Sunday 30 October 2022

E2B and agFM updates

  • E2B latest version is now v2.18 2022-10-28
  • agFM latest version is now agFM v1.97 2022-10-29
  • 'Ventoy for Easy2Boot' is still at 1.0.79d 20220-09-13
You can download the latest version of E2B here. If you have v2.16 of E2B, you can run Make_E2B.exe and click on the Update E2B Drive to download and update to the latest versions without needing to manually download E2B.

E2B recent changes:

v2.16 2022-10-14

  • Support new .wimboot file extension (can use xxxxx_.wimboot.wim to make E2B boot using iPXE wimboot method instead of NTBOOT and bootmgr\BCD).
  • New Ctrl+F7 hotkey to switch display to text mode. Use Ctrl+F8 to reload menu in default mode.
  • New SWITCH_E2B.exe fixes not switching if partition 4 has start/size parameters but is Type 0.
  • _ISO\WINDOWS\SVR2022 folder added for Server 2022 ISOs/IMPTN files.
  • E2B Menu F1 ENGlish help text updated, hotkey grub4dos utility updated
  • Add Alt+F7 hotkey to switch display to 1024×768 mode. Use Ctrl+F8 to reload menu in default mode.
  • Skip ‘Press ENTER to not use WIMBOOT’ – if characters ‘WIMBOOT’ are in Windows Install ISO filename then skip prompt.
  • Add support for Ventoy Linux VHD/VDI .vtoy files. _ISO\docs\Sample mnu Files\Linux Mint VHD_VDI (ventoy).mnu, _ISO\docs\Sample mnu Files\Linux\ventoy_grub.cfg added. Check USB drive is not a GPT drive added. Update \grldr grub4dos version.
  • Can set QMENU=1 in MyE2B.cfg for faster loading of E2B menus (but no ISO volume info in descriptions and no ‘not contiguous’ warnings given). Improve menu loading time if many files in menu folder.
  • Add “_ISO\docs\Make_E2B_USB_Drive\Download and update E2B.cmd” – this script will download the latest currently released version of E2B (or latest Beta if available) and then update the E2B version on the USB drive, then proceed to download and update agFM and Ventoy for Easy2Boot and Ventoy Plugins.

v2.17 2022-10-28

  • fix ISOBOOT not booting any ISOs! 
  • Add sample mnu file for booting pmagic_2022_09_04 with Live Save feature.
v2.18 2022-11-02
  • bugfix for .txt files not working

agFM  recent changes:

v1.93 2022-10-14 – Add detection of TrueHide ptn 1 to startup_default.cfg file, add TrueHide.cfg menu to \e2b\Sample agFM menu files folder. Small changes to some .cmd files.
v1.94 2022-10-16 – bugfix for F10 (reload agFM) not working in Legacy mode
v1.95 2022-10-24 – support .agfmisopersist.iso and .agfmisomem.iso file extensions. bugfix booting .img as hdd and fdd.
v1.96 2022-10-28 – add \e2b\Sample agFM menu files\LINUX\pmagic_2022_09_04.grubfm for booting pmagic with persistence.
v1.97 2022-10-29 – fix some .img and .ima files not booting as a floppy disk image. Update Memtes86 UEFI to v10 build 1000

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