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I have problem when i try to boot my iso file made by using those instructions provided by our team mates here.. when i boot and the installation is starting it say "PLEASE INSERT THE WINDOWS XP DISK #" something like that.. and i stock on there.. please help me and solve my problem.. thanks you guys..

I'm using microsoft virtual pc 2007 to test my iso..
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For Windows Server 2003;

1- Do NOT ANY CHANGE boot file of Server 2003
2- Direct copy and Do NOT ANY CHANGE Entire CD to "Disk1" directory

Because I can't run correctly other ways

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can i get registration name and registration code so that i can get  append,insert tab of easyboot enabled. awaiting your response
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Hi, please help!!

I have a HP table with Vista, I made what I thought to be the bootable DVD on another machine. put the DVD into the USB DVD/Cd reader on the sick machine, it opened the DVD, when I selected Vista I got an error message -- boot manager cannot be found.

thanks in advance.. I am in trouble PLEASSSSSE help!

Thanks Ruby :(
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Well...I thought Easyboot was EASY....like MagicIso...that program does all the work...Maybe EasyBoot should be renamed to tweakboot or doityourselfboot....I am a bit dissapointed...
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PostIcon Posted on: Jan. 05 2009,18:53 Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

Hello gauda_78

Quote: ”I am a bit dissapointed”.

Well, in my opinion EasyBoot is a well functionally utility if used as “bootmanager” (witch is the main reason to use EasyBoot).
In fact, it’s even possible to run EasyBoot from USB devices (using a simple workaround).

So question is ???  What part of EasyBoot disappoints you most?

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MooreRuby:I havent that much expirience with easyboot..just used it a few days...but I just mocked All the xp and vista files in the root of the dvd, extracted the boot image (using Magiciso) and used run vista.bif etc...And it worked out of the box.

Balder: Okey..the above was easy..but...maybe I expected it to be just what it says...an easyboot...that is EASY...with everything..hehe. But okey...Ill give easyboot thumbs up for the menu editing and the flexibillety (pardon my french)...all the stuff you can do with it is great...but I wouldnt use the word easy...I have tried to make a DVD with Backtrack3, winxpsp3, Vista ultimate, Ubuntu Hardy Heron, gparted, SuperGrub, Ultimate boot cd,  and Linux Defender. I have managed to work out everything but Backtrack3 and LinuxDefender. (believe me...it wasnt easy to get the other OS/tools to work). They all boot fine..but Backtrack3 gives an error message saying BT3 data directory not found and then stops. he BT3 directory is present at root-DVD so it is very strange, but they have a strange way of doing it. They are actually running a script to search for the BT3 dir...I really hate bad scripting (cause the scripter hadnt thought of MultiDVD).
Anyway...the Linux Defender cd is based on KNOPPIX..and I think I hate them allready...they give me an error message saying: "Can't find KNOPPIX filesystem"...and again..the KNOPPIX dir...is at root DVD. Knoppix suggested I should use Knoppix nodma on this error..but I have tried it and it doesnt work. It has nothing to do with dma, cause when I use the same files alone on a cd (without easyboot) in virtualbox (which I use all the testing on) it works just fine...I have tried using bcdw2 and isolinux integrated in easyboot...I even tried booting the direct iso-image with easyboot and bcdw2...but it refuses to work...
So...any ideas to make this work?

PS. Look, it is no doubt..easyboot is an amazing piece of software..no doubt. It is just so frustrating when you expect things to be easy and you spend days on trying to solve it...:(


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PostIcon Posted on: Jan. 08 2009,00:48 Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

@gauda_78

Well that’s a statement that is more clarifying

Overall comparing with freeware, easyboot is superior in many ways :p
The big drawback seems to be how to start linux based applications :(

As you seem to be aquinted with grub I suggest you use a floppy image.

Do it this way:

1. Create a working floppy image that loads grub inside itself (let’s call it grub.ima).
2. In file menu.lst inject text that responding to right “boot-sequence” for your linux-application.
3. Copy grub-image to folder ezboot and use “standard-command”: run grub.ima

You can use different grub.ima with different menu.lst and with different name to separate them apart in folder ezboot.
In this way EasyBoot itself only starts grub.ima not the “boot-sequence” of different Linux-applications, this is where grub enters the scene. The trick is to find out right start parameters (text lines) in menu.lst
In my opinion, it’s this kind of workarounds that makes easyboot so versatile

Note1: as I’m no expert in Linux I can’t guide much deeply what parameters in menu.lst that’s responding to different Linux-application, it’s just an idea for a workaround. In theory it should work but in practice ???
Note2: its xoben that are the “controller” of this board (only to clarifying) I’m as you, humble user of a fine piece of program.
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Edit1: Tested Backtrack3 (bt3-final.iso) seems to work. Do it this way:

1. Open downloaded Backtrack3 ISO file (I prefer UltraIso) and extract folder “Bt3” to EasyBoot\disk1     Continue with deleting folder  “Bt3” in ISO file. Keep folder “boot” in ISO file when saving.
2. Copy (or move) Backtrack3 ISO file (now heavily reduced in size) to EasyBoot\disk1 and rename also ISO to bt3.iso
3. Create bootable floppy image that have grub boot sector, read here: http://www.ezbsystems.com/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=1;t=2472
Change text lines in menu.lst to this

timeout 0

find --set-root --ignore-floppies /bt3.iso
map /bt3.iso (hd32)
map --hook
root (hd32)
chainloader (hd32)


4. When saving modified floppy image to folder ezboot, rename it to bt3.ima
5. Set menu command to:  run bt3.ima
6. When creating ISO, make sure you use low case to letters (do not set this run Bt3.Ima use run bt3.ima) and check "Allow lower case".

Edit2: To fix BitDefender (you need the complete ISO). Open bitdefender-ISO and copy folder knoppix to EasyBoot\disk1  continue with deleting folder knoppix in ISO and save changes to this ISO, in same time rename ISO to bitdef.iso. Move (or copy) bitdef.iso to EasyBoot\disk1.
Make a copy of floppy image (bt3.ima) and rename this to bitdef.ima. Move  bitdef.ima to folder ezboot. Pull out text file menu.lst and change text to:

timeout 0

find --set-root --ignore-floppies /bitdef.iso
map / bitdef.iso (hd32)
map --hook
root (hd32)
chainloader (hd32)

Inject this changed menu.lst back to bitdef.ima and save changes. Use command in menu:  run bitdef.ima

When creating ISO check “Allow lower case” and check “Joliet”.

Note1: I tested this in Virtual PC and it works  
Note2: I tested this starting EasyBoot from USB device (UDF/Stick) and it works perfect :D

balder


Edited by balder on Jan. 11 2009,12:00

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Thanks Balder! :) So kind of you to try help me with this...
Actually the grub was a little frustrating...eventually I got it to workbefore I read your post which you made seem so easy. :)
But I didnt run it like an iso...isnt there some problems running it like an iso? Like installing and stuff..I know backtrack isnt probably a good example..but winx for example..wouldnt it be problems this way?
Actually I found out that Linux Defender and Backtrack worked perfectly after enabling Joliet in making the Iso-file...but I guess I could have enabled the "lower case.." also to make it work.

Anyway...my problem  now is the USB Kingston 16 GB- datatraveler-stick...I cant make it run easyboot...
Is it possible to run easyboot via Grub?
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Hi again gauda_78

Yes as I stated: “When creating ISO check “Allow lower case” and check “Joliet”.”

But now to the issue you asked: “Like installing and stuff” Yes and no in both times. You can’t use this approach to setup Windows XP etcetera. Files inside this kind of ISO are “hard coded”. But in many cases you can map and boot ISO using grub. Example is “boot files” that belongs to Linux Defender and Backtrack. That means less files and folders on the root of CD/DVD build. I used a separate folder with name ISO where I put this different ISO. In grub menu.lst I only change path from:

find --set-root /bt3.iso  (note: bt3 is my “downsized” backtrack ISO  with size 6,23 MB, just to clarify)
map /bt3.iso (hd32)

to this path:

find --set-root /iso/bt3.iso
map /iso/bt3.iso (hd32)

I use grub here because I find it easy as a workaround to have a cleaner environment on the root of CD/DVD.
Second reason to use grub, is that I use this to load/run EasyBoot ISO from USB device witch is a pretty heavy reason to my opinion.

When creating this kind of CD/DVD (including different linux\isolinux) I strongly recommend the use of Ultraiso when creating ISO (use loader.bin in folder ezboot as “boot loader”).
When creating ISO and using UltraIso set following parameters:

For CD Filesystem set: Check Joliet and check RockRidge

For ISO 9660 FileName Format set: Windows/Unix(31) and check Allow Lower Case

For Joliet FileName Format set: Extended(110)

Attention! Setting above works for “LiveXP” (Reatogo/BartPE) including Linux/isolinux systems but not in combination with WinXP setup files. This kind of combinations seems hard to overcome. I guess we have to accept one “rescue”-CD/DVD and one “super-setup-CD/DVD. Seems not possible to merge this together without having problems :(  

If I understand you right you want options to run EasyBoot from USB device. Yes this is possible. Extra interesting is that you have a rather large USB “datatraveler-stick” :p

It’s described here (in case you want to do it “manually”)

Or you can use one of my scripts - download here
Read carefully information in help (press help button in script) :cool:


Edit: Here is a ”gift” from me. Download here (It's the same EasyBoot-ISO file as "internal iso" in script that makes USB device bootable)
Copy this G-zipped EasyBoot ISO to folder “iso” on your USB device (that you already have run my script to=bootable via grub). Change text in menu.lst on USB device to this:

timeout 0

find --set-root --ignore-floppies /iso/balder.iso.gz
map --mem /iso/balder.iso.gz (hd32)
map --hook
chainloader (hd32)
boot

This will load G-zipped EasyBoot-ISO to memory to avoid problems according to "File for drive emulation must be in one contiguous disk area".

You can investigate my type of EasyBoot ISO following up with open G-zipped “kick-starter” images that I use. In this way you now have floppy images that already are prepared with grub MBR. All you have to do in future is to change text in menu.lst in this “grub images”. EasyBoot can load these G-zipped images with a breeze as EasyBoot has built-in command “memdisk”.
Note: to make file as small as possible I have excluded bmp images when creating ISO in EasyBoot.

Don’t you agree that EasyBoot is versatile as this program can be used in so many different situations and be used on both CD/DVD as well as on USB devices?

balder


Edited by balder on Jan. 14 2009,04:52

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