Quote: Originally Posted by kado897
Just a note. The Macrium Rescue supported by SARDU is the Linux version. That is one of the reasons I went with YUMI the PE disk works fine as an unlisted ISO.
Please tell me more about YUMI - it failed for me last night.
I used Universal USB Installer – Easy as 1 2 3 | USB Pen Drive Linux
That used a Linux ISO from OCZ to give me a functional Boot Flash Drive that performs a Secure ATA Erase on my OCZ SSD.
I wish to include on a single Boot Flash Drive the same Linux ISO from OCZ
plus a 64 bit Macrium Reflect WinPE Rescue ISO.
Unfortunately the universal-usb-installer appears to be restricted to a single ISO.
I tried both YUMI-0.0.8.3.exe and YUMI-0.0.8.4.exe from YUMI - Multiboot USB Creator (Windows) | USB Pen Drive Linux
That produced a Bootable Flash Drive that included both ISO's.
After launching the Linux ISO to check that it was viable I tried to close,
and it insisted upon me logging in with user name and password,
neither of which I know and neither of which I have encountered before when using that Linux ISO.
The only way I could terminate the Linux nonsense and reboot was via Ctrl-Alt-Del.
This problem did not appear when I used the universal-usb-installer.
When I tried the WinPE ISO it loaded all its files but one,
and then gave a fatal error that it was missing
with a status of 0xc0000098.
I was unable to terminate by anything other than holding in the Power switch for 5 Seconds.
Is YUMI only suitable for 32 bit Windows XP installations,
and unsuitable for 64 bit WinPE Boot Rescue ISO's ?
As a result of Linux misadventures and or my shutdown techniques
( which I have previous used without any consequences )
I no longer have a spare Flash Drive.
Windows Explorer wants to format it and then says it is write protected,
Both Windows Disc Management and Minitool Partition Wizard say that it is Active,
and both are unable to make it inactive and both are unable to format it.
That was my only spare Flash Drive.
If possible I prefer a Multi-Boot that will allow me to transition from the Linux ISO to the WinPE ISO,
but WITHOUT going through any reboot/restart because my SSD became unbootable.
I spent an hour fighting my BIOS to make it recognise that the SSD was actually eligible for Boot Priority,
After which it booted.
I suspect that either
Linux calamities had damaged the CMOS settings,
or the fact that the BIOS saw an absolutely empty SSD during the Linux to WinPE transition caused it to cancel all Boot Priority settings,
even though a Boot Restart never caused this grief previously when the SSD was empty.
A petty irritation was that as a result of yesterday,
I now no longer saw the Boot Progress Screen,
and I had to work through all the BIOS settings before I found the option to again disable the OEM LOGO during Boot.