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#1 Jamal H. Naji

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 08:46 PM

Hi Everyone,
Due to many demands from friends, colleagues, forums everywhere, this tutorial will be for making a “Mission Impossible” USB, I called this project “USB - IMPOSSIBLE” and I suppose it will be suitable and more than enough probably for more than 90% of (starter/medium/advanced) everyday computer users, as well as IT pros and IT security pros, where they can use in their daily routine, practicing all types of computer diagnose/repair/security, etc...
I figured making this “USB- Impossible” with the most important software needed(the way I assume it’s enough) but of course suggestions from readers, friends, and colleagues to add more items to this project are always more than welcome if they feel the need to add more.
This USB Impossible Tutorial will be of 4 parts,where part one is for making a bootable USB that includes (BackTrack 3 & 4 final,Live Hacking CD 1.1,Ophcrack XP&Vista--mixed in 1--,Ultimate Boot CD 5.0.2,Hiren;s Boot CD 10.5,Linux Mint 9 Isodora,Ubuntu 10.4 netbook edition&rescue remix,YLMF 3.0,dban 2.2.6,parted magic 4.10,partition wizard 5.0,Macrium reflet rescue cd 4.2.2525,AVG 9 rescue cd,BitDefender 2010 rescue cd,konboot 1.1) and part2 is for portable applications, and part 3 will be of using virtual desktops, simulating Windows OS, using software like Mojopack and Prayaya, while the last part will be about Installing and using your very own Windows XP, Vista, and 7 on USB and using it as portable OS from "portable Virtual Box".you can download the Tutorial PDF file from here:
http://www.mediafire...601da0f25e869f4

My Other Topics & Tutorials HERE
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#2 fxchby

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 02:33 AM

best of the best.thanks jamal :thumbup:

#3 jefimija

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 03:14 AM

jamal,this is a 5 star tuto,thnx man :thumbup:

#4 shiggidy_

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 04:34 AM

this is my dream usb :cheers: thank you jamal :thumbup:

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 11:43 PM

cant be better ;) great tutorial thnx

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 06:58 AM

Hi,

I have already been using the USB edition of windows XP, but it got corrupted now it doesn't boot, I got it about 2 years before, but i did had any backup and finally lost the working copy of USB edition Windows XP. But now i am very much interested in creating the USB Edition of Windows 7. I have got some collection of portable software which I want to integrate with the Windows 7 OS.

#7 Jamal H. Naji

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 07:10 PM

arcksonn, you can refer to this tutorial to rebuild or make a new XP USB:
http://www.boot-land...showtopic=11282
And you can refer to this tutorial to build a Windows Vista or Windows 7 USB:
http://www.boot-land...showtopic=11261
the tutorials are easy to follow with demonstration pictures for every step.

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 06:03 PM

very professional jamal..thank you :thumbup:

#9 Master of Disaster

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 05:27 PM

simply soooo awesome tutorial :thumbup:

#10 Technotika

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 07:41 PM

great stuff - will be needing some of those - thanks! ;)

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 10:20 PM

this is the greatest tutorial i've ever read :unsure: thank you jamal :unsure:

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 11:16 PM

just had a read of some of this stuff, love the virtual bits at the end, definitley gonna bring some of that onto my sticks. Really well put together!!

Thanks for sharing!!!!!!!!! :unsure:

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 08:16 AM

Does anyone succeed to boot Bitdender iso from USB key?
My menu.lst:

title BitDefender Rescue CD 2010

find --set-root /BitDefenderRescueCD_v2.0.0_5_10_2010.iso

map /BitDefenderRescueCD_v2.0.0_5_10_2010.iso (hd32)

map --hook

root (hd32)

chainloader (hd32)

Upon boot, I got the classic KNOPPIX filesystem not found!

#14 Jamal H. Naji

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 08:31 AM

Does anyone succeed to boot Bitdender iso from USB key?

KTP, but yes of course, check my tutorial on this link:
http://www.boot-land...mp;#entry100819

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 09:04 AM

@jamal

Thank you for your answer. But this means that I have to copy BOTH the iso and most of its content to the USB key. This is a waste of diskspace that I always want to avoid. But the real problem is that my USB key is multi-boot capable, as I put also Damn Small Linux and KNOPPIX.

If there are other Knoppix-like distributions using built-in KNOPPIX directory as name on the same USB key, your method of booting iso would not work.

My workaround:
I create DSL and KNOPPIX directories to store their real KNOPPIX one,
using the knoppix_dir keyword in kernel statement in menu.lst.

BOOT_IMAGE=knoppix knoppix_dir=DSL
BOOT_IMAGE=knoppix knoppix_dir=KNOPPIX6

So maybe I have to try:
BOOT_IMAGE=knoppix knoppix_dir=KNOPPIXBD

For multiple Ubuntu-like distributions on the same USB key, it seems that the name collision of "casper"
is avoided thanks to the parameter "iso-scan/filename=".

#16 Jamal H. Naji

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 09:28 PM

thank you "ktp" I urge you to post your successful test in details here so everybody benefit from your experience. :unsure:

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 07:34 AM

Following are the procedure and code to boot Damn Small Linux, Knoppix and BitDefender on the same USB key. (Note: there is no iso stored on the USB key).

BitDefender:
- copy KNOPPIX directory from BitDefender iso to root of the USB key
- copy linux and minirt.gz from BitDefender iso /boot/isolinux directory to /KNOPPIX of USB key

Damn Small Linux (DSL):
- create DSL directory on root of the USB key
- copy KNOPPIX directory content from DSL iso to /DSL of USB key
- copy linux24 and minirt24.gz from DSL iso /boot/isolinux directory to /DSL of USB key

Knoppix:
- create KNOPPIX6 directory on root of the USB key
- copy KNOPPIX directory content from KNOPPIX 6 iso to /KNOPPIX6 of USB key
- copy linux and minirt.gz from KNOPPIX 6 iso /boot/isolinux directory to /KNOPPIX6 of USB key

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title BitDefender Rescue 2010

find --set-root /KNOPPIX/linux

kernel /KNOPPIX/linux ramdisk_size=131072 init=/etc/init lang=us apm=power-off vga=791 nomce loglevel=0 quiet BOOT_IMAGE=knoppix

initrd /KNOPPIX/minirt.gz

 

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title Damn Small Linux 4.4.10 fb1024x768

find --set-root --ignore-floppies --ignore-cd /DSL/linux24

kernel /DSL/linux24 ramdisk_size=100000 lang=us init=/etc/init noacpi apm=power-off vga=791 xmodule=fbdev  nomce noapic loglevel=0 quiet BOOT_IMAGE=knoppix knoppix_dir=DSL noeject

initrd /DSL/minirt24.gz



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title Knoppix 6.2.1 fb1024x768

find --set-root --ignore-floppies --ignore-cd /KNOPPIX6/linux

kernel /KNOPPIX6/linux ramdisk_size=100000 lang=us init=/etc/init noacpi apm=power-off vga=791 xmodule=fbdev nomce highres=off libata.atapi_enabled=1 SELINUX_INIT=NO nmi_watchdog=0 loglevel=0 quiet BOOT_IMAGE=knoppix  dma noeject knoppix_dir=KNOPPIX6

initrd /KNOPPIX6/minirt.gz


#18 Jamal H. Naji

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 01:47 AM

thank you ktp that's great.

#19 Scorpy

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 11:19 PM

Thank you for the great tutorials .

I trying to make a portable app usb .
i folowed your tutorial but i think somthing is changed.
i used the latest versions the portable app suite works but adding the liberkey to it is not working
yes i see them but they do not work.

i will retest it to be shure even if i have done it twice.
did you notised or are you working with the old versions.
or is it me ;)

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#20 crististreulea

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:26 PM

hi there,

link from first post http://www.mediafire...601da0f25e869f4 is not longer available :(


Edited by crististreulea, 21 January 2013 - 01:27 PM.





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