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#1 unknown1

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 09:48 AM

Hello to all:

Anyone can help me to sort out this.Going allmost crazy,can`t get this proggy to boot from grub4dos.Did try with image file, iso file, integration into MiniPE it just doesn`t work.

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#2 was_JFX

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 10:26 AM

Hi unknown1,

Just tested and it works this way:
Create a virtual floppy with imdisk as drive A: (I name the Imagefile "HDDREGEN.IMG")
Choose it in hdd regenarator as Bootable floppy.
Unmount imdisk when hdd regenarator has done it's thing.

place the file on the bootdrive (I choose /Images/HDDREGEN.IMG)
Add this to grubs menu.lst:

title HDD REGENERATOR
map --mem /Images/HDDREGEN.IMG (fd0)
map --hook
root (fd0)
chainloader +1
boot

#3 unknown1

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 05:46 PM

Hi unknown1,

Just tested and it works this way:
Create a virtual floppy with imdisk as drive A: (I name the Imagefile "HDDREGEN.IMG")
Choose it in hdd regenarator as Bootable floppy.
Unmount imdisk when hdd regenarator has done it's thing.

place the file on the bootdrive (I choose /Images/HDDREGEN.IMG)
Add this to grubs menu.lst:

title HDD REGENERATOR
map --mem /Images/HDDREGEN.IMG (fd0)
map --hook
root (fd0)
chainloader +1
boot


Hi JFK:

Are you sure you tested it with version 1.61, it only have 2 options to make bootable USB or CD drive. When I make bootable USB drive with HDD Regenerator it loads with 98 dos files and execute program and works fine.I did try to make different formats including the files made by HDD Regenerator without luck,just getting errors depends on what commands I use in grub4dos. This is what I have on the single USB drive that is formated with HDD Regenerator and made bootable:
AUTOEXEC.BAT
COMMAND.COM
CONFIG.SYS
DRVSPACE.BIN
EXTRACT.EXE
FINDRAMD.EXE
hddreg.bat
hddreg.cab
HIMEM.SYS
IO.SYS
MSDOS.SYS
RAMDRIVE.SYS
SETRAMD.BAT

This is the only one left that I need for my work. I have build this things on the 120GB HD...
windows xp home and pro
vista aio
seven aio
miniPE
acronis rescue suite
acronis true image
nt password renew
the ultimate boot cd

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#4 was_JFX

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 11:54 PM

Oh sorry Yes was Version 1.51. :good:

Well every floppy image I have try to create, with v1.61 gives me:

Start HDD Regenerator. Please wait...
Incorrect Diskette. Press any key to exit. ^_^

But the good answer is I burned the CD Version and used Bart's Boot Image Extractor on it.

Now I have a working floppy image wich can be used with bcdw or grub.

Guess it's time I also update my Multiboot DVD

^_^

John

#5 unknown1

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 07:15 AM

Hi JFX:

Glad you sort it out,will try to do as you suggested,hope it will work this time,allmost going crazy the last few days trying to get it running with grub4dos.

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#6 unknown1

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 07:52 AM

Hi JFX:

It works,used image extractor to extract files,got hddreg.bin file,than used UltraISO converted to hddreg.ima and used this command for grub4dos:

title Start HDD Regenerator
find --set-root /images/hddreg.ima
map --mem /images/hddreg.ima (fd0)
map --hook
root (fd0)
chainloader /io.sys

Thanks for your help
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#7 DSpider

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 08:39 PM

I chose to create a bootable ISO and extracted "Bootable_1.44M.img" using 7zip (WinRAR will also do).

Then rename it to whatever you want and update your menu.lst as following:

title HDD Regenerator v1.61
map (hd0,0)/Boot/hddreg-1.61.img (fd0)
map --hook
chainloader (fd0)+1
rootnoverify (fd0)

I have a hidden "Boot" folder on my stick and inside there's "hddreg-1.61.img" (among other things) and works. Basically what GRUB4DOS does is emulate a floppy drive.


PS: How is this any better than the previously posted DOS method ? Well, instead of having all those files on my stick (AUTOEXEC.BAT, COMMAND.COM, CONFIG.SYS, IO.SYS, etc) I only have two: grldr and menu.lst which I keep marked as hidden AND as system files... Oh, and the Boot folder, of course.

I hope this helps.

#8 was_JFX

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 12:35 AM

Well i think using a image is better, it's faster cause it's map to RAM and you could also pull out your USB stick.

By the way Grub support GZip so the we can compress the image with 7zip to hddreg-1.61.gz.

#9 Zoltan The Gypsy

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 03:55 PM

I used the latest memdisk from syslinux 4.02-1 on a fat-32 formatted flash drive and grub (not grub4dos). Extracted the bootable image from the CD ISO using 7-zip. Boots and runs fine w/this grub entry:

title HDD Regenerator 1.71
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/isolinux/memdisk
initrd /boot/isolinux/Bootable_1.44M.img

(/boot/isolinux/ just happens to be the path on my flash drive - significant of nothing)

Z.




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