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#26 Wonko the Sane

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Meh. Considering that they also mention that "make sure the device is plugged in but not mounted" I suspect this is another distro that decided to put all of its eggs into the ISOHybrid basket, without realizing the unintended consequences of it (such as Windows correcting the backup GPT record if the USB isn't the exact same size as the image drive, or any checksum validation being thrown off if you have an ESP on that drive).

 

Or maybe they just don't know that Rufus has a DD mode that (AFAIK) should work as well as any other DD application you'll find on Windows...

 

At any rate, I don't have much of an issue with distro makers pushing for whatever tool they think is most suited for the job of creating bootable media, even if they advertise for something else than Rufus to be used.

Yep :), it is only "queer", as I always thought that it was a boot utility/tool (like Rufus/Unetbootin/etc.) that could "decide" to support (or not support) a specific .iso/Os/distro, not the other way round. :dubbio:

 

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#27 Akeo

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Posted 2 weeks ago

With September having arrived, it is time for a new BETA!

 

Rufus 3.2 BETA:

  • Add RSA-2048 signature validation on all the server downloads
  • Add "Fast zeroing" cheat mode (courtesy of René van der Zee)
  • Add support for XP/Server 2003 x64 ISOs (courtesy of Mattiwatti)
  • Improve ISO extraction performance by preallocating files (courtesy of Mattiwatti)
  • Improve bad blocks check algorithm (from suggestions by AL.Skywalker)
  • Fix progress not being displayed for Sylinux or GRUB downloads
  • Fix application close when cancelling an image scan

For those wondering about XP/2003 64-bit ISO support, when official support for these platforms has all but ceased, I'm just going to say this:

It is provided "as is", because it cost nothing to integrate and I didn't have to spend any time on it. However, if you encounter any issue with it, you are 100% on your own.



#28 Wonko the Sane

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Posted 2 weeks ago

For those wondering about XP/2003 64-bit ISO support, when official support for these platforms has all but ceased, I'm just going to say this:

It is provided "as is", because it cost nothing to integrate and I didn't have to spend any time on it. However, if you encounter any issue with it, you are 100% on your own.

 

Wheeew, for one moment I thought you were softening up (with age :w00t:) ;).

 

Congratulation for the new release :).

 

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#29 Akeo

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Posted A week ago

Rufus 3.2 has now been released. You can get it from here.

 

The release ChangeLog is as follows:

  • Add RSA-2048 signature validation on all the server downloads
  • Add "Fast zeroing" cheat mode (courtesy of René van der Zee)
  • Add support for XP/Server 2003 x64 ISOs (courtesy of Mattiwatti)
  • Improve ISO extraction performance by preallocating files (courtesy of Mattiwatti)
  • Improve bad blocks check algorithm (from suggestions by AL.Skywalker)
  • Fix progress not being displayed for Sylinux or GRUB downloads
  • Fix unwanted application close when cancelling an image scan
  • Fix an issue where FAT32 could still be selected for ISOs containing a >4GB file

Enjoy! :rolleyes:



#30 Akeo

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Posted 4 days ago

Bugs don't take a break and neither do we → Rufus 3.3 [BUGFIX RELEASE]

  • Fix a regression when processing uncompressed bootable DD images
  • Fix Windows To Go drive creation for ARM64 Windows ISOs

The second issue didn't really require a fast-track release, but the first one did because it meant that Rufus was unable to open uncompressed DD images or  without reporting Failed to scan image, which is a bit of a showstopper...

 

By the way, since it seems a lot of people who ran into this issue weren't aware of it, did you know that Rufus has been able to open .zip, .Z, .gz, .lzma, .bz2 and .xz compressed DD images for quite a few years now?

 

Available HERE.







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