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PostIcon Posted on: May 20 2013,03:55  Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

Hi again

I finally got my USB multiboot ready and working... I've tested it with bakder v2 script on sandisk cruzer 32GB and it works fine.. The only problem is that this usb flash is way too slow to read and write to...

So I got a new super fast Trancend JetFlash USB3 compatible MLC flash stik (32GB). I once again used balder script... But no matter if I plug this usb to a regular socket or USB3 socket, it wont boot.. I get a cursor blinking...

Any ideas how to fix this?

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BTW, this USB drive is only compatible with USB3 and USB2 specifications. It says on the box not compatible with usb 1.1.. Could this be the problem?
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PostIcon Posted on: May 20 2013,05:27 Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

OK

If I use ezboot burn to USB on this USB3 drive it does work and I can boot into the menu and most of the items work, except for the kicker images as usual (this problem was only solved with balder script)

So my dear friend balder, it seems that your usb script is not working with new usb3 compatible flash drives... Can you check if this could be fixed somehow? Why ezboot usb method works (USB-HDD+) and not yours?

I'll try other methods like express write and report

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PostIcon Posted on: May 20 2013,05:39 Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

OK

some of the kicker images work but only if I change the command from bcdw cd.img to run cd.img but some don't.. I used ezboot burn to usb with default settings (USB HDD+ no hidden partition). What is the difference between these 2 commands? Should I use other methods like USB-HDD-v2 or ZIP or should I check hidden partition or maybe use express write method? There most be a good configuration that will work on kicker images with run cd.img command...

Thanks and sorry for all the posts...
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PostIcon Posted on: May 20 2013,07:20 Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

@EB1000

Quote: "if I change the command from bcdw cd.img to run cd.img"

The 'bcdw' command is mainly for CDFS-file system (CD\DVD-unit). In fact, 'bcdw' cannot be used from FAT32 at all - you must use 'run' or 'memdisk' :O

Further more... In most cased (in majority of cases) you don't need kicker images
In most cases, EasyBoot from V6.0 is able to run ISO image directly - read HERE

But as told, in some cases we must use my kicker-image to launch ISO-files :cool:
Typically case is WinPE built from a NT5-system (NT5-system is typically WinXP, Server-2003 which is used in ERD-2003 and ERD5 and BartPE and Reatogo to mention some commonly used products).

Kicker-images can also be 'special-configured' to launch Linux distros such as ylmf or similar distro :;):

Quote: "Should I use other methods like USB-HDD-v2 or ZIP or should I check hidden partition or maybe use express write method?"
I strongly recommend starting with use the default settings (USB HDD+ no hidden partition).
I quote from HERE
"USB-HDD+ v2' is recommended for most computers, you may select 'USB-ZIP2+ v2' for old computers"

Quote: "Should I use other methods like USB-HDD-v2 or ZIP"
Only use 'other methods' if having problems (it depends how motherboard acts - especially how BIOS is responding to USB devices)

Quote: " or should I check hidden partition or maybe use express write method?"
Only use 'hidden partition' if you want to 'hide' your build
Attention! If using 'hidden partition' some distros can stop working correctly
Typical example is Hiren's BOOT-CD, that need the folder 'HBCD' to be visible on the root of USB
If ticking 'hidden partition' folder HBCD is hided and by this not accessible - which stops Hiren from run correctly

Note: you can tick 'hidden partition' and still launch any WinPE-iso-file that is in folder EZBOOT (or any ISO-file that is launched using 'special-configured' kicke-image and is put inside folder EZBOOT)
Folder EZBOOT can be hidden and menu still is working correctly (including launch ISO-files that is put inside folder EZBOOT)
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Quote: "it seems that your usb script is not working with new usb3 compatible flash drives..."
It's not possible for me at present time to check if USB3 is working or not - frankly I cannot understand why it shouldn't ???
There is no major differences how USB2 and USB3 is booted, it's basically the same
Anyway in a couple of months I'm able to check this out

Finally quote: Thanks and sorry for all the posts..."
He, he no problem... :D

regards balder


Edited by balder on May 20 2013,09:59

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Thanks again balder.
I just want to clear something:

If I already used your old script to create kicker image (iso file located in disk1 plus img file in ezboot, and this method is working from DVDROM by using the bcdw cd.img command, Can I replace the bcdw with "run" or "memdisk" to make it work from usb? If so, which command is better, run or memdisk?

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I'd say its whatever you are trying to boot to, doesn't have the drivers for USB 3.0

Windows 7 doesn't have drivers for USB 3.0 on my board, had to download it manually via the manufacturer website or via windows update... tried to boot to a USB W7 installer on USB 3, doesn't work.... maybe you can slipstream the driver in?


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@EB1000

Quote: "If so, which command is better, run or memdisk?"

To clear things up... :;):
You cannot use the 'bcdw' command from FAT32 (same problem to NTFS).
FAT32 is what you use in 'normal case' from USB
Further more, if using 'Burn' in EasyBoot, it always choose FAT32 to USB device with size larger than 2 GB (which I assume you are using - so you CANNOT use 'bcdw')

And I suggest you use 'run' and memdisk in some rare cases (I can explain this later if or when we are hitting such scenario)
By the way, may I ask what kind of ISO-file you are launching with 'kicker-image' ???

regards balder

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Quote: "I'd say its whatever you are trying to boot to, doesn't have the drivers for USB 3.0"

Hmmm... Interesting information - thanks @cafayzieg :;):
This means there can be some problem related to test in vmWare as example (to not mention rebooting and also having problems with BIOS regarding USB3)

Well it doesn't work for the 'kicker-image' if there is no support to the USB3 device inside ISO-file (software inside ISO-file)
This is important information - thank you @cafayzieg

regards balder


Edited by balder on May 21 2013,07:21

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Thanks

I'm using kicker to launch win7 based PE (like Acronis True image) and some DART XP rescue disk. For some reason run iso does not work for all win7 based live cd's.. Anyway, after changing all bcdw commands to "run" now all kicker images are working when I create USB using ezboot express write... But again I cannot use the boot to hard disk command, not boot 80 nor your harddisk.img are working (the first only reboots the usb and the second fails with error)


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@EB1000

Quote: "DART XP rescue disk"

Okay I got it... :;):
To launch DART XP ISO-file you must tick 'Run ISO From RAM' in my script 'easyboot-iso.script'
But do not tick 'Run ISO From RAM' to other WinPE as this isn't needed :O

Note: you don't need my script (or kicker image) at all to launch Acronis or MsDart60\70 or any WinPE based on NT6-system (Vista\Win7\8\Server8 are all NT6-systems) and can all be launched in EasyBoot with menu command:  run ***.iso

Attention! DART XP is based on NT5-system (folder i386 inside ISO-file) and must be run from RAM with support from 'firadisk' - which is automatically implemented by my script when you tick 'Run ISO from RAM'
Note: if having several different DART XP-PE-ISO-files (BartPE or Reatogo or similar), script automatically use the same 'firadisk'-drivers to make it convenient to the user :;):

Quote: "But again I cannot use the boot to hard disk command"
Quote: "not boot 80"
I guess you mean menu command:  swap;boot 80

It is strange my image 'harddisk.img' cannot solve this issue ???

You don't by any chance having several USB devices in use at same time when trying to BOOT your 'primary' harddisk ???
Because if having let's say two USB sticks connected at same time, you fool 'harddisk'img'
Image tries to launch second disk unit which is the second unit counted from the USB drive that 'harddisk.img' assume is the first and only USB disk unit connected to motherboard

Could you please check text-file 'menu.lst' inside floppy image 'harddisk.img'
it should look like this:

rootnoverify (hd1,0)
chainloader +1


If not having this text - do a new download and use latest 'harddisk.img'


regards balder


Edited by balder on May 21 2013,11:16

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