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  • About
    This site now replaces www.easy2boot.com (due to technical difficulties which could not be fixed). About me Hi  My name is Steve Si and I am…
    • Contact
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      Please sign my Guest Book. Tell us how you use Easy2Boot, give feedback or just say hello!
    • Licensing
      Licensing Summary [TL;DR] – Free to use by everyone but not sell. E2B download also contains bundled open-source GPL utilities plus my own Windows utilities which…
  • agFM
    agFM – a1ive grub2 File Manager The default agFM theme Menu systems on an Easy2Boot USB drive include:  Easy2Boot – a grub4dos-based MBR\Legacy-only menu systemagFM – a…
    • Things to know about UEFI
      Useful things to know about UEFI How do I UEFI-boot from E2B? With E2B v2 + agFM, you can UEFI-boot to the agFM grub-based menu…
  • Articles
  • Blog
    For the latest news, Betas, How To articles, etc. visit my Blog. Go here and click the Follow button to keep up to date.
  • Downloads
    Windows 10 is recommended when first making an E2B USB drive. Get my eBooks from here. Learn how to boot anything from your E2B USB…
    • agFM Version History
      To update E2B and agFM, download the latest E2B version and run Make_E2B.exe then click on the Update E2B Drive button. Check contents of \agFM_version.txt…
    • Alternate Download Sites
      You can download E2B, the latest Betas with bugfixes, enhancements and extra E2B themes, .mnu files, animations,  wallpapers, extra grub4dos scripts and lots of other stuff from one of…
    • E2B Version History
      To update E2B and agFM, download the latest E2B version and run Make_E2B.exe then click on the Update E2B Drive button.  To keep up to…
    • MPI Tool Kit
      MPI Tool Kit The MPI Tool Kit allows you to convert a payload file or folder to a Partition Image file (using a Windows system).…
    • MPI Version History
      The MakePartImage (MPI) Tool Pack runs on Windows systems only.It is used to create Partition Images from bootable ISO files, ZIP files, folders or drive…
    • RMPrepUSB
      RMPrepUSB Download Download here or visit the RMPrepUSB website.
    • Ventoy For Easy2Boot
      Ventoy For Easy2Boot is almost exactly the same as the ‘official’ release, except it has been enabled to run on a E2B USB drive and…
    • XMLtoE2B Download
      XMLtoE2B is a Windows GUI utility that will convert an XML created by the Windows Answer File Generator to an unattended XML answer file suitable for use…
  • Easy2Boot
    Copy all your ISO files to the USB drive and Legacy or UEFI boot IODD Mini SSD can load any ISO\VHD as a virtual drive…
    • Add Payload Files
      Add Payload Files The NTFS first partition of your USB drive should contain a \_ISO folder. This folder contains the E2B Menu folders. When adding…
      • DOS utilities (MS-DOS, FreeDOS, etc.)
        DOS utilities (MS-DOS, FreeDOS, etc.) If you have a DOS utility such as a BIOS Flash utility or small DOS-based diagnostic .exe file, you can…
      • FreeBSD, GhostBSD, MidnightBSD, OPNsense, FreeNAS & pfSense
        FreeBSD, GhostBSD, MidnightBSD, OPNsense, FreeNAS & pfSense Not all of these .ISO files may boot correctly under E2B (freeBSD requires a partition type number set…
      • HAIKU
        HAIKU E2B can boot from HAIKU ‘anyboot’ images if you give them a file extension of .HAIKU.  When you download a HAIKU ‘anyboot’ .zip file, unzip it and…
      • Intel Mac OS X – .DMG and .HFS files
        Intel Mac OS X – .DMG and .HFS files Tip: Use 7zip to examine the file contents.  If you have a bootable Intel Mac .dmg…
      • Linux payloads
        Linux ISOs Most linux ISO files will just work if you just copy them to an E2B 2nd level folder such as \_ISO\MAINMENU, \_ISO\AUTO or…
        • Add a fully installed Linux OS
          Add a fully installed Linux OS You can add an unlimited number of fully installed Linux OS’s to an E2B drive (if you have enough…
        • Installing Linux from an ISO file onto a system
          Installing Linux from an ISO file onto a system If you are installing linux from E2B in MBR-mode and booting from the ISO, the install…
        • Linux + Persistence .MNU file
          Linux + Persistence using .MNU files https://youtu.be/dIvbb9135m4 Some linux ISOs can be run from an E2B USB drive with persistence. This means that most changes…
        • Linux + Persistence (ext3/4)
          Linux + Persistence (ext3/4) https://youtu.be/dIvbb9135m4 You can boot directly from many linux ISOs, all with separate persistence files. It is also possible for one E2B USB…
        • MBR-boot from a Debian\Kali ISO with persistence
          MBR-boot from a Debian\Kali ISO with persistence This example is for Kali but should work with most Debian-based LiveCD ISOs which use a volume label…
        • Puppy Linux
          Puppy Linux  Puppy ISOs can be booted using a .iso file extension, but some versions require a special kernel parameter when booting from a USB…
        • Ubuntu-based ISO + persistence (.isopersist)
          Ubuntu-based ISO + persistence (.isopersist) If your LiveCD ISO is based on Ubuntu and it contains a \casper folder and recognises a persistent volume name…
      • MSDaRT and ERD ISOs
        XP-based MSDaRT ISOs MSDart 5.0 or ERD Commander 2005/2007 are XP Recovery ISOs. Rename the file extension to .isomemF01 to ensure they run correctly.  If you are…
      • Windows
        Adding Windows Install ISOs Note: You must use the E2B+DPMS version of Easy2Boot if you want to use Windows XP install ISOs (and always Legacy\MBR…
        • .VHD and .WIM files
          .VHD and .WIM files E2B, agFM and Ventoy (with an added plug-in file) can directly boot from certain types of .WIM,  .VHD and VHDX files.  Use ‘Fixed-size’…
        • Automating Windows Installs from .imgPTN files
          Automating Windows Installs from .imgPTN files You can UEFI or Legacy Boot to a Windows Install file using E2B or agFM and pick any XML…
        • Fully automated SDI_CHOCO process
          The SDI_CHOCO Process https://youtu.be/EWDgraj_MpE SDI_CHOCO process is the name I have given to describe E2B’s fully automated install process.  Detailed instructions and step-by-step exercises can…
        • Hack Windows account (UtilMan)
          Hack Windows account (UtilMan) https://youtu.be/hC-dVxId-1U E2B contains some scripts in the \_ISO\docs\utilman folder. These .cmd scripts can be used to gain access to an unencrypted…
        • Install Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2
          Install Windows Vista,7,Server 2008 R2 Please note: Windows 7 does not contain modern updates, .Net, chipset drivers or USB 3 drivers and only supports old USB 2 chipsets.You might like…
        • Install Windows XP
          Add Windows XP https://youtu.be/YyQ7xSvVMHE https://youtu.be/-nZAhE0SetM ONLY USE THE TESTED XP SP3 INSTALL ISOs – see here for download links – other XP ISOs may not work! You…
        • Install XP 32-bit using DPMS drivers
          Install XP 32-bit + DPMS https://youtu.be/-nZAhE0SetM YouTube video by SteveSiXP on Via chipset YouTube demo video Installing Windows XP 32-bit directly from an ISO requires 3…
        • Install XP 64-bit
          Windows XP 64-bit Installation Windows XP 64-bit requires specific XP 64-bit drivers. Windows XP is now 20 years old and the last release of XP 64-bit…
        • Install XP using WinPE
          Boot to WinPE and install XP from an XP ISO If the Easy2Boot Windows XP two-step process is not working on some systems, try this…
        • Install XP using WinSetupFromUSB
          Add XP Install ISOs using WinSetupFromUSB Modified Windows XP ISOs may not install correctly when used with E2B, For these ISOs, it is best to…
        • Installing Offline Chocolatey Packages
          Installing Offline Chocolatey Packages Chocolatey works by downloading a script which tells Chocolatey what download URL to use in order to download the apps installation…
        • Installing Windows XP\7\8\10 using WinNTSetup
          Installing Windows XP\7\8\10 using WinNTSetup If you wish, you can use WinNTSetup to install Windows directly from a Windows Install ISO file. For instance, you can…
        • Menu entries for Windows Install ISOs
          Run Windows Installs directly from any menu entry If you create a .mnu file, you can run any of the Windows Vista/7/8/10, etc. ISOs directly…
        • Multipoint Server Install ISOs
          Multipoint Server Install ISOs These ISOs can be treated as if they are Windows Server 2008 R2 ISOs. Simply copy them to the \_ISO\WINDOWS\SVR2K8R2 folder.  If…
        • PassPass (bypass Windows local password)
          PassPass (bypass Windows local password) https://youtu.be/SNX-Z2ipPSk PassPass (bypass the Windows account password) PassPass allows you to bypass a local Windows user account password on XP…
        • Split_WinISO by Chandra
          Split WinISO (by Chandra) Split_WinISO.exe is now in the MPI ToolKit. You must run it from the MPI folder because it will use MPI to make…
        • UEFI – Adding Windows 7/8/10 which have >4GB Install.wim/Install.esd files
          UEFI – Adding Windows 7/8/10 which have >4GB Install.wim/Install.esd files New for 2020: We can now use the a1ive grub2 File Manager (agFM) to Secure…
        • Unattended Windows Installs
          Unattended Windows Installs (answer files, etc.) You can specify your own unattend.xml file for Easy2Boot to use (Vista/Win7/SVR2K8R2/Win8/Server2012/Win10/SVR2016/SVR2019/AIO) or unattend.txt files (XP).If the file DEFAULT.XML exists in…
        • Update the XP 32-bit Mass Storage drivers
          Update the XP 32-bit Mass Storage drivers The version of the Mass Storage Driver Pack used in E2B can be found by looking at the \_ISO\e2b\grub\DriverPack.ini file…
        • Windows 2000
          Windows 2000 https://youtu.be/la1iFp5TrbM Windows 2000 Installation ISOs are not supported by E2B, however WinSetupFromUSB does support Win2K, so we can make a WinSetupfromUSB flash drive…
        • Windows 7 UEFI64 Install
          UEFI-boot from a Windows 7 Install ISO Please note: Windows 7 is very old and does not contain modern USB 2 or USB 3 driversAlways…
        • Windows 8/10 Install ISOs
          Windows 8/10 Install ISOs E2B eBooks are now available (including a complete course on making a multiboot USB drive and an eBook on Installing Windows). You can…
        • Windows 98
          Windows 98 https://youtu.be/7_GEsE2_j4Y Win95/98/Me DOS-based Windows OS’s include Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows Millenium. Rename the ISO file to have a .isoDOS01 file extension – once…
        • Windows All-In-One ISOs and .imgPTN files
          Windows All-In-One ISOs and .imgPTN files E2B has a \_ISO\WINDOWS\WINAIO folder. .ISO, .ISO32, .ISO64 and .imgPTN* files can be added to any appropriate Windows Install…
        • WindowsToGo images
          Add WindowsToGo images To run WindowsToGo, you will need a fast USB 3.0 drive – I highly recommend the SanDisk Extreme or Extreme Pro flash drives or…
        • WinLite10 XML files
          WinLite10 XML files Win10Lite allows you to remove non-essential Windows components during installation of Windows.  The WinLite10 XML files in \_ISO\WINDOWS\WIN10\SAMPLE XML FILES are examples…
        • XMLtoE2B
          XMLtoE2B XMLtoE2B is a Windows GUI utility that will convert an XML created by the Windows Answer File Generator to an unattended XML answer file suitable for…
      • WInPE ISOs (WinBuilder, Medicat, Gandalf, etc.)
        WInPE ISOs (WinBuilder, Medicat, Gandalf, etc.) Tip1: To add shortcuts onto the Desktop of any WinPE OS to run your own portable apps each time it boots, change…
      • WinPE multi-function (Hirens-type) ISOs
        WinPE multi-function (Hirens-type) ISOs Multiboot, multifunction ISOs are difficult to add as an ISO file to a multiboot USB drive because they are usually designed to be…
    • AUTO folder
      The \_ISO\AUTO folder (Direct Boot Menu) The \_ISO\AUTO folder is ‘special’. It is for payload files ONLY (and .txt files).All .mnu files will be ignored…
    • Configure E2B
      Configure the E2B menu system \_ISO\MyE2B.cfg is the user configuration file Here is a typical MyE2B.cfg file after making an E2B USB drive: !BAT See…
      • .mnu files
        About .mnu files A .mnu file is simply a text file that wil be automatically added into E2B’s own menu. It can contain the same commands…
      • Add a sub-menu
        Add a new sub-menu https://youtu.be/sevn-avx75Q The Main Menu contains various sub-menus, e.g. LINUX, ANTIVIRUS,etc. The sub-menu entry will only appear in the Main Menu if…
      • Add extra help menu
        Add your own Help Menu You can add a simple text menu with no formatting or multi-coloured text, by using a simple .help text file or…
      • Add payload files to partition 2 or 3
        Add payload files to partition 2 or 3 Typically, an E2B USB drive will contain two or three Primary MBR\Legacy partitions (the last partition table…
      • Add Win isos to Main menu
        Add Windows Install ISOs to the (Main) Menu Note: If the file DEFAULT.XML exists in the same folder as the ISO, then the DEFAULT.XML file…
      • Change Auto-Suggest prompt
        Change Auto-Suggest prompt Configure the QRUN ‘Change file extension’ suggestion feature (Auto-Suggest) If you place a payload file in a menu folder – e.g. \_ISO\MAINMENU\Ubuntu.iso,…
      • Change menu entry order
        Change the order of the menu entries Menu entries are sorted alphabetically by file and folder name in this order (not case sensitive):  Valid characters for use…
      • Change menu entry text (.txt files)
        Change the menu entry text Introduction By default, E2B will list the file name of the payload file in the menu. For example, if you…
      • Change the standard E2B menu entries
        Change the standard E2B menu entries Payloads, folders and .mnu files are sorted and listed alphabetically by E2B. E2B will automatically add these additional menu entries…
      • change the Windows Install menu
        How to change the Windows Install menu Standard Windows Install menu Windows Install Menu  The Windows Install menu is tightly integrated into E2B. It is…
      • Clover
        Configure Clover If you have made a FAT32 image partition using MakePartImage and included the Clover Tool Pack (to directly boot to UEFI) in your…
      • Count E2B boots
        Count the number of boots You may want to count the number of times your E2B USB drive has been booted to E2B to limit…
      • Display a text file
        Add .help user text files You can create a plain or UTF-8 encoded text file using NotePad (.help) and add it to any standard E2B…
      • Display strings
        Display any text on menu ‘setmenu –string’ command The setmenu –string command can be used to display strings on menus (date&time requires grub4dos 0.4.6a 2019-08-09…
      • Draw lines and boxes
        Draw Lines and Boxes Recent versions of grub4dos 0.4.6a support the ‘setmenu draw-box’ command.  setmenu –draw-box=%bINDEX%=%bx%=%by%=%bwidth%=%bheight%=%bpixels%=%bcolor%  Using this command you can draw up to 16…
      • E2B Files and Folders
        E2B Files and Folders Do NOT edit any of the E2B files (except MyE2B.cfg which is a user file). You can change all the menu headings…
      • F1 Help
        F1 Help menu The actual help text for the Help Menu that is displayed is contained in a file called F1.cfg.   Each language uses a…
      • Fonts
        Fonts E2B supports 16-pixel high or 24-pixel high fonts. You can make E2B load a different font by using a setting in the \_ISO\MyE2B.cfg file. …
      • GFX Boot Menu
        GFX Boot Menu Support Easy2Boot can use a GFXBoot Menu. A sample GFXMenu  ‘message’ file is included in the download (\_ISO\docs\Templates\GFXMenu folder) together with a…
      • Global Hotkeys
        Global Hotkey support In addition to defining a menu entry hotkey by using a .txt file or a .mnu file, you can define global hotkeys in the MyE2B.cfg file…
      • Guest Mode
        Guest Mode Many thanks to Krishna for this idea!  https://youtu.be/BJ0dOmL05lI Note: If you want some sub-menus to only be displayed in the Main Menu under…
      • Hide Payloads
        Hide some of the payload menu entries Individual payload files can be made ‘secret’ and so will not be listed in the menu unless the…
      • How to modify LOADISO.CMD
        Modify LOADISO.cmd When you install Vista/7/8/10 Operating Systems from an ISO, E2B will run LOADISO.CMD. This has the task of loading the ISO file as…
      • Keyboard layout
        Set the keyboard type By default, grub4dos assumes a standard American QWERTY-USA keyboard is in use.  If Make_E2B.exe picks the wrong keyboard for your keyboard\language,…
      • Language
        Language Tip: Use the \_ISO\E2B_Editor.exe utility to make a \_ISO\MyE2B.cfg file.To remove the Blue 5-second banner – see eBook #1. Summary The E2B Main menu heading (HEADING) and the…
      • Make a new language file
        How to make new language files For each language, E2B uses two files:  STRINGS.TXT – holds $$STRxxxx keyword stringsF1.CFG           -…
      • Menu Editor (E2B_Editor.exe)
        E2B Menu Editor https://youtu.be/QhHHSByeA4g The Windows utility \_ISO\E2B_Editor.exe, will help you to design a custom E2B menu with your own wallpaper.  First, copy an uncompressed 800×600…
      • Menu settings (quick reference)
        MyE2B.cfg menu settings Here is a list of the most useful MyE2B.cfg settings which affect the menu position/size/layout/behaviour.See the Sample_MyE2B.cfg file for more details of…
      • Multiple wallpapers
        Multiple backgrounds and/or Stamps You can load a different wallpaper or even have a completely different style of menu for any of the sub-menu folders. …
      • Passwords and Security
        Passwords and Security Note: when using keyboard input (e.g. password entry), you must ensure that the correct keyboard type (KBD) has been selected first or some keyboard…
      • PimpMyDrive
        PimpMydrive.cmd The Windows command shell script located at \_ISO\PimpMyDrive.cmd can be executed to add a new folder (\_ISO\MAINMENU\PIMP) and this causes extra menu items to…
      • Reduce Messages
        Reducing E2B text messages E2B produces many messages whilst booting and during operation. These can help you to pinpoint possible problems and also make suggestions…
      • Right-to-left Languages
        Right-to-Left Languages E2B v1.72+ can support Right-to-Left languages such as Arabic, Hebrew and Urdu and create menus that are aligned to the right. This feature only…
      • Sample mnu files
        Sample .mnu Files .mnu files are text files which contain grub4dos menu entries. They can be saved in UTF-8 format to preserve non-ASCII characters. You…
      • Set a Default Menu Entry and Timeout
        The first menu item (usually menu item 0) in the Main menu allows you to set a default menu item in the Main menu that…
      • Single Menu
        One menu only See also ‘Guest Mode’  You can remove all the E2B Main Menu entries  and sub-menus and just have the one menu if…
      • Speeding up E2B
        Speeding up E2B E2B enumerates the files and folders under the \_ISO\MAINMENU and \_ISO\WINDOWS folders on the E2B USB drive every time you boot from…
      • Stamps, animations and tunes
        Stamps, Animations and Tunes https://youtu.be/byc1FVAGlzw https://youtu.be/HNGObQKQt6E You can STAMP a wallpaper with up to 10 different graphics, display an animation and play a tune using…
      • Themes
        Themes (or skins) https://youtu.be/LrOD62Iny1Y A Theme or Skin can comprise one or more of the following: \_ISO\MyE2B.cfg (may also specify a MYWBMP background file)A 24-colour BMP…
      • Wallpaper
        Change the wallpaper https://youtu.be/W-mEvxyUcJY Change the background wallpaper If you have a Windows system, copy your 800×600 or 1024×768 .bmp or .jpg file to the…
    • E2B Menu Navigation
      E2B Menu Navigation Note: You will only see the E2B grub4dos menu when you MBR-boot. If you have the agFM files installed on the second…
    • E2B Menu System
      E2B Menu System This is the Easy2Boot grub4dos-based Legacy-only menu system. The entries for the agFM menu system (Legacy+UEFI) and the ‘Ventoy for Easy2Boot’ menu…
    • E2B Payload File Extensions
      E2B Payload File Extensions E2B looks at the file extension to decide how to boot to the payload file. To change the way a payload file…
    • How E2B Works
      How E2B Works  Many multiboot solutions such as YUMI, Multisystem, XBOOT, etc. work by recognising what the payload/ISO file is (or you need to tell…
    • Make an E2B USB drive
      Make an E2B USB drive Make_E2B.exe Select the language and keyboard type for the Easy2Boot menu systemSelect the USB drive (drive must have a Windows…
      • Backup\Restore\Copy E2B drive
        Copy or Clone your E2B USB drive If you have a working E2B USB drive complete with all payloads and configurations files, etc., you can…
      • Make an E2B DVD
        Make and burn an E2B CD\DVD You cannot easily make a CD\DVD or ISO from an E2B USB Drive. These instructions are for experts who…
    • Make files contiguous
      Make files contiguous Some types of payload files need to be contiguous in order to work correctly (this applies to all types of E2B USB…
    • Make using Linux
      Make an E2B USB drive using Linux I recommend that you use a Windows 10 system to make an E2B USB drive because it is…
    • MyE2B.cfg
      E2B Configuration file https://youtu.be/W-mEvxyUcJY The \_ISO\MyE2B.cfg configuration file Tip: Use the \_ISO\E2B_Editor.exe Windows utility to make a MyE2B.cfg file from the Sample_MyE2B.cfg file. The MyE2B.cfg configuration file can be…
    • Primer
      E2B Primer Quick reference (for latest E2B version)  A ‘payload file’ can be any type of file which is usable by E2B, e.g. .ISO, .IMA, .VHD, .WIM, .help, .bmp, .jpg, .cfg, .imgPTN, .isodef…
    • Secure Boot
      Use agFM for UEFI64 Secure Boot You can directly Secure UEFI64-Boot to the agFM grub2 boot files on the FAT32 Partition 2. Simply use your…
    • Update E2B
      To update to the latest released version of Easy2Boot, simply download the latest version from the Downloads page, run it and click on the ‘Update…
  • eBooks
    eBooks See my eBook store for all my eBooks. All eBooks are in PDF format – use ‘Add to cart’ to see the special multibuy…
  • eBooks and Videos
    https://youtu.be/q6wbTAazfv0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQrfuahk1A4 https://youtu.be/hC-dVxId-1U Official E2B Videos (English) 2014-2020 eBooks See the eBook page. Other videos E2B Intro video (Britec 2015)Install XP with E2BInstall XP on Haswell…
  • FAQs
  • Forum
  • Partition Images
    Partition Image files .imgPTN or .imgPTN23 files can be used as partition images (and in some cases, files with no file extension).Partition image files which…
    • Clover
      Clover Clover is basically a generic UEFI BIOS which also has a boot menu GUI. It may be used if your BIOS does not support…
    • CSM Menu Configuration
      CSM Menu changes The user CSM Menu configuration file is called \MyCSM.cfg (if present) and is equivalent to \_ISO\MyE2B.cfg in the E2B menu system (but does not…
    • How to make a .imgPTN file (MakePartImage.cmd)
      How to make a .imgPTN file (MakePartImage.cmd) https://youtu.be/-Oo291vzfv0 How to make a .imgPTN file Download and extract the MakePartImage MPI Tool Kit (then install ImDisk and WinRAR + run CreateDesktopShortcuts.cmd) Three Desktop shortcuts…
    • MOVE_IMGPTN
      MOVE_IMGPTN Move_IMGPTN is a Windows script which moves a file to a different position on Partition 1 of the E2B USB drive. This is only…
    • MPI Utilities
      Additional MPI Utilities Inside the MakePartImage (MPI) Update pack download, you will find some additional files which you may find useful:  1. .\csm\e2b\RestoreE2B (run as…
    • Switch_E2B
      Using Switch_E2B.exe Double-click on any .imgPTN file to change the partitions and switch to ‘CSM-mode’ or click the ‘Restore E2B partitions’ button to get back…
  • Site Map
  • Tested payloads
    Tested Payload Files How to use this page Type Ctrl+F in your bowser to search for your payload by name – there may be more…
  • Troubleshooting and Info
    Troubleshooting E2B Use  this guide if you have trouble when booting from a REAL SYSTEM Before starting any tests: Download the LATEST VERSION OF E2B to a…
    • ‘File Not Contiguous’ and ‘Too Many Fragments’ Errors
      ‘File Not Contiguous’ and ‘Too Many Fragments’ Errors Note: The text ‘(hd0,0)304+8,993472+232,16776+292624,311320+292864’ shows that the file is split into four fragments.     Error 60: File…
    • Common problems with payload files
      Common problems with payload files XP Install description of Setup stages and errors here. Always check the list of tested payload files for any special instructions here.…
    • CONTIG.ISO
      CONTIG.ISO The \_ISO\CONTIG.ISO file (if present) is only used by the E2B Menu system when it finds a payload file that is not contiguous. Easy2Boot…
    • Debugging E2B
      Debugging E2B If you are having problems with E2B, here are a few tips on how to debug it and look for the cause. As…
    • E2B Error Messages
      E2B Error Messages ‘INFORMATION: System Hard Disk (hd1) not detected by BIOS!Some payload files may not work correctly’  – The system (or Virtual Machine) does not…
    • Grub4dos Error Numbers
      Error numbers Note: If you have too many ‘set’ variables in your \_ISO\MyE2B.cfg file, it can cause many different grub4dos errors to occur in various…
    • ISOBOOT
      ISOBOOT ISOBOOT is automatically used if: The Linux ISO file is not contiguous and…The ISO file is smaller than the \_ISO\CONTIG.ISO file (if present) and…If the filename of the…
    • QEMU and Virtual Machines
      Testing with QEMU and Virtual Machines https://youtu.be/mvYkujvUXhc Using QEMU or Virtual Box for testing Please Note: When a USB drive is mapped as a drive in…
    • Removable USB drives
      Removable USB drives Mass Storage USB media devices can be separated into two categories – Fixed or Removable. USB Hard drives are always of the…
    • Repair a corrupt E2B USB drive
      How to Repair a corrupt E2B USB drive Note: If prompted by Windows to format the drive – DO NOT FORMAT IT!  If you have…
    • Slow and buggy BIOSes
      Slow and buggy BIOSes If you find that your E2B USB drive works on most systems but not one particular model of computer, the problem is usually due to…
    • The 128Gib/137GB USB BIOS bug!
      The 128Gib/137GB USB BIOS bug! Many BIOSes have a bug in their USB driver code when means that they cannot access sectors on a USB…
    • Useful resources
      Useful resources Tip: Look on your E2B drive’s \_ISO\docs\Download URLs folder for some of these!  E2B Tutorials How To’s for persistence, WinToGo, UEFI-booting, etc. for specific…
    • VMWare and Plop!
      VMWare and Plop! Plop! contains a read-only USB 2.0 driver and it can be used to boot a system from a USB drive if the…
    • WIMBOOT and the WinPE boot process
      WIMBOOT and the WinPE boot process WIMBOOT is part of the iPXE project and works by loading one of the images inside the boot.wim file into RAM and…
  • Ventoy
    Ventoy for Easy2Boot ‘Ventoy for Easy2Boot’ is a slightly-modified version of Ventoy configured to run on an Easy2Boot USB drive. You can also run the…
    • Add an Official Ventoy image
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