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Using Osdimg to create an ISO Windows PE

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  • Hi Everyone,

    I'm being puzzled with the error when I try to build an ISO of Windows PE.

    The command I use is:

    Oscdimg -n –bc:\winpe_x86\etfsboot.com c:\winpe_x86\ISO c:\winpe_x86\winpe_x86.iso

    (And Typed it in not copy and paste since there is a bug about that)

    I get an the following:

    ERROR: Could not open boot sector file "c:\winpe_x86\etfsboot.com

    Error 3: The system could not find the path specified.

    I can ask for help to anyone? Please?

    Regards.

    Lewis

    Thursday, March 01, 2007 12:57 AM

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  • It cannot find the file etfsboot.com

    Make sure it is in the location you specified... in your case:

    c:\winpe_x86\etfsboot.com

     

    Thursday, March 01, 2007 1:42 PM
  • Hi everyone,

    I found the problem.

    It seems that the file that was in the root directory is not a valid copy, I copied the one that was installed on c:\winpe_x86\boot to the root.

    Thanks,

     

    Thursday, March 01, 2007 5:13 PM
  • It cannot find the file etfsboot.com

    Make sure it is in the location you specified... in your case:

    c:\winpe_x86\etfsboot.com

     


    I'm encountering the same problem as above... But even when I'm searching for the bootfile on the entire C:\ I'm unable to find the file... Where should I look for this file? And am I supposed to just copy the file?

    Edit:

    I was using the ia64 instruction for a server installation. When I'm using the x86 instruction it prompts automatically... So I'll use another server to test install this. Thanks anyways!
    • Edited by HenkDeGoudvis Thursday, February 04, 2010 11:26 AM update info
    Thursday, February 04, 2010 11:19 AM
  • note that there is no space between the -b and the bootfile path!!!
    Saturday, February 13, 2010 3:43 AM
  • I'm having the same issue. I'm using ia64 but it will not find the etfsboot.com
    Friday, July 02, 2010 7:10 PM
  • I have the same issue. etfsboot.com only in the directory that I specify in command, but it comes back with the error message. Any ideas on this please?
    Friday, August 20, 2010 8:48 PM
  • Not sure if you guys found the solution, but had the same problem.

    I copied the command from the instructions and pasted it into the command window. I resolved it by typing the command directly, it seems that the copying messed up the double quotes.

     

     

    Friday, September 24, 2010 5:58 AM
  • I'm having the same issue. I'm using ia64 but it will not find the etfsboot.com

    Has this been Resolved? (its not a cut and past thing)

     

    I’m having the same exact problem…

    Thursday, October 07, 2010 6:54 PM
  • I had a space between the -b and the path.

     

    Once I tightened it up, I was fine. I put the two WAIK files I needed in WAIK-bits: oscdimg.exe and etfsboot.com 

     

    So, to create a bootable ISO, this worked for me.

     

     

    .\WAIK-bits\oscdimg.exe -m -n -b.\WAIK-bits\etfsboot.com .\DVD-FILES .\DVDout.iso

     

     


    --Jeremy Moskowitz, Group Policy MVP
    Friday, January 14, 2011 8:25 PM
  • Dear Lewis,

    i also faced the same problem.

    First verify the paths and filenames are correct and type the full command manually.

    Thanks

    Vijay,

     

    • Proposed as answer by tojoe101 Monday, December 26, 2011 4:46 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by tojoe101 Tuesday, December 27, 2011 3:45 PM
    Saturday, February 12, 2011 12:46 AM
  • Hi

    I  used the  file named efisys.bin because the etfsboot.com files was missing too. This is on an ia64 processor and it worked I tried different ways that did not work but it seems this will work.

     

    oscdimg.exe -n -bc:\winpe\efisys.bin C:\winpe\ISO C:\winpe\winpe.iso

     

     


    • Edited by tojoe101 Wednesday, December 28, 2011 1:10 PM did not work by copy and paste from an amd64 processor.
    Tuesday, December 27, 2011 4:03 PM
  • Only use ia64 if you are using an Itanium processor. Otherwise use amd64.

    • Proposed as answer by Wayniack Wednesday, January 02, 2013 7:19 PM
    Monday, April 16, 2012 9:33 PM
  • Thanks SW...I think you deserve some points for this. I'm using the x64 environment and ran into the missing etfsboot.com error. Turns out I had used ia64 instead of amd64 and that was the problem. I also just noticed that you posted this on my birthday! Thanks for the gift.


    Wayne S. CompTIA A+ CompTIA Network+ Microsoft MCP


    • Edited by Wayniack Wednesday, January 02, 2013 7:26 PM
    Wednesday, January 02, 2013 7:22 PM