RMPrepUSB isn't working the way I expected, but I'm a newbie and its' very likely I'm confused about how it's supposed to work.
Let me begin by explaining what I want to do...
The USB drive I'm trying to setup is a Seagate Backup Plus Slim, 1TB USB3 disk, which shows up in Win7 as a fixed local disk (not as a removable drive; if there were some way to make Windows think it's a removable drive, I'd be much happier -- but there doesn't appear to be a way to do that). I need to press Ctrl-Z to have RMPrepUSB see it (as expected).
In the end, I want one 64GB bootable NTFS partition for E2B, and I want the rest of the drive to be a separate NTFS partition.
My confusion regards the instructions provided on this page: http://www.easy2boot...sing-rmprepusb/
On that page, an early section reads: "The next steps make a single-partition drive, you can add more partitions later.
If you tick the Boot as HDD option a small hidden Type 21h partition will also be made by RMPrepUSB."
Q1: Do I really want to do that -- set it up to "Boot as HDD"? I ask because I'm confused by something later on that page, concering multiple partitions, where it says: "For a multiple-partition USB drive, use RMPrepUSB to make the first partition and untick the Boot as HDD (C: 2PTNS) option".
That seems to conform with this part: "4 Filesystem and Overrides - ... If you are going to create a multiple-partition USB drive, do NOT tick the Boot as HDD option and set the Partition Size to a smaller size."
The thing is, the resulting drive won't boot without specifying at least one of the other options, right? Either I need to select "Boot as FDD" -or- "Boot as ZIP", correct? So, Q2: which should I choose?
Moving on to a different issue, whenever I run RMPrepUSB on the drive in question, it behaves strangely and inconsistently. For one thing, even though I enter 64 GB as the size I want, when I click some checkbox (like to select NTFS instead of FAT), RMPrepUSB usually ends up chaging that field to MAX (or IMAX?) or whatever! Q3: What's up with that?
Also, even though RMPrepUSB always starts with the "Copy OS files from here...." with the path to the Easy2Boot_v1.72rev1.7z file specified, I'm confused by the instructions for step 5: "5 Copy OS Files - click 'Choose Source' Browse to file and answer Copy Files='NO' and set to the path of the Easy2Boot .zip file you downloaded in step 2". But doesn't "Copy Files="NO" mean that the files are NOT to be copied? Q4: If so, what's the point?
But it E2B files are supposed to be copied, Q5: don't I want to copy the files that I've customized for E2B rather than just re-copy the original downloaded .7z file?
Please help this confused newb!