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Old 05-23-2009, 10:39 PM   #1
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customizing Hiren's BootCD interface, or UI output....

I have dl'd Hiren's BootCD 9.8, and it works great!

Now I'm trying to modify the UI font color to something like amber on a black background (easier on my eyes in the environment I'm working in).

I've tried to edit the "boot.img" file from (+cyan/black) to (yellow/black), or (blue/black), or (red/black) using notepad.exe and similar text editors in combination with UltraISO, then saved and re-gzipped it to repack the "boot.gz" (that gunzips to "boot.img" as it did originally), but I can't get the color on the menus to change at all.

My editing results:
either the bootcd errors out at bootup, or it boots up with the original color setting (+cyan/black).

The .iso came with a "keyboard patch" that modifies the .iso, and the site provides step-by-step directions for using the CD on a USB stick so I don't believe the entire .iso is checksummed, but either I'm doing something incorrectly, or the "boot.img" file is checked for a specific checksum or ?

Can somebody help me with this? I am NOT a programmer, and I've Googled for several weeks trying to chase down solutions, but without success.

If it is not possible to modify the Hiren BootCD files, would it be possible to put a GUI front end on it to handle the output and allow customization? If so, how would I do that?

My ULTIMATE goal is to setup a MULTIBootUSB with a KNOPPIX-like GUI.

Thank you for your assistance.
Old 05-24-2009, 10:01 AM   #2
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Hiren BootCD is not related to Linux in any way, I don't asking here is going to get you very far.
Old 05-24-2009, 03:19 PM   #3
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Hiren's uses ISOLINUX, so I assumed it was somewhat Linux based.

Can you point me in the right direction?

Thanks in advance...
Old 06-18-2009, 10:25 AM   #4
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Probably not, & certainly not w/o a decent starting point.

Please, always at least think about including a link to a description of the thing you are asking about. I've never heard of Hiren's before, &
gives way too many results for me to sift through to find out if there is any advice I can offer.
Old 06-18-2009, 10:54 AM   #5
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OK, Hello NiHao, actually Hiren's has a great deal to do with Linux and computers in general.
it's a great tool.

9.9 version here
( )

also, use Screem xml/html editor to edit boot.msg, etc
it works pretty good, no need to unzip/untar,etc
I edited Billix-0.21 boot.msg that way.

also, if you wanna do the multidistro usb, check out the site
( )

I would suggest you check out this one in "under1gbusb" section
( )

and this one may be better, cept I should've added UBCD50
( )

also, what distro are you using?
or is it Dindows only?


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