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PostIcon Posted on: Aug. 01 2009,09:42  Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

How to make your own Hiren's Boot CD
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Hiren's BootCD has used a lot of programs inside itself and this makes it a little
bit hard to users to analyze and edit or change it.

In the other look,it uses different methodes of booting CD,In old versions used DOS
based Boot,and in new version (v 9.9) uses Linux based Boot.

Any way the origional method that is used for making these CD's are almost the same
in all versions.

Unfortunately there is not any good informations about making this cd in the web pages
(at least in my tries).on the other side If i try to talk about all things in this cd
it will take a lot of time and pages that is out of my patience.
So because of many questions about that in this forum (fe007) and many others in web
pages In This tutor i am going to make a mini hiren boot CD,that has just One program
to run and you can do almost the same for adding other programs to it.

Reading this tutor will make you ready to work by hiren's BootCD,but i recommend you
that 1st work by old versions of this CD for example versions 5 or 6 ,and when you got
familiar go to work by new versions.

Notes:
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1. Hiren's bootcd works in DOS mode (of course in version 9.9 it uses other way to use
mini xp too),so in this tutor you should use programs that can run in DOS.

2.In this tutor i will show you how this boot cd works for making ram disk and running
"Partition Magic Pro 8.05".for this purpose i will edite and also delete some files to
make this cd to have and work by just one program (Partition Magic Pro 8.05)

3.because the purpose of this tutor is working by hiren's boot cd ,so i will not use my
own files to make the CD and will use hiren's files.ifyou needed to know how to do the
same work by your favorite programs,write your notes and i will try to talk about that
in other tutor.

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Now lets learn some other things befor starting tutor
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1.All process for running hiren's programs are disigned  by bootifo of CD in all versions
except version 9.9.for getting bootinfo in versions except 9.9 ,load ISO by Ultraiso and
save bootinfo some where to work by that later.for version 9.9 the boot informations are
located in file ...hiren bootcd\HBCD\boot.gz

2.when you boot by hiren cd ,in the first page you will see 2 lines below:

-----1.Boot from hard drive

-----2.Start BootCD

that you should select 2nd item to see origional menue of hiren CD.
This page is made by file "jo.sys" that is located in bootinfo files.if you do not want
to have this page ,just delete "jo.sys" from bootinfo files.

3.In Top of hirens boot cd menue you will see line "Hiren's All in 1 BootCD vx.x Menu"
if you do not want to have this line in top of menue page,the easiest way is changing
"io.sys" inside bootinfo files by "io.sys" from MS-DOS v7.1

4.Hiren boot cd uses several batch files for runing programs that you can see this bat
files in all version excpt 9.9 in "bats" directory in bootinfo files folder.and in 9.9
version they are located in extacted boot.gz folder\drivers.cab\temp directory.
These bat files are essential for working hirenCD and if you want to make your own bootcd
in this way you have to know programming by bat files perfectly.

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I think i have talked more than your patience.So lets to begin the real part of tutor:
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By doing steps below you will have an micro hiren,s BootCD with just one program to run
(Partition Magic Pro 8.05).read that carefully,this almost shows how hiren runs any DOS
program in ram and if you can understand that perfectly you can extend it to any other
your favorite dos programs.
Note that i say the process for versions other than 9.9 and if you want to do by version
9.9 you should do the same actions but with "boot.gz" instead of bootinfo files.


1.Open hiren's BootCD.ISO by UltraIso,Click on "Bootable" in menu,then select "Save boot
file...".and save that by the name of "hiren.bif" some where (for example in D:\Source).

2.Open hiren's BootCD.ISO by UltraIso, delete all files and directories inside BootCD
directory excpt files below and save:
mix.uha
pqpm.uha
uharc.exe
uharcd.exe

At this time you will have a micro hiren CD that has just (Partition Magic Pro 8.05) files
and some other files that are needed to run that.but if you run that you still have a lot
of options in boot cd's menu that are not needed (and will not work too).

3.Open notepad and types lines below on it,then save that as "Autoexec.bat" in D:\source
directory:

@echo off
set ramd=R
set keyboard=US
startup all
:all
copy %cdrom%\bootcd\uharcd.exe %ramd%:\>nul
IF %config%==PQPM call %config%
wbat fill (+cyan on black)
smartdrv>nul
call loadcd

4.Open notepad and types lines below on it,then save that as "Config.sys" in D:\source
directory:

[MENU]
menuitem=PQPM, Partition Magic Pro 8.05
menudefault=PQPM,
menucolor=11,0

[PQPM]
devicehigh=himem.sys /testmem:off /numhandles=128
dos=high,umb,
fileshigh=40
shell=\command.com /e:2048 /f /p
switches=/f

[COMMON]
LASTDRIVE=Z


5.Open D:\source\hiren.bif  by ultraiso,replace autoexec.bat and config.sys inside that by the
ones you have made in steps 3 and 4 then save it.(you can delete jo.sys too if you
do not want to see first page)

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Now 1st test your iso and be sure you have don OK then study files below to understand
how it works and how you can do your own.
autoexec.bat
config.sys
all bat files inside bootinfo


Edited by madar on Sep. 03 2009,09:49

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Hey Shirin. Good tutorial. Gonna try this out right now.
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fe007

Note that the first bat file that is used (for making ramdisk and
some other jobs) is startup.bat inside bootinfo directory


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Dear Madar,
I studid your full article. I have not taken any trial on dos boot cd. But after studing hiren bootcd 10.0, Structure of autorun.exe, autorun.csv making of uah files and bat files.. these things are quite easy than boot cd. If u check autorun.exe, if we have to add any menu entry, simply open autorun.csv and add your menu... okey. After all, because of your this good tutorial, i get inspired to work on it. thanks..
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Hi I have hiren boot cd 15.1 with lots of programs included that were removed for legal reasons. My question is this :
When the cd well it's a DVD as it's very large, one of the options is to boot to the kaspersky rescue disk 10 and it works great however since this the making of this DVD the program has been updated I don't mean the virus defs I mean the program has been updated slightly to include a few extra functions.

Could you explain how to replace this program with the iso of the current program ? Thank you so kindly
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@tmy

First of all - welcome to this forum @tmy :)

Quote: "Could you explain how to replace this program with the iso of the current program"

Note: I'm unsure if @madar has the ability to answer so I'll try to do it :;):

You are talking about 'kaspersky', but as far as I know there is no kaspersky in Hiren-15.1 ???

However, Avira AntiVir Personal (07-12-2011 is present in Hiren-15.1.

Why don't you simply integrate kaspersky into EasyBoot and in this way have direct access to launch kaspersky avoiding detour to Hiren and then launch kaspersky - I cannot understand the logic to this ???

Anyway... I guess you have your reasons :D

In folder HBCD you have text-file 'menu.lst'

Open 'menu.lst' (use notepad) and insert extra text-lines (bold text) so your result is like this:


title Mini Windows Xp\nRun Antivirus and other windows programs
# example password: test
# password --md5 $1$gNe0$KZPOE8wNbTNSKOzrajuoB0
find --set-root /HBCD/XP/XP.BIN
chainloader /HBCD/XP/XP.BIN

title Dos Programs\nRun Dos Programs
find --set-root /HBCD/Dos/dos.gz
map --mem /HBCD/Dos/dos.gz (fd0)
map --hook
chainloader (fd0)+1
rootnoverify (fd0)
map --floppies=1

title Linux based rescue environment (Parted Magic 6.7)\nTo manage partitions, backup and recovery
set pm=/HBCD/Boot/pmagic.lst
find --set-root %pm%
set lang=us
set opt=
configfile %pm%

title Kaspersky Rescue CD iso (Virus Scanner)
find --set-root /HBCD/KASPERSKY.ISO
map /HBCD/KASPERSKY.ISO (0xff) || map --mem /HBCD/KASPERSKY.ISO (0xff)
map --hook
root (0xff)
chainloader (0xff)


Note: you can of course insert kaspersky text-lines where ever you like in menu - it is a question of taste - do as you like

Save changes to menu.lst

Now copy kaspersky.iso to folder HBCD and rename ISO-file to exactly KASPERSKY.ISO (it's vital you use uppercase=BIG LETTERS to name)

Open kaspersky.iso (I use UltraIso) and extract folder 'rescue' and file ' livecd' to the root of your build (folder disk1 is the root in EasyBoot if you wonder) or to the root of DVD-build

Still having kaspersky.iso-file opened in UltraIso you delete folder 'rescue' and file 'livecd'
(we don't need this folder/file in ISO as it is extracted to the 'root' of your build)

Save changes and delete possible backup of ISO that UltraIso might leave.

Now you have kaspersky in Hiren.iso

Tip! To integrate kaspersky into Easyboot read post nr; 4 HERE

balder


Edited by balder on Apr. 12 2012,10:38

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Great tutorial. I'm a newbie but I was able to walk through the steps with ease.
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Hi everyone,
I've been looking around for a while in order to learn how to add a file to Hiren's Boot.I found this old thread interesting and,so far, the most understandable of all those I came across,but yet I need some clarification in the answer given by balder on April 11th,2012:
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Open 'menu.lst' (use notepad) and insert extra text-lines (bold text) so your result is like this:

From where do I open this file?

QUOTE
Open kaspersky.iso (I use UltraIso) and extract folder 'rescue' and file ' livecd' to the root of your build (folder disk1 is the root in EasyBoot if you wonder) or to the root of DVD-build

Please tell me more about the root of my build.I don't understand what you mean.
Thanks.


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@ Babac

This is your first post in EasyBoot, so I say welcome @ Babac :)

Quote: "From where do I open this file?"

Use notepad or similar simple text-editor to modify text-file 'menu.lst' :;):
Note: text file 'menu.lst' is plainly a simple text file and not a complicated 'bin-file'
You can also right-click to 'menu.lst' and chose to use notepad - and if fact - set the system to continue use notepad as the 'main program' to edit 'menu.lst'!

Quote: "Please tell me more about the root of my build.I don't understand what you mean"

I quote from my post nr;6  "folder disk1 is the root in EasyBoot if you wonder"
This also automatically creates the 'root' to the 'burned' CD\DVD when you are finished :O
Note: folder 'disk1' is also the 'root' to USB drive if you decide to use build from USB drive :cool:
Or compare with the harddisk unit C: in your operative system you run (I guess you run Windows) - [C:] is also called the 'root' in such system ???

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Thanks Balder for welcoming me and also for your answers.

1-I understood the ''menu.list'' file had to be opened with   notepad.I was rather asking from where do I open It?From the CD???If so, impossible to save it there(error message).

2-
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Open kaspersky.iso (I use UltraIso) and extract folder 'rescue' and file ' livecd' to the root of your build (folder disk1 is the root in EasyBoot if you wonder) or to the root of DVD-build

I'm trying to add a ISO file called ERD Commander.
When I extract it, there is no folder 'rescue' and file ' livecd' showing up. Are these files applicable only to Kaspersky???
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