HOWTO: Integrate Partition Magic V8 into UBCD V4

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HOWTO: Integrate Partition Magic V8 into UBCD V4

#1 Post by Victor Chew » Thu Mar 22, 2007 4:55 am

Extract the content of UBCD to your harddisk. I am assuming the content of UBCD is in c:\ubcd.

Download pm8make.zip and extract to any folder.

Follow the instructions in "readme.txt" to create a bootable 2.88MB disk image called pm8.img from two 1.44MB Partition Magic V8 rescue disk images.

Move pm8.img to c:\ubcd\custom.

Edit "c:\ubcd\custom\custom.cfg" with a text editor:

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MENU INCLUDE /menus/defaults.cfg
LABEL back
  MENU LABEL ..
  KERNEL menu.c32
  APPEND /menus/main.cfg
LABEL pm8
  MENU LABEL Partition Magic V8.0
  KERNEL memdisk
  APPEND initrd=/custom/pm8.img
That's it! Create a customized UBCD image using "c:\ubcd\tools\ubcd2iso\ubcd2iso.bat" and you are ready to launch Partition Magic from "User-Defined Tools".
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I can't get this to work

#2 Post by Deaf Raiders » Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:14 am

I can't create a UBCD image part
Create a customized UBCD image using "c:\ubcd\tools\ubcd2iso\ubcd2iso.bat" and you are ready to launch Partition Magic from "User-Defined Tools".
I have done it exactly the same way as u guys did it i have a UBCD in my C:\Drive as UBCD40.iso which i downloaded from the main page.

Any ideas?

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#3 Post by Constance » Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:59 am

What do you mean by "I can't" ?
Do you get an error message when trying ? If so, what does it say ?
If not, what seems to be the problem ? Can't find some file ?
Did you extract the ISO ?
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#4 Post by Deaf Raiders » Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:10 am

I can't get the file when i use the 'ubcd2iso.bat' it does not produce the file for me. I did extract the UBCD40.iso but i still kept the C:\UBCD40.iso. I never got an error message will my UBCD.iso that was made from that be else where?
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#5 Post by Victor Chew » Fri Apr 06, 2007 2:36 am

How about posting the console output so that we can try to figure out what's wrong?

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#6 Post by Deaf Raiders » Fri Apr 06, 2007 9:59 am

console output what is that :?
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#7 Post by ExCon » Fri Apr 06, 2007 12:57 pm

Post the error message and any other interesting tidbits that appear on your screen.

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#8 Post by Deaf Raiders » Fri Apr 06, 2007 1:12 pm

As i said above there is no error message... i also used this tutorial for the PM8

http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/pm8.html

Is that correct i did edit the scn file and the BAT
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#9 Post by Victor Chew » Sat Apr 07, 2007 4:19 am

That is for an older version of UBCD.

Do you have UBCD V3.4 or V4?

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#10 Post by Deaf Raiders » Sat Apr 07, 2007 1:24 pm

i have v4.0
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#11 Post by Victor Chew » Sun Apr 08, 2007 4:20 am

Is that correct i did edit the scn file and the BAT
I don't get it. You should be following this HOWTO for V4.0, which does not mention scn files (which are V3.4 only), just cfg files.

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#12 Post by Deaf Raiders » Sun Apr 15, 2007 11:36 am

So what u saying is i shud jst follow this guide?? without editing the scn file?
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#13 Post by Victor Chew » Mon Apr 16, 2007 5:49 am

Yes.

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#14 Post by brainchylde » Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:32 am

I get the following error when trying to re-create the custom image.
C:\UBCD\TOOLS\UBCD2ISO>UBCD2ISO C:\UBCD C:\UBCD40.ISO
UBCD2ISO: Creating bootable UBCD ISO image ...
Warning: creating filesystem that does not conform to ISO-9660.
Warning: creating filesystem with (nonstandard) Joliet extensions
but without (standard) Rock Ridge extensions.
It is highly recommended to add Rock Ridge
Using BOOT000.CAT for /BOOT.CAT (boot.catalog)
mkisofs: Uh oh, I cant find the boot image 'isolinux/isolinux.bin' !

(ERROR) 'mkisofs.exe' failed

Press any key to continue . . .
I have checked myself and isolinux.bin *IS* there. :-/

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#15 Post by Deaf Raiders » Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:47 am

Image

Heres what i get when i run the from the other Parition (want to keep C:\ clean)D:\UBCD\TOOLS\UBCD2ISO\UBCD2ISO.BAT

Why is this not working i try to boot the CD from rebooting my PC it never boots up the CD. and everytime press a buttom Boot from CD/DVD: at start up in does nothing. Also Everytime i click on the CD Drive that CD is in it is under E:\ it displays the icon and saids this:

Image

I had to use Ashampoo to burn the CD as UBCD2ISO won't burn it so i made an ISO in Ashampoo Burning Studio 6 and burn it from there
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#16 Post by brainchylde » Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:03 am

You need to actually type

"UBCD2ISO D:\UBCD B:"

Where you change B: to the letter of your USB stick.

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#17 Post by Deaf Raiders » Mon Apr 16, 2007 2:06 pm

brainchylde wrote:You need to actually type

"UBCD2ISO D:\UBCD B:"

Where you change B: to the letter of your USB stick.
Where do i type that i can't type in it i have to press a key to continue
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#18 Post by Victor Chew » Tue Apr 17, 2007 4:18 am

Check out this thread.

Basically, the app you used to extract the content of the ISO image made everything uppercase, but mkisofs is case-sensitive.

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#19 Post by Deaf Raiders » Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:13 pm

2 days and still not working is it suppose to extract it back to C:\ubcd40.iso when using c:\tools\ubcd2iso\ubcd2iso.bat?

I think am asking u that because i looked at the bat file it is saids (See bold)

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@echo off

rem * Create a bootable UBCD ISO image
rem *
rem * Ultimate Boot CD (UBCD): http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/
rem * syslinux: http://syslinux.zytor.com/

@echo on
@if "%debug%"=="" echo off

if "%1"==":" if not "%2"=="" goto %2

if "%1"=="" goto _help
if "%2"=="" goto _help

echo UBCD2ISO: Creating bootable UBCD ISO image ...

if not exist mkisofs.exe                %0 : _error Missing file 'mkisofs.exe'
if not exist "%1\isolinux\isolinux.bin" %0 : _error Missing file '%1\isolinux\ISOLINUX.BIN'
if not exist wait.com                   %0 : _error Missing file 'wait.com'

pushd "%1"
%~p0\mkisofs.exe -N -J -joliet-long -D -V "UBCD40" -o "%2" -b "isolinux/ISOLINUX.BIN" -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table .
popd
if errorlevel 0 goto _success
%0 : _error 'mkisofs.exe' failed

:_success
echo UBCD2ISO: Bootable UBCD ISO image has been created
echo.
wait 3
if not "%3"=="-Y" if not "%3"=="-y" pause
goto _end

:_help
echo.
echo UBCD2ISO: Create bootable UBCD ISO image
echo.
echo Params:   -Y : No pause (for batch-mode)
echo.
echo Usage:    UBCD2ISO (UBCD-path) (output-image) [params]
echo.
echo Example:  UBCD2ISO c:\ubcd c:\ubcd40.iso
echo           ([b]UBCD extracted in dir 'c:\ubcd', ISO image written to 'c:\ubcd40.iso[/b]')
echo.
echo Required: W2K/XP/W2K3 and UBCD extracted to local storage
echo.
pause
goto _end

:_error
shift
shift
echo.
echo (ERROR) %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8
echo.
pause
goto _end

:_end
Well so far i have tried made 'isolinux.bin' in uppercase but the folder 'c:\isolinux' in lower case but thats they way i have done it and all the rest is in uppercase apart from 'c:\ubcd\custom' folder

can't find out what the problem is here i am using isobuster is there anyway extract 'c:\uncd40.iso' output lowercase?
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#20 Post by Victor Chew » Thu Apr 19, 2007 5:15 am

can't find out what the problem is here i am using isobuster is there anyway extract 'c:\uncd40.iso' output lowercase?
When using isobuster to extract, make sure you select the Joliet icon (blue marked by ">>>") instead of the ISO icon (red marked by "ISO").

Then select all the files/folders in the right window (should be all lowercase) and drag-and-drop them to the target folder in Windows Explorer.

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