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#1 CByrd

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 12:01 AM

Finally decided to make a Multipass, but I've run into some problems. First off, I'm going by the show notes from episode 524 to build this, and I'm on Windows 7. I've read the guides and useful posts sticky at the top of the forum, also.

My problem is when I boot up PeToUSB, my flash drive is not recognized by the program. It boots up and says "No USB disks found!" and no matter how many times I refresh the list, nothing comes up. I've even tried a different flash drive, but even it isn't recognized. The drive that I'm trying to use is a Sandisk Cruzer 32 gig, with the U3 software removed.

Thanks in advance!

#2 Netshroud

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 02:37 AM

Right-click PeToUSB and select "Run as Administrator"
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#3 CByrd

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 10:11 AM

Holy crap, I feel like a total newb. Thanks for the help guy!

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 12:21 AM

I apologize for the double post, but I have run into another problem. Now that I've gotten PeToUSB to recognize my Sandisk Cruzer, I get an error when trying to format. The error reads "FormatEx Error[11]: An Error Occurred Formatting the Drive." I have also noticed that the drive will change format styles after this. For instance, I can format it to FAT32 through the Computer Management window, but after the error it changes formats to RAW

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 02:46 AM

When you get the error, close PEToUSB. Format the drive as FAT32. Then move on to the next step. Do not try run PEToUSB again.
"Why is it 'marketing' when a company helps itself to my information against my will and 'piracy' or 'industrial espionage' if I helped myself to THEIR information against their will ?"

#6 CByrd

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 02:11 PM

Ok, thank you very much! I was under the impression that the error was something about unmounting the volume, not formatting. Thank you again!

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 11:30 AM

OK, I've ran into another problem. I am on my Macbook Pro now running rEFIt, and every time I try to boot my Multipass, I get the error "No bootable device detected. Press any key to continue" but when I press any key, it does nothing. Here is my menu.lst, found in the GRUB folder that was made:
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timeout 10

title Back Track 4 Final
root (hd0,0)
configfile /bootbt4/grub/menu.lst



Am I missing anything needed to boot

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 10:01 PM

Can you boot it in a VM?
If not, there is most likely something wrong with the MBR of your drive, or it may be missing entirely.
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#9 CByrd

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 12:19 AM

Well, I tried booting it on my desktop when I returned home from school, and it boots on my desktop. I was actually able to boot completely into BT4 Final (I could only boot into BT4, as it's the only item I have installed on my multipass ATM).

Cliff Notes:
Using rEFIt on my Macbook Pro, I can't boot into my multipass
Using my desktop, I can boot into my multipass

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 12:30 AM

Try the Startup Manager on the Macbook Pro
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Posted 24 April 2010 - 12:36 AM

Finally decided to make a Multipass, but I've run into some problems. First off, I'm going by the show notes from episode 524 to build this, and I'm on Windows 7. I've read the guides and useful posts sticky at the top of the forum, also.

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 12:33 AM

Something that I've encountered when trying to make my multipass is the version of PEtoUSB that I've used. The one listed in the show notes (3.0.0.7) didn't work with my 8Gb Lexar (and I don't think it'll work with anything over 4Gb, but ymmv as always), so I did a google search and found the next version (3.0.0.8) that will work with the 8Gb+ keys.

This newer version also doesn't have the FormatEx error message.

Edited by Doc Forrest, 03 May 2010 - 12:38 AM.


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Posted 22 May 2010 - 04:54 AM

What does PeToUSB actually do if you don't need it to make a BartPE USB. When I made my multipass/multiboot I couldn't get PeToUSB to work on vista and so just skipped that part and it still worked fine.




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