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How to add windows setup/recovery console to UBCDv4

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 1:08 pm
by henryjfry
Again I was unable to find out how to do this with the documentation on this website but was eventually able to stumble across the solution.

1. Extract the ubcd files from the iso
2. Copy all the files from i386 off your xp setup cd into the root of the ubcd (ie /ubcd/i386)
(If you just want a bootable recovery console I downloaded one some time ago as an iso with just the files required to run it, it is less than 10mb total. Unfortunately I have no idea now where i got it then.)
3. Get Bart's Bart's wxp10.zip: http://www.nu2.nu/download.php?sFile=wxp10.zip
4. From wxp10.zip copy w2ksect.bin win51 and win51ip to the root of ubcd
5. Go into i386 and delete bootfix.bin (unless you want to hit any key to boot from cd)
6. If for some reason you want more than one xp version on a disc rename i386 and then take a hex editor and replace any occurance of i386 in /w2ksect.bin and /i386/SETUPLDR.BIN with whatever you are naming your folder (probably a good idea to keep it short) this works fine with the recovery console only but i have no idea what additional settings would be required for a full xp install
7. In /custom/custom.cfg add the entry for winxp recovery console

LABEL recovery
MENU LABEL XP Recovery Console
KERNEL /w2ksect.bin
APPEND

Job done.

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 4:26 pm
by Scott Cooper
Links to Recovery.iso. Is this the ISO you're referring to?

Recovery Console

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 4:33 am
by bgtopsy

XP Recovery console

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:58 am
by albatros
Hi, thx for the link, I have dwlded it and integrated it with UBCD, but it seems that this one is for Home edition, do you know where we can probably dwld a Pro version one.

I have been using Bart's pro bin file, and I guess it's from the rc.iso that I am getting this Home message console. I will try Bart's home bin and will let you know of the results.

Cheers.

Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 7:09 pm
by Scott Cooper
Off the top of my head I can't think of any reason why you'd need the Pro in the Recovery Console.

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 4:40 pm
by Scott Cooper
Using the ISO from MHarding, I was able to get this to work in UBCD3.4.4 by using "bcdw boot" on the file /i386/SETUPLDR.BIN rather than needing w2ksect.bin on the root of the CD. WIN51IC and WIN51 are still needed on the root of the CD or you won't be able to get to the console.

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 7:44 am
by locutus2000
I have been following this tutorial but on my USB stick with ultimate boot cd on it. Now when I try to start XP it just gives the message:

CDBOOT: Couldn't find NTLDR

Is there something I can do about this?

Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 5:35 am
by heretiix
locutus2000 wrote:I have been following this tutorial but on my USB stick with ultimate boot cd on it. Now when I try to start XP it just gives the message:

CDBOOT: Couldn't find NTLDR

Is there something I can do about this?


Hi,

use option -N to mkisofs for cancel this message.

My command line under my linux is:

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mkisofs -input-charset utf-8 -b  isolinux/isolinux.bin  -o madubcd.iso -no-emul-boot  -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table -r -l -L -N  ubcd


That work fine !!!!

Help with setting up recovery console

Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 6:22 am
by joelm
Followed all directions and I get this error when I try the recovery console:
cannot boot to cd: code 4

Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 9:02 pm
by crunch
Hi all it's my first time here and I noticed this topic is over a year old. Just want to ask if this is about making a selection if you want to do a fresh install winxp or you can select the utilities and check the pc for problem then fix it? Sorry for my bad english and my ignorance. :oops: Thank you very much.

Windows Recovery Console Problem

Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:38 am
by shanike81
I followed henryjfry's instruction and I tested. But Windows Setup got the following error message. It is as follows.
"Please, insert the disk labeled Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 CD into Drive A: *Press ENTER when ready."
I inserted Windows XP Pro SP2 CD into drive. But Windows Setup won't continue to booting up Windows Recovery Console. Please, give your advice. Thanks.

Re: How to add windows setup/recovery console to UBCDv4

Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:35 am
by Scott Cooper
henryjfry wrote:4. From wxp10.zip copy w2ksect.bin win51 and win51ip to the root of ubcd
5. Go into i386 and delete bootfix.bin (unless you want to hit any key to boot from cd)


I'm not sure if you need the WXP files root files on the root of the CD, or if the W2K ones will work, or if there are more files needed for XP SP3, but that would be my first guess.

Yes....I did....

Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:45 am
by shanike81
I followed henryjfry's instruction, but it was a failure to boot up Windows Recovery Console.
I won't use XP SP3. Just I use XP SP2. But Windows Setup requires to insert Windows XP Professional SP2 CD to drive. I don't understand why the Windows Setup requires CD.

Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:44 am
by VinZz
heretiix wrote:
locutus2000 wrote:I have been following this tutorial but on my USB stick with ultimate boot cd on it. Now when I try to start XP it just gives the message:

CDBOOT: Couldn't find NTLDR

Is there something I can do about this?


Hi,

use option -N to mkisofs for cancel this message.

My command line under my linux is:

Code: Select all

mkisofs -input-charset utf-8 -b  isolinux/isolinux.bin  -o madubcd.iso -no-emul-boot  -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table -r -l -L -N  ubcd


That work fine !!!!


Hello, I have the same problem.
I have try to do that :

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LABEL xp_recovery
   MENU LABEL XP Recovery Console
   KERNEL /w2ksect.bin
   APPEND mkisofs -input-charset utf-8 -b  isolinux/isolinux.bin  -o madubcd.iso -no-emul-boot  -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table -r -l -L -N  ubcd

but it doesn't work.

Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:57 am
by Scott Cooper
VinZz, I believe he is referring to editing ubcd2iso.bat to change the mkisofs switches, not the menu system.

Windows Setup

Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:52 am
by shanike81
I tried to boot up Windows Recovery Console from UBCD.
But I got the following error messages.
"Windows Setup
Please, insert the disk labeled Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 CD into drive A:
* Press ENTER when ready
ENTER=Continue F3=Exit"
Please, give me your advice. Thank you in advance.

Hello~~

Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:03 pm
by shanike81
I finally solved Windows Recovery Console problem. Thank you for your kind help. But I am not sure Windows Recovery Console will be perfect for troubleshooting....I didn't try to use with CD for troubleshooting. Let me do it....Thanks.

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 4:08 am
by VinZz
Scott Cooper wrote:VinZz, I believe he is referring to editing ubcd2iso.bat to change the mkisofs switches, not the menu system.


Ok. But it was fot the CD version.
What about USB stick version ?

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 4:21 pm
by Scott Cooper
ubcd2usb.bat would make your flash drive bootable, but it being that it does not involve mkisofs I am not sure how (or even if) you would need to edit it to proceed.

worked for me

Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:27 am
by darelphilip
i tried henryjfry's method and it worked perfectly for me.i'm easily able to start xp installation process from UBCD :D :D