showtopic=20089In this Guide is described How to Make a Multi Boot USB-stick, where boot options as MS-DOS, FREEDOS 1.0, GRUB4DOS, Bart PE, TXT-mode Setup Windows XP, Win PE 2.0 and SYSLINUX can be used directly from Menu.
GUI Mode Setup Windows XP, Continue Setup Start XP" /FASTDETECT C:\btsec\MSBOOT.bs="3. The Logical Drive bootsector is usually located 63 sectors from the beginning (MBR=sector 0) of the USB-disk.HDHacker see Tiny Hexer 1.8 see can also be used to Load Bootsector Files and to Write as Bootsector on USB-stick Logical Drive.HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool Destroys Partition Table of USB-Harddisk and cannot be used to Format one single partition of USB-Harddisk.Using HP Tool makes Data partitions of USB-Harddisk inaccessible !!familyid=C7D4BC6D-15F3-4284-9123-679830D629F2&displaylang=en The booting mechanism of NTLDR with Menu and the use of Bootsector Files in has been excellently explained by jaclaz and is reproduced below: GRUB4DOS is added to Menu as follows: Download grub4dos from Home and Copy grldr and to the Root directory of the USB-stick and make Custom file Launching of GRUB4DOS Menu via grldr is obtained by simply adding to the rule: C:\grldr="Start GRUB4DOS Menu - DOS Boot Floppy Images Linux"Use Win Image to Inject Files and to Save a DOS Boot Floppy Image.
showtopic=16980&st=8You cannot load anything else but an ARCPATH or a BOOTSECTOR from NTLDR/BOOT. Download ready-to-run DOS Boot Floppy Images and made by Erwin Veermans These images are based on the Modular Boot Disk of Bart Lagerweij and were made for Ultimate Boot CD Boot has also a lot of Info and bootdisks available, See the grub4dos tutorial to make and add to USB-stick Use Disk emulation with Direct mapping in menu.lst:color white/blue black/light-gray timeout 30 default 0 title Start Windows XP Professional from Harddisk map (hd1) (hd0) map --hook rootnoverify (hd0) root (hd0,0) chainloader (hd0,0)/ntldr title Boot floppy image - UBCD Free DOS Bart's Modboot map (hd0,0)/images/(fd0) map --hook chainloader (fd0) 1 rootnoverify (fd0) title Boot floppy image - UBCD Ms DOS Bart's Modboot map (hd0,0)/images/(fd0) map --hook chainloader (fd0) 1 rootnoverify (fd0) title Puppy Linux - NTFS Read / Write find --set-root /grldr kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/ram0 initrd=PMEDIA=usbflash PKEYS=uk initrd /title Damn Small Linux - NTFS Read only - Knoppix find --set-root /grldr kernel /linux24 ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init lang=us apm=power-off vga=791 initrd=minirt24nomce noapic qemu quiet BOOT_IMAGE=knoppix frugal initrd /minirt24title Memtest86 V1.51 - RAM Memory Test find --set-root /grldr kernel /memdisk initrd /images/memtp151Besides DOS Floppy Images, it is interesting to add to of grub4dos also Puppy Linux (NTFS Read/Write support) and DSL Linux (Knoppix with NTFS Read only support) , as described by diddy Start GRUB4DOS Menu - DOS FLOPPY IMAGES Linux" C:\btsec\SETUPLDR.bs="1. A lot of FREEDOS Bootsectors don't work and even the supplied FREEDOS Bootcode only works on USB-stick and not on USB-Harddisk.TXT Mode Setup Windows XP, Never unplug USB-Drive Until After Logon" multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="2. Tiny Hexer or HDHacker are usefull to View in detail and to Save the USB-stick Logical Drive bootsector.Boot can be obtained from the very large VISTA WAIK download (almost 1 GB). BIN without need for renaming the latter to NTLDR or PELDR.The Windows Automated Installation Kit with the program is available as download from Microsoft: Note Added: Bootsector File is equal to our Bootsector file.This means the Drive geometry and File System (FAT) is maintained !