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Ultimate Boot CD (freeware) - Releases thread

Post by ckit » Wed Feb 15, 2006 4:40 am

Ultimate Boot CD 3.4:

Download:
http://www.planetmirror.com/pub/ubcd/3. ... -basic.exe (83Mb)
http://www.planetmirror.com/pub/ubcd/3. ... -basic.zip (94Mb)
http://www.planetmirror.com/pub/ubcd/3. ... 4-full.exe (147Mb)
http://www.planetmirror.com/pub/ubcd/3. ... 4-full.zip (158Mb)
http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/download.html

Homepage:
http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

You need the Ultimate Boot CD if you want to:

* Run floppy-based diagnostic tools from CDROM drives. More and more PCs are shipped without floppy drives these days, and it is such a royal pain when you need to run diagnostic tools on them.

* Free yourself from the slow loading speed of the floppy drive. Even if you do have a floppy drive, it is still much much faster to run your diagnostic tools from the CDROM drive, rather than wait for the tool to load from the floppy drive.

* Consolidate as many diagnostic tools as possible into one bootable CD. Wouldn't you like to avoid digging into the dusty box to look for the right floppy disk, but simply run them all from a single CD? Then the Ultimate Boot CD is for you!

When you boot up from the CD, a text-based menu will be displayed, and you will be able to select the tool you want to run. The selected tool actually boots off a virtual floppy disk created in memory.

History:
* Disable RockRidge extension during mkisofs. Thanks to Eric for the suggestion.
*

Added expert mode for booting images. Thanks to Erwin Veermans for inspiring the feature in his dynamic scripts.

When you press [Ins] in any of the menus, an asterisk will appear at the bottom-left corner of the screen, indicating that you are in expert mode. Then when you launch any of the apps, a menu will appear that allows you to change the boot method (memdisk, diskemu, bcdw) or boot disk (fdubcd, drubcd, msubcd), subjected to availability. This is great for nailing down or working around compatibility issues without having to customize the UBCD image.

Note that MSUBCD.IMG is not included on the UBCD by default since it is based on MS-DOS, which is commercialware. If you want to use it, please download the boot image from Erwin's website and add it to your customized UBCD.
*

Updated FDUBCD, DRUBCD, FD32RDP, FSDMSRRC, FDNWD288, FDARA288 to V3.35. Thanks to Erwin Veermans for the update. NTFSDOS should now work on FDUBCD due to a FreeDOS kernel patch.

There is also a new feature under FDUBCD that allows you to update the latest virus database for F-Prot, McAfee and AVG if you are connected to the network. This is activated by typing ubcdvir at the command prompt.

How it works is that it copies the necessary files to the RAM disk, connects to the network, then downloads the latest virus database to the RAM disk. You also have the option of updating the executable files this way. For some reason, Avast cannot be run from the RAM disk, so this feature cannot be used with Avast.

F-Prot (EXE + DB) and McAfee (DB only) are always downloaded from source. McAfee (EXE only) and AVG (EXE + DB) must be downloaded from another location, since they require prior extraction and packaging into a ZIP file. By default, it points back to the files on this website, which I will try to maintain on a weekly basis.

If you want to host your own files, you should prepare and place the following files on your own web server, then type set UBCDURL=http://yoursite.com/pathtofiles before running ubcdvir.

avg.zip
avg7dos.lng
avg.exe
avgdefs.zip
avi7.avg
microavi.avg
miniavi.avg
mcafee.zip
License.dat
Messages.dat
Scan.exe
Scanpm.exe

You might also want to read up AutoVir: auto-updating AntiVirus Suite, an FAQ that Erwin Veermans has written on this topic.
* Documentation has been updated by Scott D. Wares. Thanks!
* Updated DFT to V4.05. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
* Updated HUTIL to V2.00. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
* Updated DBAN to V1.0.6. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
* Updated IBM Feature Tool to V2.00. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
* Removed Madboot due to the use of commercial components. Thanks to Eric Auer for the information.
* Added ExcelStor's ESTest V3.70. Thanks to Steffen Bergner for the suggestion.
* Added ExcelStor's SATA Tool V1.10. Thanks to Steffen Bergner for the suggestion.
* Updated Necromancer's DOS Navigator to V2.15 Build 4000. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
* Updated Memtest86+ to V1.65. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
* Updated g4u to V2.1. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
* Updated SeaTools Desktop to V3.02.03en. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
* Updated MHDD32 to V4.6. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
* Updated memdisk to V3.11. Thanks to Erwin Veermans for the update.
* Fixed some bugs in STARTUP.BAT for F-Prot. Thanks to Erwin Veermans for the update.
* Updated Arachne to V1.87. Thanks to Erwin Veermans for the update.
* Removed AntiVir Personal Edition because the free version is crippled (cannot scan subdirectories) and therefore quite useless.
* Updated Darik's Boot and Nuke to V1.0.6.
* Updated TestDisk to V6.2. Thanks to Christophe Grenier for the update.
* Updated Partition Saving to V3.01. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
* Updated CMOSPWD to V4.8. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
* Added x86test V0.10a. Thanks to pointy for the suggestion.
* Added StressCPU 24-Oct-05. Thanks to Adrian Stanciu for the suggestion. This utility seems to make Athlon CPUs hotter than CPU Burn-in.
* Updated XXCOPY to V2.92.6. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
* Updated SPFDISK to 2000-03r. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
* Updated PCISniffer to V1.4. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
* Updated Gujin to V1.3. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
* Updated D-Browse to V1.24. Thanks for SebastienG for the update.
* Updated Eraser for DOS to V5.7. Thanks for SebastienG for the update.
* Replaced floppy version of Windows Memory Diagnostic with CD version, which is smaller by almost 1MB. Thanks to Paul for the suggestion.
* Added mkubcd.bat and mkubcd.sh to root directory for creating customize UBCD ISO. Thanks to mark847 for the suggestion.
* Updated Fujitsu Diagnostic Tool to V6.30. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
* Updated ASTRA to V5.11. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
* Added NTFS4DOS Freeware Version. Thanks for chris122380 for the suggestion.
* Removed ctramtest because it does not run properly under the latest version of FDUBCD.
* Replaced GRUB with Super Grub Disk V0.9296
* Updated PowerMax to V4.22. Thanks for SebastienG for the update.
* Combined CPU Burn-in, Mersenne Prime Test and StressCPU into one boot image. Thanks for Adrian Stanciu for his work. Note that Adrian has included both V23 and V24 of Mersenne Prime Test because "the newer versions run significantly slower on pentium I, II, III CPUs, and the older version is recommended by the author for this kinds of CPUs". The right version will be executed based on the CPU information given by Linux kernel in /proc/cpuinfo.
* Updated PCIDEVS.TXT to 7 Feb 2006.
* Updated F-Prot virusdef to 7 Feb 2006.
* Updated McAfee virusdef to 7 Feb 2006.
* Reverted Ranish Partition Manager back to stable version V2.40. The latest V2.44 is a beta version and contains some bugs. Thanks to ololol for the information.
Last edited by ckit on Thu Feb 16, 2006 11:12 pm, edited 3 times in total.

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Post by Troken » Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:49 am

The download-link only directs to different download-sites, no direct links to any downloads. Seems to be a fine tool, but too hard to find.

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Post by VuDu » Thu Feb 16, 2006 1:34 pm

how hard?

just go to http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/download.html
then u have 2 tables (one for basic and another for the full version) and you just have to click the Image to download the file from that mirror....
how hard is that to find? ;)
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Post by Troken » Thu Feb 16, 2006 2:56 pm

Ha ha ha :D Im sorry guys, I guess I made a pretty stupid post there. How embarrising, now it was TOO easy to download. Didn't see the forest...

Thanx VuDu, gonna download it right away!

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Post by Dreamer » Thu Feb 16, 2006 3:08 pm

Maybe download and homepage should be at the top...

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