UBCD V5.0b6 is available for download

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UBCD V5.0b6 is available for download

#1 Post by Victor Chew » Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:40 pm

UBCD V5.0b6 is now available as a torrent download.

This is another "check-in" release after a long absence from the project.

Changes are:

- Fixed up ubcd.ini.
- Fixed bug in path to /boot/cpustres and /boot/offline.
- Launch antivir directly instead of launching isolinux.cfg.
- Added reboot option in main.cfg.
- Updated syslinux to V3.72.
- Removed EASEUS Partition Manager Home Edition, since the latest freeware version (V2.0) does not support creation of a bootable CD.
- Updated ubcd2iso.cmd/ubcd2usb.cmd.
- Updated ubcd2usb.cmd.
- Removed some redundant files.
- Updated the CPUstress boot disk to V2.
- Fixed filenames of PowerMax images.
- Updated Memtest86+ to V2.10.
- Updated IBM Feature Tool to V2.11.
- Updated Darik's Boot and Nuke to beta.2007042900.
- Updated SGD to V0.9766.
- Updated Parted Magic to V3.2.
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#2 Post by Icecube » Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:02 pm

Remove: /ubcd/tools/ubcd2iso/run.cmd
It isn't needed anymore.

Delete:
/ubcd/boot/dban/boot.cat (boot catalog file)

I think that the following directory doesn't need to be there:
/ubcd/boot/dban.bak/

I don't know it the help for the CPU stress image has to be a option in the menu. I designed it more for people who want to custumise UBCD or use the image as standalone image. Maybe it is better to add the README.txt to /ubcd/boot/cpustress/ instead or to add the link: http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=6118#6118 in this folder.

The ubcdcmd= parameter changed from help to helpinfo and all cpustress entries have now noapic as extra command

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LABEL -
MENU LABEL Help for CPU stress image
TEXT HELP
 Displays help for the programs inside the CPU stress image.
ENDTEXT
KERNEL /ubcd/boot/cpustres/bzImage
APPEND initrd=/ubcd/boot/cpustres/initrd.gz root=/dev/ram0 ramdisk_size=12000 noapic ubcdcmd=helpinfo


Victor can you read http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=6118#6118 again?
Some quick remarks:
* ramdisk_size=12000 (13000 will work also of course, but just to be correct ;) )
* menu: don't know if this parameter is usefull
* helpinfo + cmdhelpinfo parameter (maybe usefull for stress)
* Add something about the cmdstress= parameter in the cpu.cfg for stress

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Stress v1.0.0: stress
--------------

The following isolinux entry will run stress (will display the help text).

    KERNEL /ubcd/boot/cpustres/bzImage
    APPEND initrd=/ubcd/boot/cpustres/initrd.gz root=/dev/ram0
           ramdisk_size=12000 noapic ubcdcmd=stress

If you want to run a stress with specific parameters, when you boot the image,
use something similar to:

    KERNEL /ubcd/boot/cpustres/bzImage
    APPEND initrd=/ubcd/boot/cpustres/initrd.gz root=/dev/ram0
           ramdisk_size=12000 noapic ubcdcmd=stress cmdstress="--quiet -c 1k"

The cmdstress parameter contains the options that you want to pass to stress.


There is also a little bug in the /ubcd/dosapps/ubcd.ini file, but it will be correct in UBCD50b7 :lol: .

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[Version]
 Signature = $Ubcd$
 Version = 5.0b7

I don't know if you are going to abandon the documentation on the CD, but currently it is not available.

Wrong path for custom config file (remarked by DrPeper):
http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1685

Maybe you can introduce the use of xdelta to update the few files to avoid the unnecessary bandwidth waste for changing only 1MB of the total ISO. (e.g. UBCDb7.1 patch).

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#3 Post by Victor Chew » Tue Dec 09, 2008 1:48 pm

@IceCube:

I have worked on all the points you mentioned in your last message:

- Removed /ubcd/tools/ubcd2iso/run.cmd.
- Removed /ubcd/boot/dban/boot.cat.
- Removed /ubcd/boot/dban.bak.
- Added noapic to all cpustress entries.
- Changed ramdisk_size to 12000 for all cpustress entries.
- Set default mprime version to V24.
- Added customized cmdhelpinfo for all cpustress entries.
- Remove cpustress help entry.
- Added help, gpl-2.0.txt and README.txt to /ubcd/boot/cpustres.
- Fixed path to user-defined menu.

* Add something about the cmdstress= parameter in the cpu.cfg for stress


I couldn't find any space in the help text to adequately explain this paramater. I also think it's probably more useful for a person customizing UBCD, not running it. So I think having it in README.txt is good enough.

I don't know if you are going to abandon the documentation on the CD, but currently it is not available.


I think you're referring to the "website" folder? It's actually just a replica of the current website, so I didn't include it in the beta releases to save space.

Maybe you can introduce the use of xdelta to update the few files to avoid the unnecessary bandwidth waste for changing only 1MB of the total ISO. (e.g. UBCDb7.1 patch).


I tried doing that for b5 vs b6, but the delta file turns on to be 100MB, so I wasn't sure if it's worth the effort.

I will try that again for b6 vs b7.

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#4 Post by Icecube » Tue Dec 09, 2008 3:02 pm

Thanks for fixing it soon.

I tried doing that for b5 vs b6, but the delta file turns on to be 100MB, so I wasn't sure if it's worth the effort.

I will try that again for b6 vs b7.

For upgrading fro b5 to b6, xdelta is not that great due big differences in the iso file (Parted Magic update). But it is useful for minor changes like menu errors and upgrades of some floppy disk images.

I am waiting for the author of XFprot to bring out XFprot 2.1. It will contain some small bug fixes that I send him. After XFProt is out, the new virus modules for Parted Magic will be out soon.

The pmagic2.hlp file contains also a minor fault. XFprot can also be found in the menu of the Parted Magic menu.

Parted Magic has released version 3.3rc1, so the final will not be so far away.

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#5 Post by Victor Chew » Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:20 am

The pmagic2.hlp file contains also a minor fault. XFprot can also be found in the menu of the Parted Magic menu.


Corrected that. Thanks!

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#6 Post by NT » Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:10 am

Thank-you for this great service to the community. I'm thinking of donating, do you have such a facility?

Cheers,
Jed

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#7 Post by tozkiller » Mon Dec 29, 2008 1:38 pm

Hello,
is it possible to add some drivers (like sata's ones) ?
how much UBCD allow free space when burnd?

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#8 Post by Icecube » Mon Dec 29, 2008 2:09 pm

@tozkiller
The burned CD is +/- 215 MB.

* Unpack the UBCD iso with 7zip, winrar, ...
* Add the files that you want to the disk to some folder in the folder where you extracted the UBCD50.iso.
* Run \ubcd\tools\ubcd2iso\ubcd2iso.cmd from the extracted disk to remaster the iso.

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