newbie trying to learn more
Posted 06 July 2008 - 05:25 PM
Posted 06 July 2008 - 07:27 PM
Can I firstly extend a warm welcome to you at Boot-Land!
I am not be the right person or qualified person to answer your queries but I will will take a stab at it, feel free to accept or reject anything I state, we are a collection of friendly characters all learning off each other (Sorry PR exercise over!)
If you search within the tutorials section you will find tutorials written by Nuno Brito & others that will give you the basics of learning script writing, it is one thing I need to set aside time to do myself! LOL!
You mention programs like ERD Commander O&O utils which relatively speaking are mini PE's themselves, so do you think it would be wiser to make a multi boot CD with a front end menu to select each PE Environment to be loaded, there are quite a few boot loaders that are available that will allow you to achieve this, in a sense carry them all on one DVD or media that you want, each will have its strengths and weaknesses!
Also I have to say that ERD Commader is not a mainstream product, it is not your every day joe soap that buys this product due to the cost, correct me if I am wrong but Erd Commander for example is expensive to buy. The home user has many other alternatives he/she can choose from like Bart's PE, Winbuilder, 911 rescue CD just to mention a few! So what I am trying to say is that perhaps a script for ERD Commander is going to be difficult to find when there are lots of free competent alternatives available!
Jaclaz maybe able to help you out with a suitable bootloader (Grub4Dos) & may of the projects have a collection of scripts to download from their servers, many of which are shown within Winbuilder when you go to the download tab. There is a tendency for script writers to write scripts for open source freeware as inclusion of the product keys adds complexity for insertion. Whereas freeware will appeal to a wider spectrum of people, we are not all rocker fella's or tight fisted like me!
If whilst compiling any of the scripts or obtaining any additional advice please why not post your querie or findings within the learn & Teach section, you will hopefully find the answers you are looking for? Oop's, silly me, we are already in the learn & Teach section!
Regards & Best Wishes,
Posted 08 July 2008 - 03:39 AM
I understand now why it is so difficult for people to find scripts for non-freeware programs. What you said makes sense. The only thing in ERD that I like is the crash analyzer. I am not looking for something w/ 100's of tools. I only need the basics that are included in vistape plus firefox, a crash analyzer, avira antivirus, diganostic tools for the harddrive, memory, cpu, windows recovery, and
I have tried to use Grub4Dos and multi-boot ERD. Now that I look at what I have, it is not O&O Rescue Box 4, it is Ultimate Recovery CD 2008. This includes, among many programs, the O&O Rescue Box 4 suite. My problem is that they are not booting from a USB Flash Drive. I have tried to use PeToUSB but they still won't boot. I have a dvd combo drive, but i don't use it. I prefer putting everything on flash drives. Personally, I think that CD's are history like floppies.
Thank you again for the welcome. I hope to chat w/ you guys sometime.
Posted 08 July 2008 - 04:17 AM
Posted 08 July 2008 - 12:02 PM
Just wanted to make clear the "scope" of the thread.
ERD2005 and O&O Rescue Box 4, should be NOT "programs" but rather "self-standing" recovery environments, so the question is really not "how to add programs to VistaPE?" but "how to make a multi-boot USB stick with VistaPE, ERD2005 and O&O Rescue Box 4?"
As always the approach should be that of "partialising" the problem, i.e.:
1) find a way to have EACH of the three booting by itself on a USB stick, this appears to be already solved for VistaPE, it is easy to do with ERD2005, cannot say about O&O Rescue Box 4 which I'm not familiar with, but elder releases were just a form of XP based PE, so it should not be difficult
2) find a way to combine the three together
ERD2005 uses the "RAMdisk enabled" SETUPLDR.BIN of Server2003 SP1, and since the fact that also VistaPE is asked for, it should mean that a good amount of RAM is present on the machines where the stick will be used, so I would advise for using the RAMDISK booting approach.
If you are going for the .img format, the batches to create the images are here:
And some tutorial to use them:
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