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#1 jtan2000

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Posted 10 October 2015 - 05:38 PM

Hi 

 

I am not able to get this free version iso

MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable 9.1 

to work in grub4dos multiboot usb.

 

I am able to run the program and it start loading and initialization then hang (black screen).

 

please advice and thank you.

 

 

 

find --set-root /pwfree91-x86.iso
map --mem /pwfree91-x86.iso (0xff)
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
map --hook
root (0xff)
chainloader (0xff)


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Posted 10 October 2015 - 05:47 PM

As long as partition #4 is empty, you can boot most linux ISOs by using partnew - just add this as the first line

partnew (hd0,3) 0 /pwfree91-x86.iso

The file must be contiguous though (so no need to use --mem).

 

I tested it on Easy2Boot and it seems to boot OK under VBox.



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Posted 10 October 2015 - 06:28 PM

And, as the usual reminder, it is a good idea to MAKE SURE that the partition slot is actually empty :frusty: :

http://reboot.pro/to...rided/?p=164127

 

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Posted 10 October 2015 - 10:44 PM

I use this in my menu.list to boot it from Isos folder on USB stick/HDD, or from internal HDD:

(edit as required for your configuration)

 

title Mini Tool Partition Wizart 9.1\nDisk partition utility

##ISO file must be contiguous on disk in this case, use Wincontig
find --set-root /Isos/pw9.iso
map /Isos/pw9.iso (0xff)
map --hook
root (0xff)
chainloader (0xff)
 

It works fine for me, just verify Iso file is contiguous using Winconting: http://wincontig.mdt...it/en/index.htm

 

Also from steve6375 in Post: http://reboot.pro/to...te/#entry195479

 

 

If you use grub4dos 0.4.6a, the ISO file does not need to be contiguous (unless it is very fragmented).

http://grub4dos.chen...ries/downloads/

Some versions have bugs. I recommend version 2015-08-25 as used by E2B at the moment.

 

Anyway I always use Wincontig to be on the safe side.

 

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Posted 10 October 2015 - 11:43 PM

Thank you all for the suggestion and advice.  

 

I have tried all methods suggested and it works on all of my computer except one ---  asus P8H67-M Pro motherboard.

v7.6 does work on that computer but latest v9.1 does not.

 

 

Similar to this situation.

 

http://reboot.pro/to...-problem-fixed/


Edited by jtan2000, 10 October 2015 - 11:49 PM.


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Posted 11 October 2015 - 01:16 AM

It is working very fine for me in all my computers, including this one with MB Asus B75M-A (EFI Bios) perhaps it is a driver problem with that particular PC you mention, but let us know if you can at least see the menu when booting or how far you can go after selecting "Mini Tool Partition Wizart 9.1", in order to see if some one can give you an idea.

 

I just checked the motherboard Asus P8H67-M it's Bios is EFI, so in order to boot from grubfordos you may need to disable secure boot in Bios and allow legacy bios boot (MBR way).

 

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Posted 11 October 2015 - 01:38 AM

It stop after this area refer to image and screen turn black.

 

 

https://whatimg.com/i/5e8kC2.jpg


Edited by jtan2000, 11 October 2015 - 01:39 AM.


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Posted 11 October 2015 - 07:52 PM

It stop after this area refer to image and screen turn black.

 

 

https://whatimg.com/i/5e8kC2.jpg

 

I can't open your link, please use another place to upload the *.jpg.

 

But if you at least can see the very first screen of "Mini Tool Partition Wizart 9.1" and then if you select to run it and it just go to black screen, that is some incompatibility with your hardward (as lack of drivers for that hardware in the ISO).

 

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Posted 11 October 2015 - 08:04 PM

@alacran

 

2nd try at 

 

 

 http://i1367.photobucket.com/albums/r781/anillusions/5e8kC2_zpsmonbw7ib.jpg

 

 

Yes I can see the first screen and after run it goes to black screen.    Must be hardware incompatibility as you said.

 

Thanks for helping.



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Posted 11 October 2015 - 08:46 PM

Did you try a different USB port and maybe different USB flash drive?

What message do you get when it works on another system just after the 'USB 2-1: Serial Number ...' message? 

Try CTRL+S to stop console and CTRL+Q to start console and see messages?

 

If VGA problem, maybe you can use a vga=ask command?

 

e.g.

kernel /boot/bzimage ramdisk_size=102400 root=/dev/ram0 rw vga=ask
initrd /boot/tinycore.gz

or try other options like SafeMode - the isolinux.cfg file is...

label linux0
menu label Boot from MiniTool Partition Wizard
  kernel /boot/bzImage
  append initrd=/boot/tinycore.gz ramdisk_size=102400 root=/dev/ram0 rw
  menu default

label linux1
  menu label Boot from MiniTool Partition Wizard (Safe Mode)
  kernel /boot/KERNEL26
  append initrd=/boot/tinycore.gz ramdisk_size=102400 root=/dev/ram0 rw

label linux2
  menu label Boot from MiniTool Partition Wizard (Compatible Mode)
  kernel /boot/bzImage2
  append initrd=/boot/tinycore.gz ramdisk_size=102400 root=/dev/ram0 rw


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Posted 11 October 2015 - 10:43 PM

@jtan2000

 

Another idea:

On your MB page I can see it has only USB 2.0 ports, so as you don't have any USB 3.0 we can discard that as a possible problem, but also I can see in storage:

Intel® H67(B3) chipset :
2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray
4 x SATA 3Gb/s port(s), blue
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
VIA VT6415 controller :
1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 for up to 2 PATA devices , navy blue

I can see in the picture you uploaded, the DVD is detected, but I can't see your HDD as detected, (DVD is PATA and your HDD I think is SATA).
Maybe you can disable the DVD in Bios or totally turn off and disconnect your PC and phisically disconnect DVD from MB and power and try again, to see if now HDD is detected, if this doesn't work you will have to use v7.6 (confirmed for you it works) in that MB.

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#12 jtan2000

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Posted 11 October 2015 - 11:28 PM

Thank you @steve
I tried different USB port and different USB flash drive .. no go.


Thank you @alacran
have also tried you suggestion "maybe you can disable the DVD in Bios or totally turn off and disconnect your PC and physically disconnect DVD from MB and power and try again, to see if now HDD is detected " ... no go


I concluded for just that particular computer I will use
MiniTool Partition Wizard v7.6.iso or Acronis Disk Director 12.0.iso which I have no problem.


Once again like to thank the kind people in this board for the advice and suggestions.


Edited by jtan2000, 11 October 2015 - 11:29 PM.





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