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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 2:54 am 
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[Disclaimer: I am the author of Rufus] With version 1.4.8, which was released today, Rufus has now added support for the creation of bootable USB Flash Drives from KolibriOS ISOs.
For those who are not familiar with it, Rufus is an USB formatting and boot utility, that runs on Windows only and is released as Free Software (GPL v3).

What this means is that pretty much everybody who runs Windows should now be able to very easily create USB flash drives, running KolibriOS, from the convenience of a lightweight, no-install necessary, UI application. Oh, and just in case you wonder, Rufus is localized in Russian, as well as 29 other languages... ;)

Note that the way Rufus creates a bootable KolibriOS drive is through the KolibriOS MBR, FAT32 boot sector and MTLD_F32. It also relies on locating an HD_Load/USB_Boot/MTLD_F32 on the ISO.

Just thought it might be worth mentioning this here.

Thank you.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:01 am 
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Thank you! Now we will have a way to install for beginners.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:42 pm 
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I just purchased a new labtop "packard bell easynote TE69BM" model "Z5WT3" to experiment with KolibriOS.
It only has UEFI boot firmware, and legacy BIOS is no longer available.
I've put "USB FDD:" on top of the boot priority order, before the "Windows boot manager".
I used rufus to put Kolibri.iso on a USB stick.
I tried the 3 partition shemes to boot Kolibri, but without success. :(
Any ideas?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:14 pm 
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Can you try creating a FreeDOS bootable USB using Rufus and see if that boots?
Also, if you have the option, you normally want to pick USB:HDD rather than USB:FDD (FDD is for floppy emulation).
If possible, you may also want to try booting KolibriOS from a different machine.

If you can't boot FreeDOS or KolibriOS boots on a different machine, then the issue is likely to be with your computer...

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:31 am 
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On other machines (a tower hp/Compaq/ubuntu, and a hp-laptop/win7) KolibriOS and FreeDos auto-boot from a USB stick without problem.
On an acer-packard-bell easynote TE69BM model "Z5WT3" laptop (win 8.1) I can't get KolibriOS nor FreeDos to work.
In the setup firmware, I can only choose "UEFI" mode.
Putting "USB HDD" on top of the priority order does not make a change.
The boot manager (F9) only displays "1. windows boot manager" in its boot options menu.
I fear that new computers may drop Bios compatibility, and a UEFI solution will have to be found.
I apologize for my ignorance about UEFI boot firmware and I hope that I don't post nonsense.
Congratulations with your work on Rufus.

From Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unified_Extensible_Firmware_Interface

With the release of Windows 8 in October 2012, Microsoft's certification requirements now require that computers include firmware that implements the UEFI specification. Furthermore, if the computer supports the "Connected Standby" feature of Windows 8 (which allows devices to have power management comparable to smartphones, with an almost instantaneous return from standby mode), then the firmware is not permitted to contain a Compatibility Support Module (CSM). As such, systems that support Connected Standby are incapable of booting Legacy BIOS operating systems.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:17 pm 
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Thanks for your efforts! :)
Because of this I was finally able to install KolibriOS to a USB drive!
I actually tested with two drives, and both worked: I was able to boot the system from the USB drives (Tested on a Compaq CQ57 laptop).
What's impressive is that HDAudio works just fine! (Well, HDAudio also works well with Haiku, but it doesn't work on AROS).
So, thank you again.
Rufus *really* makes it easier to install KolibriOS to USB drives.
(And thanks to all KolibriOS developers too.)
Regards,

-- louisdem


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