How to make files CONTIGUOUS
E2B can also boot some linux ISOs that it recognises by name, without needing them to be contiguous (via ISOBOOT). If an .ISO file is below 500MB (default limit) and is not contiguous, then E2B will try to copy the contents to a contiguous file (\_ISO\CONTIG.ISO) first so that it can be booted successfully. This can be quite slow - it is much faster if you just make the ISO contiguous! For more details about CONTIG.ISO, see here.
To avoid any 'not contiguous' error messages from E2B, double-click on the \MAKE_THIS_DRIVE_CONTIGUOUS.cmd file on the E2B USB drive to run WinContig and make all E2B files in \ and under \_ISO on the USB drive contiguous - OR - run RMPrepUSB - CTRL+F2 to run WinContig on the whole drive instead.
Tip: You can copy the *.cmd files from \_ISO\docs\WINCONTIG to the root of the E2B USB drive if you wish. Then you can double-click on any one of them to run them.
- \MAKE_THIS_DRIVE_CONTIGUOUS.cmd (works on \_ISO and files in \ - i.e. runs WinContig twice)
Files that do not need to be contiguous
Problems making a large file contiguous ('Defraggler')
Use Defraggler to consolidate all the free space on a drive
Recommended for Easy2Boot (fastest flash drive!)
SanDisk Extreme SDCZ880-128G-G46
Fastest USB 3!
See Blog post