April 15th, 2010, 03:43 PM #1
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Trying to set up Dual Boot USB Pendrive
i tried this for 2 days now and went through about 30 different setups. Still I just can't get this thing to work.
What I have is a readymade FAT32 USB-Stick with knoppix installed to it via the normal knoppix menu method. That works great!
It uses SYSLINUX as a bootmgr -> I'm ready any time to change that, if necessary.
Now I'd like to integrate BartPE on that stick as well.
I have an Image created by PEbuilder called BartPE.iso (its meant for CD booting and contains all the boot sector stuff).
In this image, i changed the ramdisk.sys to WinServer2003sp file.
The ISO resides in /bartpe/bartpe.iso - this seems to be necessary in order to boot that thing to RAM.
Since I followed so many tutorials an none of them worked out I now have hundreds of possibilities. Can someone please tell me a way of getting it to work?
These are the things we can work with:
- winnt.sif in root directory of stick containing
BootDevice = "ramdisk(0)"
BootPath = "\I386\SYSTEM32\"
OsLoadOptions = "/noguiboot /fastdetect /minint /rdexportascd /rdpath=/bartpe/bartpe.iso"
- syslinux.cfg in /boot/syslinux/syslinux.cfg right now, the currently NOT working entry there is
APPEND hd0 1 ntldr=/NTLDR
- NTLDR in root from setupldr.bin winser2003SP
- NTDetect.com in Root
- pe2usb.bin from pebuilder that also seems to be some kind of bootsector image but some tutorials say it is not needed at all, while others say it's essential.
- grub4dos didn't work out as well...
Pheew... Can anybody help me solve this problem out? It can't be that hard - I simply have no clue about Syslinux and bootloaders.
The only thing I want the USB-key to do is boot into bartpe.iso when i type bartpe in. Please help meDo you also hear those voices?
April 24th, 2010, 02:16 AM #2
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D: kinda late reply but i managed to do this with grub4dos.
After installing grub to the USB drive i just extracted the files from the iso to a sub-folder then edited grub's menu.lst to point to each bootdisk's kernel and initrd.
default /default title Boot from Hard Drive\n rootnoverify (hd0,0) chainloader (hd0,0)+1 title root title Hiren BootCD\nRun Dos Programs find --set-root /HBCD/boot.gz kernel /HBCD/memdisk initrd /HBCD/boot.gz title Mini WindowsXp\nRun Antivirus and other windows programs find --set-root /HBCD/XPLOADER.BIN chainloader /HBCD/XPLOADER.BIN title System RescueCd\nLinux Rescue Disk root (hd0,0) kernel /sysrcd-1.3.5/syslinux/rescuecd subdir=sysrcd-1.3.5 setkmap=us initrd /sysrcd-1.3.5/syslinux/initram.igz title Puppy Linux\nITS A PUPPY DOOOOD find --set-root /puppy/boot.cat kernel /puppy/vmlinuz initrd /puppy/initrd.gz
Last edited by Raiju; April 24th, 2010 at 02:02 PM.
July 11th, 2010, 01:32 AM #3◄ it is what it is ►
August 31st, 2010, 10:34 PM #4
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Raiju, could you tell me how you set you're USB up. I want to do basically the same as you did.
On my usb I already have syslinux that boots a password cracker, I would like to have it in the grob4dos menu.
Also where did you get the XPloader (I have a portable Micro XP 0.82, witch runs in quemu but it isn't bootable natively)
And i have this ( QEMU-Puppy - A Personal Portable Computer ) also.
Is there a way to just use syslinux for all four boot?
Qemu Micro XP
Qemu Puppy Linux
Ultimate Boot CD
Both the qemu OS's can be started from within windows or linux, the goal is to also be able to use the qemu OS in the vm OS started.
So i really have no idea how to set this up. Should i have each boot option in a different partition or just folders?
Ya sorry for all the questions, if you don't get what i mean i will try to elaborate.
February 11th, 2011, 08:18 AM #5
SARDU - Shardana Antivirus Rescue Disk Utility
Should do the trick. It's a Windows GUI to build what you're trying to do. Apparently it'd be advisable to get the beta. I've never used it but I used multisystem I think it was called to make a nice systems tool usb. Check out Pendrive Linux for Windows and linux tools to build this kind of thing.
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