Friday, 21 March 2014

Easy2Boot 1.31 released

There are still a few issues with grub4dos 0.4.6a but I have decided to release E2B v1.30 (called 1.30A) due to the enhancements I have added in other areas.

v1.30A/1.31
  • Support E2B if on a logical partition of boot device
  • grub4dos 0.4.6a USB driver option in Main menu
  • .isoPUP file extension supported
  • .isoWB file extension supported
  • Better error recovery if bad ISO selected in menu
  • Allow longer XP ISO filenames (caused error in Setup if ISO filename was very long)
  • Allow for new format of latest 'Nightly builds' of XP dpms (the INI file format has been changed in the latest driverpack builds!) - in v1.31
  • Convert $HOME$ keyword in .txt files to the folder path 
  • Improve Make_E2B_USB_Drive.cmd script
  • Some more sample .mnu files added to docs folder (e.g. proxmox.mnu, Puppy_Slacko64_no_partnew.mnu, linuxmint-16-cinnamon-dvd-32bit_Persistent.mnu)
If you switch to grub4dos 0.4.6a, some ISOs may not boot. Grub4dos 0.4.6a supports the Joliet ISO 9660 format, but it has problems with 9660:1999 Joliet format. Also the USB controller detection in 0.4.6a is not fully working and some USB drives may not be detected by the usb --init command on some systems.

To remove the ' Switch to Grub4dos v0.4.6 (for USB Driver)' menu entry, delete the \_ISO\MAINMENU\ZGRUB_USB_046.mnu file.

Please let me know if you find any issues.
Note: One user found an issue with 'Looking for WINHELPER.USB' being very slow, so I have restored the older code for this and re-released it as v1.31.