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PartitionGuru 4.01 Create Partitions by specify starting sector


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#1 robertcollier4

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:57 PM

http://www.eassos.co...onguru-free.php

PartitionGuru401 is the best partition manager I have found. I have tried Acronis Disk Director, EaseUs, GParted, Paragon. No other partition manager lets you so easily and specifically tell it the exact "starting sector" and "ending sector" when creating your partition - so you can design your hard drive with exactly your own perfect preferred partition alignment. Plus it is only 2 MB whereas the other competing solutions are often 100MB+.

 

http://sites.google....u401FreeDOS.img

2.88MB Download - Here I have used the application's feature to create a bootable USB stick and then I have copied the payload into a blank 2.88 IMG file provided by steve6375. This will save you from having to install the application if you only want to try it in Boot Mode.

 

For menu.lst

title PartitionGuru401FreeDOS.img
map /PartitionGuru401FreeDOS.img (fd0)
map --hook
root (fd0)
chainloader /kernel.sys

 

When creating a Partition - it allows you to enter directly StartingSector and EndingSector which very few other utilities do without confusing interfaces. I always create my partitions with StartingSector divisible by 4096. You should also have (EndingSector + 1) be divisible by 4096. This results in TotalSectors being divisible by 4096 since TotalSectors = (Lastsector + 1 - Firstsector).


Edited by robertcollier4, 17 December 2012 - 04:58 PM.

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#2 COD11

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 06:33 PM

What an incredible "dust grain" of useful software compared to actual software and memory sizes ! Thank you, Robert, for sharing it with us. I added it immediately to my collection of bootable tools. Since Grub4dos is able to cope with gzipped drive images, I compressed your 2.88MB Extended Density Floppy drive image (to 1.42 MB) and use it memory-mapped.

 

 

Here's the G4D menu script code :

iftitle [find /PartitionGuru401FreeDOS.gz]   PartitionGuru 401 (FreeDOS) 
map --mem /PartitionGuru401FreeDOS.gz (fd0)
map --hook
root (fd0)
chainloader /kernel.sys


#3 robertcollier4

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:19 AM

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#4 robertcollier4

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 07:54 PM

New version 4.2.0 just released, here is a Partition Guru 4.2.0 bootable image:

http://sites.google....0FreeDOS.ima.gz

 

title PartitionGuru420FreeDOS.ima.gz [inmemory]
map --mem /iso/PartitionGuru420FreeDOS.ima.gz (fd0)
map --hook
root (fd0)
chainloader /kernel.sys

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#5 maanu

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 07:32 AM

WONKO might be around to teach us the history lesson . or should i begun about this tool ? aahhh the memories .,.... 

 

just love this tool. since the days it used to be known Disk Genius



#6 bilou_gateux

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:45 PM

 

New version 4.2.0 just released, here is a Partition Guru 4.2.0 bootable image:

http://sites.google....0FreeDOS.ima.gz

Thanks for the already gzipped bootable image

I have changed the last line to make it run with my menu.lst

grub4dos-0.4.6a-2012-12-31 chenal

 

chainloader (fd0)/kernel.sys


#7 Agent47

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 10:17 AM

Hi

 

I need help to make Partition Guru free edition working on Win7PE 64 Bit. It works great in Live XP and Win7PE 32 but throws an exeption error message in 64 bit PE. I suspect it as a dependancy issue but unable to find it. any help will be greatly appreciated.



#8 gbrao

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 03:47 AM

[ Ver 4.3.0 ]

http://www.eassos.co...ee-download.php

http://www.eassos.co...ru/versions.php



#9 gbrao

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 12:19 PM

[4.4.0]

 

dl : http://www.eassos.com/download.php

 

cl : http://www.eassos.co...ru/versions.php



#10 gbrao

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 06:01 PM

 

 

PartitionGuru version history

[ Ver 4.5.0 ]
1. The Windows version is able to specify timeout period when it verifies bad sectors; if hard drive is disconnected, the program will stop verifying and prompt message.
2. Optimized read and write to hard drives that have bad sectors and increased scanning speed for data recovery.
3. The free version added the function of partition table style conversion that allows users to convert partition table style between MBR and GUID.
4. It is allowed to select partition table style (MBR or GUID) on the message box when the program performs quick partition.
5. The program shows the menu of copying files when users right click folders of file directory tree on the left interface.
6. When the program restores Windows system partition for GPT disk, GUID is restored as well, making sure system start normally.
7. When restoring partition table, GPT or MBR, the program restores GUID or MBR signature respectively.
8. It is forbidden to restore partition from backup file which is unfinished or damaged.
9. The menu item "Show System Files" and its functions were changed to "Show NTFS Metafiles" and program doesn't show NTFS metafiles by default.
10. Fixed:
10. Fixed the bug that 64 bit version crashed when backing up partition to image file.
11. Fixed:
Fixed the bug that program couldn't normally load PMF file backed up by older version for NTFS partition.
12. Fixed:
Fixed the bug that error happened if click "Stop" during the process of partition backup.
13. Fixed:
Fixed the bug that functions clone virtual disk and convert virtual disk format were not available.
14. Fixed:
Fixed the bug that program might crash when it recovered files by file type if TIFF file came up.
15. Fixed:
Rectified the problem that program didn't show the name "Bitlocker Encrypted" for partition with drive letter which is encrypted by Bitlocker.
16. Fixed:
Fixed the bug that it often failed to make bootable USB disk and the bootable USB disk couldn't work.
17. Fixed:
Fixed the bug that program crashed when USB flash disk was inserted or disconnected in the process of copying files.
18. Rectified the problem that in the process of loading PMF image file, program could be interrupted by disk update information when storage device such as USB flash disk was inserted or disconnected.

 

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#11 gbrao

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 04:26 AM

PartitionGuru Free 4.6.1

d/l : http://www.eassos.com/download.php

c/l : http://www.eassFpart...ru/versions.php

 

 

All functions of PartitionGuru Pro DOS version can be used for free and register is no longer required.

 



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Posted 13 June 2014 - 11:42 AM

PartitionGuru Free 4.6.2

d/l : http://www.eassos.com/download.php

c/l : http://www.eassos.co...ru/versions.php

#13 gbrao

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Posted 28 October 2014 - 05:07 AM

Eassos PartitionGuru


[ Ver 4.6.5 ]
1. Enhanced:
Improves the stability.
2. Enhanced:
The folder "Recovered Types (Recognized)" always shows after files are filtered by Modify Time.
3. New:
The currently-clicked file can be checked and copied automatically when users copy files via context menu and no file is selected.
4. New:
Adds support of EXT3 FDD disk.
5. New::
Partition size of FDD disk shows in line with records in DBR.
6. New::
Partition C is selected by default after program is launched.
7. New::
There is no need to restart the program after Offline Register, and it can be registered after the file Options.ini is copied to its directory.
8. Fixed:
Addresses a bug that program couldn't start when some USB flash drive was connected.
9. Fixed:
Rectifies the bug that files deleted by the function "Delete Files Permanently" weren't filled when those files and program were in the same partition.
10. Fixed:
Fixes a bug that when partitioning GPT drive with the function "Quick Partition", the first partition on the MBR partition table converted by PartitionGuru wasn't 4K sector aligned.
11. Fixed:
Fixes an issue that Erase Sectors worked slowly in DOS.
12. Fixed:
Rectifies a bug that Logical Volume of LVM partition wasn't shown.
13. Fixed:
Addresses an issue that couldn't load GPT partition table in some cases.
14. Fixed:
Fixes a bug in DOS version that the function "Create New Partition" couldn't create required ESP, MSR partitions on GPT disk.
15. Fixed:
Fixes a bug that vmdk file got damaged after files were written to vmdk disk which was divided by 2GB.
16. Fixed:
Fixes a bug that it couldn't open vmdk disk which was larger than 500 GB and splited by 2GB.
17. Fixed:
Fixes a bug in the function "Sectors Copy".

#14 gbrao

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Posted 02 February 2015 - 01:44 PM

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[ Ver 4.7.0 ]
1. New:
Displays files it found out during the course of scanning files.
2. New:
It is able to save scanning progress when the program recovers deleted files.
3. New:
Adds support of FAT16 partition which is formatted by IBMDOS.
4. Enhanced:
Changes the way of showing Disk Partition Structure.
5. Enhanced:
Updates the appearance for the interface of bad sector verification.
6. Enhanced:
Optimizes file recovery function, filtering invalid partitions and speeding up arranging files.
7. Enhanced:
The default recovery mode is modified from Recover Deleted Files to Complete Recovery.
8. Enhanced:
Increases file scanning speed of recovering deleted files from NTFS partitions.
9. Enhanced:
Recovered Typed doesn't display files that overlaps with files from normal directory structure.
10. Enhanced:
Reminds users who want to discard current file scanning result.
11. Enhanced:
It doesn't show excluded files while loading image file of incremental backup.
12. Enhanced:
Picks up responding speed of switching hard drives.
13. Enhanced:
Input focus is set to editing era after sector goto.
14. Fixed:
Rectifies an issue that sometimes the program failed to start in WinPE.
15. Fixed:
Fix an issue that program corrupted after partition resizing is interrupted by force.
16. Fixed:
Addresses a problem that program requires registering when extracting PMF file.
17. Fixed:
Fixes a bug that it couldn't return to parent directory after double clicking ".." on the dialog box "Select Image File".
18. Fixed:
Fixes a bug that program corrupted when previewing certain pictures.
19. Fixed:
Fixes a bug that sometimes it couldn't extract all files from PMF file.
20. Fixed:
Fixes a bug that the in some cases it corrupted when restoring partition from image file.
21. Fixed:
Redresses an issue that the statistics of selected files were not accurate when recovering files.
22. Fixed:
Fixes a bug that it failed to show the exact folder number on the right-bottom interface.
23. Fixed:
Fixes a bug that the Partition and Folder Tree area didn't match the actual situation when operating system is not installed on hard disk 0.

Did not know PG also had a 64 bit version. Just installed to a 64 bit Windows and was surprised. LOL.

#15 gbrao

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 06:28 AM

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PartitionGuru Free 4.7.1

 

[ Ver 4.7.1 ]
1. New:
 Adds “Pause” button for “Recover Files” dialogue box. When file scanning pauses, users can copy files immediately and save scanning progress.
2. Enhanced:
 Recovers the progress bar for the dialogue box “Bad Track Verification” and adds a list for detailed info.
3. Enhanced:
 Enhances the function “Explore Partition Image File” and improves the adaptability of damaged image file.
4. Enhanced:
 Improves the program’s stability.

 



#16 gbrao

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Posted 21 August 2015 - 07:44 AM

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PartitionGuru Free 4.7.2

 

[ Ver 4.7.2 ]
1. New:
Fault tolerance in this program works on GUID partition table, which supports loading problematic GUID partition table.
2. New:
Adds the feature of reporting and correcting errors for GUID partition table.
3. New:
"Recovered Types" section in the recovery result is classified to facilitate file lookup.
4. Enhanced:
Optimizes file recovery result for "Recovered Types", filtering out files that are obviously abnormal.
5. Enhanced:
Improves File Recovery feature and program stability, supporting certain seriously damaged cases.
6. Enhanced:
Supports extracting files from backup image of damaged partition.
7. Enhanced:
Improves speed of copying files.
8. Enhanced:
Disables features like Rebuild MBR, Clear Reserved Sectors, Resize partitions, etc. while the program is recovering files.
9. Enhanced:
It doesn't permit the backup file of partition table to be stored on the partition which is recovering data.
10. Fixed:
Newly created Virtual image file is not allowed to be saved in the partition that is recovering data.
11. Fixed:
Rectifies an issue that shortcut key didn't work.
12. Fixed:
Corrects a problem for the feature of modifying file name that it failed to change case of file name.
13. Fixed:
Fixes a bug so that folders whose name begins with "." can be cloned while the program clones FAT partitions.
14. Fixed:
Fix a bug that program exited unusually when recovering lost files.
15. Fixed:
Fixes an issue that sometimes some lost files couldn't be found when recovering NTFS partition.
16. Fixed:
Rectifies an issue that in some cases the program couldn't display percentage correctly after reloading file recovery progress.
17. Fixed:
Fixes an issue that it was unable to recover files on dynamic volumes.
18. Fixed:
Fixes an issue that dynamic volume didn't show drive letter.
19. Fixed:
Fixes a bug so that it becomes able to load scanning progress of recovering entire hard drive.
20. Fixed:
Corrects a problem that language change wouldn't work after restarting program.
21. Fixed:
Rectifies an error that Disk Partition Diagram didn't show correct information when recovering files on extended partition.
22. Fixed:
Rectifies a display error on Disk Partition Diagram when parameter of extended partition overflows.
23. Fixed:
Corrects an problem that new partition couldn't be created when it resized partition on GPT disk and there were more than 4 partitions.



#17 gbrao

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 09:33 PM

PartitionGuru reverted to it's original name Disk Genius.

 

 

https://www.eassos.com/download.php

 

DiskGenius Free 5.1.2.766

 

Changelog : https://www.diskgeni...ion-history.php

 

 

Partition list adds Attribute tab to show partition status (hidden, active, read-only).

 

^ What I wanted for a long time.

 

Portable Generator : https://sites.google...tor/information



#18 Wonko the Sane

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 10:34 AM

Good to know :).

 

This:

Partition list adds Attribute tab to show partition status (hidden, active, read-only).

 

On MBR active is a flag, hidden is a partition ID (sum 0x10 to normal partition ID) but there is not an attribute (related to the partition) for read-only, a partition can be mounted (on some OS's) as read-only, but it is not something linked to the partition itself.

 

On GPT however it is an actual attribute:

https://docs.microso...information_gpt

https://docs.microso...ws-commands/gpt

 

but there are more (on Windows):

 

 

GPT_ATTRIBUTE_PLATFORM_REQUIRED
0x0000000000000001 If this attribute is set, the partition is required by a computer to function properly.

For example, this attribute must be set for OEM partitions. Note that if this attribute is set, you can use the DiskPart.exe utility to perform partition operations such as deleting the partition. However, because the partition is not a volume, you cannot use the DiskPart.exe utility to perform volume operations on the partition.

This attribute can be set for basic and dynamic disks. If it is set for a partition on a basic disk and the disk is converted to a dynamic disk, the partition remains a basic partition, even though the rest of the disk is a dynamic disk. This is because the partition is considered to be an OEM partition on a GPT disk.
GPT_BASIC_DATA_ATTRIBUTE_NO_DRIVE_LETTER
0x8000000000000000 If this attribute is set, the partition does not receive a drive letter by default when the disk is moved to another computer or when the disk is seen for the first time by a computer.

This attribute is useful in storage area network (SAN) environments.

Despite its name, this attribute can be set for basic and dynamic disks.
GPT_BASIC_DATA_ATTRIBUTE_HIDDEN
0x4000000000000000 If this attribute is set, the partition is not detected by the Mount Manager.

As a result, the partition does not receive a drive letter, does not receive a volume GUID path, does not host mounted folders (also called volume mount points), and is not enumerated by calls to FindFirstVolume and FindNextVolume. This ensures that applications such as Disk Defragmenter do not access the partition. The Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) uses this attribute.

Despite its name, this attribute can be set for basic and dynamic disks.
GPT_BASIC_DATA_ATTRIBUTE_SHADOW_COPY
0x2000000000000000 If this attribute is set, the partition is a shadow copy of another partition.

This attribute is used by the Volume Shadow Copy service (VSS). This attribute is an indication for file system filter driver-based software (such as antivirus programs) to avoid attaching to the volume.

An application can use the attribute to differentiate a shadow copy volume from a production volume. For example, an application that performs a fast recovery will break a shadow copy LUN by clearing the read-only and hidden attributes and this attribute. This attribute is set when the shadow copy is created and cleared when the shadow copy is broken.

Despite its name, this attribute can be set for basic and dynamic disks.

Windows Server 2003: This attribute is not supported before Windows Server 2003 with SP1.
GPT_BASIC_DATA_ATTRIBUTE_READ_ONLY
0x1000000000000000

 

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#19 gbrao

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 06:19 PM

Eassos has sent me these links for mono/lite English versions.  :thumbsup:
I still have not had the time to test them.

"You have entered a link to a website that the administrator does not allow links to"

I get that msg.






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