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#1 Shirin Zaban

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 07:50 AM

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MultiOS MultiBoot All in ONE By Aero
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HI all

Today i want to talk about making a Multiboot CD/DVD that can Run setups for several
Operating systems ,for example vista,several types of XP (Unattended,Customized,sp2,
sp3,...),win 2000,win ME,Win98

Ofcourse You can run WinBuilder LiveXP,BartPE ,and and your favorite utilities by
this DVD but i will not talk about them in this tutor.


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Step_0: Introduction
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There are some problems when we want to have multiboot MultiOS CD/DVD.for example if we
want to save more than one kind of windows XP in one DVD,we see that all of them have
I386 directory,so if we try to copy them in one place they will be overwriten.and if we
save each of them in another directory,it will not be bootable.

So what to DO?
There are several methodes to bypass this problem,and here i explain a methode that you
can use by Aero Studio.

I suppose that you want to have setups below in your Multiboot DVD:

_ Setup Windows vista (I tested by vista home lite version 2).
_ Setup Windows XP sp2 Origional English
_ Setup Windows XP sp2 Customized


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Step_1: Making Ready Our needed source files for Windows setups
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_ Make a directory some where and rename it to "SOURCE" (for example in D:\).

_ Copy All contents of you Vista bootable DVD (or CD for lite version) to "D:\SOURCE"
directory.

_ Make a directory inside "SOURCE" directory and rename it "SYS" .

_ Make directories below inside "SYS" directory:

"XPEN" and "MYXP"

_ Copy all contents of "Windows XP sp2 Origional English" in D:\SOURCE\SYS\XPEN\

_ Copy all contents of "Windows XP sp2 Customized" in D:\SOURCE\SYS\MYXP\


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Step_2: Making Ready Our needed Boot Files
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Now we have Most of the files we need to make our media,but we need some other files
so do as below:

_ Make a directory some where and rename it to "BOOT" (for example in D:\).

_ Make another directory by the name of "XPEN" inside D:\BOOT directory and Copy just
I386 Directory of "Windows XP sp2 Origional English" CD inside it.

_ Make another directory by the name of "MYXP" inside D:\BOOT directory and Copy just
I386 Directory of "Windows XP sp2 Customized" CD inside it.

_ Copy files below from One of XP CDs inside "BOOT" Directory (you will need to copy
other files if you want to have win 2000 or 2003 setups too):

WIN51
WIN51IP
WIN51IP.SP1
WIN51IP.SP2


_ Now We should Copy Boot files for vista and XPCD's (in BIN Format).if you do not have
them do as below:

Download BBIE (Bart's Boot Image Extractor) and extract that some where,then put your
bootable CD or DVD in CD/DVD ROM and use command below to extract the boot file of that:
(Z in command is your CD/DVD Drive)

bbie z:

The program will extract the boot info by the name of image1.bin in extracted directory.
If you have ISO of your Windows CD ,you can use command bellow too:

bbie c:\myxp.iso

So :

_ place your vista CD/DVD in dvd rom,run bbie.exe,rename the extracted file to "VISTA.BIN"
and copy it to D:\BOOT\ directory.

_ Do the same action by your other windows CDs and rename the extracted files as below and
put them in D:\BOOT\ directory :

XPEN.BIN
MYXP.BIN

Notes:
You will need some other BIN (and Other Bootable ) Files if you want to have More Kind of
windowses and also your favorite utilities in your DVD.

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Step_3: Needed Files that are nessesory beside files above
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To start setup process by Win XP ,2000,2003 and else ,we will need some other files,For this
purpose we should do some work as below:

_ We should copy More than 200 files and folder from I386 directory of each windows to some
place.To make the copy process of needed files easy ,i have placed "Bat Files.zip" in
attachment.this zip file has 3 bat files below:

2000.bat that is used to extract needed files, when you want to have win 2000 in your DVD.
2003.bat is used to extract needed files,when you want to have win 2003 in your DVD.
xp.bat is used to extract needed files,when you want to have win xp in your DVD.

I have get them from Installed trial version of very nice software "EasyBoot".for this tutor
we will use "XP.BAT" as below (and using the other ones for other windowses are the same):

_ Copy "XP.BAT" to D:\BOOT\MYXP directory and run it.after a few seconds,all needed files
that are nesesory to run "Windows XP sp2 Customized" setup will be extracted to D:\BOOT\MYXP
directory.Now you can delete I386 directory from MYXP Folder.

_Do the same for "Windows XP sp2 Origional English" ( and other windows that you want to have).

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Step_4: Editing some Files inside BOOT directory
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If we burn our DVD just by files above,it will not be bootable,because files are not placed
in standard format.so We need to edit few files in "BOOT" directory ,to say to system,where
to find boot files for each windows and how to run them.

Lets go through editing files needed for "Windows XP sp2 Origional English" to be bootable:

_ Open "XPEN.BIN" from "BOOT" directory by your favorite hex editor.
_ Search for string "i386" on it and replace all instance by the word "XPEN".and save it.

_ Do the same process by file "BOOT\XPEN\SETUPLDR.BIN and save that.

_ Open "BOOT\XPEN\TXTSETUP.SIF" by notepad, search for "SetupSourcePath" section, you will
see that it is as:

SetupSourcePath = "\"
change that to:

SetupSourcePath = "\SYS\XPEN"


_ Do the same process for "Windows XP sp2 Customized" ,just use string "MYXP" in hex editing
and address below:

SetupSourcePath = "\SYS\MYXP"

_ You should Do the same process if you want to have other windowses,Just note that:

1.Name of Folders in "BOOT" directory should be just 4 charactors.
2.Name of all directories insid "BOOT" directory should be uppercase.
3.Name of all edited files should be upper case.

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Step_5: Using Aero Studio to make our Multiboot MultiOS ISO
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I am not going to explain all process by aero,i suppose that you are familiar by that
so i will tell just commands that you shoul use.(If you are not familiar by aero see
link below , there are a lot of informations there)

http://www.boot-land...hp?showforum=72

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1_ Run Aero,make your project as you want by your favorite pictures and themes.
2_ Use "BOOT" directory as source for aero project.
3_ Use commands below for runing setups for different windowses

For windows vista :

run (cd)/vista.bin

for Windows XP sp2 Origional English:

run (cd)/xpen.bin

for Windows XP sp2 Customized:

run (cd)/myxp.bin

4.Make your basic iso by aero (For example d:\MyAero.ISO

5.Open d:\MyAero.ISO by Ultra iso and add contents of D:\Source directory to iso and
save it

Notes:

_Name of All Directories in this iso should be UPPERCASE.
_when making iso by ultraiso,disable "Allow lower case" (in file > properties.. section).

_May be you ask why i did not used both BOOT and SOURCE directories as a source for aero
i have answered several times this question in other places as:

When source directory selected for aero process gets more than about 100 or 200 MB,the
aero acts as below:

a_ Some times does not do any thing,and does not show any information.
b_ some times it begins to make but making iso process takes very very long time to finish
c_ Just seldom times it does the work perfectly

Any way Aero is realy very nice app,i love it and here agin i hope there will be some day
that we will see included english help insid aero

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thats all

shirin zaban

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#2 mahdi

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 07:34 AM

thanks a lot,i tried it.it works
that was a log time that i was searching a way to do this job
thanks

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 11:26 AM

Very useful...thanks.
I hope you'll post in future a guide to add a livexp too... :)

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 02:35 PM

Very useful...thanks.
I hope you'll post in future a guide to add a livexp too... :)


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Dear megaborq

i will do that but a week or two later
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Posted 19 April 2009 - 06:42 PM

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Dear megaborq

i will do that but a week or two later
shirin zaban

thanks..... :)

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 11:10 AM

Hello Shirin....
Like many others I've been looking and also asked for a tutorial of this kind and here it is. I haven't tried it yet but I will.
Nice job on the clear explanation.
What I'd like to ask you if you could write a tutorial on how to add Acronis True Image, Acronis Disk Director and Paragon Partition Manager. I'm not sure on which of the last 2 I'm gonna use that's why I added both. I would really appreciate this if it's no trouble for you.

Thanks in advance...

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 04:21 PM

hi paulika

OK, I will try the applications you said,and then i will write the tutor.
Just because of some other jobs,this may take about 2 weeks.

have nice times

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 04:24 PM

hi paulika

OK, I will try the applications you said,and then i will write the tutor.
Just because of some other jobs,this may take about 2 weeks.

have nice times

shirin zaban


That's ok...
I'll be looking forward for that
Thanks again

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Posted 14 June 2009 - 10:47 PM

Thanks you very Shirin.

How can i follow you post? i love it.

ps. i can't register, i use kdk007 instead

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 08:45 AM

Thanks you very Shirin.

How can i follow you post? i love it.

ps. i can't register, i use kdk007 instead

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Dear kdk007

Thanks a lot for your friendly notes,if you have special questions,please message me
i think i am getting too old,but my english is poor yet

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 09:49 AM

Hi. Thanks 4 the tutorial. I would like to know how to add offline nt password and registy editor. I tried using bcdw command for the iso image but i keep getting kernel error. Cannot find linux

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 11:18 AM

Hi thanks for your tutorial
DO you think is possible to create a dvd with windows 7 windows vista e windows xp ?

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 03:45 PM

To fe007

Some times There are some problems when using BCDW command in aero (I think the bcdw file
inside aero has some errors).
Any way,many times i have made bootable iso by "bcdw" (not aero) and it worked perfect,i did
the same project by EasyBoot,(using bcdw inside that)it worked perfect too,but when i tried
that by aero,failed!!!

Do not wory about that ,because i have found a way to use this kind of projects by aero.and i
will upload a tutorial about this kind of subjects in next week

Note that 1st try your project by BCDW2.0 an get sure that it works,if it works by bcdw,then
wait for my tutor.

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To megaborg

I have not tried this kind of working by windows seven yet,but as i know working by that is like working by vista.

any way if i get some time i will try your question and if i could,i will replay

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 01:15 PM

Thanks for the tutorial. Do you think it's possible to make all this bootable from an USB hard drive? Any changes to be made?

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 02:15 PM

Thanks for the tutorial. Do you think it's possible to make all this bootable from an USB hard drive? Any changes to be made?

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Hi Pr()ZaC

Todays i am working on Using a lot of bootable applications on USB.
After finishing tests i will upload the result as tutor

have nice times

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 11:28 AM

Thanks!
I'm trying to make a all-in-one multiOS (XP HOME OEM, XP PRO OEM, XP HOME FULL, XP PRO FULL, VISTA, UBUNTU) installation usb HD drive and additional tools like the hiren's boot cd (which I use a lot) would be great.

I'm looking forward to your tutorial.

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 12:07 PM

Thanks!
I'm trying to make a all-in-one multiOS (XP HOME OEM, XP PRO OEM, XP HOME FULL, XP PRO FULL, VISTA, UBUNTU) installation usb HD drive and additional tools like the hiren's boot cd (which I use a lot) would be great.

I'm looking forward to your tutorial.


not possible on a usb hdd AFAIK

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 02:19 PM

Hi Pr()ZaC

For second part of your notes (additional tools like the ....using warez tool),we do not talk about this types of tools in bootland,
any way ,maybe my tutor in link below can teach you the way of using that by windows xp sp3 together:

http://www.ezbsystem...t=ST;f=1;t=2922

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 03:40 PM

Sorry about mentioning Hiren, but it contains freeware tools I use the most (memtest, HD testing tools from each brand). I don't use the "warez" software contained, since I'm a freeware supporting person.

Anyway, maanu, I thought that the hd drive would act like a flash/pen drive for this kinf of purpose.

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 05:07 PM

Sorry about mentioning Hiren, but it contains freeware tools I use the most (memtest, HD testing tools from each brand). I don't use the "warez" software contained, since I'm a freeware supporting person.


Then, use UBCD which contains ONLY freeware:
http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/
(AND all the memtest HD test tools you may want/need)

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 08:52 PM

Absolutely love what you've done with this, and to be able to extend it's use to include Windows7 will be awesome... Thanks so much.

Can't wait to see the full-blown USB version. It must be able to be done looking at this thread right here... http://www.boot-land...?showtopic=9469

That looks fantastic, but it seems that Sara doesn't want/isn't able to share the how to do part.

Having a full blown GUI like she has created (with the ability to add your own menu items like AVG/whatever...) and be able to update it as required... an IT guys dream.

Thanks again (in anticipation)

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 09:24 PM

Hi fritzman

1.Thank you for your notes
2.Why do not try tutor in link below for USB?

http://www.boot-land...?showtopic=9497

Try your project and if you got prblem let us to know and help

have nice times

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 09:57 PM

Thanks... I will check that out and have a play once it gets quieter.

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 10:44 AM

thank u so very much for such a nice tutorial. i really needed that. ur tutorials are as shirin as ur name and ur posts.

lots of love & respect

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 07:31 PM

Thanks a lot :(

but are the final result for folders an files like this:
XPEN <==folder
XPAR <==folder
XPCR <==folder
WIN51 <==file
WIN51IP <==file
WIN51IP.SP3 <==file
XPAR.BIN <==file
XPCR.BIN <==file
XPEN.BIN <==file

I did every thing you said I think :( ???
and I insert into all folders the folder "I386 "
when I run the project just I see this massage " Run bootstrap program ."
_

what is the problem you think?

exuz me for my English :cheers:




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