Integrating ISO Hiren's boot CD into fog
The default file looks fine to me. No stand out issues shown.
If you can “pxe boot” hirens and have it load into memory but then not load when you go to the files you have one of 2 problems.
#1. An .iso that doesn’t like this version of memdisk
#2. A version of memdisk that doesn’t like this .iso
I’ve had issues with this package in the past not working, and trying a different .iso version resolved it for me. I suggest that you try a different .iso first and see if this works for you (considering the dell diags work fine).
You can also customize the Hirens disk now, and strip some features out + add more. So it does give you some additional functionality if you choose to go that route.
I have given up on Hirens due to the copyright issues and moved over to UBCD for most of my stuff. Let me know if you have any other questions.
Also your ram settings are good, so no need to change anything there
I’ve been successful booting iso’s from the FOG menu. And can give you some pointers.
[B]kernel fog/Hirens88/memdisk [/B]
[B]append iso initrd=fog/Hirens88/USHiren88.iso raw[/B]
[B]MENU LABEL US Patched Hiren’s Boot CD V8.8[/B]
is currently what you have. Did you move a copy of memdisk into your Hirens88 folder? What I normally do is just point it to the default memdisk that’s created when you install FOG. Or you could also go out and download the newest version. However, I would try taking the raw out of the second line. It’s not really needed now unless it doesn’t boot without it. The iso’s i’ve ran don’t need the raw at the end of the append. I can also tell you that more than likely, your XP recovery console is getting the BSOD due to the fact that there aren’t the correct SATA drivers being loaded. You’ll need to make a custom disk with a program like this, [url]http://www.nliteos.com/nlite.html[/url], and include the SATA drivers for your machines in order for that to work. Hope this helps.[B][/B]
Sorry, I have tried to follow this and I can’t get it working.
any extra hints please…
I found something that said you can’t append a initrd to a memdisk…
First I would go here and download the latest syslinux file, [url]https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/boot/syslinux/[/url]
Once you open the archive, copy the memdisk file to /fog/images/memdisk where the original file sits on the fog server. Below is an example of my home config file for using ubcd. This file (for Ubuntu) is located at /tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg/default.
LABEL Ultimate Boot CD 5.1.1
append iso initrd=/fog/images/ubcd511.iso
MENU LABEL Ultimate Boot CD 5.1.1
Lots o’ tools
Isn’t possible use the extracted files and not the iso?
i’m sure it’s possible at some level, but not really wanted or needed. The best bet it to simply use the single .iso and have it be loaded into memory.
I have no interest in download between 500MB and 2GB into memory, when I only need to download ex.30MB the specified software (Partition Magic).
In last days I try to run HirensBoot without .iso file (resume… files extracted)
An I can put shows and surf on hiren menus, but can’t push the files yet wowow
I’ve seen the solution far way ! hehehehe
I didn’t know what fog was. It seems interesting.
But I think that I have something to say about booting Hiren’s Boot CD from its iso.
I’ve tried several versions of Hiren’s Boot CD, and in all of them, even the last one, Hiren’s menu doesn’t start when booting from the iso file.
I managed to find a solution.
First, I use Grub as boot manager in order to select which iso to boot.
This is the Hiren’s entry in menu.lst:
title Hiren’s.BootCD 15
find --set-root /Hiren’s.BootCD.15.1.iso
map /Hiren’s.BootCD.15.1.iso (hd32)
Booting Hiren’s in this way, and selecting Mini Windows XP, doesn’t load Hiren’s menu.
This is how I solved this problem:
1- Open a Windows Explorer window and navigate to Control Panel in the left panel.
2- In the Explorer’s right panel, double click on ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver.
3- Click the bottom left button, “Mount new”, navigate to select Hiren’s iso, and mount it.
4- Open a DOS Command Prompt window (it opens by default at Hiren’s system32 directory, X:\I386\System32, so there is no need to change dir), type in “startup” (without quotes) and hit [Enter], in order to run startup.cmd.
If it works, spread it wide.
This discussion is about booting hirens over the network, russed, I think you’re talking about something else.
[quote=“pjcard, post: 8665, member: 2528”]This discussion is about booting hirens over the network, russed, I think you’re talking about something else.[/quote]
Maybe you’re right, but as I stated at the start of my post, I had something to say about booting Hiren’s boot CD from it’s ISO image file and running its menus and programs.
I only had the hope that this can be useful for someone.