How to build a multi-boot USB under UEFI

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  1. Posts : 14
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       #21

    Kyhi said:
    you should be able to point to N:\ as your source
    I tried 2 things:

    1. When I point to the root of N:\ then I get the wrong build error i.e. the tool wrongly tells me I have 15063 and it is looking for 16299.

    2. When I search into the "Sources" folder, it then throws a different error, telling me it cannot find the source.
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  2. Posts : 3,847
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       #22

    use the TechBench link found on Opening interface and download newest version of windows 10
    Mount ISO and copy contents to a New Folder
    Select that New Folder as your source
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  3. Posts : 14
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       #23

    Kyhi said:
    use the TechBench link found on Opening interface and download newest version of windows 10
    Mount ISO and copy contents to a New Folder
    Select that New Folder as your source
    Interesting! Using the Windows 10 download from the tool worked. However, it does concern me that it does not work with an official download from Microsoft.

    I seem to have all the tools I need, except for an SSD compatible disk eraser. In my earlier posts I mentioned wanting to use Samsung disk eraser, but aside from burning that directly to a separate USB, it would be good to have something like that included in this tool.
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  4. Posts : 3,847
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       #24

    There are several Disk Wipe type App Options
    Download the Mega Optional File and place in Utilities Folder
    Then select XPE Add-On Package then hit Download Button at Bottom

    I looked at Samsung disk eraser - it seems as though you select the drive to be erased and then create the bootable media ??
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  5. Posts : 14
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       #25

    Kyhi said:
    There are several Disk Wipe type App Options
    Download the Mega Optional File and place in Utilities Folder
    Then select XPE Add-On Package then hit Download Button at Bottom
    I downloaded the Mega Optional Apps and added the .script file to: Win10XPE\Projects\MyPlugins\Utilities, and restarted the tool, but there are no new applications/tools available.

    Kyhi said:
    I looked at Samsung disk eraser - it seems as though you select the drive to be erased and then create the bootable media ??
    Yes, I did not notice until now, you need to select the disk to be wiped, before building the USB. That seems a bit limited.
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  6. Posts : 3,847
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       #26

    open the Utilities/Mega Optional Apps Download interface and hit the Download Files Button

    How to build a multi-boot USB under UEFI-image066.jpg

    Click YES to confirm the extract & overwrite..
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  7. Posts : 14
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       #27

    This is so frustrating

    I had it working earlier, with the exception of the SSD eraser. I added Partition Assistant (which having read through all the other eraser tools, seems to be the only SSD compatible one), and now I cannot see any of the programs when I boot from the USB; just empty Windows.

    The ISO measures 1.6GB and I can see all the files and folders for all the programs on there. Also the content of the USB looks correct, i.e. it also measures 1.6GB and I can see all the files and folders for all the programs, but when I boot with the USB, Windows does not contain anything!

    I know there are log files, but I have no idea where to start with trying to read them.
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  8. Posts : 11,182
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #28

    Hi there

    don't bother formatting the USB.

    just boot up a linux live cd system

    type lsblk -- you should see your usb as say /dev/sdc with partitions under it /dev/sdc1 /dev/sdc2 /dev/sdc3

    create a file system on the usb -- you need this so the usb is "writeable" -- you'll probably need fat32 is these are windows type programs being booted

    so as sudo / root mkfs.vfat /dev.sdc


    have iso images of the bootable software say iso1.iso, iso2.iso and iso3. iso

    now as root or sudo

    do this for each iso
    e.g
    dd if=<iso1.iso> of=/dev/sdc1 bs=16M status=progress
    dd if=<iso2.iso> of=/dev/sdc2 bs=16M status=progress

    reboot the machine with usb stick inserted.

    At boot you should see in the bios 3 uefi boot options -- select the option you want

    In the computer at boot get into the bios -- on HP laptops hit esc at boot and then select f9 for the boot menu. Other machines have their own way of accessing the bios.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  9. Posts : 14
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       #29

    jimbo45 said:
    Hi there

    don't bother formatting the USB.

    just boot up a linux live cd system

    type lsblk -- you should see your usb as say /dev/sdc with partitions under it /dev/sdc1 /dev/sdc2 /dev/sdc3

    create a file system on the usb -- you need this so the usb is "writeable" -- you'll probably need fat32 is these are windows type programs being booted

    so as sudo / root mkfs.vfat /dev.sdc


    have iso images of the bootable software say iso1.iso, iso2.iso and iso3. iso

    now as root or sudo

    do this for each iso
    e.g
    dd if=<iso1.iso> of=/dev/sdc1 bs=16M status=progress
    dd if=<iso2.iso> of=/dev/sdc2 bs=16M status=progress

    reboot the machine with usb stick inserted.

    At boot you should see in the bios 3 uefi boot options -- select the option you want

    In the computer at boot get into the bios -- on HP laptops hit esc at boot and then select f9 for the boot menu. Other machines have their own way of accessing the bios.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    I have never used Linux and I have no idea what any of that means, so I will try to persevere with what @Kyhi has started.
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