Creating an eExamination on a USB stick

 

 

 

1)      Assemble the files for candidates into a folder. Create a unique desktop image.

Place these two items (folder & image) onto a USB stick which is inserted into the Reconstructor for Exams (RfE) computer. Run RfE and designate the two items as required. Burn the eExamination onto CD.

 

2)      On a Windows computer, use CDBurnerXP (http://cdburnerxp.se/)  [Copy Disc > Data Disc > to Hard Disc] to create an ISO image file of the CD.

 

3)      Get a fresh USB stick and format it in the normal Windows way (right-click > Format). Make sure you know the drive letter for this stick!

 

4)      Run Paragon Hard Disk Manager 8.5 (PHDM, free from http://www.vnudownloads.co.uk/hdm85_se-20080117-1930-ea.exe , but needs online registration during installation process). Select the stick and:

 

a.       Delete the existing partition (use APPLY after each of these steps).

b.      Create partition. Create a partition of 800Mb – do NOT format or assign a drive letter.

c.       Create partition - another partition using the remaining space.

d.      Right-click on each of these partitions to format them to FAT32, naming them eExam and Script respectively.

e.       Make the eExam partition ACTIVE, and then assign it a drive letter (D is commonly the next spare drive letter). Exit PHDM.

5)      Obtain and run UNetbootin (free from http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/). Specify the ISO file you created in step 2 and the target as USB stick at the drive letter you noted. Once you press OK, it can take a while….

6)      After your UNetbootin installation is completed:

a.       Delete the SYSLINUX.CFG file or rename it to be SYSLINUX.OLD

b.      Enter the ISOLINUX folder and rename the ISOLINUX.CFG file to be SYSLINUX.CFG

c.       Move up to the top level and rename the ISOLINUX folder to be SYSLINUX

Your bootable USB stick is now ready to run the eExamination.