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Originally Posted by Trippen Out;13523924 
interesting. it makes bootable isos for me. let me know what you find id be interested in some other programs as well

Just hoping someone else will wander to this thread, so I don't have to do a every 48+hrs bump/weekly bump, as starting a new thread will waste thread space technicaly..
    
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What do you have against copy and pasting?

What I do is I make the USB Drive Bootable using the HP Flash tool (many tutorials online), then just extract the .iso/installer files to the USB Stick. Works fine.
    
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What do you have against copy and pasting?

What I do is I make the USB Drive Bootable using the HP Flash tool (many tutorials online), then just extract the .iso/installer files to the USB Stick. Works fine.

The only negative to that concept is that there is no MBR, or equivilant bootability that will launch it on startup as usb boot before hdd/cd from bios, etc. There's no boot trigger for it. Just files.

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Wouldn't that be defined in the BIOS boot order itself?

You can set it to boot from USB.
    
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Wouldn't that be defined in the BIOS boot order itself?

You can set it to boot from USB.

Yes I know what you're saying, but I mean, the physical media, weather cd or dvd or usb or hdd, if it doesn't have a boot record to work with, regardless what the bios is set for, it won't boot from a document or any other file unless it has a form of a mbr.

If I burn a iso/cd image/.bin, etc, but the image had no mbr to work with, it'll not find anything to boot with, even if it's the only media in the boot order available (ie hdd/usb's disconnected physically and cdrom only pluged into mobo).

I need a program that basically, makes a mbr, boot record of a form, that is embedded as a front end for the image/images, for the usb. If possible, perhaps a front end boot up image, that can "run" multiple virtual images I just "store" as .iso 's, on the usb.

ie,

K = USB drive, say 8gb, example

K:\MBR stuff
K:\iso\image1.iso
k:\iso\image2.iso
k:\front end loader\FEL.exe ?

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An example perhaps? (Going back to old skool dos thinking)

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http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/46707-ms-dos-bootable-flash-drive-create.html

I think that's what you are looking for. The drive uses Windows 98 Boot files to create a bootable USB (MBR?).

From there, just copy whatever you want to boot (if it's bootable of course) to the USB and it'll work.
    
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Originally Posted by Le_Loup;13524276 
Yes I know what you're saying, but I mean, the physical media, weather cd or dvd or usb or hdd, if it doesn't have a boot record to work with, regardless what the bios is set for, it won't boot from a document or any other file unless it has a form of a mbr.

If I burn a iso/cd image/.bin, etc, but the image had no mbr to work with, it'll not find anything to boot with, even if it's the only media in the boot order available (ie hdd/usb's disconnected physically and cdrom only pluged into mobo).

I need a program that basically, makes a mbr, boot record of a form, that is embedded as a front end for the image/images, for the usb. If possible, perhaps a front end boot up image, that can "run" multiple virtual images I just "store" as .iso 's, on the usb.

ie,

K = USB drive, say 8gb, example

K:\MBR stuff
K:\iso\image1.iso
k:\iso\image2.iso
k:\front end loader\FEL.exe ?

--

An example perhaps? (Going back to old skool dos thinking)

- Le_Loup

i hate to say it. but thats exactly what the multiboot iso does. maybe you had it configured wrong. it should boot up into a menu and then you select which iso you wish to boot and then it continues to boot the iso
    
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i hate to say it. but thats exactly what the multiboot iso does. maybe you had it configured wrong. it should boot up into a menu and then you select which iso you wish to boot and then it continues to boot the iso

I couldn't get it setup in the first place, I understood the concept, i'd have bought a 32gb thumb drive/readyboost, etc... Just for this purpose easily, however it's not working strangely, it fails to work before I even get to put on any iso image files before it actually attempts. It's tried various cd images I have, and it's even pre downloaded some for me, and still won't do it... And it's run as admin, and i'm also admin... Plus the folder is not read only (source install folder), plus it's set for everyone user as well as myself...
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Originally Posted by SmokinWaffle;13524628 
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/46707-ms-dos-bootable-flash-drive-create.html

I think that's what you are looking for. The drive uses Windows 98 Boot files to create a bootable USB (MBR?).

From there, just copy whatever you want to boot (if it's bootable of course) to the USB and it'll work.

Sure? Doesn't the mbr/boot record look for specifically something that's associated with it? And not the contents of another iso?

And if I were to use any bootable iso image for that key, wouldn't it to be required to be dos? Or does it actually matter?

- Le_Loup
Edited by Le_Loup - 5/16/11 at 3:43pm
    
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It's the files (W98) that are put/formatted into the USB Drive when the HP tool formats it that makes it bootable.

Obviously, the iso contents itself will have to be bootable (that's a given), but other than that, yeah, it's easy as pie. Give it a go. thumb.gif
    
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It's the files (W98) that are put/formatted into the USB Drive when the HP tool formats it that makes it bootable.

Obviously, the iso contents itself will have to be bootable (that's a given), but other than that, yeah, it's easy as pie. Give it a go. thumb.gif

Bonus for me, i'm well versed in power iso, alcohol 120%, magic iso. So Contents isn't an issue. I'll try it tonight, And listen in the background to my fiance's great singing to cher and the other dude, with "I got you babe", smile.gif
    
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