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 Post subject: Do I use the same XP-burned iso CD for all operating systems
PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:48 am 
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I downloaded and burned ubcd411.iso on an XP machine. It's this version of the DOS file: 115 MB (120,672,256 bytes):
Ultimate boot cd (v4.1.1)
ISO image
115MB [MD5 ] 220721fb734186b9d54e4fbacdfc035d
[SHA1] 838f9103a887f34bbd143683a7e58d224a69dfc5


Perhaps this is a silly question but I just want to be sure:

My question is will this version of the CD boot on all of the following operating systems - Win31, 95, 98, NT, 2000, ME, XP, Vista, ..., Linux, Mac etc.. So can I just use the XP-burned CD for all of those or do I need to reburn for each OS? And if it can boot off of just one CD, are the applications designed to work on all those OS's (perhaps with some exceptions for apps that only work on a subset). My point is that I want to use the Ultimate Boot CD for DOS on many different operating systems, not just XP/Vista, etc..

Thanks... :D


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:08 pm 
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It doesn't matter which operating systems are installed on your hard disk for UBCD (4 DOS).
Each tool that you boot will use his own OS.3 A lot of them will use the same FreeDOS image, some will use PC-DOS as OS, others will use a small linux kernel and initrd and some other programs boot just on there own (without dos or linux). They don't care which operating system is installed.

If you want a much more recent version of UBCD, use UBCD50RC1.

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 Post subject: Sounds like one Ultimate Boot CD pretty much fits all
PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:37 pm 
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Thanks, I'm glad to hear this as it might simplify my life. I also want a tool that isn't constrained to only use Linux underneath, such as when cloning disks and such. Sometimes I don't mind the physical (sector), but some tools can do Logical cloning (files) easier out of windows-like os's. I guess some Linux OS's can also do logical, ie. don't need to use dd or something like that. But I believe g4l DOES do a physical. I don't like physical because I might have to zero out all my unused bytes first. But I guess my new fresh installs (and other "clean" machines, those machines that are nice, and not butchered by fragmentation) should go fine using a linux tool with a physical cloner like dd. Just curious - thanks for the info. I will try it on an old junk machine first till I learn how to drive. And I will need to make sure that my tools can understand all of the file systems I use. I may want to use HDClone (since it does logical and/or physical) but I was a bit worried about hard-drive size war-stories (such as < or <=, is the = included?). Anyway, I'll just have to try it all out on an old test pc and really get to know that CD I burned. Much obliged for the info. 8)


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 Post subject: And i'll have to check out PartEd Magic ...
PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:42 pm 
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