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Topic: Easy2Boot

Date 19/05/2020

By PedroSantos

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ERROR IN COPYING FILES

Reply

I understand what you mean about the ISOs.
Probably not official sets because I have some from home-made CD and an ISO I have downloaded named "Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 DVD w-SP3.zip", but the computer has an official sticker with key for TabletPC Edition, so I have only restored that original system, even if the key is other now (I could not use the one from the sticker nor the one from the already installed OS) and it is SP3 now.
I have asked everywhere for official CD's but no one has them these days and I would not buy one if the computer has the official sticker. I would not keep an OS installed if it wasn't there when I inherited the computer or if not supposed to be there from factory.

Date 11/05/2020

By David Balažic

Subject Boot legacy programs on UEFI Secure boot system?

Reply

Is it posible to start legacy BIOS (MBR) code (like memtest86+ v5.01 or HBCD.iso) from the a1ive grub2 File Manager ?
I installed Easy2Boot 2.02 + agFM 1.50 on a USB disk (Sandisk Extreme Pro 128GB).
On a PC that has Secure boot enabled, I can boot the agFM and it works, except I found not way to boot legacy files. Is that even possible or supported?
For example, I have the file memtest86+-5.01.iso , no option (def, map, mem) works.

Date 11/05/2020

By Steve Si

Subject Re: Boot legacy programs on UEFI Secure boot system?

Reply

The agFM can MBR-boot or UEFI-boot.
To MBR-boot to agFM, just add the .mnu file to \_ISO\MAINMENU folder and then MBR-boot to the Easy2Boot menu and pick the a1ive grub2 File Manager menu entry in the E2B menu.
https://www.easy2boot.com/uefi-mbr-a1ive-grub2-file-manager/
https://www.easy2boot.com/useful-things-to-know/

Date 11/05/2020

By David Balažic

Subject Re: Re: Boot legacy programs on UEFI Secure boot system?

Reply

No, I want the opposite:
UEFI boot to agFM, then there select and load some legacy software.

Date 11/05/2020

By Steve Si

Subject Re: Re: Re: Boot legacy programs on UEFI Secure boot system?

Reply

yes. I think I have already answered your Q's elsewhere in help-grub mail forum. Why are you asking the same Q's all over the place? You can UEFI boot and run SOME Linux ISOs even if they were not intended to run on UEFI as long as the kernel does not depend on BIOS calls.

Date 05/05/2020

By PedroSantos

Subject Invalid boot.ini file

Reply

Hi.
Trying to reinstall Windows XP Tablet PC Edition onto an old Acer Travelmate C200.
Right after the boot menu I got that message.
What can I do to make it work? No technician but ready to learn.
Thanks.

Date 05/05/2020

By Steve Si

Subject Re: Invalid boot.ini file

Reply

https://rmprepusb.blogspot.com/2014/02/add-tablet-pc-and-media-centre-edition.html

Date 05/05/2020

By PedroSantos

Subject Re: Re: Invalid boot.ini file

Reply

Thanks. I don't understand some parts of the text, but I will give it a try and post here the follow-up.
But before I do it, can you tell me if I need to do a fresh install?
The already installed XP was not booting and I had trouble even accessing the HDD. I now can, but if I can repair the existing XP can I then convert it to Tablet PC Edition? Actually I don't even know if that version is already installed, I just know I couldn't find a way to work with the pen/wacom so I assumed someone changed it (the person that gave me said something about having installed a lighter XP version).

Date 05/05/2020

By PedroSantos

Subject Re: Re: Re: Invalid boot.ini file

Reply

I did repair the already installed XP and dxdiag returns it's 5.1 2600.
I cannot find if the pen works, so I don't know if I really need a fresh install.
I could not create the bootable USB because all software suggested requires a purchase to create the ISO of the needed size.
What can I do from here?
Thanks.

Date 27/04/2020

By e2b_user_20200427

Subject MacBook EFI Issue -> No keyboard

Reply

Hi Steve,
I would like to ask your assistance please: I am booting into agFM via UEFI boot. it loads as usual as on a PC. After agFM loaded it does not recognize keyboard keys (arrows, enter, etc) nor mouse. do be exact: It recognize hotkeys F1-F6 for a few seconds, than it is gone. Everything is working like charm on PC-s, only MACs have this issue. Could you please advice? Thank you in advance!

Date 27/04/2020

By e2b_user_20200427

Subject Re: MacBook EFI Issue -> No keyboard

Reply

UPDATE: I just realized, that the keyboard is working fine but only for approx. 1 sec. After 1 sec it is gone.

Date 27/04/2020

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Re: MacBook EFI Issue -> No keyboard

Reply

Rename the \boot\grubfm\config file - do you still get keyboard problems?

Date 27/04/2020

By e2b_user_20200427

Subject Re: Re: Re: MacBook EFI Issue -> No keyboard

Reply

Hi Steve! Thanks for the fast reply! Unfortunately yes. What is strange for me, that I started to measure it with a stopwatch and sometimes it is around 10 sec, sometimes 2 sec, sometimes instant I have the keyboard issue on the MAC.

Date 27/04/2020

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: MacBook EFI Issue -> No keyboard

Reply

Sounds like a grub2 issue.
Can you report the issue to the developer pls
https://github.com/a1ive/grub/issues

Date 28/04/2020

By e2b_user_20200427

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: MacBook EFI Issue -> No keyboard

Reply

Sure! Thanks! :)

Date 28/04/2020

By e2b_user_20200427

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: MacBook EFI Issue -> No keyboard

Reply

Steve, if you are interested, and whould like to follow-up, here is the github thread: https://github.com/a1ive/grub/issues/60

Date 27/04/2020

By Elie

Subject Can't boot Parrot OS from hd on latest agFM build

Reply

I've been trying this for a while now, only booting from UEFI using rEFInd and managed to load other ISOs like Deepin but the Parrot is quite evasive.

Date 27/04/2020

By Steve Si

Subject Re: Can't boot Parrot OS from hd on latest agFM build

Reply

Parrot OS UEFI64 works OK for me.
I rename as .isodef. Make sure file is contiguous.

Date 28/04/2020

By Elie

Subject Re: Re: Can't boot Parrot OS from hd on latest agFM build

Reply

Yeah file is ok according to the md5 checks but it is not recognizable when I rename to .isodef so it's not bootable. Are you suggesting that I try the legacy E2B instead?

Date 28/04/2020

By Steve Si

Subject Re: Re: Re: Can't boot Parrot OS from hd on latest agFM build

Reply

I have \_ISO\LINUX\Parrot-home-4.7_x64.isodef and agFM v1.46.
Works for me in a VM and UEFI64 booting.
Not sure what you mean about rEFInd??? I just directly UEFI-boot from the E2B drive to agFM. How are you running rEFInd???

Date 25/04/2020

By Habib

Subject Root of USB

Reply

what is the difference between copying ISO and extracting to the root of USB?

Date 25/04/2020

By Habib

Subject Re: Root of USB

Reply

I mean Easy2Boot USB

Date 25/04/2020

By Steve Si

Subject Re: Re: Root of USB

Reply

Copying a single file (such as Ubuntu.iso) to a USB drive means that the USB drive will contain a file called Ubuntu.iso.
Extracting the contents of Ubuntu.iso to the USB drive will mean that the USB drive will now contain hundreds of files and many folder which were originally inside the ISO file.

Date 15/04/2020

By Habib

Subject Windows Registry

Reply

You Write Good Ebooks, Can you also write ebook about Windows Registry, such as troubleshooting, tweaks, etc with windows registry.

Date 15/04/2020

By Steve Si

Subject Re: Windows Registry

Reply

Sure, how about an eBook on cooking or Knitting or 'How to grow roses' also?
Seriously, my expertise is in USB booting, not the Windows Registry.

Date 25/04/2020

By Dbedfordpk1

Subject Re: Re: Windows Registry

Reply

LML. That's funny.

Date 11/04/2020

By Habib

Subject convert usb bootable to iso

Reply

i am using flashboot to make usb bootable with added drivers. i am doing for each version of windows 7 (home, pro, ultimate). using the same usb
How do i convert the bootable usb to ISO image?
i want make multi boot images from these ISO images windows 7 (home, pro, ultimate)?
what tools?

Date 11/04/2020

By Steve Si

Subject Re: convert usb bootable to iso

Reply

The MPI Tool Kit will make a .imgPTN partition image file from them.

Date 07/04/2020

By Habib

Subject File Extension

Reply

where to add 32 and 64 bit cpu this file extension and i dont want use password (pwd):
Win7_Pro_SP1_English_x64.imgPTNAUTO4GB

Date 08/04/2020

By Habib

Subject Re: File Extension

Reply

Is the order important?
Auto, CPU (32 or 64), pwd, RAM (2Gb or 4GB)

Date 08/04/2020

By Steve Si

Subject Re: Re: File Extension

Reply

The order should not matter. Why - do you have a problem? What folder did you place the file in?
There is no '2GB' extension suffix! Only '4GB'.
https://www.easy2boot.com/add-payload-files/list-of-file-extensions-recognised-by-e2b/

Date 06/04/2020

By FunnyT

Subject recommand another new tool

Reply

I don't mean to offend, I just recommend another interesting tool, Ventoy.
www.ventoy.net

Date 31/03/2020

By Steve Si

Subject Please help translate agFM

Reply

For non-English languages, there is a very easy way to add translated phrases - please help...
https://rmprepusb.blogspot.com/2020/03/call-for-help-with-agfm-translation-its.html

Date 24/03/2020

By Steve Si

Subject E2B v2.00 with agFM UEFI-boot menu

Reply

Just a heads-up that E2B v2.00 is now released. If you make a new USB drive using it, it will also make a new FAT32 UEFI-bootable second partition on the USB drive.
You can then UEFI-boot from the USB drive and select the ISO/VHD/WIM/EFI file and boot it.
Most files should be made contiguous as with E2B. .imgPTN files must ALWAYS be contiguous.
Some agFM Linux ISO boot options do not require the ISO to be contiguous however.
IMPORTANT: If you want to use a Removable USB Flash drive, you must use a Windows 10 system because XP, 7 and 8 can only access the first partition on Removable USB drives and the Make_E2B script cannot copy the agFM UEFI files to the second partition.

Date 22/03/2020

By Ian

Subject Windows 7 Boot ISO Can't Boot

Reply

Hello, I have an ISO of Windows 7 named (en_windows_7_ultimate_x64_dvd), and because Windows 7 is out of date, that means I can't boot to the installation menu, it just gives me a winload.exe missing error. And when I try to patch boot.wim, it's no use. Should I try another ISO or see if you can create a boot.wim patch for Windows 7? Can you even create a bootmgr for Windows 7?

Date 22/03/2020

By Steve Si

Subject Re: Windows 7 Boot ISO Can't Boot

Reply

If you are MBR\Legacy booting from a Win7 ISO, you should not get that error. Are you sure that is the correct error message?
Try downloading another ISO.
Note that Win7 only has old chipset drivers and only USB 2 drivers.
https://www.easy2boot.com/add-payload-files/windows-install-isos/windows-vista-7-install-isos/

Date 24/03/2020

By Ian

Subject Re: Re: Windows 7 Boot ISO Can't Boot

Reply

Nevermind, I got it taken Care of, but thanks anyways. E2B is the Best.

Date 25/03/2020

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Re: Re: Windows 7 Boot ISO Can't Boot

Reply

You came here for free help and advice from others. Don't you think it polite to at least tell us what the cause of your problem was and how you fixed it so that others can learn from your experiences?

Date 18/03/2020

By Habib

Subject E2B and PXE Boot

Reply

i have a laptop with C and D partitions.
The E2B files store in D drive.
The D drive size is 400GB.
How can i boot the E2B folder through pxe boot on another laptop? can i use serva or tiny pxe server or any software?

Date 18/03/2020

By SteveSi

Subject Re: E2B and PXE Boot

Reply

E2B is not designed to work on internal drives.
E2B is designed to be located on the first MBR partition of an MBR-partitioned disk.
E2B does not work via pxe (or even from a CD/DVD). It should be run from an external USB disk.

Date 17/03/2020

By Habib

Subject Upcoming ebooks

Reply

What are the new ebooks and when they will be published?

Date 17/03/2020

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Upcoming ebooks

Reply

I am currently writing an eBook on agFM. It will assume you have read the other three E2B eBooks. It will cover how to add commonly-used payloads to an E2B+agFM USB drive plus how to modify\configure agFM and a bit about how it works.
It will have Exercises for you to follow. The emphasis will be on UEFI booting using agFM. Also a bit about Secure Boot too.

Date 15/03/2020

By Habib

Subject Tunes chart

Reply

How do you convert music or song into tunes of frequency chart? Any software

Date 15/03/2020

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Tunes chart

Reply

sorry, I have not found any.

Date 15/03/2020

By john

Subject Tunes not playing

Reply

The beeps are not playing,
Menu.lst:
graphicsmode -1 800
default 1
timeout 5
# set menu background colour to grey (444444) and menu text colour to yellow (FFFF00) (format is 0xrrggbb00RRGGBB)
color normal=0x44444400FFFF00
# set selected menu item to transparent color highlight=0xFF0000
title Reboot
reboot
title Power off\nSwitch off the system
halt
call /test.g4b

Batch file: test.g4b
beep 784 150 0 300 784 150 0 300 932 150 0 150 1047 150 0 150 784 150 0 300 784 150 0 300 699 150 0 150 740 150 0 150 784 150 0 300 784 150 0 300 932 150 0 150 1047 150 0 150 784 150 0 300 784 150 0 300 699 150 0 150 740 150 0 150 932 150 784 150 587 1200 0 75 932 150 784 150 554 1200 0 75 932 150 784 150 523 1200 0 150 466 150 523 150

Date 15/03/2020

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Tunes not playing

Reply

It only works on VMware VM or some real systems which have a PC speaker fitted on the mainboard. What system are you testing it on?
P.S. Your menu will never run test.g4b.
first - it needs to be at the top of the menu.
secondly - the first line of test.g4b needs to be
!BAT

Date 14/03/2020

By Martin

Subject agFM startup menu

Reply

Hello,
i use agFM Startup menu (USER SLACK GRUB2 THEME), set mymenu=1, set timeout=10, set default=1.
Real boot from agFM to UEFI:
if I select another iso during the 10 seconds that elapses, the switch window appears and the PC is frozen.
I have tested with 2 USB flash drives. The error is caused by the file \boot\grubfm\rules\iso\e2b.sh. The last working e2b.sh is from 28.02.2020. I have tested several times. Do you have any ideas.

Date 14/03/2020

By SteveSi

Subject Re: agFM startup menu

Reply

Did you check for changes in Sample_startup_menu.txt?
What specific ISO are you booting?
What do you mean by 'switch window'?
Do you mean keyboard does not respond? Do not set a keyboard map or use at_keyboard for terminal.
I can't reproduce. Use Chat or send me email?

Date 12/03/2020

By Habib

Subject GEUB4DOS

Reply

can u explain word by word
especially: number=1 (md)0x1A00+400 > nul
cat --locate="GRUB4DOS 0.4." --replace="\x00" --number=1 (md)0x1A00+400 > nul

Date 12/03/2020

By SteveSi

Subject Re: GRUB4DOS

Reply

--locate= will find that string
--replace= will replace the G character with 00 hex byte
--number=1 means only do this once on the first string match that you find
(md)0x1A00+400 is a memory address. It starts at '512-byte sector' number 0x1A00 and extends for a length of 400 sectors
0x1A00 = 512x6656=3407872
400x512 = 204800
so it will search memory from address 3407872 for a length of 204800 and change the first string of 'GRUB4DOS 0.4' to 00 'RUB4DOS 0.4'.
Since a 00 byte is interpreted as an 'end of string' marker by C, when the C printf statement is executed to print the string, no string is printed.
The > nul part is just redirecting any messages that the cat command normally outputs to the screen, to the device 'nul' which means 'nowhere' so that the user does not see any of the cat command output on the screen.

Date 11/03/2020

By iCoExist

Subject Autounattend XML Files

Reply

Hey, I absolutely love E2B and what it allows me to do. I've been messing around with unattended Windows installs and I've been having some issues with XMLs not loading.

I've used the XML2E2B software to modify some XML files, but they don't show up as an option when "DEFAULT XML found. Press ENTER to choose different XML". I've noted that on some PCs, this will work as intended and allow me to switch to a different XML file. Others won't even show a list of XMLs, but will instead just boot to the ISO with no XML at all.

Is there something I'm missing here that may cause this issue?

Date 11/03/2020

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Autounattend XML Files

Reply

Hi
Make sure the XML files and ISO files are in a \_ISO\WINDOWS\xxxxx folder.
You should always get a list of the XML files that are in that folder.
If you press ENTER when prompted to 'Press ENTER to run Setup\Repair' then it will not list the XML files.
I suggest you run \QEMU_MENU_TEST (run as admin).cmd and go through the same menus to see what a 'standard' PC should do.
See eBook #2 for more details or use the online Chat facility on this site (enable pop-ups in browser)

Date 16/03/2020

By iCoExist

Subject Re: Re: Autounattend XML Files

Reply

Steve,
Thanks for that info. I just kept hitting "Press Enter to run Setup/Repair" without thinking to let it load past that.

Date 08/03/2020

By Martin

Subject alloc magic is broken

Reply

Hi,
i have added a wallpaper for agFM - e2b 'slack' theme (1024x768 PNG file). The bit depth 24 did not work (it must be 32) I got the error message: alloc magic is broken at 0x3744e750: 0
Aborted. Press any key to exit._
The message cannot be closed, only by restarting the PC.
Can error messages generally not be closed?

Date 08/03/2020

By SteveSi

Subject Re: alloc magic is broken

Reply

Are you sure it was a bit depth issue and not a bad path\filename issue or bad format (no comments in file, etc.)?
AFAIK the error handling is in the theme code for grub2 and so it is not easy to change. You just have to get it right!

Date 01/03/2020

By Leon

Subject The Easy2Boot USB Stick creator does not detect my USB drive

Reply

Hello,
today I tried to create an Easy2Boot stick but the software does not detect my USB stick.
What can I do?

Date 01/03/2020

By Steve Si

Subject Re: The Easy2Boot USB Stick creator does not detect my USB drive

Reply

The USB drive needs to have a drive letter.
Click on the Gear wheel button if any problems.

Date 29/02/2020

By Habib

Subject Write a new ebook

Reply

Hello steve, We like all your ebooks is very clear and concise.
Please write ebooks about all the payloads in easy2boot with step by step instructions (perfect installations, menus , lst files) etc.
habib

Date 01/03/2020

By Steve Si

Subject Re: Write a new ebook

Reply

There are 3 E2B eBooks with dozens of exercises in them which covers all the common payloads.
eBook #4 contains details of how to add common payloads for both MBR and UEFI-booting.

Date 24/02/2020

By ms.1304

Subject startup menu with windows 10

Reply

Why is a Windows 10 1909.18363 PRO.iso with integrated updates not displayed in the user defined startup menu?
Windows 10.iso created with media creation tool is displayed.
Can I change the iso to display it or do I need to convert it to .imgPTN23?

Date 24/02/2020

By ms.1304

Subject Re: startup menu with windows 10

Reply

Sorry, I mean the created startup menu for agFM

Date 24/02/2020

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Re: startup menu with windows 10

Reply

You are supposed to edit the file. That is why it is called a 'sample' menu file.
P.S. File paths and names are CASE-SENSITIVE!
if it contains spaces - enclose with double-quotes "xxxxx".
Use Live Chat if you have problems.

Date 23/02/2020

By ofir

Subject Easy to boot don't work for me.

Reply

i did everything right opend the software pressed the big red button did everything files were coppied i press the test option and no menu appear even before i add files what could be the problem guys?

Date 23/02/2020

By Stevesi

Subject Re: Easy to boot don't work for me.

Reply

Compare the usb drive contents with the download folder contents on the desktop.if same then try a different usb drive.

Date 23/02/2020

By ofir

Subject Re: Re: Easy to boot don't work for me.

Reply

there pretty much the same i think except the exe file that create the disk on key.tried to copy that folder to the disk on key did not work.this is a brand new 128GB disk on key SanDisk Ultra Dual USB 3.1 Type-C 128GB SDDDC3-128G-G46 i don't see a reason to replace it.

Date 23/02/2020

By Steve Si

Subject Re: Re: Re: Easy to boot don't work for me.

Reply

You mean that you dont have ANY other USB drive that you can just try? Or none of your friends have a USB drive that you can borrow for 30 minutes?
E2B is downloaded 2000 times a day and no one else has this problem. So this issue is either with your USB drive or your system. Since it is a brand new flash drive, I suggest you test it using FakeFlashTest to see if it is a fake?

Date 23/02/2020

By ofir

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Easy to boot don't work for me.

Reply

i bought it from an official computer store not ebay or alliexspress it is not fake.

Date 23/02/2020

By ofir

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Easy to boot don't work for me.

Reply

the question what is the problem? is it the drive size?

Date 23/02/2020

By ofir

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Easy to boot don't work for me.

Reply

ok tried a diffrent disk on key sandisk cruzer fit 32GB i had acronis media on it so i know it works in boot and it still does not work in easy to boot test.

Date 23/02/2020

By ofir

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Easy to boot don't work for me.

Reply

ok this disk on key does work exctually.

Date 22/02/2020

By Rodney

Subject Hiren's Mini XP no keyboard or mouse

Reply

Howdy! I'm trying to get the keyboard and mouse in Hiren's Mini XP (Restored) with e2b. If I create a standalone image for Hiren's using Rufus, the keyboard and mouse work fine. I've tried creating an imgPTN file as well as changing the extention to both .isoWINVH and .isoHW as well. Anyone have any advice? Thank you!

Date 22/02/2020

By Rodney

Subject Re: Hiren's Mini XP no keyboard or mouse

Reply

My mistake, I didn't use Rufus on the working drive, I used the included utility that came with the Hiren's download, which was grub4dos.

Date 22/02/2020

By Steve Si

Subject Re: Re: Hiren's Mini XP no keyboard or mouse

Reply

Well, if you made a .imgPTN file then that boots using grub4dos and it should be the same.
Why not drag-and-drop the working Rufus drive letter onto the MPI_FAT32 Desktop shortcut to make a copy of the working Rufus installation?

Date 24/02/2020

By Rodney

Subject Re: Re: Re: Hiren's Mini XP no keyboard or mouse

Reply

Thanks Steve! I'll try your suggestion and let you know how it works out.

Date 18/02/2020

By Jason

Subject 2 menu entries for Dr. Web

Reply

I am new to Easy2Boot. I had been using YUMI for years, but thought I should try E2B since it's supposed to support secure boot. I have disabled secure boot for now and using CSM.
I also purchased the 3 ebooks.

I followed the instructions in ebook #1 for making Dr. Web persistent. Now, when I boot my E2B flash drive, I have 2 menu entries for Dr.Web under the Antivirus menu. The first entry one is using the ,mnu file. The second entry is using the iso name. Is this normal? How do I get rid of the 2nd entry. I have not tried booting the iso yet. Thanks.

Date 18/02/2020

By Steve Si

Subject Re: 2 menu entries for Dr. Web

Reply

Yes, that is normal.
Simply move both files to a sub-folder.
Make a \_ISO\ANTIVIRUS\MNU folder (any name will do), and place both files in there.
E2B will only enumerate payload files if they are in the main menu folders, but .mnu files can be placed in sub-folders.
See page 70 - About .mnu files.

Date 18/02/2020

By Jason

Subject Re: Re: 2 menu entries for Dr. Web

Reply

Gotcha! It's fixed. Thank you.
I just tested it several times. It was not saving the definitions or wifi password on restart. I decided to delete and recreate drweb-rw file. I moved it to the same folder as the ,mnu and .iso files.

The ebook says "SET PF=\drweb-rw", but the sample .mnu file says "SET PER=\drweb-rw.

The first time I used "PF"; this time I left it as "PER". It seems to be working now. I restarted and it shows the definitions are current and it even saved my wifi password, so I am already online.

I have set up Kaspersky, but haven't tested it yet. I will tomorrow. I used the method described on RMPrepUSB website.

I am going to attempt to set up Comodo next. Do I use the Kaspersky method (create a folder) or DrWeb method (create ext3)?

Date 18/02/2020

By Steve Si

Subject Re: Re: Re: 2 menu entries for Dr. Web

Reply

See 'List of tested ISOs\payloads (with instructions)' page on this site before you add any payload.

Date 18/02/2020

By Jason

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: 2 menu entries for Dr. Web

Reply

I did. It is listed, but no instructions. there is no sample mnu file. I assume I just boot directly from the iso file. I guess it doesn't support persistent.

Also, need to update ebook #1 about DrWeb. SET PF is incorrect. the sample mnu file says SET PER

Date 18/02/2020

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 2 menu entries for Dr. Web

Reply

Ebook #1 is now updated. You can re-download using the link that was emailed to you.

Date 14/02/2020

By ms.1304

Subject Secure Boot Violation!

Reply

Hi,
idon't know if it's been noticed yet,
since WIN 10 1909 18363.657 booting from agFM is no longer possible: Secure Boot Violation!
Booting agFM is only possible if the UEFI BIOS is switched to another OS.
Note: I can no longer send an email to [email protected]
<[email protected]>: host mta-01.webnode.com [XXX.X.XXX.XX] said: 550 5.7.1
Blocked by SpamAssassin (in reply to end of DATA command)
I checked my IP for block list, negative.

Date 14/02/2020

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Secure Boot Violation!

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Booting Win10 1909 in what form? Please explain the issue.
If you mean booting from an .ISO - then it is a known issue and you must use a .imgPTN file - see agFM page on this site.

Date 14/02/2020

By ms.1304

Subject Re: Re: Secure Boot Violation!

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Boot WIN 10 1909 18363.657.imgPTN23 from partition 2, FAT32 on ASUS BOARD PRIME X370 PRO.
Before WINDOWS update it worked fine.
Tested on 2 PC

Date 14/02/2020

By ms.1304

Subject Re: Re: Secure Boot Violation!

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It does not matter which file I want to boot. I select partition 2 (agFM) in the boot menu and Secure Boot Violation appears immediately!

Date 14/02/2020

By a1ive

Subject Re: Secure Boot Violation!

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"Microsoft has revoked Kaspersky vulnerable UEFI bootloader which could be used to circumvent Secure Boot. The update adds bootloader hash to dbx list, distributed via Windows Update."
https://twitter.com/ValdikSS/status/1228246175217864704?s=20

Date 14/02/2020

By ms.1304

Subject Re: Re: Secure Boot Violation!

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Yes, Steve had written about that.
I didn't think Microsoft was gonna be so quick
is patched.
Thanks for the info

Date 14/02/2020

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Re: Re: Secure Boot Violation!

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If you switch in a .imgPTN file or .imgPTN23 file and reboot, you can use the UEFI boot menu to select the first partition (Windows Install FAT32) and it Secure UEFI-boots to Windows setup OK.

Date 14/02/2020

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Secure Boot Violation!

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SpamAssasin doesn't like your email address - it thinks you are a spammer.
https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/SPAMASSASSIN/SpamAssassin
I get email from other users...

Date 08/02/2020

By ms.1304

Subject Thanks

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Hello,
i just want to say thank you to steve and a1ive.
I have installed Windows 10.imgPTN23 with E2B agFM v1.6 on a new Fujitsu Workstation, it's awesome.
(Support for Compatibility Support Module (CSM) is no longer possible on systems with 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i technology)
When I think about it, it is just a USB flash drive, unbelievable.
The development of E2B is rapid and Steve's support is fast; questions are answered competently within minutes or a solution is sought. No large software company offers this with expensive premium support. There you get answers like '' then that's the way it is'' or ''If you have done a Windows update, then contact Microsoft''. So many pages on easy2boot.com and rmprepusb.com, with instructions, tested isos etc.
eBooks with explanations, exercises and incredible knowledge, a tremendous job. I think Steve is a robot ;-)

Date 23/01/2020

By Oleh

Subject grub2 file managher

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Which file should I run from the casper folder unpacked by drweb-live.iso via the Grub2 file manager?

Date 23/01/2020

By Steve Si

Subject Re: grub2 file managher

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You should be able to select the ISO file and then boot to it using the partnew or Easy2Boot option.

Date 24/01/2020

By Oleh

Subject Re: Re: grub2 file manager

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/ISO_Extract/drweb/readme.txt says
"Extract DrWeb ISO to drweb folder: e.g.
\ISO_Extract\drweb\casper\vmlinuz (etc.)"

Written in the file "Grub2_Payloads_Beta10.xls": "drweb (ext) ->>> extract iso to \ISO_Extract\drweb folder - only casper folder needed"

Need to extract the "casper" directory from the ISO image, or not?

Date 24/01/2020

By Steve Si

Subject Re: Re: Re: grub2 file manager

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Your title of this post is 'grub2 file manager', which is described at https://www.easy2boot.com/uefi-mbr-a1ive-grub2-file-manager/
The instructions you are referring to are for the grub2 menu system which are described on https://www.easy2boot.com/uefi-grub2-ptn2/

These are two completely different things!

I recommend you use the latest UEFI method which is the a1ive grub2 File Manager and which can boot 99% of all Linux ISOs + Windows Install ISOs, + WIM files + VHD files + IMG files, etc. directly from the \_ISO\xxxx (or any) folder.

Date 24/01/2020

By Oleh

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: grub2 file manager

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Many thanks! Now I understand everything!

Date 18/01/2020

By Me

Subject Error: No such device Error: Unknown filesystem

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eNtering Rescue mode. Grub rescue
I don't How or whY this happened! I did add another 5 isos & ran wincontig. When I last used it it was Good. I'd rather not start again because it's got about 150 isos on a 128 GB Flash Dr. So it'll be painful reconstructing those isos contiguously. I've already looked on your Errors page... Please How 2 Fix this? & Thanx 4 a Handy Tool, Happy 2020 ;-)K

Date 18/01/2020

By Steve Si

Subject Re: Error: No such device Error: Unknown filesystem

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https://www.easy2boot.com/faq-/repair/

Date 18/01/2020

By Me

Subject Re: Re: Error: No such device Error: Unknown filesystem

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Thanx Steve 4 your Help, that Worked 1st time, But after Successfully Booting just 1 of my 127 Linux isos, now when I Boot my E2B USB on 3 Different Laptops, everything works up 2 the Menu, I Select the iso & then press eNter... the Menu appears 2 Refresh, but nuthing happens, all that remains iz the Menu & of course I've tried other isos. Thanx again 4 your Help! ;-)K

Date 19/01/2020

By Steve Si

Subject Re: Re: Re: Error: No such device Error: Unknown filesystem

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Check the file system is not corrupt (Windows - right-click - Properties - Tools).
Then run Update_E2B_Drive.cmd from the download or click on the Update E2B button.
Run WinContig on the drive (make contiguous) and test using QEMU_MENU_TEST (run a admin).cmd it should at least load the ISOs and start to boot to linux before failing due to 32-bit CPU or not enough memory).

Date 17/01/2020

By Oleh

Subject FYI: LMDE 3 "Cindy" - Cinnamon (64-bit) without persistence

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LMDE 3 "Cindy" - Cinnamon (64-bit) is not working with .isopersist file extension.
Error: ISO file does not contain casper directory

Date 17/01/2020

By SteveSi

Subject Re: FYI: LMDE 3 "Cindy" - Cinnamon (64-bit) without persistence

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Does this Debian version support the 'persistent' cheat code as a casper-rw volume?
Try using a .mnu file to see if it works.
I think it needs a special ext3 persistence file, volume name 'persistent' and needs to contain a live-persistence.conf file.
https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=105155
So it is not suitable for .isopersist - you must use a .mnu file which has instructions for a debian persistence file.
https://rmprepusb.blogspot.com/2015/08/add-debian-live-iso-with-persistence-to.html

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