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 Post subject: UBCD V5.1 alpha 3 available for download
PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:46 am 
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THE NEWER DEVELOPMENT VERSION IS AVAILABLE AT:
viewforum.php?f=7


UBCD V5.1 alpha 3 is now available for download

Torrent: http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/download/ ... so.torrent
Magnet URI: magnet:?xt=urn:btih:S3LEZKD7BHGAXU7IGIXHBDPFMETLTXNH
HTTP: http://ubcd.mirror.fusa.be/ubcd51a3.iso
Mirror: http://ubcd.linuxfreedom.com/ (http/ftp)
md5sum: 420f114e92f184f4bc0a3d9e20512471
sha1sum: b3bc7682700b3a5b0b47c0048b569b86a1d1ff70
SHA-256: F5F5AA3E46AD52E9C7029D0FC8A206CBC228C794DC71820268B0D2148C1CE4E3(computed using 7-Zip's "Calculate checksum" function)

Description:

Mostly a bug-fix release for UBCD V5.1a2, along with the usual updates.

Changelog:
- Updated version label of EaseUs Disk Copy to V2.3.1 and removed extra ISO image.
- Updated HDT to V0.5.0. Fixed double APPEND and switch to using gzipped version of pci.ids. Also modified syslinux2grub4dos.sed to make special provision when translating HDT entry.
- Updated UBCD FreeDOS to V1.42. Optimized format of image. Shortened keybrd_ncfg and mouse_ncfg in config.sys to kb_ncfg and mse_ncfg respectively to fit everything into environment space. Updated bin\7za.exe in UBCD FreeDOS to 9.13beta (courtesy of IceCube). Updated level1\freedos.cab\more.com to V4.3 (courtesy of ady).
- Updated PLoP Boot Manager to V5.0.12. Thanks to IceCube for the update.
- Temporarily point cpustress kernel image to /pmagic/bzImage to alleviate lockup problems.
- Move startup.bat command to ubcd.ini for DIMM_ID, AleGr MEMTEST and WDIDLE3.
- Pipe Partinfo output to "more". Thanks to ady for the suggestion.
- Updated entry for Dsrfix in ubcd.ini to drop to command prompt after launch.
- Updated files from syslinux 4.0.4.
- Updated Parted Magic to V6.0. grub4dos booting support is dropped.
- Updated ubcd\tools\win32\unxutils\bin\7z.exe+dll to V9.22beta.


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 Post subject: Re: UBCD V5.1 alpha 3 available for download
PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:07 pm 
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Since more.com version 4.2 is now more.exe version 4.3:

fdubcd.IMG -> level1 -> help.cab -> help.bat

Code:
if not exist %ramdrv%\bin\more.com .....


needs to be changed to:
Code:
if not exist %ramdrv%\bin\more.EXE .....


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Diskcheck has changed. Regression?
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Some Syslinux files were NOT updated to the latest version.
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Any reason for not to keep support for booting PartedMagic 6.0 from the Grub4Dos menu?


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 Post subject: Re: UBCD V5.1 alpha 3 available for download
PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:33 pm 
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\ubcd\menus\grub4dos\hdd\recovery.lst :

Code:
title PhotoRec V6.12-WIP
...
configfile /pmagic/boot/syslinux/grub4dos.lst


and

Code:
title TestDisk V6.12-WIP
...
configfile /pmagic/boot/syslinux/grub4dos.lst


but there is no such file "grub4dos.lst" under the "/pmagic/boot/syslinux/" folder.

Those are only examples. I guess that if UBCD is not goint to support booting PMagic 6 from grub4dos, then all those similar entries pointing to some PMagic program will have some similar problem.


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 Post subject: Re: UBCD V5.1 alpha 3 available for download
PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:58 pm 
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Quote:
needs to be changed to:
if not exist %ramdrv%\bin\more.EXE .....


Noted.

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Diskcheck has changed. Regression?


Must be the early morning. :D I don't quite understand this bit. Could you pls elaborate?

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Some Syslinux files were NOT updated to the latest version.


Holy *@&#! Not again! Which ones?

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Any reason for not to keep support for booting PartedMagic 6.0 from the Grub4Dos menu?


Grub4dos has been dropped from PM quite a few versions back, and the discrepancies between the old and the new has been getting larger and larger. It will not be easy to update and sync between the two.

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but there is no such file "grub4dos.lst" under the "/pmagic/boot/syslinux/" folder.


Will have to update syslinux2grub4dos to filter out these entries when translating to grub4dos.


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 Post subject: Re: UBCD V5.1 alpha 3 available for download
PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:52 pm 
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Victor Chew wrote:
ady wrote:
Diskcheck has changed. Regression?


Must be the early morning. :D I don't quite understand this bit. Could you pls elaborate?

The version of diskchek included in UBCD51a3 is not the same as it was before. I checked, and redownloaded the latest version from their site. There is no update either. So something has happened with the files in diskcheck.img.gz. Is this happening only to me?

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Some Syslinux files were NOT updated to the latest version.


Holy *@&#! Not again! Which ones?

This time I did not check each and everyone. I stopped at the first discrepancy I found:
Code:
<ubcd51a3-extracted>\boot\isolinux\isolinux.bin


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but there is no such file "grub4dos.lst" under the "/pmagic/boot/syslinux/" folder.

Will have to update syslinux2grub4dos to filter out these entries when translating to grub4dos.

There are several entries of those in several different configuration files in UBCD51a3, according to the specific files where PMagic tools were included (to start PMagic from that line).


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 Post subject: Re: UBCD V5.1 alpha 3 available for download
PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:28 am 
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ubcd.ini :

Code:
wdidle3; "wdidle3.exe /?"; -$; WDIDLE3 (Increase head-park idle timer for WD HDDs)


should be :

Code:
wdidle3; "wdidle3.exe /?"; -$$; WDIDLE3 (Increase head-park idle timer for WD HDDs)


with "$$" instead of only one "$".

The same goes to:

Code:
dimm_id; "dimm_id.exe -h"; -$; DIMM_ID (Display DIMM sockets/SPD info)


which should be:

Code:
dimm_id; "dimm_id.exe -h"; -$$; DIMM_ID (Display DIMM sockets/SPD info)


Aida16.cab is missing. Am *I* miss something?

Intel PIU (intelpiu.cab) needs to be updated to the latest version.


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 Post subject: Re: UBCD V5.1 alpha 3 available for download
PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:28 pm 
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Quote:
The version of diskchek included in UBCD51a3 is not the same as it was before. I checked, and redownloaded the latest version from their site. There is no update either. So something has happened with the files in diskcheck.img.gz. Is this happening only to me?


Same file as in 5.1a2. MD5sum is fea200a3c23941ae3d6c4e6a681ada77.

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This time I did not check each and everyone. I stopped at the first discrepancy I found:
Code:
<ubcd51a3-extracted>\boot\isolinux\isolinux.bin


As I explained in our private PM, this is the only file that is different, and I can't explain it. So I have written a new diff script to check all syslinux files against the original to make sure they are the same before release in the future.

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should be :

Code:
wdidle3; "wdidle3.exe /?"; -$$; WDIDLE3 (Increase head-park idle timer for WD HDDs)


Noted for both WDIDLE3 and DIMM_ID.

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Aida16.cab is missing. Am *I* miss something?


Arrghh. My bad. Will be reinstated in the next release.

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Intel PIU (intelpiu.cab) needs to be updated to the latest version.


Noted.


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 Post subject: Re: UBCD V5.1 alpha 3 available for download
PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 11:56 pm 
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There are some tool executables/files that have the same checksum codes than in previous versions, but the file names and "modified dates" are different.

This changes also leads to unnecessary changes in the CABs / ZIPs /GZips...

Testing and comparing between ubcd releases is more difficult doing these unnecessary changes, and the xdelta is bigger.

If the only reason for these changes is because of lower case / upper case changes, IMO it is not worth it.

Moreover, the tools should have the same "modification date" (and the same letter/case) as the original tools downloaded from their original websites.

Making these little changes makes more difficult to find tools that need updates, or to find which version is already included.

"Nicer" capital letters should not be such a problem, since listing the files in a DOS cmd or under a real DOS is not the primary use of these files.

Moreover, changing a file "name" should NOT change its "modification date", but for some reason, this kind of changes *are* happening.

Both kind of changes ("modified date" and upper case) are going to change also the resulting CABs. This is undesirable. The only reason for changing a CAB archive should be a real, necessary and desirable change in its contents.

A similar example of this type of unnecessary changes is the modification date of syslinux-related files. Those files have a "modified date" different from the original, which makes finding old version that were not correctly updated even more difficult.

The actual process or procedure that makes the tools inside CABs to be modified might not be the same as the ones changing the syslinux-related files, but the undesirable consequences are almost the same.

Please use the original files to build the archives (CABs, ZIPs, 7Zips, GZips, IMGs, ISOs...), so it will be easier to compare, follow and test new releases of UBCD.

TIA.


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 Post subject: Re: UBCD V5.1 alpha 3 available for download
PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 1:18 am 
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Xcopy 1.4a, latest version http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/micro/pc-stuff/freedos/files/dos/xcopy/rxcopy/

Do NOT use the older "rxcopy2.zip", but the latest "rxcopy14a.zip"

The final executable is "xcopy", not "rxcopy" as the name of the zip file suggests.


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kernel.sys 2039, latest version http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/micro/pc-stuff/freedos/files/dos/kernel/2039/

with source code, dos 16 bits, dos 32 bits packages.

Both final versions (DOS16 and DOS32) include the same updated sys.com and the same updated country.sys, among other useful general batch files.

The difference between both packages is in the kernel.sys. Both packages also include relevant documentation.

The latest version listed in FreeDOS.org is 2038, but the listed versions there are not always the latest available, which in this case is 2039.

These files are updated versions when comparing against those in FreeDOS 1.0, but even those included in FreeDOS 1.0 are more up-to-date than the ones included in FDUBCD.

I hope at least part of these files can be updated/included into the next FDUBCD, which should make it not only more up-to-date, but also more compatible with FreeDOS 1.0 (as the comparison of the arguments available in sys.com show).

To make it clear, the kernel.sys DOS32 version 2039 file of this package are already updated in UBCD, but some others (like sys.com), are not.


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 Post subject: Re: UBCD V5.1 alpha 3 available for download
PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 7:19 am 
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The following may be of interest for FDUBCD and/or for DOS users.

From the FreeDOS news page:

Quote:
UIDE etc. (Apr. 25)

2011-04-21 2:02
On April 16, Jack Ellis again updated his excellent UIDE and other drivers (RDISK, XMGR). This is a minor update re-adding caching capability for other DOS drivers. Grab binaries and sources at http://johnson.tmfc.net/dos/driver.html . EDIT: (Apr. 25) "BAD initialization error is corrected in UIDE, UIDEJR, and RDISK (XMGR not affected)!"


From the homepage:

Quote:
XMGR, RDISK, and UIDE are DOS drivers for an 80386+ system using MS-DOS V5.0+, FreeDOS, and all similar DOS variants.


Quote:
XMGR is a DOS XMS memory manager. It supports V3.70+ UMBPCI by Uwe Sieber and can load directly into UMBPCI upper-memory. XMGR also runs with JEMM386/JEMMEX, MS-DOS V4.49/V4.95 EMM386 or other similar "EMS managers". It is written to V3.0 XMS Specifications and supports up to 4-GB of memory.


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RDISK is a DOS RAM-disk driver, which creates a "fast" disk drive using 2 Megabytes to 2 GIGABYTES of XMS memory


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UIDE is a "Universal IDE" caching driver for DOS.


Quote:
UIDE also supports up to 8 CD/DVD drives, which may be SATA, UltraDMA, or old "PIO mode" models.


Quote:
The small UIDEJR driver ["junior" UIDE] is available.


@Victor, I think that it may be interesting to explore these drivers for FDUBCD.


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 Post subject: Re: UBCD V5.1 alpha 3 available for download
PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 4:27 pm 
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In relation to the above mentioned XMGR, UBCD already includes umbpci.sys and lowdma.sys, among others.

I am not sure which of the several umbpci versions (486-compatible, general stable, or test) should be used, if any. What I can say for sure is that there are updated versions at http://www.uwe-sieber.de/umbpci_e.html (homepage). You can find some additional info at http://www.mdgx.com/umb.htm.

I have not tested the updated versions, so I can't actually recommend to update them, but I can only GUESS that the update could be useful for some cases.


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 Post subject: Re: UBCD V5.1 alpha 3 available for download
PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 5:49 pm 
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TestDisk and PhotoRec 6.12 FINAL have been released. http://www.cgsecurity.org/


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 Post subject: Re: UBCD V5.1 alpha 3 available for download
PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 3:04 pm 
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ady wrote:
Testing and comparing between ubcd releases is more difficult doing these unnecessary changes, and the xdelta is bigger.


I will take more care with file timestamps in subsequent releases. Thanks for the suggestion.

BTW, xdelta works on binary diffs, so I don't think there will be substantial impact on its size.


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 Post subject: Re: UBCD V5.1 alpha 3 available for download
PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 8:32 am 
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 Post subject: Re: UBCD V5.1 alpha 3 available for download
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:59 am 
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It would be "nice" to finally see F-prot / xfprot updated in the next UBCD release, together with the tests tools (not related to each other).

Also ClamAV should be updated:
ClamAV v0.97.1 ( 2011JUN09 ) http://www.clamav.net/

TIA.


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 Post subject: Re: UBCD V5.1 alpha 3 available for download
PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:18 am 
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ASTRA 5.50 for DOS has been released. http://www.sysinfolab.com

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Updates for "xz" 5.x.x (used as auxiliary tool in the "unxutils" folder of UBCD):

Several versions for DOS; and
"One" version for Windows (needs msvcrt.dll, usually already included in Win98 and up)

are available at http://tukaani.org/xz/.

The version used in the "unxutils" folder of UBCD is the 32 bit Windows version of xz.exe, so *that* is the version to be updated (I have NOT tested it myself).


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