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If you need to UEFI-boot and your target systems do not have an MBR\Legacy boot option, you can add WinPE boot files to a second FAT32 partition on your E2B USB drive. EBook #3 contains download links for pre-made WinPE files which are compact, fast-loading and will automatically run SWITCH_PE.exe...
E2B v1.B2 had a bug when booting XP ISOs - you always got a 'ntkrnlmp.exe not found' error. Please update to v1.B3 if you need to boot from XP Install ISOs.
Check the Alternate Download Areas (OneDrive and Box) for the new version.
See Version History for new features/improvements/bug fixes.
New feature: can use extension override xxxxxx_.(override).iso in filename - e.g. hirens_.isowinvh.iso - override must start with _. and works for any extension. The extra _.fileext.xxx text is removed from the menu entry. New feature: xxxxx_.WinNTSetup.iso now...
E2B v1.A8 now does not require a Removable USB flash drive to be used for Windows Install ISOs. It uses iPXE WIMBOOT.
New blog is at http://rmprepusb.blogspot.com/
Due to a re-structuring of some grub4dos code in E2B v1.A1 and later, a few bugs were introduced (like the DIRECT\AUTO menu not working and Win7 instal ISOs not working). Please update to the latest version (it's very quick and there is no need to remake your E2B drive).
See the History page for changes.
The latest version of E2B is now v1.99. See the History page for a list of changes.
New! E2B 120-page eBook now available (complete course on making a multiboot USB drive)!
v1.97A contains a new version of grub4dos which fixes a few small bugs in previous versions. Please update your E2B drive.
E2B v1.97 is now available in the Alternate Download Areas . It will be availabe on this site in a few days.
v1.96A fixes a few minor bugs in v1.96. Please update.
v1.96 includes a bugfix for .isofira extensions (as used for Strelec ISOs) + enhancements. It is available from the Alternate Downloads Areas first, and then it will be added to this site in a few days.
from Alternate Download Areas and also this site after a few days... http://rmprepusb.blogspot.com/p/e2b-alternate-download-areas.html
Adds Czech language + minor bug fixes.
It seems there were still some bugs in the latest version of grub4dos which was included in E2B v1.91, and 1.91A. Please use v1.91B (you can use the Update E2B button to quickly update your drive).
The Grub2 Beta 6 release had a bug and you may find some payload files were not listed in the menu. This was due to the code which detects a 64-bit CPU having a bug - the BIT64 variable was never set! For example, \_ISO\MAINMENU\ubuntu.iso would not be displayed in the menu. This is...
v 1.88 is available from the Alternate Downloads Areas and will be available on the Downloads page on this site in a few days. http://rmprepusb.blogspot.co.uk/
Fix typo in SDI_CHOCO which caused pause with scrolllock.exe and capslock.exe error messages. Improve linux fmt.sh scripts to install grub4dos to PBR and make partition active using parted. Latest grub4dos 0.4.6a. Snappy updated to R513. Persistent sample .mnu files...
You can now bypass Windows local account passwords using the version of PassPass in E2B v1.87.
By looking at the hits I get on the LatestE2B.txt file which is only fetched from the E2B website when the MAKE_E2B_USB_DRIVE.cmd script is run, I can see that over 30 days, there were 31K hits. This averages out to over 1000 E2B drives being made every day.
This new version allows you to create ext3 and ext4 persistence files, as well as ext2 files. I recommend ext3, because ext2 persistence files seem to get easily corrupted.
SDI_CHOCO is my name for the added scripts which will run Snappy Driver Installer, Chocolatey and WSUS offline updater when installing Windows 7/8.1/10. A new \_ISO\WINDOWS\INSTALLS folder has been added for this feature. This means that you can just copy any Windows 7/8/10 Install ISO onto the E2B...
E2B uses grub4dos but it can only be booted via the old BIOS\MBRCSM\Legacy type of system. However, you can both MBR-boot and UEFI-boot to grub2. The advantage of this is that you can directly UEFI-boot to many ISOs that do not normally support UEFI-booting! The disadvantage, is that each distro...
v1.78 had a few unofficial releases (1.78A, B and C). So I decided to release v1.79 before 'officially' releasing v1.78.
v1.73 now includes the new Switch_E2B.exe Windows app, a new grub4dos 0.4.6a version, Dutch and Swedish languages and a few other tweaks! Many thanks must go to the DavidS and JeroenM for making the new language files.
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