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#1 Shirin Zaban

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 01:25 PM

Run BartPE from Usb flash drive
Hi all


I suppose that:
1.you have run pebuilder.exe befor and you have made pebuilder.iso
2.You have downloaded PeToUSB


1.Mount your pebuilder.iso by virtual drive (I have used UltraISO to do this job).

2. Insert your USB stick and run PeToUSB. Choose your USB stick as the
destination ,Enable disk format, In source path give the address of mounted
Enable file copy.
press start and do as program wants.

After a few minutes you will have BartPE on your USB stick, That is bootable.

I have tested,was OK

That's all you should do

Note that if you want to have more utilities in this flash to run
you will need just two more works to do:

1.Adding boot loader to boot sector of flash (I prefer grub4dos, by using

2.Adding entries to menue.lst of grub

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 01:39 PM

I hope you don't mind me adding this, PEtoUSB has some limitations with formatting FAT32 drives, etc.
Instead of using this you can use the new version of RMPrepUSB.exe Windows GUI program (v2.0.733) which does a similar thing but allows you to partition and format your USB Flash drive as FAT16, FAT32 (no 32GB limit) or NTFS and add the special patches (2nd small dummy partition).

1. Obtain XP install CD
2. Use PE-Builder to make a BartPE folder (choose 'none' option not ISO)
3. Run RMPrepUSB to partition, format and copy files to your USB flash drive (tick the PE to USB checkbox)
4. Eject the drive and try it.

See RMPrepUSB pdf file (click on Help button) for more info.

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