Easy2Boot Question

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  1. LunarWolf

    LunarWolf Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I got few question I want to ask regarding easy2boot program. Not sure where to post it.

    In the tutorial posted at http://www.rmprepusb.com/tutorials/video-tutorials, at 1:31-1:45, he ask to use the button twice but at 1:44-1.45, he click no. So should I follow the video by instrcutions by installing 2 times or follow like what he does. Install once.

    Then on http://www.rmprepusb.com/tutorials/...y-to-maintain/e2bv1#TOC-3.-Download-Easy2Boot

    under the title on "How to make a new Easy2Boot USB drive" > Manual Instructions (text)

    The instructions don't add up.

    My questions:
    1. So which one should I follow?
    The video or the Manual Instructions (text)
    2. If I used the video, should I press yes both time or yes once?
    3. Installing MBR and PBR here is to the flash drive or to my PC?
    4. If I try the easy methood, the command promopt pop up and tell me cannot find my 8GB flash drive. If I can fix it, I will use this method.

    Thanks
     
  2. Niagara73

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    Better to go to easy2boot web site.
    http://www.easy2boot.com/
    As said by the author of rmprepusb , the page is "out of date"
    You just have to install the latest rmprepusb version, then use a portable version of easy2boot (v1.37)
    http://www.easy2boot.com/download/
    Follow the tuto from easy2boot. Works like a charm.
     
  3. LunarWolf

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    That is the thing. I tried to mimic installation by putting RMPrepUSB into C:\Program Files, it cannot detect my flash drive. It said NO USB device found or not run as admin. YUMI works fine.
     
  4. TheRollbackFrog

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    LW, this may be a very similar case to some other apps that don't recognize some of the newer UFDs. A lot of apps are designed to work with REMOVABLE USB drives only, not USB-based HDDs. A lot of the newer UFDs mount themselves on your system as FIXED drives rather than REMOVABLE. You can easily see this from the Windows explorer... the drive will not be mounted as a REMOVABLE.

    If this is the case, you'll just have to use another UFD for your application... one that does mount as a REMOVABLE. And NO there doesn't appear to be any easy way to tell, when your buying, what kind of stick you're getting... it's all in the way the device reports itself to the OS. The trend seems to be that the newer USB3-based UFDs are doing this more than others... probably 'cause their speed is now approaching that of some USB-based HDDs.

    Edit: The main reason some apps do this is because they fear if you select the wrong device (a real HDD rather than a USB mounted REMOVABLE), the process will destroy the data references due to FORMNATting, etc... and that would really P--S you off, so they try and avoid FIXED disks completely! Of course, MicroSloth gives you no way to re-status those kinds of devices... <sigh...>

    Edit: If it helps, I just purchased a "Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3" series USB3 UFD and they mount as REMOVABLE devices... lots of discounts on the web. They aren't super fast, though.
     
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  5. SteveSi

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    It should work with any drive detected as a USB drive. Even a 2TB USB hard disk.

    Step 1 - Install RMPrepUSB - did you install it? I don't mean copy it, I mean install it using the installer?
    Step 2 - Run Make_E2B_USB_Drive.cmd as Administrator - Did you run it as Administrator?

    If yes to both Questions...

    Step 3 - Run RMPrepUSB from the Start Menu (or Desktop icon) - does it show the USB drive?
    Step 4 - In RMPrepUSB type Ctrl+F5 (Settings - List all drives) - does it show the USB drive now?
     
  6. LunarWolf

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    and the answers to my 4 questions are...?
     
  8. LunarWolf

    LunarWolf Registered Member

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    Step 1 : No sir. I always try to not install unnesscary stuff in my PC.
    Step 2 : yes.
     
  9. SteveSi

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    Well then, you have your answer. If you don't follow the instructions, you cannot complain when it doesn't work!

    FYI - installing RMPrepUSB just copies the files. It does not modify the registry. Running RMPrepUSB does add some entries to the registry but only to the 'App' tree. If you uninstall it, it will delete the registry entries. It is very safe (I wrote it, so I know!).

    If you really don't want to install RMPrepUSB (at least 100,000 people have installed it!), then use the portable version and follow the alternate instructions here
     
  10. LunarWolf

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    1. I got a question for Install grub4dos. Does installing MBR means it install MBR to the computer or the flash drive?
    2. In your video, you asked to install 2 times but why the instrutions posted here asked for once, ommiting the PMR but yes for MBR?
     
  11. SteveSi

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    1. It installs to the USB drive. If it installed to the computer, the computer wouldn't boot properly!
    2. The video and the instructions say to install to the PBR and the MBR - read the link again and see Steps 5 & 6
     
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