QUOTE (icemannd @ Sep 8 2011, 04:39 AM)
I played around with bcd settings and could not seem to get the settings correct for it to make the switch. If it is possible I have no problem using it.
VMWare, Parallels neither support USB booting, Mac also don't like booting from USB (yet).
I have a custom image deployment tool that can be booted from USB or CD but some of the needed tools require that they are installed on writable media.
Well, if the problem is that the "BIOS" won't boot from USB, then you are pretty much stuck, i.e. you have AFAIK "ONLY" PLoP as an option.
But WHAT is the problem with it?
It is possible that the actual problem is the way the USB device has been partitioned/formatted, etc.
Or maybe but it depends on a number of factors you could boot to a DOS of some kind, access the USB through DOS drivers and then load the USB to RAM and chainload it, but it is complex and VERY prone to problems, even if it works.
Normally a USB device is not seen at "real mode" unless the BIOS maps it, and most BIOSes will map themn only if they are "boot device".
If there is USB boot support, it's another thing, you can ping-pong between USB and CD/DVD with grub4dos.
- boot from USB (in order to have USB device mapped in BIOS) to grub4dos
- pass control to BOOTMGR on CD/DVD
- have BOOTMGR on CD boot from USB placed boot.wim
but really from the scarce information you provided I cannot understand if this is what you want. (and WHY you would want such a comples setup