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Windows 7: Multiboot DVD for windows+softwares


20 Feb 2012   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

kado897 makes a good point, I should take a little more time reading.

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YUMI uses syslinux to boot extracted distributions stored on the USB device, and reverts to using grub to Boot Multiple ISO files from USB, if necessary.
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Known Issues:
Windows XP Installer ISO will not work
- Ahh but, extracted distributions. Can it handle software it doesn't support natively or do you have know what type of boot sector you want to use?

- Reverts to using grub. Sounds like it only uses this for ISO files, but is that a problem? Maybe you could convert the lot to Grub.

- USB device. But you want DVD, can you do this? (I believe you can)

- Windows XP Installer ISO will not work. Probably because there using USB. I think Grub can boot it as a extracted distribution from a DVD.

From reading this you would at least try it. (I would try Easyboot first as I see it mentioned alot)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
You can however also add whatever extra ISOs you want and it uses GRUB to boot them.
Not sure how as I haven't use it, but I believe you.

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20 Feb 2012   #12

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I have added a windows repair disk and a Macrium WinPE recovery disk to mine. I don't think you can use a DVD instead of a USB. I can't find any option to do that. I have found that booting from USB is not only faster but is more certain to work than DVD. Not only that a DVD is limited to 4GB whereas you can get much larger USB sticks for a reasonable price these days.
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21 Feb 2012   #13

Windows 7
 
 

no it does not solve my problem, ok i have another option.
can you tell me how i can bootable menu*(as autoplay media studio menu looks). i think taht would be easy way to install anything easily.
can u help me how to make bootable autoplay menu for the mixture for windows and software?
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21 Feb 2012   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Creative Sign View Post
no it does not solve my problem, ok i have another option.
can you tell me how i can bootable menu*(as autoplay media studio menu looks). i think taht would be easy way to install anything easily.
can u help me how to make bootable autoplay menu for the mixture for windows and software?
CreativeSign you've been provided links & references where you can find the information on how to make a custom boot able operating system DVD along with another software included.

Here's what I'd like to share about Custom Multi-Boot Operating System Installation Tutorial

http://flyakite.msfn.org

You've to do a research on your own that suits your need so don't rely on step by step information, you'll learn strongly by your own research.

Good Luck!
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21 Feb 2012   #15

Windows 7
 
 

please see what exactly i am asking, want to make a dvd that include windows xp setup, windows xp live, win vista, windows 7, win 98, win me, Hiren Boot CD, Notron Ghost(which is dos base i mean the size of that ghost is in kg), winxp active passwrd changer, antivirus like rescue disk and some more things...
And As well i want that(these above all things) i want that there should b a grapgical bootable menu where my mouse also could work to install anything...
i hope you will understand what i am asking and what really i want to do....
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21 Feb 2012   #16

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I think we understand what you want Creative Sign. I have two problems with this

1. I don't know how to create a boot menu that is mouse accessible.
2. I very much doubt if you would get all those on a DVD. Windows 7 installer is 3GB alone, Hirens is another 0.4GB and a standard DVD is limited to just over 4GB.
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21 Feb 2012   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I wouldn't worry about a mouse.

Grub can boot everything you want. Can have a background Image. Can press a number key on the keyboard to select the corresponding boot entry. Can change text colors.

My Disk.
Main menu (Grub)
- Boot From Hard Drive (Windows Vista/7/2008 or Windows Xp)
- Boot Windows XP (NTLDR) from Hard Drive
- Boot Windows Vista/7 (BOOTMGR) from Hard Drive
- WinPE Tools (boots Windows 7/Vista boot loader)
--- WinPE based programs
--- Could boot Windows 7/Vista installer

- Boot NTLDR based program (could be WinXP installer)
- Load a 2nd Windows 7/Vista boot loader
--- Need a hex edit to get 2 Windows 7/Vista boot loaders on the same disk working, but I want these programs under a seperate entry from the WinPE Tools.

- Hirens Boot CD (Another Grub menu)
--- Hiren's Boot menu
--- Added back to Main Menu

- Ultimate Boot CD (Another Grub menu)
--- Ultimate Boot CD menu
--- Added back to Main Menu

- Ubuntu (Another Grub menu)
--- Try Ubuntu without installing
--- Install Ubuntu
--- Back to Main Menu

To get 2 Windows 7/Vista boot loaders on the same disk working I used a program to do it called zbootmgr.exe in multiwin9.zip found here 02 - How to create a USB drive that will install one of many choices of Windows OS's (Vista/Win7/Server 2008/XP) - PLEASE NOTE: This site is has OLD/OUTDATED info - now moved to www.RMPrepUSB.com

Another page I used for reference Grub4dos Guide - Contents

I done mine manually without the aid of 3rd party sofware like Easyboot and it was a challenge, all I can say is GOOGLE, GOOGLE and more GOOGLE.
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21 Feb 2012   #18

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To me it looks like if OP wants to create a not-so-kosher DVD, with all versions of Windows plus additional third party software. I'm wondering why nobody seems to be interested in licence issues?

Might be the lack of my education or my too low IQ but always I see these threads I can not help thinking about OS and software licences. Judging by another thread of this same OP (thread seems to be removed now) he wants to create a DVD for distribution.

Kari
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21 Feb 2012   #19

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Noted.
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21 Feb 2012   #20
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I also read the thread with licensing issues in mind but understand they come into play only if he plans to distribute the AIO DVD with copyrighted tools on it. I believe one can construct your own bootable AIO installer with your own licensed tools on it without conflict.

Are you an installer wanting all of your installers on one bootable disk? You could be a lot more explicit and engage in more of a dialogue so we understand you more clearly. You sound like you're placing an order at drive-through instead of asking for very advanced help.

What I use is a 16gb flash stick which has been formatted using Universal USB Installer with Windows 7 in the dropdown menu. This extracts the seven Windows 7 installation folders to the root but more importantly bootsects the stick so it can be used to boot any nt60 installer including Vista/Windows 7 32- and 64-bit. I then extract the others into folders on the stick with each having its ei.cfg file deleted from Sources so it's all-versions. When I want to install I spill its files into the root; when not installing Windows I keep them swept into their folder.

I can then load in all other tools, utilities, programs that are commonly used.. Since it's for my own use there are no licensing issues. I often use Acronis True Image for which I have a license, but it and XP are not themselves bootable from the same stick so I use disk. It would be nice to have XP or Acronis boot from the same stick but would take more time working it out than it does to burn a disk or throw one in my backpack.
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