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Topic: Easy2Boot

Date 06/04/2016

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: FASTLOAD bug in new Easy2Boot versions (v1.78h is OK, v1.79 have the bug)

Reply

Try v1.80b in Alternate Download Area

Date 07/04/2016

By BilBg

Subject Re(5): FASTLOAD bug in new Easy2Boot versions (v1.78h is OK, v1.79 have the bug)

Reply

Yes, v1.80b is OK
(Was this affecting only XP or all Windows?)

I can only guess what happened for the 2 lines to disappear - maybe you used Ctrl+X to move the lines up/down and then forget about it (no Ctrl+V)
Phone-call? ;)

Date 07/04/2016

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Re(5): FASTLOAD bug in new Easy2Boot versions (v1.78h is OK, v1.79 have the bug)

Reply

Don't know how it happened (maybe WinMerge accident??). Yes, it would affect all Windows Install menu entries, not just XP.

Date 04/04/2016

By BilBg

Subject MPI_Tool_Pack - MakePartImage.cmd fails in rare (my) case

Reply

in MakePartImage.cmd , line:
for %%a in (U T S R Q P O N M L K I H G F E D) do (

- is there a special reason to omit J and V W X Y Z in search for a free drive letter?

In my case the only free drive letters are V W Z so the above fails with:
"Can't find an spare driveletter to mount RAMDRIVE on."
(3 HDDs (c-i, x, y), DVD j, Alcohol 120% (k-t), USB flash (u) = free are V W Z)

I changed the line and .imgPTN was created OK using V as the first found free:
for %%a in (U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D V W X Y Z) do (

Date 04/04/2016

By SteveSi

Subject Re: MPI_Tool_Pack - MakePartImage.cmd fails in rare (my) case

Reply

Missing J was an oversight
I omitted VWXYZ just because I thought that no one would have more than 20 drives!
I will fix in next version 0.065

Date 24/03/2016

By Carlos

Subject What USB 2.0 flash drive works with E2B?

Reply

Hi Steve,
What USB 2.0 flash drives have you tested that work with Easy2Boot? I am going to buy a new one but i'm afraid that it could be one of the Windows To Go drives that are recognized as fixed disk by Windows.

Date 25/03/2016

By SteveSi

Subject Re: What USB 2.0 flash drive works with E2B?

Reply

I recommend a SanDisk Cruzer Extreme USB 3.0.
It is removable and compatible with USB 2.0. Fast and reasonably priced with retractable connector (so no cap to lose).

Date 24/03/2016

By BilBg

Subject Bug report - Robocopy 5.1.2600.26 for XP do Not support /MT:1 switch

Reply

(This report is only for info - fix only if/as you wish)

Windows XP
Easy2Boot_v1.77A ... 1.79b
Robocopy 5.1.2600.26 (Robocopy GUI 3.1.2.0 - 2006) (I think the last Robocopy for XP)

Robocopy GUI (UtilitySpotlight2006_11.exe) from:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2006.11.utilityspotlight.aspx

Before installing: UPDATE_E2B_DRIVE.CMD was working using XCOPY

After installing:
ROBOCOPY.EXE is in D:\WINDOWS\system32\
UPDATE_E2B_DRIVE.CMD gives error about Robocopy fail and exits (do not try to use XCOPY)

To remedy: I just edit the .CMD file to remove /MT:1 so the line for me is:
robocopy "%~dp0\" %USB%:\\ /E /NFL /NDL /NJH /r:2 /w:3 /XF %~nx0 "MAKE_E2B_USB_DRIVE (run as admin).cmd" E2B_ReadMe.txt

Date 24/03/2016

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Bug report - Robocopy 5.1.2600.26 for XP do Not support /MT:1 switch

Reply

Thanks,
The MT:1 is needed for Vista+ because without it we get fragmented files. The Xp version is single-threaded anyway (I think). Most people won't have robocopy in XP and it is MS copyright so I cannot include it in E2B.

Date 25/03/2016

By BilBg

Subject Re: Re: Bug report - Robocopy 5.1.2600.26 for XP do Not support /MT:1 switch

Reply

From:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc733145.aspx
"
/MT[:N]
Creates multi-threaded copies with N threads. N must be an integer between 1 and 128.
The default value for N is 8.

Note
The /MT parameter applies to Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7.
"
So:
1) It seems to me "The default value for N is 8" applies Only if you actually use /MT and omit [:N]
i.e. without /MT on cmdline Robocopy will not "Create multi-threaded copies with 8 threads" (= will just use 1 copy thread)?

2) Are you sure Vista version of Robocopy have /MT switch? ("Note: The /MT parameter applies to Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7")

Date 25/03/2016

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Re: Re: Bug report - Robocopy 5.1.2600.26 for XP do Not support /MT:1 switch

Reply

No, the default of 8 applies if you do not specify the switch. I found that when I used just Robocopy default switches to copy the files, it produces fragmented files. That is why I had to specify 1.
Maybe also not in Vista (I haven't tested that).

Date 26/03/2016

By BilBg

Subject Re(4): Bug report - Robocopy 5.1.2600.26 for XP do Not support /MT:1 switch

Reply

In old unused installation of original Vista 32-bit (no SP1) I found Robocopy.exe in the usual place (\Windows\System32\)

It can't start on Windows XP ("Robocopy.exe is not a valid Win32 application.") to use /? but Unicode strings are visible inside the Robocopy.exe (using Total Commander - F3 View)

It also don't have /MT switch
(I don't know how it is on Vista SP1, SP2)

The Properties of the two files (all is Copy/Paste):

XP file:

ROBOCOPY.EXE 212992 22.11.2005 06:14
1bf6e85078ca54fed534afdb436b2ecc *ROBOCOPY.EXE
File version: 5.1.2600.26
Product Version: XP026
Copyright 1995-2005


Vista file:

Robocopy.exe 87040 02.11.2006 11:45
f7a0790ebc72bd740137fa0c12aaf79f *Robocopy.exe
File version: 5.1.10.1027
Product Version: XP027
Copyright 1995-2004

Date 01/04/2016

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Re(4): Bug report - Robocopy 5.1.2600.26 for XP do Not support /MT:1 switch

Reply

v1.79 should work with the XP version of robocopy now.

Date 05/04/2016

By BilBg

Subject Re(6): Bug report - Robocopy 5.1.2600.26 for XP do Not support /MT:1 switch

Reply

:) Yes, v1.79 works (I didn't expected such kind of detection using /? ;) )

Date 06/04/2016

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Re(6): Bug report - Robocopy 5.1.2600.26 for XP do Not support /MT:1 switch

Reply

Yes, it's a nice way to check different versions which I thought of, and I have used it several times before (e.g. checking grub4dos versions).

Date 09/03/2016

By thailand_guy

Subject Grub4dos dd command

Reply

Hi Steve,
You're grub4dos master while i'm new with grub4dos. Please forgive me if my question is a stupid question. Tks

With dd command

dd if=(hd0)30+1 of=(hd0,0)/MBR.BIN
dd if=(hd0)60+1 of=(hd0,0)/MBR.BIN
these command backup grub4dos MBR.
So my question is: grub4dos always locate at (hd0)30 and (hd0)60 ?? Can you explain what (hd0)30 vs 60 mean?

And to backup current PBR, we use

if=()+1 of=()/PBR.BIN

so my question is how can I backup PBR at partition 2?

and some other "special" parameter such as skip= seek= bs= count=

Tks.

Date 09/03/2016

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Grub4dos dd command

Reply

https://www.rmprepusb.com/tutorials/grub4dos#TOC-Using-dd-to-edit-sectors
so to back up PBR of ptn 2 use
dd if=(hd0,1)0+1 of=(hd0,0)/PBR2.BIN
but file PBR2.BIN must already exist and be 512 bytes or larger in size.

Date 09/03/2016

By thailand_guy

Subject Re: Re: Grub4dos dd command

Reply

Dear master,
Your tut is very very detail.
I'll read it carefully.
And another question, from your tut, it say that the best way to install grub4dos for USB is use RMPrepUSB.
After download and use RMprepUSB, i foud that grub4dos is not latest ver, and i replace grldr with grldr from E2B.
But after replace, grub4dos stuck with text say that

grub4dos 0.4.6a 2016-03-03, root is (0x80,0)
Processing the preset menu ....
grub4dos 0.4.6a 2016-03-03, root is (0x80,0)
Processing menu file /menu.lst ....

My menu.lst is very very simple.
If replace it with menu.lst from E2B then it work.
Can you tell me why?
Tks, master.

Date 09/03/2016

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Re: Re: Grub4dos dd command

Reply

This forum is about E2B, not grub4dos.
If you have any questions about grub4dos or RMPrepUSB, etc. either use Contact Me form or reboot.pro forums.
If you have questions about E2B then post here.

Date 09/03/2016

By thailand_guy

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Grub4dos dd command

Reply

Oh, i'm sorry.
I will create an account then start new topic. tks

Date 06/03/2016

By congnt92

Subject DLCD/DLC MiniXP BSOD

Reply

Hi Steve,
i'm come from Vietnam and i use DLC/DLCD Boot instead Hiren's.
After some works, I found that if I boot DLC.ISO with map 0xff or map hd32, then MiniXP get BSOD error.
But if I boot to DLC with extract method then boot to MiniXP and it boot fine.
Can you explain what differences between ISO boot with extract Boot? Tks

p/s: I'm sorry for my bad English
p/s2: ISO Boot work fine with E2B (.WH extension), I just want to know why map 0xff not work
Tks :)

Date 06/03/2016

By SteveSi

Subject Re: DLCD/DLC MiniXP BSOD

Reply

https://rmprepusb.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/why-is-it-so-difficult-to-boot-iso.html

Date 06/03/2016

By congnt92

Subject Re: Re: DLCD/DLC MiniXP BSOD

Reply

Hi Steve,
Tks for your reply.
Your link is useful for newbie like me. But this problem only happen for me, not others.
If extract ISO then MiniXP boot OK.

Date 06/03/2016

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Re: Re: DLCD/DLC MiniXP BSOD

Reply

What do you mean 'it only happens for me'?
How does it know who you are?
What if you wear a mask?
Seriously, what do you mean?
Do you mean that it only happens on one particular computer? How many have you tried? Have you tried booting via QEMU or VBox? It should boot OK. So the problem is that your system is different from normal systems?
So maybe look at your system memory size, CPU, etc?

Date 06/03/2016

By congnt92

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: DLCD/DLC MiniXP BSOD

Reply

Hi Steve,
I'm sorry if I say something make you not happy.
I just want to say that: with same XP.WIM, i can boot it with extract method, but if i boot with ISO boot then get BSOD.
With the same ISO Boot code, virtualbox or some other machines boot fine (my friend laptop, and some other DLC Boot user). My laptop 5 years old, corei3, 2gb RAM
Here the code in case you need. Tks
title DLC Boot (ISO)
set isoname=/DLC.ISO
map %isoname% (0xff)
map --hook
root (0xff) || rootnoverify (0xff)
chainloader (0xff)
boot

Date 06/03/2016

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: DLCD/DLC MiniXP BSOD

Reply

I have already communicated with you on reboot.pro, and we discussed using e820cycles parameter and also loading whole ISO into memory using map --mem (which you have not replied to). Except that discussion was about Hirens not DLC.
The BIOS on your system is 'bad'. If there is no new version of BIOS, you just have to try different methods and see what works.

Date 07/03/2016

By congnt92

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: DLCD/DLC MiniXP BSOD

Reply

Hi Steve,
May you have a confusing here.
After you hint me try map --mem method, I reported it's still BSOD via inbox.
And it's is MiniXP from LiveXP project with wimboot method not Hiren.
After each advice that you give me, I alway try and report to you.
Please forgive me if I say something wrong via inbox.
Tks

Date 05/03/2016

By kayathone

Subject E2B NTFS+FAT32

Reply

Hi sir,
I want to create USB multi partition with FAT32 for some Linux persistence and NTFS for ISO Windows install.
I do not know why grub4dos can map an ISO put on another partition while you say that
"You can move and run payload files (but not Windows Install ISOs) to other partitions or even on other drives."
ISO was map to (0xff) and chainload from (0xff) so it's not important where to put Windows Install ISO, right?

Tks

Date 05/03/2016

By SteveSi

Subject Re: E2B NTFS+FAT32

Reply

Windows and linux boot in two stages:
1. Use BIOS (or UEFI) to boot from media
2. Load own OS drivers and access media direct

Consider Windows ISO. grub4dos can map ISO as a CD and we can start Phase 1 because it uses BIOS calls to access media and load OS drivers. Now in Phase 2, Windows uses Windows drivers. All grub4dos BIOS mapping is lost - Windows drivers do not use BIOS, they access the media direct but all they find is .ISO file, not \sources\install.wim, etc. because it is inside the ISO. Also, if E2B is a Removable USB drive, Windows can only access 1st partition.
https://rmprepusb.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/why-is-it-so-difficult-to-boot-iso.html
https://www.easy2boot.com/faq-/how-e2b-works/

Date 05/03/2016

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Re: E2B NTFS+FAT32

Reply

For linux persistence, use NTFS E2B drive and create ext2 files.
https://www.easy2boot.com/add-payload-files/linux-isos/linux-with-persistence/
https://www.easy2boot.com/add-payload-files/persistence/
or can have full linux OS (not boot from ISO but fully installed)
https://rmprepusb.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/how-to-have-multiple-fully-installed.html

Date 05/03/2016

By kayathone

Subject Re: Re: Re: E2B NTFS+FAT32

Reply

Hi sir,
Tks for your reply.
And i'm sorry but can i ask a question?
I do not think that Linux can work with NTFS USB.
I tried to boot ubuntu ISO file from harddisk with grub4dos, it boot fine if ISO put on FAT32 partition but fail if i put it to NTFS partition.
If you need screenshot, i can give you later.

Date 05/03/2016

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: E2B NTFS+FAT32

Reply

Many linux distros work OK with NTFS.
It depends on what linux distro you have and how you are booting it.
Please use Contact Me form and I will email back.
I need details.

Date 06/03/2016

By kayathone

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: E2B NTFS+FAT32

Reply

Hi sir,
Because partnew will not work with my HDD, so I use this code

title ubuntu
find --set-root /ISO/ubuntu.iso
map /ISO/ubuntu.iso (0xff)
map --hook
root (0xff)
kernel /casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper persistent iso-scan/filename=/ISO/ubuntu.ISO splash
initrd /casper/initrd.lz
boot

On NTFS partition, I create ISO folder, then rename Ubuntu ISO to Ubuntu.ISO and put it here. Boot and error.
But if I format this partition to Fa32, then it boot fine.
Tks
p/s: I'm not test with many ISO, just Ubuntu, Kubuntu.

Date 06/03/2016

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: E2B NTFS+FAT32

Reply

older versions of Ubuntu does not like 'persistent' on NTFS.
Remove word persistent and try.
https://www.rmprepusb.com/tutorials/ubuntu
Ubuntu 13 and 15 do work on NTFS+persistent cheat code.
P.S. case-sensitive - .iso .ISO ???
If you need 'persistent' then check casper-rw volume is not corrupt.

Date 06/03/2016

By kayathone

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: E2B NTFS+FAT32

Reply

Hi sir,
i use lastest ubuntu ISO, download from homepage.
And you say that ubuntu 15 do work on NTFS with cheat code. So you meant "partnew" command.
I cannot use partnew command on HDD.
Tks.

Date 06/03/2016

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: E2B NTFS+FAT32

Reply

This works OK for me on NTFS
title Ubuntu 15.10\n Boot using .mnu file
set ISO=/_ISO/LINUX/ubuntu-15.10-desktop-amd64.iso
map %ISO% (0xff)
map --hook
root (0xff)
set k=/casper/vmlinuz
if exist /casper/vmlinuz.efi set k=/casper/vmlinuz.efi
kernel %k% file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper iso-scan/filename=%ISO% quiet splash --
initrd /casper/initrd.lz
boot

Date 06/03/2016

By kayathone

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: E2B NTFS+FAT32

Reply

Tks sir,
I will try it now.
How can i use this code if i need a persistence.

Date 06/03/2016

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: E2B NTFS+FAT32

Reply

As I said, it does not work using a \casper-rw file because it does not detect it on an NTFS partition.
You could create a separate partition on the hard disk with a volume name of casper-rw and formatted as ext2/3/4.

Date 07/03/2016

By kayathone

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: E2B NTFS+FAT32

Reply

Greate. Now I clearly understand. Tks, Sir

Date 04/03/2016

By zhuanglee

Subject Method 5 - NTFS UEFI

Reply

Hi Steve,
from e2b website, i found a method that we can use NTFS for UEFI.
After following your method5, UEFI boot fine but I get grub2 command instead of loading grub.cfg file
Can you tell me which step i did wrong

- Create 2 partition, one Fat32, one NTFS
- Copy EFI 2 go files to FAT32 partition
- Swap to NTFS by RMPrep
- Copy all contents of E2B to here
- install g4d to MBR and PBR by RMPrep
- Make imgPTN then rename to imgPTNlba23
- Swith to imgPTN by Switch USB.exe
- Boot to UEFI machine
Tks

Date 04/03/2016

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Method 5 - NTFS UEFI

Reply

Once you have switched, check the partitions.
ptn 1 should be NTFS and contain the payload files
ptn2 should be FAT32 and contain the EFI folder and EFIToGo files.

Date 04/03/2016

By zhuanglee

Subject Re: Re: Method 5 - NTFS UEFI

Reply

tks for your quick reply.
As you describe, i think you are saying about method 4. I follow method 5 which need rufus or EFI 2 Go files from download area.
That's right?

Date 04/03/2016

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Re: Re: Method 5 - NTFS UEFI

Reply

Sorry, you are right (I got confused with Method 4).
See previous edited post!
What do you mean about grub2?
What are you booting to?

Date 05/03/2016

By zhuanglee

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Method 5 - NTFS UEFI

Reply

Hi Steve,
I have EFI folder put in NTFS partition and of course this NTFS par has E2B files.
In EFI folder, i have boox64.efi which configfile boot/grub/grub.cfg (this .efi file from Androidx86).
My goal is, if we boot on legacy machine, then E2B will work.
If we boot on UEFI machine, then EFI file from fat32 partition will call bootx64.efi file from NTFS par then this file config file grub.cfg and display menu for booting Androidx86 on UEFI.
Tks

Date 05/03/2016

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Method 5 - NTFS UEFI

Reply

If you can boot to grub2, then it has worked.
The grub.cfg may be wrong for working from the 2nd partition.

Date 08/03/2016

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Method 5 - NTFS UEFI

Reply

The E2B NTFS partition should not have an EFI folder (it does't need it).
You make a .imgPTNLBA23 file from the android iso using MPI_NTFS shortcut.
When you switch to it using Switch_E2B, then it should already have an EFI\boot folder with either bootx64.efi and/or bootia32.efi (from the android ISO). If it does not contain either, then the original source did not support UEFI-booting.
So we should have:
Ptn1: NTFS with all android files + CSM files
Ptn2: FAT32 EFIToGo files
I that what you have?

Why do you need NTFS? Why not just make a FAT32 .imgPTN file and use that?

Date 08/04/2016

By zhuanglee

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Method 5 - NTFS UEFI

Reply

Hi Steve,
After long time now i come back to e2b uefi ntfs. (my laptop has broken and it take long time to fix).
I follow your method 4 but do not know how efi2go file work.
I create android.imgptn and efi (no extension) and put to \_ISO\LINUX folder.
switch e2b drive by click on .imgptn
but i just got ntfs partition. how about efi file and fat32 partition?
Tks

Date 08/04/2016

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Method 5 - NTFS UEFI

Reply

You need to create two partition images, e.g.
abc.imgPTN
abc

Date 09/04/2016

By zhuanglee

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Method 5 - NTFS UEFI

Reply

Hi Steve,
Tks for your reply.
I create 2 files: Android.imgptn and android (without extension).
When i run e2b switch, it only detect .imgptn file
I click .imgpnt file to switch USB but USB still NTFS. So i cannot boot to UEFI machine.
Tks

Date 09/04/2016

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Method 5 - NTFS UEFI

Reply

As an experiment, name the android file as android1.imgPTN and use Switch_e2b to load just that file. This will check that it is actually the correct format and works as a partition image.
if not, explain how you made the android file.

Date 10/04/2016

By zhuanglee

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Method 5 - NTFS UEFI

Reply

Hi Steve,
Here all of steps that I did.
- Run makee2b.cmd to create a "clean" e2b NTFS usb drive.
- Download make part image and create desktop shortcut.
- Download android.iso and drag it to MPI NTFS shortcut.
- ENTER all step to leave setting default.
- Copy android.imgptn to \_ISO\LINUX folder.
- Download EFI2Go folder and drag to MPI_FAT32 to make android (without extension)
- Copy android to LINUX folder
- Run switch e2b.exe and double click android.imgptn
- E2B switched, and its format is NTFS
- Boot from UEFI machine but it failed
Tks

Date 10/04/2016

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Method 5 - NTFS UEFI

Reply

I do not understand why you need to use two partition images? Why don't you just drag-and-drop the androidx86.iso onto the MPI_FAT32 Desktop shortcut to create a ,imgPTN file and use that file? Why do you need to create two partition images and why does one of them need to be NTFS???

Anyway, assuming you have made the NTFS+FAT32 files, does SWITCH_E2B v1.0.10 show:

android.imgPTN :&: android

i.e. two images? It should.

I followed your method using android-x86-4.4-r4.iso and it at least booted under VBox both on a 32-bit UEFI VM and a 64-bit UEFI VM to a console/shell.

You do not specify the EXACT ISO you are booting and you do not give any details except 'but it failed'. So it is difficult to diagnose the problem any further.

Date 10/04/2016

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Method 5 - NTFS UEFI

Reply

P.S. I see androidx86 has a .img version which it says is for EFI - maybe the ISO does not work for UEFI. Did you try making a FAT32 .imgPTN file from the .img download?

Date 10/04/2016

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Method 5 - NTFS UEFI

Reply

I downloaded a copy of Remix_OS_for_PC_64_B2016020201_Alpha_EFI.img and dropped it onto MPI_FAT32. It seems to boot OK on UEFI if you select Guest Mode (but not resident mode) on VBox. It doesn't MBR boot.

Date 10/04/2016

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Method 5 - NTFS UEFI

Reply

I also download the android 5.1.1rc5.img file and converted that via MPI_FAT32 to a .imgPTN file. This boots on my Z87 via 64-bit UEFI (but I had to type exit twice in the shell before it booted to the 'Desktop'). In fact, I am writing this now from within android!

Date 14/04/2016

By zhuanglee

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Method 5 - NTFS UEFI

Reply

Hi Steve, tks for your detail reply.
Also i'm sorry for my delay respone.
All of these day, i test many times with some Android base ISO: Androidx86, phoenixos, remixos and consoleos to make sure E2B Boot fine before ask you again.
And of cources all of it work fine if just use one NTFS partition for E2B then use FAT32 imgptn convert.
But It would be greate if we have 2 partition at one: 1 NTFS vs 1 very small FAT32 par with EFI2Go files.
I try to find on your E2B website and found method 4. it is very helpful for me. But i failed when try to test it.
E2B switch only display .imgptn extenstion, so android file (without extension) created from EFI2GO folder cannot be list on E2B switch.
Tks

Date 14/04/2016

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Method 5 - NTFS UEFI

Reply

Well, it works OK for me. Are you using the latest version? If so, use the Contact Me form and then we can try to find out what is going on by email.

Date 15/04/2016

By zhuanglee

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Method 5 - NTFS UEFI

Reply

Hi Steve,
yesterday i had a busy day.
Now I will take a screenshot for each step then send you via email.
Tks for your support.

Date 02/03/2016

By thailand_guy

Subject Tut 96

Reply

Hi sir,
I'm very interested your #96 tut.
But automenulinux.bat just work for .ISO file.
Can you update newer version to show some other extensions, such as: .img, .ima, or can you help me make my own automenulinux.bat.
tks, sir

Date 02/03/2016

By thailand_guy

Subject Re: Tut 96

Reply

I found this command in automenulinux.bat

WENV check "#.iso#"=="#%~x1#" || goto :EOF

so i need check some other extensions, can i edit it to something like

for %%x in (.iso .img .ima ...) WENV check "#%%x#"=="#%~x1#" || goto :EOF

tks

Date 02/03/2016

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Re: Tut 96

Reply

The partnew trick only works for linux ISO files. It will not work for other extensions. You have to use different code and methods for other extensions.
Easy2Boot will work for many extensions. Look at the \_ISO\e2b\grub\QRUN.g4b file to see how it works.

Date 02/03/2016

By thailand_guy

Subject Re: Re: Re: Tut 96

Reply

Tks steve, i'll try e2b and see how it work.

Date 27/02/2016

By vfcontig

Subject Full icon for DLC/DLCD

Reply

Try rename to isowinvh but no luck. since we boot DLC/DLCD by iso boot, then we still need to extract some folder to USB??
Can we use firadisk to mount ISO after boot to winpe ?? Tks

Date 27/02/2016

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Full icon for DLC/DLCD

Reply

DLCD normally works with .isowinvh, but why not try .isoask and then test a few other extensions - e.g. isofira.
The best thing for an Hirens ISO is to convert it to a .imgPTN file.
https://www.easy2boot.com/add-payload-files/hirens-isos/

Date 27/02/2016

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Re: Full icon for DLC/DLCD

Reply

P.S. for Win8 you can use .isoPE file extension, but E2B must be running from a Removable drive. Otherwise, when you get to the Dekstop of Mini8, run \_ISO\e2b\firadisk\LOADISOPE.cmd to mount the ISO as drive Y:. Then run the menu.exe file from Y:.
E2B v1.78 has new .isoHW file extension.

Date 28/02/2016

By vfcontig

Subject Re: Re: Re: Full icon for DLC/DLCD

Reply

tks for detail explain. i try DLCD 2015 ver1.0 with isowinvh but no luck. after boot to desktop, ISO was not mount.
I will try with isoask then report.

Date 28/02/2016

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Full icon for DLC/DLCD

Reply

DLCD 2015 has two WinPEs - XP and Win8.
XP will work OK
Win8 will not work unless you have a Removable USB flash drive and name the file .isoPE.
If you use E2B v1.78h, then name the file as .isoHW and it should work for both WinPEs if you have a Removable USB E2B drive.
If your E2B USB drive is a fixed disk, then either extract the DLCD folder onto the E2B USB drive or make a .imgPTN file. This is all explained in the Hirens page in the link I already gave you.

Date 29/02/2016

By vfcontig

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Full icon for DLC/DLCD

Reply

Oh, i'm using Removable USB, not HDD Box
But not ver1.78,
I will update it now then test and report.
tks sir.

Date 29/02/2016

By vfcontig

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Full icon for DLC/DLCD

Reply

Try isowinvh for DLCD on some laptop, MiniXP cannot boot to desktop
winvblock bug??
And where can I download ver1.78h
Tks

Date 29/02/2016

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Full icon for DLC/DLCD

Reply

Check Alternate Download Area on Download page for Beta versions.
What is model of system that does not work with .isowinvh ? Dell? What model? In what way does it 'not work'?

Date 29/02/2016

By vfcontig

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Full icon for DLC/DLCD

Reply

Try .isowinvh from laptop Toshiba.
Not BSOD, just not logon to desktop

After Logo Windows XP show and disappear, MiniXP hang, screen goto blank.

P/s: Now i try with ver1.78 then report

Date 01/03/2016

By vfcontig

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Full icon for DLC/DLCD

Reply

ver 1.78h work very well.
but still same error with MiniXP, i don't know why but if i add # before line using winvblock then it work.
so i sure that this problem came from winvblock.
tks.

Date 01/03/2016

By vfcontig

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Full icon for DLC/DLCD

Reply

Hi steve,
I found that i can map firadisk with fd0 then use f6 to load firadisk then use code in menu.lst to tell where .ISO located to mount it after boot to minixp.
can you tell me how to do it?
where can i download firadisk.img
and what grub4dos menu.lst to do?
tks

Date 01/03/2016

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Full icon for DLC/DLCD

Reply

Does .isofira work?

Date 01/03/2016

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Full icon for DLC/DLCD

Reply

Use .isoask and try alternatives - e.g. .isowinvhe0 or other e0 alternatives.

Date 02/03/2016

By vfcontig

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Full icon for DLC/DLCD

Reply

Tks steve, rename to .ISOask then type HW then it works.
i.e. use .isoHW file extension.

Date 22/02/2016

By Jason

Subject Remove E2B and restore USB

Reply

Hi there,

I'm trying to find instructions to remove E2B from a USB and restore it to it's original size.
I've tried formatting but it only shows 4GB of the original 16GB.

Thank you

Date 22/02/2016

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Remove E2B and restore USB

Reply

Just formatting a drive under Windows will not change the partition size.
It sounds like you have used a .imgPTN image.
Under Windows you can run \e2b\SWITCH_E2B.exe and Restore E2B partitions - or just use RMPrepUSB to re-partition and re-format the drive.

Date 24/02/2016

By Jason

Subject Re: Re: Remove E2B and restore USB

Reply

Thanks Steve :)

Date 21/02/2016

By dan

Subject automenu

Reply

I use AUTOLINUXMENU for multibooting internal HDD.
Is possible to change the created automenu in order by date?

Date 21/02/2016

By SteveSi

Subject Re: automenu

Reply

No. Grub4dos is not able to get the date of a file.

Date 20/02/2016

By Carlos

Subject Disk write error

Reply

Hi Steve
I recently bought a 16 GB Kingston DataTraveler DT 101G2 pen drive and installed Easy2Boot on it, but when i boot from the pen drive and select an ISO file from the Easy2Boot menu i get this error message:
if not exist CD dd if=(bd)%XML% of=()/AutoUnattend.xml > nul
Error 29(https://grub4dos.chennal.net/e/29)
Disk write error
Press any key to continue...
I have updated to the 1.78c beta but the problem persists.
I don't get this error when i boot from a 8 GB Sony Microvault pen drive, which is what i've been using before for Easy2Boot.

Date 20/02/2016

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Disk write error

Reply

It is probably a fake!
Test it using RMPrepUSB - Quick Size Test or FakeFlashTest.
P.S. DT10x are too slow. Alway buy USB 3.0 and preferably fast one like SanDisk Extreme.

Date 21/02/2016

By Carlos

Subject Re: Re: Disk write error

Reply

The Quick Size Test didn't report any errors, what else can i do to fix this problem?
Also, i know there are faster pen drives but i can't afford them, they are expensive where i live.

Date 21/02/2016

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Re: Re: Disk write error

Reply

Try using QEMU (RMPrepUSB - F11) and see if you get the same error.
What XML file did you pick? What ISO are you running and where is it located? Does it happen with any ISO and any XML file?

Date 21/02/2016

By Carlos

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Disk write error

Reply

With QEMU i get error 21 with a Windows 7 x86 ISO. I always choose the Easy2Boot XML file, the ISO is located at _ISO/WINDOWS/WIN7 and i get the error with any of the XML files. The error also occurs with a Xubuntu 15.10 i386 ISO with persistence but with "partnew (%E2BDEV%,3) 0x0 %ISO%" command instead of the "if not exist..." command above the error 29 text, but after pressing a key to continue and reselecting Xubuntu 2 times, it boots.

Date 21/02/2016

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Disk write error

Reply

Something seems wrong with that drive!
It is failing on writes to the drive.
If a different drive works under the same set of conditions, then it points to a faulty drive.

Date 21/02/2016

By Carlos

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Disk write error

Reply

Well, i guess i'll have to buy a new one. Thanks for the help :).

Date 01/03/2016

By vfcontig

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Disk write error

Reply

Hi,
Well, i'm not sure about this problem, but if your usb has a button that can switch on/off write protected mode then may it is reason.

Date 17/02/2016

By Tec

Subject Accessing other partitions when booting imgptn

Reply

Hello,

I am using a large external usb drive with 2 partitions. The first for booting is 137GB, the second partition is used for storing data/manuals/utilities/various files.

Is there a way to boot from a imgPTN file and still access the second partition? It seems to vanish when an imgPTN file is booted from.

Thanks

Date 17/02/2016

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Accessing other partitions when booting imgptn

Reply

Sure, just give the file a .imgPTNLBAa23 file extension.
https://www.easy2boot.com/add-payload-files/list-of-file-extensions-recognised-by-e2b/

Date 17/02/2016

By bighero

Subject Grub4dos command

Reply

Hi Steve,
I'm new with grub4dos command.
I try cat --locate command and don't know how it work.

boot grub4dos from qemu
type c to get command line
type:
echo 123a > (md)0x300+1
cat --locate=a (md)0x300+1

result: 3
I don't know why is 3. From string "1233a", so the result must be 4??

Can u explain me why? Tks
p/s: i'm sorry for my poor English!

Date 17/02/2016

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Grub4dos command

Reply

Cat --locate returns the offset (address of string)
byte at offset 0 = 1
byte at offset 1 = 2
byte at offset 2 = 3
byte at offset 3 = a
use cat --hex --length=16 (md)0x300+1
to see bytes

Date 18/02/2016

By bighero

Subject Re: Re: Grub4dos command

Reply

Oh, tks Steve.
Another question,
Why we must map mem winblock twice

map --mem /winvblock.img.gz (fd0)
map --mem /winvblock.img.gz (fd1)

when install XP from ISO or load Hiren ISO (use from QRUN easy2boot

Tks

Date 18/02/2016

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Re: Re: Grub4dos command

Reply

You don't have to map twice on many systems. But some systems which have a floppy disk don't work (it has been reported to me), so I map to fd0 and fd1 for best chance of it working.

Date 11/02/2016

By dan

Subject openSUSE

Reply

Hi Steve,
openSUSE-Edu-li-f-e.x86_64-42.1.1.iso fails to boot under easry2boot(partnew)

Date 11/02/2016

By SteveSi

Subject Re: openSUSE

Reply

openSUSE live DVDs are a bit tricky!
See https://rmprepusb.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/boot-opensuse-isos-from-e2b.html

Date 11/02/2016

By dan

Subject Re: Re: openSUSE

Reply

Thank you Steve, I read it.
This simple way works for me:
1. Format external HDD as NTFS
2. Install Grub4dos
3. Copy openSUSE-Edu-li-f-e.x86_64-42.1.1.iso
4. Create menu.lst:
title openSUSE-Edu-li-f-e.x86_64-42.1.1.iso
root (hd0,0)
set myiso=openSUSE-Edu-li-f-e.x86_64-42.1.1.iso
partnew (hd0,3) 0x00 /%myiso%
map --heads=0 --sectors-per-track=0 /%myiso% (0xff)
map --hook
root (0xff)
chainloader (0xff)

The problem is Partnew/opensuse does not create iso9660 partition but create udf partition instate.

I will email you a screenshot

Date 11/02/2016

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Re: Re: openSUSE

Reply

Glad it works for you - I cant get it to work for me.
Why is the ISO being visible as a udf a problem?

Date 12/02/2016

By dan

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: openSUSE

Reply

Sorry, I did some testing udf looks like cause a problem, but I think the problem is the opensuse.

I found, Easy2boot will work fine to boot opensuse.iso with partnew methode if no hidden/unknown or unallocated partition exist.

During booting opensuse will find in first place the hidden/unknown partition and convert/format to EXT4 and fail to continue booting.
The same with unallocated partition, opensuse will format it and fail to boot.

The solution is you have to format hidden/unknown/unallocated to NTFS/Vfat/ext* etc. or resize to one whole partition.

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