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 Post subject: NTFS 4 DOS
PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 8:37 am 
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Why not use a NTFS 4 DOS boot disk? That would allow you to read and right in NTFS. May wana ad other tools to that image if you would like. I sugest adding it to UBCD.
http://www.datapol.de/dpe/freeware/


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 9:14 pm 
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Their license requires written permission for redistribution.

I remember writing to them once on this, but received no reply. Nevertheless, I have written another email to info@datapol.de. Content below:

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I am the original author of the non-profit project "Ultimate Boot CD" (UBCD), which can be found at http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/. This is a bootable CD that incorporates many free boot disks into one CD, and our users have found it very useful for system diagnosis and maintenance.

One of our users suggested recently to incorporate NTFS 4 DOS into the UBCD. Your license requires written permission for redistribution, so I am writing to ask if have your permission to include NTFS 4 DOS into the UBCD. Since the UBCD is quite popular, I think its inclusion will also help your product reach more of your target end users.

I look forward to your reply. Thank you.


I hope I receive an answer from them this time.


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 Post subject: NTFS 4 DOS
PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2005 7:50 pm 
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Just an update on this topic. I did not receive a reply from them, so I guess
it's a no-go, unless someone else can persuade them to change their mind.

I have tried it out, and it works quite well. It is limited in use for copying
files to an external USB device, but you could use it to copy files to another
IDE HDD quite easily.

Also, if you are looking for a way to run CHKDSK independently on an NTFS
partition, this util does it too. You can use either CHKDSK.EXE (command-line),
or CHKDSKG.EXE (text GUI).


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 12:16 am 
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Can you share with us how that was done? I guess that's not redistribution...


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 Post subject: NTFS 4 DOS
PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 7:26 pm 
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First, run setup to install NTFS 4 DOS.

Then create the boot disk using the installed program. You can either use a
formatted physical floppy disk, or use Virtual Floppy Driver to get the disk
image directly.

If you used a physical floppy disk, use WinImage or rawread to get the boot disk
image.

Launch it in your custom menu using: diskemu /custom/ntfs4dos.img

Note: memdisk won't work, so you need to use diskemu.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 10:31 am 
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Did you try emailing sales at datapoltechnologies.com as well?

I haven't tried it yet, which boot disk it better for this, 98 or XP?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 8:35 am 
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Great news! I sent the same request email to sales at datapoltechnologies dot com, and this is the reply I got from Rob Adams (rob at virsalent dot com)

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Victor,

Yes, it is ok with us. It will be great exposure for us.

Thanks again,

Rob Adams
National Sales Director
Datapol Technologies
415.738.8920 office
Sales@datapoltechnologies.com


So this is going into the next release of UBCD!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 5:12 pm 
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I'm very happy they've offered for this, which will make them a sale shortly.

If you base it off a Windows 98 Boot Disk, use memdisk, If you base it off a Windows XP Boot disk, use diskemu.

In either case, extract your boot disk image to a floppy, run the NTFS4DOS installer as it will handle all the heavy lifting for you, and then recreate a new floppy image.

It works very well, and will access many hard disks that 2K/XP CDs need drivers to see.


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Does this mean that I will be able to use the UBCD to start up a machine with an NTFS partition and run the anti-virus software? Since most of the machines I use run NTFS, that would be most helpful.

Thanks.


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