Install Grub2 for AIO Boot and integrate WinPE 10 on Linux

AIO Boot is currently only supported on Windows. If you want to use this tool on Linux, integrate WinPE 10 and boot into a Windows environment.

Linux is good and free OS, however Windows is more popular. Because knowledge of Linux is limited, AIO Boot is not supported on Linux at this time. However, you can install AIO Boot and integrate WinPE 10 on Linux then boot into Windows environment to use this tool.

WinPE 10 with PEStartup

Install AIO Boot

You can install AIO Boot through the simple steps below:

  1. Download AIO Boot latest version at Github. You need to download the 7-Zip archive (.7z) instead of .exe.
  2. You should use GParted to reformat the USB drive, use FAT32 format for best support.
  3. If you do not have the p7zip package installed, you need to install it first, for example on Ubuntu:
    sudo apt-get install p7zip-full
  4. Extract the AIOBoot-v0.9.X.Y.7z file to your USB drive.
  5. After extracting, your USB drive will have the following files and folders:
    • AIO
    • EFI
    • AIOCreator.exe
    • PartIMGMapper.exe

Install Grub2

To be able to boot into AIO Boot, you need to install Grub2 first. Installing Grub2 on Linux can be done with just a few commands. If you only need to boot Grub2 in UEFI mode, you just need the USB drive in FAT32 format and skip the steps below.

  1. Determine which hard disk you will install Grub2.
    sudo parted -l

    Output results:

    Model: SanDisk Cruzer Blade (scsi)
    Disk /dev/sdb: 32,0GB
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
    Partition Table: msdos
    Disk Flags: 
    
    Number  Start   End     Size    Type     File system  Flags
     1      1049kB  32,0GB  32,0GB  primary  fat32        boot, lba

    Here my USB hard disk is /dev/sdb.

  2. Go to the /AIO/grub/i386-pc directory. You can use the command or from this directory, right-click and select Open in Terminal.
    cd /AIO/grub/i386-pc
  3. Install Grub2 using the grub-bios-setup command:
    sudo grub-bios-setup -d . /dev/sdb

    If this command does not exist, you need to install the necessary packages first.

    sudo apt-get install grub-efi-ia32-bin grub-efi-amd64-bin grub-pc-bin grub2-common

    If you do not see any error messages, you have successfully installed Grub2.

Now, you can boot into Grub2 of AIO Boot, to boot into WinPE 10, you need to integrate it first.

WinPE 10

The integration of WinPE 10 only needs to be done once.

  1. Download WinPE 10.
  2. Use 7-Zip to extract the files to the USB drive where you installed the AIO Boot.

Good luck!

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