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Easy MultiBoot USB--put Easy2Boot on Linux

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Re: Easy MultiBoot USB--put Easy2Boot on Linux

#21 Postby Richard » Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:53 am

There was an option to format it as ntfs so it could support images larger than 4GB, so I chose NTFS as the file system.
Have to check that out. My version said ntfs might work, so I kept on using FAT32. Time to go look for a newer version. That sounds interesting for my 7 GB MX snapshot.
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Re: Easy MultiBoot USB--put Easy2Boot on Linux

#22 Postby asqwerth » Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:32 pm

Richard wrote:
There was an option to format it as ntfs so it could support images larger than 4GB, so I chose NTFS as the file system.
Have to check that out. My version said ntfs might work, so I kept on using FAT32. Time to go look for a newer version. That sounds interesting for my 7 GB MX snapshot.


Certainly sounds like a helpful option.

I couldn't copy the OpenSUSE Leap full image onto the easy2Boot stick because it was bigger than 4GB, so I burnt it onto DVD. On the other hand, not many images are that large and I still have lots of blank DVDs to use up. :happy:
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Re: Easy MultiBoot USB--put Easy2Boot on Linux

#23 Postby Richard » Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:23 am

Well, the ntfs idea didn't work for me. :(
Like you, asqwerth, OpenSUSE still needs dd.
First time it happened to me I thought the USB was bad. :bagoverhead:

I've dd'd up to about 7.4 or so on an 8 GB USB stick.
Keep one 8 GB for my MX backup snapshot,
and another for Easy2boot with SysRecd, Rescatux, and some ISOs.
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Re: Easy MultiBoot USB--put Easy2Boot on Linux

#24 Postby uncle mark » Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:52 pm

asqwerth wrote:I couldn't copy the OpenSUSE Leap full image onto the easy2Boot stick because it was bigger than 4GB, so I burnt it onto DVD.


Something doesn't jibe. DVDs are 4G.
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Re: Easy MultiBoot USB--put Easy2Boot on Linux

#25 Postby Richard » Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:49 pm

OpenSUSE will fit on a DVD, but is just too large for Unetbootin.
The problem seems to be the FAT32 size limitation.
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Re: Easy MultiBoot USB--put Easy2Boot on Linux

#26 Postby lucky9 » Sat Apr 16, 2016 12:48 pm

I've forgotten how big the .iso image was (+2GB I think), but it easily fit on a DVD-R.
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Re: Easy MultiBoot USB--put Easy2Boot on Linux

#27 Postby asqwerth » Sat Apr 16, 2016 1:02 pm

Maybe it was less than 4GB. I can't really recall but that size keeps sticking in my brain.

I just know it can fit on DVD but is too large to be copied onto a FAT32-formatted USB stick.

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Hang on, it is larger than 4GB! Not sure how, but it definitely fitted onto DVD+RW

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Re: Easy MultiBoot USB--put Easy2Boot on Linux

#28 Postby uncle mark » Sat Apr 16, 2016 6:59 pm

asqwerth wrote:Hang on, it is larger than 4GB! Not sure how, but it definitely fitted onto DVD+RW

Screenshot-opensuse-size.png


I was wrong. DVDs are ~4.7G, so yes that would squeeze in.
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Re: Easy MultiBoot USB--put Easy2Boot on Linux

#29 Postby Richard » Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:17 am

Waking up this old thread, with new news.

The version http://files.easy2boot.com/200001688-ee ... .79DPMS.7z did not work for me on MX-15,
going back to the version http://files.easy2boot.com/200001688-ee ... .76DPMS.7z did.

There is now a version http://files.easy2boot.com/200001688-ee ... .80DPMS.7z which I plan to test.
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Re: Easy MultiBoot USB--put Easy2Boot on Linux

#30 Postby SteveSi » Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:50 am

The MX-15 386 boots OK as an ISO on E2B on both USB Fixed and Removable devices
BUT
The x64 version does not seem to detect UASP USB HDD devices and so does not boot if your E2B drive is a USB Fixed disk device in a UASP enclosure (whether connected to a USB 3 or USB 2 port).

MX-15.01_386.iso (MD5 BA446B7B407317222AA2382F13D0951F) WORKS
MX-15_x64.iso (MD5 31A7AB75779E06C76CC3CB9710C0C693) ONLY WORKS ON non-UASP USB DRIVE!

If I boot from the x64 ISO under VBox (where the USB HDD appears as a SATA HDD), and use the from=hd cheat code, then it does boot OK.

Seems to be a bug in the x64 USB boot code/scripts???
P.S. May version has same issue. Fixed in July 2016 MX-15 build.
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