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Thesis on WinFE, shared by Alex Van Ginkel

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#1 bshavers


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Posted 18 December 2013 - 09:40 PM

Very cool of Alex to share his work.  Thanks Alex!

Alex Van Ginkel Final Thesis MSc_27nov by Brett Shavers

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#2 Wonko the Sane

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 01:02 PM

Nice. :)

If I may two things:

  1. cheatcheet should be cheatsheet (appendix 8.2)
  2. still in appendix 8.2 (page 58 of 63) this is not entirely correct (I am picky):


‘Placing a Volume in Read-only does write to the disk. Connecting a NON-Windows drive
might write a disk signature.' The disk signature is a 4 byte entry and can be found on the
Master Boot Record (MBR) at offset 0x01B8.


A non-windows disk may have nonetheless a Disk Signature, the ONLY two cases in which Windows modifies the Disk Signature are:

  1. a collision with the Disk Signature of another disk connected (very, very rare)
  2. the disk signature being 00000000 <- the fact that non-windows NT based systems (not "windows") do not normally write a Disk Signature does not in any way mean that a Disk Signature different from 00000000 has not been written




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