MultiBoot – is a collection of various emergency/rescue tools/utilities (Acronis, Paragon, Hiren’s, …) for creating a bootable DVD, USB stick, USB harddisk. Thanks to conty9, Viktor Kisel!LIST OF PROGRAMS IN THIS ASSEMBLY
C9PE Plus Pack (@ conty9) 2k10
WinPE 7×86 Live (@ Xemom1) Special Edition 2k10
WinPE 7×64 Live (@ Xemom1) Special Edition 2k10
WinPE 8.1×86 Live (@ Xemom1) Special Edition 2k10
WinPE 8.1×64 Live (@ Xemom1) Special Edition 2k10
WinPE 10×86 Live (@ Xemom1) Multilingual Edition 2k10
WinPE 10×64 Live (@ Xemom1) Multilingual Edition 2k10
Parted Magic 2017.03.14 / Linux Live-CD /
Linux-version of Acronis DDH v.12.0.3270 (rus)
Linux-version of Acronis TIES v.9.7.8398 (rus)
Linux-version of the Acronis TI Premium 2014 v.17.0.6673 (rus)
Linux-version of Acronis Universal Restore v.11.5.38938 (rus)
Linux-version of Acronis B & R Advanced v.11.5.39029 (rus)
Linux-version of Acronis Snap Deploy v.5.0.1416 (rus)
Linux-version of Acronis Align Tool for WD / Hitachi v.2.0.154 (eng)
Linux-version of Paragon HDM 12 v.10.1.21.471 (rus)
Linux-version of Paragon HDM 15 v.10.1.25.813 (rus)
Linux-version of MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition v.9.1 (eng)
Linux-version of TeraByte Image for Linux v.3.17 (eng)
DOS-version Acronis TIES v.9.7.8398 (rus)
DOS-version Paragon HDM 15 v.10.1.25.813 (rus)
DOS-version Hiren’s Boot CD 15.2 (rus)
Big set of different DOS-utilities, and much more.
You will need a program for recording images – for example, Nero Burning ROM. Upustiti the program, Recorder -> apasati image, specify the image file, to make sure that it was noted “Finalize disc” and a recording method “Disc-At-Once (DAO)”.The disc recording with the other settings will not boot!For Nero also recommended “Enable generation of short Lead-Out” (File -> Options -> Expert Features), it can reduce the recording time to speed up the recognition time of the compact and a bitto increase the “capacity” blanks. The write speed – the minimum within reasonable limits. Recommend 8-16x for CD-ROM or 4 – to DVD. The principle is that slower write -> faster (reliable) read.
You can also use other programs, allows you to record images (for example, UltraISO, Alcohol 120, …).
2. Installing Assembly on flash drive:
Attention !!! Many utilities (for example, the standard windows format) are not fully format a USB flash drive, they see what it is, and do not touch the areas that they seem to be correct.Therefore, it is advisable to clean the stick, eg by RMPrepUSB, HDD Low Level Format Tool or run a test to record any of the utilities FlashNull, Check Flash, HD Tune Pro, Flash MemoryToolkit Pro, it is guaranteed to kill the layout and formatting make the program do everything from scratch. After cleaning necessarily “distort” the stick, after formatting and perform its validation using CheckDisk (2k10\Programs-2k10\HDD-Utilites\).When bugs repeat cleaning stick and formatting. If you use formatting with BootICE -> Parts Manage -> ReFormat USB disk, it is unnecessary operations. BootICE when formatting automatically makes cleaning.
2.1 The flash drive you must first format (Warning! All data on the flash drive will be destroyed). This is required in order to flash drive was seen as Bios USB-HDD, with which it is possible to load the operating system.If the flash drive / propeller is already used as a boot, you can skip this item. The stick is recommended to format under FAT32 (on the filesystem it works longer and more stable) but if necessary you can use NTFS (faster “kills” the stick, requires a safe removal, but supports files larger than 4Gb). This is best done by using RMPrepUSB (present in the Assembly on the way 2k10\Programs-2k10\Flash-Utilites\RMPrepUSB or from the menu P2Start.EXE “Programs 2k10\USB-Flash utility”). This utility creates as close as possible to the screw geometry on a flash drive.If you check Boot as HDD (C: 2PTNS), on a flash drive will be created two partitions (half the minimum size for maximum imitation screws). Ho I don’t recommend using this option this flash drive will “hang” appliances (TVs with flash player, players, etc.). Enough to do, as in the figure.
Alternative methods for formatting the stick (instead of 2.1)
2.1.1 Formatted the stick with HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool (is in the Assembly on the way 2k10\Programs-2k10\Flash-Utilites\HPUSBFW\ or in the menu, under USB-Flash utility), you can use a quick format. Ha some PCs may not work (on a flash drive is connected correctly loader). If it works, you can use both for FAT32, and for NTFS.
2.1.2 Formatted the flash drive using BootICE (2k10\Programs-2k10\Flash-Utilites\BootICE\)…It is recommended to format the way: BootICE (choose the stick) -> Parts Manage -> ReFormat USB disk -> USB-HDD mode (Single Partition) – Align to sectors: 2048 -> Next -> FAT32 (NTFS) -> OK. The same does not always work, I – the loader is connected correctly only on NTFS.
2.1.3 Use FBInstTool (2k10\Programs-2k10\Flash-Utilites\FBInstTool\). Utility for custom formatting flash drives, creates a structure of a special type (USB-ZIP or USB-HDD). Select the USB flash drive (focus on size!), noted in the formatting options: -raw force, format.
2.1.4 Use the script FlashFormat_2k10_FBinst (2k10\Programs-2k10\Flash-Utilites\FBinst-FF\). Utility for custom formatting flash drives, creates a structure of a special type (USB-ZIP + USB-HDD). Select the USB flash drive (focus on size!), use method 7. RAW FORMAT, format.
Scripts automatically reconnect the USB flash drive so “juggle” it after formatting is not required.
2.1.5 To format the flash with automatic connection loader XORBOOT it is recommended to use scripts:
a) FlashFormat_2k10_FBinst – method 1 (up to 2Gb stick under FAT16) or method 2 (stick 4-32Gb under FAT32). Support USB-ZIP. Ha older systems will be loaded only WinXP-PE.
b) FlashFormat_2k10_FBinst – method 5 (up to 2Gb stick under FAT16) or method 6 (stick 4-32Gb under FAT32). Support for USB-ZIP + USB-HDD. Ha older systems will be loaded only Win7-PE.
c) FlashFormat_2k10_RMprep – apply if the required support NTFS, use method 5 (stick of any size). Support only USB-HDD.
Scripts automatically connects the stick so “juggle” it after formatting is not required.
Scripts can be used as OS, and under Assembly (any), they will automatically connect XORBOOT in the MbR (sector 63, PBR is ignored). Immediately after formatting the flash drive, you can check for bootable (startup XORBOOT) under any V-world (eg, MobaLive).
2.2 After formatting remove the flash drive and connect again.
2.3 You need to add to the stick Assembly files – folders 2k10. EFI and file P2Start.exe. The bootmgr file on a flash drive/HDD is not used, so it is not copied.They can be unpacked from an image using 7-zip, WinRar, Total Commander, FAR, UltraISO or copy any of the installed Dev for CD / DVD drive in the virtual root of the stick. If reformatting the stick produced scripts – bootable media ready (boot XORBOOT connected).
Faster to first unpack the image contents to a temporary folder on the screw, and then copy all of it on the stick – repeatedly verified experience.You can also mount an image as a virtual CD-ROM and copy from it – the effect is the same. If the creation of the stick is made under the loaded assembly, convenient to mount the image using ImDisk (RMB on the way, “mount …”).
Main loader, if you wish, you can set/change at any time as in conventional operating systems, and under any PE-Assembly (using a utility SetLDR-2k10 the 2k10 folder).
2.4 Using a bootloader Syslinux/Grub4Dos/BOOTMGR/XORBOOT using SetLDR-2k10 for flash drives/HDD:
You need to make the flash drive bootable. Akudim in the folder 2k10\ on the flash drive, run the utility SetLDR-2k10 and set the appropriate boot loader from the Assembly 2k10. The checkbox (to the right of the inscription Xorboot) – allows for the addition of XORBOOT intermediate boot loader BOOTMGR/GRLDR (it will immediately download the latest). The utility also checks for executable rights (if UAC is active), the presence of downloaders, and to make the partition active (if necessary).
3. Installation to a USB/USB-HDD/HDD:
3.1 The screw you want to format any program on the breakdown of HDD, create a primary active/boot partition of suitable size (at least 2Gb). File system choose FAT32, but if necessary you can use NTFS.
If the HDD is used for parallel data transfer it is convenient to break it down like this: make two primary partitions (if needed – many sections, but definitely the first and last, for Assembly – primary, in the middle can be logical). The first partition formatted to fit your needs in FAT32/NTFS/…, the size of the screw container minus 3-5Gb. The second (or last section, for Assembly) – certainly do active/bootable under FAT32. Ha, this section of the installed Assembly. Why so? It is most convenient – if you want to delete the partition with the Assembly, or, conversely, increase the place under this section, the operation will be QUICKLY made using virtually any Manager disks without data loss in the first sections.
P.S. When used in NTFS loader Syslinux possible problems with the download, so it is recommended to do a breakdown/pereyaslivka USB/HDD using Paragon HDM.
3.2 Performed the Assembly is copied to the active partition HDD (similar to claim 2.3) and connect the loader (p.2.4).
Alternative methods of using boot Grub4Dos using BootICE (2012) for flash drives/HDD:
1. Agnostic WEE. Is placed fully in the MbR (PBR ignored), occupies 63 sectors (outside the box!). There is a built-in menu (you can edit at installation), allows to find and load NTLDR, BOOTMGR, GRLDR,… In connection with the non-standard is not recommended for universal flash, but very useful, for example, as a Boot-Manager on the system drive.
2. GRUB4DOS in the MbR (PBR ignored), occupies 18 sectors (outside the box!). Immediately launches GRLDR. In connection with the non-standard is not recommended for universal stick.
3A. USB-HDD+ in MbR, registration GRUB4DOS in PBR. Not a bad option, and put runs on most flash drives especially suitable for FAT32.
3B. USB-HDD+ in MbR, NTLDR residence in PBR. When installing or rename loader rough in the root directory on the NTLDR or specify the name of GRLDR at registration in PBR (see the picture). Not a bad option, similar 3A.
3C. USB-HDD+ in MbR, registration BOOTMGR in PBR. When installing or rename loader rough in the root directory on the BOOTMGR or specify the name of GRLDR (or GRUBMGR for Assembly) when registration in PBR. Not a bad option, similar 3A.
4B. Windows NT 5.x MbR in MbR, NTLDR residence in PBR. When installing or rename loader rough in the root directory on the NTLDR or specify the name of GRLDR at registration in PBR (see the picture). Good option for bootability on different hardware, but rarely the stick works (depending on chip flash?), especially under FAT32.
5C. Windows NT 6.x MbR in MbR, BOOTMGR residence in PBR. When installing or rename loader rough in the root directory on the BOOTMGR or specify the name of GRLDR (or GRUBMGR for Assembly) when registration in PBR. Good option for bootability on different hardware, for some stick may not work under FAT32 (depends on chip flash?). Implemented utility SetLDR-2k10.
My recommendations: for flash drives, unless you want to transfer files larger than 4Gb to try to install the utility SetLDR-2k10, check loading in MobaLive. If not work – use NTFS+SetLDR-2k10 or installation option using BootICE – 3C (3A 3B – they are virtually identical) to FAT32.
The easiest and fastest way to create bootable flash drives – use the utility Rufus. Sel&ct the flash drive (1), the scheme of the section (2), file system (3, FAT32, or NTFS, FAT32 is recommended as preserving the resource of flash cells), if desired, change the label stick (4). In the formatting options on (5) expand additional options, and note (6,7 – optional, but recommended for older PCs). Note (8,9), sel&ct the assemblies (10) and remove the bird (11 – in the root of the stick was not created autorun.inf). Once again, check the correct stick (1) and image (12) click Start (13). To speed up the process you can temporarily disable AntiVir.
After creating the stick it is ready for use. Ho to speed up the loading it is recommended to connect the desired loader utility SetLDR-2k10.
To install trebuetsja the loader from the Assembly 2k10, after preparing the flash utility SetLDR-2k10 from 2k10 folder.
Some antivirus/OS can block the installation of the bootloader Grub4Dos or BOOTMGR. If this happens, boot with the build on the CD and adjust, or try the operation on another PC (wh&re was not so aggressive)!
If the Assembly of the previous version is already present on the flash drive, simply delete the folder 2k10 of flash drives and add a new one from distribution, and then connect the loader utility SetLDR-2k10.
Some installation methods, including using add-ons, painted in the file 2k10\GRUB4DOS\WINXP.txt and in 2k10\Programs-2k10\-Help\2k10-FAQ.chm. Here is one of them.
Installing Windows 7/8/10 with the stick from the folder _WIN\
Download and unzip the addon ~2k10-WIN7-10~ on a flash drive/HDD. Folder _WIN\ must be in the root of the stick/HDD. Copy from your image with Windows 7/8/10 from the Sources file install.wim/install.esd/install.swm in the appropriate subfolder of the addon according to the edition of Windows 7/8/10:
for Windows 7 x86 -> folder _WIN\7×32
for Windows 7 x64 -> folder _WIN\win 7×64
for Windows 7 x86-x64 -> folder _WIN\7AIO
Windows 8.1 x86 -> folder _WIN\8132
for Windows 8 x64 -> folder _WIN\8164
Windows 8.1 x86-x64 -> folder _WIN\8AIO
Windows 10 x86 -> folder _WIN\1032
Windows 10 x64 -> folder _WIN\1064
Windows 10 x86-x64-> folder _WIN\10AIO
To throw, if any, the folder is $OEM$ file unattend.xml (for Windows builds).
Menu/submenu Grub4Dos “DOS-Windows install” the addon will automatically appear.
In BCD-menu and EFI BCD menu it is already registered.
Folder _WIN setup files/Windows may be located under any drive/partition of your HDD/USB-HDD.
You can also install the files install.wim/esd/swm selecting the 78Setup utility window using the button “Sel&ct archive manually” (file install.wim/esd/swm) for installation.
Add your own images installation CDs of Windows 7/8/10 folder _WIN, _ISO, 2k10\User.Image.
The first image in the list will be displayed in the utility window 78Setup.
Other images can be selected and run by pressing the button “Choose image manually”.
For Windows installations, there are two boot8x86.wim bootloaders & boot8x64.wim
With the (x86) bootloader, you install Windows of any bit depth from any subfolder (only in Legacy BIOS boot mode).
With the (x64) bootloader, only (x64) -bit Windows is installed (in the Legacy BIOS boot mode and in the EFI / UEFI boot mode).
In EFI / UEFI boot mode, using the boot8x64.wim bootloader, you can only install (x64) -bit Windows and only on a disk with GPT markup.
If you do not need to install in EFI / UEFI boot mode, then in general you can use only (x86) the boot8x86.wim boot loader.
MultiBoot 2k10 v7.27 (4.9 GB)
This post was recently updated on July 11, 2020