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Re: win7 imgptn bugged
I take it you are booting from a VM with the E2B drive as Disk 0 (the boot drive)?
Windows will overwrite the boot sectors on disk 0 of any system. So what you see is to be expected. The same thing will happen using the ISO.
same problem in 1.63b3 with win7.imgptn win7 bootloader during restart and VM fail INT18 no MBR in VHD, fail installing Mass storage in Win7 cannot read USB, so not possible to use e2b partition restore.cmd
Maybe this only happens in VM not on real system but I'm not sure, I had to restore my e2b backup from external hdd xD I won't bother making an win7 imgptn again had to erase and re contigious my flash drive 3 times cause of small disk space 8GB =P
but it now list the HDD as drive 0 c:\ and d:\in USB using e2b installer, old youtube tutorial in rmprep BOOT as HDD c:\ptns < this causes the USB drive to be disk 0.
Yes - VM only problem.
This is nothing to do with E2B or .imgPTN files.
If you have VM with
Disk 0 = USB with Windows Installer\Setup.exe
Disk 1 = Virtual HDD
Then Windows will treat Disk 0 as the System disk and install boot sector code to Disk 0 not Disk 1. The same thing will happen with any USB drive if it is DIsk 0 in a VM. e.g. Rufus USB or official Windows USB tool.
It will work OK on a Real system because on a Real system, Disk 0 is the internal hard disk.
P.S. Try MakePartImage v. 0.045 - make a new .imgPTN file using it. It should then work in a VM.
All fixed except that the new Win7 Menu doesn't have option to boot
to internal HDD, so I switched to e2b menu and boot from there, Some installer require the Win7 setup files, so maybe if you could put an option to boot to internal HDD in the imgptn. But I setup Win 7 not modded original ISO all good =)
hi Steve, thanks for your great tool, I have made my own installer USB
Inside my 8GB usb drive I fitted all apps, music, games, walls themes, etc. to install in any computer that needs fixing.
Included in the easy2boot drive are
-WinXPSP3IntOct2013.iso with DPMS
Thank you again for your great tool.
I still have some research to do to get exactly the bootable USB I want but Easy2Boot is amazing! I keep an Easy2Boot drive with 10+ ISO for when I need one and I don't have to carry any CD/DVD's! Thanks much!
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I've been in contact with Steve from just after he started E2B, he has crafted some absolutely brilliant scripts that leverage a lot of power out of Grub4DOS.
This utility has made my life a whole lot easier!
I have very limited funds. I only had one thumb drive over 4gb, but I do have an extra 280gb usb drive. I got so sick of reformatting that thing, that I finally went on a quest for a system like Easy2Boot. It worked the first time I tried it, with no extra settings for each linux distro. It booted up Linux Mint and Kali without a hitch. Not that I see myself using them much, I booted up DOS just for the hell of it. Everything works. You are a genius.
As soon as I can, I will send a few bucks your way.
I have been using my modified version of Easy2Boot for over a year now, never had problems booting ANY bootable image. I have read most if not all tuts from rmprepUSB.com and now have a ultimate bootable usb drive. Keep up the good work Steve, and thanks for everything you have contributed to the rmprepusb.
E2B = FLAWLESS VICTORY for every technician.
Finally someone made such necessary piece of software.
Support 1000/10 (I didn't know few things, But I've mailed the author of this great software and he always gave me an simple answer. And I waited max (and I really mean max) 5 minutes.
And You know what ? This software is free!!!!!!!!!
Everyone should consider a donation cause this guy made so amazing software and he deserve the $.
BTW sorry for my english.
This tool is amazing - I have been able with (the newest version 2.1.730A) RMPrep usb to format a newer type fixed HDD removable Kingston Data Traveller 64GB G2 USB-3.0 exFAT filesystem as bootable on a very modern computer (just over a year old) setup with (grubldr-and-C:\2PTNS)
then I simply copied all the files from a previous older type of flash drive already set up with Easy2Boot a small first try, 8GB one and Even managed to install the newer Qemu_x86_x64 emulator to the drive ,
its slow in 32bit emulation mode whilst booted into windows,
(not-surprised, get no errors though!!) but its amazingly -blazingly fast when booted from bios menu..........this is the leap in coding brilliance I have been looking for, No more spindles of DVD+-RW Despair for me !!
- not to mention that this was a life saver when My bios stopped seeing my DVD drive completely and my system was infected and needed a re-install to fix it.
So MANY MANY THANKS Steve .....a donation is on its way ..........No other solution was needed except for a larger flash drive to store more ISO files.......
more VHD files.....etc
I was even upset at my new usb flash drive purchased to make a new multiboot drive ...... When I realized it was a fixed disk type......but handled by your software without a hitch !
I love the fact I got to try it for free too before deciding if it was, indeed the solution I Had Spent Hours trying to find,... before contributing to your work...........my search is over for an easy to use solution to multiboot.