Help for XP Boot Option
Posted 01 October 2011 - 11:26 PM
Posted 02 October 2011 - 02:28 AM
"XP" has NOT such an option.
The XP install CD has it.
This is obtained by the particular way the CD "no-emulation" bootsector is made.
It invokes TWO executable in sequence:
- bootfix.bin <- the thing that gives you the option
- setupldr.bin <- the actual Windows Setup Loader
- write your own program that replaces bootfix.bin
- use any of the available bootmanagers like isolinux or grub4dos as in here: http://www.911cd.net...showtopic=19025
- use INSTEAD of the MS CD bootsector isolinux, grub4dos, BCDW, CDShell, etc., etc. creating the CD invoking it INSTEAD of bootfix.bin/setupldr.bin
Posted 02 October 2011 - 10:06 AM
You insisted on replacing •bootfix.bin. How to make or edit .bin file? Best regards.
Posted 02 October 2011 - 11:32 AM
You are welcome.
Sure you are "new" (if you weren't yould have already known )
Well no, I did not insist on doing that.
Actually writing your own program to replace bootfix.bin is (obviously) the most difficult approach (hence the emoticon ).
The easiest is replacing bootfix.bin with grldr (renamed to bootfix.bin) and add a menu.lst in root of the CD, see:
To make it "cleaner" you could edit grldr to look for menu.lst in \I386\ instead of root of the CD, see also here:
Mind you, the fact that you are "new" is only part of the story, you are "new" AND want/wish to do "advanced" things, it is perfectly normal that you will need to take some time getting familiar with the techniques/tools and experimenting with them.
Posted 03 October 2011 - 03:34 AM
Posted 03 October 2011 - 03:59 AM
You don't need/want CDshell.
But of course it is FREE. (for non-commercial use)
You can get it from here:
(site is no more thanks to the Wayback Machine you can still have it)
You want to get grub4dos from here (and NOWHERE else), get always latest:
OR get the last "current" (missing a number of features you DO NOT need anyway):
DO NOT use any other earlier version of grub4dos than the above listed.
This post has been edited by jaclaz: 03 October 2011 - 03:59 AM