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#26 wanderer

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 03:53 PM

Yes you can,but I think I found a solution after all.

Perhebs you can "update" the bootsector of the USB-stick with "BootSect.exe" to NTLDR (boot.ini),after saving the current with "mkbt.exe".

I'm testing at the moment.

Do I understand it right,you did make the USB-stick "DOS" bootable with HP utility and put Command.com,IO.sys and MSdos.sys to the USB-stick?

Then start "PCMENU" trough "Autoexec.bat?

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 06:34 PM

Yes you can,but I think I found a solution after all.

Perhebs you can "update" the bootsector of the USB-stick with "BootSect.exe" to NTLDR (boot.ini),after saving the current with "mkbt.exe".


Maybe you should have a look at the "usual" solution (i.e. BOOTPART):
http://www.winimage.com/bootpart.htm

About the code "substitution" done by grub4dos, I never tested it within grub4dos, but the principle does work:
http://www.boot-land...topic=2362&st=7
at least on normal bootsectors (I tested wit FAT16, but both FAT32 and NTFS should work), so you can try making a copy of the bootsector, hexedit it and chainload it from grub. :lol:

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 06:47 PM

Do I understand it right,you did make the USB-stick "DOS" bootable with HP utility and put Command.com,IO.sys and MSdos.sys to the USB-stick?

Still waiting for Mike69's answer.

Finished testing.

BootSect.exe method works for me on a Sandisk Cruzer Micro 2GB USB-stick :lol:

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#29 Mike69

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 10:31 AM

yes wanderer...thats how ive done it!

#30 Mike69

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 10:35 AM

BootSect.exe method


what method is this?

#31 wanderer

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 11:29 AM

what method is this?

It's a tool to rewrite the bootsector of the USB-stick.

I have to go out for about 2.5 ours,but then i will write a guide for you.

For now you can install the Recovery Console on your harddrive,if not done already.


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Posted 18 April 2008 - 03:32 PM

Guide to convert FAT32 DOS-bootable USB-stick,to boot "DOS" from Boot.ini including Recovery Console.

First of all,you are doing this at your own risk of course :lol:

Make a backup of the USB-stick!!

Get the USB_MultiBoot_8.zip of wimb_2

See his exelent guide.
http://www.911cd.net...showtopic=20089

Direct download;
http://www.911cd.net...t...post&id=984

You find BootSect.exe and mkbt.exe in USB_MultiBoot_8\makebt directory.

Get portable Tinyhexer.

Download;
http://www.mirkes.de...s/tinyhexer.cab

1.Unzip USB_MultiBoot_8 to C:\

2.Copy cmd.exe from C:\WINDOWS\system32 to C:\USB_MultiBoot_8\makebt directory for convenience.

3.Make a "files" directory on the USB-stick.

4.Start cmd.exe and run "mkbt.exe -x -c X: X:\files\MSDOS.dat" without the ",where X: is your USB-stick driveletter.

5.Check if MSDOS.dat is in the "files"directory!!

6.If so,make a backup of the "files" directory to your harddrive!!

7.Start cmd.exe and run "bootsect.exe /nt52 X:" ,without the " where X: is your USB-stick driveletter.

8.Start cmd.exe and run "mkbt.exe -x -c X: X:\files\CMLDR.dat" without the ",where X: is your USB-stick driveletter.

9.Start Tiny Hexer.

10.File > Open and select CLMDR.dat and press Open.

11.Edit > Find/Replace and type "NTLDR" ,without the ",check "Find text" and press Find.

12.Press Replace and type "CMLDR" ,without the ",check "Is text" and press Replace.

13.Close Tiny Hexer and save changes.

14.Copy NTLDR an NTDETECT.COM from C:\ to the USB-stick.

15.Put this boot.ini on the USB-stick.
[boot loader]

timeout=30

default=C:\files\MSDOS.dat

[operating systems]

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

C:\files\MSDOS.dat="DOS"

C:\files\CMLDR.dat="Win XP recovery Console" /cmdcons
16.Copy cmdcons directory and cmldr file to the USB-stick.

17.Start the USB-stick and check if all is working OK.


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#33 Mike69

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 04:36 PM

i know im a complete noob but where are the files from step16 ?

#34 wanderer

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 04:57 PM

When you did install the Recovery Console,you will find these files in the root of C:\

Maybe you need to reveal\uncover the hidden files?

Off topic.

Would it be possible to place here an example of your PCMENU-file,so I can understand one and other better how it works?

Thanks in advance.

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#35 Mike69

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 05:33 PM

the usb stick doesnt boot :lol:

#36 wanderer

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 05:52 PM

That's strange.

To reverse things run "mkbt.exe -x X:\files\MSDOS.dat X:" where X is the drive letter.

Now you should be able to boot from DOS again.

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 06:01 AM

I am receving 2 error messages when I atempt to buld this. I have atached 2 screenshots of the error messages.

Thanks in advance

Frank

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#38 pscEx

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 07:23 AM

I am receving 2 error messages when I atempt to buld this. I have atached 2 screenshots of the error messages.

Thanks in advance

Frank


The script(s) you are showing need the nativeEx environment.

I assume they do not have.

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 05:15 PM

Hi

Is there any way to add sata drivers (driverpacks.net) to the recovery console iso?

many thans

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 09:07 AM

Hi

Is there any way to add sata drivers (driverpacks.net) to the recovery console iso?

many thans


See if this info is enough:
http://ubcd4win.com/...showtopic=10284

Or you could experiment (if you are using grub4dos) with a F6 floppy (actually superfloppy) mapped at boot time:
http://reboot.pro/13912/
http://sites.google....-xp-from-an-iso

:cheers:
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Posted 23 October 2011 - 08:59 PM

See if this info is enough:
http://ubcd4win.com/...showtopic=10284

Or you could experiment (if you are using grub4dos) with a F6 floppy (actually superfloppy) mapped at boot time:
http://reboot.pro/13912/
http://sites.google....-xp-from-an-iso

:cheers:
Wonko


many thanks, i will try it




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