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Boot BART CD from the iso file in a USB drive
« on: June 04, 2010, 02:48:39 PM »
Here is explained how to boot from an ISO using the USB drive.
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/boot-multiple-iso-from-usb-multiboot-usb/

I've tried without success to add BART CD.
I've tested the following boot menu entries:

Code: [Select]
Title Bart CD
find --set-root /bart.iso
map /bart.iso (hd32)
map --hook
chainloader (hd32)

Can anybody follow me in these tests?
Any suggestions for the boot entries?
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Re: Boot BART CD from the iso file in a USB drive
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2010, 05:14:21 PM »
Hello tech,

I have tried this pendrivelinux method of booting any linux iso and it has failed in my system. It simply doesn't work. But, their universal usb installer works fine.

Try unetbootin tech. lmk what happened..

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Re: Boot BART CD from the iso file in a USB drive
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2010, 05:19:50 PM »
The "problem" is that unetbootin allows only one ISO to boot, i.e., to be "installed" in the usb drive.
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Re: Boot BART CD from the iso file in a USB drive
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2010, 05:26:17 PM »
Oki tech,

I'm checking out multiboot by pendrivelinux. Gimme a few moments. I dont have bart cd iso.

will be back.

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Re: Boot BART CD from the iso file in a USB drive
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2010, 05:30:24 PM »
I dont have bart cd iso.
I can't give you my license ;D
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Re: Boot BART CD from the iso file in a USB drive
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2010, 06:03:49 PM »
Oki anyways,

I tried it and was successful. The boot commands you can see in the menu.lst file created by the multiboot installer are different for different linux oses and also for windows type boot cds. eg : look for ultimate boot cd commands and other linux oses.

According to what I know, may be wrong, avast bart cd boots similar to windows cds. Idk. But I have assumed. Because it is based on win pe environment.

Now,

I had the windows 7 rescue disk : which you can find on bob's software list.

I just did this:

1. format the usb to fat32.
2. copy windows rescue disk to usb.
3. renamed it to winrd.iso (there should be no spaces in the name of the file- to be safe.)
4. opened MultiBootISOs-v1.4.5.exe by pendrive linux and followed the instructions, I mean i selected my pen drive and it copied a few files.
    Now is the harder one, or rather easier one.
6. opened the menu.lst file using notepad++ and entered the following code at the end of the file :

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title windows rescue disk
find --set-root /winrd.iso
map /winrd.iso (hd32)
map --hook
chainloader (hd32)


note : the file windows rescue disk was renamed to winrd.iso and it should be in the pendirve. I mean, if your pen dirve is h: , the file should be in h:\ not inside other folder.

lmk what happened.

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EDIT : But as I can see, you have already tried this stuff, So without bart cd iso, I can't help. But let me try, what error do you get?
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Re: Boot BART CD from the iso file in a USB drive
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2010, 06:27:29 PM »
Off topic, as the main chain is the BART CD, but anyway.
I've tested that. I could boot Windows Rescue CD. But it did not find my Windows installation... What's wrong?
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Re: Boot BART CD from the iso file in a USB drive
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2010, 06:31:44 PM »
Off topic, as the main chain is the BART CD, but anyway.
I've tested that. I could boot Windows Rescue CD. But it did not find my Windows installation... What's wrong?

hey tech,

list the tree of bart iso.

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Re: Boot BART CD from the iso file in a USB drive
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2010, 06:33:28 PM »
list the tree of bart iso.
I don't have it...
This is what I'm trying to find out.
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Re: Boot BART CD from the iso file in a USB drive
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2010, 06:35:53 PM »
I mean to say,

open the bart cd iso in any archiving software and list all the files in it. do not list all files. only the files in parent directory or a screen shot of it.

Also what error do you get while trying to load bart iso?

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Re: Boot BART CD from the iso file in a USB drive
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2010, 06:45:04 PM »
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Re: Boot BART CD from the iso file in a USB drive
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2010, 06:47:26 PM »
Before you ask, the "BOOT" folder...
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Re: Boot BART CD from the iso file in a USB drive
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2010, 06:49:46 PM »
It is similar to win rescue disk. Idk what is the problem.

you forgot to answer this : what is the error you get when you try to boot from bart.iso ? - last hope?

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Re: Boot BART CD from the iso file in a USB drive
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2010, 07:08:38 PM »
you forgot to answer this : what is the error you get when you try to boot from bart.iso ? - last hope?
It does not boot, got just a black screen...
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Re: Boot BART CD from the iso file in a USB drive
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2010, 07:44:50 AM »
Sorry tech,

I couldn't find a solution. Without the iso, I can't do anything (I am not asking you to give your bart cd license).

I use truecrypt and so the windows rescue disk can't find my windows installation even if I use it on cd. Don't know what is the problem with the usb boot. May be because the usb is set as the primary partition by multibootiso.exe and hence it searches for windows installation in usb, and can't find it.

Nothing much hope left on my side. May be someone else could shed some light.

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