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Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:28 am
by KingMax
i need there a version of ubcd or do you now an other programm similar to that?
because i dont have a cd laptop only works with an USB stick ;)


Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:59 am
by Icecube
Extract the iso with 7zip, winrar or another program to c:\ubcd.

Open the command prompt.

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cd c:\ubcd\tools\ubcd2iso
Follow the instructions.

Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:55 am
by KingMax
thx for your fast answer..

i´ll try it right now..=)

Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 3:42 am
by KingMax
hm..i tried it..but it doesnt work..
i extractet the exe, then there was a iso, i extractet the iso to c:\ubcd
now everything is in the folder (for example tools,boot,custom,dosapps,...)

then i tried to open the command prompt and entered your code..but it didnt work..there was : "UBCD2USB not found"

so i tried to started the msdos-application ubcd2usb in the folder c:\ubcd\tools..but it didnt work again..pls help me..
sry for my bad english^^ :oops:

Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 6:20 am
by Icecube
I forgot that there was also an ubcd2iso dir before the ubcd2iso.bat

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cd c:\ubcd\tools\ubcd2usb
dir                               will list ubcd2iso.bat if everything is right
I updated my previous post.

Edit: I have changed ubcd2iso to ubcd2usb (2 time I make a fault) :( .

Posted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 3:04 am
by KingMax

sry i´m too stupid to do that..

can you please explain me in an easy way to explain what exatctly i have to write and where? sry but i am such a noob..

Posted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 3:42 am
by Icecube
Open the command prompt ("dos" window):
==> Go to "Start" ==> "Run as ..." ==> type 'cmd', press <Enter>
==> Got to "Start" ==> "All Programs" ==> "Accesorries" ==> "Command Prompt"
I don't use windows anymore so I am not completely sure that the names are correct.

Once you are at the command prompt, You have to change the directory to the folder where ubcd2usb is located. I suppose that you have extracted the iso to c:\ubcd.
For UBCD411:

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cd c:\ubcd\tools\ubcd2usb\
For UBCD500beta:

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cd c:\ubcd\tools\ubcd2usb\
To see which files are in the folder, use 'dir' (you don't have to use this command but it can be useful to know) (If you type help, you can get an explanation about every command available).

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dir should display 6 file. One of them is ubcd2usb (ubcd2usb.cmd or ubcd2usb.bat (I don't remember it very well).
Run "ubcd2usb":

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It will display the following:
UBCD2USB: Create a bootable UBCD memory stick

Usage: UBCD2USB (UBCD-path) (USB-drive) [-Y]

Params: -Y : No format-warning, no pause (for batch-mode)

Examples: UBCD2USB e: f: -y
(UBCD-CDROM in 'E:', USB-key in 'F:', no warning)

UBCD2USB d:\ubcd f:
(UBCD extracted in dir 'D:\ubcd', USB-key in 'F:')

Required: W2K/XP/W2K3/Vista and an (optionally extracted) UBCD
If you have extracted the ubcd iso to c:\ubcd, and your usb thumb drive letter is x: (see in explorer which drive letter your usb thumb drive has and change the x: in the following command with that letter).

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ubcd2usb c:\ubcd x:

Posted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 11:13 am
by KingMax
that was a very good explanation!

but..i cant boot with the says kernell not found or something like that..=(

Posted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 11:21 am
by Icecube
Download ubcd50 beta (see forum UBCD50).
It uses another way to partition the usb thumb drive. See if that helps.

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:58 pm
by Flaviss
Thanks Icecube. I was looking all over for directions on how to do this and between this thread and this one: viewtopic.php?t=1608&highlight=ubcd2usb from you I figured it out and created my usb key.

The directions on the main site are really lacking considering on the main site it sounds like you can just open the bat file from windows explorer and bam, it does it for you.

Speaking presumptively for anyone else who does not have the patience to comb through stuff like I did, it would be great if you combined these two posts and turned them into a 'how to create a UBCD on USB for dumbies' tutorial and had it stickied and linked to from the main page.

Thanks so much,


Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:11 am
by Icecube
UBCD is lacking documentation for the moment. It would be great if someone has time to write such tutorials.

The ubcd2usb.cmd in the last beta's of UBCD50 don't close directly when you open them. They give you instructions on what to do next.

Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:45 pm
by tech951
If you are using Windows Vista and receive a message saying USB drive not made bootable or missing ubcd2iso.cmd it means you have to launch the CMD as Administrator.