USB script

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area51
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USB script

#1 Post by area51 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:28 am

Hello,

First, I want to express how much I appreciate the Ultimate Boot CD! It has helped me bring a number of machines back to life.

Secondly, my ego wants me to say that I am very good at what I do. I know how to run batch files and script from a command prompt. However, I am stumped.

I am looking forward to been able to use the Ultimate Boot resources from a USB stick. I sometimes run across situations where I can't boot from the hard drive or the optical drive.

I have tried very hard to get the Ultimate Boot onto a USB stick. I ran the script. I updated to v5. I tried everything I have seen in the forum. I tried different ways of naming the file path (spaces/no spaces, caps/no caps, etc.) but I must not be doing it correctly.

There are a few posts here in the forum regarding this topic and they seem to give fairly straightforward suggestions. But, alas, I have not been able to get Ultimate Boot onto a USB stick.

I would greatly appreciate help with this.

Using: Windows XP Pro/Scandisk cruzer USB stick

Thank you.

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#2 Post by Icecube » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:17 pm

Do you have a working floppy drive (and floppy) on that PC.
If yes, try PLoP bootmanager to boot your USB stick.
http://www.plop.at/en/bootmanager.html

Which options do you see in the BIOS for USB?
USB-floppy, USB-HDD, USB-ZIP?
Download Ultimate Boot CD v5.0: http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/download.html
Use Parted Magic for handling all partitioning task: http://partedmagic.com/

area51
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Not a boot issue

#3 Post by area51 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:41 pm

Hello,

Thanks for responding. I need to clarify. I am not having a boot issue. I am having difficulty getting Ultimate Boot onto a USB stick. I followed the instructions. When I run the batch file with the file path examples shown, I get an error message saying it's not a valid command.

I found a couple of similar entries in the forum and I tried the suggested solution(s)- i.e. experimenting with the file path. Someone posted their USB stick didn't like certain spaces in the file path, etc.

I see in the V5 forum someone posting that maybe the batch file has some errors? I am just trying to figure out if I am not doing it correctly or if maybe there is a known issue?

Anyhow, I am just trying to get it functional on a USB stick. I use the UBCD all the time and it is very useful. Being able to boot from a USB stick and use all the resources would come in handy.

Thanks.

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#4 Post by Icecube » Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:35 pm

You might need to run the script with Administrator rights.

If it doesn't work, you can try the following:

- Extract the UBCD50RC1 ISO to your USB stick (with 7zip).
- Open a command prompt window with administrator rights:
- Go to the \ubcd\tools\ubcd2usb directory and drag and drop syslinux.exe to the command prompt window.
- Complete the command line so it looks similar to this (replace X: with the drive letter for your USB stick):

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syslinux.exe -ma -d /boot/syslinux X:


Edit: corrected typo
Last edited by Icecube on Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:07 am, edited 1 time in total.
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USB script

#5 Post by area51 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:10 pm

Thank you again for the prompt reply. This looks like exactly what I need. I will not be able to try it till tomorrow. I will post again and let you know how it turns out.

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#6 Post by StopSpazzing » Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:37 pm

Icecube wrote:You might need to run the script with Administrator rights.

If it doesn't work, you can try the following:

- Extract the UBCD80RC1 ISO to your USB stick (with 7zip).
- Open a command prompt window with administrator rights:
- Go to the \ubcd\tools\ubcd2usb directory and drag and drop syslinux.exe to the command prompt window.
- Complete the command line so it looks similar to this (replace X: with the drive letter for your USB stick):

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syslinux.exe -ma -d /boot/syslinux X:


UBCD80RC1...dont you mean UBCD50RC1

;)

Btw, thats another great idea...I'll have add this as an alternative way, to install UBCD to a USB Flash Drive, to UBCD wiki when I get that page going.
~Just StopSpazzing~

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