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[How To] Create bootable USB with BOOT-132 loader


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Don't tell me that, I had the solution under my nose all the time :thumbsup_anim:

I use that with my Dell Lappy :rolleyes:

I'll try it when I back to home :poster_oops:

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Don't tell me that, I had the solution under my nose all the time :P

I use that with my Dell Lappy :o

I'll try it when I back to home :D


:jerry: Calm down sweet.

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Also I will try the mod to the ACPIPlatform...

PROMPT 0
TIMEOUT 90
DEFAULT /mboot.c32 /boot --- /initrd.img
APPEND biosdev=81


And if I want to boot from USB drive I just count the number of drives and asign it?

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And if I want to boot from USB drive I just count the number of drives and asign it?


That's what I did ... the USB was my Drive 1 = 80, my Drive 2 = 81, etc.

Work for all four drives.

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I have 4 sata drives, does the USB should be the 5th one?

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Me too ... 2 XP drives and 2 OSX drives

My board only recognizes the first HD, and the DVD and floppy drives as boot devices. In my BIOS I specified my USB drive the first drive and my other HDDs as Drives 2, 3, etc.

The board boots with the USB stick (first drive = 80). When syslinux is finished, I press ESC and then depending on what I want to boot (XP or OSX), I type 81, 82, etc.

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Thanks for the link :) , I read it two days ago, and yesterday when I try to fix the shudown/restart issue I couldn't find it -_-

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CODE
PROMPT 0
TIMEOUT 90
DEFAULT /mboot.c32 /boot --- /initrd.img
APPEND biosdev=81


I've "APPEND biosdev=81" in my syslinux.cfg and that helps to choose the first HDD, but still its asking for which partition to load from the first hard disk 81. How can I avoid that and start my Leopard partition to boot without any prompt?

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Hey to all and thanks for all your replies!
Really strange to hear about FAT/FAT32 problem and small drives...

I got 2 flash drives, both 2GB one FAT32 partitions, formated with XP.

trauma23, im using HDD emulation mode.
nishadks, dunno about it... :\ But ill check this out...

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Hey to all and thanks for all your replies!
Really strange to hear about FAT/FAT32 problem and small drives...

I got 2 flash drives, both 2GB one FAT32 partitions, formated with XP.

trauma23, im using HDD emulation mode.
nishadks, dunno about it... :\ But ill check this out...


SOLVED

with <key>Quiet Boot</key> <string>Yes</string> in com.apple.Boot.plist.

Thanks...

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hello wondering if anyone can tell me why this method is not working for me. I have a working copy of 10.5.4 installed from dfe boot disk and I am currently booting from the dvdrom with no problems. I am running on a asus p5w dh. I have taken and formated my usb drive to fat32 using vmware and windows vista. Then I open my boot cd which is packed using the galaxy method and drag and drop the intrd.img on to my flash drive. then reboot and everytime i get just a blinking line. I have tried fat and fat32. Also I am using the pre-made download from post 1 in the topic. Does it have anything to do with my files being packed as an mkext? Seems to me like it is not booting at all. I do have it set as my first boot drive in bios.

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hello wondering if anyone can tell me why this method is not working for me. I have a working copy of 10.5.4 installed from dfe boot disk and I am currently booting from the dvdrom with no problems. I am running on a asus p5w dh. I have taken and formated my usb drive to fat32 using vmware and windows vista. Then I open my boot cd which is packed using the galaxy method and drag and drop the intrd.img on to my flash drive. then reboot and everytime i get just a blinking line. I have tried fat and fat32. Also I am using the pre-made download from post 1 in the topic. Does it have anything to do with my files being packed as an mkext? Seems to me like it is not booting at all. I do have it set as my first boot drive in bios.

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I have same motherboard as you and its working perfectly 10.5.4. You need to change more than the boot order on our motherboard's. What you need to do is go into your bios and select the advance menu, then select usb configuration menu, then usb mass storage device configuration menu, then change the emulation type to Hard Disk. Pics included. let me know how you get on :rolleyes:
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I have same motherboard as you and its working perfectly 10.5.4. You need to change more than the boot order on our motherboard's. What you need to do is go into your bios and select the advance menu, then select usb configuration menu, then usb mass storage device configuration menu, then change the emulation type to Hard Disk. Pics included. let me know how you get on :D


Hmmm dunno that is the first thing that i did. does it matter if everything that is in intrd.iso is packed using the galaxy loader with and mkext instead of all the individual d kext files I am using the file from post 409 in the p5w dh under hardware packed by macita.

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Is it possible to use this method not to boot from a harddisk, but from a partition on a harddisk?
If yes, how?

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newbie's ask...

with this method i don't need to install pcefi or chameleon efi? :(

and can i put these files into a tiny partition to make it work the same? i don't want there to be a stick on my laptop... :)

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quis, yes you dont need any efi installed. BOOT-132 is kind of modded Chameleon. And yeah you can create small fat32 partition on a hard drive and install syslinux there.

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Awesome! :(

So if I wanna try this out, I'd better use this method rather than install the Chemeloen?(This way is better, I suppose?)

And do I still have to do some post-patch or there are already modified kexts needed included in the boot-132 loader? :(

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For all of those having boot errors --> set bios mode to USB = HD/FIXED DISK emulation

and to fix the kernel not found errors, rename the files from ISOLINUX.* to SYSLINUX.*

It fixed my issues..

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Hi,

I've also installed it to a small partition on one of my harddisks and it works but it is very slow, much slower than booting from the CD. I've tried an internal harddisk, an external harddisk and an USB-stick but all three boot considerably slower then booting from the CD. Is there something I can do about it?

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I imaged the retail DVD to a USB drive, and ensured it was working as a boot device by testing it on a macbook. Is there any way to boot off a USB drive instead of the internal one using the USB bootloader?

EDIT: Also, is there any programs on windows that can edit the initrd.img file?





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