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Topic: Easy2Boot

Date 23/07/2014

By Waqar Ali

Subject Large Disk Error

Reply

When I select my flash . message show "large disk selected. My Flash is 64GB. My drive show as a hard drive. Can You Software work in my flash?

Date 23/07/2014

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Large Disk Error

Reply

Yes, it should work.
That is just a warning - it should say 'press OK to continue or Cancel to abort' - it is to prevent you from accidentally erasing the contents of a USB backup drive which you may have connected and forgot about!

Date 21/07/2014

By John

Subject Change main menu CAPS menu items

Reply

Hello,

Is there a way to change the menu WINDOWS INSTALL Menu to Windows Install Menu.
Can I rename UTILITIES to TOOLS?

John

Date 22/07/2014

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Change main menu CAPS menu items

Reply

You can change the Sub-Menu headings and most of the default E2B messages and menu entries by editing the STRINGS.txt file.
See https://www.easy2boot.com/configuring-e2b/changing-the-e2b-preset-text/ for details.

Date 24/07/2014

By John

Subject Re: Re: Change main menu CAPS menu items

Reply

Hello,

Thanks worked like a charm. Now looking how to get the menu entries in in the right order and with blank lines. I now have a xboot USB disk and want to migrate to easy2boot.

Just like this example :

### MENU START
LABEL -
MENU LABEL Image for Linux 2.88
LINUX /boot/syslinux/memdisk
INITRD /images/ifl.iso
APPEND iso
TEXT HELP
Image for Linux 2.88
ENDTEXT
### MENU END


### MENU START
LABEL -
MENU LABEL
### MENU END

### MENU START
LABEL -
MENU LABEL Parted Magic 28-04-2014
LINUX /boot/syslinux/memdisk
INITRD /images/pmagic_2014_04_28.iso
APPEND iso
TEXT HELP
Parted Magic 28-04-2014
ENDTEXT
### MENU END

### MENU START
LABEL -
MENU LABEL
### MENU END

### MENU START
LABEL -
MENU LABEL Memtest 86+ 5.01
KERNEL /images/memtest/mt86plus
TEXT HELP
Memtest 86+ 5.01
ENDTEXT
### MENU END


But want to use the iso loader from easy2boot because its much faster.

Date 24/07/2014

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Re: Re: Change main menu CAPS menu items

Reply

Menu entry order is in alphabetical order.
Each submenu has a ZZSubMenuxxxx.mnu file in the \_ISO\MAINMENU folder - simply rename these ZZSubMenuxxxx.mnu files to have them appear in the main menu in any order you like - e.g.
$$ASubMenuDos.mnu
$$BSubMenuUtilities.mnu
etc,

The same with ISOs and other files, simply rename them to change their order, e.g. change pmagic_2014_04_28.iso to $pmagic_2014_04_28.iso and it will be listed after the $$ submenus but before any other ISO file.

The menu entry text can be changed by using a ,txt file of the same name as the ISO file.

This is all explained in the website and in the YouTube videos - did you not read and watch?

Look in the docs\Sample mnu files folder for a blank menu entry .mnu file. Change the name so it appears in the order you want.

Date 17/07/2014

By Robert

Subject Install Multi OS

Reply

Hello,
I wanted to use the E2B to make a multiboot USB (Vista, 7, 8 ISOs), removable. It boots up, everything OK, I select the OS, then is starts the Grub4DOS, that I cant use. There is no tutor here on how to use it and frankly I only want to install the OS, nothing else. How can I turn off Grub4Dos? Is it possible that I click on the OS, and it starts to install?
Thank you for your help

Date 17/07/2014

By SteveSI

Subject Re: Install Multi OS

Reply

Did you watch the YouTube videos on the Home page?
You select the ISO from the E2B menu, select an xml file and/or product key and then it boots to Windows Setup (you should see a blue console Window first).
You need to explain clearly what happens in your case.

Date 18/07/2014

By Robert

Subject Re: Install Multi OS

Reply

Yes I watched and followed the instructions. My problem is as soon as I click the iso name to install, the grub4dos fires up and gives me a command line. If I type HELP it gives me the commands, but I have no clue how to use them. Is it a settings problem or something else? Can you help me?

Date 18/07/2014

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Re: Install Multi OS

Reply

Well, in the video it doesn't do that, so there is obviously something wrong with the contents of your E2B drive. Maybe the ISO is not a bootable ISO or you have not prepared the USB drive correctly.
1000s of people have no problem - so something about your situation must be different from all the other people!
So you must describe accurately how you prepared the USB drive, what ISO you use, what USB drive and target system you have, whether you have tried booting using QEMU or Virtual Box and what other steps you have taken to try to solve the problem - for example, as described in the Testing E2B and FAQ & Troubleshooting pages on this site.

Date 21/07/2014

By Robert

Subject Re: Re: Re: Install Multi OS

Reply

I started to us e2b, because it seemed so easy. I used these instructions to make my USB. I dont know where could I even make a mistake, it is so simple. And if it isn't, why there is no proper instruction. I am really angry, I wanted it so much to work and now it seems, that I stuck again with the bl..dy dvd writing.

"To make a new Easy2Boot USB Flash drive (Windows OS):

1. Download and install RMPrepUSB (www.rmprepusb.com)
2. Insert your USB Flash drive into your computer's USB port
3. Right-click on the Make_E2B_USB_Drive.cmd file and choose 'Run as Administrator...'
4. Follow the instructions to format your USB Flash drive and add the Easy2Boot files.

To add your ISO files, simply copy them to the correct folder on your Easy2Boot USB drive.

e.g. Copy linux ISOs to \_ISO\LINUX
Copy Windows 7 Install ISOs to \_ISO\WINDOWS\WIN7"

If this isn't everything, why it is not stated. Please advice me another utility that makes a USB, that I can add multiple OSs, and I can decide upon booting which OS I want to install. It sounds soo easy and I don't want anything else from it. On the e2b website it states that it works easily (make the usb and copy the bootable isos) and it seemingly not. Thank you for your help.

Date 22/07/2014

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Install Multi OS

Reply

As I said, E2B it works for many 1000's of people, so something about your equipment or method must be different. If you are not prepared to take my advice and test using QEMU or VBox or give any details, then please feel free to try another solution such as WinSetupFromUSB or YUMI or XBOOT.

Date 17/07/2014

By MJP

Subject How long does it take to copy over Easy2Boot files to USB?

Reply

I started creating the Easy2boot USB stick and it's taken around 20-30 minutes, so far it's still saying "Copying over Easy2boot files to G: please wait..."

It's very slow to refresh in Windows Explorer, so I'm guessing it's legitimately doing something - but how long do I need to wait for it to finish?

Date 17/07/2014

By SteveSi

Subject Re: How long does it take to copy over Easy2Boot files to USB?

Reply

The script using xcopy. The E2B+DPMS download extracts to over 500MB. So it will take as long as it takes to copy 500MBish of files.
For me it's about 10-20 seconds but I have fast USB devices and USB 3.0 ports, for others it may take longer - a very slow device might take 2-3 minutes.

Date 16/07/2014

By Mikeo

Subject unattended

Reply

I need to turn off the unattended install for all install. I Install a lot of different OS and I need to enter the information every time.

Date 16/07/2014

By SteveSi

Subject Re: unattended

Reply

XP installs can be automated using a winnt.sif file. Vista and later OS's can be automated using an unattend.xml file or autounattend.xml file. Look for these files inside your ISOs.
Standard Microsoft ISOs don't auto-install, so you must have a modified ISO of some sort. I suggest you use standard MS ISOs.

To automate Win installs in E2B you need to add files, see the relevant page
https://www.easy2boot.com/add-payload-files/windows-install-isos/unattended-installs/

Date 13/07/2014

By Jon

Subject E2B running EXTREMELY SLOW

Reply

Is there some known issue with E2B running extremely slow on certain computers/setups?

When I first tried out E2B, I thought, WOW! This is great! This blows YUMI out of the water! Everything loaded fast, all ISOs I tried worked, even some that would never work with others. And all with drag and drop ease. This was on a Lenovo R60 Core Solo laptop with 1GB.

But then I tried the same USB stick on a couple of desktops, and it was painfully slow. These aren't super powerful desktops by any means, just as old as the R60. The Athlon 64X2 and Core 2 Duo systems, each with 2GB RAM and both benchmark higher than the R60 on CPU, memory and HD. All USB 2.0.

On the R60 it got to the main menu in under 10 seconds. But on these two desktops, it took SEVERAL MINUTES! Very slow in all stages of loading and seems like each "adding" line for MNU or ISO that zipped by on the R60 takes a second each on the desktops.

Date 13/07/2014

By SteveSi

Subject Re: E2B running EXTREMELY SLOW

Reply

Hi
First make sure you have USB 2.0 enabled in the BIOS Setup menu - sometime called 'Hi-speed'.
Some BIOSes have very slow USB drivers. You can try to use the grub4dos driver instead.

Boot to E2B
Select the grub4dos 0.4.6 driver menu entry
Select the load USB 2.0 driver menu entry
Now press F8 - is it now a lot faster? If so then your BIOS has slow USB drivers.

You can enable 0.4.6+USB driver support by changing the MyE2B.cfg file. However, the 0.4.6 USB driver is not 100% reliable and you may have problems with some systems (or it may work for your systems).

P.S. The other thing you may prefer is to enable FASTLOAD. See the \_ISO folder for instructions and this site.

Date 14/07/2014

By Jon

Subject Re: Re: E2B running EXTREMELY SLOW

Reply

The USB ports are definitely running at USB 2.0, been using for years and they are performing at high speed. The BIOS has enable/disable USB2.0 port, or change to low speed. They have always been USB2.0 enabled and high speed.

Tried the grub4dos and USB driver option, that did not work, no USB device found it said.

Tried the FASTLOAD, and that cut down some of the load time but not the root cause.

Just to clarify, everything works, but the E2B menu/loading is just very slow on some systems. I'm just curious why the E2B likes the R60 laptop but doesn't work well with the supposedly more powerful desktop systems.

For a speed example: if I time it after POST completes, it takes 10 seconds for the main menu to appear on the R60. On the desktop systems, that takes 90 seconds. With FASTLOAD that time is cut down to 60 seconds, so still a big noticeable difference.(compared to 10 seconds)

Once an image/ISO is selected though, everything appears normal. For example, it takes about 60-70 seconds to load GParted Live or Slacko Puppy Linux ISOs to the desktop gui once selected. This is about the same time as booting those images from a YUMI USB. Only the E2B menu loading portion is slow.

Very strange.

Date 14/07/2014

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Re: Re: E2B running EXTREMELY SLOW

Reply

It's not a question of CPU power, it's to do with I/O access of the USB drive. Did you format it using RMPrepUSB?

Date 14/07/2014

By Jon

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: E2B running EXTREMELY SLOW

Reply

Yes, didn't do anything unusual. Just used the provided Make_E2B_USB_Drive.cmd and the installed RMPrepUSB/RMPartUSB to format and create the E2B drive.
I tried several different USB drives, but the result is the same.

Without even adding any payload files, just a freshly created E2B drive, the loading of E2B menu is very slow on many older computers.

Speed results for loading E2B main menu following POST:
Laptop Lenovo R60, Core Solo, 1GB, Intel 945GM chipset - 10 seconds
Desktop Core 2 Duo, 2GB, Intel 945GC chipset - 85 seconds
Note these two above chipsets and USB controller are very similar, and the desktop is superior in all aspects, CPU, RAM, HDD, yet it is very slow to load main menu compared to the R60.
Other PCs I tried were even slower:
Desktop Athlon 64X2, 2GB, NVidia nForce 550 - 90 seconds
Desktop Pentium 4, 512MB, Intel 845G - 130 seconds

Does E2B really have that big of an overhead, or maybe something is wrong? How much data is being read during the main menu loading and what how many I/O operations? I can't believe it would be maxing out the entire 480Mbps and USB controller the whole time.

Date 14/07/2014

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: E2B running EXTREMELY SLOW

Reply

If it boots in 10 seconds on some systems, then it is obviously something to do with the other systems rather than any 'maxing out'.
Have you tried booting from a rear USB port and from different ports? Maybe try with no other USB peripherals connected.
E2B is just grub4dos scripts. It just uses grub4dos (which uses the BIOS) to access files on the USB drive. No one else has complained about this issue (at least not as severe as this).
Do the PCs have a manufacturer, make, model? Do they have similar BIOSes?
Can you email me rather than use this forum as it is rather cumbersome for quick comms?
cheers
Steve

Date 16/07/2014

By Jon

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: E2B running EXTREMELY SLOW

Reply

Really? Nobody has experienced the slow E2B loading before, I am the only one? Well, Ok then. I guess I'm just special. ;)
The list is growing of slow systems. The only one that loads fast is the R60. Slow systems like noted above, range from desktop generic no-brand Athlon 64X2 w/AMI BIOS MSI K9N Neo board, Shuttle SD30G2 Core2Duo w/Phoenix-Award BIOS, Shuttle SK21G Athlon 64, Dell GX260 Pentium 4, Lenovo R51.
Rather than assume that all these systems have some USB I/O limitation or problem, I would think there is something your program does not like about certain systems? No?
I can send you a problem report on your contact form, but its a lot of different systems. Just surprised that nobody else has experienced this slow loading before? Anyone? ...

Date 20/07/2014

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: E2B running EXTREMELY SLOW

Reply

It does seem strange that some of the systems you have are 2004/5 systems. I know that older systems have very slow USB access via their BIOSes, but the new systems should be OK.
Please use the Contact Me form and just give detailed timings of what messages appear when (I don't need exact timings). Then I can email you with some test instructions to try to get to the bottom of this,

Date 26/07/2014

By neil

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: E2B running EXTREMELY SLOW

Reply

Just want to chime in and say I'm experiencing this too. In fact that's how I ended up here, by Googling for a solution. My E2B stick boots really quick on my old HP DV6 laptop, but I just tried it on my desktop (AMD Athlon II 965 Black Edition) and it is painfully slow. I've tried all 8 USB ports, even the 3.0's, and it's all the same. You're not the only one Jon. There's at least 2 of us ;)

Date 26/07/2014

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: E2B running EXTREMELY SLOW

Reply

Can you contact me using the Contact Me form please?
If the BIOS is accessing the drive really slowly then there is little I can do, but if there is something in E2B/grub4dos that is causing it to be slow then I would like to find out what it is.

Date 30/07/2014

By Fabuisse

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: E2B running EXTREMELY SLOW

Reply

and now we are 3 :-(

Date 30/07/2014

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: E2B running EXTREMELY SLOW

Reply

Well can one of you 3 use the Contact Me form so we can try some experiments to find out what this problem is and fix it please?

Date 05/11/2014

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: E2B running EXTREMELY SLOW

Reply

The UTILITIES menu in E2B now has a menu option to test file access speed. 100 loops (1 loop = 1 directory access = dir xx.txt) should take around 1-5 seconds for a typical system. If it is a lot longer than this then you have a very slow USB 'driver' in your BIOS.
Grub4dos is twice as slow at accessing NTFS partitions, so using FAT32 for the E2B drive will help reduce the boot up time.
Because E2B looks at a lot of files and folders during startup, very slow USB drivers can cause delays.
Delete as many files as possible that are not needed from the \_ISO\MAINMENU folder (e.g. help/readme files). See the FAQ page for more help.

Date 12/07/2014

By db

Subject QRUN.g4b

Reply

timing out the prompt
can do away with and comment out #set /p ask=%STR%
and if "%ask%"=="" matches set ask= and it move on,
but is there anyway to add a timeout to that user interaction how after say 30 seconds goes a head and changes to the new partition
tried to experiment with choice and sendkey but to no avail,
a point in the correct direction would be much obliged

Date 12/07/2014

By steveSi

Subject Re: QRUN.g4b

Reply

I assume you are referring to the .imgPTN code in QRUN.g4b
echo
set ask=
call getstr.g4b $$STRbpt4
set /p ask=%STR%
#OK to replace the E2B partitions ([Y]/N) :
if /i "%ask%"=="Y" goto :NUKE
if "%ask%"=="" goto :NUKE

just change the line to

set /p:30 ask=%STR%

This and other info is available in my grub4dos tutorial
https://www.rmprepusb.com/tutorials/grub4dos#TOC-Using-variables-in-grub4dos-menus

Date 12/07/2014

By db

Subject Re: Re: QRUN.g4b

Reply

awesome thanks a bunch totally missed that page at rmprepusb

Date 10/07/2014

By Grywald

Subject RMPrepUSB support of GPT or UEFI MULTI with Easy2Boot

Reply

Hello,

there's an issue with RMPrepUSB. This one doesn't support USB Drive which has a GPT partition table (instead of MBR). If you try to install grub4dos on, RMPrepUSB will return this message of error : "Grubinst failed - Check partition table has no 'Type 0' partitions and check drive is correctly formatted."
So, I would like to know if there's a way to fix that ? The FAQ don't mention anything about that (or I didn't find it ?). Maybe you don't know how to proceed. In this case, you should look at UEFI MULTI (https://reboot.pro/files/file/279-uefi-multi-make-multi-boot-usb-drive/). He doesn't have this issue. I try to use this software (UEFI MULTI) with Easy2Boot. It wasn't a success. I couldn't find a way for "add E2B to your own grub4dos USB drive". So, could you me give a guide ? If it's possible ?

Date 10/07/2014

By SteveSi

Subject Re: RMPrepUSB support of GPT or UEFI MULTI with Easy2Boot

Reply

RMPrepUSB uses grubinst to install grub4dos and this only works on FAT/NTFS drives.
UEFI MULTI uses a different technique from E2B. It uses a GPT format and uses bootmgr to boot to grub4dos. You should be able to make the UEFI MULTI drive and then add the E2B files to it after you have it booting to grub4dos. UEFI MULTI supports booting to grub4dos so just use that to make a grub4dos-booting drive first - then add the E2B files.
Easy2Boot can MBR or UEFI boot Windows or Linux or other images. E2B is simple to set up for UEFI booting and easy to change. UEFI MULTI cannot UEFI-boot linux AFAIK and is quite tricky to use.
Was there some reason why you need to use UEFI MULTI?

Date 15/07/2014

By Grywald

Subject Re: Re: RMPrepUSB support of GPT or UEFI MULTI with Easy2Boot

Reply

Thanks for these clarifications. Yes, you're right, I can make a UEFI MULTI drive. But after, I'm lost... So far, I couldn't figure out a solution. I can boot on the drive but how load E2B ? How to proceed ?
I follow your guide (https://www.easy2boot.com/make-an-easy2boot-usb-drive/add-e2b-to-your-own-grub4dos-usb-drive/), it doesn't work. Maybe I'm doing something wrong with UEFI MULTI ? I don't know... You're right, UEFI MULTI is quite tricky to use than E2B.
In fact, I use this one because E2B require to convert the .iso to .imgPTN (or else) as I'm able to understand. Well, I prefer to use directly the iso. This way, I can install Windows (UEFI mode) directly without need any conversion.

Date 02/07/2014

By pinkled5

Subject FreeDOS + Custom EXE?

Reply

Western Digital offers a DOS version of Data Lifeguard Tools in exe form. Where do I place this exe so that when I load up the FreeDOS floppy image I can access and run it?

Date 03/07/2014

By SteveSi

Subject Re: FreeDOS + Custom EXE?

Reply

You need to make a DOS floppy disk image and then add the program into the image.
1. Use RMPrepUSB - File - Create 1.44MB DOS Floppy
2. Copy the image to your E2B USB drive - \_ISO\MAINMENU folder
3. Load the .IMA file using WinImage
4. Create a file called AutoExec.bat containing the text
DOSDLG.exe
5. Drag and drop the AutoExec.bat file and the DOSDLG.exe file into the WinImage window pane to add them to the image
6. Save and exit WinImage

If you want to use FreeDos rather than MS-DOS, create the floppy image, then delete all files. Then add in the files from inside the FREEDOS_USB_BOOT folder of RMPrepUSB (press F3 to easily get to the folder). Change the kernel.sys filename to IO.SYS. Use FDAUTO.bat instead of AutoExec.bat.

Date 09/07/2014

By pinkled5

Subject Re: Re: FreeDOS + Custom EXE?

Reply

Thank you for this detailed response! :)
I'll give this a try very soon.

Date 30/06/2014

By change textt The highlighted entry will be booted automatically in %d seconds

Subject change text The highlighted entry will be booted automatically in %d seconds

Reply

what would be the best way to change the layout of this text it interferes with a image on the menu,The highlighted entry will be booted automatically in %d seconds
i was thinking something like
if "%HELPTEXT%"=="The highlighted entry will be booted automatically in %d seconds." set HELPTEXT=The highlighted entry will be booted\n automatically in %d seconds
to try and add a newline to be if off the picture
will that work and if so what file should it be put in and if not how would one go about moving that text from the auto selected entry

Date 30/06/2014

By SteveSi

Subject Re: change text The highlighted entry will be booted automatically in %d seconds

Reply

This text is part of grub4dos. It's position is the 5th line down from the menu help text start position (tophelp set in MyE2B.cfg file).
e.g. if the .mnu file was
title TEST \n1\n2\n3\n4\n5\n6
pause
boot

The help text below the menu would be
1
2
3
4
The highlighted entry will be booted automatically in x seconds


So you always need to ensure that there a 5 clear lines directly below your menu.

Date 30/06/2014

By db

Subject Re: Re: change textt The highlighted entry will be booted automatically in %d seconds

Reply

"So you always need to ensure that there a 5 clear lines directly below your menu."
:) that seems like to eazy of a answer
we will dig around a bit more on how to change that string of grub 4 dos texts
obliged for your response though

Date 02/07/2014

By Steve Si

Subject Re: Re: Re: change text The highlighted entry will be booted automatically in %d seconds

Reply

You can suppress the message by adding a line to the patchme patch file to patch grldr. Then you won't get the countdown message at all...

The C code from the grub4dos source code is :
int i;
char tmp_buf[128];
char ch = ' ';

grub_sprintf (tmp_buf, " The highlighted entry will be booted automatically in %d seconds.", grub_timeout);
gotoxy (MENU_BOX_X - 2, MENU_BOX_H + 7);
for (i = 0; i < 79; i++)
{
if (ch)
ch = tmp_buf[i];
grub_putchar (ch ? ch : ' ');
}

Date 03/07/2014

By db

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: change text The highlighted entry will be booted automatically in %d seconds

Reply

cat --locate=" The highlighted" --number=1 --replace=\0\0 ()/grldr > nul
thanks so much for the point in the correct direction

Date 03/07/2014

By db

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: change text The highlighted entry will be booted automatically in %d seconds

Reply

and just for somebody future reference as for our first post
cat --locate=" The highlighted" --number=1 --replace="Booting Highlighted Entry %d seconds\0" ()/grldr > nul
to change the text and not remove it completely,
the \n didnt seem to work in it must only allow one line there

Date 25/06/2014

By Gisele

Subject Include x86 ISO + different x64 ISO of Windows 7 and Windows 8

Reply

I have separate ISOs for x86 Windows 7 and x64 Windows 7 (and Windows 8). Do I put both the x86 ISO and the x64 ISO in the same Windows 7 folder (and the same for Windows 8) ?

Date 25/06/2014

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Include x86 ISO + different x64 ISO of Windows 7 and Windows 8

Reply

Yes

Date 23/06/2014

By morizuki

Subject MPI Download is slow and stopping

Reply

Good Day,
is your server having a problem? cause I can't seem to download MPI_Tool_Pack_Plus_CloverLite_035, it's too slow and always stopping.

Date 23/06/2014

By SteveSi

Subject Re: MPI Download is slow and stopping

Reply

Use the Alternate Download (Google Drive) link if you have problems with the main link.

Date 23/06/2014

By morizuki

Subject Re: Re: MPI Download is slow and stopping

Reply

woah thanks for that, didn't see that on the MPI Tool Pack download page so I thought the Google Link is for the E2B only..

Thanks again.

Date 21/06/2014

By Ian

Subject Fully Automated Windows ISO

Reply

Hi There,

Am loving the software here and the ease of use.

The question I have is that I have downloaded a few fully automated Windows ISO files that install without the need of a key or anything and give me a fully activated windows installed. How is it best to add these ISO's to my boot usb so that they install correctly, without getting the blue repair screen or the choose 0.1.2 keys option?

Thank you

Ian

Date 22/06/2014

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Fully Automated Windows ISO

Reply

Use MPI to make a partition image from the ISO

Date 23/06/2014

By Ian

Subject Re: Re: Fully Automated Windows ISO

Reply

Hi Steve,
Thanks for the reply, are there any instructions as I am not sure what to do with MPI?
Thanks

Date 23/06/2014

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Re: Re: Fully Automated Windows ISO

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https://www.easy2boot.com/add-payload-files/makepartimage/

Date 14/06/2014

By Yogesh

Subject Automate Everything

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Here is my situation:
Changes in my bios (about boot order) settings persist after restart. even though my installation (Windows 8.1) is completely automated using answer file, I have to wait to remove the flash drive after first restart. Otherwise it would go back to first step of installation and copy all files again.(This will be an endless loop if I don't remove the flash drive).(when I am not using e2b)
Now when I use e2b, I get a "press any key to boot from cd or dvd" prompt (after all the menus), which I can just ignore from second time onwards to avoid the endless loop, if all other menus in e2b can be automated.
Now my question is:
1. is there any way to make "Press any key to boot from cd or dvd" prompt appear for Windows 8.1 installation while using flash drive (not using e2b)?
2. if not, is there any way to make all the menus in e2b automated so that it lands directly on "Press any key ..." prompt? I will be using only one iso file.

Date 14/06/2014

By •ღ♥ღ DEv ღ♥ღ ¸

Subject Re: Automate Everything

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I think you are using UEFI based PC. Is it ?
If you are using UEFI based PC, then you should use Partition Image (Win81.imgPTNLBAa). You can create 'Win81.imgPTNLBAa' with the help of MakePartImage tool in the MPI_Tool_Pack.
Copy 'Win81.imgPTNLBAa' to \_ISO\MAINMENU or \_ISO\WIN)
Partition Images will never show blue screen for Y/N option and lands directly on "Press any key ..."
After first restart of 'Windows Installation' boot from internal hard disk instead of USB Drive.
Note- Always keep 'Internal Harddisk' as a '1st Boot Priority'. You can Press F12 for USB Booting instead of changing USB Drive as '1st Boot Priority'.

Date 14/06/2014

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Automate Everything

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Why not just set the default Main Menu item to the 'Boot to first HDD [F7]' menu item?
If this changes position (due to adding more menu entries), make it the first menu entry by renaming the \_ISO\MAINMENU\ZZZF7BootHdd.mnu file name to $$$ZZZF7BootHdd.mnu


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