How to make multiboot USB with Easy2Boot in Linux

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How to make multiboot USB with Easy2Boot in Linux

Postby wayne128 on Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:36 am

This is the process that I used to make multiboot USB with Easy2Boot in Linux


The official site and tutorial is at this link:
https://sites.google.com/a/rmprepusb.co ... orials/114


A few good tutorials are also at these links:
http://linuxmusicians.com/viewtopic.php ... 43bcb9a9af

http://positon.org/tag/Easy2Boot


As for me, I used Easy2Boot for more than a year, and it just works.
I am happy to continue using it.

I made a multiboot USB flash / stick, 8G with 9 iso, with some good rescue iso such as RIPlinux, pmagic, etc.
I used very regularly for testing used computers when I am shopping for cheap sales and install linux OS onto some old computers.

I also make a multiboot USB drive, partitioned out a 100G FAT32 partition, and use it to keep many iso's that I want to keep, and at time, use it to run live test and install to computers.

The only 'issue' I experienced is when I need to tidy up too many existing iso, when I delete many iso and replace with newer iso, I have to 'defrag' the fat32 drive, this process is too long.

But this is just the characteristics of fat32 file system. I know one way to cut the time on this process is to re-format and copy the new sets of iso..


As I continue to use this method, in order to help myself, and perhaps other forumers who would like to follow more detailed steps, I am typing these process out in more details ( essentially expanding what the official tutorial into actual steps for myself), just so I can return and follow when I need to do it again.

This procedure works at this time of typing, on my computers, I use direct links to the grub4dos file, but in time to come, these links may be changed. If such is the case, please follow the official Easy2Boot tutorial 114 as above for newer links.


EDIT1 : SteveSi mentioned on his reply below that bootlace ( grub4dos) is already in the Easy2Boot V1.53, as such I have simplified process in my post below, essentially no need to download grub4dos and we can skip most of the step2 on this post.
viewtopic.php?f=42&t=174570&p=899772#p899772




1. Prepare USB flash or USB drive and format it with FAT32

I use gparted, msdos-partition, and format the whole USB flash drive to FAT32.

you can also follow the official tutorial in above link to use fdisk to format the USB.



2. Create directory, Download Grub4dos, unpack and Install bootlace to USB flash.


As some versions were tested not working, the official tutorial clearly said to use version 0.4.5c

Here I create a directory g4d,
then use wget to download grub4dos-0.4.5c-2013-07-24.7z
from the link https://grub4dos-chenall.googlecode.com ... 3-07-24.7z
and capture the terminal on commands and output

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[wayne@trios][~/g4d]$ ls
[wayne@trios][~/g4d]$ wget https://grub4dos-chenall.googlecode.com/files/grub4dos-0.4.5c-2013-07-24.7z
--2014-07-31 12:43:11--  https://grub4dos-chenall.googlecode.com/files/grub4dos-0.4.5c-2013-07-24.7z
Resolving grub4dos-chenall.googlecode.com (grub4dos-chenall.googlecode.com)... 74.125.130.82, 2404:6800:4003:c02::52
Connecting to grub4dos-chenall.googlecode.com (grub4dos-chenall.googlecode.com)|74.125.130.82|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 264437 (258K) [application/x-7z-compressed]
Saving to: ‘grub4dos-0.4.5c-2013-07-24.7z’

100%[======================================>] 264,437     --.-K/s   in 0.1s   

2014-07-31 12:43:11 (1.74 MB/s) - ‘grub4dos-0.4.5c-2013-07-24.7z’ saved [264437/264437]


Now that it is downloaded, I just list it for sanity check
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[wayne@trios][~/g4d]$ ls
grub4dos-0.4.5c-2013-07-24.7z



Next is to unzip it, I need to check if p7zip is installed, by this command
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[wayne@trios][~/g4d]$ whereis 7za
7za: /usr/bin/7za /usr/bin/X11/7za /usr/share/man/man1/7za.1.gz

if the line as seen above shows up I am alright.
If not, go install with apt-get install p7zip

Next step is to unzip the grub4dos file
the command is 7za e grub4dos-0.4.5c-2013-07-24.7z
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[wayne@trios][~/g4d]$ 7za e grub4dos-0.4.5c-2013-07-24.7z

7-Zip (A) 9.20  Copyright (c) 1999-2010 Igor Pavlov  2010-11-18
p7zip Version 9.20 (locale=en_US.utf8,Utf16=on,HugeFiles=on,4 CPUs)

Processing archive: grub4dos-0.4.5c-2013-07-24.7z

Extracting  grub4dos-0.4.5c/COPYING
Extracting  grub4dos-0.4.5c/sample/default
Extracting  grub4dos-0.4.5c/grldr
Extracting  grub4dos-0.4.5c/docs/ChangeLog_chenall.txt
Extracting  grub4dos-0.4.5c/docs/ChangeLog_GRUB4DOS.txt
Extracting  grub4dos-0.4.5c/Get_Source_of_This_Build.txt
Extracting  grub4dos-0.4.5c/docs/README_GRUB4DOS.txt
Extracting  grub4dos-0.4.5c/docs/README_GRUB4DOS_CN.txt
Extracting  grub4dos-0.4.5c/badgrub.exe
Extracting  grub4dos-0.4.5c/grub.exe
Extracting  grub4dos-0.4.5c/sample/config.sys
Extracting  grub4dos-0.4.5c/eltorito.sys
Extracting  grub4dos-0.4.5c/hmload.com
Extracting  grub4dos-0.4.5c/sample/menu.lst
Extracting  grub4dos-0.4.5c/grldr.mbr
Extracting  grub4dos-0.4.5c/grub.pif
Extracting  grub4dos-0.4.5c/bootlace.com
Extracting  grub4dos-0.4.5c/bootlace64.com
Extracting  grub4dos-0.4.5c/sample
Extracting  grub4dos-0.4.5c/docs
Extracting  grub4dos-0.4.5c

Everything is Ok

Folders: 3
Files: 18
Size:       1386314
Compressed: 264437



Next step is to install bootlace to mbr of the USB flash, in my case it is /dev/sdb
This requires root privilege, so I su to root to get into a root prompt and issue the command
./bootlace.com --time-out=0 /dev/sdb

[wayne@trios][~/g4d]$ su
Password:
root@trios:/home/wayne/g4d# ./bootlace.com --time-out=0 /dev/sdb


Success.



3. Create a directory, Download Easy2Boot.zip to this directory, extract the Easy2Boot files from the E2B zip file and copy it onto the root of the USB Flash drive.

The link at this time is here, the file name is Easy2Boot_v1.53.zip
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B44X_H0 ... hxQW8/edit

Click on the above Link, on top right-hand corner, I see this Easy2Boot_4.1.53.zip.
Click on File just below, choose to Save file, choose to save to the new directory e2b

Now cd to e2b and list as a sanity check
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[wayne@trios][~]$ cd e2b
[wayne@trios][~/e2b]$ ls
Easy2Boot_v1.53.zip


Now, get into root, mount the USB's fat32 partition (/dev/sdb1) to /mnt
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[wayne@trios][~/e2b]$ su
Password:
root@trios:/home/wayne/e2b# mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt


Next step is to extract Easy2Boot_4.1.53.zip directly onto the root of the USB drive.
As my USB drive is /dev/sdb, the command is
unzip Easy2Boot_4.1.53.zip -d /mnt

A long list on terminal output.. capture here as a reference for completeness

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root@trios:/home/wayne/e2b# unzip Easy2Boot_v1.53.zip -d /mnt
Archive:  Easy2Boot_v1.53.zip
 extracting: /mnt/autorun.inf       
  inflating: /mnt/autounattend.xml   
  inflating: /mnt/e2b.ico           
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  inflating: /mnt/_ISO/docs/PatchMe 
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 extracting: /mnt/_ISO/docs/Sample E2B Templates/Aliums/Aliums.bmp.gz 
  inflating: /mnt/_ISO/docs/Sample E2B Templates/Aliums/MyE2B.cfg 
  inflating: /mnt/_ISO/docs/Sample E2B Templates/BeepShowBackgroundDemo/MyE2B.cfg 
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 extracting: /mnt/_ISO/docs/Sample E2B Templates/Jolene/jolene800.bmp.gz 
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  inflating: /mnt/_ISO/e2b/firadisk/awealloc/amd64/awealloc.sys 
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 extracting: /mnt/_ISO/e2b/firadisk/BOOT.WIM/winpeshl.ini 
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 extracting: /mnt/_ISO/e2b/grub/Background.bmp.gz 
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 extracting: /mnt/_ISO/e2b/grub/DPMS/fat 
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 extracting: /mnt/_ISO/e2b/grub/E2B_GRUB.txt 
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 extracting: /mnt/_ISO/e2b/grub/hotkey 
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  inflating: /mnt/_ISO/e2b/grub/memdisk 
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 extracting: /mnt/_ISO/e2b/grub/MenuFastLoad.hdr 
 extracting: /mnt/_ISO/e2b/grub/menusetting.gz 
  inflating: /mnt/_ISO/e2b/grub/MenuWinInstall.lst 
  inflating: /mnt/_ISO/e2b/grub/MenuWinMenu.hdr 
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 extracting: /mnt/_ISO/e2b/grub/ReadMe.txt 
  inflating: /mnt/_ISO/e2b/grub/RunVista.g4b 
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 extracting: /mnt/_ISO/MAINMENU/MNU/Note Any .txt files here will be ignored 
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 extracting: /mnt/_ISO/MAINMENU/Place ISO_IMA_IMG etc here to be auto-detected 
 extracting: /mnt/_ISO/MAINMENU/Place TXT files here with alternative titles 
 extracting: /mnt/_ISO/MAINMENU/Place your .mnu files in the MNU folder 
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 extracting: /mnt/_ISO/UTILITIES/MNU/Note Any .txt files here will be ignored 
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 extracting: /mnt/_ISO/UTILITIES/Place ISO_IMA_IMG etc here to be auto-detected 
 extracting: /mnt/_ISO/UTILITIES/Place TXT files here with alternative titles 
 extracting: /mnt/_ISO/UTILITIES/Place your .mnu files in the MNU folder 
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 extracting: /mnt/_ISO/UTILITIES_MEMTEST/MEMTEST.IMG.txt 
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 extracting: /mnt/_ISO/UTILITIES_MEMTEST/MNU/Note Any .txt files here will be ignored 
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 extracting: /mnt/_ISO/UTILITIES_MEMTEST/Place ISO_IMA_IMG etc here to be auto-detected 
 extracting: /mnt/_ISO/UTILITIES_MEMTEST/Place TXT files here with alternative titles 
 extracting: /mnt/_ISO/UTILITIES_MEMTEST/Place your .mnu files in the MNU folder 
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 extracting: /mnt/_ISO/WINDOWS/SVR2012/SVR2012 DataCenter.key 
 extracting: /mnt/_ISO/WINDOWS/SVR2012/SVR2012 Developer Preview.key 
 extracting: /mnt/_ISO/WINDOWS/SVR2012/SVR2012 MP Premium.key 
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 extracting: /mnt/_ISO/WINDOWS/WIN8/Windows 8 Ent 90 Day Eval.key 
 extracting: /mnt/_ISO/WINDOWS/WIN8/Windows 8 Enterprise.key 
 extracting: /mnt/_ISO/WINDOWS/WIN8/Windows 8 Preview Pro.key 
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 extracting: /mnt/_ISO/WINDOWS/WIN8/Windows 8.1 Ent 90 Day Eval.key 
 extracting: /mnt/_ISO/WINDOWS/WIN8/Windows 8.1 Professional.key 
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root@trios:/home/wayne/e2b#





4. Copy livecd ISOs to the \_ISO\MAINMENU folder using the GUI File Manager ( or command lines) in linux.


That is all.
and hope the multiboot USB flash can boot 'most computers'.
this will boot in bios-mode/ legacy mode...
select the iso you wish to boot and enjoy.



UEFI

for my test, if I select UEFI, it boots and run ParkMark mem test.
I have not yet learned how to get it boots iso's into UEFI mode.
The tutorials suggest to prepare iso images with MPI in windows environment.
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Re: How to make multiboot USB with Easy2Boot in Linux

Postby SteveSi on Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:52 am

bootlace and defragfs is already in the E2B v1.53 download - \_ISO\docs\linux_utils
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Re: How to make multiboot USB with Easy2Boot in Linux

Postby wayne128 on Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:55 am

SteveSi wrote:bootlace and defragfs is already in the E2B v1.53 download - \_ISO\docs\linux_utils



Thanks SteveSi for dropping by.

I did not even know that.

So I should even have an easier time to make another E2B-usb-flash :mrgreen:

BY the way, can the defragfs do the defrag on FAT32 partition in Linux?
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Re: How to make multiboot USB with Easy2Boot in Linux

Postby SteveSi on Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:30 am

It has been reported that defragfs will defrag a FAT32 partition.
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Simplified method to make multiboot USB with Easy2Boot in Li

Postby wayne128 on Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:11 am

With SteveSi's feedback, which is good news for simplifying the process.

Here is a revised short process :

1. Format the USB flash with FAT32.

2. Make a directory e2b

3. Download the file Easy2Boot_v1.53.zip from the link:
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B44X_H0 ... hxQW8/edit

Save it into the above e2b directory

4. Cd to e2b directory, get into root terminal

5. Mount the USB flash with mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt
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root@trios:/home/wayne/e2b# mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt


6. Extract the above file directly to root of the USB flash
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root@trios:/home/wayne/e2b# unzip Easy2Boot_v1.53.zip -d /mnt


7. cd to the directory containing the bootlace file
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root@trios:/# cd /mnt/_ISO/docs/linux_utils/


8. Install bootlace to USB flash
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root@trios:/mnt/_ISO/docs/linux_utils# ./bootlace.com --time-out=0 /dev/sdb


9. Use the GUI File Manager ( or command lines) in linux,
copy livecd ISOs to the /_ISO/MAINMENU folder or /_ISO/LINUX folder

just an example, I use Linux command to copy iso files to /_ISO/LINUX folder
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root@trios:/home/wayne/Downloads# cp debian-7.6.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso /mnt/_ISO/LINUX/
root@trios:/home/wayne/Downloads# cp systemrescuecd-x86-4.3.0.iso /mnt/_ISO/LINUX/
root@trios:/home/wayne/Downloads# cp debian-live-7.5.0-amd64-xfce-desktop+nonfree.iso /mnt/_ISO/LINUX/

#cp sparkylinux-3.4.1-x86_64-base.iso pmagic_2013_08_10_reconstructed.iso  Porteus-XFCE-v3.0-i486.iso Porteus-MATE-v3.0-i486.iso /mnt/_ISO/LINUX/



That is all.

Easier process than before, thanks to SteveSi's Easy2Boot...v1.53

with this, it is easy to make multiboot USB flash or USB drive too. :mrgreen:
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Re: How to make multiboot USB with Easy2Boot in Linux

Postby SteveSi on Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:54 pm

For the brave!

The latest Easy2Boot v1.54 Beta4 includes a bash shell script which formats a USB drive, copies over the E2B files and runs bootlace to install the grub4dos bootloader.
Instructions are in the \_ISO\docs\linux_utils\ReadMe_fmt.sh.txt file. The actual script is called fmt.sh.
I have tested it on Linux Mint Debian 64-bit and Ubuntu 14.04 (in VBox).
As the script formats a volume - you need to take care that you specify the correct \dev\sdX1 partition!
It will accept sdX1 or sdX2 (i.e. it will format the first or 2nd partition of a drive only)

I take no responsibility for any lost data!!!
As I am not a linux guru, it may be wise to check the script first before using it!

The download is in the http://www.easy2boot.com - Downloads page, in both of the Alternate Download Areas (i.e. Google Drive and MS OneDrive).
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Re: How to make multiboot USB with Easy2Boot in Linux

Postby wayne128 on Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:44 am

Hi SteveSi..

So I think I am brave enough to try the 154beta

I plug in a 4G USB flash, with existing partitions as
1. about 1G size, just an iso image dump with dd
2. about 3G unallocated space


3. Create a directory e2b154beta
4. Download the Easy2Bootv1.54beta4 to that directory
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root@trios:/home/wayne/Downloads# cd e2b154beta/
root@trios:/home/wayne/Downloads/e2b154beta# ls
Easy2Boot_v1.54_Beta4.zip


5. unzip the file
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root@trios:/home/wayne/Downloads/e2b154beta# unzip Easy2Boot_v1.54_Beta4.zip
Archive:  Easy2Boot_v1.54_Beta4.zip
  inflating: autorun.inf             
  inflating: autounattend.xml       
  inflating: e2b.ico                 
   creating: EFI/
   creating: EFI/BOOT/
  inflating: EFI/BOOT/BOOTIA32.EFI   
  inflating: EFI/BOOT/BOOTX64.EFI   
  inflating: EFI/BOOT/MemTest86_ReadMe.txt 
  inflating: EFI/BOOT/MT86.PNG       
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   creating: _ISO/
   creating: _ISO/ANTIVIRUS/
   creating: _ISO/AUTO/
   creating: _ISO/BACKUP/
  inflating: _ISO/CONTIG.ISO         
   creating: _ISO/docs/
   creating: _ISO/docs/E2B Utilities/
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  inflating: _ISO/docs/E2B Utilities/ReadMe.txt 
  inflating: _ISO/docs/E2B_DPMS2_ReadMe.txt 
   creating: _ISO/docs/Fonts/
  inflating: _ISO/docs/Fonts/$FontTest.mnu 
 extracting: _ISO/docs/Fonts/28STD.uni.gz 
 extracting: _ISO/docs/Fonts/ANTIQUE.uni.gz 
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 extracting: _ISO/docs/Fonts/SCRIPT.uni.gz 
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  inflating: _ISO/e2b/grub/SVR2K8R2.hdr 
  inflating: _ISO/e2b/grub/TimeAccess.g4b 
   creating: _ISO/e2b/grub/TRAD_CHINESE/
  inflating: _ISO/e2b/grub/TRAD_CHINESE/STRINGS.txt 
  inflating: _ISO/e2b/grub/unifont.hex.gz 
  inflating: _ISO/e2b/grub/VarsLeft.g4b 
  inflating: _ISO/e2b/grub/Vista.hdr 
  inflating: _ISO/e2b/grub/VistaMn.g4b 
  inflating: _ISO/e2b/grub/wenv     
  inflating: _ISO/e2b/grub/Win7.hdr 
  inflating: _ISO/e2b/grub/Win8.hdr 
  inflating: _ISO/e2b/grub/Win8Mn.g4b 
  inflating: _ISO/e2b/grub/winvblock.img.gz 
  inflating: _ISO/e2b/grub/XLATE.g4b 
  inflating: _ISO/e2b/grub/XPStep1.g4b 
  inflating: _ISO/e2b/grub/XPStep2.g4b 
  inflating: _ISO/e2b/grub/XPStep2LowRam.g4b 
  inflating: _ISO/e2b/grub/XPWINNT.g4b 
  inflating: _ISO/FASTLOAD.YES       
  inflating: _ISO/FASTLOAD_Read_Me.txt 
   creating: _ISO/LINUX/
   creating: _ISO/MAINMENU/
   creating: _ISO/MAINMENU/MNU/
 extracting: _ISO/MAINMENU/MNU/Note Any .txt files here will be ignored 
  inflating: _ISO/MAINMENU/MNU/Read Me_Place .mnu files and their payload files here.txt 
 extracting: _ISO/MAINMENU/Place ISO_IMA_IMG etc here to be auto-detected 
 extracting: _ISO/MAINMENU/Place TXT files here with alternative titles 
 extracting: _ISO/MAINMENU/Place your .mnu files in the MNU folder 
  inflating: _ISO/MAINMENU/ReadMe.txt 
  inflating: _ISO/MAINMENU/ZGRUB_USB_046.mnu 
  inflating: _ISO/MAINMENU/ZZSubMenuAntiVirus.mnu 
  inflating: _ISO/MAINMENU/ZZSubMenuAuto.mnu 
  inflating: _ISO/MAINMENU/ZZSubMenuBackup.mnu 
  inflating: _ISO/MAINMENU/ZZSubMenuDos.mnu 
  inflating: _ISO/MAINMENU/ZZSubMenuLinux.mnu 
  inflating: _ISO/MAINMENU/ZZSubMenuUtilities.mnu 
  inflating: _ISO/MAINMENU/ZZSubMenuWin.mnu 
  inflating: _ISO/MAINMENU/ZZSubMenuWinPE.mnu 
  inflating: _ISO/MAINMENU/ZZWindowsInstall.mnu 
  inflating: _ISO/MAINMENU/ZZZF7BootHdd.mnu 
  inflating: _ISO/MAINMENU/ZZZF8ReloadMenu.mnu 
  inflating: _ISO/ReadMe.txt         
  inflating: _ISO/Sample_MyE2B.cfg   
   creating: _ISO/UTILITIES/
   creating: _ISO/UTILITIES/MNU/
  inflating: _ISO/UTILITIES/MNU/chkpci.mnu 
 extracting: _ISO/UTILITIES/MNU/Note Any .txt files here will be ignored 
  inflating: _ISO/UTILITIES/MNU/Read Me_Place .mnu files and their payload files here.txt 
  inflating: _ISO/UTILITIES/MNU/TimeFileAccess.mnu 
 extracting: _ISO/UTILITIES/Place ISO_IMA_IMG etc here to be auto-detected 
 extracting: _ISO/UTILITIES/Place TXT files here with alternative titles 
 extracting: _ISO/UTILITIES/Place your .mnu files in the MNU folder 
  inflating: _ISO/UTILITIES/Utilities_MemTest.mnu 
   creating: _ISO/UTILITIES_MEMTEST/
  inflating: _ISO/UTILITIES_MEMTEST/MEMTEST.IMG.gz 
 extracting: _ISO/UTILITIES_MEMTEST/MEMTEST.IMG.txt 
   creating: _ISO/UTILITIES_MEMTEST/MNU/
  inflating: _ISO/UTILITIES_MEMTEST/MNU/MEMTEST86-51.kernel 
  inflating: _ISO/UTILITIES_MEMTEST/MNU/MEMTEST86-51.mnu 
 extracting: _ISO/UTILITIES_MEMTEST/MNU/Note Any .txt files here will be ignored 
  inflating: _ISO/UTILITIES_MEMTEST/MNU/Read Me_Place .mnu files and their payload files here.txt 
 extracting: _ISO/UTILITIES_MEMTEST/Place ISO_IMA_IMG etc here to be auto-detected 
 extracting: _ISO/UTILITIES_MEMTEST/Place TXT files here with alternative titles 
 extracting: _ISO/UTILITIES_MEMTEST/Place your .mnu files in the MNU folder 
  inflating: _ISO/UTILITIES_MEMTEST/ZZBackTo_Utils.mnu 
   creating: _ISO/WIN/
   creating: _ISO/WINDOWS/
  inflating: _ISO/WINDOWS/Do not put any files in this folder.txt 
  inflating: _ISO/WINDOWS/Read Me_Place Windows Install ISOs in correct subfolders.txt 
   creating: _ISO/WINDOWS/SVR2012/
  inflating: _ISO/WINDOWS/SVR2012/CHOOSE FROM A LIST.key 
  inflating: _ISO/WINDOWS/SVR2012/NO KEY (choose a version to install).xml 
  inflating: _ISO/WINDOWS/SVR2012/Sample SVR2012 Developer Preview.xml 
  inflating: _ISO/WINDOWS/SVR2012/Sample SVR2012 STD.xml 
 extracting: _ISO/WINDOWS/SVR2012/SVR2012 DataCenter.key 
 extracting: _ISO/WINDOWS/SVR2012/SVR2012 Developer Preview.key 
 extracting: _ISO/WINDOWS/SVR2012/SVR2012 MP Premium.key 
 extracting: _ISO/WINDOWS/SVR2012/SVR2012 MP Standard.key 
 extracting: _ISO/WINDOWS/SVR2012/SVR2012 Standard.key 
   creating: _ISO/WINDOWS/SVR2K8R2/
  inflating: _ISO/WINDOWS/SVR2K8R2/Sample.xml 
   creating: _ISO/WINDOWS/VISTA/
  inflating: _ISO/WINDOWS/VISTA/Full_Language_UI.xml 
  inflating: _ISO/WINDOWS/VISTA/Sample.xml 
   creating: _ISO/WINDOWS/WIN7/
  inflating: _ISO/WINDOWS/WIN7/Full_Language_UI.xml 
  inflating: _ISO/WINDOWS/WIN7/Sample.xml 
   creating: _ISO/WINDOWS/WIN8/
  inflating: _ISO/WINDOWS/WIN8/CHOOSE FROM A LIST.key 
  inflating: _ISO/WINDOWS/WIN8/NO KEY (choose a version to install).xml 
  inflating: _ISO/WINDOWS/WIN8/Sample Win8 Pro.xml 
 extracting: _ISO/WINDOWS/WIN8/Windows 8 Core.key 
 extracting: _ISO/WINDOWS/WIN8/Windows 8 Ent 90 Day Eval.key 
 extracting: _ISO/WINDOWS/WIN8/Windows 8 Enterprise.key 
 extracting: _ISO/WINDOWS/WIN8/Windows 8 Preview Pro.key 
 extracting: _ISO/WINDOWS/WIN8/Windows 8 Professional.key 
 extracting: _ISO/WINDOWS/WIN8/Windows 8.1 Core.key 
 extracting: _ISO/WINDOWS/WIN8/Windows 8.1 Ent 90 Day Eval.key 
 extracting: _ISO/WINDOWS/WIN8/Windows 8.1 Professional.key 
   creating: _ISO/WINDOWS/XP/
  inflating: _ISO/WINDOWS/XP/EeePC.AUTO 
  inflating: _ISO/WINDOWS/XP/EeePC.sif 
  inflating: _ISO/WINDOWS/XP/EeePC.sif.cmd 
  inflating: _ISO/WINDOWS/XP/WINPE_INST.TAG 
  inflating: _ISO/WINDOWS/XP/Winxp_32_sp3.ISO.AUTO 
  inflating: _ISO/WINDOWS/XP/XP_EeePC_Auto_UK.txt 
   creating: _ISO/WINPE/


6. List just as a check to see all folders
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root@trios:/home/wayne/Downloads/e2b154beta# ls
autorun.inf     e2b.ico           EFI    _ISO      ReadMe.txt
autounattend.xml  Easy2Boot_v1.54_Beta4.zip  grldr  menu.lst  unattend.xml


7. cd to the directory containing the script
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root@trios:/home/wayne/Downloads/e2b154beta# cd _ISO/docs/linux_utils
root@trios:/home/wayne/Downloads/e2b154beta/_ISO/docs/linux_utils#


8. chmod on fmt.sh
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root@trios:/home/wayne/Downloads/e2b154beta/_ISO/docs/linux_utils# chmod +x fmt.sh


9. execute fmt.sh
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root@trios:/home/wayne/Downloads/e2b154beta/_ISO/docs/linux_utils# ./fmt.sh


WARNING: THIS SCRIPT CAN FORMAT THE WRONG DRIVE If USED INCORRECTLY!
USE AT YOUR OWN RISK

./fmt.sh resides in directory /home/wayne/Downloads/e2b154beta/_ISO/docs/linux_utils
Looking for _ISO/e2b folder - please wait...
Found SOURCE at /home/wayne/Downloads/e2b154beta/_ISO/docs/linux_utils/../../../

autorun.inf     e2b.ico           EFI    _ISO      ReadMe.txt
autounattend.xml  Easy2Boot_v1.54_Beta4.zip  grldr  menu.lst  unattend.xml

/dev/sda1       50264772 34593760  13094628  73% /

Is device (tmpfs) correct (y/n) :


10. on this line
Is device (tmpfs) correct (y/n) :

I answer n

11. and on the following line
Enter partition name (e.g. /dev/sdc1 ) :

I type /dev/sdb1 for my USB drive partition 1.

12. on these lines,
Partition = 1
Formatting: /dev/sdb1

Proceed with formatting (y/n):


I answer y

13. it proceeds to format the USB drive and install
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mkfs.fat 3.0.26 (2014-03-07)
Mounting /dev/sdb1 as /mnt/myusb
Copying /home/wayne/Downloads/e2b154beta/_ISO/docs/linux_utils/../../../ to /mnt/myusb...
Installing grub4dos MBR

Disk geometry calculated according to the partition table:

        Sectors per track = 32, Number of heads = 65

Success.


Easy2Boot USB Drive contents...
autorun.inf     e2b.ico           EFI    _ISO      ReadMe.txt
autounattend.xml  Easy2Boot_v1.54_Beta4.zip  grldr  menu.lst  unattend.xml


If this fails, you may need to use fdisk to delete the drive contents
See www.rmprepusb.com - Tutorial 114 for details

Disk /dev/sdb: 4004 MB, 4004511744 bytes
65 heads, 32 sectors/track, 3760 cylinders, total 7821312 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x3b587da4

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1   *          64     2109119     1054528   17  Hidden HPFS/NTFS
root@trios:/home/wayne/Downloads/e2b154beta/_ISO/docs/linux_utils#



14. Copy a small iso to /_Iso/MAINMENU
Reboot , select USB flash to boot..
It works :mrgreen:
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Re: How to make multiboot USB with Easy2Boot in Linux

Postby nobodynoze on Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:48 am

Does NOT work. Forget these crappy programs that don't work. They use youtube videos but don't know how to turn up their volume prompting comments about that. Check that out.

Just use dd as it is quite reliable. I tried to boot live images from this program and just got a mess of error messages. I'll test with dd next.
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Re: How to make multiboot USB with Easy2Boot in Linux

Postby Resistor on Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:45 pm

Now, I am real dangerous. I figured out how to become root...
I downloaded and ran Easy2Boot_v1.56Beta6.

After formatting and installation, the space limitation on the installation is 790.1 MB
My Mint 17 Cinnamon iso is 1.3 GB and would not copy to the _ISO/Linux directory.
I did put efi.img there, but have my doubts.
No matter which folder, the space limitation on the installation is 790.1 MB.

I don't think I did anything with the bootlace file. Not sure if the installer did or not.

I even deleted some Windows img files, since Windows does not exist.
That did not free up any space. I have not rebooted to see if it made a difference.

Is there an alternative or options or settings?
Where does one find a small iso?
Windows 8 is gone.
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Re: How to make multiboot USB with Easy2Boot in Linux

Postby wayne128 on Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:53 am

Resistor wrote:After formatting and installation, the space limitation on the installation is 790.1 MB


What is the size of your USB flash?

the E2B unzipped size is already in 500M+
you must have a good size USB flash to start with.

if you read my posts earlier , you would see that I used a 8G USB flash and put in about 9 isos.
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Re: How to make multiboot USB with Easy2Boot in Linux

Postby Resistor on Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:45 pm

wayne128 wrote:
Resistor wrote:After formatting and installation, the space limitation on the installation is 790.1 MB


What is the size of your USB flash?

the E2B unzipped size is already in 500M+
you must have a good size USB flash to start with.

if you read my posts earlier , you would see that I used a 8G USB flash and put in about 9 isos.
Hi, Wayne.

I was confused by your installation.
Since the LM17 iso is 1.3+ GB, how could you 9 isos within an 8G device?

I'm using a 16 GB stick. I resized the FAT32 partition a couple of times, ending up at 5.5 GB. I even deleted the second partition, created in the interim, to increase the size.

The device Properties is now showing 788.6 MB of free space.
Gparted: /dev/sdd1 -- using 495 MB of 5.5 GB, with 752 MB unused.
8.98 GB unallocated.

I just unmounted the device and checked the file system in Gparted. No change.

I'm at a loss.

Since you're here, side question:
I'm about to restructure both internal drives and reinstall.

I'll create an extra partition to play with a virtural device.
How big and what format should it be?
sda5 -- Mount on /home/Virt
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Re: How to make multiboot USB with Easy2Boot in Linux

Postby wayne128 on Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:29 pm

Resistor wrote:Hi, Wayne.

I was confused by your installation.
Since the LM17 iso is 1.3+ GB, how could you 9 isos within an 8G device?


That is because many of my isos used are those repair/rescue type, like pmagic, RIPlinux, etc.
they are small size.
If you are doubtful, here is the actual list of 9 OSes...
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/media/wayne/SanDisk/_ISO/MAINMENU/debian-live-7.0.0-i386-xfce-desktop+nonfree.iso
/media/wayne/SanDisk/_ISO/MAINMENU/linuxmint-201303-mate-dvd-32bit.iso
/media/wayne/SanDisk/_ISO/MAINMENU/netrunner-13.06-i386.iso
/media/wayne/SanDisk/_ISO/MAINMENU/pclinuxos-kde-minime-2013.02.iso
/media/wayne/SanDisk/_ISO/MAINMENU/pmagic_2013_01_29.iso
/media/wayne/SanDisk/_ISO/MAINMENU/pointlinux-mate-full-13.04.1-32.iso
/media/wayne/SanDisk/_ISO/MAINMENU/RIPLinuX-13.7.iso
/media/wayne/SanDisk/_ISO/MAINMENU/slitaz-4.0.iso
/media/wayne/SanDisk/_ISO/MAINMENU/Stella6.4_i386.1.iso


and fdisk show 8G.
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Disk /dev/sdb: 8004 MB, 8004304896 bytes
59 heads, 18 sectors/track, 14720 cylinders, total 15633408 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x5175f0aa

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1   *          63    15040511     7520224+   c  W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/sdb4         2797592     4655127      928768    0  Empty



Since you're here, side question:
I'm about to restructure both internal drives and reinstall.

I'll create an extra partition to play with a virtural device.
How big and what format should it be?
sda5 -- Mount on /home/Virt


No sure what you wish to achieve.
I have not spent much time on virtual. My plays are all Live mode or installed onto hard disk, for reason of speed of response.

If you have internal hard disk, you can multiboot 'real os' as much as hard disk space allow.
No need to use E2B, which is good for multibooting iso in LIVE mode.

For me, multiboot booting iso on USB stick allows me to have mobile OS ,
I used it to test on site when I shop for used computers that are offered at rock bottom price.
I also use it to install and repair Linux installation.
I also make a USB drive, 640G, allocate 100G as FAT32 just for E2B, there are some 50 isos! easy to boot into many computers to test in Live mode, as well as double as a backup for isos.


However I do not use it to run the daily OS.
Daily OSes are installed onto hard disks.
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Re: How to make multiboot USB with Easy2Boot in Linux

Postby Resistor on Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:16 pm

Ok. I'll reinstall e2b and hope it fixes the space problem.

I do want the portability that the USB provides.
Having those repair/rescue types is also atractive.

The Virtual Box is just to play with, for the moment.
It is part of the learning experience, trying to cram a
lot into a short time, since time is often an issue.

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Re: How to make multiboot USB with Easy2Boot in Linux

Postby ace_N_kelly on Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:51 am

Hi guys ,
I read the "revised short process" and that was awesome , my new usb key worked perfectly for the 1st time with your method :)
(A couple of bootable iso (some old windows program) and 6 linux OS on it) and there's no trouble at all :D

Many thanks :wink:
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Re: How to make multiboot USB with Easy2Boot in Linux

Postby ace_N_kelly on Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:23 am

A little question ...
All was fine expect that I have a Windows iso AIO (more than 4Gb) that I want to put on this working usb ...
Can I format my usb to NTSC instead of FAT32 ?? It is possible ??

Tia

[Edit] => I tried it and it was ok , just in case ...
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Re: How to make multiboot USB with Easy2Boot in Linux

Postby oldgranola on Sun Oct 05, 2014 3:43 pm

WARNING about the "easytoboot" stuff. I did download and tried to use it. An entry in the top readme files says for further instructions read the file: "_ISO/docs/Make_E2B_USB_Drive/Make_E2B_USB_Drive.txt". That file has the line :
"1. Download and install RMPrepUSB (www.rmprepusb.com)"' and instructs to follow instructions. Because this was posted I gave it more trust than I should have....
DON"T DO IT!! At least not on a windows machine. Its one of those scams where they try to install a bunch of junk that will hijack your browser search engines and load some sneakware. It tried to install a registry optimizer/problem scanner and a couple other similar crap. It got into my machine a little bit before I realized what was going on and put a stop to it. Took me some time to uninstall and fix multiple browsers. i can see from "hijackthis" tool I may have a little more work to do. I hate scumbags like this. This calls into question for me the whole sub-post for "easytoboot" and all associated. Careful out there.
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Re: How to make multiboot USB with Easy2Boot in Linux

Postby oldgranola on Sun Oct 05, 2014 4:02 pm

oldgranola wrote:WARNING about the "easytoboot" stuff. I did download and tried to use it. An entry in the top readme files says for further instructions read the file: "_ISO/docs/Make_E2B_USB_Drive/Make_E2B_USB_Drive.txt". That file has the line :
"1. Download and install RMPrepUSB (http://www.rmprepusb.com)"' and instructs to follow instructions. Because this was posted I gave it more trust than I should have....
DON"T DO IT!! At least not on a windows machine. Its one of those scams where they try to install a bunch of junk that will hijack your browser search engines and load some sneakware. It tried to install a registry optimizer/problem scanner and a couple other similar crap. It got into my machine a little bit before I realized what was going on and put a stop to it. Took me some time to uninstall and fix multiple browsers. i can see from "hijackthis" tool I may have a little more work to do. I hate scumbags like this. This calls into question for me the whole sub-post for "easytoboot" and all associated. Careful out there.

A little more detail.
Some of the malware appears to be more of the Astromedia browser hijacker with multiple similar programs. Its a pain. I'm still getting popups but I'll get it out.
Also the trojan "PC Optimizer" and fake registry optimizer that looks like the winzip optimizer but ...different

So I ask the OP, were they hacked? How did this crap get into the the 'readme' files?
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Re: How to make multiboot USB with Easy2Boot in Linux

Postby SteveSi on Sun Oct 05, 2014 4:51 pm

Hi
I am the author of RMPrepUSB and Easy2Boot - http://www.rmprepusb.com and http://www.easy2boot.com are my sites.
I can assure you that they contain no viruses, malware or crapware of any sort (if you got them from my sites).
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Re: How to make multiboot USB with Easy2Boot in Linux

Postby oldgranola on Mon Oct 06, 2014 12:21 am

Great SteveSI! Good to see you reply. Then why the hell did your software bundle install a bunch of trojans on my machine?? Or do you call me a liar?
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Re: How to make multiboot USB with Easy2Boot in Linux

Postby oldgranola on Mon Oct 06, 2014 12:36 am

Trying to document but I'm not sure how to post a screen shot from hijackthis. I wish I had documented that before I did my own cleaning efforts. However, SteveSI I would like to show that even though I've wasted some of this very nice day performing cleaning attempts I still have evidence of bits of astromedia left. I can guarantee that your programs did indeed install this and other malware.
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