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Mike69
Posted on: Apr 18 2008, 05:33 PM


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the usb stick doesnt boot sad.gif
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Mike69
Posted on: Apr 18 2008, 04:36 PM


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i know im a complete noob but where are the files from step16 ?
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Mike69
Posted on: Apr 18 2008, 10:35 AM


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QUOTE
BootSect.exe method


what method is this?
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Mike69
Posted on: Apr 18 2008, 10:31 AM


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yes wanderer...thats how ive done it!
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Mike69
Posted on: Apr 17 2008, 02:08 PM


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can i still have the usb stick in fat32? (i guess not)
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Mike69
Posted on: Apr 16 2008, 08:51 AM


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i use autoexec.bat to launch it
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Mike69
Posted on: Apr 15 2008, 04:28 PM


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its a dos menu interface
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Mike69
Posted on: Apr 15 2008, 02:05 PM


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my pen was fomated with hp utility in fat32 and i have a boot menu with pcmenu!
can i have RC installed without the need to format it again?
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Mike69
Posted on: Apr 15 2008, 12:45 PM


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is there a way to add this to a usb stick?
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grub4dos info
Mike69
Posted on: Jul 23 2007, 09:33 AM


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hi,


sorry for the late reply...

i mean a standart usb pen drive formatted with hp utility
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Mike69
Posted on: May 28 2007, 12:50 PM


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is there a way to unload ntfs4dos?
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Mike69
Posted on: May 28 2007, 11:27 AM


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i dont know if this is possible but here it goes:

create a image file with ntfs4dos
then grub would boot to dos
change autoexec.bat to launch ntfs4dos
so the folder "bios" on the ntfs formated pen would be readable
copy c:\bios\*.* to the letter assigned to boot the image

this way i would have the bios files of the root folder in the booted dos image file


what do you think?
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Mike69
Posted on: May 28 2007, 08:41 AM


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if i understand correctly, in both cases we have to insert bios files into the image right?
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Mike69
Posted on: May 25 2007, 03:55 PM


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QUOTE (jaclaz @ May 25 2007, 02:15 PM) *
You mean DOS booted through Grub4dos, don't you?
If yes, can you post the relevant menu.lst entry?


no, i mean using hp format utility format it in fat and using w98 boot files

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Can you post a more detailed example of what you want to do?
i.e. how you normally perform these upgrades.



i now have the in ntfs format
and a folder called bios (i put in it bios flash tools, bios files)
so new different bios files can be easilly put in that folder
and when i start grub menu entry it would go directly to that folder in a dos enviremont
so i could lauch "afudos /ibios.rom"
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Mike69
Posted on: May 25 2007, 12:39 PM


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i changed to the original one and it boots on all motherboards...but wont find menu.lst on all of them.

examples:

1 - wont find menu.lst
asus p4p800-e deluxe
asus t2-ph2

2 - find menu.lst
asus p5b
all hp notebooks dv1000,dv4000,5000,dv6000,dv8000,dv9000 series

if i use bootlace or grubinst to install grub mbr, group 2 will boot fine but not group 1 (disk error)
if i use fat it boots from all groups - group1: a:\ group2: c:\
if i use hp format utility and ntfs with grub files it boots from both groups but wont find menu.lst in group1
if i edit grldr and remove the --ignore-floppies it boots from both groups


ps.i want to make a folder to insert bios upgrades files and how can i use grub to boot and give a command line prompt to do it? (we already talked about this in pms)
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Mike69
Posted on: May 25 2007, 10:57 AM


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lol...i got to say...i didnt understant a lot of your post jaclaz, i simply dont have that kind of knowledge (you must think im stupid or something...lol)

as you said the pen boots without the ntldr.mbr file...(i could swear it didnt boot before)

my goal in this topic was simply to share how to bypass the "disk error" issue
because i used bootlace and grubinst in my pen and it didnt work on some motherboads, but it was always on fat / fat32 fs
and then i tryed ntfs and it shows the ntldr is missing error, and then i remeberd to read somwhere to rename grldr to ntldr and a tryed it!! could you ask the person who builds grub4dos to make an option to remove the --ignore-floppies option and build a tool based on the hp format utility to install grub mbr?

you still havent answered me about why some mobos on a fat pen boot to a:\ and others to c:\

be cool
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Mike69
Posted on: May 25 2007, 08:24 AM


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here it goes...
Attached File(s)
Attached File  boot.rar ( 1.02K ) Number of downloads: 190
 
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Mike69
Posted on: May 24 2007, 03:57 PM


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QUOTE (jaclaz @ May 24 2007, 04:11 PM) *
Can you please use the linked to app as suggested to either post the screenshot or attach the saved sectors?



??? (what link?)


but i think youre right about the phisical or logical drive!
can you point me a good tool to view the sectors of the phisical drive?
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Mike69
Posted on: May 24 2007, 12:59 PM


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first sectors of pen









i used a brand new pen kingston dti/256
used the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool 2.0.6
copy grldr and grldr.mbr to the pen
renamed to ntldr and ntldr.mbr
opend ntldr with xvi32 hex editor
locate and erased --ignore-floppies
saved
copy a random menu.lst (just to test)



already tryied it today on:

ASUS BAREBONE T2-PH2
ASUS P5VDC-MX
HP DV1673EA
HP A839.PT

in all of this hardware it boots fine, but i will test it a lot more

be cool
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Mike69
Posted on: May 24 2007, 12:02 PM


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why some mobos boot to a:\ and others c:\ on the same pen?
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Mike69
Posted on: May 24 2007, 10:38 AM


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i could be wrong...but there are many motherboards that boot a pen drive and go to a:\ prompt (i assume this ones boot the pen as usb-fdd??!!) and others boot to c:\ prompt (usb-hdd maybe??) and with my method i can boot from all of them...


am i right in this statment?
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Mike69
Posted on: May 24 2007, 10:11 AM


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QUOTE (jaclaz @ May 24 2007, 10:56 AM) *
And if it works, it works BECAUSE of something in MBR, bootsector or other file present on the stick.


i will not argue with that statment... because youre porbably right


QUOTE (jaclaz @ May 24 2007, 10:56 AM) *
What I am interested in is to understand WHY and HOW it works, to (hopefully) better, simplify or refine the procedure.


to be honest i dont know why or how it works...but it works for me

later in the day ill post the results and the first sector
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Mike69
Posted on: May 24 2007, 08:22 AM


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jaclaz...youre a though guy to convince. smile.gif

today im going to grab a brand new pen drive, and use the steps i describied!!

ill post here the results!!!
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Mike69
Posted on: May 23 2007, 04:31 PM


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i could be wrong...but there are many motherboards that boot a pen drive and go to a:\ prompt (i assume this ones boot the pen as usb-fdd??!!) and others boot to c:\ prompt (usb-hdd maybe??) and with my method i can boot from all of them...

in fact i can tell you this...i handle a lot of mobos every day, and all of them boot with my pen!!! (except the ones that cant boot at all on a pen drive)


you may think im lying...but im not...really


and the pendoesnt boot without both grldr.mbr and grldr files renamed
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Mike69
Posted on: May 22 2007, 08:46 AM


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i believe the problem is with some mobos that "see" the pen as a usb fdd has some problems with grub mbr, and the mobos that "see" it as usb hdd boots fine.

but then i tried something diferent, ive formated the pen in ntfs with hp format tool, copy the grldr and grldr.mbr to the pen, and renamed those files to ntldr and ntldr.mbr...and it BOOTS!!!

and then...another problem...the pen boots but cant find menu.lst, because the built in menu of grub haves the --ignore-floppies option, and to solve that problem ive opend the ntldr file that i renamed with a hex editor and located the --ignore-floppie options and remove that...saved the fille and voill.

all things work fine now.. biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

btw theres some problem with the las version of grub4dos (21-04-2007)...i have a tool called goldmemory wich in use with that version starts the tests automaticaly (dont know the reason why, but with older versions it doesnt happens)
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