup banner screen and 5-second delay and includes 50 detailed, step-by-step Exercises for you to follow.

The eBook contains lots of information, hints and tips about USB booting which you should find useful, even if you don't use E2B very much. It is based on many years of experience of using bootable USB drives on a wide variety of systems and the guide includes important details of the common BIOS bugs which you may encounter and how to work around them.

As you read each chapter (with illustrations) you will build and configure your own E2B multiboot USB drive. In many cases you just copy over the ISO file that you want to use and the USB drive is ready to use.

Using your USB drive, you will be able to directly boot from 100's of different linux ISOs (many support persistence), boot to different Windows Install ISOs, boot from floppy disk image files, boot to multiple WindowsToGo OS's and much more!

You will learn how to add a variety of ISO files, .VHD files, .WIM files, .IMA and many other types of payload to your E2B USB drive.

As well as the standard IBM-compatible Legacy BIOS booting, you will also learn how to UEFI-boot from multiple payloads (including multiple Secure UEFI booting).

Easy2Boot supports over 300 different types of bootable payloads.

Contents (subject to change):

Glossary .. 6
Introduction and where to get help .. 9
How to remove the startup banner 9
Free Bonus!  9
'How-to' articles . 9
Feedback  9
Important tips.. 9
Choosing your USB drive .. 12
Size is important! . 13
Removable USB drives .. 14
Fixed-disk USB drives . 15
SD cards (not recommended)  17
Using USB drives with computers  17
Make an E2B drive .. 19
The \_ISO\MyE2B.cfg file  20
Update E2B to v1.A9 or later . 20
What is on the E2B drive?  21
Files in the top level (root) folder  21
E2B Menu folders  23
\_ISO\docs folder. 23
\_ISO\e2b folder .. 25
Adding your personal files .. 25
Exercise 1: MalwareBytes . 25
Exercise 2: Comodo Dragon browser .. 26
Exercise 3: Zemana Antimalware .. 26
Exercise 4: Windows System Control Centre (WSCC) . 27
Booting to E2B .. 28
Legacy\MBR\BIOS\CSM .. 28
UEFI  28
Test using ‘QEMU Menu test’  29
Exercise 5: Test using QEMU  29
Booting on a real system . 31
Legacy BIOS  31
UEFI Systems . 31
Exercise 6: Boot to the E2B menu . 32
Using E2B . 34
File extensions .. 35
File extension suffixes ('pwd', '32' or '64', '4GB', '3GB' or 'AUTO') .. 35
File name suffixes . 36
Add a .txt file  36
Override the file extension (E2B v1.A9+) .. 37
Measure BIOS+USB Performance  37
Memory Tests  38
Boot to FreeDOS .. 39
Exercise 7: DOS Games - Solitaire, Space Invaders, Doom, etc. . 40
Exercise 8: HDDGURU MHDD.exe . 45
Exercise 9: Make a new MHDD floppy image . 46
Add some ISOs (add payload files) . 47
About the E2B Menu Folders . 47
The 'Special' Sub-Menu folders . 48
Adding ISOs to E2B . 50
Changing the menu entry order .. 50
List of tested payload files .. 51
Exercise 10: AVG Rescue CD  51
Make files contiguous 52
How does E2B Boot from the ISO? . 55
Exercise 11: Test AVG using 'ISOBOOT' .. 56
Changing the Menu Entry  56
Exercise 12: Change the ISO filename. 57
Suppressing the QRUN 'auto-suggest' prompt . 57
Exercise 13: Use .isodefault . 57
Using a .txt file . 58
Exercise 14: Using TXT_Maker.exe .. 59
Exercise 15: Add updates to AVG .. 60
Exercise 16: Dr.Web CureIt LiveCD .. 62
Exercise 17: Hiren’s 15.2 Boot CD . 62
Exercise 18: Gparted  64 Exercise 19: Q4OS . 65
About .MNU Files. 66
About .mnu files .. 66
PimpMyDrive . 67
Exercise 20: PimpMyDrive  67
Menu order . 69
Special variables in .mnu and .txt files . 70
Exercise 21: Exploring the grub4dos console and grub4dos variables .. 70
Exercise 22: PC Tools AntiVirus Scanner AOSS.iso + .mnu file  73
Exercise 23: Add the SystemRescueCD ISO to the AUTO folder  75
Persistence for Linux .. 77
Exercise 24: Dr.Web with persistent updates . 77
Exercise 25: Eset AV ISO with persistence using a .mnu file  79
Other AntiVirus ISOs .. 79
AntiVirus software (run from within Windows)  79
About Easy2Boot and file extensions . 81
Exercise 26: Strelec MiniWindows (WinPE) . 81
Compressed payload files  83
Using the .isopersist file extension . 83
Exercise 27: Ubuntu with persistence (.isopersist) .. 84
Exercise 28: Cub Linux (Chromium OS) .. 84
Exercise 29: Puppy Linux ISO with persistent 'Save' file  85
Installing Windows from an ISO  87
Exercise 30: Windows 10 Install from ISO (MBR-boot) .. 88
WinNTSetup .. 91
Hack into a Windows system without knowing the password (UtilMan)! . 92
UEFI Booting .. 93
MemTest86 .imgPTN file . 94
Exercise 31: MemTest86 .imgPTN file . 94
MakePartImage and the MPI Tool Kit  99
What does MakePartImage do? . 99
Installing the MPI Tool Kit .. 99
.imgPTN File extensions . 101
Adding suffixes .. 102
Switching in a .imgPTN image  102
Exercise 32: Making a Clonezilla .imgPTN file .. 103
Exercise 33: Convert the Strelec WinPE ISO to .imgPTN . 104
Exercise 35: Paul Vreeland's AIO-SRT and TuxPE  105
Exercise 36: Bob Omb's WinPE  105
Exercise 37: Convert Hirens 15.2 ISO to .imgPTN for full functionality .. 107
Exercise 38: DLC Boot .. 107
Exercise 39: Clone another bootable USB Flash drive . 109
Windows 10 UEFI+MBR-boot Installation . 110
Exercise 40: Make a Windows 10 UEFI Install .imgPTN file .. 110
What if the Windows Install file is larger than 4GB? . 110
Gandalf's WinPE and PEStartUp  114
Exercise 41: Gandalf's WinPE ISO + PortableApps + Wallpaper . 114
Dual partitions images .. 116
Exercise 42: Gandalf WinPE .imgPTN plus PEStartup partition image . 117
Add more types of payload files (.WIM and .VHD)  119
Directly boot from .vhd and .wim files .. 119
Exercise 43: Boot to Windows Recovery  119
Kiosk browser (Porteus) . 121
Windows XP Install from ISO .. 121
WindowsToGo  121
Advanced E2B Configuration 122
Background wallpaper .. 122
The E2B configuration file (MyE2B.cfg) . 122
The E2B Menu Editor (E2B_Editor) .. 123
Exercise 44: Change the E2B menu and background  124
Exercise 45: Hide the E2B files in root folder  124
Exercise 46: Add more Sub-Menus  125
Change the font . 125
Multiple menu backgrounds  126
Animation and Stamps .. 126
Exercise 47: Add DNA animation to the E2B menu .. 127
Exercise 48: Add jokes to the menus  129
Changing the preset Menu headings and other language strings .. 130
Exercise 49: Change a preset E2B Menu heading .. 130
SDI_CHOCO .. 132
Exercise 50: Automated Win10 installation using SDI_CHOCO .. 132
Backing up your E2B drive  136
Making another E2B drive  136
Support for E2B . 137
Appendix .. 138
File extension suffixes ('AUTO', '32' or '64', 'PWD') . 138
List of all file extensions recognised by E2B. 139
.imgPTN Partition image file extensions .. 143
Suggested file extensions to use for different ISOs/payloads . 145
Acknowledgements . 145
Feedback please! .. 145


eBook #2: How to install Microsoft Windows using Easy2Boot

This 120 page eBook mainly concentrates on how to Install Windows 10 using Easy2Boot but the information can be applied to other versions of Windows too. Note that Windows XP and earlier versions are not covered in this eBook.

As well as containing step-by-step Exercises for you to follow, it contains information on how to automate Windows installs, how to use and edit XML files, the Windows Setup installation phases, how to fully automate the installation and install hardware drivers and applications, how to automatically change the ComputerName to match the computers serial number, how to install using WinNTSetup and how to boot from E2B via UEFI.

It also covers how to add large install.wim/install.esd files (>4GB) by splitting them or by using an NTFS partition plus a FAT32 UEFI boot partition.

Even if you are only interested in unattended Windows installations without using Easy2Boot, you should find the information in this eBook useful.

Contents (subject to change)

Glossary 5
Introduction - Please read! 9
'Fixed-disk' or 'Removable-disk'? 9
'How-to' articles 9
Free Bonus! 10
Feedback 10
Important tips 10
Choosing your USB drive 12
Testing USB drive speed 13
Size is important - 'BIOS BAD'! 13
Removable USB drives 14
Fixed-disk USB drives 15
SD cards (not recommended) 17
Using USB drives with computers 17
Make an E2B drive 18
Make an E2B WinHelper drive 19
How to use the WinHelper Flash drive 20
Troubleshooting when using an E2B USB WinHelper flash drive 21
What is on an E2B USB drive? 23
Files in the top level (root) folder 23
E2B Menu folders 24
\_ISO\docs folder 24
\_ISO\e2b folder 24
Adding your personal files 24
Updating E2B 24
Booting to E2B 25
Legacy\MBR\BIOS\CSM 25
Testing the E2B menu using ‘QEMU Menu test’ 26
Exercise 1: Test using QEMU 26
Booting on a real system 29
Legacy BIOS 29
UEFI Systems 29
Exercise 2: Boot to the E2B menu 31
Using E2B 32
Add some ISOs (add payload files) 32
About the E2B Menu Folders 32
The 'Special' Sub-Menu folders 33
\_ISO\WINDOWS\xxxx 33
Where to put Windows Install ISOs 34
All-In-One Install ISOs 35
Adding Windows Install ISOs and .imgPTN files 35
List of tested payload files 36
Make files contiguous 37
Defraggler 37
How to 'refresh' a fragmented E2B drive 38
Methods of Installing Windows 8\10 using E2B 39
Windows Install - the traps, pitfalls and workarounds 40
About Windows 8\10 Activation 41
Installing Windows from an ISO 42
Windows 8\10 Install from ISO file (MBR-boot) 44
Exercise 3: Windows 10 Install from ISO (MBR-boot) 44
Exercise 4: Windows 10 Install from ISO (MBR-boot) automated install 48
Exercise 5: Windows 10 Install from ISO (MBR-boot) with pre-set UserName and ComputerName 49
Prompting for more XML values before installation 53
Exercise 6: Windows 10 Install from ISO (MBR-boot) with ComputerName pre-set to the PC Serial number 54
About Windows Setup answer files 57
How Windows searches for a valid XML file 57
The WindowsPE pass 59
Setup log files 60
The Specialize pass 60
The oobeSystem pass 60
Windows Product Keys and Image Index Numbers 60
How to add more .KEY and .XML files to E2B 64
Adding .KEY files 64
List of installation-only Product Keys 65
Adding .XML Files 66
How to make your own unattend XML file 67
Exercise 7: Make your own Windows 10 unattended XML file 67
XMLtoE2B 70
Tips and Tricks with XML files 71
ComputerName 71
Product Keys 71
User Accounts\User Name 72
SkipMachineOOBE 72
Administrator Account 72
WipeDisk 73
Troubleshooting Windows Setup errors 74
SDI_CHOCO (automated install of drivers and applications) 75
How SDI_CHOCO works 76
Order of execution 76
Using .tag files 77
The \_ISO\WINDOWS\installs folder structure 77
Exercise 8: Automating a Win10 installation using SDI_CHOCO 78
Testing Chocolatey 81
SDI (Snappy) 82
How to add another SDI_CHOCO configuration set 83
Exercise 9: Add the SDI_ONLINE_APPS configuration set 84
SDI_CHOCO tips 85
Installing offline packages using ChocBox 87
Exercise 10: Add an offline Chocolatey package using ChocBox 87
How to add your own offline packages 91
Exercise 11: Create a WinRar 64-bit offline package 91
WinNTSetup 94
Exercise 12: Use WinNTSetup to install Windows 10 95
Using WinNTSetup on UEFI-only systems 100
UEFI Booting 101
UEFI and E2B 101
MemTest86 .imgPTN file 103
Exercise 13: UEFI-boot to MemTest86 using an .imgPTN file 103
MakePartImage and the MPI Tool Kit 108
.imgPTN File extensions 108
Adding suffixes 108
Switching in a .imgPTN image 109
Exercise 14: UEFI Windows 10 install 110
About installing Windows + unattend.xml from 'flat-files' 114
Exercise 15: Automated UEFI Windows 10 install 114
Workarounds for \AutoUnattend.xml not detected 116
Exercise 16: How to add multiple XML files into a .imgPTN file (+files >4GB) 116
Windows Install file is larger than 4GB? 120
Using an NTFS partition for >4Gb files 121
Exercise 17: UEFI-boot to an NTFS partition (no need to split a large Install.wim file) 121
Support for E2B 123
Appendix 124
Valid file extensions for files in the \_ISO\WINDOWS subfolders 124
.ISO files 124
.imgPTN files 124
.TXT files 124
Acknowledgements 125
Feedback please! 125


eBook #3: How to make a UEFI multi-boot Easy2Boot USB drive

This 100 page eBook assumes you are familiar with E2B and have used .imgPTN files and the MPI Tool Kit.
It discusses how to set up your E2B USB drive so that you can UEFI-boot from it and select any .imgPTN file you want to use.
Included in the eBook are download links to various UEFI boot files which you will need if you don't want to make your own WinPE boot files.
The eBook also includes some tips and information on running various All-in-One and AV software and cleaning methods.
If you are baffled by how UEFI works, Secure booting, BIOS compatibility issues, etc. then this eBook will help!

Contents (subject to change):
Chapter 1 - Introduction 5
rEFInd and Secure Boot 6
Chapter 2 - Downloads for this eBook 7
Chapter 3 - Glossary of Terms 8
Chapter 4 - Bootable devices (always use USB 3 devices!) 10
Chapter 5 - Easy2Boot payloads 11
Chapter 6 - About partition image files (.imgPTN files) 12
Chapter 7 - Using partition images with E2B 13
Simple case 13
Switching-in '23' and 'X4' partition images 13
Switching-in a .imgPTN file 15
SWITCH_E2B.exe 16
rEFInd and Secure Boot 17
Using Secure Boot payloads 18
Chapter 8 - Preparing your E2B drive for UEFI booting 19
Multiple partitions on 'Removable' USB Flash drives 19
Make your E2B drive UEFI-bootable (drives up to 128GB) 20
Larger E2B USB drives (>128GiB) 20
Large (non-standard) FAT32 partition 20
NTFS-only partitions 20
Three partitions 21
Chapter 9 - My recommendations for E2B with UEFI 22
>128GB USB drive? 22
Summary 23
Chapter 10 - Important BIOS bugs and features that you really need to know about! 24
Chapter 11 - UEFI-booting using .imgPTN partition images 25
Exercise 1: Introduction to UEFI-booting with MemTest86 25
Chapter 12 - So how does UEFI-booting actually work then? 27
UEFI booting 28
UEFI-multibooting using .imgPTN files 29
UEFI32 Systems 30
Chapter 13 - Secure Boot and rEFInd 31
About UEFI Security (PK, KEK, DB and DBX) 31
Platform Key (PK) 31
Key Exchange Key (KEK) 31
Whitelist Database (DB) 31
Blacklist Database (DBX) 32
Machine Owner Key (MOK) 32
How Secure Boot works 32
Secure Boot and Mok Manager 34
How to use Mok Manager to add the rEFInd certificate 35
Add the rEFInd certificate using the UEFI BIOS 36
How to disable Secure Boot 37
Chapter 14 - Add a Mini WinPE partition image 39
Exercise 2: Add/Create a FAT32 partition (you must complete this Exercise) 39
Exercise 3: MBR-boot to WinPE 42
Exercise 4: MemTest86 + WinPE (SB,UEFI64,UEFI32,MBR) 44
Chapter 15 - Dr.Web AntiVirus 46
Exercise 5: Add a Dr. Web .imgPTN file (SB,UEFI64,MBR) 46
Exercise 6: Dr.Web with X4 48
Chapter 16 - Adding rEFInd (an 'unsigned' UEFI boot manager) 49
Files added by the MakePartImage 'Refind' option 49
Exercise 7: Add the rEFInd UEFI boot menu system to Dr. Web (UEFI64,MBR) 50
Chapter 17 - Configuring the rEFInd menu 52
Exercise 8: Change the rEFInd menu 52
Exercise 9: How to make your own 'WINPE' 64-bit partition image 54
Exercise 10: Make or add your own UEFI32-bootable WinPE 57
MBR-Booting 58
Chapter 18 - Add Mini WinPE x64 into each FAT32 .imgPTN file 59
Chapter 19 - MemTest86 UEFI+rEFInd (UEFI64,UEFI32,MBR) 60
Exercise 11: MemTest86 with WinPE 60
Exercise 12: Add in the Legacy version of MemTest86 62
Chapter 20 - Windows 10 x64 install ISO (SB,UEFI64,MBR) 63
Exercise 13: Windows 10 x64 install 63
How to use the Windows 10 partition image 65
Chapter 21 - Bootable All-In-One ToolKits 68
Sergei Strelec WinPE (Russian and English) (SB,UEFI64,UEFI32,MBR) 69
Others (grub4dos menu) 70
Exercise 14: MBR-boot to Strelec ISO 71
Exercise 15: Add Strelec WinPE for MBR and UEFI booting (.imgPTN) 72
Exercise 16: Add PEStartup and PortableApps 74
Exercise 17: DLCBoot 2019 UEFI+MBR 76
Gandalf's WinPEs (SB,UEFI64,UEFI32,MBR) 79
Bob Omb's WinPE 10 (UEFI64,MBR,SB) 80
New Hirens HBCD 2018 (UEFI64,MBR,SB) 81
MediCat USB (UEFI64,UEFI32,MBR,SB) 82
All-in-One Rescue ToolKit (UEFI64,MBR) 83
Chapter 22 - Defragging the E2B USB drive 84
Chapter 23 - Offline AV Scanners 85
BitDefender (UEFI64,MBR,SB) 85
Instructions 85
Dr Web LiveDisk (SB,UEFI64,UEFI32,MBR) 87
Instructions 87
Eset (UEFI64,UEFI32,MBR) 88
Kaspersky (UEFI32,UEFI64,MBR) 89
Trend Micro Rescue Disk (UEFI64,MBR) 90
Other Offline bootable ISOs 91
Avira Rescue System 2016-09-18_03_06_46 (64-bit, SB) 91
Comodo Rescue Disk (MBR) 91
Sophos (MBR) 91
Others 91
Chapter 24 - PortableApps.com AntiVirus applications 93
Chapter 25 - Tips for dealing with an infected system 94
RamsomWare 94
Chapter 26 - Erasing Hard Drives 96
Chapter 27 - AntiVirus Software and Repair 97
All-In-One ToolKits – Portable (non-bootable) 97
Recommended Online AV Repair Process 98
Chapter 28 - Tools included in E2B 99
Boot to the Windows Recovery environment 99
Windows UtilMan password bypass 99
PassPass 99
Safe Mode boot 99
WinNTSetup 99
Snappy Driver Installer 100
WSUS Offline updater 100
Chocolatey application installer 100
Useful 'Download URLs' 100
SysInfo 100
MemTest86 (MBR+UEFI) 100
Chapter 29 - Links to sources 1

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