This is a continuation of my Original Post... What can RMPrepUSB do - RMPrepUSB - grub4dos, .iso images and Booting from USB? There is so much great info on this Site, that I have just scratched the Surface!:) Make sure and go to the links for the Complete info...
- Install RMPrepUSB onto your Windows computer
- Copy RMPrepUSB to another disk so that you can run RMPrepUSB from any Windows system (i.e. portable)
- Wipe, Partition and Format a USB drive
- Make a USB drive that will boot to DOS (for instance to flash a new BIOS onto a computer)
- Backup an image of a USB drive and then restore it to a different USB drive
- Check to see if a USB Flash memory drive is good or fake (e.g. eBay / 'bargain' purchase)
- Check the read and write speed of your USB drive
- Introduction to making a multi-boot USB drive (e.g. have one flash drive that can install Windows 7, Server 2008, run Hirens Boot CD, wipe CMOS, wipe hard disks, boot to linux, run backtrack 4, boot to WinPE to image hard disks, etc.)
Boot the Ultimate Boot CD as an ISO file from a USB flash pen drive - Video
PART 3 - Adding the UBCD4WIN ISO file to your favourite grub4dos multi-boot USB drive
title UBCD4WINfind --set-root /ntldrchainloader /ntldrroot ()
However, you may already have XP or BartPE files on your USB drive or you may just want to boot from an ISO file. This can be done as follows:
- Download firadisk.gz from the Beta Downloads Tutorial section of this website.
- Copy firadisk.gz to your multiboot USB drive.
- Copy the iso file from C:\UBCD4WIN\UBCD4WinBuilder.iso to your USB multiboot drive.
- Add the following menu item to your existing menu.lst file:
title UBCD4WIN from ISO file using firadisk
find --set-root --ignore-floppies --ignore-cd /UBCD4WinBuilder.iso
map --mem /firadisk.gz (fd0)
map --mem /UBCD4WinBuilder.iso (0xff)
- Now go try it!
You can use the same technique with any XP/BartPE based ISO image.
- Download the Pre-compiled bootable ISO.zip file from here
- Use 7Zip or any other utility to open the ISO and extract the file memtest.img from the \boot folder
- Copy the memtest.img file to your USB drive
- Create using Notepad the file menu.lst on your USB drive and add the following lines:
title memtest86+ v4.10
find --set-root /memtest.img
map /memtest.img (fd0)
The drive is now ready to test.
Part 1 - Make a bootable USB pen drive
- Download and install RMPrepUSB onto your Windows XP/Vista/Win7 system (always use latest Beta) .
- Insert a USB Flash memory pen drive (or USB hard disk) into the USB port of your Windows computer and run RMPrepUSB - set the following options:
1. MAX size
2. MEMTEST as a label
4. FAT16 (or use FAT32 if you have >2GB USB drive) + Boot as HDD (2PTNS)
5. Leave COPY FILES box unticked
6. Click Prepare Drive to format the USB pen (Note: you will lose all contents as it reformats the drive!)
Fig. 1 Notice that the settings are numbered 1 to 6 for you - just set each one and then click on 6 Prepare Drive
- Click on Install grub4dos - answer 'Yes' to use the MBR option and hit Enter when prompted to copy the grldr file over - or use PBR option if you prefer.
(You can use MBR or PBR with RMPrepUSB as it uses a special version of grubinst which works even when booting MS-DOS)
- Now follow tutorial #20 on how to add MemTest86+ to the USB drive you have just prepared (Memtest86+ is a good one to start with because it is quick to boot and ideal for testing the grub4dos menu with - or if you prefer, try tutorial #37 for a FreeDOS USB bootable pen drive).
Assuming you have added MemTest86+, you should now have a USB drive with the following 3 files on it:
Note that grub4dos consists of two parts as explained previously. Part 1 is the boot code which does not actually exist as a file and so cannot be seen. It's code can be located either in the Master Boot Record (first sectors on a disk) or in the Partition Boot Record (first sectors at the start of a partition). This is written to the disk when you click on the 'Install grub4dos' button. Part 2 is the main grub4dos code which is loaded by the Part 1 boot code. Part 2 is just the file grldr which should be located on the root of your bootable drive or boot partition. This grldr file is also copied from the RMPrepUSB application folder to the drive when you click on the 'Install grub4dos' button. If you wish to use a different version of grub4dos, simply replace the grldr file on the USB boot drive with your different version.
Once glrdr loads, it will look for a menu to display. The menu is in the form of a file named menu.lst which is normally placed in the root of the drive. If one is not found, grub4dos will display a command prompt. You can type in grub4dos commands at the grub4dos command prompt (such as help).
PC Repair - USB Multipass Part 2 - Making the USB menu entries for GRUB4DOS
10 - Boot BITDEFENDER Rescue CD from USB as an ISO filehttp://www.rmprepusb.com/tutorials/boot-bitdefender-from-usb-as-an-iso-file
Useful External Links (Windows 7 ISOs)Go there...
Download Windows 7 Integrated With SP1 ISO – Official Direct Download Links
Downloading these ISO images from Digital River is legal and free of charge. Downloaded ISO images will be of virus and malware free as Digital River is official Download Channel. However you need to purchase a license key to activate Windows 7 after using for 30 days. We’re not sure by using command “ slmgr -rearm” you can use evaluation copy further for 120 days.
Download Windows 7 Integrated SP1 ISO ImagesGo there...
- RMPrepUSB - Partition and format your USB drive and make it bootable with RMPrepUSB (a Windows utility)
- Boot the Ultimate Boot CD as an ISO file from a USB flash pen drive - YouTube
- sites.google.com/site/ rmprepusb - Google Search
- bootland.net - Google Search
- boot-land.net - Google Search
- sites.google.com/site/ rmprepusb - Google Search
- 36 - Boot to Hiren's Boot CD from a USB drive (v13/v14/v15) - RMPrepUSB
- Search results - RMPrepUSB
- Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool
- PC Repair - USB Multipass Part 2 - Making the USB menu entries for GRUB4DOS - YouTube
- Useful External Links (Windows 7 ISOs) - RMPrepUSB
- Download Windows 7 Integrated With SP1 ISO – Official Direct Download Links
- 10 - Boot BITDEFENDER Rescue CD from USB as an ISO file - RMPrepUSB
- 24 - How to boot Ultimate Boot CD for Windows (UBCD4WIN) from a USB drive (and even from an ISO file) - RMPrepUSB
- steve6375's Channel - YouTube
- RMPrepUSB - RM'sPreparation utility for USB drives
- Create Bootable Windows or Linux USB with RMPrepUSB
- • What can RMPrepUSB do? - RMPrepUSB
- • Quick Start Guide - RMPrepUSB