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Easy2Boot Multi-Boot USB-Stick
Build your custom Multi-Boot flash-drive and use Linux systems incl. personal settings, Windows PEs, Windows Installation ISOs and a bunch of utilities!
Boot-Stick preparation with RMPrepUSB (many features for advanced users and specialists and several languages): Download and unpack the RMPrepUSB-Archive, install the program or use the portable version, download and unpack the Easy2Boot-Zip and copy your downloaded ISO or IMG image files to the appropriate folders under _ISO, start RMPrepUSB, follow the settings (standard, best compatibility) you see on the Screenshot, click on Prepare Drive, wait til ready and boot your machine with the E2B-Stick.
You would change the keyboard layout and language from English to ... ? This features are defined in MyE2B.cfg which you have to create yourself if you didn't it thru the CMD-Installation. Since version 1.66 you could also Make_MyE2B.cfg.cmd from folder _ISO - docs - Make_E2B_USB_Drive.
I created a Gallery where you find Screenshots of my two old and some new themes I made. You can download the whole package (4 MB) right here, each theme folder contains two configuration files (chose de for German or en for English), a background image, a ReadMe and a LiesMich (German) file. NO Support, all informations you need are in ReadMe and CFG!
Filenames and Descriptions
Guide (Example) for proper menu items instead of only displaying the ISO filenames: You have the ISO-Image HDDErase.iso in subfolder UTILITIES. Create a new textfile with the same name, open it and write or copy n paste what you see in this textfile which you can open or download. Then you can copy, rename, change title and description and use it for other image files. The back slash character with the following n is important cause this will display the description below the menu and there it will create more line breaks. Don't use much more than 60 characters per line and NOT more than three lines for the description! You can also Drag n Drop the desired ISO file onto E2B TXT Maker.cmd in folder _ISO - docs - E2B Utilities to get a matching text file.
If you want additional menus, do NOT edit the STRINGS.txt and ZZSubMenuAll.mnu if you're not familiar with files like these! Simply copy E2B SUBMENU Maker.cmd from folder _ISO - docs - E2B Utilities to your desktop, create a new folder with your desired name (NO spaces and signs!) in folder _ISO, Drag n Drop the newly created folder onto the new desktop symbol, answer the questions, press Enter or Y and you'll get the new menu file inside the MAINMENU folder.
You'll find lots of sample menu files (MNU) for e.g. Puppy Linux in ISO - docs - Sample mnu files but they have to be altered (e.g. ISO filename) accordingly. Later, when you saved your very own preferences, you may want to edit the description within your MNU file. The best place for the file tahrsave-xyz.2fs is the root of your flash drive (no subfolder!). The Puppy Tahr ISO file and the MNU file MUST have the SAME filename and both MUST reside in folder _ISO - Linux - MNU! If you need more menu files, Drag n Drop the desired ISO file onto E2B MNU Maker.cmd in folder _ISO - docs - E2B Utilities. ISOs with MNU files MUST be placed into a subfolder called MNU in any folder under _ISO!
List BIOS Disks
If you want to get the menu entry List BIOS Disks in your own language (Screenshot), you have to translate it manually if you don't use English or German. Simply edit the English text after String STRmldk (since v.1.76) within _ISO - e2b - grub - your language - STRINGS.txt (Screenshot). ATTENTION, edit ONLY the text after the equal sign, do NOT touch the String itself and also do NOT alter, move or remove the carriage return \n! Make a backup, cause after an update to a new Version (described near page bottom) you have to do it again until the STRINGS.txt has been updated by a translator!
Multiple WinBuilder ISO files: Try .isofira, .isomemF01 or .isomemwinV for Windows XP based ISOs with different filenames and navigate to _ISO - docs - Sample mnu files and _ISO - docs - Sample mnu files - Windows respectively, where you find provided MNU files for Gena, UBCD4Win, FalconFour's, Windows Vista and above based WinBuilder ISOs and visit Steve's page about recognised file extensions. Use .isoask and you can chose from a list! IMPORTANT: Use E2B v.1.71 or above, otherwise the WinBuilder.ini MUST be greater than 1 KB if you use NTFS and older versions! Simply add some lines with spaces! You can also make Partition Images (some lines below) from your WinBuilder ISOs!
First, download the MPI Tool Pack (ONLY for Windows, newest versions: Alternate download areas!), extract it and create desktop shortcuts thru the CMD-file. Install ImDisk which is included, then Drag n drop desired ISO image from file manager onto the MakePartImage shortcut, a CMD window will open, follow instructions and answer the questions.
It's really important to make ALL image files contiguous but you don't have to download WinContig separately, it's already in _ISO - docs - WINCONTIG and also within the RMPrepUSB-Archive. First, read my description for defragmenting flash-drives with WinContig and have a look at the screenshots, before you start defragmentation!
Updates to newer versions: Download and unpack the newest non-DPMS version to an empty folder on your hard-drive (may you want to copy your ISO, txt, MNU files and your MyE2B.cfg to the folder) and run UPDATE_E2B_DRIVE.CMD from that folder while your flash-drive is inserted. You have to delete old files with other filenames manually but updated files with same names will replace the old ones! Remember to let enough free space on your pen-drives cause you need enough free space for defragmenting!