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#1 nierewa

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 01:33 PM

Hi there,

 

I've created a Multi-USB Bootstick long time ago.
Some installer, some isos. All booting with grub4dos.

 

The problem is on some computers usb mouse and keyboard won't work.

If the iso uses some own usb driver like acronis than all works great.

 

So can I add some USB driver bevore loading an iso, so that the loaded isos work fine?



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Posted 12 February 2019 - 03:19 PM

You need to give specific details of specific cases.

How can we advise you on drivers if we don't even know what OS the drivers are for ?



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Posted 12 February 2019 - 10:20 PM

All booting with grub4dos.
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So can I add some USB driver bevore loading an iso, so that the loaded isos work fine?

Grub4dos includes a USB driver. You may use this.
But this works only as far as BIOS routines are used.

Any modern OS uses own drivers, no BIOS routines to access hardware.
The USB drivers has to be loaded by the iso OS.
E.g. Windows 7 dosn't support USB 3 out of the box.
A grub4dos/BIOS add on won't work at a Windows 7. Include windows 7 USB 3 driver to the iso.

No, you can't add some generic USB driver before loading an iso, so that all loaded isos work fine.
Each iso is seperate challenge, with a seperate solution.

#4 nierewa

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 02:15 PM

 

How can we advise you on drivers if we don't even know what OS the drivers are for ?

I boot some iso on the same Computer.
Example: Acronis 2013 True Image Recuedisc -> USB works
               Aomei Partition Assistant Bootdisc -> USB don't work

 

 

No, you can't add some generic USB driver before loading an iso, so that all loaded isos work fine.
Each iso is seperate challenge, with a seperate solution.

Hmm... so I have to insert USB Drivers to iso?
Is there a simple uniform way for iso-files?



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Posted 13 February 2019 - 02:38 PM

How about using Win10XPE WIM file for booting from RAMDISK ?

 

It includes AOMEI Partition Assistant and Macrium Reflect and there is no USB problem ....

 

And it is booting in UEFI Secure and in BIOS mode from Windows Boot Manager Menu ....

whereas with Grub4dos you are limited to BIOS mode only.



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Posted 15 February 2019 - 06:53 PM

I've created a Multi-USB Bootstick long time ago.


Aomei Partition Assistant Bootdisc -> USB don't work
 
Hmm... so I have to insert USB Drivers to iso?

How did you build the Aomei Partition Assistant Bootdisc?
Did you used Windows 7, 8, 10 other source files?

Can you build a new ISO? Use Windows 10 source files. There are generic USB 3.0 drivers included by default.

Which hardware do you use? Which USB 3.0 controller? Which HardwareID does match?
Is there a USB 2.0 port available?

Dism can add drivers.
https://docs.microso...e-windows-image

#7 nierewa

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 01:56 PM

I make a grub4dos bootstick.
From here I boot *.iso files that I've downloaded like Ultimate BootCD, some RescueDiscs or Startup Discs
for some utillities like Aomei Partition Manager (created within the main program started under Win7), all in this way:

title AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro
find --set-root /images/aomei.iso
map --mem /images/aomei.iso (hd32)
map --hook
root (hd32)
chainloader (hd32)

Some Live CDs in that way:

title Windows 7 PE
find --set-root /images/Win7PE_Tools.ISO
map --mem /images/Win7PE_Tools.ISO (hd32)
map --hook
root (hd32)
chainloader (hd32)

title Ubuntu
find --set-root /images/ubuntu1110.iso
map /images/ubuntu1110.iso (0xff)
map --hook
root (0xff)
kernel /casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper persistent iso-scan/filename=/images/ubuntu1110.iso splash
initrd /casper/initrd.lz


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Posted 16 February 2019 - 04:49 PM

Windows 7 dosn't support USB 3.0 controller out of the box.
If a usb keyboard is attached to a USB 3.0 port, then there is the keyboard missing.

Build a new Windows 7 PE and include the relating drivers.
No, there is no generic simple solution.




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