Discussion in 'Windows Embedded' started by sebus, Mar 24, 2012.
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Just tested the DeTOS 7.1 Reflash Key Creator (exe) on Optiplex 330
No problems (restrictions) installing.
All hardware (sound/graphics/network) funcional OOB
Works great for what it is intended for
I've downloaded DeTOS 7.1 Reflash Key Creator (exe) and would like to test it in Virtualbox but I'm not sure how to boot it.
The main file seems to be devonit-detos-7.1.0-unified-detos-flash-20120126.img and opening that in 7-zip shows it contains 0.img, 1.fat and 2
I can copy it to a VDI and use grub4dos to map it to a HDD like:
map devonit-detos-7.1.0-unified-detos-flash-20120126.img (hd0)
but that says I need to specify the number of heads and the sectors-per-track, which I've not seen before so perhaps I'm going about this all wrong!
I can boot the vmlinuz, initrd.gz, live.squashfs in the $48 folder by putting them in the root of the VDI and booting them with grub4dos using:
kernel /vmlinuz prompt live-config boot=live
but whilst that boots, it eventually said Boot Failed (after it attached /dev/sda1 then Error Opening /dev/fb0) saying "Unable to find a medium containing a live file system". I tried renaming devonit-detos-7.1.0-unified-detos-flash-20120126.img to live and putting that in the root of the VDI alongside the other files, but that didn't help.
Do it as it is intended, create USB stick (just run the exe) and then boot VM with the USB (use Plop)
As far as I know it's not possible to boot USB sticks in Virtualbox. I also don't have a spare empty USB stick which is why I wanted to bypass that step.
Use Plop CD, it will boot USB
I am sure there is a way to write the .img file back to disk, but probably not the easiest way and most likely too time consuming