Double-click on any .imgPTN file to change the partitions and switch to 'CSM-mode' or click the 'Restore E2B partitions' button to get back to the E2B Menu mode.
SWITCH_E2B is for use with NTFS E2B USB drives (it does not fully work on FAT32 or exFAT drives). You can use the 'Restore E2B partitions' button on all types of drive, but you can only switch in an .imgPTN file if the E2B USB partition is NTFS.
SWITCH_E2B.exe can be found in the \_ISO folder on the E2B USB drive (v1.73+), or in the \e2b folder of the USB drive if you have switched to the .imgPTN file.
SWITCH_E2B.exe is a Windows\WinPE 32-bit utility which allows you to select any .imgPTN file on your E2B USB drive and 'switch' partitions. The end result is similar to if you had booted to E2B and then selected the same .imgPTN file from the E2B menu to switch to the CSM menu. Running it under XP is not fully supported (it may or may not work!).
.imgPTNX4aux - as .imgPTN but also replaces PTN4 with the partition image file aux. The aux file can be any name (no extension) and can be located at PTN2:\_ISO (recommended) or the same folder as the .imgPTN4aux file or on PTN1:\_ISO. (MPI v0.094+).
No USB drives listed?
- Ensure that the USB drive is not locked by another process or utility (such as VirtualBox, VMUB or VMWare). If in doubt, reboot your Windows system.
- Only valid E2B drives that contain a recognised version of grub4dos, flashboot or BootIce grub4dos 0.4.6a code in the MBR sector are listed.
- If your E2B USB drive is not listed, try RMPrepUSB - Install grub4dos - Y=MBR (and cancel the copy of the grldr file).
- If you still have problems, remove all USB drives except the E2B USB drive and see below...
Possible Problems and Errors
Encrypted (BitLocker, etc.) systems
Recommended for Easy2Boot (fastest flash drive!)
SanDisk Extreme SDCZ880-128G-G46
Fastest USB 3!
See Blog post