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SmartStart and Firmware on one USB-Stick

tcf
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SmartStart and Firmware on one USB-Stick

hi

does anybody know how it is possible to get smartstart and firmware-cd's on one usb-stick?

there are several entries about this theme in this forum but i did not find a solution. also tried with grub4usb. but i did not manage until now.

thanks for your help.
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Torsten.
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Re: SmartStart and Firmware on one USB-Stick

Hi Tanja,

I'm not sure if this is the current link, but this can help you:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?swItem=MTX-UNITY-I23839〈=en&cc=us&idx=1&mode=4&

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Torsten.
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Re: SmartStart and Firmware on one USB-Stick

better link:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=398220&prodNameId=3288126&swEnvOID=1005&swLang=8&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=MTX-9dce57232dd147989f8d00c6df


Hope this helps!
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tcf
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Re: SmartStart and Firmware on one USB-Stick

Hi Thorsten

Thank you for your answer.

But with the HP USB Key Utility for Windows I did only manage to have either SmartStart or the Firmware-Content on the stick. The goal is to have both utilities on one USB stick.

Regards,
Tanja
Torsten.
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Re: SmartStart and Firmware on one USB-Stick

IMHO this is not possible unless you manipulate the disk contents, so you can select what is starting after the boot.

There was never a need for me to try this, sorry. I just have 2 sticks ;-))

Hope this helps!
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tcf
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Re: SmartStart and Firmware on one USB-Stick

now here comes the solution which i found out after several tries:

make your usb stick bootable with the grub4dos grub installer, which is open source.
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=104188&package_id=215976&release_id=474675

you should then have 2 files: grldr and menu.lst
and a directory named Grub on your usb pendrive
if the menu.lst is not in the root, copy it from the grub directory.

create a second primary partition on your usb pendrive. i used QtParted.

copy the whole SmartStart-CD to the first partition

copy the whole Firmware Update-CD to the second partition.

--> you only see the 2 partitions under linux!

now you have to configure the menu.lst file as follows:

timeout 20

title HP SmartStart
find --set-root /grldr
kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/ram0 ramdisk_size=111088 initrd=/initrd.img init=/bin/init media=usb rw loglevel=3 ide=nodma ide=noraid pnpbios=off
initrd /initrd.img

title Firmware Maintenance
root (hd0,1)
kernel /system/vmlinuz root=/dev/ram0 ramdisk_size=146592 initrd=/system/initrd.img init=/bin/init media=usb rw loglevel=3 ide=nodma ide=noraid pnpbios=off splash=silent showopts
initrd /system/initrd.img

have fun with SmartStart and Firmware Update on one USB flash drive :-)

tcf
shocko
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Re: SmartStart and Firmware on one USB-Stick

Hey, great solution. Does that limit you to only a certain amount of versions of the tolls o one USB? The problem with the origianl USB is that you can easily modify the syslinux bootloader to load multiple versions of the toll from a single USB but once they have booted the kernel, the all reference the same directory structure i.e. \compaq\swpackages or whatever.
I was looking into having the kernel reference a sub directory of this such as \fw810 etc. but my linux skills are basic.
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