hi folks, I remember wonko saying once that any vhd was a form of raw file, so it could easily be recognized by g4d, bootmgr, both or either. I know wonko gets very personal about it. for all intents and purposes, I was only wondering is there any other way of saving vhd to a smaller image (img, iso, whatever can get smaller)? if there is, pls tell me how to do it.
extentions, images, raw files that can be read by G4Dimg etc
Posted 16 December 2019 - 02:07 PM
well you could compress it using gzip in 7Zip.
But then you would have to load it into memory in grub4dos using map --mem - if you have enough RAM...
Posted 16 December 2019 - 02:13 PM
thank u 4 ur prompt reply. is gzip the heaviest compression useful?
Posted 16 December 2019 - 02:24 PM
You can use 7Zip - gzip - ultra.
I think that is the best. grub4dos only understands LZMA AFAIK...?
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Posted 16 December 2019 - 07:27 PM
yes, but the g4d I have used lately is the nvme one, so no dice, unless differently specified.
Posted 16 December 2019 - 08:03 PM
even with g4d version 4.5 ahci/nvme? Shall I be glad!!
Posted 16 December 2019 - 08:35 PM
Not 0.4.5c - if you know all this, why the h*ll did you ask in the first place?
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Posted 16 December 2019 - 09:05 PM
I hope to win the Premium Bonds - but I don't keep asking everyone to find out if I have won - I just look it up for myself.
Posted 17 December 2019 - 06:20 AM
Posted 17 December 2019 - 08:49 AM
And now - for the record - Wonko (the Sane) NEVER said this:
hi folks, I remember wonko saying once that any vhd was a form of raw file, so it could easily be recognized by g4d, bootmgr, both or either.
What Wonko said (many, many more times than once, evidently with little effect, or you have a really bad memory) was that ONLY the "static" (fixed size) .vhd's are nothing but a RAW image with a single "CONECTIX" sector appended, and that thus grub4dos can see a .vhd (ONLY "static" or "fixed size") exactly as it can see a RAW image, throwing a warning (that can be ignored) about an excessive sector.
Posted 17 December 2019 - 03:13 PM
Premium Bonds are bonds that you can buy from £1 up to £50,000.
You can cash them in for the face value that you purchased them at, at any time after you have bought them.
Every month there is a small chance of winning £25 up to several £millions.
If you buy £50,000 then there is an average annual win rate of approx. 1.4% (varies slightly each year) - wins are tax free, so its 1.4% tax free (with average luck!).
Of course inflation erodes the actual value of the bonds.
The chances of winning anything bigger than more than £100 or so are very very low...
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