Sunday 10 July 2016

Easy2Boot v1.81 is now released

QR code contains the URL of 'List of tested payload' page on E2B website.

Version 1.81 contains 3 bugfixes (in bold) and a few tweaks...

As always, just download and extract E2B to an empty folder and run the \UPDATE_E2B_DRIVE.cmd file to update all your E2B drives.

v1.81 2016-07-09
  • New grub4dos \grld 0.4.6a 2016-07-04 (grub4dos USB driver may now work better?)
  • $$AddWin2Main.mnu bugfixes for direct booting of Windows Install ISOs from Main menu. 
  • Bugfix for .isope path problems and + make work if iso on 2nd partition (note: .isoPExxx extensions only work correctly on Removable Flash drives, otherwise convert to .imgPTN files). 
  • SWITCH_E2B.exe v1.0.12 bugfix for syslinux booting (also supports .imgptn*2* as well as .imgptn*23* extension for special users - .imgptn*2* is NOT supported by E2B though!).
  • Power-off sample .mnu file added for systems where F10 does not turn off the system
  • New sample .mnu files for SlackOS+persistence, MX-15+persistence, PTN2_boot_any_file.mnu
  • Sample file for MainMenuOnly.cfg. 
  • Change Admin detection test in MAKE_E2B_USB_DRIVE script so does not rely on Windows executable being present. 
  • Improved MOVE_IMGPTN script (was omitted from v1.80). 
  • Improve windows install from ISO, for XML path specification + test .xml file has a 'component' section. 
  • Fix "%ISOC%" being displayed instead of actual ISO filename. 
  • Now checks .VHD/.VHDX/.WIM full path for illegal spaces. 
  • Now checks compatible bootmgr is used for direct VHD\WIM booting. 
  • QR code stamp option when making E2B drive with MAKE_E2B_USB_DRIVE.cmd (see screenshot)
  • New extensions .isoPECD and .isoPE01CD supported for booting ISOs which contain WInPE + other utilities and have a multi-boot menu (.isoPE just boots to WinPE directly, .isoPECD will boot to the ISO's own menu). 
  • New version RMPartUSB v2.1.731. 
Please let me know ASAP if you find a bug!

The MPI Tool Pack v.0.066 is also now released which includes the new SWITCH_E2B.exe version.
Frettt has also kindly provided a German version of the CSM \menu.lst file for the MPI Tool Pack. You can find it in the Alternate Download Area - Languages folder.

P.S. For a useful ratings table of USB Flash drives - see here.
For value and speed, the SanDisk Extreme 64GB USB 3.0 drive is still the clear choice and Amazon Prime day is July 12th - if you sign up for the free 30-day trial you get free postage too!

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