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#1 OFFLINE   burninbush

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 07:23 PM

http://reboot.pro/11852/

Wonder if any here are playing with this live cd made from win7 bits?  I ran across this link a few days ago when chasing a usb booting issue, decided to make one.  I was not successful at making the iso on an XP box [with a win7 install disk in a virtual cd drive] but it worked immediately on a win7 laptop I have here, finding the files it needed on the running machine.  Creates an iso of ~300mb size, in about 4 - 5 minutes.    

I have used Bart's PE and variants for several years, but the art is much improved from what I've seen before.  Booting the iso [on hard disk] with grub takes about 70 seconds.  Booting it on the Win7 Toshiba laptop, all the hardware worked immediately, even got the screen rez correct without any assistance.  I was able to install several serious apps; Firefox, DVDFab, and my favorite wave editor -- all worked completely nominally.    

I will take this along on my travels -- will keep the laptop going even with a dead hard disk.  

I'm purely fascinated by all sorts of live cds -- this one is a keeper.  Also immediately available for use with it are 70 small apps -- too numerous to detail.  Has several registry tools, and several cloning apps.


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Posted 15 March 2012 - 08:48 PM

THANKs!
I've been looking to update my Windows bootup CDs as my BartPE's are a bit long in tooth and have problems with newer MB and components.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 04:43 PM

sounds very cool!

does the iso run all the laptop's devices - the video, nic, wireless?  usb devices?

do any utils run on it? (superantispyware? etc.)
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 05:21 PM

QUOTE (Temmu @ Mar 19 2012, 01:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
sounds very cool!

does the iso run all the laptop's devices - the video, nic, wireless?  usb devices?

do any utils run on it? (superantispyware? etc.)


Absolutely, very cool.  Best of the PE live's that I've seen yet.  

I guess you are asking, can you install apps onto a running system?  That is a certain yes; I did several like Firefox and DVDFab, plus a bunch of other utils.  One big caveat, I don't see a way to add anything that requires a reboot -- there is no persistence through a reboot.    

And the exception to that caveat, is 'portable' apps installed to some hd subdir; those I tried did maintain and remember their own settings [e.g., Firefox and Thunderbird].  

I burned the iso as the first session of a multisession dvd -- making it easy to tack new directories onto the disk as I discover a need.  Portable apps, and even regular setup.exe files -- doesn't usually take that long to install something, especially if I don't have to hunt for them.  The iso comes with a bunch of essentials already installed -- notepad, Wordpad, MediaPlayer, IE-8, others.  Needs a burner app for backup, and btw, it runs from memory so you get the optical drive back after it finishes loading.  

All the hardware on my newest laptop here [Tosh Satellite couple years old] worked perfectly.  Even got the screen rez correct on the first try.  Wifi worked.  

Try it, you'll like it.  


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Posted 20 March 2012 - 09:50 PM

i will!! thx!
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