For most ISOs (except Windows Install ISOs), just copy the ISO file to the \_ISO\MAINMENU folder.
Try to avoid spaces and special characters in file names - use _ instead of a space. If it works, then try it with spaces.
Some files may require the file extension to be changed (if so, it will be mentioned in the list below)
Some may require you to add and edit a.mnu file (if so, it will be mentioned in the list below). Sample .mnu files can be found in the E2B download in the \_ISO\docs\Sample mnu Files folder. Look also for sample .txt files.
Generally, if it works for one version of a distro, it will work with any version of the same family/type.
It is possible to add multiple, fully-installedlinux OS's (see blog) and WindowsToGo OS's (see blog)
If installing from a bootable linux installation ISO, specify /dev/sdX4 as the cdrom source device (this will be the linux ISO), where X is the USB drive letter, e.g. /dev/sdb4 (for Debian, you may need to type -t vfat /dev/sdX4). Alternatively, try converting the ISO to a .imgPTN file using MPI_FAT32 (e.g. RedHat linux installation) and no special action should be required.
For .ISO files that boot to DOS - use .ISODOS01 file extension - the CD/ISO contents can then be found on DOS drive B: after booting.
Some DOS programs (e.g. BIOS updates, etc.) can be run directly copied to the E2B drive - then run the DOS - FreeDos menu entry to boot to DOS - drive C: will be the USB drive (NTFS or FAT32 supported). See also the RMPrepUSB Tutorial #33 here on how to make bootable FreeDOS floppy disk images.
For Windows PE ISOs, try .ISOPE01 (mounts ISO as Y:) (Removable USB drives or USB HDD + WinHelper flash drive). For E2B USB HDD drives, some WinPE ISOs may need to be converted to .imgPTN for full functionality.
For WinBuilder PE ISOs always use .iso file extension - see here.
For WinPE UEFI-booting, convert to FAT32 .imgPTN files.
If you still having problems and it is not in this list below, search this site first and then Contact Me and I will try to help.
Make sure all files are contiguous(Windows Installer ISOs and VHDs don't need to be).
For Win 7/8/10 Install ISOs use a removable USB drive to avoid 'CD/DVD drive driver required' error (see here for workarounds).
Check what type of USB Flash drive you have (Fixed or Removable) by using RMPrepUSB.
The .isoPE and .isoPE01 file extensions require a Removable E2B drive or a WINHELPER USB Flash drive.
If using an E2B hard disk, convert Windows Installer Vista/7/8/10 ISO files to FAT32 .imgPTN files.
Use a USB 2.0 port if the correct USB 3.0 drivers are not contained in the ISO (Win7 and some linux ISOs may not contain correct USB controller drivers for modern chipsets).
Keep all files within the first137GB if using a large USB HDD (due to a common BIOS bug)
The entries in bold type below have been tested by me personally.
List 1a - Normal MBR booting (not UEFI)
WINDOWS INSTALLER ISOs - Windows Server 2003, XP Home/Pro must be copied to the correct \_ISO\WINDOWS\xxx folder.
For XP ISOs that contain a $OEM$ folder, some ISOs may work (e.g. this updated 2013 32-bit XP Install ISO).
For others, use WinSetupFromUSB to make a USB Flash drive and then use the MPI Tool Kit to make a partition image .imgPTN file from the Flash drive.
WINDOWS INSTALLER ISOs - Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Server 2012, Server 2K8R2, Windows 10, Server 2016 - must be copied to the correct \_ISO\WINDOWS\xxx folder. For Win8/8.1/10 you must specify the correct Product Key or you may get a 'license' error or some other error. If using a Fixed-disk type of E2B USB drive, a Helper Flash drive is also required for Vista/7/8/10 - OR - convert to a .imgPTN file using the MPI Tool Kit.
For all non-standard Vista/7/8/10 ALL-IN-ONE (AIO) ISOs, monkrus ISOs, WinPE, Windows Repair and Microsoft Deployment Tool (MDT) ISOs - convert to a .imgPTN file using the MPI Tool Kit (use FAT32 if possible for UEFI boot support). Special instructions for Windows 7 64-bit UEFI booting here.
Note: Some Windows Installer ISOs (Vista/7/8/10) that don't require a Product Key may 'just work' if you rename them with a .isope01 file extension and place them in any 'normal' payload folder - e.g. \_ISO\MAINMENU. You must use a Removable flash drive so that you get the LOADISO blue console window or convert them to .imgPTN files or use a 'Helper' USB Flash drive.
Windows Server 2003Installer X13-04874.img - rename to .iso (use '2K3' in filename - e.g. Windows2K3.iso) and place in the \_ISO\WINDOWS\XP folder and treat as if installing XP. Usually will work using the DPMS2 mass storage drivers for XP.
Windows 98 Install ISO - rename to .isoDOS01 - CD files will be on B: drive. See RMPrepUSB Tutorial 117 - see blog post here. Can also make a .imgPTN file.
Windows ME Install ISO - rename to .isoDOS01 - CD files will be on B: drive. See RMPrepUSB Tutorial 117 - see blog post here. Can also make a .imgPTN file.
Tablet PC 2005 (XP SP2) and Media Center Installer ISO(s) - see blog post here.
Windows 7 Recovery CD (also try .isoPE01)
Windows 7/8/10 PE - use .iso or .iso01 - for WinPE's that require acccess to the WinPE CD once it has booted, if a removable USB E2B drive use .isoPE01. Note: .isoPE/.isoPE01 requires a Removable E2B drive or a WINHELPER USB Flash drive so that the ISO is loaded as a virtual drive - if a USB HDD E2B drive, try converting to a .imgPTN file.
Windows 7/8/10 OS WinToGo .VHD or .VHDX files- the file does not need to be contiguous and can be on another partition (v1.69+) - for instructions see blog post here and for a really easy method - see here. Quick instructions for CSM\MBR booting: use WinToUSB to make a bootable USB WinToGo drive (using a VHD) - boot from the USB drive and complete Windows Setup - copy VHD file to E2B's \_ISO\WIN folder.
WindowsXPToGo from a .VHD file, rename to .VHDBOOT - see Tutorial 110.
Windows 7/8/10 single-image PE3 .WIM files - e.g. Win8.1PESE boot.wim file - the file does not need to be contiguous and can be on another partition (v1.69+)
WinBuilder Win7PE-based ISOs - always use E2B v1.90+ and .iso file extension - see blog here and instructions here
ERD Commander 2005 or 2007 or MSDaRT 5.0 ISOs, Windows Recovery ISOs - use the .isomemF01 or .isomemwinv file extension or use the ERD5_DPMS.mnu sample file. See blog post here and this website page here.
MSDaRT 6.0, 6.5 7.0 8.0 8.1 - Win 7 32&64-bit - rename to .isoPE or .isoPE01 file extension. See blog post here.
WinFE - Forensic WinPE - rename file extension as .iso01 and place in root of E2B drive - see blog here.
Windows For Legacy PCs (winflp) - try .isofiramem or .isowinvmem file extensions for the install ISO.
Windows.7.SP1.Super.Lite.x86.v2.0.iso Win7 Lite install ISO - use .isope01 extension (requires USB Removable E2B flash drive or Helper Flash drive - must see blue console Window to load ISO as virtual drive)
PartedMagic (pmagic) 2012_11_30, 2012_11_30.iso, 2013_05_01.iso, pmagic_2014_09_29.iso, pmagic_2016_07_12.iso Parted Magic - see blog here and sample .mnu files if Live Session save feature is wanted + language settings. Alternative: for Live Session, hold down SHIFT key before pressing ENTER key (dummy xxx.SQFS file required).
Ophcrack XP Live CD 3.4.0 ophcrack-notables-livecd-3.6.0.isoOphcrack sourceforgeISO here .mnu file available in \_ISO\docs\Sample mnu files\Windows Password folder - if using ISO file must extract top-level \tables folder to USB:\tables folder on USB drive. Extra instructions here
Ophcrack Vista/7 Live CD 3.4.0 Ophcrack sourceforgeISO here .mnu file available in \_ISO\docs\Sample mnu files\Windows Password folder - if using ISO file must extract top-level \tables folder to USB:\tables folder on USB drive. No USB 3.0 drivers in 2014 versions - use USB 2.0 ports. No exFAT (FAT32/NTFS is OK) Extra instructions here
KonBoot 2/1.1 Piotrbania Kon-Boot[1.1 FreeISO here] (requires .mnu file FD0-konboot-v1.1-2in1.mnu from \_ISO\docs\Sample mnu files\Windows Password folder). See blog for details. For a KonBoot floppy disk image, try the extension .imgfdhd01. You can also make a FAT32 .imgPTN directly from a KonBoot flash drive (for UEFI-booting, make sure you also copy the whole \EFI folder too).
Puppy Linux Precise ISO precise-5.4.3.iso Lucid Puppy Linux 5.1 - try .isopup file extension for variety of different systems (for Save/persistence on USB Flash Drive you need the Puppy_Precise_USB_Flash_Persistence.mnu file, for USB HDD you need Puppy_Precise_USB_HDD_Persistence .mnu).
For Legacy OS 2.1, you need to make a FAT32 .imgPTN file from the ISO, then edit the new \syslinux.cfg file inside the image to use PMEDIA=usbflash instead of PMEDIA=idehd. It will then boot from a USB drive. Note: To boot under a VM, you need to delete the PMEDIA=usbflash or, if that doesn't work, use PMEDIA=satahd or PMEDIA=idehd depending on what controller you have configured the USB drive under. You may find it usefull to increase the size of the .imgPTN to allow puppy to save files to the partition.
Knoppix V7.05 KNOPPIX_V7.0.5CD-2012-12-21-EN.iso, KNOPPIX_V7.2.0DVD-2013-06-16-EN.iso - To add Persistence - see here
SeaTools Seagate HDD DOS ISO SeaToolsDOS223ALL.ISO (Press I for Ignore if using an emulator) (will test non-Seagate disks too).
Tails For a USB Flash drive just use the .ISO file(persistence is not allowed on the boot volume) (http://tails.boum.org/) - Note: If booting from an E2B USB HDD you MUST use the Tails_for_USB_HDD_Persistent.mnu file in the \_ISO\docs\Sample mnu file folder. This .mnu file also allows you to have a persistent storage volume in which you can store files - but true persistence is not supported by Tails. The .mnu file will work on both USB Flash and USB HDD drives. For VM testing, the .mnu file is also required. See also here.
Mepis 11.0.12 SimplyMEPIS-1.5G_11.0.12_32.iso (SimplyMEPIS-1.5G_11.9.86_32.iso MEPIS 12 BETA requires a menu file to add 'fromhd' parameter - e.g. \ISO\docs\Sample mnu files folder as SimplyMEPIS-1.5G_11.9.86_32.mnu). Note: antiX MX-15 x64 does not seem to detect UASP USB HDD devices at boot time - works OK from a Removable flash drive or non-UASP HDD. Persistence .mnu available.
Ylmf OS - Start OS(press F2 for English when main menu displays)
Linux Mint14 Nadia linuxmint-14.1-cinnamon-dvd-32bit.iso - for persistence use the .mnu file in the Samples folder. 17 Qiana Mate LiveCD, 17.1 Mint Rebecca 64-bit, lmde-2-201503-mate-32bit_Persistent.mnu
Zorin zorin-os-6.2-core-32.iso, does not boot from a VM!!! - must use real system! (persistent .mnu files available). zorin-os-9.1-core-64.iso will boot from VM and real system on E2B. zorin-11 (for full install - see blog).
openSUSE-12.3-GNOME-Live-i686.iso, openSUSE-13.1-Rescue-CD-i686.iso, 13.2-KDE-Live-x86_64.iso. The LiveDVD ISOs require a .mnu file or a .imgPTN file (they do not just work!) e.g. openSUSE-Edu-li-f-e.x86_64-42.1.1.iso - see blog post.
Fedora-18-i686-Live-LXDE.iso (to boot from Fedora 18 LXDE ISO with persistence, download the Fedora_Persistent.mnu file in \_ISO\docs\Sample mnu files folder)
Boot-Repair boot-repair-disk.iso boot repair disk 64bit.iso - tip: to avoid it 'repairing' the MBR on the E2B USB drive, disconnect the E2B USB drive as soon as you reach the Desktop. To fix a non-bootable E2B USB drive, use RMPrepUSB - Install grub4dos - Yes=MBR.
Kali kali-linux-1.0.2-i386.iso (with persistence if use .mnu file).
To Install to a disk from the ISO, if the 'CD-ROM' source is not detected try unplugging and re-connecting the USB drive - OR - choose 'No' 'No' , then pick the Shell menu option and type ls /dev/ to find the USB 4th partition sdx4 (usually sdb4) and then type mount -t iso9660 -o ro /dev/sdb4 /cdrom and check if successful using mount command - then type exit and proceed with install using /dev/cdrom device. For Kali v2 Install - Load CD-ROM drivers=NO, Manually select CD-ROM - YES, Module needed for accessing CD-ROM - none - then specify \dev\sdb4 (depending on USB drive letter). For Kali v1.0.7 with LUKS encrypted persistence, use the .mnu file (see blog). Kali can be fully installed to a .imgPTN file - see here.
Note: You can boot Kali from a write-protected E2B drive (uses ISOBOOT feature).
LSoft ActiveBootDisk.isoActive@ Boot Disk - Must make the ISO using the utility. Use .iso or .isomem extension. Extract the BOOTDISK.KEY, _bootDisk.ini and bootcat.ini files from the ISO and put them in the root of the E2B USB drive or will get Serial Key prompt (note: the bootcat.ini file may not be required as it seems to work without it).
Mandriva mandriva-linux-PWP-2011-i586.iso - use as .iso - I got the 'No CDROM device found' message - but if you continue you can load the ISO....OK, Which driver should I try to gain MEDIA access? ---> Cancel, Please choose installation method. ---> Hard disk, Please select the disk containing the copy of the Mandriva linux Distribution ---> sdb, Please select partition ---> sdb4, Please enter directory ---> / . Alternatively use the mandriva-linux-PWP-2011-i586.mnu file in \_ISO\docs folder.
Debian 7 (NetInstall, Small/Tiny, Live) KDE, Gnome, LXDE, XFCE, Standard, Rescue) - debian-7.1.0-i386-netinst.iso - when prompted for CD-ROM, select 'none' and enter in path of \dev\sdb4 (if USB is 2nd drive in system). Debian 8 Jessie CD ISO.
To INSTALL, say 'No' to the 'Load CD-ROM drivers' question and 'Yes' to 'Manually select a CD-ROM module and device' - choose 'cdrom' and change the device path to /dev/sdX4 where X is the letter for the USB drive (e.g. /dev/sdb4 for a single-HDD PC). See here for more details.
To install from DVD1 ISO debian-8.4.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso, see blog post here.
Debian Live ISOs - for persistence, use the \_ISO\docs\Sample mnu Files\Linux\debian-live-8.1.0-amd64-mate-desktop_Persistent.mnu file (instructions inside). Blog post here.
RIPLinux 13.7 (tiny x86 and x64)
POS2009(rename .iso to .isowinv and extract \i386 and \win*.* to root of USB drive - see \_ISO\docs\sample mnu files for details)
PassPass - grub4dos batch file which can patch a Windows DLL so that any user password will be accepted (by Holmes.Sherlock and co. at reboot.pro) - See \_ISO\docs\PassPass folder on E2B drive or click here for payload and .mnu file (XP->Win10 E2B v1.87+). See blog here for more details. PEPassPass.exe for WinPE environment is available from Alternate Download Area.
CentOS ISOs - use the .isoforce file extension if it is an old ISO. CentOS-6.4-i386-LiveCD.iso and CentOS-6.4-x86_64-netinstall.iso works, CentOS-6.4-x86_64-bin-DVD1.iso boots but install doesn't work even if choose \dev\sdb4 for install source. CentOS-6.5-i386-LiveCD.iso,CentOS-7-x86_64-Minimal-1511.iso - LiveCD and install 'just work' as .iso file (FAT32&NTFS).
GeekSquadGS MRI 5.7.2.iso - for MRI PE: use 7Zip to extract 8 folders: \Compression utilities, \Diagnostics, \Disk Management, \Malware, \Web Browsers, \Windows tools , \MRI , \sources and the \mri.exe file to root of E2B drive. Use Daemon Tools Pro or similar utility to delete the first 7 folders from the 1.2GB ISO and re-save the ISO to reduce it to 184MB. For MRI_5_10_2.ISO use .isoPE01CD file extension (v1.81+) or the MRI_5_10_2_Geek_Squad.mnu sample mnu file if Removable USB drive or convert to .imgPTN file if Fixed Disk USB drive.
G Data AntiVirus BootMedium 2014 from here. Login required for operation.
wifislax-4-7-2-final.iso (tested from an NTFS E2B drive)
UBCD4Win.iso - rename to .isowinv (dban will only work on a real system).
Avast! rescue-disk.iso - Must use a removable flash drive (or you will get Drive A: error on boot). Extract \rescue folder from .iso file and copy to \rescue on E2B drive. Copy rescue-disk.iso file to \_ISO\MAINMENU folder. Blog post here
HitManPro KickStart ISO - Must first install HitManPro Kickstart to the same USB Flash drive, then re-format and install E2B and add the ISO and HitMan files - see Tutorial 119 for details.
CrunchBang crunchbang-11-20130506-i686 ISO Live boot works fine - use 'mount /dev/sdb4 /cdrom' if installing from the ISO to another disk - see Kali instructions above for more details. Use the crunchbang-11-20130506-i686.txt in \_ISO\docs\Sample mnu files folder for a suitable .txt file for the ISO. Blog post here
XiaopanOSlightweight wireless security pentesting. 0.4.6.1 0.4.7.2 ISOs tested. (see Tutorial 99 for persistence - must use FAT32 E2B drive. Use Ctrl-panel - Backup Settings to change from sdb4 to sdb1). See also .mnu file for persistence with an NTFS E2B USB drive (not required if FAT32) and blog entry here.
Pentoo- pentoo-i686-2013.0_RC1.9.iso pentoo-amd64-default-2015.0_RC5.iso (for persistence see this blog post)
Elementary OS elementaryos-stable-i386.20130810.iso elementaryos-0.3.2-stable-amd64.20151209_Persistent.mnu file available. Tip: To download for free, enter 0 in Custom amount box!
RedHat Install ISO (e.g. rhel-server-5.7-i386-dvd.iso) Later versions (e.g. v7) should just work from a .iso file- for older versions, use special RedHat.mnu file. Requires a FAT32 partition on the E2B USB drive to work (there is a workaround for NTFS E2B drives too). See my blog post and Tutorial #120. For Install, easiest is to convert redhat ISO to FAT32 .imgPTN file using MakePartImage MPI_FAT32 shortcut.
Porteus with persistence - use the Porteus-generic-persistent.mnu file and see blog post here
Partition Magic ISO - use .isoDOS file extension, on booting to DOS, pmagic and ghost will be on drive B: - see blog post here.
ProxMox VE 3.2 Installer ISO proxmox-ve_3.4-102d4547-6.iso - it will fail to find the CD-ROM - type fdisk -l to find the 4th USB partition (e.g. \dev\sdb4), then type mount /dev/sdb4 /mnt and chroot /mnt sbin/unconfigured.sh (or use ProxMox.mnu sample .mnu file in docs folder). See blog here for details for NTFS E2B USB drive.
Windows Password BusterAfter installation the WindowsPasswordBuster.iso file will be in the C:\Program Files (x86)\PasswordBuster folder. Copy this to the \_ISO\MAINMENU folder.
Windows Password UnLocker After installation the PasswordUnlocker.iso file will be in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Password Unlocker" folder. Copy this to the \_ISO\MAINMENU folder.
Damn Small Linux - e.g. dsl-4.11.rc1.iso use the initrd versions which embeds the normally-separate cloop image into the initrd image - other versions may not boot depending on your system or emulator - e.g. dsl-4.4.10-initrd.iso works in VBox but dsl-4.4.10.iso, dsl-4.4.10-syslinux.iso, dsl-4.11.rc2-syslinux.iso and dsl-4.11.rc2.iso do not work (but work under QEMU!).
AOSS- PC Tools (Symantec) Alternate Operating System and Scanner + Tools - must copy to root of USB drive and use AOSS.mnu file.
MenuetOS Extract the .img file and copy it to the \_ISO\MAINMENU folder. - see blog here
KolibriOS(tiny OS written in assembler - very fast to load, text-based web browser included + games) .iso or .img works on real system - see blog here
antiX- does not work under VM as needs a 'real' USB drive. - Persistence .mnu file available in E2B v1.51 and later. Tip: If running from a VM, hold down the SHIFT key when selecting the AntiX ISO to run ISOBOOT or add from=hd,usb to the kernel parameters. See also blog post here. For MX-15, etc. see 'Mepis'.
slacko slackware-14.1-install-d1.iso slacko-6.3.2-uefi.iso - slackware64-live-mate-current.isowith persistence see blog post here.
W.T.E. Forensic Triagerestricted ISO for police forensic work (WinPE) (make \WTE.ini file containing text - [IsoInfo] on line 1 and then IsoName=/_ISO/MAINMENU/WTE_Boot_2.1.6.iso on line 2)
Desinfect 2014 and 2015 - boots from ISO file - also a .mnu file is available for persistence (but virus definition updates are not persistent). Also Desinfect+Peristent Virus Updates for 2014 and 2015 - see blog here. Laura reports Desinfect 2016 works + persistence.
Paragon Rescue Kit(free) and Paragon Backup and Recovery (Media Builder) - choose linux option to make an ISO file (or create USB Flash drive and use MPI Tool to convert to .imgPTN file)
Windows Password GeekerISO - install WPG to your Windows system, then copy the .iso file (which can be found in the same folder as the application) to the E2B USB drive. Note: Trial versions only lists user accounts (paid version can reset passwords).
ArcaBit Rescue CD - arca-rescue.iso (updates are not persistent - see below for special menu for persistent updates.
SolydX ISO - try Compatibility mode menu option if default option does not boot. (may not work on v. large USB HDDs???)
OS X x86 Installers 'Hackintosh' (Yosemite-Zone.dmg 10.1.1 (5332012208 Bytes) - extract 1.hfs file, iPortable Snow (USB), OSX-Mavericks.dmg 5,653,921,792 bytes) - E2B v1.62+ - see blog posts here and here. Note: This creates a 4th partition entry which you will need to delete each time you reboot to E2B. Tip: You can automatically delete ptn 4 by using a MyE2B.cfg file and adding the partnew command (see Sample_MyE2B.cfg for details). See OSX page here for more details.
Eset System Rescue - edet-sysrescue.188.8.131.52.en.iso - if based on linux just add the .iso file to E2B (for persistent updates see here). If based on WinPE see below.
TrueCrypt Rescue.iso (as produced when you install TrueCrypt) - rename with .iso01 file extension. Also VeraCrypt Rescue Disk as .iso01.
MacpupMacpup_550 - use .isomacpup file extension or use Macpup_550.mnu menu file for save session function (edit filename in first 2 lines of .mnu file if required)
Haikuhaiku-r1alpha4-anyboot.image - use the 'anyboot' image version not the anyboot ISO or raw versions (nightly builds are not in correct format) - rename from .image file extension to .haiku (E2B v1.62+) - e.g. haiku-r1alpha4-anyboot.haiku. Note: This creates a 4th partition entry which you will need to delete each time you reboot to E2B. Tip: You can automatically delete ptn 4 by using a MyE2B.cfg file and adding the partnew command (see Sample_MyE2B.cfg for details).
BartPE (and other XP-based PEs) - use .isomemF01 or .isomemwinv
JustBrowsing .iso - e.g. justbrowsing_20140808_chrome.iso - see also Sample mnu file for saving configuration in \_ISO\docs\Sample mnu Files folder.
Slacko 5.7 (PuppyLinux) slacko-5.7-NO-pae.iso, slacko64-6.3.0.isopup. Try .isopup file extension to enable Save feature. To install to another drive from xorg, start Setup - Puppy Universal Installer from menu, select top root DIRECTORY as source. Does not work in VM.
Boot-repair-disk-64.iso Useful 600MB linux Ubuntu LiveCD ISO which can automatically repair systems which will no longer boot (linux\Windows\UEFI\MBR). 32-bit and 64-bit ISOs available here. Can also analyse and generate a report - e.g. example report here.
WinPE-Yol.iso - this is a WinBulder ISO, always use .iso file extension - see here for details.
Gandalf's WinPE ISOs - Gandalfs Win8.1U1SE_x86 updateable final.ISO, Gandalfs Win8.1U1SE_x64 updateable final.ISO - Use E2B v1.90+. These are based on WinBuilder. Keep extension as .ISO (not .isodefault or will not work) or make a .imgPTN file or see WinBuilder page. Can also UEFI-boot if you make a .imgPTN file from them - see blog post.
Western Digital Data LifeGuard Diagnostics for HDD ISO (DOS) - DOSDLG.exe can be added to a FreeDOS floppy disk image .ima file or simply copy to your E2B drive and boot to the Utilities - FreedDOS floppy image and run it directly from the C: (USB) drive under FreeDos.
Fujitsu Diagnostic test FJDT.exe - can be added to a FreeDOS floppy disk image .ima file or simply copy to your E2B drive and boot to the Utilities - FreedDOS floppy image and run it directly from the C: (USB) drive under FreeDos.
Windows Boot Genius - Tenorshare_Windows_Boot_Genius.iso extracted from .exe download - rename as .isoPE01 (only works on Removable E2B Flash drives - else use .imgPTN file).
GXP SP3 2016 By Computer Media.iso - this is a heavily modified XP install ISO which includes drivers and POS2009 fix + hacks. Copy .ISO file to both \_ISO\MAINMENU (rename as .isomemwinv) and \_ISO\WINDOWS\XP folder (keep as .iso). Run Step 1 from the .isomemwinv file in MainMenu and after reboot run Step 2 from Windows Install menu - 'XP Step 2 >512MB'. If there is a Mass Storage Driver problem, try running both Step 1 and Step 2 from the Windows Install menu with DPMS (but some final auto-install features may not fully work and you may need to press ESC to skip a driver file copy in Step 1). See also Gold_XP_2016_Install.mnu in Sample mnu files folder.
Chromixium (now CubLinux) - Chromixium-1.5-i386.iso (also persistent .mnu file available in Sample mnu files folder). CubLinux-1.0RC-amd64.iso (also a persistent .mnu sample file available)
Alt-Linuxregular-rescue-latest-x86_64.iso - to fully boot - when you reach the hard disk boot menu, use Cancel - then select Hard Disk - choose USb drive (e.g. sdb) - then choose partition 4 (=ISO file) - then enter / for root folder. It should then boot to the rescue console. See blog post.
Q4OSq4os-live-2.0.2-i686pae.iso - also with persistence - see blog post.
Toshiba BIOS update ISO - os2015206a_500.iso
netboot.xyz.isoiPXE bootable iso (also E2B v1.87 supports .KRN and .LKRN file extensions, so no need for whole ISO file)
Inquisitor inq-live-3.1beta2-amd64-debian.iso inq-live-3.1beta2-i386-debian.iso (version 3.0 has a bug and does not work from USB)
UBP Pro Win 10 PE Multiboot v0.7 Full [SadeemPC] - .isoPE01 if Removable USB drive, or convert to .imgPTN file.
SteamOS - SteamOSDVD.iso - Always choose Expert Mode or will erase E2B drive! - if cannot find 'CD', exit to shell and type mount /dev/sdX4 cdrom (where X is USB drive). Easiest to erase all partitions and do clean install. See here for help.
EasyRE Recovery Essentials NeoSmart Windows 7 and XP ISOs (for Win8 version, convert to .imgPTN using latest MPI Tool Kit, for Win10 kfreeBSD versions use the grub2 menu system - see also this blog post for a .imgPTN file for the Win10 version).
All In One System Rescue Toolkit - Paul Bryan Vreeland (ISO) - AiO-SRT_2016-05-15 - 64-bit Ubuntu based (name as .iso64).
Diag504fCD.iso - WD Hard Disk diagnostics for IDE systems (does not work on SATA/RAID/SCSI drives). Use .iso, .isodefault or .isomem file extension.
DOS4NTFS.IMZ - Boot to DOS with NTFS support so you can access files on the E2B USB drive under DOS. IMZ format is not supported by grub4dos, so load .IMZ file into WinImage and save as .IMA file. Note: use .imanomem if you want to be able to edit the files from within DOS and have the changes permanent.
Medicat MiniWindows 10 is Win10PESE_x64.iso (based on WinBuilder ISO using Win10PESE.ini file), Win10PESE_x86.iso (note download name is wrong! should be Win10PESE_x86.iso). Use E2B v1.90+ and always use .iso file extension - see WinBuilder page for instructions. If some systems that give a BSOD 0x000000A5 ACPI error, repeatedly press the F7 function key when it prompts you to press F6 as it boots to XP PE. Medicat.4.23.2016.iso (if problem booting some utilities, convert to FAT32 .imgPTN file)
Frenzy LiveCD frenzy-1.1-std-EN.iso - E2B drive must be FAT32 (not NTFS or exFAT), must extract \frenzy folder from ISO onto \ of E2B drive. Works on Atom chipsets, may not work on modern USB 2/3 ports/chipsets (USB drivers missing - USB drive will not be detected).
GalliumOS LiveCD - a Chrome OS variant for various ChromeBooks - be sure to choose correct version for your hardware (my get black Desktop in a VM). galliumos-haswell-2.1beta1.iso
Mageia3 Dual CD – When the message 'can’t find Installation disc' appears, then Cancel, then select Hard disk from the menu. Next select the USB disk and sdb4 or whatever the USB drive was named, make sure 4th partition is selected and OK twice (you can instead point it to the installation ISO file on the USB drive).
Trinity Rescue Disk - type sdb4 (if USB drive is 2nd drive) (tip from saddlejib on reboot.pro - to list drives type blkid in linux bash prompt and then type reboot) - see tutorial #58 to see how to get it to work automatically by making a FAT16 image.
ReactOS LiveCD - must extract all files from the ISO and use the .mnu file in docs folder (Note: USB support seems to be broken in recent versions so it no longer boots!)
OpenElec Installer - see my blog here for how to run this from E2B.
OpenELEC LIVE - run XMBC direct from the Easy2Boot menu even on an NTFS USB drive - see here for instructions - 2013 and 2014 versions.
Older ESET SysRescue ISOs based on WinPE - see Tutorial 115 and blog entry here.
HP Bootable linux utility tool ISOs - e.g. hpacuoffline-8.87-12.0 - extract the ISO to the root of the E2B drive and use/adapt the HP_hpacuoffline-8.75-12.0.mnu file as required. Only one ISO can be extracted if you use a .mnu file. For multlple HP ISOs, make an .imgPTN image from a working HP formatted Flash drive using MakePartImage and add it to your E2B drive (you may need to select Syslinux 3.7 instead of the default syslinux) - OR - simply drag-and-drop the HP ISO file onto the MPI FAT32 Desktop shortcut to make the image file (e.g. hpssaoffline-2.20-11.0.iso Offline HP Smart Storage Administrator Utility 184.108.40.206 5/1/2015). Video tutorial here.
Windows 7 Black Alien Edition x64-final.iso + various other 'custom' Windows Installer ISOs - must convert to .imgPTN files (see below).
Compound grub4dos ISO files - e.g. Acronis Boot DVD 2014 v17. - Any ISO which contains multiple smaller ISO files inside it and uses grub4dos - make a .imgPTN file from the ISO.
OpenBSD upgrade from ISO install57.iso v5.7 - see here. See also OpenBSD_install59.mnu Sample menu file and blog post here.
Linux Lite www.linuxliteos.com - convert ISO file to FAT32 .imgPTN file (booting from .iso file does not work).
Trisquel trisquel-mini_7.0_i686.iso - convert ISO file to FAT32 .imgPTN and boot as 'LiveCD'
Phoenix OS - needs to be extracted and you can have persistence too - see blog post here.
List 1c - non-contiguous ISO files (MBR-booting via ISOBOOT)
E2B will attempt to boot non-contiguous linux ISO files using isoboot.g4b (a grub4dos batch file). isoboot uses linux cheat codes (kernel parameters) such as isofrom=xxx.iso and iso-scan/filename=xxx.iso.
The latest versions of the following distros have been tested using the 'isoboot' feature of E2B. isoboot looks at the filename to 'guess' how to boot the ISO file (e.g. if the name has 'ophcrack' in it then it will assume it is an ophcrack iso).
Tip #1: To boot using just isoboot, highlight the E2B menu entry, hold down the SHIFT key and press the ENTER key (then release the SHIFT key).
Tip #2: If booting via 'ISOBOOT', ensure there are no spaces in the filename and check the OS name is part of the filename, e.g. if the ISO is debian based, include 'debian' in it's filename.
systemrescue (ESET requires extraction of casper folder to \sysrescue\casper)
arch (user will be prompted for 32-bit or 64-bit boot, if dual ISO detected)
pclinux (not NTFS or exFAT)
Voyager (ensure the string 'ubuntu' is in the filename e.g. Voyager-14.04.04-amd64_ubuntu.iso)
ophcrack - ensure \tables folder exists on E2B drive and use notables ISO (v1.77+)
List 1d - These are not supported (i.e. they don't work - sorry!)
These cannot be made to work using Easy2Boot (MBR booting)
MikroTik Router install ISO (hard coded for CD-ROM) - DOES NOT WORK!
Newer .ISOs of FreeNas, TrueOS, NetBSD, DesktopBSD, DragonFly and PCBSD - DO NOT WORK as ISO files (they are hard coded for a CD-ROM)! However, memstick images with a single A5 type partition should work - see here.
Some older ISO versions may boot directly from ISO - see blog post here about making a UnetBootin drive first and then converting it to a .imgPTN file for adding to E2B. OPNsense ISOs and nano .img files do not work on E2B either.
ROSA - even UEFI-booting from a FAT32 or FAT16 partition gives a 'wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda' error ???
Stresslinux - needs to be on an ext3 partition. Could possibly make a .imgPTN (E2B) file + ext3 . partition image file??
ChromiumOS .img files - these have multiple partitions and are not suitable for E2B. Try Cub linux instead.
Icaros .iso - needs real media (CD or floppy disk) pc-i386-boot-iso
PLAC Portable Linux Auditing CD plac-2.9.5.iso - looks for CD-ROM
List 2 - Partition Image (.imgPTN) files
.imgPTN files are sector-for-sector copies of whole disk partitions and are made using MakePartImage (MPI Tool Kit). A video tutorial about MakePartImage is here
List 2a - UEFI booting (from FAT32-formatted .imgPTN image files)
If your payload contains a \EFI\boot folder, then it is probably UEFI-bootable. Drag-and-drop the ISO onto the MPI_FAT32 Desktop shortcut to make a .imgPTN file. Then copy the file to the E2B USB drive and make it contiguous.
Please note: You cannot boot via UEFI directly to the grub4dos\E2B menu. You must first MBR-boot or use the \_ISO\SWITCH_E2B.exe utility utility to 'switch in' the image partition file. This will replace the E2B partitions with the new partition so you that can then UEFI-boot from the new FAT32 partition.
After UEFI-booting, you must restore the E2B partition by MBR-booting or by running the \e2b\SWITCH_E2B.exe utility to 'Restore E2B partitions' again.
Windows 7 / 8 x64 Install ISOs (install.wim max size 4GB) - See FAQ for Win7 64-bit UEFI boot fix or make .imgPTN file from Rufus USB stick. Special instructions for Windows 7 64-bit UEFI booting here.
KonBoot 2.4/2.5 (made from a KonBoot USB drive prepared by the KonBoot script)
Deft linux Deft8 ISO
CentOS 6.4 ISO
Scientific Linux SL65 ISO
Windows 8 Easy Recovery Professional - EasyRE Rescue - ISO
bitdefender-rescue-cd ISO (use MPI_FAT32 and create 900MB file to allow room for virus definition updates). Use grub boot entry (or use MakePartImage instead of MPI_FAT32 and choose Syslinux 6 option to make Syslinux booting work). Blog post here.
linuxmint-14.1-cinnamon-dvd-64bit ISO, 17.1 Mint Rebecca 64-bit
Mageia-4-LiveDVD-GNOME-x86_64-DVD ISO (but no MBR boot - only UEFI) - use ISO for MBR boot
Acronis 2014 Rescue (made from USB Flash drive created by Acronis utility - NOT ISO as it does not have EFI support!)
Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit (see blogif persistence is also required)
android 64-bit Intel Architecture versions - download from here - see blog post here.
android_x86 - .img files support UEFI booting, convert using MPI_FAT32, test on real system not VM - android-x86_64-5.1-rc1.img Remix_OS_for_PC_64_B2016020201_Alpha_EFI.zip->Remix_OS_for_PC_64_B2016020201_Alpha_EFI.img
FatDog 631 - see blog post here for special instructions
Desinfect 2014 - boots on real system but not VBox - can also have persistent virus Signature updates - see blog. Also 2015 & 2016.
Windows 7 Black Alien Edition x64-final.iso - do not delete EI.cfg when prompted by MPI tool
Paragon Backup and Recovery (Media Builder) - Create USB Flash drive using the Paragon Media Builder and use MPI Tool to convert Flash drive to .imgPTN file - 64-bit UEFI if 64-bit version used, 32-bit UEFI bootable if 32-bit version used.
Parted Magicpmagic_2014_09_29.iso (32-bit and 64-bit UEFI)
Alt-Linuxregular-rescue-latest-x86_64.iso - to fully boot - when you reach the hard disk boot menu, use Cancel - then select Hard Disk - choose USb drive (e.g. sdb) - then choose partition 4 (=ISO file) - then enter / for root folder. It should then boot to the rescue console. See blog post.
Toshiba BIOS update ISO - os2015206a_500.iso - extract the BootDisk.img file using IsoBuster and convert to MPI_FAT32. See blog post.
MRI GeekSquad ISO - MRI_5_10_1.iso supports 64-bit UEFI only (not 32-bit) - for WinPE booting and NT Offline pwd reset - see blog to also add memory test, HD diags, PCCheck, etc.
List 2b - MBR\CSM booting (from .imgPTN image files)
Drag-and-drop the .ISO file onto the MPI_FAT32 Desktop shortcut to make a .imgPTN file.
If you then get a syslinux boot error, use the MakePartImage shortcut and specify a different version of syslinux.
Most Windows ISOs will work using either the MPI_FAT32 or MPI_NTFS shortcut to create the .imgPTN file.
USB Flash drives made using: YUMI, SARDU, Universal USB Installer, Rufus, Windows USB Download Tool, WinSetupFromUSB (combine menus), XBOOT (using syslinux, replace the menu), LiveUSB Creator.
Windows Install ISOs (MPI_FAT32 or MPI_NTFS)
Windows8ToGo - see blog here (Win7ToGo should work also but not tested). Windows10ToGo works.
Windows 8.1 UEFI from the CSM menu install using Clover (using split wim files and also using FAT32+NTFS two partition images with a 5GB install.wim on the NTFS partition)