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 than one entry.

Useful Links

  • Over 100 Easy2Boot blog articles for a wide variety of different payloads and E2B configurations.
  • Click here to download Linux LiveCDs or try fcportables.com for bootable AIO ISOs (Gandalf, Strelec, Bob Omb’s PE, DLC Boot, Medicat, etc.).
  • For Linux LiveCD+Persistence, see here, or here for Ubuntu-based ISOs or see Fedora instructions.
  • Click here (Windows download tool) or here (website) or windowsiso.net to download official Windows Install ISOs.
  • Useful DOS + other boot disk images here (site is German but disks are USA English – make a .imz file and then save as .ima using WinImage or 7Zip).
  • DOS disk images with NTFS support here. Note: dos4ntfs.imz is buggy, use Norton Commander for NTFS – nc4ntfs.zip (second download) – or try FAR for NTFS – FAR4NTFS.zip (third download).
  • For a useful list of Rescue Disks – see here.
  • Use ChrisR’s Win10PE and Win8PE WinBuilder projects to build you own WinPE.
  • The \_ISO\docs\Download URLs folder on your E2B USB drive contains many useful links – try them!
  • IsoBuster can often extract files from ISO files when 7Zip/WinRar and other applications cannot. PowerISO can be used to directly modify ISOs.
  • E2B eBooks available (complete course on making a multiboot USB drive)!


  • For most ISOs (except Windows Install ISOs), just copy the ISO file to the \_ISO\MAINMENU folder.
  • Try ‘Ventoy for Easy2Boot’ for WinPE-based ISOs
  • Hold down the SHIFT key before E2B loads the Main Menu – this will load E2B’s own USB 2.0 driver which may be faster and less buggy than an old Legacy BIOS
  • Try to avoid spaces and special characters in file names – use _ instead of a space. If it works, then try it with spaces
  • Some files may require the file extension to be changed or a filename suffix to be added (if so, it will be mentioned in the list below) 
  • Some payloads may require you to add and edit a .mnu file (if so, it will be mentioned in the list below). Sample .mnu files can be found in the E2B download in the \_ISO\docs\Sample mnu Files folder. Look also for sample .txt files.
  • Generally, if it works for one version of a distro, it will work with any version of the same family/type.
  • Turn the SCROLL LOCK LED on before selecting the ISO file to see E2B suggestions
  • If a .ISO file doesn’t seem to work correctly or you want to UEFI-boot from it, use the MPI Tool Kit and convert it to a FAT32 .imgPTN partition image.
  • If Secure Boot is enabled and you are having problems booting to agFM or Ventoy, convert the ISO/payload to a .imgPTN23 file partition image (payload must support Secure Boot – e,g, Windows, Ubuntu, Fedora, etc.)
  • Use the MakePartImage shortcut instead of the MPI_FAT32 shortcut if the .imgPTN file does not work correctly – this allows more options. 
  • It is possible to add multiple, fully-installed linux OS’s (see blog) and WindowsToGo OS’s (see blog)
  • When installing from a bootable linux installation ISO, specify /dev/sdX4 as the cdrom source device (this will be the linux ISO- e.g. mount /dev/sdb4 /cdrom or sudo mount /dev/sdb4 /mnt/cdrom), where X is the USB drive letter, e.g. /dev/sdb4. Alternatively, try converting the ISO to a .imgPTN file using MPI_FAT32 (e.g. RedHat linux installation) and no special action should be required. For Debian, you may need to specify the ‘CDROM’ as -t vfat /dev/sdX4.
  • For .ISO files that boot to DOS 7 or later – use .ISODOS01 file extension – the CD/ISO contents can then be found on DOS drive B: after booting.
  • Some DOS programs (e.g. BIOS updates, etc.) can be copied to the E2B drive and then run using the DOS – FreeDos menu entry to boot to DOS – drive C: will be the E2B USB drive (NTFS or FAT32 supported). See also the RMPrepUSB Tutorial #33 here on how to make bootable FreeDOS floppy disk images.
  • For Windows PE ISOs, try .ISOPE01 (mounts ISO as Y: – only works with ‘Removable’ E2B USB drives or E2B USB HDD + WinHelper flash drive). For E2B USB HDD drives, some WinPE ISOs (Hirens, Gandalf, Bob Ombs, etc.) may need to be converted to .imgPTN for full functionality.
  • For WinBuilder PE ISOs always use the .iso file extension, they do not need to be fully contiguous.
  • For WinPE UEFI-booting, convert to FAT32 .imgPTN files.
  • If you get a syslinux boot: prompt instead of a menu – press the [TAB] key and type one of the boot options that will be listed.
  • If you still having problems and it is not in this list below, search this site first and then Contact Me and I will try to help.

Common ‘gotchas’

  • Make sure all files are contiguous (Windows Installer ISOs and VHDs don’t need to be contiguous).
  • For Win 7/8/10 Install ISOs you may need to use a removable USB drive to avoid ‘CD/DVD drive driver required‘ error (see here for workarounds). You can check what type of USB Flash drive you have (Fixed or Removable) by using RMPrepUSB. Later versions of E2B v1.A8 should usually work without needing a helper USB flash drive (or try agFM or Ventoy menu system).
  • Many Windows Install ISOs require you to specify a Product Key or you will get a ‘licence’ error – even Evaluation versions which do not normally require a Product Key will give an error unless you specify the correct evaluation Product Key (tip: first install it using some other method, e.g. Rufus or .imgPTNf file, and then use ProduKey to find out what key it used).
  • Windows 7 does not contain modern USB drivers and so may not ‘see’ the USB drive once you boot to Setup. Try a USB 2.0 port if the correct USB 3.0 drivers are not contained in the ISO (Windows 7 and some linux ISOs may not contain correct USB controller drivers for modern chipsets). Special instructions for Windows 7 64-bit UEFI booting here
  • Keep all files within the first 137GB if using a large USB drive (due to a common BIOS bug) – Partition 1+Partition2 < 128GiB.
  • You cannot UEFI-boot directly from an ISO file using grub4dos\E2B menu. To UEFI-boot, use a .imgPTN partition image file or boot to agFM on the second partition
  • See FAQ page for more ‘gotchas’ and issues.

List 1 – Easy2Boot Menu

List 1a – Normal MBR booting (not UEFI)

The entries in bold type below have been tested by me personally.

  1. WINDOWS INSTALLER ISOs – Windows Server 2003, XP Home/Pro use \_ISO\WINDOWS\XP folder. Make sure you have the DPMS version of E2B for installing 2003/XP from ISO files.
  2. XP 32-bit ISOs these three XP ISOs work OK with E2B and are recommended: 
    (a) Getintopc.com_en_win_xp_pro_vl_with_sp3_x86_aug2018.iso (no repair option)
    (b) updated 2013 32-bit XP Install.iso (no repair option)
    (c) en_windows_xp_professional_with_service_pack_3_x86 _cd_vl_x14-73974.iso (unmodified XP SP3) (with repair option)
    (d) Try also the Integral Editions XP ISOs by Ramsey at zone94 (Operating Systems download page) – includes drivers and NTDETECT.COM patch for Dell systems (may freeze before running Setup on some systems)
    Later getintopc.com ISOs had problems when tested and would not fully install – e.g. Jan_2019 and June 2019 don’t work correctly.
    ISOs that are larger than 1GB or that contain a $OEM$ folder may not work.
    For XP Pro+POS SP3 2019-03-16 or Zone94 XP 2020-01-18 use WinSetupFromUSB to make a USB Flash drive and then use the MPI Tool Kit to make a partition image .imgPTN file from the Flash drive (say Yes to combine menu.lst files).
  3. XP 64-bit here (XP 64 has very few drivers – no one uses it!). Note E2B+DPMS only has 32-bit disk drivers – make sure you have ’64’ in the filename – install to systems with IDE Hard disks only (not SATA/SCSI/RAID unless ISO has integrated 64-bit Mass Storage drivers). XP 64-bit has very few drivers available and does not work with many chipsets made in the last 15 years. Always use 32-bit XP – no one uses 64-bit XP because there are no drivers!
  4. POSReady 2009  – Does not work as .ISO – Trial product Key D4GQ7-HG48K-7YP6R-6JM4C-33FMQ. Read instructions at “\_ISO\docs\Sample mnu files\Windows\POS2009_ReadMe.txt” – see blog post herePOS2009 – rename .iso to \_ISO\MAINMENU\POS2009.isowinv (or copy iso file to \_ISO\WINDOWS\XP folder) and extract whole ISO to root of USB drive – see \_ISO\docs\Sample mnu files\Windows\POS2009_ReadMe.txt for more details.
  5. Windows 7 ISO – Standard MS Win 7 Pro downloadWin 7 Ult,  Win7 Dell Ultimate OEM download.  Win7 Home/Prof/Ult/Ent Jan2021 with latest chipset and USB 3 drivers (pre-activated), Win7 Ult Aug 2020 32&64-bit STD/DAZ/OEM with latest chipset/USB3 drivers – use STD for own licence key, use OEM for OEM embedded key activation. Win7 DUAL Home/Pro/Ent/Ult 32&64bit Jan2020 OEM/STD/KMS/DAZ.
  6. Windows Server 2003 Installer X13-04874.img – rename to .iso (use ‘2K3’ in filename – e.g. Windows2K3.iso) and place in the \_ISO\WINDOWS\XP folder and treat as if installing XP. Usually will work using the DPMS2 mass storage drivers for XP. 
  7. Windows Server 2013 – see blog post here
  8. Windows 98 Install ISO – rename to .isoDOS01 – CD files will be on B: drive. See RMPrepUSB Tutorial 117 – see blog post here. Can also make a .imgPTN file. YouTube video.
  9. Windows ME Install ISO – rename to .isoDOS01 – CD files will be on B: drive. See RMPrepUSB Tutorial 117 – see blog post here. Can also make a .imgPTN file.
  10. Tablet PC 2005 (XP SP2) and Media Center Installer ISO(s) – see blog post here.
  11. GXP SP3 2016 By Computer Media.iso – this is a heavily modified XP install ISO which includes drivers and POS2009 fix + hacks. Copy .ISO file to both \_ISO\MAINMENU (rename as .isomemwinv) and \_ISO\WINDOWS\XP folder (keep as .iso). Run Step 1 from the .isomemwinv file in MainMenu and after reboot run Step 2 from Windows Install menu – ‘XP Step 2 >512MB’. If there is a Mass Storage Driver problem, try running both Step 1 and Step 2 from the Windows Install menu with DPMS (but some final auto-install features may not fully work and you may need to press ESC to skip a driver file copy in Step 1). See also Gold_XP_2016_Install.mnu in Sample mnu files folder.
  12. Windows 2000 ISOs are not directly supported – you can however make a WinSetupFromUSB flash drive for Win2K – test it – and then convert the flash drive to a .imgPTN image for use with E2B. See here.
  13. Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Server 2012, Multipoint Server, Server 2K8R2, Windows 10, Server 2016 – must be copied to the correct \_ISO\WINDOWS\xxx folder. For Win8/8.1/10 you may need to specify the correct Product Key or you may get a ‘license’ error or some other error. Place Windows Multipoint Server ISOs in SVR2K8R2 folder.
    If using a Fixed-disk type of E2B USB drive, a WinHelper Flash drive is sometimes also required for Vista/7/8/10 – OR – convert to a .imgPTN file using the MPI Tool Kit. E2B v1.8A+ versions usually work without requiring a WinHelper flash drive.
    If non-standard Vista/7/8/10 ALL-IN-ONE (AIO) ISOs, monkrus ISOs, WinPE, Windows Repair and Microsoft Deployment Tool (MDT) ISOs do not work correctly as a .ISO file then convert them to a .imgPTN file using the MPI Tool Kit (use FAT32 if possible for UEFI boot support). 
    Note: Some Windows Installer ISOs (Vista/7/8/10) that don’t require a Product Key may ‘just work’ if place them in any ‘normal’ payload folder – e.g. \_ISO\MAINMENU (E2B v1.8A+) – or convert them to .imgPTN files.
  14. Windows 8/10 Recovery – copy the “\_ISO\docs\Sample mnu files\Windows\Boot_Recovery_WIM.mnu” file to \_ISO\MAINMENU and you should be able to boot to the Recovery.wim file on any Windows 8/10 system disk without even needing a wim file on your E2B drive or a recovery partition on the target drive!
  15. Windows 7/8/10 Recovery or WinPE – use .iso or .iso01 – for WinPE’s that require acccess to the WinPE CD after it has booted, if a removable USB E2B drive use .isoPE01. If based in WinBuilder, use .iso.
     .isoPE/.isoPE01 may require a Removable E2B drive or a WinHelper USB Flash drive so that the ISO is loaded as a virtual drive – if you have a USB HDD E2B drive, try converting to a .imgPTN file.
  16. Windows 7/8/10 OS WinToGo .VHD or .VHDX files- the file does not need to be contiguous and can be on another partition (v1.69+) – for instructions see blog post here and for a really easy method – see here. Quick instructions for CSM\MBR booting: use WinToUSB to make a bootable USB WinToGo drive  (using a VHD) – boot from the USB drive and complete Windows Setup – copy VHD file to E2B’s \_ISO\WIN folder. Also try .vhdfira and .vhdboot file extensions if VHD contains bootmgr and BCD.
    AtlasOS – Use the Repair option when prompted (press ENTER quickly)
  17. WindowsXPToGo from a .VHD file, rename to .VHDBOOT – see Tutorial 110. Also try .vhdfira file extension.
  18. Windows 7/8/10 single-image PE3 .WIM files – e.g. Win8.1PESE boot.wim file – the file does not need to be contiguous and can be on another partition (v1.69+)
  19. WinBuilder Win7PE-based ISOs – always use E2B v1.90+ and .iso file extension – see blog here and instructions here
  20. Windows.7.SP1.Super.Lite.x86.v2.0.iso Win7 Lite install ISO – try .isope01 extension (requires USB Removable E2B flash drive or extra WinHelper Flash drive – must see blue console Window to load ISO as virtual drive)
  21. ‘Windows 7 livecd from usb.iso’ – you can also extract the boot.wim file and use that with E2B. For Hirens\HBCD menu, extract the \HBCD folder to the E2B drive, or add \Hiren.iso to the root of the E2B drive (should contain \HBCD\HBCDMenu.exe and\or \HBCD\PStart.exe).
  22. PicoXP
  23. raring-dvd-i386.iso Edubuntu 13.04 Alpha 1 Test Build
  24. systemrescuecd-x86-3.1.2.iso 4.9.0  SystemRescueCD – for persistence see blog post
  25. xbmcbuntu xbmcbuntu-12.00-RC1.Intel-NVIDIA.iso (use .mnu file for persistence)
  26. AVG Rescue CD 120.120823 AVG Rescue Toolkit CD
  27. AVG Rescue USB ZIP file –  avg_arl_cdi_all_120_150814a10442.iso  see Sample mnu Files\linux\AVG_Rescue_USB.mnu will support updates – or drag-and-drop onto MPI_FAT32 if you have a Removable USB E2B drive. Test using a real-system and not a VM. The large \arl_rootfs.ext2 file must be located on the root folder of a Removable USB Flash drive (if using an E2B HDD, move the file \arl_rootfs.ext2 onto the WinHelper or any Removable USB flash drive and connect both E2B USB HDD and removable USB Flash drive before booting from a real system).
  28. Kaspersky Rescue CD Kaspersky Rescue Disk ISO here (see blog here for persistent updates and UEFI booting)
  29. Bitdefender Rescue CD 2.0.0 Bitdefender ISO here  (.mnu for persistence only works for older ISOs – persistence not available on newer 2013+ ISOs – use .imgPTN file and UEFI Clover boot for persistent updates)
  30. Dr Web AV CD, drweb-livedisk-900-cd.iso, drweb-livecd-602.iso. DrWeb900_2018_Persistent.mnu persistence file also available in \_ISO\docs\Sample mnu Files folder (E2B v1.A1+) or use the .isopersist file extension for persistence (E2B v1.98+).
  31. Rising AV CD
  32. VBA Rescue CD
  33. EScan Toolkit 
  34. Anvi Rescue Disk 11 Rescue.iso
  35. Panda Safe CD Panda Security ISO here (if display problems type   live vga=ask  in very first menu)
  36. GParted Live CD 0.14.0-1 gparted-live-0.30.0-1-amd64.iso Gnome Partition Editor ISO here
  37. PartedMagic (pmagic) 2012_11_30, 2012_11_30.iso, 2013_05_01.iso, pmagic_2014_09_29.iso, pmagic_2016_07_12.iso Parted Magic – see blog here and sample .mnu files if Live Session save feature is wanted + language settings. Alternative: for Live Session, hold down SHIFT key before pressing ENTER key (dummy xxx.SQFS file required on USB drive in \pmagic\modules folder – must be all uppercase – same as in ISO). 
  38. Partition Wizard Bootable CD 7.6.1  
  39. Partition Wizard Home/Free Edition pwhe78.iso 
  40. EaseUS Todo Backup Free 5.0 EaseUS Todo Backup Free ISO here  Tip: use file extension .isoBF to remove ‘Press any key to boot from CD’ prompt.
  41. EaseUS Disk Copy Free 2.3.1 EaseUS Disk Copy Features ISO here
  42. EaseUS ToDo Emergency Disk
  43. EaseUS Partition Master Pro boot iso (Tip: Use .isoBF to prevent the ‘Press any key to boot from CD or DVD’ prompt.)
  44. Darik’s Boot And Nuke Darik’s Boot and Nuke (DBAN) ISO here – dban_auto_wipe.mnu in Sample mnu files\other folder – DBAN will wipe USB drives so remove E2B drive as DBAN starts to boot. DBAN v2.3.0 should not autowipe USB drives.
  45. Ophcrack XP Live CD 3.4.0 ophcrack-notables-livecd-3.6.0.iso Ophcrack sourceforge ISO here .mnu file available in \_ISO\docs\Sample mnu files\Windows Password folder – if using ISO file must extract top-level \tables folder to USB:\tables folder on USB drive.  Extra instructions here
  46. Ophcrack Vista/7 Live CD 3.4.0 Ophcrack sourceforge ISO here  .mnu file available in \_ISO\docs\Sample mnu files\Windows Password folder – if using ISO file must extract top-level \tables folder to USB:\tables folder on USB drive. No USB 3.0 drivers in 2014 versions – use USB 2.0 ports. No exFAT (FAT32/NTFS is OK)  Extra instructions here
  47. KonBoot 2/1.1 Piotrbania Kon-Boot [1.1 FreeISO here] (requires .mnu file FD0-konboot-v1.1-2in1.mnu from \_ISO\docs\Sample mnu files\Windows Password folder). See blogfor details and video. For a KonBoot floppy disk image, try the extension .imgfdhd01. You can also make a FAT32 .imgPTN directly from a KonBoot flash drive (for UEFI-booting, make sure you also copy the whole \EFI folder too). Note: licensed versions are locked to the Serial number, vendor and product ID of the USB drive.
  48. Offline NT Password & Registry Editor 110511 140201 Pogostick Offline NT Password & Registry Editor ISO here
  49. Ubuntu 12.10, 13.04 Ubuntu & Canonical ISOs here – use .mnu file to run with persistence. For Install use  ‘mount /dev/sdb4 /cdrom’ in shell then exit and detect CD-ROM. Use the .isopersist file extension for persistence. Note: USB boot bug with some 64-bit Ubuntu-based distros and some Gigabyte boards – see FAQ list for details.
  50. HDT 0.5.2 HDT  ISO here CORE3HDT CORE3_Hardware_Detection_Tool.iso
  51. Memtest86+ 
  52. Memtest86 passmark version (recommended)  5.1.0 (tip: for UEFI booting convert the ISO to a .imgPTN file)
  53. WebConverger 16.0 Boots to a web browser – has linux parameter bootfrom=removable so only works on removable USB unless you edit the command line menu item to remove that parameter. See WebConverger.mnu for booting ISO from USB HDD and blog post.
  54. LPS DoD
  55. Microsoft Windows Memory Diagnostic windiag.iso (made by mtinst.exe)
  56. PING 3.02  – pdf manual – details on advanced menu for backup here
  57. HDDGuru MHDD mhdd32ver4.6.iso,  Magic_Boot_Disk_ISO_v2.0.iso (DOS based but works for non-SATA drives) – for floppy image use .IMA file extension.
  58. BootMed
  59. Puppy Linux Precise ISO precise-5.4.3.iso  Lucid Puppy Linux 5.1 – try .isopup file extension for variety of different systems (for Save/persistence on USB Flash Drive you need the Puppy_Precise_USB_Flash_Persistence.mnu file, for USB HDD you need Puppy_Precise_USB_HDD_Persistence .mnu).
    For Legacy OS 2.1, you need to make a FAT32 .imgPTN file from the ISO, then edit the new \syslinux.cfg file inside the image to use PMEDIA=usbflash instead of PMEDIA=idehd. It will then boot from a USB drive. Note: To boot under a VM, you need to delete the PMEDIA=usbflash or, if that doesn’t work, use PMEDIA=satahd or PMEDIA=idehd depending on what controller you have configured the USB drive under. You may find it usefull to increase the size of the .imgPTN to allow puppy to save files to the partition.
    Install Puppy to HDD – before start install – in Terminal type mkdir /cdrom mount /dev/sdb4 /cdrom (where sdb is the USB drive). This mounts the ISO as the cdrom so it can be found by the installer. Do not create a Save file and copy .sfs from CDROM when requested on shutdown.
  60. Knoppix V7.05 KNOPPIX_V7.0.5CD-2012-12-21-EN.iso, KNOPPIX_V7.2.0DVD-2013-06-16-EN.iso – To add Persistence – see here
  61. SeaTools  Seagate HDD DOS ISO SeaToolsDOS223ALL.ISO (Press I for Ignore if using an emulator) (will test non-Seagate disks too). For SeaTools RC5, first make bootable USB drive using Seagate utility – then drag-and-drop USB drive letter onto MPI_FAT32 Desktop shortcut to make a .imgPTN23 file.
  62. WD Drive Fitness Test dft32_v416_b00.iso
  63. Acronis True Image 2013 & 2014 & 2016 ISOs  – if boot problems try .isogrub file extension E2B v1.B6+ (useful how to use Acronis here)
  64. Acronis Backup 11 – if WinPE-based, use .isoPE01 and a Removable E2B drive, else use .imgPTN file.
  65. Tails amd64 5.1.1 ISO\DVD file (do not use the USB img file!!!). Use .isodef (E2B v2.14+). ISO is modified by E2B on first boot.
    Note: If booting from an E2B USB HDD/Fixed-disk or Virtual Machine testing can convert the ISO to a .imgPTN file using latest MPI Tool Kit. See also here and blog post here (persistence is not allowed on the boot volume). For E2B v2.13 and earlier use the Tails_generic_for_USB_HDD.mnu sample menu for E2B HDD disks (works with Tails 4.28/5.1.1).
  66. BackTrack 5
  67. Mepis 11.0.12 SimplyMEPIS-1.5G_11.0.12_32.iso (SimplyMEPIS-1.5G_11.9.86_32.iso MEPIS 12 BETA requires a menu file to add ‘fromhd’ parameter – e.g. \ISO\docs\Sample mnu files folder as SimplyMEPIS-1.5G_11.9.86_32.mnu). Note: antiX MX-15 x64 does not seem to detect UASP USB HDD devices at boot time – works OK from a Removable flash drive or non-UASP HDD. Persistence .mnu available. Use F4 and F5 to make a persistence file (allow it to change E2B volume label to MX-Persist if you will use it a lot).
  68. ArchLinux 2012.12.01 archlinux-2017.10.01-x86_64
  69. Rescatux 0.30.2 ISO here  rescatux_cdrom_usb_hybrid_i386_amd64-486_0.30.2_sg2d.iso  rescatux-0.40b11.iso
  70. MultiSystem 12.04 ms_lts_precise_r6.iso
  71. Ylmf OS – Start OS (press F2 for English when main menu displays)
  72. Linux Mint 14 Nadia linuxmint-14.1-cinnamon-dvd-32bit.iso – for persistence use the .mnu file in the Samples folder. 17 Qiana Mate LiveCD, 17.1 Mint Rebecca 64-bit, lmde-2-201503-mate-32bit_Persistent.mnu. Use the .isopersist file extension for persistence.
  73. g4l
  74. finnix 
  75. android_x86android-x86-4.3-20130725.iso, android-x86-4.4-RC1.iso (for persistence use the android_x86 sample .mnu file – see blog here)
  76. pclinuxos-kde-fullmonty-2012.09.iso  pclinuxos-mate-2014.12.iso, Full Monty pclinux KDE4 3.9GB (works from FAT32 or NTFS USB drive)
  77. lglive-0.9.7-i686-hybrid-lite.iso live linux gamers iso
  78. Zorin zorin-os-6.2-core-32.iso,  does not boot from a VM!!! – must use real system! (persistent .mnu files available). zorin-os-9.1-core-64.iso will boot from VM and real system on E2B. zorin-11 (for full install to E2B drive – see blog). Use the .isopersist file extension for persistence.
  79. openSUSE-12.3-GNOME-Live-i686.iso, openSUSE-13.1-Rescue-CD-i686.iso, 13.2-KDE-Live-x86_64.iso. The LiveDVD ISOs require a .mnu file or a .imgPTN file (they do not just work!)  e.g. openSUSE-Edu-li-f-e.x86_64-42.1.1.iso – see blog post. TumbleWeed Install and LiveCD ISOs just work as .ISO (boot issues fixed!).
  80. Fedora Fedora-18-i686-Live-LXDE.iso  (to boot from Fedora 18 LXDE ISO with persistence, download the Fedora_Persistent.mnu file in \_ISO\docs\Sample mnu files folder – FAT32 only)
  81. Lightweight Portabile Security ISO LPS-1.4.0_public.iso LPS-1.6.4_public.iso
  82. MiniTool Partition Wizard Free boot CD or use install the application and make your WinPE versions.
  83. Boot It bare Metal – BootIt.iso
  84. Linux Secure Remix Boot  (linux-secure-12.10.10-32bit)
  85. Boot-Repair boot-repair-disk.iso boot repair disk 64bit.iso – tip: to avoid it ‘repairing’ the MBR on the E2B USB drive, disconnect the E2B USB drive as soon as you reach the Desktop. To fix a non-bootable E2B USB drive, use RMPrepUSB – Install grub4dos – Yes=MBR.
  86. Kali  kali-linux-1.0.2-i386.iso  (with persistence if use .mnu file).
    To Install to a disk from the ISO, if the ‘CD-ROM’ source is not detected try unplugging and re-connecting the USB drive – OR – choose ‘No’ ‘No’ , then pick the Shell menu option and type ls /dev/ to find the USB 4th partition sdx4 (usually sdb4) and then type mount -t iso9660 -o ro /dev/sdb4 /cdrom and check if successful using mount command – then type exit and proceed with install using /dev/cdrom device. 
    For booting from Kali ISO with persistence (MBR and UEFI) see here.
    For Kali v2 Install – Load CD-ROM drivers=NO, Manually select CD-ROM – YES, Module needed for accessing CD-ROM – none – then specify \dev\sdb4 (depending on USB drive letter).
    For Kali v1.0.7 with LUKS encrypted persistence, use the .mnu file (see blog). Kali can be fully installed to a .imgPTN file – see here.
    Note: You can boot Kali from a write-protected E2B drive (using the ISOBOOT feature – hold down SHIFT key before press ENTER to run the ISO file).
  87. TinyCore-current.iso
  88. Core-current.iso
  89. CorePlus-current.iso
  90. CoreOS Production ISO image
  91. grml64-small_2012.05.iso grml-full_2013.02.iso
  92. inx-1.1.iso
  93. ttylinux-x86_64-16.0.iso
  94. Windows Defender Offline ISO  (download the latest mpam-fe.exe update and place in the root of the USB drive)
  95. HP Vision Diagnostic ISO – E2B fixed or Removable drive – copy all folders except  \BOOT and \SOURCES to the root of the E2B USB drive and boot from ISO. For a Removable E2B drive just use .isoPE for WinPE diagnostic only. Can also try .isoPECD.  HP Vision Diagnostics 3-in-1 ISO  sp78883, sp81373.
  96. Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.3Win32_WDE_Recovery.iso  (rename .isowinv)
  97. easypeasy 1.6 (for netbooks) site
  98. RIPLinux 13.7 ISO RIPLinuX-11.7.iso
  99. Gentoo install-x86-minimal-20130423.iso (see sample mnu files for gentoo+persistence and blog)
  100. Avira AntiVir Rescue System – rescue_system-common-en.iso, Restore CD SATA.iso, Rescue_system.iso (Oct 2013).-  try .iso01 file extension if problems seeing internal HDD. For persistence use same casper-rw method as for Ubuntu – however AV updates cannot be made persistent.  Use the .isopersist file extension for persistence.
  101. Joli OS ISO – web browser OS
  102. LSoft ActiveBootDisk.iso Active@ Boot Disk 11  – Must make the ISO using the utility. Use .iso or .isodefault extension. Extract the BOOTDISK.KEY, _bootDisk.ini files from the ISO and put them in the root of the E2B USB drive or will get Serial Key prompt. If licensed version, you may need other files too – e.g. bootcat.ini.
  103. Mandriva mandriva-linux-PWP-2011-i586.iso – use as .iso – I got the ‘No CDROM device found’ message – but if you continue you can load the ISO….OK, Which driver should I try to gain MEDIA access? —> Cancel, Please choose installation method. —> Hard disk, Please select the disk containing the copy of the Mandriva linux Distribution —> sdb, Please select partition —> sdb4, Please enter directory —> / . Alternatively use the mandriva-linux-PWP-2011-i586.mnu file in \_ISO\docs folder.
  104. OpenMandriva v3 – OpenMandrivaLx.3.0-PLASMA.x86_64.iso – use OpenMandriva_3.mnu sample menu file – see blog post here.
  105. SMS Superb Mini Server (https://sms.it-ccs.com/)
  106. Bob Omb‘s Win10PESE x64 iso – version 2 is designed to be run from a flat-file USB drive, so you must convert to .imgPTN. Version 3 will run as .iso or can convert to FAT32 .imgPTN file for UEFI and persistence.
  107. Win10586PESE-x64 winpese-x64_16.07.07.iso
  108. Win10XPE ISOs – try .isoPELD1 file extension for E2B legacy only or agFM or Ventoy or convert to FAT32 .imgPTN23 file. 10XPE iso needs to be built with code that will load the iso file.
  109. AIO Boot XP.wim – improved Hirens miniXP – download from here – see blog post here.
  110. Falcon F4’s UBCD – see Hirens page here
  111. Hirens 8~15.2 HBCD – see Hirens page here
  112. Hirens Boot CD PE x64 – v1.0.1 – use .isodef64 or can just extract .wim file from ISO. v1.0.2 – use .isoPE01 file extension and agFM v1.72g or later.
  113. DLCD DLCBOOT 2019 – see Hirens page here  – for DLC Boot 2016 3.2 – use .iso file extension (but only use one DLC ISO per E2B drive) else use .imgPTN (not .imgPTN23 if you want to legacy boot) (DLC 2022). To restore the E2B partitions, run MiniWindows PE and then run \e2b\SWITCH_E2B.exe. Also try xxx_.isowin.iso for MiniWin booting only.
  114. Hirens UBCD , Ultimate Boot CD 5.1.1, 5.2.3,5.2.2/5.2.8/5.2.9 UBCD537.iso  Ultimate Boot CD ISO here  – (may get SQFS error under a VM unless set for linux OS – use REAL SYSTEM for testing Parted Magic – may get SQFS not found error under VM if CPU VT turned on)
  115. UBCD4Win.iso – rename to .isowinv (dban will only work on a real system) – recent versions may not boot to miniXP – use .imgPTN file.
  116. Sergei Strelec WinPE 2016.06.07 x86 x64 or Xemom1– use .isofira01 file extension for 32-bit WinPE or .isowin for Win10 x86\x64 wim files (or convert to FAT32 .imgPTN files). Note2020-09-21 has a missing firadisk driver – see comments! WinPE10_8_Sergei_Strelec_x86_x64_2022.01.03_English.iso use _.isowin.iso or convert to .imgPTN23 for full funcionality.
  117. All In One System Rescue Toolkit – Paul Bryan Vreeland  (ISO) – AiO-SRT_2016-05-15  – 64-bit Ubuntu based (name as .iso64). AiO-SRT_2017-05-26.iso
  118. WinPE-Yol.iso – this is a WinBulder ISO, always use .iso file extension – see here for details.
  119. Gandalf’s WinPE ISOs – Gandalfs Win8.1U1SE_x86 updateable final.ISO, Gandalfs Win8.1U1SE_x64 updateable final.ISO – Use E2B v1.90+. These are based on WinBuilder. Recent versions of Win10PE are intended to be extracted to a USB drive and not run as a DVD or ISO file, so convert the ISO to a .imgPTN file, however most apps will work if you keep the extension as .ISO (.isodefault will not work) – see WinBuilder page. Can also UEFI-boot if you make a .imgPTN file from them – see blog post. Note: Gandalf PEs require lots of RAM (2GB+). Tip: If booting as .iso, run as .isoBF first to remove ‘Press a key to boot from CD or DVD’ prompt.
    Gandalf 2022 RedStone7 – boot as .iso. Ensure file \CDUsb.y does NOT exsit in root of E2B drive – when reaches Desktop click on ‘ReMount Drive Y:’ icon.
  120. Medicat  MediCat DVD ISO contains MSDaRT and WinBuilder WinPEs – use .iso file extension. If some systems that give a BSOD 0x000000A5 ACPI error, repeatedly press the F7 function key when it prompts you to press F6 as it boots to XP PE. Medicat.4.23.2016.iso. To run Chrome and some other programs in MiniWindows 10, convert the ISO file to a .imgPTN file (use syslinux v6 or v4 or v5 – do not use v3 or will not boot to Medicat menu). Medicat.17.04.01.iso. Medicat 2018 and later versions require conversion to FA32 .imgPTN for WinPE – see blog here Medicat 18.10 bugfixes, etc. (syslinux v6 – see here).
       Medicat USB –  comes with windows 10 + Linux environment + portable tools. Extract files using .imgPTN
       Medicat USB Naked – comes with just windows 10 and Linux with no portable tools. Extract files using .imgPTN
       Medicat Windows 10 – comes with the mini windows 10 and the portable tools
       Medicat Windows 10 Naked –  comes just with windows 10 and nothing else.
    Medicat 2020 – see here.
  121. LockPick by Jayro (subset of Medicat) – use .isodef or .isowin or .isoPELD (E2B 2.14g+)
  122. GeexBox GeexBox-3.0-i386.iso – required rootfs file to be extracted from the ISO and placed in root of the USB drive. .mnu available for persistence
  123. GeekSquad GS MRI 5.7.2.iso –  for MRI PE: use 7Zip to extract 8 folders: \Compression utilities, \Diagnostics, \Disk Management, \Malware, \Web Browsers, \Windows tools , \MRI , \sources and the \mri.exe file to root of E2B drive. Use Daemon Tools Pro or similar utility to delete the first 7 folders from the 1.2GB ISO and re-save the ISO to reduce it to 184MB. For MRI_5_10_2.ISO use .isoPE01CD file extension (v1.81+) or the MRI_5_10_2_Geek_Squad.mnu sample mnu file if Removable USB drive or convert to .imgPTN file if Fixed Disk USB drive.
  124. Phanton Clone 1.5.0 (https://www.phantomclone.com/)
  125. GoldMemory test (https://www.goldmemory.cz/) – CDROM.ISO or FLOPPY.IMG
  126. iBoot (https://tonymacx86.bl…ac-os-x-on.html)
  127. PING 3.02 (https://ping.windowsdream.com/)
  128. System rescue CD 3.4.2 (https://www.sysresccd…scueCd_Homepage), 6.0.3 see blog post – UEFI+MBR+persistence.
  129. Spotmau Boot Suit 2011 (https://www.spotmau.c…/bootsuite.html), for WinPE based version (2012) try .isoPE01 file extension.
  130. SpinRite – .iso or if .exe then add to a DOS floppy image .ima file (e.g. extract .ima file from \_ISO\DOS\MNU\Freedos288.IMA.gz, mount FreeDos_Full.ima using ImDisk, add in SpinRite.exe, unmount drive) – OR – copy SpinRite.exe to root of E2B USB drive and boot to DOS Menu – FreeDos and run C:\SpinRite.exe.
  131. 4mlinux https://4mlinux.com/news.html
  132. brlix https://www.brlix.com/
  133. HDAT2 https://www.hdat2.com/  – Low level SATA\AHCI\RAID\IDE\ATA/ATAPI/SATA/NVMe DOS disk diagnostics  (LHDAT2CD_LITE_74.ISO) Use LITE ISO for USB\E2B.
  134. Slitaz slitaz-cooking.iso slitaz-4.0.iso, slitaz-rolling.iso
  135. Debian 7 (NetInstall, Small/Tiny, Live) KDE, Gnome, LXDE, XFCE, Standard, Rescue) – debian-7.1.0-i386-netinst.iso – when prompted for CD-ROM, select ‘none’ and enter in path of \dev\sdb4 (if  USB is 2nd drive in system). Debian 8 Jessie CD ISO.
    To INSTALL, say ‘No’ to the ‘Load CD-ROM drivers’ question and  ‘Yes’ to ‘Manually select a CD-ROM module and device’ – choose ‘cdrom’ and change the device path to /dev/sdX4  where X is the letter for the USB drive (e.g. /dev/sdb4 for a single-HDD PC). See here for more details.
    To install from DVD1 ISO debian-8.4.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso, see blog post here.
  136. Debian Live ISOs – for persistence, use the \_ISO\docs\Sample mnu Files\Linux\debian-live-8.1.0-amd64-mate-desktop_Persistent.mnu file (instructions inside). Blog post here.
  137. RIPLinux 13.7 (tiny x86 and x64)
  138. Endless OS – LiveCD eos-eos3.5-amd64-amd64.181116-185419.base.iso
  139. PassPass – grub4dos batch file which can patch a Windows DLL so that any user password will be accepted (by Holmes.Sherlock and co. at reboot.pro) – See \_ISO\docs\PassPass folder on E2B drive or click here for payload and .mnu file (XP->Win10 E2B v1.87+). See blog here for more details. PEPassPass.exe for WinPE environment is available from Alternate Download Area.
  140. F-Secure Rescue CD  (works on real system).
  141. LUbuntu 13.04 (for persistence use the lubuntu-13.04-desktop-i386.mnu file and follow the instructions inside it). Use the .isopersist file extension for persistence.
  142. KDENLive debian-live-dvd-20090704.x32.iso   https://kdenlive.org/  
  143. bg-rescue 3.0 https://www.giannone.ch/rescue/current/#Downloads
  144. JonDonym https://anonymous-proxy-servers.net/en/jondo-live-cd.html
  145. Mageia 3 https://www.mageia.org/en/3/   Mageia-4.1-LiveCD-KDE4-en-i586-CD.iso Live boot OK and can install from Desktop icon OK. See below for Mageia 3 install workaround. Mageia-5.1-LiveDVD-KDE4-x86_64-DVD.iso
  146. Slax – 64Bit-9.11.0.iso, slax-English-UK-7.0.8-x86_64.iso  (use a .mnu file provided and extracted ISO contents if you require persistence – FAT32 only). Note: Slax does not detect some USB drives (e.g. SilverStone MS09+SSD which has 4K physical sectors but is in 512e mode) and so will not find the ISO or will not find the /slax boot folder and fail to fully boot. Use the Linux command console commands df  and fdisk -l to see if the USB drive was detected.
  147. AX64 Time Machine Recovery Media  ISO file.
  148. VMWare ESXi 5.1 ISO, VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.0.0-2494585.x86_64.iso
  149. CentOS ISOs – use the .isoforce file extension if it is an old ISO. CentOS-6.4-i386-LiveCD.iso and CentOS-6.4-x86_64-netinstall.iso works, CentOS-6.4-x86_64-bin-DVD1.iso boots but install doesn’t work even if choose \dev\sdb4 for install source. CentOS-6.5-i386-LiveCD.iso,  CentOS-7-x86_64-Minimal-1511.iso – LiveCD and install ‘just work’ as .iso file (FAT32&NTFS).
  150. G Data AntiVirus BootMedium 2014 from here. Login required for operation.
  151. WiFiSlax wifislax-4-7-2-final.iso wifislax64-1.1.iso (tested from an NTFS E2B Flash drive) NOTE: Wifislax seems to ignore USB HDDs – you can only boot from a Removable drive such as a CD\DVD or USB Flash drive.
  152. Clonezilla ISOs – blog post here
  153. Pear OS 8 (Pear Linux)
  154. Avast! rescue-disk.iso – Must use a removable flash drive (or you will get Drive A: error on boot). Extract \rescue folder from .iso file and copy to \rescue on E2B drive. Copy rescue-disk.iso file to \_ISO\MAINMENU folder. Blog post here
  155. HitManPro KickStart ISO – see blog post here for E2B+HitManPro – also see Tutorial 119.
  156. m0n0wall 1.34 CD-ROM
  157. Manjaro ISOs https://downloads.sourceforge.net/manjarolinux/manjaro-openbox-0.8.10-i686.iso, Manjaro manjaro-xfce-17.0.1-stable-x86_64.iso – use ‘From CD/DVD/ISO’ or ‘From USB’ option in Manjaro menu
  158. CrunchBang crunchbang-11-20130506-i686 ISO Live boot works fine – use  ‘mount /dev/sdb4 /cdrom’ if installing from the ISO to another disk – see Kali instructions above for more details. Use the crunchbang-11-20130506-i686.txt in \_ISO\docs\Sample mnu files folder for a suitable .txt file for the ISO. Blog post here
  159. AlphaOS – alphaos_14.3-20140109.iso tested.
  160. Norton Bootable Recovery Tool NBRT.iso – use file extension of .isoPE and test using a Removable Flash drive on a real system (not a VM). Iflinux based use .iso or .isodef.
  161. Paladin Sumuri.com – PALADIN_5.01.iso  free Forensics ISO – Quick Start Guide PDF 500 500 500
  162. SIFT – SIFT_WORKSTATION_2.14_INSTALL_DVD_rev2.iso (password=forensics)
  163. Raptor 3.0
  164. XiaopanOS lightweight wireless security pentesting. ISOs tested. (see Tutorial 99 for persistence – must use FAT32 E2B drive. Use Ctrl-panel – Backup Settings to change from sdb4 to sdb1). See also .mnu file for persistence with an NTFS E2B USB drive (not required if FAT32) and blog entry here.
  165. Pentoo – pentoo-i686-2013.0_RC1.9.iso pentoo-amd64-default-2015.0_RC5.iso (for persistence see this blog post)
  166. BlankOnLinux BlankOn-9.0-desktop-i386.iso
  167. LXLE Desktop lxle32.iso
  168. Makulu Linux MakuluLinux_Xfce_5.iso
  169. Scientific Linux  SL-65-x86_64-2014-02-06-LiveMiniCD.iso
  170. Elementary OS elementaryos-stable-i386.20130810.iso elementaryos-0.3.2-stable-amd64.20151209_Persistent.mnu file available. Tip: To download for free, enter 0 in Custom amount box! Use the .isopersist file extension for persistence.
  171. RedHat Install ISO  (e.g. rhel-server-5.7-i386-dvd.iso) Later versions (e.g. v7) should just work from a .iso file- for older versions, use special RedHat.mnu file. Requires a FAT32 partition on the E2B USB drive to work (there is a workaround for NTFS E2B drives too). See my blog post and Tutorial #120. For Install, easiest is to convert redhat ISO to FAT32 .imgPTN file using MakePartImage MPI_FAT32 shortcut. RHEL9 x86_64 Beta DVD ISO tested OK (E2B and agFM and Ventoy, legacy & UEFI64) – to avoid trial registration use a file extension of _.iso83.iso for legacy E2B (on reboot must delete Ptn 4 each time).
  172. Porteus with persistence – use the Porteus-generic-persistent.mnu file and see blog post here
  173. Partition Magic ISO – use .isoDOS file extension, on booting to DOS, pmagic and ghost will be on drive B: – see blog post here
  174. CAINE C.A.IN.E
  175. Webconverger 23 – German version ‘Banking-Stick.iso here
  176. ProxMox VE 3.2 Installer ISO proxmox-ve_3.4-102d4547-6.iso – it will fail to find the CD-ROM – type fdisk -l to find the 4th USB partition (e.g. \dev\sdb4), then type mount /dev/sdb4 /mnt  and  chroot /mnt sbin/unconfigured.sh (or use ProxMox.mnu sample .mnu file in docs folder). See blog here for details for NTFS E2B USB drive. For proxmox v4.4 use the ProxMox4.mnu file in the Sample mnu Files folder.
  177. Windows Password Buster After installation the WindowsPasswordBuster.iso file will be in the C:\Program Files (x86)\PasswordBuster folder. Copy this to the \_ISO\MAINMENU folder.
  178. Windows Password UnLocker After installation the PasswordUnlocker.iso file will be in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Password Unlocker” folder. Copy this to the \_ISO\MAINMENU folder.
  179. antergos-2013.11.17-x86_64.iso  antergos-17.10-x86_64.iso
  180. Damn Small Linux –  e.g. dsl-4.11.rc2.iso (use real machine and initrd version), dsl-4.11.rc1.iso use the initrd versions which embeds the normally-separate cloop image into the initrd image – other versions may not boot depending on your system or emulator – e.g. dsl-4.4.10-initrd.iso works in VBox but dsl-4.4.10.iso, dsl-4.4.10-syslinux.iso, dsl-4.11.rc2-syslinux.iso and dsl-4.11.rc2.iso do not work in VBOX as looks for USB boot media (but work under QEMU!). On some notebooks, you may need to boot using the command ‘dsl noacpi‘ at the dsl boot: prompt.
  181. AOSS – PC Tools (Symantec) Alternate Operating System and Scanner + Tools – must copy to root of USB drive and use AOSS.mnu file.
  182. MenuetOS  Extract the .img file and copy it to the \_ISO\MAINMENU folder.  – see blog here
  183. escanrd.iso – escan rescue disk iso
  184. ThinStation ISO installer TS-5.2.1-Installer-0428.iso
  185. Handy Linux (French/English) HandyLinux-1.5-686.iso
  186. Comodo Rescue Disk ISO comodo_rescue_disk_2.0.261647.1.iso
  187. FarStone DriveClone 10 Recovery Manager DC-10-GM-En-20130808.ISO
  188. KolibriOS (tiny OS written in assembler – very fast to load, text-based web browser included + games) .iso or .img works on real system – see blog here
  189. antiX – does not work under VM as needs a ‘real’ USB drive. – Persistence .mnu file available in E2B v1.51 and later. Tip: If running from a VM, hold down the SHIFT key when selecting the AntiX ISO to run ISOBOOT or add from=hd,usb to the kernel parameters. See also blog post here. For MX-15, etc. see ‘Mepis’.
  190. slacko slackware-14.1-install-d1.iso slacko-6.3.2-uefi.iso – slackware64-live-mate-current.iso with persistence see blog post here.
  191. Fedora Live Sugar-on-a-Stick Fedora-Live-SoaS-i686-20-1.iso
  192. Panda Cloud AV Cleaner – ISO here . See blog here.
  193. BlackOpal32 (Ubuntu based)
  194. NAS4Free LiveCD ISO used to work (latest versions don’t work as .iso – e.g. NAS4Free-x64-LiveCD- and v10 too) – but you can use .imgPTN files – see here for details.
  195. Genie Disaster Recovery ISO Genie_DR.iso 
  196. Deft 8.1 ISO
  197. Watt OS R8  .iso on real system (does not boot in a VM)
  198. Asus EeePC Linux EeePC_1.7-2009-04-14_17-58.iso – Live or Install from this ISO various 700/701/900/904/1000/S101 models. See also Tutorial 123.
  199. Scraper.bin – Cold Boot Attack to dump memory data to a USB drive – see Tutorial 124 for details
  200. FatDog (Puppy) linux ISOs (try .isopup to enable Save feature if present)
  201. Active KillDisk – KillDisk_Console.iso
  202. Bohdi linux ISO
  203. W.T.E. Forensic Triage restricted ISO for police forensic work (WinPE) (make \WTE.ini file containing text – [IsoInfo] on line 1 and then IsoName=/_ISO/MAINMENU/WTE_Boot_2.1.6.iso on line 2)
  204. Desinfect 2014 and 2015 – boots from ISO file – also a .mnu file is available for persistence (but virus definition updates are not persistent). Also Desinfect+Peristent Virus Updates for 2014-2017 – see blog here. Laura reports Desinfect 2016 works + persistence. Desinfect 2017_18 iso with updates.
  205. Paragon Rescue Kit (free)  and Paragon Backup and Recovery (Media Builder) or make Rescue ISO from Hard Disk Manager 16 – choose linux option or choose WinPE option and can run from the ISO file or you can extract the \sources\boot.wim file and copy that to the E2B drive. Convert to FAT32 .imgPTN for UEFI+MBR booting. Tip: Run the command ‘start cmd’ to get to cmd console. 
  206. Peppermint https://peppermintos.com/iso/Peppermint-5-20140623-i386.iso  Use the .isopersist file extension for persistence.
  207. Korora https://ufpr.dl.sourceforge.net/project/kororaproject/20/korora-20-i386-cinnamon-live.iso  For Persistence, follow Fedora instructionskorora-live-mate-25-x86_64.iso
  208. Solaris https://download.oracle.com/otn/beta/solaris/11.2/sol-11_2-beta-live-x86.iso
  209. LXLE lxle-1404-64.iso  – use lxle-1404-64_Persistent.mnu if require persistence.
  210. linuxdeepin deepin_2014.1_i386.iso  tested
  211. Acronis Disk Director 12 (Emergency linux iso)
  212. PassCape Reset Windows Passwords
  213. PC_Login_Now_2.0.iso
  214. Windows Password Geeker ISO – install WPG to your Windows system, then copy the .iso file (which can be found in the same folder as the application) to the E2B USB drive. Note: Trial versions only lists user accounts (paid version can reset passwords).
  215. ArcaBit Rescue CD – arca-rescue.iso (updates are not persistent) – see below for special  menu for persistent updates.
  216. SolydX ISO – try Compatibility mode menu option if default option does not boot. (may not work on v. large USB HDDs???)
  217. OS X x86 Installers ‘Hackintosh’ (Yosemite-Zone.dmg 410 410 410 10.1.1 (5332012208 Bytes)  extract 1.hfs fileiPortable Snow (USB), OSX-Mavericks.dmg 5,653,921,792 bytes) – E2B v1.62+ – see blog posts here and here. Note: This creates a 4th partition entry which you will need to delete each time you reboot to E2B. Tip: You can automatically delete ptn 4 by using a MyE2B.cfg file and adding the partnew command (see Sample_MyE2B.cfg for details). See OSX page here for more details.
  218. Eset System Rescue – edet-sysrescue. – if based on linux just add the .iso file to E2B (for persistent updates see here). If based on WinPE see below. For ESET 2020 version see here.
  219. TrueCrypt Rescue.iso (as produced when you install TrueCrypt) – rename with .iso01 file extension. Also VeraCrypt Rescue Disk as .iso01.
  220. RoboLinuxx64  robolinux64-gnome-v7.7.2.iso
  221. Macpup Macpup_550 – use .isomacpup file extension or use Macpup_550.mnu menu file for save session function (edit filename in first 2 lines of .mnu file if required)
  222. Haiku   haiku-r1alpha4-anyboot.image – use the ‘anyboot’ image version not the anyboot ISO or raw versions (nightly builds are not in correct format) – rename from .image file extension to .haiku (E2B v1.62+) – e.g. haiku-r1alpha4-anyboot.haiku. Note: This creates a 4th partition entry which you will need to delete each time you reboot to E2B. Tip: You can automatically delete ptn 4 by using a MyE2B.cfg file and adding the partnew command (see Sample_MyE2B.cfg for details).
  223. Drive Image XML runtimelivecd.iso
  224. Liberte iso (see below for persistence using a .imgPTN file)
  225. lxle lxle-12045.iso 
  226. FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE-i386-bootonly.iso 8.1/8.2/8.3/8.4 bootonly i386  (v. 9 and later versions do not work – you must use the memstick.img version or hybrid .iso versions and use a .imgPTN file) – Tip: Try Ventoy.
  227. FreeNAS/TrueNAS – FreeNAS-amd64-LiveCD- and .img.gz (newer versions may not boot – see blog post here) – Ventoy for Easy2Boot is recommended.
  228. CDLinux CDlinux-
  229. Voyager Voyager-14.04.04-amd64.iso (use ubuntu 14.mnu  sample file for persistence).
  230. phinxdesktop  phinxdesktop-2012-64bit-beta1.iso
  231. chakra chakra-2015.03-euler-x86_64.iso
  232. Lazesoft Recovery Suite  .iso file (WinPE based) Home version is free.
  233. Active Boot Disk – Active@ Boot DIsk v22 –  Extract \BOOTDISK.KEY and \_bootDisk.ini from ISO and place in root of E2B USB drive. Place .ISO file in \_ISO\MAINMENU (or any other sub-menu). Use name ActiveBootDisk22_isodef.iso.
  234. NetRunner 16 (Ozymandias)  19 (Blackbird) – see blog to add persistence.
  235. BartPE (and other XP-based PEs) – use .isomemF01 or .isomemwinv
  236. JustBrowsing .iso  – e.g. justbrowsing_20140808_chrome.iso – see also Sample mnu file for saving configuration in \_ISO\docs\Sample mnu Files folder.
  237. Slacko 5.7 (PuppyLinuxslacko-5.7-NO-pae.iso,  slacko64-6.3.0.isopup.  Try .isopup file extension to enable Save feature. To install to another drive from xorg, start Setup – Puppy Universal Installer from menu, select top root DIRECTORY as source. Does not work in VM.
  238. Boot-repair-disk-64.iso  Useful 600MB linux Ubuntu LiveCD ISO which can automatically repair systems which will no longer boot (linux\Windows\UEFI\MBR). 32-bit and 64-bit ISOs available here. Can also analyse and generate a report – e.g. example report here.
  239. Veeam Endpoint Backup Free Recovery ISO  – Tip: use extension .isoBF to remove the ‘Press a key to boot from CD…’ prompt
  240. Western Digital Data LifeGuard Diagnostics for HDD ISO (DOS) – DOSDLG.exe can be added to a FreeDOS floppy disk image .ima file or simply copy to your E2B drive and boot to the Utilities – FreedDOS floppy image and run it directly from the C: (USB) drive under FreeDos.
  241. Fujitsu Diagnostic test FJDT.exe – can be added to a FreeDOS floppy disk image .ima file or simply copy to your E2B drive and boot to the Utilities – FreedDOS floppy image and run it directly from the C: (USB) drive under FreeDos.
  242. Windows Boot Genius – Tenorshare_Windows_Boot_Genius.iso extracted from .exe download – rename as .isoPE01 (only works on Removable E2B Flash drives – else use .imgPTN file).
  243. FlashBoot Emergency Boot Kit CD (EBCD) – reset Windows passwords, backup/restore offline, edit Windows registry offline, fix Windows boot problems, partition manager, etc. (use 7Zip – Open Inside # to extract 2.iso).
  244. SparkyLinux – will boot from a FAT32 E2B USB drive as an ISO file, or convert to a FAT32 .imgPTN file if your E2B drive is formatted as NTFS.
  245. Anti-Botnet Rescue DVD – PC-Welt Notfall (Emergency) DVD aka ‘DE Cleaner’ – Antibot-3.6.iso & 3.7 (English and German), scans an offline disk for infections, fixes boot problems, etc. pcwRescue54.iso. Notfall DVD 2019  use Safe Boot 1024×768 on VBox or will crash.
  246. Chromixium (now CubLinux) –  Chromixium-1.5-i386.iso (also persistent .mnu file available in Sample mnu files folder). CubLinux-1.0RC-amd64.iso (also a persistent .mnu sample file available). Use the .isopersist file extension for persistence.
  247. Alt-Linux regular-rescue-latest-x86_64.iso – to fully boot – when you reach the hard disk boot menu, use Cancel – then select Hard Disk – choose USb drive (e.g. sdb) – then choose partition 4 (=ISO file) – then enter / for root folder. It should then boot to the rescue console. See blog post.
  248. Q4OS q4os-live-2.0.2-i686pae.iso – also with persistence – see blog post.
  249. Toshiba BIOS update ISO – os2015206a_500.iso
  250. netboot.xyz.iso iPXE bootable iso  (also E2B v1.87 supports .KRN and .LKRN file extensions, so no need for whole ISO file)
  251. iPXE – iPXE.iso (see here for help)
  252. SmartKey Windows Password Recovery Ultimate 5.0.0 ISO – if you make the WinPE ISO (Advanced) use .isoPE file extension if E2B Removable drive or .imgPTN if E2B HDD.
  253. Zillya! LiveCD ISO  zlive_en.iso
  254. Ubuntu Malware Removal Toolkit  Ubuntu-MRT-vq-2.iso
  255. TrustPort Antivirus 2015 – TP_BartPE.iso – if problems try .isoPE01 file extension
  256. Norman Rescue Disk – norman_rescue_disk.iso 
  257. Inquisitor   inq-live-3.1beta2-amd64-debian.iso  inq-live-3.1beta2-i386-debian.iso  (version 3.0 has a bug and does not work from USB)
  258. UBP Pro Win 10 PE Multiboot v0.7 Full [SadeemPC] – .isoPE01 if Removable USB drive, or convert to .imgPTN file.
  259. SteamOS – SteamOSDVD.iso – Always choose Expert Mode or will erase E2B drive! – if cannot find ‘CD’, exit to shell and type mount /dev/sdX4 cdrom (where X is USB drive). Easiest to erase all partitions and do clean install. See here for help.
  260. linuxbean Japanese-only Ubuntu based, fast linux
  261. DocMemory memory diagnostic – DOCMEM22.ISO
  262. archbang  – for persistence see Sample Mnu files example archbang-010316_persistent.mnu
  263. Super grub2 Rescue disk  super_grub2_disk_i386_pc_2.02s4.iso
  264. EasyRE Recovery Essentials NeoSmart Windows 7 and XP ISOs (for Win8 version, convert to .imgPTN using latest MPI Tool Kit, for Win10 kfreeBSD versions use the grub2 menu system – see also this blog post for a .imgPTN file for the Win10 version).
  265. Sophos Bootable AntiVirus ISO
  266. G-Data BootMedium CD – link here
  267. Lenovo Maintanence Disk/USB – Convert the USB Flash drive to a .ima file – see blog post here. Also Lenovo Diagnostics ISO 4.7.0. linux-bootable-cd-41308857.iso
  268. tuxpe –  tuxpe_1.0.1_iso.iso (extract boot.wim file),TuxPE_5.1.iso (make .imgPTN file) – see blog post here.
  269. OpenSUSE LiveCD GeckoLinux
  270. Diag504fCD.iso – WD Hard Disk diagnostics for IDE systems (does not work on SATA/RAID/SCSI drives). Use .iso, .isodefault or .isomem file extension.
  271. DOS4NTFS.IMZ  – Boot to DOS with NTFS support so you can access files on the E2B USB drive under DOS. IMZ format is not supported by grub4dos, so load .IMZ file into WinImage and save as .IMA file. Note: use .imanomem if you want to be able to edit the files from within DOS and have the changes permanent.
  272. PlopLinux ploplinux-4.3.1-i486.iso 
  273. Parrot Parrot-full-3.1.1_amd64.iso, 4.4, Parrot-home-4.6_amd64.iso – for persistence (or LUKS encrypted persistence) use Parrot_3.1.1_Persistent.mnu
  274. TechUSB.iso (linux-based) TechWaru – from TechSuite RepairTech  (use .imgPTN file if you want persistence) – blog post here
  275. Network Security Toolkit nst .ISO
  276. Overclockix .ISO file overclockix-amd64-7.8.0.iso For persistence, use the Debian-livexxxx_Persistent.mnu file as a template and follow the instructions inside it.
  277. Redo Backup and Recover .ISO redobackup-livecd-1.0.4.iso
  278. AfrOS afros-live_0.9.7-8.12_1.iso  ARAnyM/Atari FRee Operating System (can be fussy about hardware!)
  279. IkkiBoot  Ikki_Boot_8.0.iso  Gparted, Slitaz, Clonezilla, hdt, WinNT password reset, etc. all in one ISO (French).
  280. salix salixlive64-xfce-14.2-rc1.iso  from here – for salix+persistence see blog post here.
  281. PC Rescue ToolKit by Bertrand Goio Linux-based rescue and diagnostic PCRT-03.iso, RTK-3.iso password=live
  282. HWInfo – the DOS-based executable can be run from a floppy disk image file (.ima or .img.gz) – see blog post here. Download for E2B here
  283. CHKCPU – this DOS-based executable displays CPU information and can be run from a floppy disk image file (.ima or .img.gz) – see blog post here.
  284. LibreELEC live – see blog post here
  285. Bugtraq – for penetration testing, bugtraq_optimus_x32_beta.iso
  286. SemiCodeOS SemiCodeOS-dist.iso
  287. Zephyr Linux zephyr-dev-1-fb-x64-2016Dec01.iso
  288. osfclone.iso – PassMark forensic disk imaging utility
  289. Solus 1.2.1, Solus 3, Solus-4.0-MATE.iso – for a full OS installation to a .imgPTN file see blog post.
  290. FreeDos 1.2  floppy.img (use .imarw if you want to be able to directly edit the image from FreeDOS and have persistent changes)
  291. QNAP NAS Recovery Data_Recover_live-cd_2009-01-15_TS109-209.iso
  292. Amahi Home Server ISO
  293. Raspberry Pi PIXEL livecd ISO  2016-12-13-pixel-x86-jessie.iso. For persistence use Pi_pixel_x86_Persistent.mnu – see blog post here
  294. Raspberry Pi Desktop x86 – to install – say ‘No’ to cdrom drive, – ‘none’ – and change /dev/cdrom to /dev/sdX4 where X = USB drive letter (use ls /dev/sd* to list devices). ISO will always be partition 4 if use E2B menu or .isodef.
  295. Frenzy LiveCD frenzy-1.1-std-EN.iso – E2B drive must be FAT32 (not NTFS or exFAT), must extract \frenzy folder from ISO onto \ of E2B drive. Works on Atom chipsets, may not work on modern USB 2/3 ports/chipsets (USB drivers missing – USB drive will not be detected).
  296. GalliumOS LiveCD – a Chrome OS variant for various ChromeBooks – be sure to choose correct version for your hardware (may get black Desktop in a VM). galliumos-haswell-2.1beta1.iso
  297. Cyborg  500 500 500cyborg.essentials-v1.iso
  298. Cr OS Cr_OS_Linux.i686-2.4.1290.iso
  299. OpenDiagnostics OpenDiagnostics_stable.iso
  300. Pinguy Pinguy_OS_14.04.4-1-LTS-Mini_x86-64.iso (or convert to FAT32 .imgPTN file if made with PinguyBuilder or if boot problems)
  301. xpud xpud-0.9.2.iso
  302. CMRR HDDErase HDDErase.iso  – erase modern HDDs quickly – use .isoDOS01 file extension and run B:\HDDErase.exe.
  303. Lightning  Lightning Linux 3.2-amd64.iso
  304. Emmabuntus emmabuntus-de-i386-jessie-1.01.iso
  305. Samsung Hutil hard disk diagnostic Hutil210.iso – rename as .isoDOS01 – once booted type B: [ENTER] and then HUTIL [ENTER]  and Y to agree.
  306. INSERT  (inside security rescue toolkit)  INSERT-1.3.9b_en.iso
  307. PCUnlocker Server2003 PE ISO pcunlocker.iso
  308. Trisquel  min-7 tested
  309. OpenIndiana OI-hipster 2016-10 LiveDVD, OI-hipster-gui-20170502.iso
  310. jnode – jnode-x86-0.2.8.iso
  311. NixOS nixos-minimal-17.03.849.1849e69-x86_64-linux.iso, nixos-graphical-17.03.914.a00c4aea5f-x86_64-linux.iso
  312. Univention Coprporate Server UCS_4.2-0-amd64.iso  (go to shell and type mount /dev/sdX4 /cdrom to mount as CD – where X is USB drive number)
  313. GoboLinux GoboLinux-016.01-x86_64.iso
  314. NuTyX NuTyX_i686-9.0.iso
  315. Centrych  centrych-desktop_12.04.3_amd64.iso
  316. FWUL Forget Windows Use Linux FWUL_1-4_x86-64.iso
  317. Wondershare liveboot 2012 rescue cd – liveboot_full823.iso  (free download link)  – may not work on all systems – so just extract the \sources\boot.wim file and boot from that!
  318. iSeePassword – Copy “C:\Program Files (x86)\iSeePassword Windows Password Recovery Pro\winpe_x86.iso” to E2B drive and rename as required.
  319. HKBoot iso – copy \Apps folder from ISO to E2B drive as \Apps to get all Desktop icons, else convert to FAT32 .imgPTN file for MBR and UEFI. 2016 and 2017 ISOs
  320. UUKeys password reset (retail) – copy \Sources\boot.wim from USB drive to E2B \_ISO\MAINMENU folder and rename as UUKeys.wim.
  321. i-life ZedNote 11.6, etc. OS+Firmware re-install\recovery USB – see blog post here.
  322. Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper for Windows ISO 32-bit, 64-bit
  323. MemScope 1.1 – MemScope-1.1.iso
  324. MX Linux MX-16.1_September_386.iso – if booting from VM, use Options – from=all
  325. JonDoFox Live CD (secure browser) – jotosl-dvd- blog
  326. linux-lite-3.6 works as .iso – a .mnu file for persistence is in \_ISO\docs\Sample mnu files\linux folder
  327. 4MLinux – 4MLinux-23.0.iso (other similar 4M ISOs here), 4MParted – 4MParted-23.0.iso
  328. BakAndImgCD – BakAndImgCD-23.0.iso
  329. gnewsense – gnewsense-live-4.0-i386-gnome.iso
  330. KaOS – KaOS-2017.09-x86_64.iso
  331. The Smallest Server Suite (TheSSS) – TheSSS-23.0.iso 
  332. BlueStar Linux 500 500 500 – bluestar-linux-4.13.11-intel-2017.11 .04-i686.iso 
  333. Elive – elive_2.9.13_beta_hybrid.iso
  334. Window Maker Live wml wmlive_0.95.7-4_amd64.iso
  335. O&O Bluecon WinPE ISOs  – use .iso or just extract the \sources\boot.wim file from the ISO file.
  336. StartOS  Use the .isopersist file extension for persistence.
  337. IprediaOS IprediaOS-1-i686-Live-Desktop.iso 
  338. TENS TENS-1.7.3_public.iso
  339. PortergOS portergos-2018.01.07-x86_64.iso
  340. Buscador 1.1
  341. Blackarch linux LiveCD  blackarchlinux-live-2017.12.11-x86_64.iso, user=root, pwd=blackarch (Note: Converting to FAT32 .imgPTN for UEFI-booting does not work because the sfs file is >4GB!). For UEFI, you can create a seperate bootable 8GB+ USB flash drive using RMPrepUSB – File>Drive button (same as dd under linux). UEFI booting is supported by E2B grub2 menu system + see blog post here.
  342. Chinese Ghost-based bootable ISOs (tip: use Beijing download link)- e.g. Tomato Garden, Radish, FQHY_GHOST_XP_SP3_V2018_06.iso – copy ISO to any menu folder except \_ISO\WINDOWS\XP folder. If copy to \_ISO\WINDOWS\WIN8 or WIN10 folder – press ENTER when you are prompted to repair.
  343. Chaletos – chalet0s-16042-amd64.iso – for persistence, rename extension to .isopersist and create ext3 file of same name + -rw (volume name casper-rw)- e.g. chaletos-16042-amd64.isopersist and chaletos-16042-amd64-rw.
  344. Symobi Symobi.1.2.x86.wave.iso
  345. Hard Disk Sentinel (DOS) – hdsdos.iso or try .isomem
  346. Vivard DOS-based Hard Disk surface scanner/remapper – add .img file to any E2Bmenu folder.
  347. Dell Platform-specific bootable ISOs and Deployment Tool Kit (dtk) ISOs
  348. StorageCraft Recovery ISOs – 32-bit, 64-bit CrossPlatform and WinPE ISOs.
  349. OpenMediaVault   NAS installer ISO – openmediavault_4.1.22-amd64.iso – when prompted for CD-ROM, enter a path of /dev/sdX4  where X is the device letter of the USB drive (e.g. /dev/sdb4 for a single disk system). Tip: type list-devices partition in the shell to list partitions.
  350. hdd regenerator.iso
  351. Bliss OS Bliss-v11.9–OFFICIAL-20190525-2025_x86_64_k-k4.9.153_m-18.3.5-pie-x86-llvm80_f-dev-kernel.org.iso
  352. POP_OS pop-os_19.04_amd64_intel_7.iso (Note: 19.10 may corrupt the ISO file on booting!).
  353. AcronisAntimalwareScanCD.iso – Note: 2011 – 2019 versions do not contain modern h/w USB drivers and so will not detect USB drives if used in most systems which have USB 3 ports (e.g. IdeaPad 300 or Z87-based PCs, etc. just give /dev/sr0 no media found error).
  354. AOMEI BackUpper – linux and WinPE 2019 tested OK
  355. AOMEI PartAssist – 2019
  356. KDE Neon – for persistence use the KDE Neon.mnu file – see here.
  357. AIOWARES WinPE ISOs – if E2B Removable USB drive then use .isope01 file extension. If E2B USB HDD (or using VM or emulator) convert to .imgPTN file.
  358. Kyhi WinPE Recovery ISO
  359. c’t Emergency Windows – use an extension of _.isoPE.ISO, e.g.  Notwin20_x64_.isoPE.ISO
  360. Anhdv_Boot_2019_191024.iso – for MBR-booting and full menu, rename extension to Anhdv_Boot_2019_191024_.isogrub.iso. Works best if convert to .imgPTN23 file. 2022 v22.2 – extract \Apps folder to root of USB drive before booting from the ISO (use real system not VBox).
  361. checkra1n.iso
  362. MS-DOS bootable ISOs (DOS 4,5,6,95,98,Me) download here
  363. R-DriveImage – boot from ISO using .isodef
  364. AntiVirusLiveCD – 64-bit CPU only
  365. ShredOS – see blog article – sample mnu file shredos.mnu in \_ISO\docs\Sample mnu files\other
  366. ReactOS – v0.4.15 – see blog
  367. MEMZ.img – Nyan cat benign img file
  368. DOSBenchMark Pack PhilscomputerLab.com – make a DOSBENCH folder in root of E2B USB drive – boot to FreeDOS floppy disk image – cd \DOSBENCH – dosbench.bat – or use ready made .img file here.
  369. NHV-BOOT-2023-V1300-EXTREME.iso – use _.isogrub.iso file extension – or load ISO file using UltraIso, right-click on Grldr file and choose ‘Set as Boot’ and then save ISO to work under Ventoy and agFM too. To get Dektop icons and programs, once at Desktop, mount the ISO using right-click on File Explorer and then click on system taskbar icon on far left to launch PStart.

List 1b – ‘Special’ ISOs (MBR booting)

Tip: Try agFM and Ventoy menus if problems. 

  • Mageia 3 Dual CD – When the message ‘can’t find Installation disc’ appears, then Cancel, then select Hard disk from the menu. Next select the USB disk and sdb4 or whatever the USB drive was named, make sure 4th partition is selected and OK twice (you can instead point it to the installation ISO file on the USB drive).
  • Trinity Rescue Disk – type sdb4 (if USB drive is 2nd drive) (tip from saddlejib on reboot.pro – to list drives type blkid in linux bash prompt and then type reboot) – see tutorial #58 to see how to get it to work automatically by making a FAT16 image.
  • OpenElec Installer – see my blog here for how to run this from E2B.
  • OpenELEC LIVE – run XMBC direct from the Easy2Boot menu even on an NTFS USB drive – see here for instructions – 2013 and 2014 versions.
  • Older ESET SysRescue ISOs based on WinPE – see Tutorial 115 and blog entry here.
  • HP Bootable linux utility tool ISOs – e.g. hpacuoffline-8.87-12.0 – extract the ISO to the root of the E2B drive and use/adapt the HP_hpacuoffline-8.75-12.0.mnu file as required. Only one ISO can be extracted if you use a .mnu file. For multlple HP ISOs, make an .imgPTN image from a working HP formatted Flash drive using MakePartImage and add it to your E2B drive (you may need to select Syslinux 3.7 instead of the default syslinux) – OR – simply drag-and-drop the HP ISO file onto the MPI FAT32 Desktop shortcut to make the image file (e.g. hpssaoffline-2.20-11.0.iso Offline HP Smart Storage Administrator Utility 5/1/2015). Video tutorial here.
  • Windows 7 Black Alien Edition x64-final.iso + various other ‘custom’ Windows Installer ISOs – must convert to .imgPTN files (see below).
  • ArcaBit (polish) rescue CD (Arcanix) – extract the contents of the ISO and use the ArcaBit.mnu sample mnu file. See blog post here.
  • Compound grub4dos ISO files – e.g. Acronis Boot DVD 2014 v17. – Any ISO which contains multiple smaller ISO files inside it and uses grub4dos – try a .isogrub file extension (v1.B6+) or make a .imgPTN file from the ISO.
  • OpenBSD upgrade from ISO install57.iso  v5.7 – see here. See also OpenBSD_install59.mnu Sample menu file and blog post here. Also try Ventoy.
  • Phoenix OS – needs to be extracted and you can have persistence too – see blog post here.
  • Some .ISOs of FreeNas, Nas4Free, TrueOS, NetBSD, DesktopBSD, DragonFly and PCBSD can be made to work using alternate methods. Memstick images with a single A5 type partition and some FreeBSD ISOs should work using .imgPTN files- see here. Also see blog post here about making a UnetBootin drive first and then converting it to a .imgPTN file for adding to E2B. Ventoy recommended for direct boot from ISO.
  • nomadbsd – this won’t boot as an IMG – it is intended to be written to a USB drive. If you make a .imgPTN file from it, then it will boot but then corrupt your partition because it assumes it can repartition the USB drive! ‘The setup creates a new partition for the /home directory which uses the remaining space on the storage device. Depending on the size, creating the file system can take several minutes.’

List 1c – non-contiguous ISO files (MBR-booting via ISOBOOT)

E2B will attempt to boot non-contiguous linux ISO files using isoboot.g4b (a grub4dos batch file).
ISOBOOT uses linux cheat codes (kernel parameters) such as isofrom=xxx.iso and iso-scan/filename=xxx.iso so it may not always work!The following distros have been tested using the ‘ISOBOOT’ feature of E2B.
ISOBOOT looks at the filename to ‘guess’ how to boot the ISO file (e.g. if the name has ‘ophcrack’ in it then it will assume it is an ophcrack iso). Tip #1: To boot using just ISOBOOT, highlight the E2B menu entry, hold down the SHIFT key and press the ENTER key (then release the SHIFT key).Tip #2: If booting via ‘ISOBOOT’, ensure there are no spaces in the filename and check the OS name is part of the filename, e.g. if the ISO is debian based, include ‘debian’ in it’s filename, if Ubuntu-based add ‘ubuntu to the filenameTip #3: Copy \_ISO\e2b\grub\isoboot.g4b to the \_ISO folder and edit it – it will be automatically used by E2B.

  1. ubuntu
  2. linuxmint (linuxmint-cinnamone 17.1 64-bit ‘Rebecca’)
  3. fedora (not NTFS or exFAT)
  4. kali
  5. opensuse (not NTFS or exFAT)
  6. systemrescue (ESET requires extraction of casper folder to \sysrescue\casper to E2B drive)
  7. knoppix
  8. debian
  9. tails
  10. gparted
  11. centos
  12. arch (user will be prompted for 32-bit or 64-bit boot, if dual ISO detected)
  13. zorin
  14. pclinux (not NTFS or exFAT)
  15. avg
  16. porteus 
  17. slax
  18. slackware 
  19. makulu 
  20. antix
  21. crunchbang
  22. acronis
  23. paladin
  24. Parted Magic
  25. Voyager (ensure the string ‘ubuntu’ is in the filename e.g. Voyager-14.04.04-amd64_ubuntu.iso)
  26. ophcrack – ensure \tables folder exists on E2B drive and use notables ISO (v1.77+)
  27. ElementaryOS (v1.B0+)

Let me know if you find a problem or need support for another ISO using ISOBOOT.

List 1d – These are not supported (i.e. they don’t work – sorry!)

These cannot be made to work using Easy2Boot Menu (MBR booting)

Tip: Try agFM and Ventoy menus.

  • MikroTik Router install ISO (hard coded for CD-ROM) – DOES NOT WORK!
  • ROSA – even UEFI-booting from a FAT32 or FAT16 partition gives a ‘wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda’ error ???
  • Stresslinux – needs to be on an ext3 partition. Could possibly make a .imgPTN (E2B) file + ext3 . partition image file??
  • ChromiumOS .img files – these have multiple partitions and are not suitable for E2B. Try Cub linux instead.
  • Minix3 needs real CD
  • Syllable 522 522 522 522 522 Desktop-Live needs real CD
  • Visopsys .iso or .img needs real media
  • Icaros .iso – needs real media (CD or floppy disk)  pc-i386-boot-iso 
  • PLAC Portable Linux Auditing CD plac-2.9.5.iso – looks for CD-ROM

List 2 – Partition Image files (.imgPTN)

.imgPTN files are sector-for-sector copies of whole disk partitions and are made using MakePartImage (MPI Tool Kit). A video tutorial about MakePartImage is here.

An .imgPTN file will replace partition 1 and remove partitions 2 and 3.
An .imgPTN23 file will replace partition 1 but preserve partitions 2 and 3 (if present)

Both Easy2Boot and agFM menu systems can ‘switch-in’ .imgPTN files (tip: use .imgPTN23 file extension if agFM is present).

List 2a – UEFI booting (from FAT32-formatted .imgPTN image files)

This is not a complete list of all ISOs – only the ones I have tested. Some ISOs mentioned in the MBR list may also support UEFI-booting.
If your payload contains a \EFI\boot folder, then it is probably UEFI-bootable.
Drag-and-drop the ISO onto the MPI_FAT32 Desktop shortcut to make a .imgPTN file. Then copy the file to the E2B USB drive and make it contiguous. Please note: You cannot boot via UEFI directly to the grub4dos\E2B menu.
You must first MBR-boot or use the  \_ISO\SWITCH_E2B.exe utility utility to ‘switch in’ the image partition file.
This will replace the E2B partitions with the new partition so you that can then UEFI-boot from the new FAT32 partition.
After UEFI-booting, you must restore the E2B partition by MBR-booting or by running the \e2b\SWITCH_E2B.exe utility to ‘Restore E2B partitions’ again.Linux and Persistence: Distros based on Ubuntu 14.04 or later have a bug when using two partitions, one for persistence and one for FAT32 files ( see here for more details). 

  1. Windows 7 / 8 x64 Install ISOs  (install.wim max size 4GB) – See FAQ for Win7 64-bit UEFI boot fix or make .imgPTN file from Rufus USB stick. Special instructions for Windows 7 64-bit UEFI booting here.
  2. KonBoot 2.4/2.5 (made from a KonBoot USB drive prepared by the KonBoot script).  Note: licensed versions are locked to the Serial number, vendor and product ID of the USB drive.
  3. Deft linux Deft8 ISO
  4. CentOS 6.4 ISO
  5. Scientific Linux SL65 ISO
  6. Windows 8 Easy Recovery Professional – EasyRE Rescue – ISO
  7. bitdefender-rescue-cd ISO (use MPI_FAT32 and create 900MB file to allow room for virus definition updates). Use grub boot entry (or use MakePartImage instead of MPI_FAT32 and choose Syslinux 6 option to make Syslinux booting work). Blog post here.
  8. Fedora-17-i686-Live-SoaS ISO
  9. Fedora-Live-Desktop-x86_64-20-1 ISO – for persistence see here.
  10. korora-20-x86_64-gnome-live ISO For Persistence, follow Fedora instructionskorora-live-mate-25-x86_64.iso
  11. linuxmint-14.1-cinnamon-dvd-64bit ISO, 17.1 Mint Rebecca 64-bit
  12. pmagic_2013_06_15 ISO
  13. Sabayon_Linux_14.05_amd64_Minimal ISO
  14. Mageia-4-LiveDVD-GNOME-x86_64-DVD ISO (but no MBR boot – only UEFI) – use ISO for MBR boot
  15. Acronis 2014 Rescue (made from USB Flash drive created by Acronis utility – NOT ISO as it does not have EFI support!)
  16. Acronis True Image 2016
  17. XUbuntu 64 – reported successful (see blog if persistence is also required)
  18. clonezilla-live-2.2.2-37-i686-pae.iso  (32-bit and 64-bit)  – clonezilla-live-20161121-yakkety-amd64.iso supports 64-bit UEFI Secure booting if converted to FAT32 .imgPTN file.
  19. Memtest86 passmark version 5.1.0 – ready made .imgPTN file here or download a ready-made .imgPTN of MemTest86 here.
  20. HP Utility ISO e.g. SS870B.2011_1123.27-x64.iso
  21. Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit (see blog if persistence is also required)
  22. android 64-bit Intel Architecture versions – download from here – see blog post here.
  23. android_x86 – .img files support UEFI booting, convert using MPI_FAT32, test on real system not VM – android-x86_64-5.1-rc1.img  Remix_OS_for_PC_64_B2016020201_Alpha_EFI.zip->Remix_OS_for_PC_64_B2016020201_Alpha_EFI.img
  24. FatDog 631 – see blog post here for special instructions
  25. Desinfect 2014 – boots on real system but not VBox – can also have persistent virus Signature updates – see blog. Also 2015 & 2016.
  26. Windows 7 Black Alien Edition x64-final.iso – do not delete EI.cfg when prompted by MPI tool
  27. Paragon Backup and Recovery (Media Builder) – Create USB Flash drive using the Paragon Media Builder and use MPI Tool to convert Flash drive to .imgPTN file – 64-bit UEFI if 64-bit version used, 32-bit UEFI bootable if 32-bit version used.
  28. Parted Magic pmagic_2014_09_29.iso (32-bit and 64-bit UEFI)
  29. Liberte Linux with persistence – see blog post here
  30. Avira rescue-system.iso 
  31. Voyager Voyager-14.04.04-amd64.iso 
  32. Sergei Strelec WinPE ISOs FAT32 .imgPTN (boot x64 on UEFI 64-bit systems or x86 on UEFI 32-bit systems). If you get a ‘Windows cannot find \SSTR\Mist\Minst.exe’ error – use the Disk Management Desktop shortcut to add a drive letter to the Easy2Boot USB drive volume.
  33. LSoft ActiveBootDisk.iso  – make .ISO file and drag-n-drop onto MPI_FAT32 Desktop shortcut.
  34. Gandalf’s WinPE ISOs
  35. Veeam Endpoint Backup Free Recovery ISO – Tip: Use the .imgPTN23 file extension if using an E2B USB HDD with two partitions – you can store endpoint backup files on 2nd partition.
  36. OpenElec Installer – see my blog here for how to run this from E2B.
  37. antiX 15 – see blog post here.
  38. ConsoleOS  androidx86 – drag-n-drop .img file onto MPI_FAT32 shortcut to make a .imgPTN file. Boot using 64bit UEFI or MBR-boot using Clover from CSM menu.
  39. Elementary OS elementaryos-0.3.2-stable-amd64.20151209.iso use MPI_FAT32. Tip: To download for free, enter 0 in Custom amount box!
  40. Alt-Linux regular-rescue-latest-x86_64.iso – to fully boot – when you reach the hard disk boot menu, use Cancel – then select Hard Disk – choose USb drive (e.g. sdb) – then choose partition 4 (=ISO file) – then enter / for root folder. It should then boot to the rescue console.  See blog post.
  41. Toshiba BIOS update ISO – os2015206a_500.iso – extract the BootDisk.img file using IsoBuster and convert to MPI_FAT32. See blog post.
  42. MRI GeekSquad ISO – MRI_5_10_1.iso supports 64-bit UEFI only (not 32-bit) – for WinPE booting and NT Offline pwd reset – see blog to also add memory test, HD diags, PCCheck, etc.
  43. UBP Pro Win 10 PE Multiboot v0.7 Full [SadeemPC] 
  44. android x86 – see blog post (with persistence).
  45. Quick Heal Emergency Package – extract to an empty folder and make a FAT32 .imgPTN file.
  46. Mepis antiX MX-15 (with persistence) – see blog post here.
  47. Medicat  MiniWindows  Win10PESE_x64.iso (based on WinBuilder ISO),  Win10PESE_x86.iso (based on WinBuilder ISO). Use MakePartImage.cmd and choose syslinux v6 (not v3 as suggested).   Medicat.17.04.01.iso, Medicat.18.04.iso – see here
  48. All In One System Rescue Toolkit – Paul Bryan Vreeland  (ISO) – AiO-SRT_2016-05-15  – 64-bit Ubuntu based use FAT32 (name as .imgPTN64). AiO-SRT_2017-05-26.iso
  49. Norman Rescue Disk – norman_rescue_disk.iso Supports 64-bit Secure Boot – add at least 200MB to FAT32 size for persistent updates.
  50. Porteus with persistence – see blog post here
  51. LibreELEC live – see blog post here
  52. HKBoot – vietnamese multiboot ISO with various WinPE’s, etc. HKBoot_2016_Update_1.ISO  HKBoot2017.iso
  53. SemiCodeOS SemiCodeOS-dist.iso
  54. systemrescuecd-x86-3.1.2.iso 4.9.0  SystemRescueCD – for persistence see blog post
  55. Paragon Rescue Kit 14 – see blog post here.
  56. Cyborg  500 500 500cyborg.essentials-v1.iso  FAT32 .imgPTN
  57. ClearLinux – see blog post here
  58. HP 3-in-1 Diagnostic USB Key – see blog here
  59. Acronis Backup Advanced 11.7.50064 – see blog post
  60. Lenovo UEFI Diagnostics – convert linux-bootable-cd-41308857.iso to FAT32 .imgPTN file for 64-bit UEFI – see blog post here for 32+64. If problems, use IsoBuster to extract the large .img file and convert the .img file to FAT32 .imgPTN.
  61. Microsoft Windows Server 2016 – if the \sources\install.wim file is > 4GB, use the Method 1 – Split_WinISO utility – see here for more details.
  62. Lazesoft Recovery Suite  .imgPTN from ISO or bootable flash drive (WinPE based) Home version is free.
  63. SBCD – Super Boot CD SBCD 3.6.1.ISO (5GB) – convert to FAT32 .imgPTN file (use syslinux v4). Large ‘Hirens-type’ ISO which includes mini-Win10 (Strelec), mini-Win7 (SVUIT), mini XP (HBCD), parted magic, MemTest, HDDRegen, HDClone, Clonezilla, One Key Ghost, DBAN, partition guru, Disk Genius, HDAT2, Bootit Bare Metal, SpinRite, QuickTech Pro, Windows Memory Diagnostic, Video Stress test, HDT, Password reset, Kon-Boot, HBCD DOS programs, etc.
  64. Kali linux – see blog for Kali+Persistence
  65. Fujitsu Maintenance Suite – drag-and-drop USB drive letter onto MPI_FAT32 Desktop icon.
  66. MDT – Microsoft Deployment Toolkit ISOs – use MPI_FAT32 shortcut and the split-wim option in MDT – see blog here.
  67. archlinux-2017.10.01-x86_64
  68. antergos-17.10-x86_64.iso
  69.  HP Vision Diagnostics 3-in-1 ISO sp78883, sp81373.
  70. O&O Bluecon WinPE ISOs 
  71. Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager  – convert USB Flash drive to NTFS .imgPTN file (FAT32 if UEFI-booting required). Note that SCCM does not support Fixed-disk USB drives (‘Failed to find the configuration path’ error). The E2B USB Flash drive must be of the Removable type – apply latest Service Pack (SP2?), Cumulative Hotfix, or see HotFix for USB HDD here.
  72. AspireOS (AROS) – see here.
  73. BlackArch linux – see blog post here.
  74. Bob Omb’s Win10PESE isos
  75. Puppy Linux – see blog article here tahr-6.0.6-uefi.iso FatDog64-631.iso – add extra space for save file when making .imgPTN file
  76. IT Tools Pack Solution 2018 – Make a USB drive using the recommended method. Ensure UEFI-booting works. Then drag-and-drop USB drive letter onto MPI_FAT32 shortcut to make a .imgPTN file. Note: Some of the menu items may not work as many versions have missing files. Because MPI may change some config files, try drag-and-drop onto the MakePartImage.cmd shortcut – choose FAT32, do not install syslinux and do NOT AUTO-CORRECT the .cfg files when prompted.
  77. Hirens Boot CD PE x64 – v1.0.0
  78. DBAN UEFI  pre-release 2017 – see blog article
  79. Manjaro UEFI x64 -convert to FAT32_MPI .imgPTN file – switch to .imgPTN file – for UEFI booting, copy \EFI\BOOT\*.* files (2 files) from a Ubuntu\Mint x64 ISO to \EFI\BOOT folder to replace existing grub2 boot files. For CSM Legacy boot, add these lines to \menu.lst file  (see \boot\grub\tz and \boot\grub\locales\keyboards file for country codes – e.g. en_US New_York us).
    title Manjaro x64\n Manjaro Live 
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-x86_64 misobasedir=manjaro  misolabel=EASY2BOOT  systemd.show_status=1 lang=en_GB tz=London keytable=gb
    initrd /boot/amd_ucode.img /boot/intel_ucode.img /boot/initramfs-x86_64.img
  80. Kaspersky Rescue Disk (krd)  (see blog here for persistent updates and UEFI booting) – in agFM – load ISO using ‘Kaspersky’ boot option. ISO filename must not contain parentheses () or other strange characters like * or &.
  81. Hiren`s BootCD WinPE10 Premium Edition Build 181211 (x64) HBCD_PE_x64_Build-181211.iso (not fully functional as an ISO).
  82. PinguyBuilder-based ISOs.
  83. Dell Platform-specific bootable ISOs and Deployment Tool Kit ISOs (use MPI v0.091 or later)
  84. pfSense 2.4 – for UEFI-booting see end of blog post here.
  85. Lenovo BIOS update (UEFI) – see blog post here and here.
  86. proxmox – recent proxmox 5.4 versions don’t work, but with some manual typing you can UEFI-boot from a .imgPTN image, see here – bottom of page for details.
  87. POP_OS pop-os_19.04_amd64_intel_7.iso – use MPI_FAT32 and default answers – if screen goes red – answer N = do NOT abort making the image. pop-os_20.04_amd64_intel_13.iso – Use a real system – may not work from Virtual Box (needs to see a USB drive?).
  88. AOMEI BackUpper UEFI – This Windows UEFI ISO made by the Tool (both the downloaded WinPE or not downloaded) only works when made as a CD\DVD. Convert the UEFI WinPE ISO to a .imgPTN file, switch it in using SWITCH_E2B.exe, add a standard Windows 64-bit UEFI boot file \EFI\BOOT\BOOTX64.EFI to make it UEFI64 bootable. To MBR-boot, add the file \bootmgr (missing files may be obtained from any Windows 64-bit ISO or PartAssist ISO). The Linux version of the BackUpper ISO is not UEFI-bootable.
  89. AOMEI PartAssist – to Legacy boot from a .imgPTN file, delete the \Boot\BCD file and use BootIce to create two new boot entries to boot from \sources\boot.wim, one for \Windows\System32\Boot\Winload.efi and the other for Winload.exe.
  90. AIOWARES WinPE ISOs – convert to .imgPTN file.
  91. Parrot OS – Convert to .imgPTN, can support persistence if make two image files. If UEFI-booting gives a grub_file_filters error – see here.
  92. Batocera – see here convert to .imgPTN file
  93. KODI – see here.
  94. COMSS Boot CD  5.5GB with many MBR AV + Utilities – convert to FAT32 .imgPTN file (use Syslinux 603 choice) – blog post here. 2020 version – only DrWebb and Kaspersky UEFI64 bootable.
  95. OpenSuse\TumbleWeed – UEFI only (use latest MPI Tool Kit 0.104+
  96. SeaTools RC5, first make bootable USB drive using Seagate utility – then drag-and-drop USB drive letter onto MPI_FAT32 Desktop shortcut to make a .imgPTN23 file.

List 2b – MBR\CSM booting (from .imgPTN image files)

Drag-and-drop the .ISO file onto the MPI_FAT32 Desktop shortcut to make a .imgPTN file.
If you then get a syslinux boot error, use the MakePartImage shortcut and specify a different version of syslinux.
This is a very incomplete list. Most Windows ISOs will work using either the MPI_FAT32 or MPI_NTFS shortcut to create the .imgPTN file. 

  1. USB Flash drives made using: YUMI, SARDU, Universal USB Installer, Rufus, Windows USB Download Tool, WinSetupFromUSB (combine menus), XBOOT (using syslinux, replace the menu), LiveUSB Creator.
  2. Windows Install ISOs (MPI_FAT32 or MPI_NTFS)
  3. Windows8ToGo – see blog here (Win7ToGo should work also but not tested). Windows10ToGo works.
  4. Windows 8.1 UEFI from the CSM menu install using Clover (using split wim files and also using FAT32+NTFS two partition images with a 5GB install.wim on the NTFS partition)
  5. grml64-small_2014.03
  6. grml64-full_2014.03  
  7. justbrowsing_20140409 
  8. Hiren.s.Boot.CD.15.2 also see my blog post here.
  9. antergos-2013.11.17-i686,  antergos-17.10-x86_64.iso (type start to boot)
  10. android-x86-1.6-r2 – use .iso file as source, .img files only support UEFI-booting
  11. DLC.Boot.2013. 2019, 2022 (use .imgPTN not .imgPTN23 for legacy boot)
  12. DLCD_Ultimate.2014.v1,  Ultimate.2014.v3.0.iso
  13. Fedora-18-i686-Live-LXDE
  14. Fedora-Live-LXDE-i686-19-1
  15. HBCD_DLC 2.0
  16. liberte-2012.3
  17. manjaro-xfce-0.8.9-i686
  18. PandaSafeCD
  19. pclinuxOS
  20. Porteus-XFCE-v3.0rc2-i486  Porteus with persistence – see blog post here
  21. precise-5.7.1
  22. trinity-rescue-kit.3.4-build-372
  23. Fedora-17-i686-Live-SoaS
  24. Fedora-Live-Desktop-x86_64-20-1 – for persistence see here.
  25. KonBoot24, 
  26. korora-20-x86_64-gnome-live For Persistence, follow Fedora instructionskorora-live-mate-25-x86_64.iso
  27. linuxmint-14.1-cinnamon-dvd-64bit, 17.1 Mint Rebecca 64-bit
  28. pmagic_2013_06_15
  29. Sabayon_Linux_14.05_amd64_Minimal
  30. 7601.17514.101119-1850_x64fre_server2012_eval_en-us-GRMSXEVAL_EN_DVD
  31. Win7Ult64_Retail
  32. Win7_32bit_SP1
  33. Acronis 2014 Rescue activated (made from bootable USB Flash drive created by Acronis utility) I made a USB flash drive  J:drag-and-drop J: onto MPI_FAT32 desktop shortcut to make Acronis.imgPTNadd Acronis.imgPTN to my E2B USB driveboot from E2B USB drive in VBox and select Acronis.imgPTN and switch to CSM menuboot from CSM menu  (either MBR or Clover – both work
  34. Acronis True Image 2016 – use 2nd ‘Recovery’ option in CSM menu. For 2017 NG see blog post here for the linux version.
  35. EasyRE Rescue  (for EasyRE Win10 free Beta ISO, convert flash drive made with Easy USB Creator to .imgPTN file using MPI v047 or later)
  36. Zorin 6.1 (doesn’t boot on VM)
  37. Ubuntu 13.10 Desktop i386 (real system not VM) (see blog if persistence is also required), Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit (see blog if persistence is also required)
  38. clonezilla-live-2.2.2-37-i686-pae.iso
  39. MRI GeekSquad ISO – for WinPE booting and NT Offline pwd reset – see blog to also add memory test, HD diags, PCCheck, etc.
  40. Memtest86 passmark version 5.1.0 – ready made .imgPTN file here or download a ready-made .imgPTN of MemTest86 here.
  41. HP Utility ISOs e.g. SS870B.2011_1123.27-x64.iso
  42. Panda Cloud AV Cleaner – ISO here use MPI_FAT32 syslinux v4. See blog here.
  43. FatDog 631 – see blog post here for special instructions
  44. Desinfect 2014 – boots from ISO file. Also 2015&2016
  45. Windows 7 Black Alien Edition x64-final.iso – do not delete EI.cfg when prompted by MPI – if you merge menu.lst then some entries won’t work. MBR or UEFI boot to Windows install. If you get ‘lock’ error – enter p and password in CSM menu first.
  46. Paragon Backup and Recovery (Media Builder) – Create USB Flash drive using the Paragon Media Builder and use MPI Tool to convert Flash drive to .imgPTN file
  47. Parted Magic pmagic_2014_09_29.iso
  48. Compound grub4dos ISO files – e.g. Acronis Boot DVD grub4dos 2014 v17. Any ISO which contains multiple ISO files inside it and uses grub4dos. Choose Y=Yes to combine the menu.lst file.
  49. Liberte Linux with persistence – see blog post here
  50. FreeBSD v9 , 10, 11 – See the FreeBSD page for details
  51. pfSense – See the FreeBSD page for details (use .isoBSD for ISO install file)
  52. GhostBSD GhostBSD4.0-RELEASE-i386.imgGhostBSD11.1-mate-amd64.iso – See the FreeBSD page for details
  53. MidnightBSD memstick images – See the FreeBSD page for details
  54. Knoppix V7.05 KNOPPIX_V7.0.5CD-2012-12-21-EN.iso, KNOPPIX_V7.2.0DVD-2013-06-16-EN.iso – To add Persistence – see here
  55. Avira rescue-system.iso 
  56. Voyager Voyager-14.04.04-amd64.iso 
  57. Sergei Strelec WinPE ISOs – If you get a ‘Windows cannot find \SSTR\Mist\Minst.exe’ error – use the Disk Management Desktop shortcut to add a drive letter to the Easy2Boot USB drive volume.
  58. AOMEI Backupper Std Edn – linux – create a FAT32 .imgPTN file from the amlnx.iso file, WinPE ampe.iso (includes backup function).
  59. Untangle installer, convert a spare PC into a firewall – download .img file  (.ISO will not work) and convert to .imgPTN file using MakePartImage.
  60. Falcon F4UBCD 4.6 and 4.61 – Note: CSM menu #1 Boot does not work, scroll down to use the HBCD menu entries directly. See here.
  61. LSoft ActiveBootDisk.iso  – make .ISO file and drag-n-drop onto MPI_FAT32 Desktop shortcut.
  62. Slacko for EeePC s57-2015a.iso – convert using MPI_FAT32. To install to another drive from xorg, start Setup – Puppy Universal Installer from menu, select top root DIRECTORY as source. Does not work in VM. Also try .isopup file extension.
  63. Dium_2.0.iso – see blog for more details here.
    Dium 3.0 – Keep as .ISO file (treat as WinBuilder ISO – uses Win8PESE.ini file) or just convert to .imgPTN file.
  64. Gandalf’s WinPE ISOs – Gandalfs Win8.1U1SE_x86 updateable final.ISO, Gandalfs Win8.1U1SE_x64 updateable final.ISO
  65. Linux Lite www.linuxliteos.com linux-lite-2.6-32bit.iso – convert ISO to FAT32 .imgPTN file and boot as ‘LiveCD’. 
  66. Trisquel  trisquel-mini_7.0_i686.iso – convert ISO to FAT32 .imgPTN file and boot as ‘LiveCD’
  67. RedHat Install ISO  (e.g. rhel-server-5.7-i386-dvd.iso) – For Install, easiest is to convert redhat ISO to FAT32 .imgPTN file using MakePartImage MPI_FAT32 shortcut.
  68. Veeam Endpoint Backup Free Recovery ISO
  69. OpenElec Installer – see my blog here for how to run this from E2B.
  70. antiX 15 – see blog post here.
  71. UberStudent uberstudent-4.1-xfce-64bit.iso – convert ISO to FAT32 .imgPTN file. Can then run as LiveCD or install.
  72. Windows Boot Genius – Tenorshare_Windows_Boot_Genius.iso – extract .ISO file from .exe download and convert to FAT32 .imgPTN, or make working USB flash drive and drag-and-drop onto MPI_FAT32 icon.
  73. Dreams Boot CD 2015 & 2017 vol.6  by Computer Media Corporation – this is similar to DLCD, so create a FAT32 .imgPTN file and choose Y to combine menu.lst files. See blog post here.
  74. SparkyLinux – convert to FAT32 .imgPTN file.
  75. ConsoleOS  androidx86 – drag-n-drop .img file onto MPI_FAT32 shortcut to make a .imgPTN file. Boot using 64bit UEFI or MBR-boot using Clover from CSM menu.
  76. Remix_OS_for_PC_64_B2016011201_Alpha.iso Remix_OS_for_PC_64_B2016011402_Alpha_Legacy.iso – convert using MPI_FAT32 to .imgPTN file. If you want to use Resident mode, increase the size of the .imgPTN file when prompted. WAIT for the desktop to appear (takes several minutes!). UEFI not supported. Tested OK under VBox+VMUB (SATA 64-bit VM).
  77. Alt-Linux regular-rescue-latest-x86_64.iso – use Clover to boot (normal MBR does not work);  to fully boot – when you reach the hard disk boot menu, use Cancel – then select Hard Disk – choose USB drive (e.g. sdb) – then choose partition 4 (=ISO file) – then enter / for root folder. It should then boot to the rescue console.  See blog post.
  78. Toshiba BIOS update ISO – os2015206a_500.iso – extract the BootDisk.img file using IsoBuster and convert to MPI_FAT32. See blog post.
  79. UBP Pro Win 10 PE Multiboot v0.7 Full [SadeemPC]
  80. android x86 – see blog post (with persistence).
  81. debian-8.4.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso – see blog post here.
  82. Trend Micro Make a USB drive using the utility, then make FAT32 .imgPTN file from the USB drive.
  83. Quick Heal Emergency Package – extract to an empty folder and make a FAT32 .imgPTN file.
  84. Lenovo Maintenance IBM DOS-based bootable flash drives – Copy  COMFREE.COM and KERNEL.SYS from RMPrepUSB – FREEDOS_USB_BOOT folder, to the root of the Lenovo USB drive and make a FAT32 .imgPTN file from the flash drive. See blog post here.
  85. TechUSB TechWaru- make a TechUSB USB drive using their utility (or use techusb.iso) and then drag-and-drop drive letter icon onto MPI_FAT32 shortcut. Increase size by at least 200MB if you want persistence – blog post here.
  86. tuxpe – TuxPE_5.1.iso (make .imgPTN file) – see blog post here.
  87. Mepis antiX MX-15 (with persistence) – see blog post here.
  88. Medicat  MiniWindows  Win10PESE_x64.iso (based on WinBuilder ISO),  Win10PESE_x86.iso (based on WinBuilder ISO). Use FAT32 MPI .imgPTN. On some systems that give a BSOD 0x000000A5 ACPI error, repeatedly press the F7 function key when it prompts you to press F6 as it boots to XP PE. Medicat.4.23.2016.iso – convert to FAT32 .imgPTN file (Windows bootmgr and clover entries don’t work) UEFI-booting does not work. Choose syslinux v6 to get syslinux menu. Medicat 2018 – use syslinux v6. UEFI64 to boot to WinPE.
  89. All In One System Rescue Toolkit – Paul Bryan Vreeland  (ISO) – AiO-SRT_2016-05-15  – 64-bit Ubuntu based use FAT32 (name as .imgPTN64). AiO-SRT_2017-05-26.iso
  90. Lakka game emulator – see blog post here.
  91. salix salixlive64-xfce-14.2-rc1.iso  from here, salix+persistence – see blog post here.
  92. Norman Rescue Disk – norman_rescue_disk.iso add at least 200MB to FAT32 size for persistent updates.
  93. HKBoot – vietnamese multiboot ISO with various WinPE’s, etc. HKBoot_2016_Update_1.ISO
  94. SemiCodeOS SemiCodeOS-dist.iso
  95. systemrescuecd-x86-3.1.2.iso 4.9.0  SystemRescueCD – for persistence see blog post
  96. hbcd-15.2-Restored-V1.1-dvd-proteus.iso  HBCD Proteus Restored ISOs with illegal utilities 2.85GB, use FAT32 .imgPTN file.
  97. Cyborg  500 500 500cyborg.essentials-v1.iso FAT32 .imgPTN
  98. SamSung Magician Secure Erase SSD – make a USB Flash drive using Samsung Magician app. (if it fails – repeat until it works or use Windows to format the USB drive as FAT32 – their USB preparation app is ‘fussy’!)- then drag-and-drop USB drive letter onto MPI_FAT32 Dektop link to make a .imgPTN file.
  99. Paragon Rescue Kit 14 – see blog post here.
  100. Acronis Backup Advanced 11.7.50064 – see blog post
  101. HP 3-in-1 Diagnostic USB Key – see blog here
  102. Lenovo UEFI Diagnostics – convert linux-bootable-cd-41308857.iso to FAT32 .imgPTN file for 64-bit UEFI – see blog post here for 32+64.
  103. UBCD4Win.iso – use .imgPTN file and tweak files.
  104. Avast! rescue-disk.iso convert using MPI_FAT32 – Must use a removable flash drive (or it will reboot).
  105. SBCD – Super Boot CD SBCD 3.6.1.ISO (5GB) – convert to FAT32 .imgPTN file (use syslinux v4). Large ‘Hirens-type’ ISO which includes mini-Win10 (Strelec), mini-Win7 (SVUIT), mini XP (HBCD), parted magic, MemTest, HDDRegen, HDClone, Clonezilla, One Key Ghost, DBAN, partition guru, Disk Genius, HDAT2, Bootit Bare Metal, SpinRite, QuickTech Pro, Windows Memory Diagnostic, Video Stress test, HDT, Password reset, Kon-Boot, HBCD DOS programs, etc.
  106. Austrumi  austrumi64-3.6.1 Convert to FAT32 .imgPTN file – press [TAB] for boot options – type austrumi to boot to Live version – or add new menu to \menu.lst file inside .imgPTN file: 
    title austrumi \n Live boot
    kernel /austrumi/bzImage rcutree.rcu_idle_gp_delay=1 dousb emb_user      
    initrd /austrumi/initrd.gz
    bootkernel /austrumi/bzImage rcutree.rcu_idle_gp_delay=1 dousb emb_userinitrd /austrumi/initrd.gzboot
  107. Solus 1.2.1 full OS installation to a .imgPTN file see blog post
  108. Kali linux – see blog for Kali+Persistence
  109. MDT – Microsoft Deployment Toolkit ISOs – use MPI_FAT32 and the split-wim option in MDT or MPI_NTFS if UEFI is not required  – see blog here.
  110. archlinux-2017.10.01-x86_64 – requires extra menu.lst – see here.
  111. Data Rescue PC4 – drag-and-drop DRPC4 USB flash drive letter onto MPI_FAT32 desktop shortcut (use Syslinux 5 when prompted).
  112.  HP Vision Diagnostics 3-in-1 ISO sp78883sp81373.
  113. OPNsense – OPNsense-17.7.5-OpenSSL-dvd-amd64.iso – see FreeBSD page here.
  114. O&O Bluecon WinPE ISOs 
  115. Eset Rescue + persistence see blog post here. For ESET 2020 version see here.
  116. Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager  – convert USB Flash drive to NTFS .imgPTN file (FAT32 if UEFI-booting required). Note that SCCM does not support Fixed-disk USB drives (‘Failed to find the configuration path’ error). The E2B USB Flash drive must be of the Removable type – apply latest Service Pack (SP2?), Cumulative Hotfix, or see HotFix for USB HDD here.
  117. AspireOS (AROS) – see here.
  118. BlackArch linux – see blog post here.
  119. Bob Omb’s Win10PESE isos
  120. Puppy Linux – see blog article here tahr-6.0.6-uefi.iso FatDog64-631.iso  – add extra space for save file when making .imgPTN file
  121. Avaya Appliance Virtualization Platform – see blog here.
  122. IT Tools Pack Solution 2018 – convert ISO using MPI_FAT32 – be sure to add extra 1GB to suggested size for updates.
  123. DBAN UEFI  pre-release 2017 – see blog article
  124. COMSS Boot CD  5.5GB with many AV + Utilities – convert to FAT32 .imgPTN file (use Syslinux 603 choice) – blog post here.
  125. Hiren`s BootCD WinPE10 Premium Edition Build 181211 (x64) HBCD_PE_x64_Build-181211.iso (not fully functional as an ISO- convert to .imgPTN).
  126. PinguyBuilder-based ISOs.
  127. Dell Platform-specific bootable ISOs and Deployment Tool Kit ISOs (use MPI v0.091 or later)
  128. LegacyOS 2017 LegacyOS2017.iso – make a FAT32 .imgPTN file, edit the \syslinux.cfg file and change the pmedia parameter to pmedia=atahd. Note: only works on older USB 2 systems (e.g. EeePC, etc.)!
  129. Notfall DVD 13 2019  c’t Emergency ISO  2021 – convert to .imgptn file (use MPI v0.093 or later and Syslinux 603)  – boot using Safe Mode 1024×768 if using VBox or will crash. ctNotfall ISO 2021 – use .imgTN23 or can boot directly from .ISO file using ‘Ventoy for Easy2Boot’.
  130. AIOWARES WinPE ISOs – convert to .imgPTN file.
  131. Batocera – see here convert to .imgPTN file
  132. ShredOS – see here

List 3 – ‘agFM’ a1ive grub2 File Manager (UEFI64)

This is NOT A COMPLETE LIST – many ISOs etc. have been omitted as there are just too many! If you have a problem then Contact Me.

Tip: Instead of using .isodef, for 64-bit ISOs try .isodef64.WinPE. ISOs usually need a .iso extension (try somewinpe_.isomap.iso for use with both E2B and agFM).
Most Linux LiveCD ISOs should work using Boot ISO (partnew\Easy2Boot) option (.isodef).
For Secure UEFI64 booting of Windows Install ISOs – if booting from an ISO does not work then convert the ISO to a FAT32 .imgPTN23 file.
Tip: If you are booting to a WinPE ISO to repair your Windows installation, use .iso01, .isomap01 or .isoPE01 so that the ‘boot’ drive is set to the internal HDD rather than the USB drive.
To skip the secondary boot menu, change the file extension as recommended, e.g.: .agfmisomap.iso , etc.
Sample .cfg and .grubfm files can be found in the ‘\e2b\Menu Files to copy to payload volume’ folder.
eBook #4 contains full details and Exercises on how to add different payloads.
Tip: Try Ventoy menu (F5) if problems with WinPE-based or Linux ISOs. To run any ISO under Ventoy, you must use a .iso file extension. You can use the special file override – for instance, instead of a filename of xxxx.isodef, use xxxx_.isodef.iso. You can also use xxxx.agfmisoagfm.iso instead of xxxx.isoagfm or xxxx_.isodef.agfmisoagfm.iso for E2B to boot xxxx as isodef and agFM will boot it as isoagfm. See agFM page for more details.

  1. Microsoft Windows Install ISOs – place .xml files in same folder (or can use .cfg or .grubfm menu files) (2GB+ RAM required). – Use .ISO or  .imgPTN file for Secure UEFI boot.
  2. Passmark MemTest86 – .EFI files (latest version includes MemTest86 in FAT32 \MEMTEST86 folder).
  3. DLCBoot2019_v3.6.iso – use xxxxx_.isohw.iso. Spaces allowed in filename. UEFI64, MBR is supported for WinPE x64 and MBR-only for WinPE 10 32-bit. WinPE XP is not supported for UEFI. Use .imgPTN23 for full menu.
  4. Bob Omb’s WinPE – Must end in .iso (check Y: has ISO loaded). Use an extension of xxxxx _.isomap64.iso so that E2B will use .isomap and in agFM choose ‘map/WinPE’ option or Windows option. Filename can contain spaces. Convert to a FAT32 .imgPTN23 file for full functionality.
  5. Sergei Strelec WinPE – use _.isowin.iso or .iso, but conversion to .imgPTN23 is recommended for full compatibility.
  6. HBCD_PE_x64.iso –  use .isomap64, or boot using .iso and  ‘Boot ISO (WinPE) [.isomap]’ option or ‘Boot ISO (Easy2Booot)’ option. Try .isomap0164 if repairing Windows systems. Try HBCD_PE_x64_.isomap0164.iso.
    v1.0.2 – use .isoPE01 file extension and agFM v1.72g or later.
  7. Gandalf – RedStone 3 & 7 use _.isomap.iso. Redstone 5 use _.isodef.iso. Must end in .iso (check Y: is ISO). Filename can contain spaces. Alternatively convert to a FAT32 .imgPTN23 file. Make sure \CDUsb.y file is NOT present on E2B drive. 5GB+ RAM required for RedStone7 2022. Gandalf_RedStone7_.isomap.agfmisomap.iso filename can be used.
  8. Medicat 18.10 – Use an extension of xxxxx _.isomap.iso. Must end in .iso. (check Y: has ISO loaded) – filename can contain spaces – or convert to a FAT32 .imgPTN23 file.
  9. DrWebb – drweb-livedisk-900-cd.iso – use .isodef
  10. Eset – eset_sysrescue_live_enu.iso. Use _.isoloop.iso.For ESET 2020 version see here.
  11. Debian – debian-10.2.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso – use .isodef, when source DVD requested change /dev/cdrom to /dev/sda4.
  12. SystemRescueCD – use .isodef
  13. PCUnlocker UEFI64 and UEFI32 version – pcunlocker.iso
  14. Manjaro – manjaro-kde-18.1.5-191229-linux54.iso (use partnew boot option or .isodef)
  15. Kaspersky Rescue Disk – krd.isoagfm.iso – keep as .iso and use ‘Boot Kaspersky Rescue Disk from ISO’. – in agFM – load ISO using ‘Kasperksy’ option. ISO name must not contain ( ) or other strange characters.
  16. Desinfect 2019 – use (loopback) boot option or use .isoloop.iso file extension – successful booting can be very erratic and only seems to work about 1 in 6 times!
  17. Norton Bootable Recovery Tool – nbrt.iso – no EFI boot files, use the . nbrt.grubfm sample file provided + User menu or .imgPTN23 for UEFI booting.
  18. Avast – use .imgPTN23
  19. GData antivirus – use .isodef or .imgPTN23
  20. Windows Defender Offline – use .imgPTN23 (may have USB kbd/mouse issues).
  21. Anhdv_Boot_2019_191024.iso – for MBR-booting under E2B and UEFI and full menu, rename extension to Anhdv_Boot_2019_191024_.isogrub.iso. Works best if convert to .imgPTN23 file.
  22. Trend Micro ISO – use .imgPTN23
  23. Parrot OS – use .isodef
  24. paldo .img files – paldo-live-x86_64-unstable.img – make FAT32 .imgPTN23 – switch in image – edit “D:\loader\entries\5.5.16-paldo1-x86_64.conf” so volume name is EASY2BOOT  (case sensitive – must be all capitals). Ensure FAT32 volume label matches. root=/dev/disk/by-label/EASY2BOOT. UEFI64 boot only. – e.g. paldo-live-x86_64-unstable.imgPTN23auto
  25. Boot-repair-disk.iso boot repair disk 64bit.iso – use .isoloop64 for 64-bit version. Tip: to avoid it ‘repairing’ (damaging!) the MBR on the E2B USB drive, disconnect the E2B USB drive as soon as you reach the Boot-repair Desktop.
  26. kali – kali-linux-2019-02-amd64.iso, use .isodef
  27. Tails – 5.1 – use _.isodef.iso and if E2b USB drive is a Fixed disk, choose the ‘Tails (External Hard Disk) option. v4.2, 4.6, 4.16  UEFI64 – requires a .grubfm menu file. See \e2b\Sample Menu files folder. Test using a real system (not a VM) + Removable USB drive.
  28. Ubuntu – ubuntu-18.04.3-desktop-amd64.isodef – use .isodef or .isoloop, for persistence use a .grubfm menu file or .cfg file or .isopersist and a persistence file.
  29. XUbuntu – use .isodef or .isoloop, for persistence use a .cfg or grubfm file and a persistence file.
  30. Fedora-Workstation-Live-x86_64-31-1.9.isodef
  31. KNOPPIX_V8.6.1-2019-10-14-EN.isoagfm
  32. Mageia-7.1-Live-Plasma-x86_64.isodef
  33. Parrot-home-4.7_x64.isodef
  34. Pinguy_OS_18.04.2_Full-LTS_x86-64.isodef
  35. Porteus-Kiosk-5.0.0-x86_64.isodef
  36. slax-64bit-9.11.0.iso – use .isoagfm
  37. stretch-7.5-uefi-k4.1.48.iso – use isodef
  38. dpupbuster64-8.0.0-uefi-RC-2-28122019.imgPTN23auto
  39. VMWare ESXi installer ISO – VMware_ESXi_7.0.0_15843807_HPE_700.
  40. Batocera – see here convert to .imgPTN file
  41. HDClone 9 ISO – can use .isodef or .isomap. Use a real system (not VBox) to test. On some systems you may get a ‘shim’ error due to the bootx64.efi shim file they use in the ISO. If so, then make a USB drive using the HDClone application (spanner – Boot Setup) . Then create a .imgPTN23 file from the USB drive by drag-and-drop onto the MPI_FAT32 Desktop  shortcut (MPI Tool Kit required). Rename \EFI\BOOT\grub.efi to \EFI\BOOT\BOOTX64.efi (rename or delete the original BOOTX64.EFI). You can instead use MPI_FAT32 to convert the ISO file to a .imgPTN23 file and then rename the grub.efi file.
  42. Acronis True Image ISOs – if WinPE-based use .isodef. If Linux/bootwiz based use .isomem or .isoventoy.
  43. Raspberry Pi Desktop x86 – to install – say ‘No’ to cdrom driver, – ‘none’ – and change /dev/cdrom to /dev/sdX4 where X = USB drive letter e.g. /dev/sdb4 (use ls /dev/sd* to list devices). ISO will always be partition 4 if use E2B menu or .isodef.
  44. netboot.xyz – if problems UEFI64-booting, use 7zp to extract the bootx64.efi file and rename it to netboot.xyz.efi.
  45. pop-os_20.04_amd64_intel_13.iso – Use a real system – may not work from Virtual Box (maybe it needs to see a real USB drive?).
  46. iSeePassword – Windows Password Recovery Advanced – if UEFI version, find ISO file and extract \sources\boot.wim file. Copy boot.wim file to \_ISO\WINPE folder.
  47. anhdvboot WinPE – Works best if convert to .imgPTN23 file to get all Apps.
  48. AntiVirusLiveCD – 64-bit CPU only – non-EFI – can UEFI64 boot only by using .cfg or .grubfm menu file for agFM. See \e2b\Sample agFM menu files folder (agFM v1.71+))
  49. Slax – 64Bit-9.11.0.iso – use the ‘Slax’ boot option. Slax does not normally support UEFI as it has no UEFI boot files.
  50. FatDog64 – On exit (shutdown) will allow you to create a ‘savefile’ for persistence – nice! use .isodef.
  51. Puppy Linux – for persistence, use a .cfg or .grubfm file – see here.
  52. Pop_OS 20.10 – UEFI64 as .isodef
  53. ShredOS – see here
  54. OpenSuse/Tumbleweed


Ventoy may work when E2B and agFM fail, so always try Ventoy as well!
Ventoy for Easy2Boot and the latest version of ‘official’ Ventoy are available for E2B.
The following have been tested using the Ventoy menu system (using a real system not a Virtual Machine because Ventoy does not work well on some VMs)…

  1. ChromeOS Flexchromeos_14816.99.0_reven_recovery_stable-channel_mp-v2.bin – change extension to .img. First UEFI64 boot to agFM menu – then load Ventoy menu system. ChromeOS settings are saved/remembered.
  2. Medicat as a disk image VHD file – To make: in Windows Disk Manager- create a new fixed VHD of 32GB or more on your hard drive (Minimum size 20GB if you do not add the \PortableApps and \Programs folders) – install Ventoy to the VHD using Ventoy2Disk.exe (set option for all drives) use MBR – reformat PTN1 as NTFS – extract the files from the Medicat 7z file onto Ptn1 of the VHD. Dismount the VHD. Now rename the vhd to Medicat_.vhdhdd.img and copy it to Ptn1 of your E2B drive. It can now be booted using Ventoy or E2B (and agFM v1.84+). For PortableApps and Programs to work under MiniWin10/MalwareBytes, also extract \CdUSB,y, \Start.exe, \Programs, \PortableApps and \System folders to the root of the Ventoy USB drive.
  3. FreeBSD (UEFI)- use latest Official Ventoy menu system.

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