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Hello everyone. I wanted to know where did you guys get the "memdisk" file that is used for DBAN and MemTest in the menu.lst file in the Kernel line? I didn't find it in neither of the .ISO files. Please Help. Great Project by the way. Everyone keep up the amazing work.

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Hi ,

I am having similar issue’s, I can boot “Back Track” no problem but as soon as I try and run DBAN, MEMTEST86, FREEDOS all the utility’s that are supposed to be dead easy to install and boot from, I get the following error;

Booting “DBAN”

Kernel /memdisk

Error 17: File not found

Press any key to continue …

Not sure if I am being incredibly stupid and have missed something really silly but at the moment I’m stumped.

This is what I have in my “menu.lst”

title Memtest86

kernel /memdisk

initrd /memtestp.img

title DBAN

kernel /memdisk

initrd /dban.img

title Memtest86

kernel /memdisk

initrd /memtestp.img

title BackTrack 3 Final

root (hd0,0)

kernel /bootbt3/vmlinuz vga=0x317 ramdisk_size=6666 root=/dev/ram0 rw quiet

initrd=/bootbt3/initrd.gz

boot

and on my USB key I have the following .img files

dban.img

freedos.img

memtestp.img

Bootbt3 <-folder

BT3 <- folder

I have a feeling that I am really going to kick myself when someone points out the obvious answer.

Please help

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Hi

Thanks for all the info it’s much appreciated this has really been driving me mental.

Just one more thing if you don’t mind, going back to the top, do you know where I get the memdisk file from?

I have been following the instruction on http://www.anewmorning.com/2008/04/30/guid...sb-flash-drive/

I have downloaded the SystemRescueCD and extracted “dban.img and memtestp.img” files and copied them straight to my USB drive, I have been searching and searching for this allusive “memdisk file” I just can find it any pointers?

Once again thanks for all your advice

Thanks

Blake

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Excellent it’s working!

Thank you very much for all your assistance with this, I have downloaded Memdisk and now I have the following up and running.

1. Backtrack 3

2. Memtest86

3. DBAN

4. FreeDOS

5. NTpassword

Now I am struggling to get my head around ubuntu-9.10.iso

I have got;

title Ubuntu LiveCD

find --set-root / ubuntu-9.10.iso

map / ubuntu-9.10.iso (0xff)

map --hook

rootnoverify (0xff)

kernel /casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper iso-scan/filename=/ubuntu904.iso quiet splash locale=en.UTF-8 --

initrd /casper/initrd.gz

everything looks ok to me not sure if have the correct code, mapping look ok to me though.

A Memdisk that can boot ISO files would be useful let me know if you find it.

Cheers

Blake

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title Ubuntu LiveCD
find --set-root /ubuntu-9.10.iso
map /ubuntu-9.10.iso (0xff)
map --hook
rootnoverify (0xff)
kernel /casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper iso-scan/filename=/ubuntu904.iso quiet splash locale=en.UTF-8 --
initrd /casper/initrd.gz

no space between / and the ISO name.

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