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by ady
Mon May 04, 2015 2:15 am
Forum: UBCD V5 Support & Troubleshooting
Topic: Updating Parted Magic yourself
Replies: 3
Views: 9263

Re: Updating Parted Magic yourself

In addition to the original tutorial, I made a script that was working correctly at the time: https://www.ultimatebootcd.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=14652 Although it is recommended to read at least the first few posts of the topic, the latest version of the script is attached at: https://www.ult...
by ady
Mon May 04, 2015 1:59 am
Forum: UBCD V5 Announcements & Discussion
Topic: UBCD Live V0.2.0b available for download
Replies: 20
Views: 70208

Re: UBCD Live V0.2.0b available for download

Please, let's continue with relevant feedback in the announcement topic for the current UBCD Live version https://www.ultimatebootcd.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=14828 . That would be version 0.2.2b at this time, and there was also a "0.2.1b" version with its corresponding announcement topic. It i...
by ady
Fri Apr 10, 2015 5:18 pm
Forum: UBCD V5 Support & Troubleshooting
Topic: Flashing Dell BIOS from UBCD v5
Replies: 3
Views: 10866

Re: Flashing Dell BIOS from UBCD v5

I was about to mention several differences between UBCD 4.1.1 and UBCD 5.3.3 in relation to fdubcd and the boot process, but instead I'd rather suggest alternative methods of flashing these Dells' BIOS. The information I am writing here is not a complete step-by-step, but just a generic description....
by ady
Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:36 pm
Forum: UBCD V5 Support & Troubleshooting
Topic: Flashing Dell BIOS from UBCD v5
Replies: 3
Views: 10866

Re: Flashing Dell BIOS from UBCD v5

And last but not least: any idea why my method didn't work with UBCD 5 while doing pretty much the same with UBCD 4 works just fine? It is not clear to me what exactly you have done (or trying to do). Are you saying that you were/are trying to use on UBCD 5.3.3 the same method of DOS customization ...
by ady
Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:16 am
Forum: UBCD V5 Announcements & Discussion
Topic: UBCD Live V0.2.0b available for download
Replies: 20
Views: 70208

Re: UBCD Live V0.2.0b available for download

For MY use, the only things missing here are: - chntpw Methods to change NT passwords are already included in the original UBCD. There are methods for Linux and for FreeDOS. It can always be updated (even manually); instructions in respective websites. - An easy way to change the keyboard layout - ...
by ady
Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:51 am
Forum: UBCD V5 Tutorials & How-Tos
Topic: Flashing AMI BIOS
Replies: 3
Views: 13764

Re: Flashing AMI BIOS

Under Windows, use RUFUS to create a FreeDOS USB flash drive (not external HDD) using FAT32 (not NTFS nor any newer file system) with BIOS/MBR settings. It is recommended for the USB flash drive to be up to 4GB (smaller sizes are fine too). Try to avoid using bigger USB flash drives for BIOS updates...
by ady
Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: UBCD V5 Support & Troubleshooting
Topic: Parted Magic No Network Connections
Replies: 1
Views: 7442

Re: Parted Magic No Network Connections

The simpler solution for you would be to use the latest version from http://clonezilla.org instead of playing with pmagic or with UBCD.
by ady
Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:09 pm
Forum: UBCD V5 Support & Troubleshooting
Topic: How to Burn ISO onto CD
Replies: 4
Views: 12790

Re: How to Burn ISO onto CD

The following words might sound rude to some readers. On the contrary, my intention is to help prevent additional problems. Considering that a misuse of UBCD can cause many (irreparable) problems, I am of the opinion that if a user cannot find information about how to burn an ISO image to optical me...
by ady
Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: UBCD V5 Support & Troubleshooting
Topic: UBCD 5.3.3 Mersenne Prime Test Error
Replies: 2
Views: 14285

Re: UBCD 5.3.3 Mersenne Prime Test Error

In the Syslinux boot menu, it should had been "mprime28". In the boot menu, when highlighting "Mersenne Prime Test V28", instead of pressing "ENTER", press "TAB", and correct the mprime parameter accordingly. Then press "ENTER". That's a temporary workaround. To correctly permanently, edit the boot ...
by ady
Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: UBCD V5 Support & Troubleshooting
Topic: Syslinux when building USB stick
Replies: 2
Views: 10971

Re: Syslinux when building USB stick

I assume you are talking about: ubcd533.iso -> ./ubcd/tools/linux/ubcd2usb/readme.txt In fact the steps are slightly inaccurate, and UBCD could include a script for this process (borrowing from GPartedLive/ClonezillaLive and adapting them for UBCD should be a first nice attempt). Regarding the 'sysl...
by ady
Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: UBCD V5 Announcements & Discussion
Topic: UBCD V5.3.3 available for download
Replies: 4
Views: 41746

Re: UBCD V5.3.3 available for download

2014Dec21: http://tukaani.org/xz/ xz utils 5.2.0 for Win32 (there is also a new DOS version, for those interested) [edit 2015MAR21] Cygwin users should note that XZ Utils 5.2.x can lose data on Cygwin 1.7.34 or older. The bugs have been fixed in Cygwin 1.7.35 and thus XZ Utils 5.2.x works correctly ...
by ady
Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: UBCD V5 Announcements & Discussion
Topic: UBCD V5.3.3 available for download
Replies: 4
Views: 41746

Re: UBCD V5.3.3 available for download

For next UBCD release:
_ ASTRA 6.23
_ HDClone 5.1.5
by ady
Fri Dec 05, 2014 1:18 am
Forum: UBCD V5 Support & Troubleshooting
Topic: Mouse and Keyboard issues after Parted Magic desktop loads
Replies: 1
Views: 10141

Re: Mouse and Keyboard issues after Parted Magic desktop loa

Possible alternatives: _ Connecting the USB devices in different USB ports, and performing a cold boot. _ Connecting ps/2, wired keyboard (and mouse). _ If the HDD is less than 2.1TB, try whether one of the DOS-based partitioning tools included in UBCD detects it and the keyboard works (with/without...
by ady
Sat Nov 29, 2014 11:32 pm
Forum: UBCD V5 Support & Troubleshooting
Topic: Creating USB from OSX
Replies: 2
Views: 11963

Re: Creating USB from OSX

The "dd" method you describe can be used with isohybrid images. UBCD ISO images are not isohybrid. Booting with SYSLINUX, the boot media for UBCD is expected to be formatted as FAT. The "dd" method generates a boot media that will use ISO9660, not FAT. Since I always use SYSLINUX as bootloader for U...
by ady
Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: UBCD V5 Support & Troubleshooting
Topic: IBM/Hitachi Hard Drive Testing Tool query
Replies: 3
Views: 8922

Re: IBM/Hitachi Hard Drive Testing Tool query

For each boot item in UBCD, you will see a help text. Some of the IBM/Hitachi tools do no support every single model, but just a range. In addition, UEFI systems are not supported, as most of the tools depend on BIOS, including those from IBM/Hitachi. Sometimes there could be some driver that might ...
by ady
Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:34 pm
Forum: UBCD V5 Support & Troubleshooting
Topic: Parted Magic display problem
Replies: 9
Views: 32355

Re: Parted Magic display problem

dizpo wrote: Hi Victor. Your link (UBCD Live) works like a charm. Now if only I could add parted magic to it and do a secure erase on several SSDs...
You could buy the latest release of pmagic and get support there. Or you could search for the alternatives, your choice.
by ady
Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: UBCD V5 Announcements & Discussion
Topic: UBCD V5.3.2 available for download
Replies: 7
Views: 48826

Re: UBCD V5.3.2 available for download

Testdisk and Photorec 7.0 WIP are being updated by their developer once in awhile. @ Victor , perhaps right before the next (or before each) UBCD release you might want to include their latest update (and perhaps also add their release date in the corresponding 'menu label', in addition to the versi...
by ady
Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: UBCD V5 Requests & Suggestions
Topic: Mouse driver Hitachi HDD diag
Replies: 5
Views: 20997

Re: Mouse driver Hitachi HDD diag

FWIW, I still think this is a personal customization for each user.
by ady
Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:27 am
Forum: UBCD V5 Tutorials & How-Tos
Topic: find file data integrity errors,"flow chart" for disk repair
Replies: 3
Views: 13989

Re: find file data integrity errors,"flow chart" for disk re

Well, you are not performing any kind of (low-level) formatting, but wiping. Depending on the tool used, the speed might vary a lot. Depending on the algorithm, the speed might vary a lot. Some wiping tools might, in some cases, help with "bad sectors". FWIW, the simpler algorithm (one pass, all zer...
by ady
Sun Nov 02, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: UBCD V5 Tutorials & How-Tos
Topic: find file data integrity errors,"flow chart" for disk repair
Replies: 3
Views: 13989

Re: find file data integrity errors,"flow chart" for disk re

1_ A so-called "decompression bomb" in Avast doesn't mean the file is corrupted. 2_ "Low level" format is a procedure that used to be available in computers and HDDs around two decades ago, not in current hardware. I doubt you are referring to such procedure. Expecting whichever procedure you are cu...