Integrated Parted Magic that provides access to NTFS partitions under Linux, which is far more robust and reliable than NTFS access under DOS
I think that it would be difficult to find a linux distro without NTFS support now days
. They have at least read support, but probably they now have all write support due ntfs-3g.
@VictorDelete some unnecessary files:
- autorun.inf (won't launch the web page automaticly, because it is in a folder and not on the root of the cd. The antivir folder icon will change in the avira.ico icon.)
- avira.ico (so we don't need the picture either, you can always look in the HTML folder if you want to see it )
: (leftovers of ubcd 4.1.1 ==> the current version is at /dban/
- wait.com (is never used in ubcd2iso.cmd, only its existence gets checked.
- Remove the line
if not exist "%~p0\wait.com" %0 : _error Missing file '%~p0\wait.com'
Edit the appropriate line in ubcd2iso and ubcd2usb
echo Required: W2K/XP/W2K3 and UBCD extracted to local storage
echo Required: W2K/XP/W2K3 and an (optionally extracted) UBCD
echo Required: W2K/XP/W2K3/Vista and UBCD extracted to local storage
echo Required: W2K/XP/W2K3/Vista and an (optionally extracted) UBCD
The FreeDos image at /ubcd/images/dosubcd.igz
is not compressed with gzip.
Uncompressed 2.8 MiB, if you compress it, the size is 2.4MiB.
Victor Chew wrote:
What do you think if I ditch makebootfat, and using format + syslinux instead for ubcd2usb?
I have always done it that way. I find it a lot easier also. You just have to copy the files of the iso image to your thumb drive, install syslinux on it and you are done. Very handy if your stick isn't bootable any more. You only have to reinstall syslinux (no complete format needed).
Include a file in /ubcd/tools with something similar ( + that you have to copy the files of ubcd to the stick). (you can add a batch file that just launches cmd.exe so everyone knows where he has to type the commands.)
For windows: syslinux [-sfma][-d directory] x:
syslinux -ma -d syslinux x: adapt x: to the stations letter for your thumb drive
syslinux -sma -d syslinux x:
For linux: syslinux [-sf][-d directory][-o offset] /dev/sdX
syslinux -d syslinux /dev/sdX adapt sdX to your correct drive
syslinux -s -d syslinux /dev/sdX
These are the options common to all versions of Syslinux:
-s Safe, slow, stupid; uses simpler code that boots better
-f Force installing
-d directory in which ldlinux.sys will be placed
These are only in the Windows version:
-m Mbr; install a bootable MBR sector to the beginning of the
-a Active; marks the partition used active (=bootable)
Are you going to include the hotkeys
for the menu's? You have added the help text already, which is nice.
Maybe you can edit /pmagic/isolinux.cfg and add a number 6 " Back to UBCD menu".
Maybe you can add also a entry for Parted Magic in /ubcd/menus/hdd7.cfg
(partition manager tools) and add in the help text a little bit info about Gparted instead of general information about Parted Magic.
Make an entry for "testdisk" (boot Parted Magic of course) in the appropriate config file so users of previous editions can find it fast.
Add also an entry for "partimage" in the cloning section (Parted Magic).
Can you change the default color scheme
of the menu's? It is my personal taste, but I don't like the the dark blue background with the soft yellow title and the hardly readable help text in green (compared with the blue background). Especially the green text on the blue background hurts and makes it a little bit difficult to read the text.
I had would have seen the dban, the antivir and the offline folder also in the ubcd folder. It isn' t difficult to adapt it of course (2 minutes work
). But for new users it is probably easier when you just have to copy an new version of dban, antivir or offline NT password and registry editor over the old ones, whitouth modifying the isolinux.cfg or the syslinux.cfg files in those folders, when they want to update the versions of those programs.
Parted Magic 3.0 will be out within a month I think. Patrick Verner has changed and included several new programs in the current snapshots of Parted Magic 3.0.
Some usefull tools for a rescue cd which are included now: fusesmb and smbnetfs ( both display the network neighbourhood as were it on your own filesystem),
curlftpfs ( display the files of a ftp server just like a regular directory ). This allows you do backup easily your files to another pc.
Maybe a samba server will be include to (not sure because the complete package is quite large, so you can share just like in windows a directory on the network. This will allow you to share your whole drive on the network, so you can run a virus scanner on another computer (with windows) so scan the shared drive for virusses.