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I've made a multi-boot USB stick. And now I'm wondering how to add XP in it. It's good of course if Vista and Win7 can be added also. Thanks
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PostIcon Posted on: Apr. 18 2010,15:13 Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

@allgames71

Quote: ”I'm wondering how to add XP in it. It's good of course if Vista and Win7 can be added also.”

Yes it is possible to launch setup from USB device (stick/thumbdrive as example) :D
Unfortunately you cannot easily combine Vista and Win7 on same USB – though it’s possible – read HERE

Tool to make it work in your case – download HERE

I have created images to launch Vista or Win7 (remember you can only have one of them on same USB stick) download pre-made floppy image for setup Vista or Win7 from HERE
Copy downloaded image as it is to folder ezboot and use menu command:  run SETUPNT6.IMG

To launch WinXP - download pre-made floppy image from HERE
Put downloaded image as it is to folder ezboot and use menu command:  run SETUPXP.IMG

Note: I haven’t fully tested that this images has capacity to launch setup of this systems from EasyBoot menu - but I do believe they should work, as far as I know ???
Anyway, do it this way:

1. Install software (WinSetupFromUSB_0-2-3.exe).
2. Connect your USB stick.
3. Start installed WinSetupFromUSB_0-2-3.exe.
4. Don’t use built-in format tool, instead use easyboot-usb.script (or easyboot-grub-iso.script) to prepare and make your USB stick bootable. Note at this point you already should have created your EasyBoot-ISO-file (with images from above already in place) and use this ISO when script asks for the ISO-file (same procedure as always).
5. Copy text-file menu.lst from USB stick to a temporay folder.
6. As you can see in window for launched “WinSetupFromUSB_0-2-3.exe”, you in upper part set path (you can scroll) to WinXP source. Note: you must use an extracted source (extract everything from WinXP-ISO to some temporary folder like winxp – or whatever).
7. In the lower right part you check for “Vista/7 setup/PE/RecoveryISO” and then set path (you can scroll) to source. Same here, you must use an extracted source (extract everything from Vista or Win7 ISO-file to some temporary folder like vista or win7 – or whatever).
8. Press GO-button. You have plenty of time for a tea or coffee break while WinSetupFromUSB_0-2-3.exe doing “it’s things”.
9. Copy back menu.lst from temporary folder to USB stick - overwriting existing menu.lst

Note: you can hide most of files as its getting quite messy on the root with all files and folders on the same “spot”.

Tip: When finished you can use easyboot-ghost.script to create a backup-image of the build (as it takes so long time). You can later use any USB stick - simply write Ghost image onto the next USB stick :cool:  
Note: you need a copy of ghost32.exe Ghost_v8 or Ghost_v11.
It’s possible to run script in Vista\Win7, but you must set UAC (User-Account-Control) to lowest level to make script run smooth.

Regards balder


Edited by balder on May 10 2012,03:14

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PostIcon Posted on: Apr. 19 2010,12:37 Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

Hello balder

Thanks for your tutorial, as it's a long story, that'w why I spend a lot of time to digest it. Then follow your instruction step by step. Then I made it and test it today. When I first start with XP , it shows start thte first line , then right the way reboot. I don't know what happen ?

Then I test Windows 7 , it's great , it installed successfully. It's quite different with install Windows 7 from DVD. At the beginning it loads dead slow but not hand up (you can move your mouse freely). And when it goes to begin copy files , it's super fast.

Anyway , it shows that I must do it right , otherwise Windows 7 can't be installed. Would you mind to help for installing XP. Thanks in advance.
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Quote: ”At the beginning it loads dead slow” “it's super fast”.
Yes super fast as soon as USB 2-speed is activated by Win7 boot-files.

Seems that your motherboard only support USB-1.1-speed at boot time (same as my four year old motherboard) ???
If you used easyboot-usb.script to make your USB stick bootable you have in grub menu option for “Launch support for USB2.0” - use this option to see if it loads initiating boot-files faster.
Note: if computer reboots when you choose this option, you cannot use it – this can happen if your computer only have support for USB keyboard and not using PS/2-connector (PS/2 is still a kind of standard). Test and see if you can use USB-2.0-support to speed up USB at boot time.

Quote: “Would you mind to help for installing XP”.
Well as we are dealing with this kind of issues and we are far from each other – I can only speculate – if that can be to any help :cool:

1. Is by any chance your WinXP-source n-lighted? If so use original folder i386 as source for program.
2. You can try with only integrate WinXP (for the moment skipping integration of Win7)

Hmm… Not much to help – try my suggestions and see what results you get.

These kinds of tests take much time – I know by experience :(
Anyway – nice that Win7 made it – isn’t it :D

Regards balder


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Very Good, working fine, but in xp sp3 the instalation is a bit slow, Can I better this?
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@kmastrath

Welcome to EasyBoot :)  @kmastrath

Quote: "but in xp sp3 the instalation is a bit slow, Can I better this"

Well yes and no in same time ???

In case your motherboard doesn't support USB 2-speed already from the BOOT-sequence, then you are in problem :(

However if your motherboard do support USB 2-speed already from the BOOT-sequence, then there is no reason it should be any slow process to run setup of WinXP_sp3 from USB ???
It takes me less than 2 minutes to copy files from USB to target hard-disk in computer when run setup of WinXP from USB stick.

If setup of Win7 (or any other NT6-system) is done in 'normal speed' then setup of WinXP from USB should be done in an 'appropriated speed' (that means pretty fast)

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@kmastrath

Welcome to EasyBoot :)  @kmastrath

Quote: "but in xp sp3 the instalation is a bit slow, Can I better this"

Well yes and no in same time ???

In case your motherboard doesn't support USB 2-speed already from the BOOT-sequence, then you are in problem :(

However if your motherboard do support USB 2-speed already from the BOOT-sequence, then there is no reason it should be any slow process to run setup of WinXP_sp3 from USB ???
It takes me less than 2 minutes to copy files from USB to target hard-disk in computer when run setup of WinXP from USB stick.

If setup of Win7 (or any other NT6-system) is done in 'normal speed' then setup of WinXP from USB should be done in an 'appropriated speed' (that means pretty fast)

balder

Thanks for atention Balder, I will analize the process, my motherboard acept usb 2.0 and in windows 7 the speed is very fast, can be any error in the process that I make... Ah, and sorry for my bad english hehehe...
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