Many thanks for this fantastic piece of software. I successfully managed to make a multiboot USB with a bunch of different linux flavor ISOs (Debian, Fedora-Workstation, Fedora-Server, Kali, LinuxMint, Ubuntu). Now when I try to boot my ASUS Essentio CM1855-US003S desktop with it, the flashing cursor appears [like so: grub> _] and I don't get a menu. I wonder what I'm doing wrong. I read through the FAQs and followed the instructions given on question: Symptom: Flashing cursor - no Main menu on some systems, e.g. ASUS M4A89GTD.
... but it still hasn't worked.
Have you got any thoughts for me?
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Subject Grub flashing cursorReply
Subject Re: Grub flashing cursorReply
You don't appear to have a typical blank screen/flashing cursor problem but a grub4dos command shell prompt issue. i.e. it has booted to grub4dos but the menu.lst failed to run.
I suggest you try some grub4dos commands like help, root, find, geometry (hd0), map --status and report back what you see. Also check the BIOS boot options for USB booting. Please use the Forum to reply and not this Guestbook!
Subject A Great ToolReply
You really did a great job.
I tried to donate a small amount but two of my credit cards "couldn't be verified by the PayPal", as the system stated.
In fact, I didn't use PayPal (no account) but tried to use my credit cards direct. The page recognized correctly my two different cards. Besides, refused to verify them.
I'm not sure if the capital control in Greece has to do something with this refusal. I'll try to find out.
Subject I updated your themes to work on 1.71 and 1.72Reply
I updated your themes to work on your newest versions of E2B 1.71-1.72, the ones included
in those versions don't currently work on my
system, here I modified them just extract and place to your e2b usb drive, DOWNLOAD HERE
overwrite any files
Subject Re: I updated your themes to work on 1.71 and 1.72Reply
Doh - now you tell me after I just released 1.72!
It is a problem with the code in menu.lst.
Subject Thank YouReply
This is the multi-boot tool for the many USB and CD drives my insane coworkers carry around. You have made it so simple and easy to understand that I spent an hour making mine, and then the rest of the day improving and customizing mine and build some for all but the deepest stick-in-the-muds.
Many thanks, your work is appreciated!
This tool is really great!
Thanx a lot ;-)
Just found out about this tool and it's awesome, created my new usb today with UEFI support. It's really easy to use with MPI tool pack, probs to the authors of Easy2Boot and MPI!
Subject Great tool - thank you!Reply
This is a very good and relative easy Tool to use!
I was using long time some or more less other tools and was looking for another, maybe better solution and found this.
For sure, a lot to read in the beginning, to understand how things work and how to customize it for your own needs.
But finally everything I expected is working fine and even more is possible. Maybe I'll try this out also ;)
Thanks for this very handy tool, I donated a few to say thanks for your work! Keep it up, it's great!
By Nicky de Roij
I really want to thank you (again) for all your marvelous work. A donation i can't give, cause i became homeless. So a thank in this way is all i can do. THANKS!
Greetings Nicky de Roij
By real stone
Subject Windows isoReply
How can i add Windows 7,8,8.1 or 10 iso in main menu??
Subject Re: Windows isoReply
Please use the Forum for questions.
Subject easy2boot and rmprepusbReply
Great software, thank you.
By Peer Gynnt
Subject Kingston Datatraveler 100G3 (64Gb) is now multibootable thnx to Easy2Boot+RMPrepUSBReply
The last months I spend tons of time trying to make a brandnew Kingston Datatraveler 100G3 (64Gb) bootable, even multibootable.
I tried other tools like Yumi, Xboot, MultibootUSB, UniversalUSB and Sardu and some other stuff. Usually,they work very fine on other USB-sticks but not his time.
Because I bought a new stick I could contact Kingston support who told me that it was not designed to make it bootable. See their explantion at the end of this comment.
A few weeks ago I ran into an article on RUFUS and that's the first time I got my stick bootable! I tested it with SLAX. Than I start looking again for more multiboot solutions and Pete Batard was so kind to point me in the right direction of you guys. (See https://github.com/pbatard/rufus/wiki/FAQ#Do_you_plan_to_add_multiboot_support)
I tested it sofar with SLAX, Caine, Artistx, Avilinux, Bodhi, Tails, Blackarch and planning to test al lot of other distros.
So, thank you very much. I'll spread the word.
============start Kingston support reply==============
Please note that Kingston Technology does not support the bootability of our DataTraveler USB products, this is why there is no software application available for download on our website capable of facilitating this.
While we are aware of the popularity of converting removable USB flash drives into bootable media, it is because we use a large number of different controller and NAND Flash combinations that we cannot guarantee that each of them will be suitable for conversion.
This may work for some drives, for others it may not.
In order to be able to convert a removable storage device into a fixed drive, there are a number of dependancies that apply.
The first thing to point out is that converting a removable flash storage medium into a fixed drive requires a tweak in the firmware and so the success or failure of the conversion can depend on the type of software used for the attempt.
Furthermore a standard USB drive is designed for sequential read and writes, rather than random read and write speeds, whereby booting from the USB will be very slow and shorten the life expectancy of the DataTraveler.
Therefore we cannot guarantee the longevity and reliability of the drive within the warranty period, and could offer no further support in case of drive failure.
As long as the drive is working in the manner in which it has been designed, manufactured and tested, it is considered to be functioning according to its specifications.
If you purchased the product with the express intention to use it as a bootable drive and have found that it is not possible to convert its properties, we regret that we are unable to provide you with any additional assistance to use it in this manner.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
=========end of Kingston reply==========
But we know better :-). There is a solution and it's called Easy2Boot.
Subject USE of USB STICKSReply
If all the items work then I have at last found a person who believes that the internet should not have money charges for things needed to help people get the best out of their PC.
Well don so far.
Please keep adding helpful items to get novices like me get the best use of my PC. Thanks
By Tom w
Subject Great stuffReply
Thank you for creating this amazing solution for installing operating systems, now I don't have to put up with something horrible like sardu where i have to manually extract the iso, love this feature.
Thank you very much!
By Ali Zulfeqar Syed
Subject Gratitude and Regards!!Reply
Subject MultiBoot Large USB HDDReply
I have a External USB HDD, SeaGate Expansion Desktop, 4TB, 4k/512e, USB 3, I like to create a relatively small partition within, for example 20GB, and make it a multi boot external USB hard disk an load planty of intallation files, on it and instal Windows from it. I want to have other partitions beside the above mentioned 20GB, and use them for regular storage tasks. I tried "Make_E2B_USB_Drive" script, but when it wanted to format the drive it issued and error and stopped. I also tried RMPrepUSB, it also issued an error, "parameter 1 is incorrect", or something like that. Now, I want to ask is it even possible to have such thing?
Thanks for your attention.
Subject Re: MultiBoot Large USB HDDReply
You will need to use RMPrepUSB and specify a small size.
20GB is too small (it would only take 4-6 Windows Install ISOs.).
I suggest 130GB because many BIOSes have problems accessing past 137GB. The main problem is that 2TB is the maximum for any BIOS.
1. Use RMPrepUSB and set a size of 130GB and NTFS (do not tick boot as HDD checkbox)
2. Install grub4dos
3. Copy the E2B files to the USB HDD partition
4. Use another partitioning tool (Windows, Easeus Home Partition Master, gparted, whatever) to add either one Primary partition or multiple Logical partitions. The problem is that you may hit the 2TB barrier and only be able to use half of the disk.
P.S. This is a GuestBook - please use the Forum to ask any more questions.
Subject Easy2boot driveReply
I forgot I also add MinitoolPartitionWizard.iso in Utilities
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