Friday 27 March 2015

Add Voyager Live to your E2B USB drive

I came across the Xubuntu-derivative Voyager today.
It also includes 'Kodi Media Centre' in the hidden right-hand menu which is Xbox Media Centre (XBMC) and it ran fine booting from an E2B USB drive under VBox (set VBox Audio to ICH AC97 to enable audio) and I was quickly watching Al Jazeera (with persistence)!

As it is based on Xubuntu, it 'just works' when added to Easy2Boot as an ISO.
If you use the ubuntu-13.04-desktop-amd64_Persistent.mnu file in the Sample mnu folder, you can also boot it with persistence. I just changed the text shown in red below and created a \voyager-rw file with a volume name of casper-rw for the ext2 persistence file.

iftitle [if exist $HOME$/Voyager-14.04.04-amd64.iso] Voyager PERSISTENT\n Boot using .mnu file with persistence

set ISO=$HOME$/Voyager-14.04.04-amd64.iso
set PF=/voyager-rw

if "%E2BDEV%"=="" set E2BDEV=hd0 && pause E2BDEV forced to hd0!
if exist CD echo WARNING: Cannot use partnew command! && pause && configfile (bd)/menu.lst
#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 IS ALREADY IN USE - PERSISTENCE MAY NOT WORK! && pause
debug 1
if not exist %PF% echo WARNING: %PF% persistence file not found! && pause
errorcheck off
if "%check%"=="0x00" partnew (%E2BDEV%,2) 0x0 %PF%
errorcheck on
#map ptn 4 to ISO
partnew (%E2BDEV%,3) 0x0 %ISO%
map %ISO% (0xff)
map --hook
root (0xff)
kernel /casper/vmlinuz.efi  boot=casper persistent noeject noprompt quiet splash --
initrd /casper/initrd.lz 

Kodi with Al Jazeera live streaming under VBox with persistence.

You can also convert the ISO to a .imgPTN file and 64-bit UEFI-boot from it, as it also provides EFI boot support.

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