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PostIcon Posted on: Oct. 15 2012,08:49  Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

Thank you balder : ).

If I got it correctly your script converts the miniXP to an ISO. It's a good solution.
I'm still looking for a simpler solution, either move the folder to the root, boot XP, and then move it back or use grub4dos to 'fool' the XP and make it think that the working directory is /HBCD.

Might this be possible?


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@rfloubo

Quote: "If I got it correctly your script converts the miniXP to an ISO"

Yes this is partly correct - but the 'LAN-drivers' and some other programs related to MiniXP, must still be reachable from inside of folder HBCD as 'shortcuts' inside MiniXP uses path to folder HBCD - take also attention to that the XP-system is still launched from 'wim-file' (XP.wim) :p

Quote: "use grub4dos to 'fool' the XP"

I cannot see how this could work - looks like 'mission impossible' to me ???

Quote: "I'm still looking for a simpler solution"
Can it be more simple than use script :laugh:
Moving folders and files here and there do not sound as a 'simple solution' :;):

However the final choice is always the end users choice :cool:


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I meant simpler that it doesn't involve changing the files a lot.
I know that the problem is the XP.bin file because if the folder name changes but keeps the same length and I change this file accordingly it all works just fine. But if I change XP.bin size it fails. Is there a way to create a new XP.bin? Can your tools do that?
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@rfloubo

Quote: "But if I change XP.bin size it fails"

You must use a hex editor to do any changes to such file :O
Note: I still haven't got the full picture what you want to achieve here ???

Generally changing size isn't that good idea - as most of these files is sensitive in many ways.

However in this particular case we are dealing with Hiren MiniXP that is launched from an wim-file (XP.wim) and not from any ISO
What I'm saying is that the specific WinXP-system is launched from a wim-file inside ISO-file
I cannot see how you can 'remount' that system, as that system is run in RAM ???

Quote: "Is there a way to create a new XP.bin? Can your tools do that?"
No, my scripts are not designed to modify or create such systems.
However 'easyboot-aio.script' can create setup of All-In-One (winXP, server-2003 etcetera) into same EayBoot-build
In this case, xp.bin is automatically hex edit by script and in fact, the server-2003_sp1 version of 'setupldr.bin' is also patched before hex edit, otherwise it gets corrupted (all automatically done by script)
But this is a different story :cool:

If you are interested to create you very own version of MiniXP, there are a lot of solutions to chose from on Internet :)

But okay, I admit that Hirens MiniXP is pretty small, but take then in consideration that LAN-drivers and some other 'utilities' is hanging around outside the specific XP-wim-file, which makes it not that small overall.

Also note that wim-file with MiniXP is compressed, and is automatically expanded to RAM when launched
The build is in reality around 150 MB in size when up and run (XP-core-system is run from RAM) and some other parts must also be reachable (LAN-drivers as example) from inside of folder HBCD.

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Yes, I used a hex editor. It worked fine if I just change characters but not size so I guess there might be some size pointers in the bin file.

I'm not running this from a ISO. I have the HBCD folder as a normal folder on the drive and just want to move it out of the root.


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I often use MiniXP extracted from Hiren , the fastest tool for me. As it's Windows Xp 32 bits based, it's not possible to work with GPT partitions. Is there a way to include a soft like GPT Loader from Paragon for example?
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Welcome to EasyBoot @RogerVador :)

Quote: "GPT Loader from Paragon"

Unfortunately I do not have GPT system to any harddisk (don't use such large units at present time) ???

I don't think it is possible to integrate into 'MiniXP'
You must build a new 'MiniXP'
But you can most likely launch paragon (the bootable ISO-file) from EasyBoot

However if you have paragon ISO-file (the bootable rescue ISO-file) you copy ISO-file to folder EZBOOT and use menu command: run paragon.iso (or what ever name you use to ISO-file).

Tick only 'Joliet' when creating ISO
Note: this also works from USB drive :)

Read examples related to paragon in EasyBoot HERE and HERE


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Personal thoughts on Hiren ???

I find it hard to understand this obsession to Hiren - some of them even mediocre collection of software - and most likely never needed!
Further more, each of these software can anyway be launched from EasyBoot menu without the help of Hiren's Boot CD!

Why not build your own 'rescue CD' with exact the 'tools' that may be needed
???

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(balder @ Dec. 12 2012,07:10)
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Personal thoughts on Hiren ???

I find it hard to understand this obsession to Hiren - some of them even mediocre collection of software - and most likely never needed!


I recently discovered FalconFour's Ultimate Boot CD, which was based on an older version of Hiren's but is heavily modified, and is much better thought-out and more useful.
FalconFour's MiniXP was heavily customized by him as well.
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PostIcon Posted on: Aug. 14 2013,07:25 Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

Hi
I want to install Mini XP from a USB device but when i want to create a bootable drive of mini XP, it says that there are missing files like WINNT32.exe etc.

So please suggest me any method to do this, or is there any way to install MINI Xp of Hiren to the HDD?

Waiting for your reply
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@Jiten

Welcome to EasyBoot @Jiten :)

Quote: "install MINI Xp of Hiren to the HDD"

Well Hiren's MiniXP is only an WindowsPE and not a full Windows system :O
You cannot setup a (full) Windows system using an WinPE of a Windows system

However, you can launch a WinPE from harddisk - but what is the point with that ???
Note: Most parts of Hiren's MiniXP is run from RAM and can be used to access any harddisk that use FAT32 or NTFS
Purpose with WinPE is to access files and folders if OP-system fails to run (and hopefully replace some file that is damaged in OP-system or similar operation) :cool:

Could you please clarify what you mean with "install MINI Xp of Hiren to the HDD" ???  

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