I'm a newbie here at the forums and I'm searching for a convenient way to make a multiboot USB drive containing XP as one of the setup. I stumbled across this method and I was interested to try it out for myself. I followed all of the said directions in making one. I used the program, WinImage, to extract, edit, and inject the files [setupORG.exe & ISOimage.ini] back again to the .ima file. My XP_INST.IMA and my XPSP3.ISO are all on the root folder. I have 2 NTFS partitions on my Western Digital 250GB USB-HDD which has 48GB [Active] & the rest.
When I try to boot up the USB-HDD, this message shows up and it stays the same for a long time with a blinking cursor at the end of the message:
Booting Windows XP Pro SP3 Setup
XPSP3.iso FAT12 BPB found with 0xEB (jmp) leading the boot sector.
probed C/H/S = 80/2/18, probed total sectors = 2880
floppies_orig=0, harddrives_orig=3, floppies_curr=1, harddrives_curr=3
title Windows XP Pro SP3 Setup ls /XPSP3.ISO || find --set-root /XPSP3.ISO map --mem /XP_INST.IMA (fd0) #(fd1) optional, required at some BIOS #map --mem /XP_INST.IMA (fd1) map --mem /XPSP3.ISO (0xff) map (hd0) (hd1) map (hd1) (hd0) map --hook chainloader (0xff)/I386/SETUPLDR.BIN
So my question is: Why does it takes so long to make something happen? Is it already loading the ISO file in to the memory? I have a XP SP3 iso image with a size of 450MB which is also an nLite'd version.
Thank you for the time and effort on reading my questions. Hoping to hear from the support group.