How to save a website to an ebook file

To make an epub (or bunch other formats) from any website, firstly it should be saved locally:

Next, install Calibre from the repository:

Or download from its website.

Add the site structure to the calibre’s library by pointing on the index.html file or any other entrance point. Calibre’ll process it and compress in a single zip file. This file can be found in calibre’s library. Convert this zip file to epub by clicking on the “Convert books” button in main menu.

Or type in the terminal:

(ebook-convert is a part of Calibre utility)

An obtained epub file will be readable but will also contain some formatting errors. To fix them manually, rename epub to zip and edit a corresponding html/css/xml file. The contents list is usually located in a ncx file.

For example “GRUB4DOS Guide” from boot-land.net.

Run Windows 8.1 on a USB device.

To install Windows 8.1 on a USB device you’ll need:

a) >10 GB of free storage space;

b) >7 GB on the target USB device;

c) Same or higher Windows version to that you want to install (General case);

0. Firstly, WIMBoot file (install.wim or install.esd) file is needed. It can be found in the Windows 8.1 disk image that is available legally for free on Microsoft’s website. Just search for “Create installation media for Windows 8.1” ,then find “Create media” button. Launch the downloaded utility. Choose a desirable version and mark “ISO file” like shown bellow.Win2goISOChoose

Mount/Open/Unpack the downloaded ISO file. Install.esd file is located in the sources directory. (YourDiskImage\sources\install.esd). Copy it to any writable location (e.g your Desktop folder).

1. If you found install.ESD file, that’s just a compressed/encrypted version of WIM, download Converter.  Unzip and open it. Press big “Open” button, mark ESD -> WIM, choose the image in the dropbox. (usually 1).Win2goConv2. Prepare the USB device. Open “Control Panel\Administrative tools\Computer Management\Disk Management”. Find your device.  Create a PRIMARY, ACTIVE, formatted NTFS partition. (Caution! Any unconscious actions may damage/delete your data)Win2goPart3. The GImageX tool will be useful to install the previously obtained WIM file on the prepared USB device. Consider the image bellow as a example. Point on the file location at the first line and then, specify the drive letter of your USB device on second one.  Choose image index. (Commonly it’s 1). Apply.Win2GoApply4. Now, all is ready to copy boot records. The free version of EasyBCD utility will be helpful. Click on the “BCD Backup/Repair” button and choose a “Change boot drive” option. After it click on the “Perform action” button. WinBoot_BCDMenu

The dialog window will appear, where you should enter the letter of your USB device. WinBoot_BCDDriveIn reference to the EasyBCD documentation, this action performs not changing but copying of records.

6. Change your primary boot device setting in BIOS and you’re done.