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I would like to install Slax, but I also want to keep my data. Usb Stick as hdd to install kali linux and use it on a macbook. On Health Care than other. I have acces to another Mac with Fusion installed on it - pretty sure its version 4. The virtual hard disk using a Slax Linux Live OS from an ISO Image. It never hurts to check the health of the disk using First Aid in Disk Utility.

Slax 9.3 is here Most of you celebrate something today, so here is a little gift for you:) I've released Slax 9.3 just few minutes ago and I have to say that I am happy with the progress we are making. Lets recap all the changes since previous stable version: First of all, I've added lots of firmware drivers to support various WIFI devices.

It is around 40MB compressed, so Slax is a bit bigger now due to this, but I fully understand that a computer without network connection is completely useless, so this had to happen.:) I spent some time testing Slax to boot from many different filesystems and I was able to identify some problems, which are now fixed. Most importantly this includes NTFS and ext4 support, so Slax is now capable of booting from them as well.

If you boot from a writable media, the Persistent Changes feature is enabled by default now. Note that you may need to erase your changes.dat file if it was created by beta/beta2. Other news include: - added pcmanfm as file manager for GUI - added wicd as wifi network manager - xLunch now auto updates, to see newly installed apps - hard drives are mounted on boot and bookmarks added to pcmanfm - keyboard layout stays persistent - screen resolution change is reimplemented to make it work better - syslinux updated to newest version And since it is 24th of December: Happy whatever holidays you celebrate, based on whatever irrational beliefs you may have!:-).

William Chacon 2017-12-24 22:03 I use a boot manager installed in first or last 8mb partition called BootitNG that allows me to boot each OS and compress image and paste partitions which I really like. Comes with Image for Linux ISO which does compress image full system backups/restores. So I am putting slax on a usb with with BootitNG in first Fat16 partition, slax in 2nd partition and other OSs other partitions and BootitNG to retake the MBR if the OS wont allow installing grub to OS partition. Request Slax have option of installing grub to either MBR or root OS partition like other OSs.

Alberto Bursi 2017-12-25 12:56 Congrats on keeping Slax alive!:) Lack of UEFI support is a bit of a bummer though. Since I think it is a very important thing, I'll post here some suggestions to make it possible. A way to personally test the UEFI boot is using Virtualbox or VMWare's UEFI/EFI mode. Since it is the virtual 'firmware' inside a Virtual Machine it does not matter that the host system is using BIOS. You can set up a diskless VM with passthrough USB devices (or a plain iso file in its virtual DVD drive) in EFI mode to boot most UEFI-bootable operating systems.

This describes the procedure to boot a USB drive from vmware For Virtualbox there is no info online but I do it regularly so I know. You create a VM where you enable EFI in the System tab of the VM options, then it should boot ISO files fine if you just attach them as virtual DVDs. To boot physical USB drives you connect the USB drive to the host, go in the USB tab of the VM options and add a filter to auto-passthrough this drive to the VM.

Then start the VM and press F2 as soon as possible to enter the UEFI panel in the VM, then select 'boot manager' (press return) and then 'EFI USB device' (press enter again) to boot manually your USB. Suggestion about what to use in Slax for UEFI boot: For something like Slax I think you can just stay simple and avoid EFI bootloaders at all. Basic EFI booting is as easy as creating a FAT32 partition, giving it flags 'boot' and 'esp', then placing a kernel+initramfs as EFI/BOOT/bootx64.efi (EFI and BOOT are folders, bootx64.efi is the name it should have, UEFI tries to boot files with that name by default). The kernel must be compiled with the 'EFI stub loader' option for this to work.

You will just have to integrate the kernel command line and initramfs in the kernel at compile time or use something similar to this script to generate the file you need out of a normal kernel and initramfs. Andrew Pratt 2017-12-25 13:51 Thank you Tomas for all your work. I have used Slax for many years and at one time it was my only operating system. I really like live portable systems so you are not dependent on the reliability of one machine and the ability to always recover your system. I switched back to an installed system with Slackware a few years ago and then later to Debian for the convenience of it's package management. Now that Slax is Debian based and gives you easy access to so many applications I will probably go back to using Slax.

Alberto Bursi 2017-12-25 18:21 If I understand you correctly, EFI boot requires additional boot partition on the USB drive? If this is the case then Slax can never support EFI - I cannot tell the users to make their boot partitions on their USB disks, the target users are not able to do that. Now that you raise this point. Slax can get away without that.

Slax can be installed in a FAT32 partition, and a UEFI bootloader partition is just a FAT32 partition with a special flag that signals the UEFI firmware to look into it. So you can just add the right flags to the same/only FAT32 partition to make it UEFI-bootable. Only notable issue of doing this is that if you try to reformat it later, windows will bring up a warning popup telling you that 'this is a system partition, deleting might break your system' or something like this, which can be safely ignored. Changing partition flags does not require reformatting and can be done by using a bat or shell file like you use for installing syslinux. The catch here is that you can't use the drive letter to identify the drive in the installation script, as the very dumb windows diskpart tool you will use does not understand drive letters. The easier way is to get the user to choose his usb drive by looking at its size, and write the 'drive number' for diskpart. From windows (administrator privileges required of course), this is the 'interactive' way that works only with direct input: diskpart list disk (this will print a list of disks available and their sizes, you will probably need to ask the user to identify his USB drive by its size and write the disk number.

Kai 2017-12-26 05:42 Hi Tomas, seems that you're unfamiliar with EFI, however since you are using debian, you should simply follow these steps: 1) apt install syslinx syslinux-efi 2) create 'efi/' directory structure beside of 'slax/', and copy files needed: $SLAXROOTPATH/efi └── boot ├── bootx64.efi UI /efi/boot/vesamenu.c32 Try it out. Normally, nothing to be done to the partition flag. William Chacon 2017-12-26 23:10 Subject: adding modules. Your default website does not display a link or how to add modules (google search said www.slax.org/en/modules.php).

Neither does Pacman nor Chromium allow access to the modules folder that is in Slax partition outside of the root system (boot, root and modules folders on display). Must use a OS that allows this access to both install or add modules to Slax which Puppy is yes and Ubuntu kinds are no. Slax needs access to its own partition via Pacman and Chromium for which to copy/paste/download. I used Puppy to copy, paste, execute bootinst.bat file and then added firefox and gnome desktop/menu/player/libraries/ that showed up on gnome search into the empty partition modules folder (not root modules folder) then rebooted system. Tried several times with persistent changes option then fresh start and copy to ram boot options and saw the modules displayed during boot but each time the only change was a non working gnome player icon on the screen. No gnome/ no changed menu/ no firefox/ no changes.

Slax website said modules would activate on boot-up. Probably adobe-flash-plugin not activated as well. Also Slax screen has no icon or menu for shutting down other than right clicking the mouse (if someone thinks of trying right clicking) and some computers do not have right clicking such as laptops. That is why I installed the gnome desktop module for. Also plugging in a USB stick/drive after booting do not show up in Pacman nor are mounted.

I am not a computer nerd so not familiar with apt-get commands nor package listings. Have always used synaptic package manager which then needs repository listings to function. Your modules listing appeared adequate but how to activate their changes to your base system is the question as well as solving the above comments. Igor 2017-12-27 11:46 I'm currently making a system based on SLAX 9.3 for people and not for system programmers Only the kernel remains unchanged 01-core93.sb ITS main characteristics sb module apt glib 2.24 KDE 3.5.10 Smplayer 17.12 Mplayer 2016 Firefox 25 KPP Kplayer Kate Kwrite gsmartcontrol gparted gt 4.8.7 abiword Right Button Menu - activation of sb module - deactivation of sb module - extract the sb module to dir - Extract to deb to dir - extract rpm to dir - dir to sb Through the will I will be ready Its size iso 400 megabytes I'll post it here for downloading here expect. Marcos Paiva 2017-12-29 22:30 Hello, Tomas. First of all I would like to thank you for the excellent work you have been doing with Slax, I believe that I and many others are grateful for your work.

I wanted to apologize for future writing mistakes in my English, since it is not my native language. Well, I noticed that in the post you said 'if you boot from a writable media, the persistent changes feature is enabled by default now', I start my Slax in 'copy to ram' mode is this feature also enabled? Well I work with documents that can not be saved in any way on my pendrive.

I need to turn it off, it will return to the default as it was downloaded from the site. Is it enabled by default in this mode too? If so, is there any way to disable it? I'll be grateful for the help. William Chacon 2017-12-30 04:12 Thank you for the Slax 9.3 and previous work.

I abandon the slax modules, applied apt-get install synaptic and installed the LXDE desktop and other aps with synaptic. Must have LXDM desktop manager as default then LXDE takes control as default with menu, task bar, shutdown icon and etc. Tip for you all My USB stick is set up with 8mb partition manager in sda1 controlling the copy/paste/imaging and booting how many OSs I choose, Slax in sda2, a backup partition in sda3, then a fat32 volume named ShareDoc for sharing files with Windows or other OSs. Use gparted to partition a USB whatever to include a fat32 sharing partition or volume and a slax partiton to boot gives great flexibility. Ueli Meier 2017-12-30 08:10 Kai 2017-12-26 05:42 Hi Tomas, seems that you're unfamiliar with EFI, however since you are using debian, you should simply follow these steps: 1) apt install syslinx syslinux-efi 2) create 'efi/' directory structure beside of 'slax/', and copy files needed: $SLAXROOTPATH/efi └── boot ├── bootx64.efi UI /efi/boot/vesamenu.c32 Try it out. Normally, nothing to be done to the partition flag.

Hi I tried this one. Iget the following error. [email protected]:# apt install syslinx syslinux-efi Reading package lists. Done Building dependency tree Reading state information. Done E: Unable to locate package syslinx [email protected]:#. Tomas M 2017-12-30 10:08 @Marcos Paiva persistent changes are not automatically enabled in Copy To Ram mode.

Because the Copy To Ram mode is intended for copying Slax tom RAM in order to be able to unplug the USB device, and activating persistent changes would not allow that since the USB device would be in use. User can manually specify toram and perch parameters, using both features at the same time, but then he is responsible for understanding that unplugging the device will cause data loss. Ueli Meier 2017-12-30 19:27 Kai 2017-12-30 16:36 @Ueli Meier Try apt install syslinux-common manually, no idea about the version differences.

Thanks this helped. Now I could find all the files.

But unfortunatly efi booting does not work on my Macbook Pro neither on a Windows 10 netbook. However I can boot the Macbook with normal booting. Just also wonder about what is the difference between 32bit efy and 64bit efy Does that depend on the kind of Slax version you have or do you have to choose according to the computer? Ueli Meier 2017-12-30 19:29 Kai 2017-12-30 16:36 @Ueli Meier Try apt install syslinux-common manually, no idea about the version differences. Thanks this helped. Now I could find all the files. But unfortunatly efi booting does not work on my Macbook Pro neither on a Windows 10 netbook.

However I can boot the Macbook with normal booting. Just also wonder about what is the difference between 32bit efi and 64bit efi Does that depend on the kind of Slax version you have or do you have to choose according to the computer?

William Chacon to Thomas or others 2018-01-01 09:03 Anyone know how to give guest (me) permission to write in a Fat32 partitioned USB stick or hard drive whether mounted at boot or after boot instead of requiring login as root? It is not wise to surf the internet and download as root.

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That is why other OSs have guest/user logins (including LXDE login screen) for normal operations such as downloading movies or programs to USB media. Slax defaults logins as root with no user names/passwords/permissions capability. Anil Rajapure 2018-01-03 09:15 Slax Team, friends, need help. Trying to get slax (x64) working from SD card (2gb capacity.) -Downloaded the x64 iso.Extracted slax folder and copied to sd card SD card is formated as fat32.Booted through tiny core usb and mounted sd card -Went to slax boot directory and ran bootinst.sh - it says all okay -Now trying to boot through sd card - cant even see sd card as bootable option. How to get slax from sd card working? Please note, I can boot from sd card, if i install pupply linux on it.

Just not able to get slax working from sd card. Any step-by-step guide to get this working? Regards, Anil. JoeyA 2018-01-03 20:48 Hello I thought I would try slax so I downloaded 9.3 64 bit and put it on a USB flash drive I then opened up the files on the drive and read the readme. So then I ran the bat file as mentioned and a funny thing happened. I can no longer boot to my PC (Win 10) I have to restart it many times (pressing F8) to finally get to my MB's boot menu and select windows boot manager then hope it starts.

Also Slax would not run at all, at least from the flash drive. I kept on coming to a line that said something about being in emergency mode and press ctrl+d to continue or try again. I finally have some time today so I am going to try and repair my UEFI boot trouble. Luciano Seibel 2018-01-04 01:43 Slax 9.3.0 ready and booting from hd. After various noob mistkes:) My way: boot with gparted because my hd was nothing recognized from slax boot and then not booting normaly (probaly something with persistent recognition). Reformating hd as ext4 (I made an swap part too but I think this is not useful on slax right?). Boot with slax usb stick in copy to ram option).

Mount /dev/sdb as /mnt/usb and /dev/sda1 as /mnt/hd. Cp -r /mnt/usb/slax /mnt/hd and go to /mnt/hd/slax/boot then./bootinst.sh.

Confirm message that will overwrite the partition table. That is it!!! Booting from hd. Tks Tomas for the great job with the network drivers and apps.

William Chacon to Igor 2018-01-08 00:04 Nice right click options hopefully includes copy and paste options. I like Firefox 57 with its downloading-videos-add-on's and Chromium with its language translating feature. Forget other web browsers. I like the Slax basic applications and apt command ability with Debian Stretch base support so I can have flash, avidemux, brasero, audacious, audacity, smplayer or vlc and abiword or libre-office and etc.

Thomas deserves much praise. Your module ideas look nice. I like the feature of keeping firefox updated by replacing firefox module made via many sources. Igor 2018-01-08 05:25 The disadvantages of apt When I installed all the applications that I needed changes.dat grew to 1 Gigabyte After the trash, the module was reduced to 200 megabytes. In each session, apt re-installs the libraries that have already been installed.

Each time the browser profile is saved 40 megabytes and other settings again. Therefore, any application takes 100-200 megs and can actually occupy 10 megabytes Often (almost always) when you have already installed applications, they do not start and require reinstallation. Often you need a library that is not in apt and its name does not match the name of the package. You still need to go to the browser and look for the.rpm.deb package. Then unpack it and make a module. And not everyone can use this command in konsole. The apt output is good for one session and only as a test.

Therefore, I suggest KDE 3.5.10 for advanced users who know what they want and not for blondes with blue eyes that can click the buttons install and OK. Abhi Aditya 2018-01-08 08:20 Finally I found a work around to boot Slax into Macbook (mine is Macbook Air Mid-2013 model). This is what I did: 1) download Universal USB installer 2) create bootable USB using it from Slax iso using a Windows PC. 3) Need to format USB drive at FAT32 beforehand with Universal USB installer's in-built formatting option.

4) Press Option button while rebooting Macbook. 5) USB drive will show as Windows partition 6) Select it and boot from it, Slax will boot 7) Edit boot flag in Persistent Changes boot option, remove automount from Boot flag. 8) Slax will boot in GUI mode. I hope this will help people who want to run Slax in their Macbook. Kai 2018-01-08 11:31 Steps suggested to build your own modules: 1 Prepare an img file for temporary files storage, if you do not give slax an ext4 partition.

This is to avoid continuously expanding changes.dat, which grows very fast. On the other hand, fat32 does not handle the symbols and permissions. dd if=/dev/zero of=$PATHOFIMGFILE bs=1M count=2048 we've created a 2GB image, then format it mkfs.ext4 -F $PATHOFIMGFILE mount it mkdir /media/ext mount $PATHOFIMGFILE /media/ext Do mount once on each fresh reboot. 2 After a fresh reboot, apt installs what you want. 3 Copy & Clean mkdir -p /media/ext/modules/YOURMODNAME cp -aR /run/initramfs/memory/changes/. /media/ext/modules/YOURMODNAME remove unecessary cd /media/ext/modules/YOURMODNAME rm -rf boot/ dev/ media/ mnt/ proc/ run/ sys/ tmp/ var/tmp var/cache var/log rm -rf var/lib/apt/ var/lib/dhcp/ var/lib/systemd/ rm -rf etc/fstab etc/resolv.conf etc/ld.so.cache Select carefully if you want to shrink it in advance.

Never remove var/lib/dpkg/status & var/lib/dpkg/info/, apt needs them as meta database, or it may install package files repeatedly. 4 Make module mksquashfs /media/ext/modules/YOURMODNAME /media/ext/modules/PREFIX-YOURMODNAME.sb put it into slax mv /media/ext/modules/PREFIX-YOURMODNAME.sb /run/initramfs/memory/data/slax/ 5 Reboot(fresh start) to test it. If you are creating more than one modules, e.g. 05-xxx 06-xxx 07-xxx, the sequence is noteworthy. Prefix is used to keep loading order, since some packages may change the same files, the latter overwrites the previous. Thus if you want to modify 05-xxx, better to re-produce 06-xxx and 07-xxx based on the new. Similarly if you are unhappy to use fluxbox and are willing to install xfce4, as a start, you need to remove all original modules after 02-xorg.sb.

Igor 2018-01-09 08:56 I propose slax93-gui-x32 GRUB4DOS version not iso For install to Usb flash or hdd fat patition. Can work with SD card. My target was to create a user-friendly easy to understand constructor based on the modern core And as it seems to me it was possible. It can be used as a beginner so advanced user. Making modules will be easy and simple. Read readme.txt!!!

After login: xconf!!!! # otherwise there will be a Black Screen startx After you will see this Verified on a 2003 laptop HP COPAQ P4 RAM 512mg.

Everything started from the first time without any settings (video, sound, 3G modem). Works without bugs. Apt also works. Slax93-gui-x32.zip size 500 Mb. I'm sure you'll like it.

Stephen Wassell 2018-01-10 12:58 I've been trying to rebuild the SLAX ISO with an updated kernel containing the Meltdown fix (4.9.65-3+deb9u2). Running 'apt update', 'apt upgrade' on a running SLAX installs the new kernel, and if I copy /boot/vmlinuz-4.9.0-5-686-pae to /slax/boot/vmlinuz on the ISO it boots up and extracts initrfs.img. However the original initrfs.img contains the old kernel modules so startup doesn't get any further. The initrd.img-4.9.0-5-686-pae created when updating the kernel is no good either because it doesn't contain aufs or the SLAX init script. How can I build a new initrfs.img which SLAX can boot with - is there a script to do it somewhere?

William Chacon 2018-01-11 09:57 To Igor: Much thanks Igor because I really prefer LXDE environment and am downloading lubuntu iso now. I presume being able to use copy to ram OS, open pcmanfm to view lubuntu iso files, copy a filesystem.squashfs file into /slax main folder (not boot, changes or modules folders and rename it per above.sb file type, then activate it by run: slax activate.sb (simply rename with.sb and run it). Also is there login means so to login as root or guest? To Lucbertz: Thanks much for the TDE iso link.

Had to swap bootinst.bat and.sh files with Tomas Slax 9.3 files and add extlinux.32 missing file to install boot loader as your iso would not execute. Found no means to mount a usb or other partitions and no means to login as root. Had to Cntrl Shift Delete keys to shutdown. Other than that, your iso functioned perfectly. Opened superuser terminal and apt install. Igor 2018-01-11 17:42 I will explain the strategy: leave one Slax module 01-core.sb Start Slax login: root toor slax activate filesystem.squashfs.sb startx So we kill the kernel in the filesystem.squashfs and it remains a shell. If these systems are the same, then it should turn out.

Or try this method 00-filesystem.squashfs.sb 01-core.sb To be the first one to activate 00-filesystem.squashfs.sb and close it 01-core.sb At Q4OS 2.4 and SLAX 9.3 kernels are absolutely identical. It turns out to be an absolutely stable system. I've been trying to add SLAX modules to Q4OS 3 months ago but I did not succeed.

An Chen 2018-02-08 15:37 I am a new bee. I did successfully installed and run Slax 9.3.0 which was created using Windows on a 4-Gb flash-disk. I chose Permanent Changes. Later I realized after installing mono, etc.

The disk space used is 3Gb+, so I need a larger USB. Then I used this Slax to format a 16-Gb as 'ext-4', then copy the Slax folder onto the USB-disk, then run./bootinst.sh. But when I run the newly created Slax. It cannot boot.

The logo appears with the 3 menu, but after 4 seconds it keeps repeating without really booting. Please help because I have tried many ways, like redoing everything 3 times, googling did not find the solution, even using another new USB also the same. Please help where do I miss something. Robin Manoli 2018-02-19 13:26 Hey Tomas, thanks for an awesome Linux distro! I've been using occasionally Slax since many years back, and it's one of my favorites.

One thing that makes it a bit difficult to boot is the short time for the startup options screen. Since the screen I'm using takes a second to adjust when the screen resolution keeps changing, the few seconds to press ESC are not really enough to hit the key before the booting goes on.

If I press ESC too early there is just the text 'boot:' when I would really like the boot screen. If pressing ESC multiple times would stay on the boot screen the problem would be solved.

Another thing I wonder about is the from=Downloads/.iso argument. How is that supposed to be mounted? If the mounting is going to happen in the boot arguments, why not add an example mount command to the cheatcodes? Thanks for your work on Slax:). Aaron Outhier 2018-02-24 00:31 Hello, I managed to get a USB Drive to universal boot BIOS/EFI, by updating to the latest version of Syslinux.

It still needs a bit of polishing. Note: I have not included the actual Slax files here, just the folder framework and boot loader related.

To make it functional, download the 64-bit and 32-bit versions of Slax, and extract them somewhere. In each one, open the Slax folder, and copy everything except the folder called boot. Drop the files and folders therein into the new extracted archive, under the slax/x64/ and slax/x86/ folders, as appropriate. Ie, Slax official 32/64 bit archive layout: / /Slax - Copy everything inside here, but NOT the Slax folder itself. /boot /changes /modules /readme.txt My Archive: / /efi/ /boot/ /slax/ /x64/ - Put contents of Slax folder from 64-bit download here. /x86/ - Put contents of Slax folder from 32-bit download here. Aaron Outhier 2018-02-24 00:47 Here is the output of the tree command, for my USB drive.

William Chacon 2018-03-05 11:07 @ Aaron Outhier, I appreciate much your showing and providing the link for downloading your remake of Slax 9.3 for both Bios and Aefi combining 64bit and 32bit into one combo. Your package is missing original Slax 9.3 files extlinux.x32 and extlinux.x64 resulting in failed running of bootinst.bat or bootinst.sh cannot find error thus no boot loader. These files could be copied from original Slax 9,3 but know not where to paste in your directory tree you show above. Prefer a menu to choose x32 or x64 booting options instead of auto cpu detection to bootup. Note that I like porteus.org concept of providing LXDE, LXQT, XFCE, Firefox, Slimjet and etc modules so organized so to allow simply adding modules that are contributed by the community. In the next version of Slax, could the 003-desktop (assumed Fluxbox be swaped with 003-LXDE or other desktop environment and manager? I tried this in the current version, but would not work.

Only works if LXDE is in modules folder and all 9.3 applications are re-installed into LXDE in doing savechanges. I really like Slax based on Debian 9. Samasobaz 2018-03-06 11:26 hi we have call center office here and planning to use slax in our office ( more or less around 250PC ) so i am trying to prepare quick installation script for auto installation.

While preparing script i just realized if there is a and if i am trying to boot slax from usb that time slax boot from usb but reading sb files from hdd. I mean when it says 'Looking for SLAX data in /slax' that time looking on hdd and reading from there. Is there any chance to fix this problem.?

Rafael Alcocer 2018-03-06 16:56 I started using Slax 9.3 about a week ago and made some changes, in order to save them I downloaded live scriptsI made all the changes and got a new system which I added to the HDD, however I will not run unless I put the Slax CDROM, I noticed that when it is building the system the /boot/syslinux configuration starts with thecorrect parameter but when the final files come out it changes the config file back to slax. Maybe a bug or am I doing something wrong. I fixed it but after the script runs.

William Chacon 2018-03-07 04:04 @ samasobaz I do not know if networking offers a solution, but what I have used is building a system with all desired applications and then using 'Image for Linux' offered by www.terabyteunlimited.com with a 30 day free trial so to make a (data only) image of the partition or drive saved onto a cd/dvd/usb whatever which I later used to install onto a larger size partition of another PC successfully with validation of image and installation. Then simply copy the image onto several USB sticks and proceed installing several PCs at a time. Clonezilla is second choice. Could also use Puppy linux and simply copy and paste Slax with all added modules/changes then run bootinst.bat in the slax boot folder (or as lucbertz grub2 install as above) @ Rafael Alcocer Rather than using live scripts, start clean with Slax 9.3 booted fresh mode then apt update && apt install synaptic gdebi pmount spacefm (applications to install ,deb and to mount rw usb media) etc then savechanges /06-name.sb which will make module at end of / system files then transfer to (reboot activating) slax/modules folder. Reboot in fresh mode again and test. May need to setup defaults on these applications or reinstall slax 9.3 applications in re-making this 06-name.sb tuned module.

Note that there is also a sb2dir and dir2sb /06-name.sb commands. Tiger Island 2018-03-12 00:29 I am an old user of slax and i have still a very old usb drive with an early slax version on it, it's nice to see that slax is still making progress and becomes better. I tried the new version but i encountered a tiny problem: slax doesn't detect left click so i can't work with my touchpad, only the right click works, i think i had the same problem with another linux ditro i tried few months ago and solved it this way: modprobe -r psmouse modprobe psmouse proto=imps But then, after the left click issue solved, scrolling was reverted when i want to scroll down it move up. William Chacon 2018-03-20 06:03 Many ways to install Slax onto a USB or HD drive. Either burn a CD or extract the ISO. I then used Puppy/other distro to copy/paste Slax files onto USB (fat32 or ext3,4) with mbr and using Pmanfm, clicked on bootinstall.bat chose execute in terminal which installed boot loader in mbr then rebooted into Slax. I had multiple partitions which required a mbr or gpt, but presume a clean f32 formated USB be OK.

@ pippo Slax install is around 300 mb the size of iso before adding programs. @ Tomas M I am not an expert, but just passing that there is a LxPup and other puppy distros that are UEFI boot having just a couple or so additional files in the same first level as 001-core.sb level. Example is FatDog64 distro. Be nice if Slax be home (folders) for syslinux, grub2 and grub2-efi so to boot either on older mbr pc and also new UEFI pc (with secure boot turned off is OK) then have syslinux as the default boot loader and fall back to Grub2 via the boot menu. This would enable a cross platform multiboot capability with a few extra boot files in Slax32 and Slax64. While also attracting additional Slax users.

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The main advantage is that by using USB drive you will be able to install Windows 7 or Windows 8 in just 15 minutes. You can also use this bootable USB drive on friend’s computer who doesn’t have a DVD optical drive. The method is very simple and you can use without any hassles. Needless to say that your motherboard should support USB Boot feature to make use of the bootable USB drive. And if your PC doesn’t support booting from USB, you can still install Windows from USB by following our. How to guide might also interest you.

Preparing Windows 7 bootable USB Requirements:. USB Flash Drive (Minimum 4GB).

Windows 7 or Windows 8 installation files. Follow the below steps to create bootable Windows 7/Windows 8 USB drive using which you can install Windows 7 or Windows 8 easily.

Procedure: Step 1: Plug-in your USB flash drive to USB port and move all the contents from USB drive to a safe location on your system. Step 2: Open Command Prompt with admin rights. Use any of the below methods to open Command Prompt with admin rights.Type cmd in Start menu search box and hit Ctrl+ Shift+ Enter.

Or.Go to Start menu All programs Accessories, right click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator. Step 3: You need to know about the USB drive a little bit. Type in the following commands in the command prompt: First type DISKPART and hit enter to see the below message. Next type LIST DISK command and note down the Disk number (ex: Disk 1) of your USB flash drive. In the below screenshot my Flash Drive Disk no is Disk 1. Step 4: Next type all the below commands one by one. Here I assume that your disk drive no is “ Disk 1”.If you have Disk 2 as your USB flash drive then use Disk 2.Refer the above step to confirm it.

So below are the commands you need to type and execute one by one: SELECT DISK 1 CLEAN CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SELECT PARTITION 1 ACTIVE FORMAT FS=NTFS Quick (In the above command, replace NTFS with FAT32 if your system supports UEFI) (Format process may take few seconds) ASSIGN EXIT Don’t close the command prompt as we need to execute one more command at the next step. Just minimize it.

Step 5: Next insert your Windows7/Windows 8 DVD into the optical drive and check the drive letter of the DVD drive. In this guide I will assume that your DVD drive letter is “D” and USB drive letter is “H” (open my computer to know about it). Step 6: Maximize the minimized Command Prompt in the 4th step.Type the following command now: D: CD BOOT and hit enter.Where “D” is your DVD drive letter. CD BOOT and hit enter to see the below message. Step 7: Type another command given below to update the USB drive with BOOTMGR compatible code. BOOTSECT.EXE /NT60 H: Where “H” is your USB drive letter. Once you enter the above command you will see the below message.

Step 8: Copy your Windows 7 or Windows 8 DVD contents to the USB flash drive. Step 9: Your USB drive is ready to boot and install Windows 7 or Windows 8.

Only thing you need to change the boot priority at the BIOS to USB from the HDD or CD ROM drive. I won’t explain it as it’s just the matter the changing the boot priority or enabling the USB boot option in the BIOS. Note: If you are not able to boot after following this guide means you haven’t set the BIOS priority to USB. If you got any problem in following this guide feel free to ask questions by leaving comment. Update on Jan 11, 2012: If you find this guide difficult to follow, please use the easy-to-use. This guide works 100% for Windows 8/8.1 as well.

Make sure you follow all steps correctly and launch the Command Prompt with admin rights (as given in the guide) to avoid errors. And, completely useless and irrelevant. This doesn’t tell you shit about how to install Win from a USB drive. If I’d been interested in how to MAKE such a drive, great! But, that’s not what it’s supposed to be. It’s supposed to be about HOW TO install. Which is where I’m having issues, and needed help.

And before you try that, yes, the boot priority is on the USB drive, with the HDD set third, behind even network boot. Why the hell did you make a wall of text that has NOTHING to do with actually installing? Talk about UTTERLY useless self-advertising. Clueless ass.

I created a bootable Win 7 Ultimate USB (Sandisk Cruzer) disk tonight. I followed your instructions to the letter & it worked. I didn’t go through the whole installation, just until before you have to format the C drive. My laptop is an Acer Aspire E1-431G V1.24.

UEFI: Insyde Corp. V1.24 if that helps. You need to set ‘USB HDD’ to boot first in the BIOS (there are similar options like FDD, DVD etc).

I think I’m home free for the full installation. Just waiting until I buy my new HD next week, Kingston Hyper-X SSD, before I reinstall. Also looking forward to trying out Win 10 using the same method, when they bring out the full version p.s.

My Windows 7 CD is very old & couldn’t be read by my DVD drive. I had to use a friends computer to copy the CD to (a different) USB drive, then copy that to the C drive on my computer. I just changed the relevant drive letters in the guide & it worked like a charm:-). ABHINAV says. Hello, i’ve been doing the diskpart thing for my USB disk for quite sometime now and i’ve been able to install windows 7 on dozens of machines. But just this morning i get the message: Windows Boot Manager?

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the?cause. To fix the problem: 1.

Insert your Windows Installation disc and restart your computer.?2. Choose your language settings and then click “Next”?3. Click “Repair your computer” If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer?manufacturer for assistance. File: Boot BCD?Status: 0xc000000 Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data. — My Windows 7 installation file is not an ISO and not in a DVD.

I just copied the files onto the USB disk. Can you help me with this please ASAP. Regarding to grendel54 says July 31, 2014 at 11:55 am I can do everything but when i get to Step 7: Type another command given below to update the USB drive with BOOTMGR compatible code. BOOTSECT.EXE /NT60 H: It says “Target volumes will be updated with BOOTMGR compatible bootcode. Could not map drive partitions to the associated volume device objects: Access is denied.”???

Answer: Go to Start menu All programs Accessories, right click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator. Then followed step 7 again, it will work. I have no problem creating a bootable USB using part disk and copying bootsect.exe but it still will not boot from start up. I have a iso and the original disk and am unable to perform a clean install. I have used the disk to perform a clean install previously and it worked like a charm, i do not have a optical drive otherwise i would just use that instead. If you have any suggestions as to where i could be going wrong?

I am trying to clean install win7 ultimate on a pc that had win 7 64 previously. NIBIN says. Reading the tutorials on creating a USB Win 7 repair drive, I thought you might want to add the following some where.

Concerning error code 0x80070057 and not being able to restore from a WindowsImageBackup. Most any USB drive method will work for Win 7 as long as you remove the USB flash drive just before the reimaging process starts. Let it find the image and click next. Then remove the flash drive. Once it is restored it will reboot. I downloaded a Win 7 iso from Digital River and used the Microsoft Windows 7 DVD Tool to make mine, but I tried many methods from tutorials and most work if you unplug them as I’ve described.

Any repair disk on a DVD will work as a source for needed files as well (You just need to get a decent tutorial online for making the USB bootable. Spearlow says. Someone here mentioned, that a quick format saves your data, deletes only the “mention” of it. Not to pick on anyone, but the difference between a quick and a full format is that when choosing full format, the disk will also be checked for bad sectors, and that is the main reason it takes so much longer than a quick format. All in all, USB keys don’t fail with bad sectors (they, welljust fail), so I really don’t see a reason to do a full format on it. Nevertheless, this tutorial is great.

I’ve used it every time when reinstalling windows. I only wonder why it wont stick to me.:) This goes to show, that you don’t need additional 3rd party apps all the time. admin says. Very useful guide. The created USB key will actually boot.

But Windows 7 installation wants to have some CD/DVD drivers to gain access to this USB key again. If the key was inserted to an USB2 port, I have to cancel the install, remove the key and insert it back again (to the same port or another USB2 port) and try to install once more. If the key was inserted to an USB3 port, I have to change it to an USB2.

Was there only me who run into this problem? Is there a way to embed some generic USB3 drivers to the source (now it is on a USB key), so that Windows Install will load them automatically? And I don’t need to change port anymore. What about if I don’t have one USB2 port?

Dude help me i don have a cd/dvd writer in my laptop. How can i do the below step: Step 5: Next insert your Windows7/Windows 8 DVD into the optical drive and check the drive letter of the DVD drive. In this guide I will assume that your DVD drive letter is “D” and USB drive letter is “H” (open my computer to know about it). Step 6: Maximize the minimized Command Prompt in the 4th step.Type the following command now: D: CD BOOT and hit enter.Where “D” is your DVD drive letter. CD BOOT and hit enter to see the below message. Step 7: Type another command given below to update the USB drive with BOOTMGR compatible code.

BOOTSECT.EXE /NT60 H: 14 Where “H” is your USB drive letter. Once you enter the above command you will see the below message. Step 8: Copy your Windows 7 or Windows 8 DVD contents to the USB flash drive. Please help me ASAP yar. Kinda stuck!!!:(;(. edu says.

Please, i have followed each step and i am sure i did not make any mistakes along the steps. When i got to Step 7: “Type another command given below to update the USB drive with BOOTMGR compatible code”. I typed BOOTSECT.EXE /NT60 G: where (G: represent my USB drive and F is my CD/DVD drive.) The error i got after type BOOTSECT.EXE /NT60 G: was (BOOTSECT.EXE was not recognized and a internal or external, operable program or batch file.

Please help as i think that is almost the finishing part of your tutorial here. I am running on windows 7 Ultimate, 32 bits. Thanks for reading and i hope u re gonna get back to me soonest. PANKAJ says.

I had small issue. It was: This version of D: boot bootsect.exe is not compatible with the version of Windows you’re running.

Check your computer’s system information to see whether you need a x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) version of the program, and then contact the software publisher. I tried to use 64bit windows bootcode from my 32bit windows, but got an error. But i fixed it easily. I simply used 32bit windows to create bootcode and then copied 64bit windows contents on my flashdrive. Other than that issue it worked like a charm. kasanagi says. Unfortunately this tutorial doesn’t work for me.

I followed the steps like explained and did all the commands in the Command Prompt right. But when I try to copy the files from the DVD drive to the USB, I keep getting the following message: “Invalid MS-Dos function.” and it’s about the “the bootsect.exe.mui file”. I also tried with Windows 7 USB/DVD tool, but that also didn’t worked out for me. It kept saying that the selected file was not a valid ISO. I tried with three different ISO files, all home premium 32 bit, and with all the same error. Is there perhaps someone who can help me? I would really appreciate it.

james says. So thanks for the useful guide and everything. Everything worked perfectly but I got to the point where in the end of the windows installation it told me to restart so I had to boot it from windows and not from the usb. And when I did, it said it will complete the installation. It was updating but I didn’t think it would work cause it needed the USB to finish that.

So it got me an error and asked me to re-do the installation. What do I do in this situation? Is there another way to do this. Thanks in advanced:) wesam. Harriz says. Please, i have followed each step and i am sure i did not make any mistakes along the steps. When i got to Step 7: “Type another command given below to update the USB drive with BOOTMGR compatible code”.

I typed BOOTSECT.EXE /NT60 G: where (G: represent my USB drive and F is my CD/DVD drive.) The error i got after type BOOTSECT.EXE /NT60 G: was (BOOTSECT.EXE was not recognized and a internal or external, operable program or batch file. Please help as i think that is almost the finishing part of your tutorial here. I am running on windows 7 Ultimate, 32 bits. Thanks for reading and i hope u re gonna get back to me soonest. Adam Saunders says. It sounds like you are trying to do this from Windows XP. Windows Vista or 7/8 would load diskpart in the same command prompt, as step 4/6 suggests.

I’ll go ahead with the assumption that you are using XP. If you get access denied, either: A) you have some antivirus software or anti-spyware software that is blocking access to the boot sector of the drive B) You have a virus or some spyware that is blocking access to the drive C) You haven’t loaded the command prompt with admin privileges. To rectify option C, Press Winkey + R, then type cmd, and tick the “Run as administrator” checkbox. Then proceed.

Thanks for the great tip and I could successfully make a bootable USB using 8G memory stick I had. I confirmed I could boot and install/recover on my Samsung ATIV 700T. Now, I want to save Recovery Image onto a USB stick (the file size is over 40G), so I bought a SanDisk 64G Extreme. I did not want to use two USB sticks, so I followed the step above and went through all steps without any errors like before, but the 64G drive is not recognized as a bootable drive. I tried on my desktop PC and the result is same. Tony. wez says.

Thank you for this article. Saved some time and money by not having to install a DVD drive or buy software for USB loaded with bad stuff. I wish i had seen this article before wasting time looking for software to do this – one to create ISO, one to mount to USB or one to do both or whatever. What software i needed was confusing. This article cleared all that up in a couple minutes. I researched a couple dozen free versions, trial versions, even paid versions and most of them are reported to have adware, spyware, malware, etc on them. I started to use one of my XP machines, the one that had a DVD drive, but soon found this guide doesn’t work on Windows XP.

I used my Win7 machine to create a bootable USB flash drive to put Win7 on it. I missed one little thing somewhere and had to start over. I installed Win7 from the USB drive on my other XP machine that did not have a DVD drive. Hey, So I completed all the steps and when I get to the end and do bootsect.exe /nt60 I: (I have several hard drives so my usb thumb drive im using is the I drive) and receive the message: Target volume will be updated with BOOTMGR compatible bootcode. Could not map drive partitions to the associated volume device objects: Access is denied.

Do you know why I’m being denied? Also for a tip, at the very end of the 4th step when you hit exit, this automatically closes the command prompt screen and takes you back to the first command prompt screen. So when you get to step 6, it confused me as this was already my current screen, I did not have to go back to any screen.

Thanks much, Chris. admin says. I tend not to drop a ton of remarks, however i did a few searching and wound up here Install Windows 7 From USB. And I actually do have a couple of questions for you if it’s allright. Is it simply me or does it look like some of these responses come across like they are coming from brain dead folks?:-P And, if you are writing on other online social sites, I would like to follow everything fresh you have to post.

Would you list of the complete urls of all your community pages like your twitter feed, Facebook page or linkedin profile?. Rayolaser says. Installing Windows 7 or Windows 8 on Lenovo x100e. The Lenovo notebook x100e doesn’t have a CD/DVD drive. Therefore you must install windows from a USB flash drive. Make a bootable USB using Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool which also works fine for Windows 8. I did have the issue that my usb flash drive as bootable but my Lenovo x100e didn’t boot from the usb flash drive.

Although I set it to “boot from usb” in the boot menu. ´ After some trying I found out that the bootable USB flash drive must be formatted in FAT32 not NTFS. When your USB flash drive is in FAT32 then installing Windows 8 from a bootable USB is piece of cake.

I hope that helps one or another!. admin says. This is an excellent guide, thank you so much! I think you should point out that this approach works around a major problem with the native Windows 7 USB Tool. The latter only works with USB drives identified as “removable”.

However, a lot of USB hard disks are identified as non-removable due to the Removable Media Bit (RMB) not beeing set correctly. Your approach however works for both removable and non-removable USB devices, therefore it succeeds where the native tools fails. Many thanks again! What the hell? All these years and I’ve had to go through some janky procedures to do this — some of which didn’t work.

Good job man! I’m writing this comment as an add-on or alternative to the main article here. The author of the article or anyone else can feel free to use anything in this comment. I don’t need credit for this comment, you may take it as free information. The author’s method for formatting the flash drive seems a bit complicated for the average user, mostly because of the heavy command prompt usage.

To format your drive just right click your flash drive in My Computer (or just Computer on Windows Vista or later) and go to “Format” instead of using DISKPART. The result will be the same. In fact, this entire article and be rewritten to use a single call to the command line, that command being: D: BOOT BOOTSECT.EXE /NT60 H: This is something that I’m sure many users would prefer to see, because graphical interfaces are much easier to use. Also, here is a very short summary for people using an ISO file instead of a DVD (some people might receive an ISO from their university, or purchase and download the ISO from Microsoft): 1) Get a flash drive and, if it isn’t already, format it to NTFS. NTFS is required for this to work, and you’ll probably need at least a 4 GB flash drive.

2) Open the contents of the Windows 7 or 8 ISO file and copy all files to your flash drive. PowerISO or Daemon Tools are two programs that can open an ISO.

3) Run the following command in Command Prompt, replacing both “H” letters with your flash drive’s letter: H: BOOT BOOTSECT.EXE /NT60 H: If you run into problems with the above steps, remember it’s just a summary and it assumes you’ve already read the main article. I’m posting it to both potentially help users with ISO files, and to help people see the basic steps required. Even if you use a DVD instead of an ISO file, the above summary might be helpful, since only my 2nd step talks about copying files from an ISO. admin says.

I’ve tried everything to install w7 on my desktop from my USB flash disk. It just doesn’t work.

So, I completed all the stepts. I go to bios and make sure the USB is the first boot option. Then I enter windows 7 setup.

I select language, time and date format and so on and it starts installing and at 70% in expanding windows files I get this error: ‘Windows cannot install required files. The file may be corrupt or missing. Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation. Error code: 0x80070570’.

I tried installing from the same usb stick on my laptop and it doesn’t work there either, but the dvd(the exact one I made the usb flash after) boot with no problem. Guess I’ll just have to get a dvd-rw and install normaly from a dvd:(.

admin says. @Admin Oh no sir, i am not trying to install windows 7 on my USB, what i am trying to do is, install windows 7 64bit from Usb to my Hard drive. I am currently running Windows 7 32 bit on my hard drive.

I also tried to use the software which is being given here to download from microsoft, after all the steps it all also stated that your USB was succesfully turned into a bootable flash USB, but when i try to boot it doesnt works, and when i try to run the setup from USB to install it on my hard disk, it does not let me do it. My current windows: Win 7 32 bit What i wanna do is: Install win 7 64 bit, from USb to my hard disk. Problem is: its not letting me, even after following all the steps. All the steps followed right with thorough confirmation: YES! Please help me. I hope i am clear to u know, for what the problem is, i can provide you a screen shot, if you desire. Ty.

admin says. Hello there, first of all thanks for the awesome guide:)i did everything u said step by step, i am currently running Win 7 32 bit, and i did the procedure you stated on a USB Flash drive, TO install Windows 7 x64 bit, everything worked like a charm, the only problem is, when i try to restart my computer, i am unable to boot from my usb flash drive. Even thought its been set to primary priority. My Mobo does supports, USE BOOT and still i am unable to do it, the name of my Mobo is ” Asus P7H55D-M Pro “. More Info: I downloaded a x64 bit win 7 from torrent which works, it was a ISO file, so i extracted it, and copied the files to my USB Flash drive, and i did copy all of my files as well. Can you help me with what could be the problem? Or a Solution:) Thanks.

gostf says. Worked great. Up to this point was trying to get an Acer Aspire One netbook to install a fresh version of Win7 (killing XP). It doesn’t have a internal CD, so using external Sony DVD drive.

Kept getting a DVD missing driver error with the install disk. Created the USB install per your directions (from the same DVD I was using to install from external) and it breezed right by that missing driver issue. One note – when it goes to restart the Windows installation after the fourth step, you need to remove the USB stick from the computer, else it will try to boot again from it and it looks like it wants to start the installation again. If it does that to you, just turn off the machine, pull the stick and re-start. Windows 7 install will pick up where it left off. Terrific, concise directions! Thanks more than I can say!.

admin says. This does work, but there are steps in here that are not needed and there is a method in which you can use any Windows OS. Here are the follwing commands, this 100% works and is alot easier. Insert flash drive. Run cmd as administrator In CMD type; DISKPART LIST DISK SELECT DISK X (X being the USB drive letter, seen in list disk command) CLEAN CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SELECT PARTITION 1 FORMAT FS=FAT32 QUICK ACTIVE EXIT your drive is now ready to use, simply copy the contents of your instalation media, or extract an iso file to the usb drive itself. make sure on the target pc you have USB drive as 1st boot device and this will work for any windows install. Hello, admin, ok my system has been running on 32-bit,Windows 7 Home Premium, 2gb RAM, which i want to upgrade to possibly 8gb, so based on my research 32-bit(MAX.3.5GB) doesn’t actually utilize all of ehm, this leaves me to upgrade to 64-bit, could i?

If possible, then do i need to separately install all the drivers & stuff by myself, or is it when i install the windows Ultimate 64, has all the drivers, except all the software of course that i need to install form scratch, i don’t know much about drivers,:(. admin says.

@Andy That error means something is trying to format the drive already. Either wait until it is done or reboot and try again. It also helps(is quicker) to use the command: FORMAT FS=NTFS QUICK That command does a quick format which takes significantly less time. @Sevs Decompress the iso file in a folder on your C Drive, so the directory will be C: Win7 (winrar will do this) and then instead of: cd boot bootsect.exe Run this:C: Win7 Boot bootsect.exe H:(where H: is your drive letter for the USB).

VIJAY says. Almost perfect guide. This works flawlessly, but all little boys and girls should be told that they are going to have driver instalation problems in very begining of w7 instalation if they use usb3 port instead usb 2. I had this gaind problem when i was using usb 3 port: A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD or USB flash drive, please insert it now. Note: If the Windows Installation media is in the Cd/DVD drive, you can safely remove it for this step” After i changed my usb stick to usb 3 port instalation works just fine.

=). JT says. THX for this clear list.I agree there are a lot of non working “manuals”on the net.I also tried the “Windows usb/dvd download tool” but it wont show my USB ext.hard disk in the drop down box. I have a question. I have a 1 TB USB ext. Disk connected to my PC, but I also have a 1 TB hard disk inside the PC I am working on.

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And I can’t tell which is which using disk part. Both look identical showing as 931 GB disks with no empty space. It might be a stupid question but I really cant find the answer. How do I identify(command)hard disks inside disk part? THX in advance. An oversight by Microsoft ensured that I can’t use a 64bit install DVD on a 32bit system without booting from the DVD.

Part of this oversight also prevented the DVDs from being able to boot AND their process for making a 64bit bootable flashdrive doesn’t work on a 32bit system. Your explanation for how to make a bootable flashdrive allowed my to use the 32bit bootsect.exe from the 32bit DVD to turn my nook into a bootable drive with the 64bit install software. My solution is jury-rig, but your explanation was a fine piece of work!. mcgoma says. I have the same problem as Daryl over me here, I used exit to get of the “Diskpart” part of the guide. Now my External drive dossn’t have an assigned letter, It dossn’t let me assign a letter and it dossn’t show up in “My computer” I used a program called “USBDeview” and I could see that the External drive was infact still connected, but diddn’t have an assigned drive letter nor could i assign one. My question here I guess is: “How do i “Recover” the drive and after doing that do i have to format it and all again?” Because that took 5-6 hours on my 500gb drive on this shitty pc, and would just seem like a waste of time.

Therefore if you cannot help me with this I’m off to go buy some fucking CD-R’s and do it the old way;). stephanie says. Thank you for this post. I tried to step 6, it is going to fine. When I reach step 7 and type BOOTSECT.EXE /NT60 I: in H: boot prompt It will be something wrong!

Please someone help me. Detail for Error message H: CD BOOT H: bootBOOTSECT.EXE /NT60 I: Target volumes will be updated with BOOTMGR compatible bootcode. Could not map drive partitions to the associated volume device objects: Access is denied. H: boot ————————————————— Note: H: is Windows 7 DVD drive and I: is USB drive ————————————————— Thank you!. Eonix90 says. Master, I have problems after doing these four parts. FORMAT FS = NTFS (Formats the process may take several seconds) at first it went well up to 20 per cent, after that it turned to 0 per cent to wait too long.

So I did re-from the first part, and it does not run again. So how to return the flash drive to the original as not doing the things above? Please, I hope the Master can help my problem. DISKPARTLIST DISK Disk###(Disk 2) Status(Online) Size(3819 MB) Free(0 B) DISKPARTSELECT DISK 2 Disk 2 is now the selected disk.

DISKPARTCLEAN DiskPark has encountered an error: The system cannot find the file specified. See the System Event Log for more information. Please Help:-(. CinCityNewKid says.

Hey guys, It also work fine with me,just a few tips that already said above. 1.open cmd in admin mode only,if dont ur access will be denied. 2.if you are running win 32 bit(x86) and wants to install a 64bit(x64)windows you will have a problem.you should find a win 32bit and try to update the USB drive with BOOTMGR compatible code with that dvd.after that you can put your win64bit files on USB and change the boot priority at the BIOS to USB from the HDD or CD ROM drive. Notice that you need to change this priority after copying win files into HDD to continue installing from HDD.

Filip says. WHEN I PUT THE CD IN MY DRIVE AND START A NEW PAGE OF CMD WITH ADMINISTRATOR THEN I PUT D: CD BOOT AND CD BOOT THEN BOOTSECT.EXE /NT60 E: FOR MY FLASH I GET A MESSAGE SAYING This version of D: bootsect.exe is not compatible with the version of Windows you’re running. Check your computer’s system information to see wheter you need x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) version of the program, and then contact the sofware publisher.

So i was guessing i need to do the setup of cmd from a x64 bit computer to make my flash drive get the info from cd x64 to the flash drive but im clueless now, since i dont think that matters since it didn’t read the disk yet, any suggestions? My thumb drive is undetectable now. Till step 4 every thing was good and when I inserted the dvd and followed the step 5.I encountered the below error. Included from the end of step 4 Leaving DiskPart C: Windows system32D: CD BOOT D: CD BOOT D: bootBOOTSECT.EXE /NT60 G: Target volumes will be updated with BOOTMGR compatible bootcode. Could not map drive G: to an associated volume device object. when I tested my thumb drive in Linux, it said it is an “Unmounted removable medium” any body know what to do to make my thumb drive working.

Srikanth Reddy says. TO – MADMAX, franz99, Doug, chrisNova777, and anyone else experiencing the BOOT 0xc000000e when trying to boot to the flash drive, I have firgured it out. I tried this with 3 different flash drives and every one of them gave me the EXACT same 0xc000000e message when trying to boot. C: bootsect.exe /nt60 x: /force That did it for all 3 drives. 1 Patriot drive, 1 PNY, and 1 Super Talent, 1 SanDisk, and 1 Kingston and they all worked just fine after using the “/force” command after /nt60 – I hope this helps all who encounter this problem. Tomasz says. Hi there thank you for the great guide, it worked well!!

ButI do face some weirdo problem here. I am installing Win7 64bits and the install will require a reboot. At the beginning usually we press any key to enter the windows setup but after the reboot it is not required. However by using pendrive as bootable driver the “press any key to continue” screen doesn’t appear anymore and it keep self entering the setup and stopped me from completing the setupanyone have clue on this problem?.

Muhammad arsalan says. Hi Well, it actually worked perfectly according to my Windows installation but in “damaged” my usb device in some kind. I usually use that one for having live Linux-Images handy, created by “UNIVERSAL-USB-INSTALLER” from pendrivelinux.com The thing now is, that it is not possible for me to get that working again. I think this is caused by the action of BOOTSECT.EXE Is there any possibility to undo the changes bootsect.exe has made? I’d be very glad, if you can help me.

I will also write a more detailed description if needed. Regards hringriin. Korea Song says. For anyone having problems with the initial setup starting again from scratch when the computer restarts, it isn’t necessary to remove the USB drive at any point. Simply monitor the installation process closely and when the computer restarts for the first time, re-enter BIOS immediately and change the boot device priority so that the (non-USB) hard drive is the first boot device. Save settings and exit BIOS.

This only needs to be done once and the rest of the installation will complete successfully, regardless of the number of restarts.