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Windows 7: creating a 2 OS thumb drive

22 Jan 2010   #41
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks. I will try that in a little while.


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22 Jan 2010   #42
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by woebetide View Post
And the same for OSDEVICE
Ok it seems I have accomplished the first part successfully.
Code:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>E:

E:\>cd dart\boot

E:\dart\boot>bcdedit /store bcd /enum

Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier              {bootmgr}
description             Windows Boot Manager
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {globalsettings}
default                 {default}
displayorder            {default}
                        {e616cadf-07c5-11df-9aee-001558508051}
toolsdisplayorder       {memdiag}
timeout                 30

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {default}
device                  ramdisk=[boot]\sources\boot.wim,
{7619dcc8-fafe-11d9-b411-000476eba25f}
path                    \windows\system32\boot\winload.exe
description             System Repair x86
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
osdevice                ramdisk=[boot]\sources\boot.wim,
{7619dcc8-fafe-11d9-b411-000476eba25f}
systemroot              \windows
detecthal               Yes
winpe                   Yes
ems                     Yes

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {e616cadf-07c5-11df-9aee-001558508051}
device                  ramdisk=[boot]\sources\dart64.wim,
{7619dcc8-fafe-11d9-b411-000476eba25f}
path                    \windows\system32\boot\winload.exe
description             System Repair x64
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
osdevice                ramdisk=[boot]\sources\dart64.wim,
{7619dcc8-fafe-11d9-b411-000476eba25f}
systemroot              \windows
detecthal               Yes
winpe                   Yes
ems                     Yes

E:\dart\boot>
Is there something else I need to do? I tried to use image burn to create the iso, but so far I don't get any boot menu. The above just sits at a blinking cursor. Do I need some other program to finish this?

Cheers!
Robert
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22 Jan 2010   #43
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You can only use cdimage, oscdimg, or vlite to create the .iso. Other programs can't make a bootable .iso from etfsboot.com.

If you shift and right click on etfsboot.com ( it's in the boot folder ) , then select Copy as path.

Post the path up and I will post back the command to create the .iso with oscdimg.

oscdimg.zip d/l the .zip, rt click, Unblock, Apply, OK. Extract the zip.

Then copy oscdimg.exe into the Windows\System32 partition of the o/s you are booted into.


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22 Jan 2010   #44
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
You can only use cdimage, oscdimg, or vlite to create the .iso. Other programs can't make a bootable .iso from etfsboot.com.

If you shift and right click on etfsboot.com ( it's in the boot folder ) , then select Copy as parth.

Post the path up and I will post back the command to create the .iso with oscdimg.

Attachment 49418 d/l the .zip, rt click, Unblock, Apply, OK. Then copy oscdimg.exe into the Windows\System32 partition of the o/s you are booted into.
Then I could use vlite? I have that ...
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22 Jan 2010   #45
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yes, just open vlite - browse to the folder you made which contains the installation files, after it has loaded, clcik Next.

It will ask you to select an Edition ( it doesn't matter which one - it only matters if you are editing the wim - which you aren't ).

Tick only "bootable .iso" - Next, make sure "create image" is in the drop down , then click "Make .iso" . Select a place to put it in the save window that opens. As soon as you click Save - he starts making the .iso - takes 3mins.

BTW - not related to this - do you have a copy of bcdboot from build 7000 - anybody?
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22 Jan 2010   #46
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Yes, just open vlite - browse to the folder you made which contains the installation files, after it has loaded, clcik Next.

It will ask you to select an Edition ( it doesn't matter which one - it only matters if you are editing the wim - which you aren't ).

Tick only "bootable .iso" - Next, make sure "create image" is in the drop down , then click "Make .iso" . Select a place to put it in the save window that opens. As soon as you click Save - he starts making the .iso - takes 3mins.
I think even I can do that! Thanks so much!!

Cheers!
Robert
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23 Jan 2010   #47
iseeuu

 
 

Success!

creating a 2 OS thumb drive-system_repair_cd_86-64.png

vlite was a dud. Had to use oscdimg to create my image. But now I have other questions: Where is the bootsect.exec I have been using on the x86 repair CD to repair my test system?

creating a 2 OS thumb drive-sys_repair_boot_01.png

Also missing is memtest, and memtest.efi for x64. Perhaps I should add the files to the boot folder of my next dual repair CD?

That still doesn't expalin how I can execute bootsect.exe from the Repair CD when it isn't there?


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creating a 2 OS thumb drive-sys_repair_boot_02.png 
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23 Jan 2010   #48
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

It's inside boot.wim ( or dart.wim for your x64 ) and loads into ram with the rest of winpe.

Extract the .wim and look at the contents. ( For no apparent reason - you seem to have named it dart.wim ? )
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23 Jan 2010   #49
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
It's inside boot.wim ( or dart.wim for your x64 ) and loads into ram with the rest of winpe.

Extract the .wim and look at the contents. ( For no apparent reason - you seem to have named it dart.wim ? )
As suggested by Woebetide:
Quote:
Create a folder and extract the content of the x86 iso in it. (let's say in k:\dart)
Rename the boot.wim from the x64 to something like dart64.wim.
Copy the dart64.wim to the k:\dart\sources folder.
creating a 2 OS thumb drive

OK, that makes sense. Now when I tried to run the memory utility from the menu (as pictured in my post) I received an error message that it wasn't there? Not that I intend to rely on that memory utility, but for convenience if I add the memtest file to the boot folder would that make it available?
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23 Jan 2010   #50
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

No idea - never tried. Give it a go - you could try running it from cmd prompt and cd to the boot directory.
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