First, do XBoot Beta5 support XP/Vista/WIN7 setup/installation CD/ISO and if so what do I need to do to get it to work. I have trying creating my USB Flash using both syslinux and grub4dos, both give me the blue screen saying that "A program has been detected and windows has been shutdown to prevent damage to your computer .......".
Next, is there a way that I can setup the Xboot USB Flash Stick which I created as an HD to be detected as disk 2 and not disk 1. How can I make this happen. My problem is when I try running the Acronis Disk Director 11 ISO to install the Acronis OS Selector it need the install HD to be disk 1 and not the USB Flash Stick. It would be very helpful if I can do this and you tell me what I need to do to accomplish this.
XBoot beta5 does NOT support XP/Vista/WIN7 setup/installation CD/ISO.( though it may support it in future, but don't expect it soon)
about acronis disk director, i can not say much.if acronis disk director uses its own assignment of DISK numbers then we can not do much. But if acronis disk director uses disk number assigned by the BIOS then we can use some command in grub4dos:
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
let me do some experiment with it. i will tell you later if there is any solution to that.
Fantastic work, already you have a lot of the ISOs we'll ever need. Backtrack 3 and 4 would be great to have but I know those are on their way and probably pretty easy to add.
I noticed that some of the Windows "stuff" is acceptable. I am especially interested in UBCD 4 Windows, which is made with BartPE. I'm not sure if you looked into it, but its a FANTASTIC Windows recovery Live CD. It includes DriveImageXML, a bunch of good registry utilities, partition utils, undelete etc. It would truly be great to have it functioning.
At this point it loads its Bootloader, then Windows starts loading modules etc, then Windows XP logo, then bluescreen with no details (run chkdsk /f to fix blah blah).
What do you think? Can it be done?
Till now i was avoiding the backtrack , but as now many people are demanding it , so it can no longer be ignored.
problem with backtrack is that , although being based on ubuntu , backtrack developers removed support for two very important kernel parameters (ISO-SCAN/FILENAME & LIVE-MEDIA-PATH) which helps a lot in multibooting.
But whatever , I will add support for it in next release.
For UBCD4win there are three ways of ading it.:
1) using firadisk
it will require atleast 1GB ram
Will support multiple versions of BartPE at the same time in multiboot iso/usb.
Iso file can be compressed and hence will require only half of the space on multiboot iso/usb.( ie 700 MB bartpe will require 300 MB of space)
2) Modifying the folder names like "i386".
300 MB ram would be enough.
can support multiple versions of BartPE at the same time in multiboot iso/usb.
3) plainly copying all the file/folders to root of multiboot iso/usb.
Can not support multiple versions of BartPE at the same time in multiboot iso/usb
300 MB ram would be enough.
i will be adding support for ubcd4win in next release using firadisk method.
Later i will add other methods also.