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_E2B.exe...
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...
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).
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...