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PostIcon Posted on: Apr. 30 2012,15:33  Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

Hello.

Please tell me if it is possible to remove from hiren's boot cd v 15.1 the linux stuff and remove/add other programs? I want to keep those neat features of mini xp like sata, wireless etc.

I want to add some freewares that I think that are useful and remove a lot of apps that are similar to each other and have no use.

Can I do this so these changes will reflect in that hbcd menu from the bottom right of the screen?

I don't want to remove dos or dos environment because memtest needs to run from dos not from windows and other programs too.

Thanks in advance.


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@searcher

Welcome to EasyBoot @searcher :)

Quote: "possible to remove from hiren's boot cd v 15.1 the linux stuff and remove/add other programs?"

Well yes it is possible, but needs some rework from you :;):

With 'linux stuff' I suppose you mean 'Parted Magic 6.7' - that occupies quite a bit of the size in Hiren ???

Test this tutorial:

1. Open Hiren ISO-file (I used UltraIso) - now open folder 'HBCD' and extract file 'menu.lst' to C:\ (don't close UltraIso)

2. Use notepad to open file 'menu.lst' that you extracted to C:\

3. Delete these lines in menu.lst:

title Linux based rescue environment (Parted Magic 6.7)\nTo manage partitions, backup and recovery
set pm=/HBCD/Boot/pmagic.lst
find --set-root %pm%
set lang=us
set opt=
configfile %pm%


Close Notepad saving changes to text-file 'menu.lst'

3. Inject back 'menu.lst' to folder 'HBCD' inside ISO-file overwriting existing 'menu.lst' in ISO-file

4. Still having ISO opened in UltraIso, you open folder 'HBCD\Boot' and delete folder 'pmagic'

5. Close UltraIso saving changes to ISO-file when asked

Note: UltraIso creates a backup of your original ISO-file, you may delete this if you want to!

Hiren's ISO-file is now reduced close to 173MB in size - ending up to be 327MB in size

That's it :)

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PostIcon Posted on: Apr. 30 2012,16:41 Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

Hello, Balder.  I am glad that you replied to me so quickly.

I will follow your instructions regarding the linux part

I also managed to replace 1 program. There will be some where it's possible to need an expert like you to help me out with some parameters, but I will ask only after I will search google. I hope I can count on feature help.

Thanks a lot


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@searcher

It seems to me you might be interested of older versions of Hiren's boot-cd ???

If you haven't visit 'Hiren’s BootCD Fan & Discussion Platform' then do it - link HERE


Notice link to 'All Versions' - or use direct link HERE

You can scroll down to the version you prefer to use (which all are less in size)

In my opinion, version-10.6 is a good candidate of what you might need :;):
Version-10.6 has also the good 'old' Ghost11 built-in (version-10.6 was the last with Ghost11 integrated)

Note: version-10.6 is only 269MB in size :O

However in the end, it is always the 'user' (in your case - you) that decide what version of Hiren's boot-cd to use

To the record: I really do not consider me to be any 'expert' to Hiren's boot-cd (but thanks anyway) and in fact, not any 'expert' at all, just a 'normal' user of computers out there on 'www' (World-Wild-Webb) :D

regards balder


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PostIcon Posted on: May 01 2012,04:38 Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

Hello again.

1. Why I should be interested by old versions? For example that 10.6 besides ghost has any other benefits? 10.6 and 15.1 have the same mini xp benefits (sata, wi-fi etc, usb 3.0) ?

2. The msdos programs from the last version are running in a "pure" msdos environment or some emulation? I am asking this for a good reason. For example to run a msdos program from bootable msdos usb key with some program it takes let's say 1 hour. Running the same program from hiren's cd could take longer from the usb key too or just the same time?

Your support it's great. Thanks again for taking time and replying me with all these advices.
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PostIcon Posted on: May 01 2012,12:24 Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

@searcher

Quote: "Running the same program from hiren's cd could take longer from the usb key too or just the same time?"

Hmmm... I don't get it ???

There is no major difference in time when run Hiren from CD\DVD-unit comparing to USB key (included 'DOS'-tools') :cool:

However it looks like your motherboard might run USB devices in USB-1.1 speed when USB device is launched from 'BIOS-mode' - which is terribly slow:(

You cannot be sure that your motherboard support USB-2.0 speed in 'BIOS-mode' even you do have USB-2 speed in 'Windows-mode' ???

Question is; how old is that motherboard of yours ???

Conclusion: If you run Hiren from USB stick and launching MiniXP and it takes more than - let's say 2 minutes - to have MiniXP up and run, then your motherboard do not have USB-2-speed already from boot :(
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It doesn't take more than 2 minutes. It's loading very quickly. It has usb 2.0. At least this is mentioned in the specs.

How do you know what motherboard I have?  ???

By the amount of time taken on ms-dos usb and hiren's I wanted to say that if I want to run a specific program that is designed to run from ms-dos environment I am formatting and preparing the usb key with dos loader/environment. This is done by the win application of that program or I am doing myself using some programs. Running that program is takes let's say 1 hour.

I wanted to know if will take longer or the same time to run the program from that ms-dos environment from  hiren's boot cd using the same usb key and the same pc in the same conditions.


2. What programming language is used in the next paragraph? batch, visual or c++? I am a complete noob, but I am so eager to learn anything.

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@setlocal enableextensions
@pushd "%~dp0"
@7z.exe x -o"%TEMP%\HBCD\Avira" -y Files\AviraAntiVir.7z
@7z.exe x -o"%TEMP%\HBCD\Avira" -y Files\Tools.7z download.exe
@copy /y 7z.* "%TEMP%\HBCD\Avira">nul
@if not exist %SystemRoot%\System32\msvcr71.dll 7z.exe x -o"%TEMP%\HBCD\Avira" -y Files\DLL.7z ms*71.dll
@start "" /D"%TEMP%\HBCD\Avira" "AviraScan.cmd" %~dp0


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@searcher

Quote: "takes let's say 1 hour"

Hmmm... ???  I can format and making any USB device bootable with a grub menu in less than 30 seconds  :cool:

EasyBoot also in combination with UltraIso, has a very powerful 'Burn'-facility that makes you USB bootable very fast with menu in place.

If checking 'Create Boot Partition' you can even hide all files on USB device :laugh:
You can even set password in EasyBoot so only you can launch EasyBoot menu and still having all files and folders hided on USB device!
Note: there are some problem involved with a hided partition
Typically is that some programs need to find its folder and file-system, but as these are hided, it might fail working properly.
However, it sure is an interesting option to hide and use password :;):

Anyway... Quote: " What programming language is used in the next paragraph? batch"
I would say 'batch-mode'

@setlocal enableextensions
@pushd "%~dp0"
@7z.exe x -o"%TEMP%\HBCD\Avira" -y Files\AviraAntiVir.7z
@7z.exe x -o"%TEMP%\HBCD\Avira" -y Files\Tools.7z download.exe
@copy /y 7z.* "%TEMP%\HBCD\Avira">nul
@if not exist %SystemRoot%\System32\msvcr71.dll 7z.exe x -o"%TEMP%\HBCD\Avira" -y Files\DLL.7z ms*71.dll
@start "" /D"%TEMP%\HBCD\Avira" "AviraScan.cmd" %~dp0

As far as I can see this is a kind of 'advanced' batch-file that update avira virus-definitions
And at the end launch another batch-file ' AviraScan.cmd' that launch avira scanner.

Note: I'm eager that we use Easyboot to launch your DOS-applications - or programs like Avira antivirus, which  easily can be launched from EasyBoot menu.
To integrate Avira into EasyBoot can be found HERE


regards balder


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