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#1 Sidewinder

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 03:09 PM

I haven't seen updates in years.  Is this abandoned?  Will you ever update it to support modern booting via EFI?  Are you willing to share the code so some of us, myself included, can update it to support EFI and make this work again?

 

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#2 Sidewinder

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 03:11 PM

I mean, putting the code up (with it's history) up on github would be an amazing way to collaborate on this.  I'm sure the community would really benefit from this.



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Posted 23 February 2017 - 03:38 PM

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My plan is to publish the code on github this year. As evidenced by lack of updates, I no longer have the time to maintain it myself, though I do continue to sell isostick and handle support. The project will be open-sourced under the permissive MIT license.


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#4 Sidewinder

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 04:46 PM

My plan is to publish the code on github this year. As evidenced by lack of updates, I no longer have the time to maintain it myself, though I do continue to sell isostick and handle support. The project will be open-sourced under the permissive MIT license.

 

This is great to hear!

 

It's unfortunate that you've had little time to work on it. However, I look forward to being a contributor and will contact you via github with my updates. Hopefully they will work out for all of us!



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Posted 25 February 2017 - 07:59 AM

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#6 yellowcard

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 09:56 PM

Where are you at with being able to open source it? I'd love to dig in and fix some things.



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Posted 17 January 2018 - 05:32 AM

Any update? I see there is an ElegantInvention Organization on github here: https://github.com/ElegantInvention but sadly no code. I'm sorely disappointed as I'd finally gotten a chance to buy one off Amazon, and found isosel won't load at all on my machines... Hoping it can be revived by the community!


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Posted 06 February 2018 - 06:40 PM

I too would love to see the code posted and this made open source. I use the device several times a week still (though it's getting more annoying as time goes on with Secure Boot and UEFI devices). It would be awesome if this could continue in some way. Please keep us updated!

 

Thanks.  :)



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Posted 08 February 2018 - 03:48 PM

I don't know much about the IsoStick, but what advantages does it have over using an Easy2Boot USB flash drive which lets you have unlimited Secure Boot, UEFI and MBR bootable images?



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Posted 08 February 2018 - 04:22 PM

I don't know much about the IsoStick, but what advantages does it have over using an Easy2Boot USB flash drive which lets you have unlimited Secure Boot, UEFI and MBR bootable images?

I'm not familiar with Easy2Boot myself though I have heard of it. From what I can tell as far as UEFI goes, you have to first convert your ISOs and whatnot to a special format (.imgPTN) and configure it differently in order to work? Also, I don't know if Easy2Boot allows you to change ISO files on-the-fly within Windows and have it load up the new one within seconds for installs and other things that don't require to be booted from. If it's ONLY for booting from images, then that's one main place where it differs from the ISO Stick which works both ways. That and you don't have to worry about the size limit of the USB drive itself as the ISO stick runs off of microSD card storage. So, for instance, you can have several 32GB or 64GB cards with a variety of different images and just switch them out as needed.

 

I could be wrong with how Easy2Boot works and there's probably more as far as differences go, but from my experience that's what I would guess.



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Posted 08 February 2018 - 06:06 PM

Yes, for UEFI you do need to convert the ISO but you can select any .imgPTN file and 'switch it in' from Windows.

But once converted to a .imgPTN file, you can boot to it and then in Windows you can select a different .imgPTN file using the SWITCH_E2B,exe utility and access the files within it. But don't most Windows OS's allow you to mount ISOs anyway (using ImDisk or native Windows?),

E2B can run from a USB SD card reader + SD card (pref. USB 3 card reader for best speed).

There are some ISOs that E2B cannot boot however (ones that need to see a 'CD drive').

It may be an alternative solution for you for UEFI/Secure booting issues?



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Posted 20 May 2018 - 04:15 AM

Yes, sad but true, the isostick owner gets a lot of money selling a hardware without software updates... congrats...



#13 Sidewinder

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 07:03 AM

Any news on publicizing the source? It's been almost 14 months since my initial question.




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