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#1 alacran

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 07:15 AM

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File Name: BootIce v1.3.3.2
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The best tool for editing MBR, PBR, BCD and UEFI BCD, sector edit, VHD creator, etc.

Returned to previous version v1.3.3.2 (2015-02-16) since v1.3.4 has a bug and does NOT allow to Add UEFI boot entries. For more info see here.

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NOTE: Direct link on the program is not working anymore.

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 07:30 AM

I want to also comment that some/long time ago I read a post from the author saying: if you put a newer version of grub4dos into same folder where BootIce is, this new version will be applied, It is highly possible same applies for Grub but haven't tested, if some one can confirm this about Grub, please let us know.


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Posted 02 March 2019 - 03:53 AM

It is sad to me to tell you this fantastic tool is not working to its full capacity on this very last version, sorry I didn't notice it as I allways install my OSs on MBR/legacy partition/format (to use grub4dos to load some Isos from HD, just in case of troubles), I never noticed this issue, but now a very hight reputable member is commenting this version has an issue, (I can't reproduce it myself, but I do not have any doubts of his words, quoted his message sended to me by PM).

 

Hi alacran,

 

BootIce v1.3.4 does NOT allow me to Add UEFI boot entries, which I need for booting from Portable USB in UEFI mode with Grub2.

 

BOOTICE v1.3.3 is working OK for me and can create New UEFI boot entries in my machine.

 

Just to let you know that version 1.3.4 has an issue.

 

Regards,

 

wimb

 

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#4 Wonko the Sane

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Posted 02 March 2019 - 03:36 PM

It is sad to me to tell you this fantastic tool is not working to its full capacity on this very last version, sorry I didn't notice it as I allways install my OSs on MBR/legacy partition/format (to use grub4dos to load some Isos from HD, just in case of troubles), I never noticed this issue, but now a very hight reputable member is commenting this version has an issue, (I can't reproduce it myself, but I do not have any doubts of his words, quoted his message sended to me by PM).

 

alacran

Good, then please you (or the mentioned member) could be so kind as to find and upload a version 1.3.3 that works.

 

I have (and I am attaching) two versions x86 (I have not the x64 corresponding ones):

BOOTICEx86_v1.33_20140807.rar

BOOTICEx86_v1.332_2015-02-16.rar

 

 

 

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Posted 02 March 2019 - 04:59 PM

Hi Wonko,

 

Here is BOOTICE version 1.33 that allows via UEFI Tab to Add New boot entries to your machine.

 

In case of Portable SSD then UEFI Grub2 boot option is not auto generated like e.g. Windows Boot Manager.

 

Attached File  BOOTICE_v1.33.zip   809.55KB   117 downloads

 

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Posted 02 March 2019 - 05:32 PM

 

Hi Wonko,

 

Here is BOOTICE version 1.33 that allows via UEFI Tab to Add New boot entries to your machine.

 

In case of Portable SSD then UEFI Grub2 boot option is not auto generated like e.g. Windows Boot Manager.

 

attachicon.gifBOOTICE_v1.33.zip

 

 

Which is good :) , though it is NOT 1.33 (2014-08-07) but rather v1.332 (2015-02-16), based on comparing the date of the files with the one I posted.

Anyway now even those using 64-bit only can have the same fun with UEFI [1] as those running x86.

 

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[1] if anything connected with EFI/UEFI can be considered "fun" as opposed to the more common definition of "worst nightmare you can have (only worse)" ;)



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Posted 02 March 2019 - 10:09 PM

Looking on the backup of my collection of portables found (x86 & x64) BootIce v1.3.3.2 Build 2015-02-16 (same version posted by wimb), and it was uploaded to forum download repository, since I have noticed the link on program to http://www.ipauly.comis not working anymore, and this is one of those precious gems we need to preserve for posterity.

 

The name of this topic was automatically changed when I uploaded BootIce v1.3.3.2 Build 2015-02-16 on Forum Downloads section.

 

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Posted 03 March 2019 - 06:29 AM

This link might be useful:

https://sites.google...otice-downloads


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Posted 03 March 2019 - 06:34 AM

This link might be useful:

https://sites.google...otice-downloads

 

Thanks for the nice collection  :)



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Posted 03 March 2019 - 11:43 AM

So, the new evolution is INSTEAD of ADDING the 1.3.3.2 BESIDES the later (buggy as it might be) 1.3.4 is to REMOVE 1.3.4.  :w00t:

 

The 1.3.4 is still on the download page:

http://reboot.pro/fi...-bootice-v1332/

 

BUT obscurely listed as "previous version", not many people looking for 1.3.4 will be able to find it:

http://reboot.pro/in...download&id=935

 

I am re-attaching it anyway, just in case (files date 2016-06-16).

 

 

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 07:21 PM

Excellent thread...

Definitely bookmarking!

 

Bootice is definitely one of my top handy portable tools, next to Rufus and a few others.

Clearly (my) (IT) life would be different without these tools.

 

A must have, clearly.

 

To quote one of my fav movies (before my twenties...).

 

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Posted 4 weeks ago

I love BootIce and have been using it to edit BCD files for some time, but I have never managed to figure out what the filled (black) checkbox means. 

 

The checkboxes can either be empty, filled (black) or ticked.

 

Anyone know?

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Posted 4 weeks ago

 

 

 

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If an option is NOT set in the BCD entry, it appeares "filled" in BootIce.

If the value is "true" it appeares ticked, else it is "empty".

Regards   T.

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 4 weeks ago

@ steve6375

 

JFYI also in your attached image you have selected (equivalent to FIND) boot.wim file for Ramboot, without selecting any particular disk to start, then that's why selecting Partition is not available.

You may also be more especific and select the disk, and then select the partition will be required too.

I have also noticed not all versions of bootmanager + BCD work just exactly the same way, older versions are more permisive with FIND, and in some cases on some  Win10 versions I had to be more especific and set the exact disk and partition to get desired results.  Unfortunately I didn't make a note of this cases and I can't be more precise.


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Posted 4 weeks ago

The BCD I showed (not made by BootIce) actually works for both UEFI64 and MBR booting which surprised me.

Changing the Global parameters by ticking one or more boxes stopped it from working for both.

[Edit][Stupid] forget this! I was looking at \boot\BCD and not \EFI\Microsoft\boot\BCD ![/Edit][/Stupid]


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Posted 4 weeks ago

The BCD I showed (not made by BootIce) actually works for both UEFI64 and MBR booting which surprised me.

Changing the Global parameters by ticking one or more boxes stopped it from working for both.

Isn't winload.efi the loader on efi (as opposed to winload.exe)?

 

Maybe it is the case of examining that BCD as a Registry hive:

http://www.mistyrebo...gistry_hive.htm

 

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Posted 4 weeks ago

yeah, it's weird!

 

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Posted 4 weeks ago

Hmmm.

 

That is likely \boot\BCD.

 

It is not that you have a second BCD in - say - \efi\microsoft\boot\bcd ? :dubbio:

 

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Posted 4 weeks ago

Doh! Yes, I completely forgot about the \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD file!!! - the EFI folder had hidden attribute set so I didn't see it!

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Posted 4 weeks ago

Good. :)
 

We are now cruising at a level of two to the power of twenty-five thousand to one against and falling, and we will be restoring normality as soon as we are sure what is normal anyway. Thank you. Two to the power of twenty-thousand to one against and falling…

 
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