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OS-BS rides again, now it is named mbldr!


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#1 was_jaclaz

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 04:49 PM

OS-BS was an old boot manager (1992) that had gone Commercial.

I have still to fully test it, but I remember the old one as a magnificent piece of code....

mbldr on Sourceforge:
http://sourceforge.n...group_id=162108

Some snippets from the "changes" file:

- Project has been renamed to "mbldr" due to legal issues discussed with Thomas Wolfram (mbldr is Master Boot LoaDeR)

Boot loader:
- Boot support for primary partitions above 1024 cylinder boundary
- Primary partitions hiding (FAT/FAT32/NTFS) like it is done in PQ PartitionMagic/OS-2 Boot Manager
- It is now possible to load operating systems from logical disks of an extended partition

==============================================================================
The text below is a copy of HISTORY file which was a part of OS-BS 1.35 by
Thomas Wolfram. It is kept here just for the sake of commonality.
==============================================================================

OS Boot Select Version 1.35, December 1992
Copyright © 1991, 1992 Thomas wolfRAM
History
------------------------------------------------------------


Version 1.35, December 1992
fixes a minor bug
.....


....and it fits in the MBR (512 bytes) :P

The MBR installer needs cwsdpmi:
http://www.delorie.c...sc/csdpmi5b.zip
CWSDPMI.EXE is needed

The program won't run in Qemu, but it does in VMware.

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 03:18 PM

Update:
on 11th january 2007 version 1.42 released, it now features a Windows version.

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Posted 18 September 2007 - 11:31 AM

Update:
on 06th june 2007 version 1.43 released, it has now a Windows GUI MBR installer.
It needs mingw10m.dll, part of the mingw runtime:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/mingw/
http://sourceforge.n...p?group_id=2435
http://sourceforge.n...ackage_id=11598

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 12:30 PM

Rise from the dead topic, sorry all
Can mbldr boot virtualmachine images without the need to run XP then VM then the actual image???

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 12:52 PM

Rise from the dead topic, sorry all
Can mbldr boot virtualmachine images without the need to run XP then VM then the actual image???


If only I could understand what you are asking...:confused1:

Can you post an example of what you are trying to achieve, possibly after having re-read "common sense advice" in Rules:
http://www.boot-land...?act=boardrules
with particular attention to points #d., #f1., #f2. :cheers:

BTW:
UPDATE:

May 30, 2008
mbldr 1.45 has been released. Boot-timer fix, French translation, partitions hiding/not hiding, few other improvements.

http://mbldr.sourceforge.net/
http://sourceforge.n...group_id=162108

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P.S.:
Topic splitted to here:
http://www.boot-land...?showtopic=5968

#6 ptptptptptpt

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 02:06 PM

great! I am just looking for the like of this !

thanks for recommending ~~




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