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Hello Guys, i download USB Multiboot 10 and when i click on usb multiboot 10.cmd file there appear a error windows "file makebt/TEE.BAT is missing". Please help me to solve this problem


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Hello Guys, i download USB Multiboot 10 and when i click on usb multiboot 10.cmd file there appear a error windows "file makebt/TEE.BAT is missing". Please help me to solve this problem


Have you followed to the letter the instrutions in the thread:
http://www.msfn.org/...ll-xp-from-usb/
particularly:

- Unpack USB_MultiBoot.zip to your Harddisk in a simple Path without SPACES.


The file TEE.BAT is exactly where it should be inside the .zip, and I see no reason why it shouldn't be there when the achive is unzipped.

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I see the same exact error, and there are NO spaces in the path. Actually I get that error if I run the script as Admin. Of course if I don't I get an Admin error.

And the TEE.BAT is indeed right where it is supposed to be.


Hello Guys, i download USB Multiboot 10 and when i click on usb multiboot 10.cmd file there appear a error windows "file makebt/TEE.BAT is missing". Please help me to solve this problem


Have you followed to the letter the instrutions in the thread:
http://www.msfn.org/...ll-xp-from-usb/
particularly:

- Unpack USB_MultiBoot.zip to your Harddisk in a simple Path without SPACES.


The file TEE.BAT is exactly where it should be inside the .zip, and I see no reason why it shouldn't be there when the achive is unzipped.

jaclaz



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I see the same exact error, and there are NO spaces in the path. Actually I get that error if I run the script as Admin. Of course if I don't I get an Admin error.

And the TEE.BAT is indeed right where it is supposed to be.

What Windows version do you use ?

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Win7.


I see the same exact error, and there are NO spaces in the path. Actually I get that error if I run the script as Admin. Of course if I don't I get an Admin error.

And the TEE.BAT is indeed right where it is supposed to be.

What Windows version do you use ?



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If I edit the script to hardcode the TEE.BAT path and run as admin the shell does open but immediately closes.


I see the same exact error, and there are NO spaces in the path. Actually I get that error if I run the script as Admin. Of course if I don't I get an Admin error.

And the TEE.BAT is indeed right where it is supposed to be.

What Windows version do you use ?



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In any case it is needed to set User Acount Control Off and Reboot.

Also for Win 7 you must modify USB_MultiBoot_10.cmd and instead of 6.0 for vista it must be 6.1 for Win7 like
VER | find "6.1." > nul

But it is much more advisable to use better approach as described here:
http://www.911cd.net...showtopic=24424

Install of XP or Windows 7 from USB After Booting with 7 PE and
by using WinNTSetup2_x86.exe and Setup ISO file in Virtual drive

The advantage is that you never boot from USB during XP Setup
and that makes everything much more reliable and you have full control of what you are doing.
Also using a single XP Setup ISO file mounted in ImDisk Virtual drive is much more reliable
than having a bunch of XP Setup files on USB.
Transfer of the ISO file to USB is much faster and easier to maintain.
Instead of USB-stick it is much better to use Portable 2.5 inch USB-harddisk e.g. Samsung S2
As easy to carry and connect, but much higher speed and more capacity.


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So I set UAC off and rebooted. Also changed 6.0 to 6.1.

USBM seemed to work ok and after a few minutes I had my USB finished.

Tried to boot eeebox off this and failed. Did come up with menu that had several options. All failed for various reasons. I think 2 separate options gave BSODs, a couple gave hal.dll errors. I think the last menu option - attended xp - seemed to get me the furthest before failing.

The instructions on that page you cite have some ambiguities and its tough to follow. I've put in over 10 hours on this now.

In any case it is needed to set User Acount Control Off and Reboot.

Also for Win 7 you must modify USB_MultiBoot_10.cmd and instead of 6.0 for vista it must be 6.1 for Win7 like

VER | find "6.1." > nul

But it is much more advisable to use better approach as described here:
http://www.911cd.net...showtopic=24424

Install of XP or Windows 7 from USB After Booting with 7 PE and
by using WinNTSetup2_x86.exe and Setup ISO file in Virtual drive

The advantage is that you never boot from USB during XP Setup
and that makes everything much more reliable and you have full control of what you are doing.
Also using a single XP Setup ISO file mounted in ImDisk Virtual drive is much more reliable
than having a bunch of XP Setup files on USB.
Transfer of the ISO file to USB is much faster and easier to maintain.
Instead of USB-stick it is much better to use Portable 2.5 inch USB-harddisk e.g. Samsung S2
As easy to carry and connect, but much higher speed and more capacity.


:)



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Those instructions suck. I can't even get bootusb to work properly. It just sits there with no working buttons except Exit.

I must have registered accounts on 4-5 separate forums since last night. Why is it so hard to install XP via USB?

But it is much more advisable to use better approach as described here:
http://www.911cd.net...showtopic=24424

Install of XP or Windows 7 from USB After Booting with 7 PE and
by using WinNTSetup2_x86.exe and Setup ISO file in Virtual drive



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Those instructions suck. I can't even get bootusb to work properly. It just sits there with no working buttons except Exit.

I must have registered accounts on 4-5 separate forums since last night. Why is it so hard to install XP via USB?

Maybe it is because you are using a tool outside it's intended usage paradigm.

This tool has helped surely thoudands, likely tens of thousands, possibly hundreds of thousands people in installing XP from USB device. (people that were running XP)
Some other tools, including he one wimb pointed you to or the "other app":
http://www.msfn.org/...omusb-with-gui/
have been developed since, some may work "better", some may NOT work, some may be working AND more convenient.

Try looking at the half full glass :yes: , if you had this *need* before 2007 you would have had NO possibilities whatsoever :ph34r: .

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And your helpful suggestion is? I've already tried WinSetupFromUSB.


Those instructions suck. I can't even get bootusb to work properly. It just sits there with no working buttons except Exit.

I must have registered accounts on 4-5 separate forums since last night. Why is it so hard to install XP via USB?

Maybe it is because you are using a tool outside it's intended usage paradigm.

This tool has helped surely thoudands, likely tens of thousands, possibly hundreds of thousands people in installing XP from USB device. (people that were running XP)
Some other tools, including he one wimb pointed you to or the "other app":
http://www.msfn.org/...omusb-with-gui/
have been developed since, some may work "better", some may NOT work, some may be working AND more convenient.

Try looking at the half full glass :yes: , if you had this *need* before 2007 you would have had NO possibilities whatsoever :ph34r: .

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And your helpful suggestion is? I've already tried WinSetupFromUSB.

There was no actually helpful suggestion implied in my post, only a "generic":

Take it easy man :)

and a hinting that maybe, since one or the other of the mentioned utilities has been proved to work for several (many) people, then it is possible that you have *something else*, be it the source, the actual USB device or your understandng of the use of the tool that *somehow* is "not standard".

At it's very minimum, please read here:
http://www.msfn.org/...ut-extra-tools/
there is no actual need of a dedicated tool, you could try the manual steps outlined in the above.

The mentioned thread is about an user (BTW using Windows 7 as "building" environment) that detailed how exactly to make a USB install stick manually (there are anyway a limited number of steps in it, ten in total) self-imposing the use of NO third-party tools.

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Well, if I can make a Bootable LiveXP USB stick with the instructions given for creating it, I can surely create a MultiPartition Bootable USB stick, or even an Install USB Stick.

The "key" to making them has been given with the appropriate links. There are various methods for each, using various BootStrap programs. I prefer Grub4DOS, but that's just me.

BTW, the FIRST thing to do is to ensure that the USB Device is indeed bootable, then take it from there. I have two sticks, one of them having two partitions, the second accessible only with a "special driver" (not really, but I use it) in the USB-Bootable OS and it does work!

Summary - Don't be so rash as to say "the instructions suck" just because you want something that "magically" does everything for you the first try... And don't forget to RTFM (all info given in said links) - in some cases you just need to run part of the "tool" (see previous paragraph) and do the rest manually. ;)

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That was a good suggestion. Unfortunately it didn't work. After the initial txt mode setup of XP loaded some files the message "Setup is starting Windows" comes up...... and then a BSOD. Some previous attempts with tools also got me to this point, though faster.

I don't think I've got a hardware issue; the CentOS on the box (an eee box EB1007 with a bigger drive) runs fine with no issues.

At it's very minimum, please read here:
http://www.msfn.org/...ut-extra-tools/
there is no actual need of a dedicated tool, you could try the manual steps outlined in the above.

The mentioned thread is about an user (BTW using Windows 7 as "building" environment) that detailed how exactly to make a USB install stick manually (there are anyway a limited number of steps in it, ten in total) self-imposing the use of NO third-party tools.



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Rash is the last thing I am. I've used instruction sets from across the net utilizing various toolsets including WinToFlash, ISOtoUSB, the manual instructions mentioned here, and USB Multiboot, WinSetupFromUSB, etc. Nothing has worked. Nothing. I've now devoted roughly 15 hours to this over 3 days. The method of error varies, but nothing has worked.

And the fact remains - that latest version of BootUSB (5.3) mentioned at 911cd literally doesn't work. Which is the point where I threw up my hands and got a little frustrated.

Summary - Don't be so rash as to say "the instructions suck" just because you want something that "magically" does everything for you the first try... And don't forget to RTFM (all info given in said links) - in some cases you just need to run part of the "tool" (see previous paragraph) and do the rest manually. ;)



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That was a good suggestion. Unfortunately it didn't work. After the initial txt mode setup of XP loaded some files the message "Setup is starting Windows" comes up...... and then a BSOD. Some previous attempts with tools also got me to this point, though faster.

I don't think I've got a hardware issue; the CentOS on the box (an eee box EB1007 with a bigger drive) runs fine with no issues.

http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/151992-install-xp-from-usb-without-extra-tools/
there is no actual need of a dedicated tool, you could try the manual steps outlined in the above.

Rash is the last thing I am. I've used instruction sets from across the net utilizing various toolsets including WinToFlash, ISOtoUSB, the manual instructions mentioned here, and USB Multiboot, WinSetupFromUSB, etc. Nothing has worked. Nothing. I've now devoted roughly 15 hours to this over 3 days. The method of error varies, but nothing has worked.

And the fact remains - that latest version of BootUSB (5.3) mentioned at 911cd literally doesn't work. Which is the point where I threw up my hands and got a little frustrated.

1 - You get THROUGH Text-Mode, correct? Then Reboot?

If i'm not mistaken, the "normal" method of Install From USB requires the use of creating the "$Win_NT$.~bt" and ".~ls" folders and the root files first. You would have to then manually alter several files (see this). That's one way. Another way is to use Grub4DOS and mount the CD ISO Image in memory (provided sufficient memory exists).

In the way you just used (apparently from jaclaz' link), you said "it didn't work" / "txt mode' / "starting windows" / "BSOD"
Assuming, you followed the steps to the letter it should have worked (never tried it myself).
Is there any way you can actually SAY what the BSOD (generic term with no specific meaning) was? You mentioned an EEE PC - maybe problems with drivers?.

It's obvious that the USB is now bootable though... Largest hurdle passed...

Edited by submix8c, 08 July 2012 - 02:35 PM.

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There is a possibility, though of course with rants but not actual info and different approaches/all things mixed together just a guess, but there is a distinct case where any of these methods won't work, and that is if the PC has USB 3 ports (and needs USB 3 drivers).

Another likely possibility, since several methods failed is an issue with the actual source, possibly (badly or "too much") nlited and/or (badly) integrated with SP's or later KB's or simply, for *whatever* reason, "botched".

There may also be issues (maybe) with some of the less common "eastern languages" source, but I doubt it.


@TheEditor
If you would be so nice to choose one method (the given manual way being the easiest to correct/fix/modify) and post the standard litany:
http://homepage.ntlw...ard-litany.html

Maybe we could go forward, until you continue saying "this didn't work" or "this other didn't work" we will remain in the "I'm ill, doctor. Help!" stage, actually in the "I'm ill, doctor, and you suck as a doctor. Help!" one. :(

jaclaz

Edited by jaclaz, 08 July 2012 - 03:33 PM.


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A breakthrough of sorts. Turns out the EB1007 needs to have the bios' SATA setting to IDE. Mine was ACPI.

That at least got the ball rolling a bit. Now I'm working on a EULA not found error. Basic files get loaded and I come to screen where I can officially start installing. I hit Enter and get the EULA error. I've searched threads here and came upon suggested solutions but none have yet worked.

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A breakthrough of sorts. Turns out the EB1007 needs to have the bios' SATA setting to IDE. Mine was ACPI AHCI

Yes, that will have solved your problem.

Instead of changing in BIOS the SATA Controller setting from AHCI into IDE
you could have followed the description on How to prepare XP setup Source.

http://www.911cd.net...showtopic=24424
http://www.msfn.org/...ll-xp-from-usb/

For Install of XP on a modern system with SATA Drives it is needed to use DPsBase.exe 
for Integrating in your XPSOURCE DriverPack Massstorage with TXT Mode Enabled.
http://driverpacks.net/downloads
In that case a lot of Extra RAID SCSI and SATA Drivers (about 120 extra) are Integrated which appear in the 
XP Setup BootFolder $WIN_NT$.~BT on Install-Drive and can prevent a lot of XP Install Boot Problems.

:)

Edited by wimb, 09 July 2012 - 02:58 AM.


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Not sure that would have helped. In any case I found the bios a bit confusing on this. My eeebox is older and apparently the way this piece of info (and others) are organized is a bit different than later models. Descriptions on how to find this and correct it didn't match my bios.

There are plenty of "eula not found" posts around here and last night I probably tried 5 different fixes unsuccessfully. This is getting a bit OT for this thread title and I'll post further in more appropriate places. Thanks to jaclaz for the "manual" link as this has given me enough hands-on experience to implement the EULA fix attempts.

Instead of changing in BIOS the SATA Controller setting from AHCI into IDE
you could have followed the description on How to prepare XP setup Source.

http://www.911cd.net...showtopic=24424
http://www.msfn.org/...ll-xp-from-usb/

For Install of XP on a modern system with SATA Drives it is needed to use DPsBase.exe 
for Integrating in your XPSOURCE DriverPack Massstorage with TXT Mode Enabled.
http://driverpacks.net/downloads
In that case a lot of Extra RAID SCSI and SATA Drivers (about 120 extra) are Integrated which appear in the 
XP Setup BootFolder $WIN_NT$.~BT on Install-Drive and can prevent a lot of XP Install Boot Problems.



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Not sure that would have helped.

The AHCI drivers for AMD and Intel present in MassStorage DriverPack when Integrated help indeed to boot with BIOS SATA AHCI Controller Setting :)

In the winnt_sif of USB_MultiBoot_10\w_sif there is EulaComplete="1" Setting
;SetupMgrTag  01 June 2008
;   winnt.sif for Install of Windows XP from LocalSource on Bootable USB-stick
;   Change file to your needs (give productkey and TimeZone), USB_MultiBoot.cmd Copies winnt.sif in $WIN_NT$.~BT folder
;
;   Essential 8 Parameters and 4 Settings for Unattended Setup: 
;   FullName, OrgName, productkey, ComputerName, AdminPassword, TimeZone, JoinWorkgroup, 
;   and useraccounts.cmd executed by CMDLINES.TXT in $OEM$ Folder
;   UnattendedInstall="Yes", EulaComplete="1", unattendswitch=yes, OEMSkipRegional=1
;
;   For Install of XP from USB we need two extra Settings in the [Data] Section:
;   MsDosInitiated="1"  and  floppyless="1"
[Data]
AutoPartition=0
MsDosInitiated="1"
UnattendedInstall="Yes"
floppyless="1"
UseSignatures="no"
InstallDir="\WINDOWS"
EulaComplete="1"
winntupgrade="no"
win9xupgrade="no"
unattendswitch="Yes"

[GuiUnattended]
EncryptedAdminPassword=NO
OEMSkipRegional=1
;    TimeZone=110
AdminPassword=*
OemSkipWelcome=1


Unattended Section is Removed Completely as required for Install of XP from USB

:)

Edited by wimb, 09 July 2012 - 10:00 AM.


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Dear Sir/Mam
I am downloading USB Multiboot from last 3 days but this not working .
i am facing error while proceeding to second step when i enter 2 in CMD to select my USB which is of 4 gb it shows error
******F HAS NOT FAT FAT32 OR NTFS FORMAT AND IS NOT VALID ****** where F is USB drive
kindly send USB Multiboot 10 software on my mail id , and also tell me the way how to solve this error
do the needful

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See here

http://www.msfn.org/...ost__p__1003222

In any case it is needed to set User Acount Control Off and Reboot.

Also for Win 7 you must modify USB_MultiBoot_10.cmd and instead of 6.0 for vista it must be 6.1 for Win7 like

VER | find "6.1." > nul

But it is much more advisable to use better approach as described here:
http://www.911cd.net...showtopic=24424

Install of XP or Windows 7 from USB After Booting with 7 PE and
by using WinNTSetup2_x86.exe and Setup ISO file in Virtual drive


EDIT 30 Sept 2012
Update of USB_MultiBoot_10.zip for compatibility with Windows 7 (solved USB-drive Not Valid)

Download - USB_MultiBoot_10.zip - mirror with SFX

:)

Edited by wimb, 30 September 2012 - 01:36 AM.





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