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#1 graffitikomp

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:59 AM

I've got problem with booting Win portable from HBCD 15.1 rebuild DLC - it works only from CD but not from USB.
I've found that it is booted by isolinux so it must be cd to run. My question is: how to emulate cd with grub/syslinux to run Win7 portable?

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 12:16 PM

Does the CD have any folders like boot or source in it? Maybe these need to be copied over?
In what way does it 'not work'?
What is the isolinux menu entry for it in the ISO?

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 12:21 PM

The main problem is that it's not iso.

label win7pe
menu label Mini Windows 7 Portable
COM32 /DLC1/chain.c32 ntldr=/DLC1/bootw7p

There's boot loader and folder WIM with windows7pe.wim file in it. So I think that bootw7p is loading the wim file but it can do it only if is started from cd. Am I right?

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 01:37 PM

OK, just downloaded a version. The file structure seems to be completely different!
Copy the entire contents of the ISO (including all top level files) to the USB.
Run RMPrepUSB and press F3 - run an admin command prompt from the Syslinux_3.86 folder and type the command as follows (where h: is your USB drive letter)

C:Program Files (x86)RMPrepUSBSYSLINUXSyslinux_3.86>syslinux.exe -f   h:  h:syslinux.bin

Rename the USB isolinux.cfg file to syslinux.cfg

Now use this grub4dos menu entry...



title Hirens 15.1 DLC

chainloader /syslinux.bin

You may also need to change the livecd filename to liveusb for some linux images to work...???

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 01:51 PM

Try to copy whole disk to USB and start from grub (there's menu.lst file in DLC1). Then you'll see what I'm talking about.
I mean Windows 7 Portable only. The rest of cd works.

Edited by graffitikomp, 02 August 2012 - 01:55 PM.


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Posted 02 August 2012 - 02:06 PM

OK - using configfile /dlc1/menu.lst and copying all files to USB from inside the ISO...
Win 7 portable boots and loads desktop and shows the HBCD Program Launcher app - it all looks OK to me?

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 02:11 PM

Do the Old DOS menu entries work for you?

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 03:11 PM

Fix for Old Dos on my site now - see end Tutorial #36.

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 04:10 PM

You may add tutorial for fix hbcd on usb pendrives formatted as NTFS. Dos programs don't work there, I've added ntfsdos.exe to startup.bat and extract ntfsdos.exe to main folder of bootdisk (dos.gz).

Edited by graffitikomp, 02 August 2012 - 04:16 PM.


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Posted 02 August 2012 - 04:44 PM

So is it all working now? What was wrong?

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 04:48 PM

It works now, problem was there is no ntfs drivers during load dos.gz - no ntfs = no access to pendrive.

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 04:53 PM

But what was Mini Win 7 issue?

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 05:03 PM

Mini Win 7 still doesn't work for me/

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 05:15 PM

What is your partition arrangement and USB drive, etc. It works for me on an 8GB FAT32 Verbatim USB drive... (but not under QEMU - only from a boot on real h/w and using a USB 2 port). What problem are you seeing exactly and does mini XP work?

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 05:59 PM

One big partition made by RMPREPUSB, FAT32. I'm trying on real h/w.
Mini XP works perfectly, Mini Win7 gives me message:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer
2. Choose your language settings and then press Next
3. Click Repair your computer

If you don't have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

File: BootBC5

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: an error occured while attempting to read the boot configuration data

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 06:28 PM

And presumably BootBC5 exists on your USB drive (what size/type) and is not corrupted? Can you try different h/w?

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 07:10 PM

OK, I found. BC5 was corrupted, it's working now. Many thanks.

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 07:34 PM

:good:

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:32 AM

I also am having an issue with Win7 from USB. I updated to a newer and more complete version of 15.1 v2.0 and now windows 7 will not load. It gives a BlInitializeLibrary failed 0xc0000017 error. Spent the last few hours trying to find a resolution. Any help would be appreciated.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:44 AM

I also am having an issue with Win7 from USB. I updated to a newer and more complete version of 15.1 v2.0 and now windows 7 will not load. It gives a BlInitializeLibrary failed 0xc0000017 error. Spent the last few hours trying to find a resolution. Any help would be appreciated.

That is the exact same error I am having, yet to have found a resolution to it either.

 

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steve6375 = on your 

 

tutorial: 85 - Add the O&O DiskImage Professional ISO to your USB multiboot drive

 

you may want to update that the OOLIC folder has to be @ the main directory of the USB drive or you will still get the licensing error. I only know this because before your tutorial I talked to there support team to manually put it on the USB by its self and they specified to me that ever folder and file had to be on the top directory. Thanks for that tutorial cause now I have it added to my multiboot USB drive which is what I have been trying to do for some time!

Hoping you can assist in the correction with this error  with win7. :)






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