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PROGRAM UPDATE - U_XP_SET Package - Install XP from USB

  • Added MBRWiz64.exe for 64-bit Windows Support
  • Improved error handling

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PROGRAM UPDATE - U_XP_SET Package - Install XP from USB

- Removed bug in Make_USB.exe and Make_USB-2.exe which would give a pop-up Invalid FileSystem Return Error when clicking the GO Button.

This could take place for FAT and FAT32 formatted USB-sticks.

Sorry for the inconvenience, wll you please re-download U_XP_SET

Thanks to amalux for reporting this program bug.

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PROGRAM UPDATE - U_XP_SET Package - Install XP from USB

Make_USB.exe and Make_USB_2.exe were updated.

The procedure of Format Stick Button will now make Bootable FAT and FAT32 USB-sticks.

For NTFS Format the procedure was already OK, but FAT32 and FAT sticks were NOT bootable.

After many experiments, I hope to have realized now a reliable procedure for all cases to make really bootable USB-sticks.

The procedure for FAT32 and FAT includes an essential Disconnect pop-up.

Please try and report about the new procedure.

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PROGRAM UPDATE - U_XP_SET Package - Install XP from USB

Make_USB.exe was updated.

The Format Stick procedure includes now all patches found useful by cdob and online for making bootable USB-sticks. Thanks for testing :thumbup

CHS Knock-out Patches and Make Second Dummy Partition are user Selectable and involve:

  1. Apply HP Patch to USB-stick MBR Code for CHS Knock-out
  2. Apply 4x NOP Patch to FAT32 and NTFS BootSector for CHS Knock-out
  3. Make Second Partition - 40 MB FAT32 as Dummy

Please try and report about bootability of USB-sticks made with the Format Stick procedure of Make_USB.exe

So forget about Make_USB_2.exe since now everything is included in Make_USB.exe

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PROGRAM UPDATE - U_XP_SET Package - Install XP from USB

Fixed - Indicated Copy Time in Make_USB.exe was too small and wrong by factor 2.5

Fixed - MBR_Backup.cmd could not run when DATE contained forward slash instead of - sign

Thanks to amalux for reporting problem when running MBR_Backup.cmd

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PROGRAM UPDATE - U_XP_SET Package - Install XP from USB

In Make_USB.exe program:

  • Added : Install of Grub4dos MBR BootCode Selectable, which allows to make Bootable USB-sticks without the need of having XP Setup Source. B)
    In this case Grub4dos grldr BootLoader can e.g. direct Boot CD ISO or floppy images or chainload BOOTMGR of Vista or Windows 7 Setup Source. :thumbup
  • Changed : Value of Calculated CopyTime as displayed in statusbar.
  • Changed : Size of Dummy Second Partition in Format Stick procedure was reduced to 1 Cylinder corresponding to 8 MB
  • Changed : Disconnect not needed anymore for FAT32 and FAT in Format Stick procedure by making use of touchdrv.exe

General Changes:

  • Changed : Reduced the need of selecting Windows XP Setup source folder by making use of XP Bootfiles in makebt\Boot_XP folder. ;)
  • Changed : Grub4dos Updated to version grub4dos-0.4.4-2009-05-13
  • Changed : Graphical User Interface improved to allow display of long filepath.

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PROGRAM UPDATE - U_XP_SET Package - Install XP from USB

Make_USB.exe program is now compatible with x64 versions of Windows. :thumbup:

Thanks to Lancelot and blue_life for giving Function SystemFileRedirect for x64 Support

and for testing Make_USB.exe with x64 version of Windows XP. ;)

Download - U_XP_SET.exe

Thanks for all and Cheers

B)

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PROGRAM UPDATE - U_XP_SET Package - Install XP from USB

USB_XP_Setup.exe has Changed:

For Install of XP from any Harddisk folder or from CD / DVD disk,

the XP Source is always Copied to $WIN_NT$.~LS folder on Target Install-drive, which enables to make use of TEXTMODE Drivers defined in winnt.sif and located in $OEM$\TEXTMODE folder of the XP Source.

USB-Harddisk with XP source can be removed after running USB_XP_Setup.exe so that it does not give unwanted DriveLetter shifting in XP Setup.

Also using rdummy.sys for USB-Harddisk is no longer needed this way.

Using $WIN_NT$.~LS as XP source folder on Target Install-drive, makes the procedure more looking like using winnt32.exe but it does NOT have the usual errors occurring when using winnt32.exe on SP3 XP Sources integrated with UpdatePacks.

Copy is NOT necessary when XP Source is on USB-stick and without using TEXTMODE Drivers, thus saving some copytime.

In this case SetupSourcePath and SetupSourceDevice are specified in txtsetup.sif to find XP Setup Source Folder on USB-stick.

General Changes for using Windows PE 2 ISO images:

The Grub4dos menu.lst Menu entries for Windows PE 2.1 or VistaPE ISO images has been modified

by using chainloader (0xff) instead of chainloader /BOOTMGR

It works quite well this way and allows to use the FileSelector also for other CD ISO images without BOOTMGR file.

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PROGRAM UPDATE - U_XP_SET Package - Install XP from USB

Make_USB.exe and USB_XP_Setup.exe

Update so that Network Shared Folders can also be used as Source Folders.

Download - U_XP_SET

In LiveXP you can Connect to Network Drive using PENetwork Manager with

Path: \\ComputerName\ShareName

User: ComputerName\UserName

Pass: PassWord

It might be necessary to switch off the Firewall of the Network computer.

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PROGRAM UPDATE - U_XP_SET Package - Install XP from USB

A new program was added to U_XP_SET package:

Make_IMG.exe - Make and Install Boot Image File - Type IMG or ISO

Make_IMG.exe runs only with 32-bits Windows XP as Operating System.

Supported are:

  • Make and Install 15 MB FreeDOS FAT12 Superfloppy IMG file from Source Folder containing kernel.sys
  • Make and Install 25 MB MS-DOS FAT16 Superfloppy IMG file from Source Folder containing IO.SYS
  • Make and Install 15 MB XP Recovery Console FAT12 IMG file Booting from RAMDISK and made from Windows XP Setup Source
  • Make and Install LiveXP / BartPE / UBCD4Win ISO or NTFS Compressed IMG Files Booting from RAMDISK (max 500 MB)
  • Install WinPE 2.1 or VistaPE ISO files Booting from RAMDISK
  • Install CD-ISO file e.g. ubcd50b12.iso or pmagic-4.0.iso or LiveXP_RAM.iso as boot option in GRUB4DOS menu.lst Menu

Images are made from a Virtual Drive by using Virtual Disk Driver (VDK) of Ken Kato.

http://chitchat.at.infoseek.co.jp/vmware/vdk.html

You will find the Image files in U_XP_SET\USB_XP_Setup\makebt\make_image folder.

For the XP Recovery Console a 15 MB FAT12 Superfloppy Image file is made, where the cmdcons folder is generated by parsing dosnet.inf of the Windows XP Setup Source.

Then cmdcons folder is renamed as i386 and ramdisk.sys of win2k3 is added instead of the original one.

In root of bootdrive we have setupldr.bin of win2k3 renamed as the bootloader RMLDR, which is patched for using rcons.sif as setup information instead of winnt.sif to allow MultiBoot Environment.

More Info: http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?...=5316&st=60

I would like to thank jaclaz for making use of his CATCH22 folder.

Adding the CATCH22 folder to the root of any HD-like device allows to use Recovery Console Superfloppy Boot Image without using admin password and to get unlimited access to any folder by connecting to CATCH22 instead of to WINDOWS folder.

http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?sho...20983&st=25

For the LiveXP / BartPE / UBCD4Win ISO or NTFS Compressed IMG Files Booting from RAMDISK, it is possible to migrate USB-stick to DriveLetter U: so that Shifting of other Drive Letters is prevented.

Install of Boot Image files is possble on Harddisk Boot Drive C: or on Bootable USB-stick made e.g. with Make_USB.exe by making boot entries in GRUB4DOS menu.lst Menu and in some cases in XP boot.ini Menu as well.

The program will recognize the type of image and will generate the corresponding GRUB4DOS entry in menu.lst

The DOS Superfloppy Images including DOS-Apps are booting from RAM, which allows to boot with DOS from a NTFS Harddisk.

GRUB4DOS is updated to the latest version grub4dos-0.4.4-2009-06-11

which is also essential for booting the DOS Superfloppy Images using the generated menu.lst entries.

More Info on GRUB4DOS Menu entries for various types of Image files:

http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=5041

http://diddy.boot-land.net/grub4dos/Grub4dos.htm

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PROGRAM UPDATE - U_XP_SET Package - Install XP from USB

Make_IMG.exe - Make and Install Boot Image File - Type IMG or ISO

- ImDisk of Olof Lagerkvist is used now as Virtual disk driver instead of VDK

ImDisk virtual disk driver for Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008

http://www.ltr-data.se/opencode.html

Make_IMG.exe runs now with Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Windows7 Operating System,

but it needs to install previously the ImDisk Driver using U_XP_SET\USB_XP_Setup\makebt\imdiskinst.exe

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PROGRAM UPDATE - U_XP_SET Package - Install XP from USB

Make_IMG.exe - Make and Install Boot Image File - Type IMG or ISO

- Changed: Support for 64-bits XP by making proper use of Func SystemFileRedirect($Wow64Number) to find imdisk.exe

Function given by Lancelot and blue_life for support of x64 Windows

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PROGRAM UPDATE - U_XP_SET Package - Install XP from USB

Make_USB.exe

- Better testing for valid MBR BootCode in making Bootable USB-stick

- Added PLoP BootManager running from grub4dos menu to PreLoad USB 2.0 driver

This provides faster booting from USB e.g. LiveXP BootSDI.img booting 5x faster from USB-stick.

http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?...=8605&st=42

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PROGRAM UPDATE - U_XP_SET Package - Install XP from USB

Make_USB.exe

The Format Stick procedure available for Removable USB-stick was changed as follows:

- Size of 2nd Partition is now Selectable (MIN - 25% - 50% - 75% - MAX)

2nd Partition MIN is the default and corresponds to 1 Cylinder = 8 MB used as Dummy 2nd Partition.

2nd Partition MAX is determined by the lower limit of 2 GB for the Size of the 1st partition.

The 2nd partition is defined as FAT32 but remains unformatted (format of 2nd partition only available for Fixed drives).

In this way one can limit and Set the Size of the 1st Partition, which is especially useful for large capacity USB-sticks > 8 GB.

In order to format and make use of the 2nd partition in Windows you need afterwards to Install Hitachi Microdrive Filter (cfadisk.sys) to make the specific USB-stick seen as a local Fixed drive.

Therfore Open Device manager and check for your USB drive in "Disk Drives".

Right click on the entry for your drive and select option to update driver.

  • Don't use windows update
  • Install from a list or specific location
  • Don't search. I will choose the driver to install
  • Browse to location of cfadisk.inf for GenDisk in U_XP_SET\USB_XP_Setup\makebt\Multi_Partition_USB\cfadisk folder

Partitioning and Formatting of Fixed USB-sticks is always done with XP Disk Management,

but the Format Stick procedure for Removables provides the CHS Knockout Patches (see Tutorial) for better bootability of USB-sticks.

NTFS format of the 1st partition is desired for Install of XP from USB-stick because of high FileCopy speed.

FAT32 format of USB-stick 2nd partition is useful as Data partition compatible with Mac OS and Linux.

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PROGRAM UPDATE - U_XP_SET Package - Install XP from USB

Update - BOOT_IMG.exe - Make_IMG.exe - Make_USB.exe - USB_XP_Setup.exe

  • All programs contain now code to identify the type of valid Boot Image files as previously developed in Make_IMG.exe
  • The above allowed to integrate BOOT_ISO.exe in BOOT_IMG.exe so that BOOT_ISO.exe no longer exists.
  • BootSDI.img is not a valid selection if a separate folder WinBuilder\ISO\Ram\WIMs is detected originating from using WimPack in WinBuilder.
    Use then instead as Boot Image file WinBuilder\ISO\LiveXP_RAM.iso which contains the WIMs folder, thus keeping things together.
  • Solved the problem of missing NTDETECT.COM which could occur for BartPE and Recovery Console,
    when selecting Grub4dos MBR BootCode in Make_USB.exe without ever having selected XP Setup Source folder.
  • For "WinPE - ISO" type Boot Image files then in grub4dos menu.lst is used: chainloader (0xff)/BOOTMGR
    VistaPE-Core.iso and pe21.iso were bootable, but Windows PE 2.1 - winpe.iso file was not bootable with the old entry: chainloader (0xff)

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