Sunday, 2 February 2014

Adding Xiaopan to Easy2Boot

Xiaopan is a linux distro used for wireless penetration testing (e.g. cracking WPS). You can add the latest ISO to Easy2Boot in the usual way (i.e. just copy the .iso file to \_ISO\MAINMENU and then run WinContig to make the iso file contiguous). This will work on both FAT32 and NTFS E2B USB drives even though Xiaopan does not support NTFS.

However, if you want to run Xiaopan with persistence, it is easiest to use a FAT32 E2B USB drive.

To make your extensions and changes persistent, Tiny Core needs a directory to store them.

1. Extract the mydata.tgz file from the root of the ISO file using 7Zip
2. Copy the file to the root of the FAT32 USB boot drive
3. Rename the file to xi.tgz

If however, you have an NTFS E2B USB drive, we need to create an ext2 filesystem...

1. Use RMPrepUSB - Create ext2 FS to create an ext2 file of the filename x-rw in the root of the NTFS E2B USB drive (any size you choose).
2. Copy the Xiaopan.mnu file from the \_ISO\docs\Sample mnu files folder to an E2B subfolder (e.g. \_ISO\MAINMENU\MNU) - see below.
3. Move the Xiaopan ISO file to the same folder and rename it to Xiaopan.iso

Now when you boot from the ISO for the first time, use the Control Panel - Backup\Restore applet in Xiaopan and change the backup location from sdb4/ (may differ on your system but it should end in 4) to sdb3/. Now change the wallpaper colour and Exit. There should be no error message (if there is, try using Control Panel - Mount Tool to mount \sdb3 first and then Exit). When you run Xiaopan again, the wallpaper settings should be remembered.

The .mnu file is shown below:
#create an ext2 file in the root of the E2B USB drive called x-rw
#when Xiaopan boots, use the Control Panel - Backup\Restore applet to change the location to partition 3 - e.g. sdb3/

iftitle [if exist $HOME$/XIAOPAN.iso] Xiaopan (with persistence)\n Boot using .mnu file with persistence
if exist CD echo WARNING: Cannot use partnew command! && pause && configfile (bd)/menu.lst
set PER=x-rw
if "%E2BDEV%"=="" set E2BDEV=hd0 && pause E2BDEV forced to hd0!
#enable parttype output
debug 1
# make empty table entry in 3rd position in ptn table
parttype (%E2BDEV%,2) | set check=
debug off
set check=%check:~-5,4%
if "%check%"=="0x00" partnew (%E2BDEV%,2) 0 0 0
if not "%check%"=="0x00" echo WARNING: PTN TABLE 3 On %E2BDEV% IS ALREADY IN USE - PERSISTENCE MAY NOT WORK! && pause
debug 1
if not exist /%PER% echo WARNING: /%PER% persistence file not found! && pause
errorcheck off
if "%check%"=="0x00" partnew (%E2BDEV%,2) 0x0 /%PER%
errorcheck on
#map ptn 4 to ISO
partnew (%E2BDEV%,3) 0x0 $HOME$/%ISO%
map $HOME$/%ISO% (0xff)
map --hook
root (0xff)
chainloader (0xff)

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