I can't get it to work. It doesn't recognize that the drive is even there. It sees it inside of Windows just fine, but when I try to boot from the USB drive it jsut skips it and goes into Windows normally. Don't know if it's just me or what.
Has anyone used Easy2Boot on a Surface Pro 3?
Posted 18 February 2015 - 04:38 PM
If it is UEFI, then you may need to disable secure boot and enable Legacy CSM mode.
Posted 18 February 2015 - 05:02 PM
May be UEFI only so it cannot boot non-UEFI payloads - e.g. latest clonezilla's contain 32-bit and 64-bit UEFI boot files.
You can make a .imgPTN file from this and add the .imgPTN file to the E2B file. Then boot it using QEMU or VBox or on a Legacy system and select the Clonezilla .imgPTN menu to get to the CSM menu. Then unplug it and try to boot it from your Surface Pro..
Posted 18 February 2015 - 08:28 PM
I have not done it on a Surface Pro but DID use it on a Dell Venue Pro. What Steve said about UEFI is probably true. The Dell had the typical Secure Boot / Legacy Boot choices. It also had a ENABLE USB BOOT or some such choice as well. I had to enable that to get to the boot as it did the same thing your Surface Pro did, never detected the USB drive as a bootable media.
Posted 19 February 2015 - 01:18 AM
That seems par for the course for a piece of MS hardware to drop all support for legacy and make things a total PITA. I'm going to have to make an .imgPTN of my 64 bit PE ISOs in case I run into one of these devices that just won't do CSM at all.
Curiously the article states that Windows 7 is not UEFI compatible, I've installed it via UEFI quite a few times. I've also noticed that at least the Win 7 64 ISO I have lacks the proper \efi\boot\bootx64.efi file so I borrowed one from a Windows 8.1 OS ISO and inserted it into the ISO. I do see little benefit of the UEFI boot method on a PC with a drive less than 2 TB though and normally just use MBR.
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