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> anotehr attempt at windows stick creation, ddmac.exe what files are equivalent: boot_v8 & chameleon
post Mar 14 2009, 04:42 PM
Post #1
I'm trying to find a route to making a bootable usb stick from windows.

to do so I need to install a boot-132 type bootloader.

after trying:
dd.exe (doesn't seem able to access bootsector)
premade disc image (too complex & tends to fail for no reason I can figure out)

so: try ddmac.
ddmac.exe uses pcefi v8,the files are:


I want to see if it can install chameleon instead. The files are:


I assume that boot1h = boot1h but the other 2 ... I'm guessing that:

chameleon boot = pc_efi boot_v8


chameleon boot0 = pc_efi boot

any input?

well I can't get ddmac.exe to do anything useful to my usb stick either.. and it needs an iso if it's to write the whole thing, not a .dmg, which is another conversion step... another dead end? I'm beginning to think it would be easier to do a custom DSL image to dd the bootloader from linux.


at least using transmac an 8gb usb stick can be usd instead of a DL-DVD for a preboot install.. I guess that's something :/ alternatively, a 2-partition system with a syslinux boot and a second partition with retail on it could be made.. I suspect this would need to be >8gb and therefore expensive & complicated..

The main idea here was to keep it simple...

Just out of interest it sems syslinux.exe can wrtie bootsectors.. I guess I just need to learn more about what goes where..
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post Jul 22 2009, 01:31 PM
Post #2
any success to make Usb pen bootable from windows ???

i'm interested too ...
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post Sep 6 2009, 11:32 PM
Post #3
Use syslinux under windows with the -ma option. smile.gif

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