Boot 'Image for Dos' Recovery from USB

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  1. markymoo

    markymoo Registered Member

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    Here's how to boot the IFD ISO from USB stick. I made it easy with a tiny grub4dos pack.

    Create the Terabyte IFD recovery ISO from the Start Menu.
    Format the USB as NTFS or FAT32. Ideally NTFS for alittle more speed.
    Create a folder called ISO on the USB.
    Copy the IFD.iso recovery to the ISO folder on the USB.

    Download the 198K pack here: -http://filebeam.com/3742dc8ce579262467258d59c150d1fb-

    Unpack grub_pack.rar and run Grub4DOS Toolbox.exe

    In Grub4DOS Toolbox:
    Select 'Install Grub4Dos'
    Under 'Disk' select your USB. Under 'Partition' select the partition.
    Click 'Do It' and click Yes and Ok.
    Close Grub4DOS Toolbox.

    Copy file grldr, menu.lst and memdisk from the grub_pack folder to the root of the USB.

    That's it.

    When booting USB, a menu will popup from which IFD is selectable. You can boot your USB stick by pressing F8 on immediate startup, if your BIOS supports it and selecting USB from popup menu. Otherwise you have to select the right USB setting from your BIOS.

    Later can add more useful ISO such as Windows 7 repair disk, so it becomes a multi-boot USB, for this you will ideally need a 8-16GB USB stick.

    It is not necessary to copy memdisk but i include it to boot other ISO.
     
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  3. Brian K

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    Mark,

    Unfortunately, Avast regards that Download link as a Malicious URL.
     
  4. osip

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    Yes, Avast alert.
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    Feel free to pick it up from here if you'd like...

    -http://dl.dropbox.com/u/17664826/grub_pack.rar-
     
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    Thanks, Frog !
     
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    Currently, I am using Grub4DOS for booting those IMG or ISO files from USB:D

    Grub4DOS is quite useful for booting:thumb:
     
  9. osip

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    Mark,
    getting error when installing grub in win7x64. See pic's:

    grub_error.png

    grub.png

    Any ideas ?
     
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    bootlace is not compatible with 7, try Bootice. Copy Bootice to the same folder. Select 'Process MBR' and select the grub one , grldr.mbr is what's installed.
     
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    Thanks Mark, Bootice did it. When booting I press f9 and boot from USB disk, IFD available from the menu. Great !
     
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    Mark, in my case I noticed that you have to store the backup on the same USB.Right? I used another one for imaging and it wasn't visible in IFD. Only hard drive 0 and 1, where the latter is where I,m booting from, I had my backup USB plugged in as well.
    Also, I have a lot of boot iso's, can you put others on the same USB acc. to the same princip ?
     
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    On first selection there is 2 BIOS options in IFD to detect the hard drives. If one option doesn't detect the hard drives, try the other. You will see, you can select the hard drive and partition you wish to backup to. You store a backup ideally on a spare hard drive.

    Yes the commands to boot the IFD are good set of commands to boot other ISO's. Copy the ISO's to the USB ISO folder. Create the ISO's with ISO recorder http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com/isorecorder.htm

    You can add both x86 and x64 Windows 7 Repair disk to the menu.lst like so below. Can also add your recovery software to your repair disk.


    title Boot IFD
    find --set-root --ignore-floppies --ignore-cd /iso/ifd.iso
    map --heads=0 --sectors-per-track=0 /iso/ifd.iso (hd32)
    map --hook
    chainloader (hd32)

    title Windows 7 x86 Repair Disk
    find --set-root --ignore-floppies --ignore-cd /iso/w7x86repair.iso
    map --heads=0 --sectors-per-track=0 /iso/w7x86repair.iso (hd32)
    map --hook
    chainloader (hd32)

    title Windows 7 x64 Repair Disk
    find --set-root --ignore-floppies --ignore-cd /iso/w7x64repair.iso
    map --heads=0 --sectors-per-track=0 /iso/w7x64repair.iso (hd32)
    map --hook
    chainloader (hd32)
     
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    To install Windows 7 from USB.

    Extract the file bootmgr, the boot and sources folder to the root of the USB. Add the commands to the menu.lst

    title Install Windows 7
    root (hd0,0)
    chainloader (hd0,0)/bootmgr
     
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    You could also take a look at:
    - SARDU
    - YUMI

    They make it a little more easier to create a multiboot USB. You can download ISO files with them and let them create the menu entries.

    I made a multiboot USB with SARDU and manually added IFL to it.
    When I boot into IFL I'm able to use other USB's and drives, so you shouldn't have to store the backup on the same USB.
     
  17. osip

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    Yes, IFL works, IFD not. I also managed to get ATI rescue to start up, after a defrag (contiguos file) and it detected my 2nd USB backup storage.
    boot_menu.jpg

    ATI_Grub.jpg

    However, ShadowProtect refused to start, although I defragged the iso file.
    SP_boot_error.jpg

    So, for the moment, IFL and ATI works on a small ~960 MB NTFS USB drive, my image storage I keep on another USB 320MB Fat32 drive.

    Perfect alternative to a rescuedisk, and much, much quicker. I will investigate this further and check your links provided.
     
  18. markymoo

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    Rename the long shadowprotect filename to something shorter. ShadowProtect is a WinPe type.

    Try

    title ShadowProtect
    find --set-root --ignore-floppies /iso/shadowprotect.iso
    map /iso/shadowprotect.iso
    map --hook
    root (hd32)
    chainloader /BOOTMGR

    Try this util to defrag
    http://wincontig.mdtzone.it/en/
     
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    Hello again Mark, I renamed the iso to SP.iso and extracted bootmgr and placed it in root. Changed as above menu.Ist.
    Got an error11 with "unrecognized device string, or you omitted the device path (?) which should lead the file name" Something like that.
     
  20. andylau

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    osip,

    you need not to extract bootmgr and place it in root. You should delete it and try again

    If Mark's does not work, you may try below,
    make sure your iso is contiguous if you use "map" only

    Code:
    title boot shadowprotect
    find --set-root --ignore-floppies /iso/shadowprotect.iso
    map /iso/shadowprotect.iso (0xff)
    map --hook
    chainloader (0xff)
     
  21. Brian K

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    osip,

    What are your entries for IFL and IFD in menu.lst?
     
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    andylau, tried your input. Getting errror60: "drive emulation must be in one contiguos file". Defragged the iso file with wincontig. Beginning to think that something is wrong with my SP.iso

    here they are:


    IFD works but isn't able to detect my USB storage drive. IFL and ATI rescue media (linux) works perfect.
     
  23. andylau

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    The error message said it is not a contiguous file, maybe it is still not defragged?!:doubt:
    Are you sure your SP.ISO is defragged? Maybe you can post a screenshot for us to take a look.

    If it is really defragged, you can try the latest version of Grub4dos
    Code:
    http://code.google.com/p/grub4dos-chenall/downloads/list
    IFD can detect my USB Flash Drive, usually USB Drive will be detected as Hard Drive 0
     
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  24. osip

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    In wincontig I can defrag, in wincontig64 it's still fragmented and it fails to defrag.
     
  25. Brian K

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    osip,

    That's not unusual for IFD. Nothing you can do to fix it I'm afraid. At least IFL can see the USB HD.
     
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