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BOOTICE: a boot sector manipulation utility [v0.78 released!]


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#201 ktp

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 09:51 AM

Edit: I thought there was a bug where the BCD is corrupted after edition, but it appears that this is a display problem with EasyBCD 2.2, the BCD binary content edited by BootICE is correct, not corrupted.



#202 gbrao

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 03:13 AM

◆ 2013.9.16 v1.1.4
1. Fixed the "unknown boot device" bug when deleting a boot entry of some BCD files !
2. Added a "Backup BCD" button to backup current BCD as another BCD file.
3. After formatting a partition as NTFS, the default access permissions get correct, while old versions (1.06~1.13) handle this incorrectly.
4. Added a parameter "/set_id=XX" to modify the partition ID.
5. Other optimizations.


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#203 fuxxi

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 07:54 AM

@gbrao: Please dont forget the download link when You post a new changelog :)



#204 gbrao

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 03:44 PM

ok, actually it is always on the same page.



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 04:08 PM

tsts ... release ... ;)

 

HP: http://bbs.ipauly.com (Chinese)

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#206 fuxxi

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 09:26 PM

ok, actually it is always on the same page.

I know, but scrolling through the pages, everytime you post an update and searching for the link is a lil boring. ;)



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 05:00 PM

http://bbs.ipauly.co...8e78e6e0da6c562

 

 

 

◆ 2013.9.23 v1.1.5
1. Fixed a bug: in the past versions, if you create or modify a VHD boot entry of BCD, the device wouldn't be saved correctly. This bug was solved in v1.1.5;
2. UI adjustment. All dialog fonts changed to Microsoft Yahei font if available, otherwise, Tahoma instead;
3. The "Set Accessible" button comes back! When managing partitions of a removable disk, if you select a partition other than the first one, the caption of the button "Assign letter" will change to "Set Accessible".
4. Save some settings in Windows registry. For example, the last tab in the main window, the last bcd file being edited...
5. Other small fixes.


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Posted 22 September 2013 - 08:50 PM

Also from ipauly

 

XORBOOT (formerly XORLDR) is a lightweight multi-system boot program, which uses graphical selection menu, you can manage up to 16 system startup. XORBOOT startup objects can be partition boot sector, it can be a file on the partition, can also be specified absolute sector number.

XORBOOT supported boot types GRLDR / GRLDR.MBR, NTLDR / SETUPLDR.BIN / BOOTMGR, SYSLINUX the LDLINUX.BIN (3.80 ~ 4.03), PLoP Boot Manager, MS-DOS (IO.SYS), FreeDOS (KERNEL.SYS) and a disk image file (*. IMG; *. IMA; *. ISO) simulation starts.

XORBOOT can be installed on the MBR of the hard disk boot can also be installed on the PBR, you can also configure the output after the GRUB4DOS or BOOTMGR loading started.

Download
# # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # #
v0.63 download (unzip MD5: 953EEF5A16547CA76A661EED68B2F4F5):

xorboot_0.63.rar
     (97.89 KiB) Downloaded 2457 times


v0.61 download (unzip MD5: DECF6CFC9ACA62F519254FC7A3474115):

xorboot.rar
     (97.29 KiB) Downloaded 2036 times


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Posted 23 September 2013 - 04:53 AM

The Xorboot URL is:

http://bbs.ipauly.co...ewforum.php?f=3

 

The application title is not yet translated (still in Chinese), but other dialogs are completely in English.

It seems very powerful and is a little difficult to understand first, so I strongly suggest trying it inside virtual machine first.



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Posted 23 September 2013 - 11:49 AM

@ saddlejib and @ ktp,

 

the point, with your links to the version 0.63, is that the downloaded file does not match the given hash.

 

I found another site where, strangely, the version 0.65 is discussed and on which more details can be found.

In this case the hash check is OK but I wonder if we can trust on this "new" unofficial version !!

 

Unfortunately, I'm at work now and I do not have with me the complete address of this site.

 

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 01:19 PM

It is possible that there is an issue with the posted MD5, the file (0.63) is also on Wikipedia:

http://www.softpedia...k/XORBOOT.shtml

 

There are a 0.64 and a 0.65 versions posted on bbs.wuyou by Pauly himself:

http://bbs.wuyou.net...able&tid=157812

I would say that if the 0.65 file you managed to download has the MD5 in the above it should be "official". 

 

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#212 ktp

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 03:46 PM

Official Pauly's site for Xorboot has been updated with version 0.65.

http://bbs.ipauly.co...ic.php?f=3&t=66

 

The MD5 for version 0.65 is correct: note that it is the MD5 of the exe, not the MD5 of the .rar file

(it is not clearly stated in Pauly's site).

Download:
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v0.65(MD5:8DBB9C2DF3C88EC713EF5232B91990B7):xorboot_0.65.rar



#213 ambralivio

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 07:51 PM

After checking, I can confirm that bbs.wuyou is just the site I referred to in my previous post.

 

It is possible that there is an issue with the posted MD5, the file (0.63) is also on Wikipedia:

http://www.softpedia...k/XORBOOT.shtml

 

 

In fact, looking at the history of 0.63 vesrion, you can see that there were 3 different ones, at least : test, official and final.

Probably, this caused to link a wrong hash to the downlodable file.

 

 

The MD5 for version 0.65 is correct: note that it is the MD5 of the exe, not the MD5 of the .rar file

(it is not clearly stated in Pauly's site).

Download:
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v0.65(MD5:8DBB9C2DF3C88EC713EF5232B91990B7):xorboot_0.65.rar

 

Really speaking, in Pauly's post it is clearly written that the MD5 hash is referred to the exe file. Besides, also in the previous post (referred to 0.63 version) it was said that the MD5 was referred to the unzipped file....

 

 

:cheers:

ambralivio



#214 gbrao

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 07:14 AM

Since v1.1.5 BOOTICE uses the registry to save some settings. For users (like myself) who prefer a 'stealth portable' version I have made BOOTICE in PortableApps format. Pauly has kindly given permission to make it available.

Download : https://sites.google...table/downloads

Permission : http://bbs.ipauly.co....php?f=2&t=1622

 

EDIT : BOOTICE Portable will run the 32-bit or 64-bit version of BOOTICE depending on the operating system.



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Posted 30 September 2013 - 05:29 PM

I see that gbrao is late this time, maybe preparing the portable wrap and 32/64-bit wrap for bootICE new released version 1.2.0 ? :-)

Note that with version 1.2.0 bootICE should now be really portable since it no longer writes to registry.



#216 gbrao

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 05:44 PM

^ you could/should have posted the changelog too :

 

 

◆ 2013.10.1 v1.2.0
1. Fixed the "Access denied" bug in sector editing function ( UnderWin7+ the writing may fail because "important sectors" of a file system will be protected by OS);
2. Fixed the "Access denied" bug when restoring partition table from a .dpt file;
3. The EBR of logical partitions (also called "partition gap" in WinHex) were added to the partitions list menu;
4. Added supporting to the "testsigning" parameter in BCD editing function;
5. Added supporting to the "bootmenupolicy", which is used to enable or disable the Metro boot manager (blue screen) of Windows 8+;
6. Fixed a bug that causes the writting failure of PBR. This bug exists in v1.1.4 and v1.1.5;
7. Uses Simsun, PMingLiu, Tahoma as the default font to generate the patterns for non-AscII characters in Grub4Dos menu editor;
8. Fixed a bug that causes the hot-key name of Grub4Dos MBR 0.4.6a not saved correctly;
9. Displays the hot-key name in the Grub4Dos MBR screen, not the scan code as before;
10. According to feedbacks, the registry writing was removed from BOOTICE;


#217 fuxxi

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 05:52 PM

^ you could/should have posted the changelog too :

and a link maybe :P

 

http://bbs.ipauly.co...pic.php?f=2&t=2



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 02:34 PM

2013.10.1 v1.2.0.1
Fixed a bug that causes the popup menu could not function in sector edit screen.

 

http://bbs.ipauly.co...5e17b321e4749d4


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Posted 01 October 2013 - 11:22 PM

2013.10.1 v1.2.0.1
Fixed a bug that causes the popup menu could not function in sector edit screen.

 

http://bbs.ipauly.co...5e17b321e4749d4

 

I do not know if this happened to someone else, but I am not able to download the version x64.........(maybe some virus ?)

 

ambralivio



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Posted 06 October 2013 - 11:35 PM

yes, just now for me, Avast! finds virus in x64 ONLY -- the 32bit dL without a protest



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 01:47 AM

Just downloaded v x86 & x64, Avast didn't found any virus during download or after when in my HDD, Avast was updated previously.



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Posted 12 November 2013 - 07:16 AM

http://bbs.ipauly.co...2228dd5d08a2df0

 

2013.11.12 v1.3.1
1. Fixed the bug that when installing Grub4Dos MBR or PBR, the grldr file name has an extra dot, which makes the boot program can not find the grldr file.
2. Fixed the bug that when editing Grub4Dos menu, if the menu content is empty, BOOTICE could not save the menu correctly.
3. Added a parameter "/edit_bcd" to start BCD editing window from command line. It's possible to launch BCD editing from the right-click menu in the Windows explorer.
4. Added a parameter "/edit_g4dmenu" to start Grub4Dos menu editing window from command line. It's possible to launch Grub4Dos menu editing from the right-click menu in the Windows explorer now.
The above right-click menus can be added with this batch file (the path of booticex86.exe must be edited as the actual path):



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Posted 07 December 2013 - 03:19 PM

 

◆ 2013.11.12 v1.3.1 <- 1.3.2 ?
1. VHD/VHDX supporting. Now you can create, mount or unmount, resize, compact, reset the parent VHD file for VHD/VHDX files.
2. Better partition formatting speed, especially for NTFS.
3. Allow formatting as FAT32 on a partition larger than 32GB.
4. Fixed a bug that cuases wrong total sectors of VHD files.
5. When installing GRUB4DOS/WEE MBR, the choice "Install NT6 MBR to the 2nd sector" was checked initially.

http://bbs.ipauly.co...06e07ab6f3b01cb



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 09:25 AM

◆ 2013.12.10 v1.3.2.1
1. Fixed the bug that compacting VHD doesn't work on Windows 7.



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 12:31 PM

Hi dude...

 

I'll leave this here just to say how cool and useful BOOTICE is... :punk:

 

Can't leave home without it now!!! :juggler:

 

Thanks for your effort!!! :clap:

 

ZEE