Author Topic: Boot from USB_pendrive_load USB2.0 support  (Read 13700 times)

demontager

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Boot from USB_pendrive_load USB2.0 support
« on: September 23, 2009, 12:39:35 PM »
Help me to understand where is my problem in that issue:
I trying to load USB2.0 support via Plop to speed up loading WinXP.iso to memory in order to install it to hard drive, but can't do that. My menu.lst include for Plop
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title PLoP Boot Manager
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/plpbt.bin
And for WinXP.iso
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title Loading XP RAM install - /Inst/XP_RAM.ISO
ls /Inst/XP_RAM.ISO || find --set-root /Inst/XP_RAM.ISO
map --mem /Inst/XP_INST.IMA (fd0)
map --mem /Inst/XP_RAM.ISO (0xFF)
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
map --hook
chainloader (0xFF)/I386/SETUPLDR.BIN
First I choose PLoP Boot Manager it opens menu and i choose "USB", then it returns me to grub4dos menu, then choose  Loading XP RAM install - /Inst/XP_RAM.ISO, and after some time receive error:
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Error 21: Selected disc does not Exist
Press any key to continue..
If i do not use Plop, WinXP.iso loads to memory after 10 minutes and startup process starts.

maanu

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Re: Boot from USB_pendrive_load USB2.0 support
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2009, 17:22:36 PM »
there are may be 2 reasons .

1. unknown reason that only Elmar can explain , when we load it using grub4dos and try loading a iso either straight or in memory , it just goes blank . i mean screen goes blank and remain so unless we restart .

2. usb becomes read only when plop takes over.

demontager

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Re: Boot from USB_pendrive_load USB2.0 support
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2009, 22:10:28 PM »
And who is Elmar? USB pendrive become read only?

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Re: Boot from USB_pendrive_load USB2.0 support
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2009, 23:05:11 PM »
Elmar is me, i am the developer of the PLoP Boot Manager.

Error 21: Selected disc does not Exist

it looks like there is something wrong with the grub configuration. the usb drive became the first harddisk (hd0) when the usb driver is loaded.

demontager

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Re: Boot from USB_pendrive_load USB2.0 support
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2009, 01:47:00 AM »
Oops, sorry that not familiar with developer.  :) Ok. I'll try another grub4dos installation, because i found at least 3 different GUIs for its installing, or maybe  can I use Linux Grub? I think all options should be same as for grub4dos. Actualy my OS is Linux, and Windows I just run in Virtual Box only.  My main goal is create one bootable USB pendrive with at leas of 5 systems on it-Windows7, WindowsXP, Hiren, and some Linux systems.

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Re: Boot from USB_pendrive_load USB2.0 support
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2009, 13:04:09 PM »
try this grub gui. i had no problems with it as i tested usb booting with windows xp one year ago.

info about virtualbox:
the current boot manager usb drivers are not working correct with virtualbox.

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Re: Boot from USB_pendrive_load USB2.0 support
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2009, 16:23:10 PM »
I put the lasest PLoP Boot Manager v5.0.4 released to my fba that made by fbinst,and tested by thousand peplole, it works more better than v5.0.3 vision,but it also can,t work on some motherbord,like this:
1、http://bbs.wuyou.com/viewthread.php?tid=142426&page=95#pid1803178
2、http://bbs.wuyou.com/viewthread.php?tid=142426&page=92#pid1798970
3、http://bbs.wuyou.com/viewthread.php?tid=142426&page=85#pid1792696
and more ...
best wishes
your chinese friend gzk101

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Re: Boot from USB_pendrive_load USB2.0 support
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2009, 17:39:02 PM »
@gzk101:
can you give me the names of a few motherboards that does not work?

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Re: Boot from USB_pendrive_load USB2.0 support
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2009, 06:27:56 AM »
Note to Elmar: VirtualBox OSE (Open Source Edition) will not work at all with usb because they took usb support out of the OSE edition - they are included though if you buy the fully paid version of VirtualBox.

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Re: Boot from USB_pendrive_load USB2.0 support
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2009, 19:31:40 PM »
@gzk101:
can you give me the names of a few motherboards that does not work?
can you offer a simple scrip that can install  on harddisk,then i can to strive for more people to test it.

i know how to install plpbt.bin to harddisk,edit boot.ini,and boot from it,but the most peple can't do it,so i hope you can offer a fool scrip for than to install.

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Re: Boot from USB_pendrive_load USB2.0 support
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2009, 19:37:20 PM »
i thought you have some boards by hand because of your post
but it also can,t work on some motherbord,like this:

demontager

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Re: Boot from USB_pendrive_load USB2.0 support
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2009, 09:39:54 AM »
gzk101:
Sorry, but it is very hard to read Chinese forum even with goggle translator,  do you have any adapted English manuals and videos for it?
Elmar:
I'll try your grub and will post my results here soon , still little bit bothered with my job.
And actually about Virtual Box, I meant I didn't use it for testing Plop USB2.0 support, all my testing with Plop i do on real hardware. I do it on Gateway laptop, and it has 2 hard drives inside, so that is confusing Plop, something wrong with mapping I think.