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Best Answer wimb , 08 July 2020 - 09:40 AM

USB_FORMAT-50 and UEFI_MULTI-50 plus the Addon-glim-agFM files

 

Manual:  Attached File  Win10_Install.pdf   668.23KB   167 downloads 

 

At MSFN there is support topic USB Format Tool and UEFI_MULTI

All my projects are now available for Download as Releases at wimb GitHub

 

Download:  USB_FORMAT  and   UEFI_MULTI  and  VHD_WIMBOOT  and  WOF_Compress  and  System_Info  and  MBR_Backup

 

Download Linux ISO file:
Linux Mint Cinnamon - https://linuxmint.com/download.php
Knoppix Runtime Live CD - https://www.runtime....ery-live-cd.htm
Ubuntu Desktop - https://ubuntu.com/download/desktop
Porteus x86_64 PassWord=toor - http://www.porteus.org/ and http://www.mirrorser...dl.porteus.org/

Kali Linux - 64-bit Live - https://www.kali.org/downloads/

Rename as   linuxmint.iso - runtimelivecd.iso - knoppix.iso - ubuntu.iso - Porteus.iso - kali-linux.iso   in rootfolder images

 

Thanks to:
- a1ive for making Grub2 Boot Manager - https://github.com/a1ive/grub/releases
- a1ive for making Grub2 File Manager - https://github.com/a...anager/releases
- ValdikSS for making Super UEFIinSecureBoot Disk v3 - https://github.com/V...t-Disk/releases  More Info: https://habr.com/ru/post/446238/
- Matthias Saou - thias - for making glim - https://github.com/thias/glim

- chenall for making Grub4dos - https://github.com/c...ub4dos/releases and http://grub4dos.chen...ries/downloads/

- steve6375 for making Make_Ext - https://www.easy2boot.com/

 

:cheers:

 

USB_FORMAT_2020-07-07_160714.jpg == USB_FORMAT_2020-07-07_160548.jpg == UEFI_MULTI_2020-07-07_143929.jpg
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#26 alacran

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Posted 17 April 2020 - 09:36 PM

Just to let you know Avast AV says VHD_WIMBOOT has virus.

 

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Posted 18 April 2020 - 04:29 AM

Just to let you know Avast AV says VHD_WIMBOOT has virus.

 

 

What file exactly is giving the false positive ?

 

VHD_WIMBOOT is OK for Microsoft Windows Defender  :)



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Posted 18 April 2020 - 02:27 PM

Update USB_FORMAT-41 and UEFI_MULTI-41

 

- can be used now in PE such as Win10XPE also when only PE is available as source for making Boot and EFI folder

- This is probably the FINAL Version .....

 

 

At MSFN there is topic USB Format Tool and UEFI_MULTI

All my projects are now available for Download as Releases at wimb GitHub

 

Download:  USB_FORMAT  and   UEFI_MULTI  and  VHD_WIMBOOT  and  System_Info  and  MBR_Backup

 

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EDIT:  - Update of a1ive Grub2 File Manager to v7.1.2 in addon-glim-agFM files



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Posted 21 April 2020 - 08:26 AM

What file exactly is giving the false positive ?

 

VHD_WIMBOOT is OK for Microsoft Windows Defender  :)

It blocks the download, unless the AV is desactivated, of course I know it is a false positive.

 

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Posted 11 May 2020 - 07:24 AM

Update USB_FORMAT-44 and UEFI_MULTI-44

 

- In Win10x86 Or Win8.1 x86 OS - Support for UEFI x86 with file efi\boot\bootia32.efi from firmware file Windows\Boot\EFI\bootmgfw.efi

- Update of a1ive Grub2 File Manager to v7.2.0 in addon-glim-agFM files

- Update Grub4dos Menu files - menu.lst and menu_Linux.lst and menu_Win_ISO.lst

 

Copy Windows and Linux ISO files to folder images for booting with preconfigured Grub4dos entries as given in menu_Win_ISO.lst and menu_Linux.lst

 

At MSFN there is topic USB Format Tool and UEFI_MULTI

All my projects are now available for Download as Releases at wimb GitHub

 

Download:  USB_FORMAT  and   UEFI_MULTI  and  VHD_WIMBOOT  and  System_Info  and  MBR_Backup

 

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 05:09 AM

Update USB_FORMAT-45 and UEFI_MULTI-45

 

- Update of a1ive Grub2 File Manager to v7.3.0
- UEFI_MULTI improved user interface
- UEFI_MULTI can add Grub2Win as MBR Boot option in Windows Bootmanager Menu for booting Linux ISO files

 

Copy Windows and Linux ISO files to folder images for booting with preconfigured Grub4dos entries as given in menu_Win_ISO.lst and menu_Linux.lst

 

At MSFN there is topic USB Format Tool and UEFI_MULTI

All my projects are now available for Download as Releases at wimb GitHub

 

Download:  USB_FORMAT  and   UEFI_MULTI  and  VHD_WIMBOOT  and  System_Info  and  MBR_Backup

 

:cheers:

 


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Posted 23 June 2020 - 05:31 AM

@ wimb

 

Thanks for new version.

 

I found today on both programs v44 menu.lst a (0xff) omission, and it is also present on both v45.

 

On menu.lst this iftitle says:

iftitle [if exist (hd0,0)/grubfm_multiarch.iso] Grub2 File Manager of a1ive - (hd0,0)/grubfm_multiarch.iso
map --mem (hd0,0)/grubfm_multiarch.iso
map --hook
chainloader (0xff)

And should say:

iftitle [if exist (hd0,0)/grubfm_multiarch.iso] Grub2 File Manager of a1ive - (hd0,0)/grubfm_multiarch.iso
map --mem (hd0,0)/grubfm_multiarch.iso (0xff)
map --hook
chainloader (0xff)

Your friend:

 

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 05:39 AM

Hi alacran,

 

I see the difference between the two given entries ....and will make a correction



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Posted 23 June 2020 - 05:41 AM

 

map --mem (hd0,0)/grubfm_multiarch.iso (0xff)

 

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 05:54 AM

Thanks alacran  :)

 

The correction has been made and is Uploaded now.

 

Update USB_FORMAT-47 and UEFI_MULTI-47 plus the Addon-glim-agFM files

 

- Removed Grub2win for booting from Windows Boot Manager in BIOS mode with Grub2
- Added a1ive Grub2 Boot Manager - installed in MBR for booting in BIOS mode with Grub2

- Added a1ive Grub2 Boot Manager - file efi\boot\grubx64_real.efi and Grub2 system for booting in UEFI mode with Grub2
- Update of Grub2 file grub_Linux.cfg and Grub4dos file menu_Linux.lst with preconfigured Menu entries

- UEFI_MULTI - improved compatibility with other USB Formatting Tools

- Format USB Drive for Booting with Windows Boot Manager Menu and /or Grub2 Boot Manager in MBR BIOS or UEFI mode

  plus in MBR BIOS mode additional support of Grub4dos Menu

- Format USB Drive with two partitions FAT32 + NTFS  for booting WIM and VHD and Windows ISO and Linux ISO files using preconfigured Menu entries 


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Posted 08 July 2020 - 09:40 AM   Best Answer

USB_FORMAT-50 and UEFI_MULTI-50 plus the Addon-glim-agFM files

 

Manual:  Attached File  Win10_Install.pdf   668.23KB   167 downloads 

 

At MSFN there is support topic USB Format Tool and UEFI_MULTI

All my projects are now available for Download as Releases at wimb GitHub

 

Download:  USB_FORMAT  and   UEFI_MULTI  and  VHD_WIMBOOT  and  WOF_Compress  and  System_Info  and  MBR_Backup

 

Download Linux ISO file:
Linux Mint Cinnamon - https://linuxmint.com/download.php
Knoppix Runtime Live CD - https://www.runtime....ery-live-cd.htm
Ubuntu Desktop - https://ubuntu.com/download/desktop
Porteus x86_64 PassWord=toor - http://www.porteus.org/ and http://www.mirrorser...dl.porteus.org/

Kali Linux - 64-bit Live - https://www.kali.org/downloads/

Rename as   linuxmint.iso - runtimelivecd.iso - knoppix.iso - ubuntu.iso - Porteus.iso - kali-linux.iso   in rootfolder images

 

Thanks to:
- a1ive for making Grub2 Boot Manager - https://github.com/a1ive/grub/releases
- a1ive for making Grub2 File Manager - https://github.com/a...anager/releases
- ValdikSS for making Super UEFIinSecureBoot Disk v3 - https://github.com/V...t-Disk/releases  More Info: https://habr.com/ru/post/446238/
- Matthias Saou - thias - for making glim - https://github.com/thias/glim

- chenall for making Grub4dos - https://github.com/c...ub4dos/releases and http://grub4dos.chen...ries/downloads/

- steve6375 for making Make_Ext - https://www.easy2boot.com/

 

:cheers:

 

USB_FORMAT_2020-07-07_160714.jpg == USB_FORMAT_2020-07-07_160548.jpg == UEFI_MULTI_2020-07-07_143929.jpg


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Posted 10 July 2020 - 12:21 PM

Update USB_FORMAT-47 and UEFI_MULTI-47 plus the Addon-glim-agFM files

 

- Added a1ive Grub2 Boot Manager - Update of file EFI\Boot\grubx64_real.efi  and Grub2 system in EFI\grub folder for booting in UEFI mode with Grub2

 

By removal of Grub2Win and Super UEFIInSecure Grub2 System and adding a1ive Grub2 Boot Manager for booting in MBR BIOS and UEFI Secure mode, 

we have now only one improved and better Grub2 System instead of three different Grub2 versions.



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Posted 11 July 2020 - 03:52 AM

Update USB_FORMAT-47 and UEFI_MULTI-47 plus the Addon-glim-agFM files

 

- Added a1ive Grub2 Boot Manager - Update of file EFI\Boot\grubx64_real.efi  and Grub2 system in EFI\grub folder for booting in UEFI mode with Grub2

 

By removal of Grub2Win and Super UEFIInSecure Grub2 System and adding a1ive Grub2 Boot Manager for booting in MBR BIOS and UEFI Secure mode, 

we have now only one improved and better Grub2 System instead of three different Grub2 versions.

Then please explain me why we have 5 diferent options under Grub2 Mgr, I don't clearly understand the meaning of each option.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

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Posted 11 July 2020 - 07:01 AM

Then please explain me why we have 5 diferent options under Grub2 Mgr, I don't clearly understand the meaning of each option.

 

 

Indeed my statement needs some correction. It should have been:

 

By removal in the Addon of Grub2Win and Super UEFIInSecure Grub2 System and adding a1ive Grub2 Boot Manager for booting in MBR BIOS and UEFI Secure mode, 

we have now only one improved and better Grub2 System in the addon-glim-agFM instead of three different Grub2 versions.

 

Without using the Addon there is my original Grub2 UEFI Secure support by using Linux Mint files bootx64.efi and grubx64.efi of 15-05-2018

This Mint UEFI option has Grub2 UEFI Secure support for some Linux ISO files only - Linux Mint - Knoppix Live - Ubuntu - Porteus
 
Since we have UEFI mode and MBR BIOS (=Legacy) mode of booting we can combine these in three different ways for support of booting with Grub2:
1. UEFI mode
2. UEFI + MBR BIOS mode
3. MBR BIOS mode
 
I think this explains better why there are the following 5 options available:
Program Settings to Add Grub2 Manager: "Mint   UEFI  |  Super UEFI  |  Mint + MBR  |  Sup + MBR  |  MBR  Only"
 
The MBR BIOS mode involves Install of a1ive Grub2 in MBR - Addon with a1ive Grub2 Boot Manager is required
The Super UEFI setting uses Super UEFI shim combined with ailive Grub2 Boot Manager - Addon with a1ive Grub2 Boot Manager is required
The Sup + MBR setting is Super UEFI + MBR
The Mint + MBR setting is Linux Mint UEFI + MBR
 
USB_FORMAT_2020-07-07_160714.jpg    and   

 

 

 
 


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Posted 27 August 2020 - 08:45 AM

Update USB_FORMAT-48 and UEFI_MULTI-48 plus the Addon-glim-agFM files

 

- Added MBR BIOS mode Grub2 support in Grub4dos Menu using file core.img and Grub2 system folder i386-pc located in rootfolder grub
- Added MBR BIOS mode Grub2 Live ISO MultiBoot Menu for Linux ISO files added to subfolder of iso rootfolder

  e.g. for Kali Linux support add file kali-linux-2020.3-live-amd64.iso to folder iso\kali
- Added Support for Kali Linux ISO renamed as file kali-linux.iso in folder images (Grub2 system of addon-glim-agFM Not needed)
   booting straight with Grub2 Menu in UEFI Secure mode and with Grub4dos Menu in MBR BIOS mode 

- Update of a1ive Grub2 Boot Manager Latest - https://github.com/a1ive/grub/releases
- Update of a1ive Grub2 File Manager 7.3.3 - https://github.com/a...anager/releases

 

Download Linux ISO file:
Linux Mint Cinnamon - https://linuxmint.com/download.php
Knoppix Runtime Live CD - https://www.runtime....ery-live-cd.htm
Ubuntu Desktop - https://ubuntu.com/download/desktop
Porteus x86_64 PassWord=toor - http://www.porteus.org/ and http://porteus.org/p...us-mirrors.html and http://www.mirrorser...dl.porteus.org/ 
Kali Linux - 64-bit Live - https://www.kali.org/downloads/

Rename as  linuxmint.iso - runtimelivecd.iso - knoppix.iso - ubuntu.iso - Porteus.iso - kali-linux.iso  in folder images

 

Download:  USB_FORMAT  and   UEFI_MULTI  


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Posted 01 September 2020 - 01:23 PM

Update USB_FORMAT-48 and UEFI_MULTI-48

 

- User Interface - small improvements

 

Download:  USB_FORMAT  and   UEFI_MULTI


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Posted 03 September 2020 - 10:06 AM

Update USB_FORMAT-49 and UEFI_MULTI-49 plus the Addon-glim-agFM files

 

- Update for support of AIO Boot, which now also supports UEFI Secure Boot

- Perfect Integration of AIO Boot with USB_FORMAT and UEFI_MULTI to make most versatile MultiBoot USB Drive

 

After using USB_FORMAT to format USB Drive then:

 

How to Boot from USB with AIO Boot - AIO Boot - AIO Info
- Download AIOBoot-v0.9.9.8.7z - Unpack and Copy content of folder AIOBoot-v0.9.9.8 to USB FAT32 and overwrite existing UEFI Boot files
- On USB run  AIOCreator.exe - Select Integration Linux OS and your Linux ISO - Linux Mint - Knoppix Live - Ubuntu - Kali Linux 64-bit Live or any other Linux OS
- UEFI_MULTI will Keep AIO UEFI files and Add a1ive Grub2 File Manager to AIO\grubfm and Add Boot Manager entry \AIO\grub\grub2win 

 

 

Download:  USB_FORMAT  and   UEFI_MULTI

 

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Posted 06 September 2020 - 04:19 PM

Update USB_FORMAT-50 and UEFI_MULTI-50 plus the Addon-glim-agFM files

 

- Merged folder \EFI\grub with folder \grub so that a1ive Grub2 System for UEFI and MBR BIOS mode use the same folder  \grub
- AIO Menu has item Search Grub2 configfile that will find \grub\grub.cfg file for Grub2 Menu items of USB_FORMAT and UEFI_MULTI
- in this way AIO can make use of Grub2 Live ISO MultiBoot Menu for Linux ISO files added to subfolder of iso rootfolder
- AIO Menu can make use in MBR BIOS mode and in UEFI Secure mode of unextracted Linux ISO files simply copied to subfolder of iso rootfolder 

 

Download:  USB_FORMAT  and   UEFI_MULTI

 

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Posted 09 September 2020 - 11:00 AM

Update USB_FORMAT-50 and UEFI_MULTI-50 plus the Addon-glim-agFM files

 

- Update Grub4dos menu_Linux.lst and Grub2 grub_Linux.cfg menu files for booting Linux with persistence

  Rename Linux ISO files in folder images as indicated in Manual
- Added Make_Ext to make writable file with ext3 filesystem for Linux Mint and Ubuntu with persistence - Thanks to steve6375
- Update of Manual Win10_Install.pdf

 

Download:  USB_FORMAT  and   UEFI_MULTI  and  Manual:   Attached File  Win10_Install.pdf   668.23KB   165 downloads

 

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Posted 10 September 2020 - 07:00 AM

Update USB_FORMAT-50 and UEFI_MULTI-50

 

- Added: 7-zip Compressed writable files with ext3 filesystem in subfolders of folder images

- Update of Manual Win10_Install.pdf

 

No need to use Make_Ext Or AIO Creator anymore to make writable files for booting Linux with persistence  :)

 

After using USB_FORMAT with Mint UEFI Grub2 support (addon is not needed)

-  Copy and Rename Linux ISO files to folder images on USB as indicated in Manual

-  On USB drive in corresponding Linux subfolder of folder images 

   Expand the 7-zip file to 500 MB writable file for persistence support

 

Preferred is Kali Linux 64-bit Live for Administrator tasks (forensic tasks and password cracking and wireshark)

For general Office Tasks then Linux Mint Cinnamon is preferred

 

Adding Linux ISO with persistence support to USB has never been so easy ....

 

Download:  USB_FORMAT  and   UEFI_MULTI  and  Manual:   Attached File  Win10_Install.pdf   668.23KB   165 downloads

 

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Posted 03 October 2020 - 11:10 AM

Update Manual Win10_Install.pdf regarding use of Firewall App Blocker and WinSxS_Reduce_Trusted

 

Manual:  Attached File  Win10_Install.pdf   668.23KB   165 downloads



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Posted 08 October 2020 - 04:41 PM



***** There is an ERROR in USB Format Tool file USB_Format-10.zip *****

 

In case Allow Fixed USB Drives is Selected then not only Fixed USB Drives are allowed assurance funerailles, but also other Fixed drives like the Internal Harddisk.  :ph34r:

 

I am working on a Fix and ask you to remove any download of USB_Format-10.zip

 

Default the Checkbox Allow Fixed USB Drives is not Selected and in that case it is safely working on Removable drives.

 

Sorry for the ERROR .... The Download is NOT available anymore.

Thank you very much for taking the time to explain this to us.






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