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BARTPE BOOTING FROM USB!! HELP PLEASE!!!


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Hi all

i have made my BartPE Boot CD and worked grate, i loved it..

but the computers we are buying now dont have CD drives or floppy drives, all they have is a USB 2.0 port.

i need a way of booting the Bartpe from usb, or the same sort of program from another person or application.

i have followed loads of guides from the net to boot from a USB stick and i always get the error

 File \i386\System32\ntoskrnl.exe could not be loaded. The error code is 4. Set up cannot continue. Press any key to exit.

i have also followed a guide for PXE booting the BarpPE ISO and this gives the error

 NTDETECT Failed

i have been looking in to this now for the last week and am at a loss..

the main useage of the usb stock will be Ghost and loading the network drivers, i downloaded the network drivers from the Ultimate boot CD and put them in to the BartPE and it picks up all the network cards in all the computers i have here which them enables me to clone computers...

Please can any help me on this either providing a guide that works or an alternative program with all the features of BartPE which will boot from USB stock or PXE.

PLEASE HELP ME!!!!

Regards Phil

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Two things. You have to format a USB drive with something like the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool or similar(It creates a boot record on the drive so your bios recognises it as a bootable decvice) and then you have to add something like a win98 boot disc. The HP tool will make it bootable and you can point it to the windows98 bootfiles which it will copy the needed files over for you when formatting it. Then, you need grub4dos. I am not trying to be cute with how I spelled that, but it is Grub but for dos. This will allow you to boot a BartPE setup off of the USB key. If you need more help, search the forums for one of my other posts that walks you how to setup BartPE and BackTrack 3 ont he same USB key and dual boot both off the key. You should also check out the UBCD4WIN site, as this is where I learned how to do this from.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/grub4dos

http://www.ubcd4win.com/

http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,...escription.html

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Two things. You have to format a USB drive with something like the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool or similar(It creates a boot record on the drive so your bios recognises it as a bootable decvice) and then you have to add something like a win98 boot disc. The HP tool will make it bootable and you can point it to the windows98 bootfiles which it will copy the needed files over for you when formatting it. Then, you need grub4dos. I am not trying to be cute with how I spelled that, but it is Grub but for dos. This will allow you to boot a BartPE setup off of the USB key. If you need more help, search the forums for one of my other posts that walks you how to setup BartPE and BackTrack 3 ont he same USB key and dual boot both off the key. You should also check out the UBCD4WIN site, as this is where I learned how to do this from.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/grub4dos

http://www.ubcd4win.com/

http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,...escription.html

Hi i have tried this and no luck, please can someone send me there files IE zip up there bootable USB stick with out the BARTPE.ISO , so that i can just unzip these files to the USB stick and copy over my BARTPE.ISO,,,

PLEASE!!

Many THanks

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It's not as simple as just having just the files on the drive. The drive itself has to be formatted to be bootable + the pc it runs on must be able to boot via USB Thumbdrive in the bios. Then when the machine boots, you can pick the drive to boot from(Just set it in the bios as the default boot device).

Here is the Windows 98 startup file.

http://www.twistedpairrecords.com/digip/Win98Boot.rar

Use the HP tool to create a DOS startup disk(Pointed to your USB KEY!!!) and select the boot files in this rar file(After its unzipped, obviously) and it will make the drive bootable. Then drop in Grub4dos, your BartPE files(NOT AN ISO!), edit the menulst file for grub and you should be all set.

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My advice:

I do not have a copy of BartPE but this is what i would try...

Make sure your BIOS can and will boot from USB

Format you thumb drive to Fat16 or Fat32 with HP USB Disk Storage format tool. LINK

Use MKBT to write a boot sector to your flash drive. LINK

From BartPE FAQ:

http://www.911cd.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=10806

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It's not as simple as just having just the files on the drive. The drive itself has to be formatted to be bootable + the pc it runs on must be able to boot via USB Thumbdrive in the bios. Then when the machine boots, you can pick the drive to boot from(Just set it in the bios as the default boot device).

Here is the Windows 98 startup file.

http://www.twistedpairrecords.com/digip/Win98Boot.rar

Use the HP tool to create a DOS startup disk(Pointed to your USB KEY!!!) and select the boot files in this rar file(After its unzipped, obviously) and it will make the drive bootable. Then drop in Grub4dos, your BartPE files(NOT AN ISO!), edit the menulst file for grub and you should be all set.

What do i add in the menulist file ?

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What do i add in the menulist file ?

You have to make it so grub loads your winpe files and starts windows. After it boots, if grub doesn't start automatically, you just type grub and it will read the menu.lst file and then you can scroll up and down to boot into your PE environment.

I think its something like this for windows:

title Widnows
find --set-root /minint/setupldr.bin
chainloader /minint/setupldr.bin

I think on mines its in something like i386, but you want to point grub to the setupldr.bin file as that is the portable windows boot loader.

There is a tool PE to USB that I think copys and sets up the files on the flashs drive after you format it as bootable. I haven't had to do this in a long time, so I am going from memory here, but add that to the menu.lst file and after booting off the thumbdrive, load grub and the option that says "windows" scroll down to it and hit enter and it should boot into your live windows environment.

Im gonna go and grab my usb key and see how I have mine setup and I'll let you know.

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You have to make it so grub loads your winpe files and starts windows. After it boots, if grub doesn't start automatically, you just type grub and it will read the menu.lst file and then you can scroll up and down to boot into your PE environment.

I think its something like this for windows:

title Widnows
find --set-root /minint/setupldr.bin
chainloader /minint/setupldr.bin

I think on mines its in something like i386, but you want to point grub to the setupldr.bin file as that is the portable windows boot loader.

There is a tool PE to USB that I think copys and sets up the files on the flashs drive after you format it as bootable. I haven't had to do this in a long time, so I am going from memory here, but add that to the menu.lst file and after booting off the thumbdrive, load grub and the option that says "windows" scroll down to it and hit enter and it should boot into your live windows environment.

Im gonna go and grab my usb key and see how I have mine setup and I'll let you know.

if you could zip up the files and seend that to me ... all apart from the Bartpe dir... as i am still having probs with it....

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