wimb, on 31 Mar 2021 - 12:02 PM, said:
Thanks for your kind words.
I can say it was an interesting development which is based on interaction of all of us at this forum reboot.pro
It has been a very long journey to arrive to the present development of RAMOS from VHD.
Certainly your programing skills have made possible to create your programs to let non advanced users make use of this achievements.
Also you have developed and improved several new approaches for this subject.
I'm also totally agree many people (but not only from reboot.pro) has contributed during last decades to make this possible, just to mention some of the many people and steps that had been followed to arrive to present achivements:
Following is some kind of historic list, of all previous developments that have been necessary to arrive to present state of RAMOS.
grub4dos developers that made this possible in first place (who developed, mantain and improve it): tinybit, karyonix, chenal, yaya, a1ive, and many others who contibuted to this fantastic boot loader program.
steve6375 author of RMPrepUSB, EasytoBoot and his many tutorials to use grub4dos.
Shao Miller author of WinVBlock driver (to avoid old USB booting limitations).
karyonix author of Firadisk driver, Diskmod driver (to avoid old USB booting limitations), and his contributions to solve Wimboot VHD entries on (MBR) menu.lst
JFX author of WinNTSetup.
wimb for his programs to create VHD_XP_Setup - Install XP in VHD, VHD_W7_Compact - Make Mini 7, and VHD_W8_Compact - Make Mini 8 very good to create small size VHDs using NT Compression, mainly used for filedisk booting, as at the time it was very rare to have enought RAM for RAMBOOT, I remember the Mini-XP was fantastic, and it made me start having interest on this subject.
erwnan.l and misty for the first experiments on first topic on reboot.pro about OS Wimboot.
Cdob for his contributions to USB booting, and to let us understand and manage the target WIM file on Wimboot, and for his batch file to reduce winsxs folder.
Eric Biggers author of wimlib-imagex.
Kai Schtrom author of SVBus driver, (very useful for all versions of RAMOS), that has replaced Firadisk and WinVBlock drivers.
a1ive for his great grub2 version and for create the first topic on reboot.pro about grub4dos for UEFI.
All people on wuyou.net forum who made possible to let make use of SVBus driver on grub4dos for UEFI.
liuzhaoyzz for his very informative topics and posts on wuyou.net forum and here on reboot.pro
Wonko the Sane for his interventions in almost all topics related to this subject.
erwan.l for the technical maintenance of reboot.pro forum and his help to improve the code of some wimb's programs.
Nuno Brito for start, keep alive and maintain this wonderful forum reboot.pro
And finally gbrao, antonino61 and alacran (myself) for contributions with some topics, ideas and tests.
I'm sure the list is not complete, please excuse me for any involuntary omission.
NOTE: as I was thinking on VHD_WIMBOOT program I forgot to mention, that just a few time after the development of WinVBlock and Firadisk drivers, wimb made his program to create Mini-XP, and some time latter Mini-7 and Mini-8 VHDs, I apologize for this involuntary mistake, now they were added to the post in approximate chronological order.