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Author:  Icecube [ Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:27 pm ]
Post subject:  UBCD V5.0RC1 available for download

UBCD V5.0RC1 is now available:

HTTP/FTP download: http://ubcd.linuxfreedom.com/
Mirror: http://www.myubcd.com/
Mirror: http://mirrors.igsobe.com/ubcd/
Torrent: http://linuxtracker.org/index.php?page=torrent-details&id=db787f3fee0f508e6f2966a6a3b7ceaca9c13599

md5sum: 2340aa8d3e9a6c2596d6a9efa16d79bb

Addition/Changes:

- Updated Grub4Dos v0.4.4 2009-10-16
- Removed /ubcd/boot/grub4dos/grub.exe
- Added /boot/grub/grldr and /boot/grub/menu.lst

- Updated Syslinux v3.83
- Updated MEMDISK (part of Syslinux): fixes booting problems with floppy images on Thinkpads
- Add "raw" parameter to MEMDISK when booting FreeDOS: viewtopic.php?t=1845
- Added MEMDISK-ISO: viewtopic.php?t=2028
- Recompiled econfig.c32 to be compatible with Syslinux 3.83: viewtopic.php?t=1857
- Fixed paths to Parted Magic in hdd\cloning.cfg, hdd\partmgmt.cfg and hdd\recovery.cfg.
- Help text for the Parted Magic menu shows list of included applications (not all of them)
- Updated syslinux config files to new prefered Syslinux syntax (BOOT/COM32/INITRD/LINUX/UI) + menu items alphabetically sorted

- Changed syslinux2grub4dos.sed so it understands the new prefered Syslinux syntax
- Improvements in bash scripts for running syslinux2grub4dos.sh (sorts menu items alphabetically), avira.sh, clamav.sh, fprot.sh.
- Added Win32 batch files for running syslinux2grub4dos.cmd, avira.cmd, clamav.cmd, fprot.cmd.
- Added needed Windows ports of Linux utilies for Win32 batch files
- Added 7-Zip v9.07 beta (xz support needed for Parted Magic modules)
- ubcd2iso.cmd now defaults to creating the ISO image in the root directory when the output path is not supplied. It also displays the full path of the output file upon completion.

- Added DBAN, Offline NT Password & Registry Editor and g4u iso (/ubcd/images/*.iso.gz)
- Removed /ubcd/boot/offline directory
- Removed /ubcd/boot/dban direcotry
- Removed /ubcd/boot/g4u.igz

- Renamed all /ubcd/images/*.igz to /ubcd/images/*.img.gz (floppy images)

- Updated AVIRA AntiVir Rescue System v3.6.9-20091102185524
- Updated Gujin v2.6
- Updated HDDerase v4.0
- Updated memtest86+ v4.0 (new location: /ubcd/boot/memtest86p/memtest86p.bin)
- Updated memtest86 v3.5 (new location: /ubcd/boot/memtest86/memtest86.bin)
- Updated NSSI v0.60.38 (does use the FreeDOS image now, not PC-DOS)
- Updated Parted Magic v4.6 (build: 1 Nov) and F-prot (scanner + definitions), XFprot v2.2 and clamav-definitions
- Updated Partition Saving to v3.71
- Updated Samsung Disk Manager to v10.42
- Updated Samsung ES-Tool v3.00g
- Updated Super Grub Disk v0.9799

- Added Super Grub2 Disk v1.21
- Added Plop v5.0.4
- Added Hardware Detection tool v0.35-pre2
- Added boot.kernel.org (BKO) (/ubcd/boot/bko/gpxe.lkrn)
- Added netboot.me (/ubcd/boot/netbootme/netbootme.lkrn)
- Added Parted Magic modules: PCcmoscleaner, PCdiskEraser, PCloginnow and PCregedit

- Moved directory /ubcd/boot/cpustres/ to /ubcd/boot/cpustress/

Author:  grimes [ Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:33 am ]
Post subject: 

nice work

- ISO Image support
- HDT

and Duke Nukem is not dead :lol:

GRUB2 is coming, Ubuntu 9.10 :wink:

Author:  Icecube [ Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:55 am ]
Post subject: 

@grimes
Added Super Grub2 Disk v1.21 ==> SGD with Grub2

Author:  Astral God [ Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:53 am ]
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What do you think about integrate "Kaspersky Rescue Disk" on UBCD?

http://devbuilds.kaspersky-labs.com/devbuilds/RescueDisk/

Author:  grimes [ Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:59 pm ]
Post subject: 

HDT :D , AIDA and ASTRA gone....

where are the IBM Tools

Drive Fitness Test (IBM/Hitachi)
Feature Tool (IBM/Hitachi)
:cry:

Tools to add
IBM Tool runs with all HDDs and better then...
Active Boot Disk all inlude Killdisk...
DiscWizard
Acronis True Image WD Edition

both based on TrueImage, but only for WD or Seagate/Maxtor HDD :roll:

good for Testing ISO-Image Support

Author:  Icecube [ Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:21 pm ]
Post subject: 

HDD ==> Diagnosis ==> Drive Fitness Test V4.14 (IBM/Hitachi)
HDD ==> Device Info and Management ==> Feature Tool V2.13 (IBM/Hitachi)

The free version of Killdisk doesn't offer anything new that isn't already on UBCD: http://www.killdisk.com/

Acronis True Image WD Edition is a Windows program. In Parted Magic, you can find cloning tools.

Author:  grimes [ Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:34 pm ]
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IBM Tools :oops:

Active Boot Disk is more than KillDisk its Windows PE (Vista)
with Regeditor, Explorer, Xeditor, Partionmanager.... :wink:

Acronis True Image WD Edition :? i have not a WD HDD no tested

DiscWizard is TrueImage ISO-Image :)

and PartedMagic nice but for Windows User /dev/sda1 :? a little bit different :wink:

Author:  maIDor [ Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:20 pm ]
Post subject:  French translation

Hello,

as for 5.0b12 release, I propose a French translation of this nice release.

I provide two files: an archive of all modified files and a xdelta patch for the official 5.0rc1 ISO.

A big thanks for the great work and see you next release.

@Astral God: Thanks for the help offer, the harder problem is to had French keyboard support to busybox for some utilities (offline, dban...) as the keymap are not included by default. I hope finding a solution before final release.

Author:  StopSpazzing [ Sat Nov 07, 2009 3:57 pm ]
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Woot. Finally!!! Downloading it as we speak. Hope to test it this weekend.

Author:  ubcdhelpplease [ Tue Nov 10, 2009 3:14 am ]
Post subject:  Re: UBCD V5.0RC1 available for download

Icecube wrote:


Neither of those download links work for me. The first one only has beta12 for download, and the torrent link is dead.

There is a working mirror that I found through google though: http://www.myubcd.com/

Downloaded it using their torrent file and the md5sum matches.

Author:  Icecube [ Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:04 pm ]
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Added http://www.myubcd.com/ as mirror in first post.

I fixed the download page on: http://ubcd.linuxfreedom.com/ (It was correct a few days ago, maybe a backup replaced the newer version of that page).
You can always see the iso files on that server: ftp://linuxfreedom.com/ubcd/

Author:  mrbass [ Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:35 am ]
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Glad this has come out. I'll give a mirror as soon as final is released.

Author:  Hollywood [ Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:57 pm ]
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Icecube wrote:
HDD ==> Diagnosis ==> Drive Fitness Test V4.14 (IBM/Hitachi)
HDD ==> Device Info and Management ==> Feature Tool V2.13 (IBM/Hitachi)

The free version of Killdisk doesn't offer anything new that isn't already on UBCD: http://www.killdisk.com/

Acronis True Image WD Edition is a Windows program. In Parted Magic, you can find cloning tools.


Hi, I'm new here. I have the pro edition of Kill Disk that has more in depth wiping options basically. I was wondering if I took the killdisk.cab file, extracted and replaced the files inside with the pro files, if it would still work? I'm going to give it a shot.

Author:  millermmail [ Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:37 am ]
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Torrent link is dead (again?), I went to the myubcd.com and used that torrent.

Here's the direct link...
http://ubcd.myubcd.com/UBCD50RC1.torrent

+1 can't wait to see the final release...

Author:  seier [ Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:51 pm ]
Post subject:  PDF = Must, RDP = Pretty Please, *.cab = WINE?

RE: Cab files - those are windows files, so that's probably not practical unless they decide to and are in fact able to use WINE. I think speed has to considered when deciding to or not to use WINE.

That being said I would really like to be able to use remote desktop (RDP) back to my Windows PC and or client systems. I know there are RDP clients for Linux, but not sure they work with the UDCB window manager. RDP and VNC are undoubtedly the two most popular remote access formats.

Since the main purpose of the UBCD is to fix things, PDF support is an absolute must. Will you add that?

Author:  seier [ Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:11 am ]
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PDF Support: It turns out there is already a PDF Viewer installed and FireFox just doesn't know about it. So if you tell firefox to open /user/bin/epdfview every time that'll work.

Remote Desktop: Yep that's in there too, but support is console based. Please add a text file or batch file (not sure what the correct linux lingo would be) that tells the user to type:
rdesktop -uadministrator -server 10.0.0.50
(where administrator is the user name and and 10.0.0.50 is the ip and hostname you want to connect to)
In fact maybe said shell script could prompt the user for the hostname/ip and then the user name.

Author:  salban666 [ Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:27 am ]
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Nice work this release of v5rc1...
I tested 2 or 3 tools which are working perfectly ( G-parted ! , memtest 4...) and even without having to use the grub4dos menu ( requested for my system with the previous version... ( and G-parted stopped to work on my system after V5 beta 5 !! ))
There is only one thing I would like to see : the ability to have ubcd booting on a EXFAT partition...And thanks again for the hard work..

Author:  Icecube [ Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:38 pm ]
Post subject: 

salban666 wrote:
Nice work this release of v5rc1...
I tested 2 or 3 tools which are working perfectly ( G-parted ! , memtest 4...) and even without having to use the grub4dos menu ( requested for my system with the previous version... ( and G-parted stopped to work on my system after V5 beta 5 !! ))

Adding 'raw' to MEMDISK solved some issues with booting the freedos image:
http://ultimatebootcd.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1845
salban666 wrote:
There is only one thing I would like to see : the ability to have ubcd booting on a EXFAT partition...

Booting from EXFAT isn't going to happen soon (if it ever will). There are no free specifications available for EXFAT, so writing a driver for it, is a bit like writing the NTFS driver in the past. There is a start of a read only driver for EXFAT for linux, but it is not really tested. Syslinux and grub4dos can't read EXFAT (and thus can't boot from it). An EXFAT driver for DOS does need to be written for the FreeDos image. EXFAT is much simpler than NTFS, but by looking at the state of the current NTFS drivers for DOS, I don't expect a driver soon if any will exist in the future. Blame Microsoft for not releasing free specs.
http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/pres ... echpr.mspx
http://www.microsoft.com/iplicensing/productDetail.aspx?productTitle=exFAT%20File%20System%20Licensing%20Program

Read only alpha EXFAT driver for linux:
http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/l ... el/1026144

Author:  salban666 [ Thu Dec 17, 2009 4:33 am ]
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salban666 wrote:
Nice work this release of v5rc1...
I tested 2 or 3 tools which are working perfectly ( G-parted ! , memtest 4...) and even without having to use the grub4dos menu ( requested for my system with the previous version... ( and G-parted stopped to work on my system after V5 beta 5 !! ))
There is only one thing I would like to see : the ability to have ubcd booting on a EXFAT partition...And thanks again for the hard work..


Let me correct myself: when I spoke of G-parted, I mean Parted magic of course :)
Concerning the ex-fat, thank for the precision, no thanks to Microsoft as usual...( albeit there is hope (or not) in Microsoft as it can't make a software as simple than its Win2usb without using open source :)

And last thing, if memtest+ v4 works, Memtest86 v3 crashes after 2 or 3 s !

Author:  Icecube [ Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:18 pm ]
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@ salban666
The writers of the ntfs-3g linux driver have a license for exfat.
exFAT for Embedded Systems:
http://www.tuxera.com/about-us/news/837/

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