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Topic: Easy2Boot

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

Reply

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

Date 14/06/2014

By Yogesh

Subject Automate Everything

Reply

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

Reply

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

Reply

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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