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Ubuntu feedback on Rescapp needed

While we wait for Rescatux to be rewritten, once again, so that it’s based on Debian 9 (Stretch) its main program: Rescapp needs some love. Some testing. Some polishment.

Rescapp program has been rewritten so that:

  • It no longer depends on SELinux
  • It depends on PyQT5 instead of the now obsolete PyQT4

That means that it can be built for recent versions of Ubuntu, packaged and put into a repo.

So if you want to help Rescatux / Rescapp development and you happen to have either a:

Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial AMD64 Live CD

or an

Ubuntu 17.10 Artful AMD64 Live CD

you are welcome to test Rescatux repo and report any bugs that you find on the Rescapp issues page.

Rescatux 0.51 beta 3 released

Rescatux 0.51 beta 3 has been released.

Rescatux 0.41 beta 1 new options
Rescatux 0.41 beta 1 new options
Update UEFI order in action
Update UEFI order in action

Downloads:

  • Torrent (Open the link the in browser and click on Download Torrent File Now)
  • Rescatux 0.51b3 size is about 640 Megabytes.

    Some thoughts:

    • Boot Repair functionality has been removed from Rescatux. Many people, somehow, were using Boot Repair (by default) inside Rescatux while we don’t support it.
      If you feel Rescapp does not cover all the Boot Repair functionality you can fill a bug for a RFE (Request for Enhacement).
    • Rescapp and chntpw are now installed from a Repo. It should be virtually identical to 0.41b1 release. If something doesn’t work as well as before please report a bug so that we can fix it.
    • This is the last build based on Debian 8 (Jessie).

    Important notice:

    • If you want to use the UEFI options make sure you use DD or another equivalent tool (Rufus in ‘Direct image’ mode, usb imagewriter, etc.) to put Rescatux in your USB
    • If you want to use UEFI options make sure you boot your Rescatux device in UEFI mode
    • If you want to use Rescatux make sure you temporarly disable Secure Boot. Rescatux does not support booting in Secure Boot mode but it should be able to fix most of the UEFI Secure Boot problems if booted in Non Secure Boot mode.

    More things I want to do before the stable release are:

    Let’s hope it happens sooner than later.

    Roadmap for Rescatux 0.40 stable release:

    You can check the complete changelog with link to each one of the issues at: Rescatux 0.32-freeze roadmap which I’ll be reusing for Rescatux 0.40 stable release.

    • (Fixed in 0.40b5) [#2192] UEFI boot support
    • (Fixed in 0.40b2) [#1323] GPT support
    • (Fixed in 0.40b11) [#1364] Review Copyright notice
    • (Fixed in: 0.32b2) [#2188] install-mbr : Windows 7 seems not to be fixed with it
    • (Fixed in: 0.32b2) [#2190] debian-live. Include cpu detection and loopback cfg patches
    • (Fixed in: 0.40b8) [#2191] Change Keyboard layout
    • (Fixed in: 0.32b2) [#2193] bootinfoscript: Use it as a package
    • (Fixed in: 0.32b2) [#2199] Btrfs support
    • (Closed in 0.40b1) [#2205] Handle different default sh script
    • (Fixed in 0.40b2) [#2216] Verify separated /usr support
    • (Fixed in: 0.32b2) [#2217] chown root root on sudoers
    • [#2220] Make sure all the source code is available
    • (Fixed in: 0.32b2) [#2221] Detect SAM file algorithm fails with directories which have spaces on them
    • (Fixed in: 0.32b2) [#2227] Use chntpw 1.0-1 from Jessie
    • (Fixed in 0.40b1) [#2231] SElinux support on chroot options
    • (Checked in 0.40b11) [#2233] Disable USB automount
    • (Fixed in 0.40b9) [#2236] chntpw based options need to be rewritten for reusing code
    • [#2239]https://www.supergrubdisk.org/wizard-step-put-rescatux-into-a-media/ suppose that the image is based on Super Grub2 Disk version and not Isolinux.The step about extracting iso inside an iso would not be longer needed. Update doc: Put Rescatux into a media for Isolinux based cd
    • (Fixed in: 0.32b2) [#2259] Update bootinfoscript to the latest GIT version
    • (Fixed in: 0.40b9) [#2264] chntpw – Save prior registry files
    • (Fixed in: 0.40b9) [#2234] New option: Easy Grub fix
    • (Fixed in: 0.40b9) [#2235] New option: Easy Windows Admin

    Changes (0.51b3):

    • boot-repair was removed
    • rescapp and chntpw fetched from Rescatux repo

    New options (0.41b1):

    • (Added in 0.41b1) Update UEFI order
    • (Added in 0.41b1) Create a new UEFI Boot entry
    • (Added in 0.41b1) UEFI Partition Status
    • (Added in 0.41b1) Fake Microsoft Windows UEFI
    • (Added in 0.41b1) Hide Microsoft Windows UEFI
    • (Added in 0.41b1) Reinstall Microsoft Windows EFI
    • (Added in 0.41b1) Check UEFI Boot

    Improved bugs (0.41b1):

    • (Improved in 0.41b1) Now EFI System partitions are shown properly in the Rescapp menues
    • (Improved in 0.41b1) Now partition types are shown in partition dialogs in the Rescapp menues
    • (Improved in 0.41b1) Now partition flags are shown in partition dialogs in the Rescapp menues
    • (Improved in 0.41b1) Now partition os-prober long names are shown in partition dialogs in the Rescapp menues
    • (Improved in 0.41b1) Show ‘Unknown GNU/Linux distro’ if we ever fail to parse an /etc/issue file.
    • (Improved in 0.41b1) Usability improvement. When moving entries the last entry moved keeps selected.

    Improved bugs (0.40b11):

    • (Improved in 0.40b11) Many source code build improvements
    • (Improved in 0.40b11) Now most options show their progress while running
    • (Improved in 0.40b11) Added a reference to the source code’s README file in the ‘About Rescapp’ option
    • (Improved in 0.40b11) Not detected’ string was renamed to ‘Windows / Data / Other’ because that’s what it usually happens with Windows OSes

    Fixed bugs (0.40b11):

    • (Fixed in 0.40b11) [#1364] Review Copyright notice
    • (Checked in 0.40b11) [#2233] Disable USB automount
    • (Fixed in 0.40b11) Wineasy had its messages fixed (Promote and Unlock were swapped)
    • (Fixed in 0.40b11) Share log function now drops usage of cat to avoid utf8 / ascii problems.
    • (Fixed in 0.40b11) Sanitize ‘Not detected’ and ‘Cannot mount’ messages

    Fixed bugs (0.40b9):

    • (Fixed in 0.40b9) [#2236] chntpw based options need to be rewritten for reusing code
    • (Fixed in: 0.40b9) [#2264] chntpw – Save prior registry files
    • (Fixed in: 0.40b9) [#2234] New option: Easy Grub fix
    • (Fixed in: 0.40b9) [#2235] New option: Easy Windows Admin

    Fixed bugs (0.40b8):

    • (Fixed in 0.40b8) [#2191] Change Keyboard layout

    Improved bugs (0.40b7):

    • (Improved in 0.40b7) [#2192] UEFI boot support (Yes, again)

    Improved bugs (0.40b6):

    • (Improved in 0.40b6) [#2192] UEFI boot support

    Fixed bugs (0.40b5):

    • (Fixed in 0.40b5) [#2192] UEFI boot support

    Fixed bugs (0.40b2):

    • (Fixed in 0.40b2) [#1323] GPT support
    • (Fixed in 0.40b2) [#2216] Verify separated /usr support

    Fixed bugs (0.40b1):

    • (Fixed in 0.40b1) [#2231] SElinux support on chroot options

    Reopened bugs (0.40b1):

    • (Reopened in 0.40b1) [#2191] Change Keyboard layout

    Fixed bugs (0.32b3):

    • (Fixed in 0.32b3) [#2191] Change Keyboard layout

    Other fixed bugs (0.32b2):

    • Rescatux logo is not shown at boot
    • Boot entries are named “Live xxxx” instead of “Rescatux xxxx”

    Fixed bugs (0.32b1):

    • Networking detection improved (fallback to network-manager-gnome)
    • Bottom bar does not have a shorcut to a file manager as it’s a common practice in modern desktops. Fixed when falling back to LXDE.
    • Double-clicking on directories on desktop opens Iceweasel (Firefox fork) instead of a file manager. Fixed when falling back to LXDE.

    Improvements (0.32b1):

    • Super Grub2 Disk is no longer included. That makes easier to put the ISO to USB devices thanks to standard multiboot tools which support Debian Live cds.
    • Rescapp UI has been redesigned
      • Every option is at hand at the first screen.
      • Rescapp options can be scrolled. That makes it easier to add new options without bothering on final design.
      • Run option screen buttons have been rearranged to make it easier to read.
    • RazorQT has been replaced by LXDE which seems more mature. LXQT will have to wait.
    • WICD has been replaced by network-manager-gnome. That makes easier to connect to wired and wireless networks.
    • It is no longer based on Debian Unstable (sid) branch.

    Distro facts:

    • Packages versions for this release can be found at Rescatux 0.40b11 packages.
    • It’s based mainly on Debian Jessie (Stable). Some packages are from Debian Unstable (sid). Some packages are from Debian stretch.

     

    Don’t forget that you can use:

    Help Rescatux project:

    I think we can expect four months maximum till the new stable Rescatux is ready. Helping on these tasks is appreciated:

    • Making a youtube video for the new options.
    • Make sure documentation for the new options is right.
    • Make snapshots for new options documentation so that they don’t lack images.

    If you want to help please contact us here:

    Thank you and happy download!

    Super Grub2 Disk 2.02s10-beta5 downloads







    Recommended download (Floppy, CD & USB in one) (Valid for i386, x86_64, i386-efi and x86_64-efi):

    Super Grub2 Disk 2.01 rc2 Main Menu
    Super Grub2 Disk 2.01 rc2 Main Menu






     

     

     

     

     

    EFI x86_64 standalone version:

    EFI i386 standalone version:

    CD & USB in one downloads:

    About other downloads. As this is the first time I develop Super Grub2 Disk out of source code (well, probably not the first time, but the first time in ages) I have not been able to build these other downloads: coreboot, i386-efi, i386-pc, ieee1275, x86_64-efi, standalone coreboot, standalone i386-efi, standalone ieee1275. bfree has helped on this matter and with his help we might have those builds in next releases. If you want such builds drop a mail in the mailing list so that we aware of that need.

     

    Source code:

    Everything (All binary releases and source code):

    Hashes

    In order to check the former downloads you can either check the download directory page for this release

    or you can check checksums right here:

    MD5SUMS

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    SHA1SUMS

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    SHA256SUMS

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    Super Grub2 Disk 2.02s10-beta5 released

    Super Grub2 Disk 2.02s10 beta 5 is here.

    Super GRUB2 Disk is a live cd that helps you to boot into most any Operating System (OS) even if you cannot boot into it by normal means.

    A new beta release

    The former Super Grub2 Disk stable release was 2.02s9 version and released on May 2017 (6 months ago) . New features or changes since previous stable version are:

    • Modify sg2d_directory and sg2d_dev_name variables so that SG2D is more portable
    • ‘Enable all native disk drivers’ option was improved. It no longer crashes.
    • Now devices are cached and Super Grub2 Disk is faster
    • Other minor improvements
    • Standalone images are no longer broken and show main menu

     

    Super Grub2 Disk 2.02s5 - Detect and show boot methods in action
    Super Grub2 Disk 2.02s5 – Detect and show boot methods in action
    Chinese Super Grub2 Disk main menu
    Chinese Super Grub2 Disk main menu
    Chinese Super Grub2 Disk - Detect all Operating Systems
    Chinese Super Grub2 Disk – Detect all Operating Systems
    Finnish Super Grub2 Disk main menu
    Finnish Super Grub2 Disk main menu
    Finnish Super Grub2 Disk - Detect all Operating Systems
    Finnish Super Grub2 Disk – Detect all Operating Systems

    We are going to see which are the complete Super Grub2 Disk features with a demo video, where you can download it, the thank you – hall of fame and some thoughts about the Super Grub2 Disk development.

    Please do not forget to read our howtos so that you can have step by step guides (how to make a cdrom or an usb, how to boot from it, etc) on how to use Super Grub2 Disk and, if needed, Rescatux.

    Super Grub2 Disk 2.02s4 main menu
    Super Grub2 Disk 2.02s3 main menu

    Tour

    Here there is a little video tour in order to discover most of Super Grub2 Disk options. The rest of the options you will have to discover them by yourself.

    Features

    Most of the features here will let you boot into your Operating Systems. The rest of the options will improve the Super Grub2 Disk operating systems autodetecting (enable RAID, LVM, etc.) or will deal with minor aspects of the user interface (Colours, language, etc.).

    • Change the language UI
    • Translated into several languages
      • Spanish / Español
      • German / Deutsch
      • French / Français
      • Italian / Italiano
      • Malay / Bahasa Melayu
      • Russian
      • Finnish / Suomi
      • Chinese

    Super Grub2 Disk 2.01 rc2 Spanish Main Menu

    Super Grub2 Disk 2.01 rc2 Spanish Main Menu

    • Detect and show boot methods option to detect most Operating Systems

    Super Grub2 Disk 2.01 beta 3 Everything menu making use of grub.cfg extract entries option functionality

    Super Grub2 Disk 2.01 beta 3 – Everything menu making use of grub.cfg extract entries option functionality

    • Enable all native disk drivers *experimental* to detect most Operating Systems also in special devices or filesystems
    • Boot manually
      • Operating Systems
      • grub.cfg – Extract entries

        Super Grub2 Disk 2.01 beta 3 grub.cfg Extract entries option
        Super Grub2 Disk 2.01 beta 3 grub.cfg Extract entries option
      • grub.cfg – (GRUB2 configuration files)
      • menu.lst – (GRUB legacy configuration files)
      • core.img – (GRUB2 installation (even if mbr is overwritten))
      • Disks and Partitions (Chainload)
      • Bootable ISOs (in /boot-isos or /boot/boot-isos
      • Extra GRUB2 functionality
        • Enable GRUB2’s LVM support
        • Enable GRUB2’s RAID support
        • Enable GRUB2’s PATA support (to work around BIOS bugs/limitation)
        • Mount encrypted volumes (LUKS and geli)
        • Enable serial terminal
      • Extra Search functionality
        • Search in floppy ON/OFF
        • Search in CDROM ON/OFF
    • List Devices / Partitions
    • Color ON /OFF
    • Exit
      • Halt the computer
      • Reboot the computer

    Supported Operating Systems

    Excluding too custom kernels from university students Super Grub2 Disk can autodetect and boot most every Operating System. Some examples are written here so that Google bots can see it and also to make more confident the final user who searchs his own special (according to him) Operating System.

    • Windows
      • Windows 10
      • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1
      • Windows NT/2000/XP
      • Windows 98/ME
      • MS-DOS
      • FreeDOS
    • GNU/Linux
      • Direct Kernel with autodetected initrd
        Super Grub2 Disk - Detect any Operating System - Linux kernels detected screenshot
        Super Grub2 Disk – Detect any Operating System – Linux kernels detected
        • vmlinuz-*
        • linux-*
        • kernel-genkernel-*
      • Debian / Ubuntu / Mint
      • Mageia
      • Fedora / CentOS / Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
      • openSUSE / SuSE Linux Enterpsise Server (SLES)
      • Arch
      • Any many, many, more.
        • FreeBSD
          • FreeBSD (single)
          • FreeBSD (verbose)
          • FreeBSD (no ACPI)
          • FreeBSD (safe mode)
          • FreeBSD (Default boot loader)
        • EFI files
        • Mac OS X/Darwin 32bit or 64bit
    Super Grub2 Disk 2.00s2 rc4 Mac OS X entries
    Super Grub2 Disk 2.00s2 rc4 Mac OS X entries (Image credit to: Smx)

    Support for different hardware platforms

    Before this release we only had the hybrid version aimed at regular pcs. Now with the upcoming new EFI based machines you have the EFI standalone versions among others. What we don’t support is booting when secure boot is enabled.

    • Most any PC thanks to hybrid version (i386, x86_64, i386-efi, x86_64-efi) (ISO)
    • EFI x86_64 standalone version (EFI)
    • EFI i386 standalone version (EFI)
    • Additional Floppy, CD and USB in one download (ISO)
      • i386-pc
      • i386-efi
      • x86_64-efi

    Known bugs

    • Non English translations are not completed
    • Enable all native disk drivers *experimental* crashes Virtualbox randomly

    Supported Media

    • Compact Disk – Read Only Memory (CD-ROM) / DVD
    • Universal Serial Bus (USB) devices
    • Floppy (1.98s1 version only)

    Downloads







    Recommended download (Floppy, CD & USB in one) (Valid for i386, x86_64, i386-efi and x86_64-efi):

    Super Grub2 Disk 2.01 rc2 Main Menu
    Super Grub2 Disk 2.01 rc2 Main Menu






     

     

     

     

     

    EFI x86_64 standalone version:

    EFI i386 standalone version:

    CD & USB in one downloads:

    About other downloads. As this is the first time I develop Super Grub2 Disk out of source code (well, probably not the first time, but the first time in ages) I have not been able to build these other downloads: coreboot, i386-efi, i386-pc, ieee1275, x86_64-efi, standalone coreboot, standalone i386-efi, standalone ieee1275. bfree has helped on this matter and with his help we might have those builds in next releases. If you want such builds drop a mail in the mailing list so that we aware of that need.

     

    Source code:

    Everything (All binary releases and source code):

    Hashes

    In order to check the former downloads you can either check the download directory page for this release

    or you can check checksums right here:

    MD5SUMS

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    SHA1SUMS

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    SHA256SUMS

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    Changelog (since former 2.00s2 stable release)

    Changes since 2.02s9 version:

    • Modify sg2d_directory and sg2d_dev_name variables so that SG2D is more portable
    • ‘Enable all native disk drivers’ option was improved. It no longer crashes.
    • Now devices are cached and Super Grub2 Disk is faster
    • Other minor improvements
    • Standalone images are no longer broken and show main menu

    Changes since 2.02s8 version:

    • (Devel) supergrub-release-news helps release team to generate a template for its news. Initial implementation.
    • (Devel) Added supergrub-release-changes to help with the release team.
    • (Devel) INSTALL: Improved explanation about what release scripts and file outputs.
    • Rename ‘(GRUB2 installation (even if mbr is overwritten))’ to: ‘(GRUB2 installation)’
    • Use grub-2.02 upstream grub2 tag (Stable version)
    • Added Chinese (zh-cn) translation
    • Added Finnish translation (Thanks to tavallinenvirtanen7)

    Changes since 2.02s7 version:

    • Use grub-2.02-rc2 upstream grub2 tag
    • Default theme starfield is no longer included. This will make images smaller.
    • (Devel) Make sure normal isos and standalone images have hash files without its full path.
    • (Devel) File hashes generation has been rewritten to work from the single supergrub-mkcommon generate_filename_hashes function
    • (Devel) Now MD5SUMS, SHA1SUMS and SHA256SUMS files are generated as part of the official build.

    Changes since 2.02s6 version:

    • Updated grub 2.02 build to tag: 2.02~rc1

    Changes since 2.02s5 version:

    • Added Russian language
    • Improved Arch Linux initramfs detection
    • Added i386-efi build support
    • Added i386-efi to the hybrid iso
    • Grub itself is translated when a language is selected
    • Added loopback.cfg file (non officially supported)
    • (Devel) sgrub.pot updated to latest strings
    • (Devel) Added grub-build-004-make-check so that we ensure the build works
    • (Devel) Make sure linguas.sh is built when running ‘grub-build-002-clean-and-update’
    • (Devel) Updated upstream Super Grub2 Disk repo on documentation
    • (Devel) Move core supergrub menu under menus/sgd
    • (Devel) Use sg2d_directory as the base super grub2 disk directory variable
    • (Devel) New supergrub-sourcecode script that creates current git branch source code tar.gz
    • (Devel) New supergrub-all-zip-file script: Makes sure a zip file of everything is built.
    • (Devel) supergrub-meta-mkrescue: Build everything into releases directory in order to make source code more clean.
    • (Devel) New supergrub-official-release script: Build main files, source code and everything zip file from a single script in order to ease official Super Grub
      2 Disk releases.

    Changes since 2.02s4 version:

    • Stop trying to chainload devices under UEFI and improve the help people get in the case of a platform mismatch
    • (Devel) Properly support source based built grub-mkfont binary.
    • New options were added to chainload directly either /ntldr or /bootmgr thanks to ntldr command. They only work in BIOS mode.

    Changes since 2.02s3 version:

    • Using upstream grub-2.02-beta3 tag as the new base for Super Grub2 Disk’s grub.
    • Major improvement in Windows OS detection (based on BCD) Windows Vista, 7, …
    • Major improvement in Windows OS detection (based on ntldr) Windows XP, 2000, …

    Changes since 2.02s2 beta 1 version:

    • (Devel) grub-mkstandalone was deleted because we no longer use it
    • Updated (and added) Copyright notices for 2015
    • New option: ‘Disks and Partitions (Chainload)’ adapted from Smx work
    • Many files were rewritten so that they only loop between devices that actually need to be searched into.
      This enhacement will make Super Grub2 Disk faster.
    • Remove Super Grub2 Disk own devices from search by default. Added an option to be able to enable/disable the Super Grub2 Disk own devices search.

    2.02s2 beta 1 changelog:

    • Updated grub 2.02 build to commit: 8e5bc2f4d3767485e729ed96ea943570d1cb1e45
    • Updated documentation for building Super Grub2 Disk
    • Improvement on upstream grub (d29259b134257458a98c1ddc05d2a36c677ded37 – test: do not stop after first file test or closing bracket) will probably make Super Grub2 Disk run faster.
    • Added new grub build scripts so that Super Grub2 Disk uses its own built versions of grub and not the default system / distro / chroot one.
    • Ensure that Mac OS X entries are detected ok thanks to Users dir. This is because Grub2 needs to emulate Mac OS X kernel so that it’s detected as a proper boot device on Apple computers.
    • Thanks to upstream grub improvement now Super Grub2 Disk supports booting in EFI mode when booted from a USB device / hard disk. Actually SG2D was announced previously to boot from EFI from a USB device while it only booted from a cdrom.

    2.02s1 beta 1 changelog:

    • Added new option: “Enable all native disk drivers” so that you can try to load: SATA, PATA and USB hard disks (and their partitions) as native disk drives. This is experimental.
    • Removed no longer needed options: “Enable USB” and “Enable PATA”.
    • “Search floppy” and “Search cdrom” options were moved into “Extra GRUB2 functionality menu”. At the same time “Extra Search functionality” menu was removed.
    • Added new straight-forward option: “Enable GRUB2’s RAID and LVM support”.
    • “List devices/partitions” was renamed to “Print devices/partitions”.
    • “Everything” option was renamed to “Detect and show boot methods”.
    • “Everything +” option was removed to avoid confusions.
    • Other minor improvements in the source code.
    • Updated translation files. Now most translations are pending.
    • Updated INSTALL instructions.

    Finally you can check all the detailed changes at our GIT commits.

    If you want to translate into your language please check TRANSLATION file at source code to learn how to translate into your language.

    Thank you – Hall of fame

    I want to thank in alphabetical order:

    • The upstream Grub crew. I’m subscribed to both help-grub and grub-devel and I admire the work you do there.
    • Necrosporus for his insistence on making Super Grub2 Disk smaller.

    The person who writes this article is adrian15 .

    And I cannot forget about thanking bTactic, the enterprise where I work at and that hosts our site.

    Some thoughts about Super Grub2 Disk development

    Super Grub2 Disk development ideas

    I think we won’t improve Super Grub2 Disk too much. We will try to stick to official Grub2 stable releases. Unless a new feature that it’s not included in official Grub2 stable release is needed in order to give additional useful functionalities to Super Grub2 Disk.

    I have added some scripts to Super Grub2 Disk build so that writing these pieces of news is more automatic and less prone to errors. Check them out in git repo as you will not find them in 2.02s8 source code.

    Old idea: I don’t know when but I plan to readapt some scripts from os-prober. That will let us detect more operating systems. Not sure when though. I mean, it’s not something that worries me because it does not affect too many final users. But, well, it’s something new that I hadn’t thought about.

    Again, please send us feedback on what you think it’s missing on Super Grub2 Disk.

    Rescatux development

    I want to focus on Rescatux development on the next months so that we have an stable release before the end of 2017. Now I need to finish adding UEFI features (most finished), fix the scripts that generate Rescatux source code (difficult) and write much documentation.

    (adrian15 speaking)

    Getting help on using Super Grub2 Disk

    More information about Super Grub2 Disk

    Rescapp 0.51 beta 1 has been released.

    Rescapp 0.51 beta 1 has been released.

    Rescapp is the Rescatux main program. It is a nice wizard that helps you in your rescue tasks.

    For the last few weeks I have been working on separating Rescapp from Rescatux.
    That way Rescapp is an standalone program and can be used on other distros.

    Rescatux build will be also be more elegant.

    This is a source code release so it’s not aimed at final users.

    It’s rather aimed at expert users and GNU/Linux distribution package maintainers.
    Despite the 0.51b1 version this is the first beta release of Rescapp so any feedback is welcome.

    Finally you should note that Rescapp assumes that the user under you run Rescapp can run the sudo command without sudo asking for a password. So you might need to modify your sudoers file.

    For the time being Rescapp and Rescatux will have the same version as their development is highly tied.

    Rescapp links:

    Super Grub2 Disk 2.02s9 downloads







    Recommended download (Floppy, CD & USB in one) (Valid for i386, x86_64, i386-efi and x86_64-efi):

    Super Grub2 Disk 2.01 rc2 Main Menu
    Super Grub2 Disk 2.01 rc2 Main Menu






     

     

     

     

     

    EFI x86_64 standalone version:

    EFI i386 standalone version:

    CD & USB in one downloads:

    About other downloads. As this is the first time I develop Super Grub2 Disk out of source code (well, probably not the first time, but the first time in ages) I have not been able to build these other downloads: coreboot, i386-efi, i386-pc, ieee1275, x86_64-efi, standalone coreboot, standalone i386-efi, standalone ieee1275. bfree has helped on this matter and with his help we might have those builds in next releases. If you want such builds drop a mail in the mailing list so that we aware of that need.

     

    Source code:

    Everything (All binary releases and source code):

    Hashes

    In order to check the former downloads you can either check the download directory page for this release

    or you can check checksums right here:

    MD5SUMS

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    349de6f324d53660cf72b859c6d8a6d8  super_grub2_disk_standalone_x86_64_efi_2.02s9.EFI
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    SHA1SUMS

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    97065195abacd5139ab31cb78a49abba0f5917e5  super_grub2_disk_standalone_i386_efi_2.02s9.EFI
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    88c9d368fc1c5eb618738a918a21d3f3a3122f9a  super_grub2_disk_2.02s9.zip
    

    SHA256SUMS

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    Super Grub2 Disk 2.02s9 released

    Super Grub2 Disk 2.02s9 stable is here.

    Super GRUB2 Disk is a live cd that helps you to boot into most any Operating System (OS) even if you cannot boot into it by normal means.

    A new stable release

    The former Super Grub2 Disk stable release was 2.02s8 version and released on March 2017 (2 months ago) . New features or changes since previous stable version are:

    • Updated grub 2.02 build to tag: 2.02 . This is the final stable 2.02 upstream Grub release.
    • Added Chinese translation (Thanks to shankerwangmiao)
    • Added Finnish translation (Thanks to tavallinenvirtanen7)
    • supergrub-release-news helps release team to generate a template for its news.
    • Added supergrub-release-changes to help with the release team.
    • Rename ‘(GRUB2 installation (even if mbr is overwritten))’ to: ‘(GRUB2 installation)’

     

    Super Grub2 Disk 2.02s5 - Detect and show boot methods in action
    Super Grub2 Disk 2.02s5 – Detect and show boot methods in action
    Chinese Super Grub2 Disk main menu
    Chinese Super Grub2 Disk main menu
    Chinese Super Grub2 Disk - Detect all Operating Systems
    Chinese Super Grub2 Disk – Detect all Operating Systems
    Finnish Super Grub2 Disk main menu
    Finnish Super Grub2 Disk main menu
    Finnish Super Grub2 Disk - Detect all Operating Systems
    Finnish Super Grub2 Disk – Detect all Operating Systems

    We are going to see which are the complete Super Grub2 Disk features with a demo video, where you can download it, the thank you – hall of fame and some thoughts about the Super Grub2 Disk development.

    Please do not forget to read our howtos so that you can have step by step guides (how to make a cdrom or an usb, how to boot from it, etc) on how to use Super Grub2 Disk and, if needed, Rescatux.

    Super Grub2 Disk 2.02s4 main menu
    Super Grub2 Disk 2.02s3 main menu

    Tour

    Here there is a little video tour in order to discover most of Super Grub2 Disk options. The rest of the options you will have to discover them by yourself.

    Features

    Most of the features here will let you boot into your Operating Systems. The rest of the options will improve the Super Grub2 Disk operating systems autodetecting (enable RAID, LVM, etc.) or will deal with minor aspects of the user interface (Colours, language, etc.).

    • Change the language UI
    • Translated into several languages
      • Spanish / Español
      • German / Deutsch
      • French / Français
      • Italian / Italiano
      • Malay / Bahasa Melayu
      • Russian
      • Finnish / Suomi
      • Chinese

    Super Grub2 Disk 2.01 rc2 Spanish Main Menu

    Super Grub2 Disk 2.01 rc2 Spanish Main Menu

    • Detect and show boot methods option to detect most Operating Systems

    Super Grub2 Disk 2.01 beta 3 Everything menu making use of grub.cfg extract entries option functionality

    Super Grub2 Disk 2.01 beta 3 – Everything menu making use of grub.cfg extract entries option functionality

    • Enable all native disk drivers *experimental* to detect most Operating Systems also in special devices or filesystems
    • Boot manually
      • Operating Systems
      • grub.cfg – Extract entries

        Super Grub2 Disk 2.01 beta 3 grub.cfg Extract entries option
        Super Grub2 Disk 2.01 beta 3 grub.cfg Extract entries option
      • grub.cfg – (GRUB2 configuration files)
      • menu.lst – (GRUB legacy configuration files)
      • core.img – (GRUB2 installation (even if mbr is overwritten))
      • Disks and Partitions (Chainload)
      • Bootable ISOs (in /boot-isos or /boot/boot-isos
      • Extra GRUB2 functionality
        • Enable GRUB2’s LVM support
        • Enable GRUB2’s RAID support
        • Enable GRUB2’s PATA support (to work around BIOS bugs/limitation)
        • Mount encrypted volumes (LUKS and geli)
        • Enable serial terminal
      • Extra Search functionality
        • Search in floppy ON/OFF
        • Search in CDROM ON/OFF
    • List Devices / Partitions
    • Color ON /OFF
    • Exit
      • Halt the computer
      • Reboot the computer

    Supported Operating Systems

    Excluding too custom kernels from university students Super Grub2 Disk can autodetect and boot most every Operating System. Some examples are written here so that Google bots can see it and also to make more confident the final user who searchs his own special (according to him) Operating System.

    • Windows
      • Windows 10
      • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1
      • Windows NT/2000/XP
      • Windows 98/ME
      • MS-DOS
      • FreeDOS
    • GNU/Linux
      • Direct Kernel with autodetected initrd
        Super Grub2 Disk - Detect any Operating System - Linux kernels detected screenshot
        Super Grub2 Disk – Detect any Operating System – Linux kernels detected
        • vmlinuz-*
        • linux-*
        • kernel-genkernel-*
      • Debian / Ubuntu / Mint
      • Mageia
      • Fedora / CentOS / Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
      • openSUSE / SuSE Linux Enterpsise Server (SLES)
      • Arch
      • Any many, many, more.
        • FreeBSD
          • FreeBSD (single)
          • FreeBSD (verbose)
          • FreeBSD (no ACPI)
          • FreeBSD (safe mode)
          • FreeBSD (Default boot loader)
        • EFI files
        • Mac OS X/Darwin 32bit or 64bit
    Super Grub2 Disk 2.00s2 rc4 Mac OS X entries
    Super Grub2 Disk 2.00s2 rc4 Mac OS X entries (Image credit to: Smx)

    Support for different hardware platforms

    Before this release we only had the hybrid version aimed at regular pcs. Now with the upcoming new EFI based machines you have the EFI standalone versions among others. What we don’t support is booting when secure boot is enabled.

    • Most any PC thanks to hybrid version (i386, x86_64, i386-efi, x86_64-efi) (ISO)
    • EFI x86_64 standalone version (EFI)
    • EFI i386 standalone version (EFI)
    • Additional Floppy, CD and USB in one download (ISO)
      • i386-pc
      • i386-efi
      • x86_64-efi

    Known bugs

    • Non English translations are not completed
    • Enable all native disk drivers *experimental* crashes Virtualbox randomly

    Supported Media

    • Compact Disk – Read Only Memory (CD-ROM) / DVD
    • Universal Serial Bus (USB) devices
    • Floppy (1.98s1 version only)

    Downloads







    Recommended download (Floppy, CD & USB in one) (Valid for i386, x86_64, i386-efi and x86_64-efi):

    Super Grub2 Disk 2.01 rc2 Main Menu
    Super Grub2 Disk 2.01 rc2 Main Menu






     

     

     

     

     

    EFI x86_64 standalone version:

    EFI i386 standalone version:

    CD & USB in one downloads:

    About other downloads. As this is the first time I develop Super Grub2 Disk out of source code (well, probably not the first time, but the first time in ages) I have not been able to build these other downloads: coreboot, i386-efi, i386-pc, ieee1275, x86_64-efi, standalone coreboot, standalone i386-efi, standalone ieee1275. bfree has helped on this matter and with his help we might have those builds in next releases. If you want such builds drop a mail in the mailing list so that we aware of that need.

     

    Source code:

    Everything (All binary releases and source code):

  • Super Grub2 Disk 2.02s9 Everything TORRENT
  • Hashes

    In order to check the former downloads you can either check the download directory page for this release

    or you can check checksums right here:

    MD5SUMS

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    SHA1SUMS

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    SHA256SUMS

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    Changelog (since former 2.00s2 stable release)

    Changes since 2.02s8 version:

    • (Devel) supergrub-release-news helps release team to generate a template for its news. Initial implementation.
    • (Devel) Added supergrub-release-changes to help with the release team.
    • (Devel) INSTALL: Improved explanation about what release scripts and file outputs.
    • Rename ‘(GRUB2 installation (even if mbr is overwritten))’ to: ‘(GRUB2 installation)’
    • Use grub-2.02 upstream grub2 tag (Stable version)
    • Added Chinese (zh-cn) translation
    • Added Finnish translation (Thanks to tavallinenvirtanen7)

    Changes since 2.02s7 version:

    • Use grub-2.02-rc2 upstream grub2 tag
    • Default theme starfield is no longer included. This will make images smaller.
    • (Devel) Make sure normal isos and standalone images have hash files without its full path.
    • (Devel) File hashes generation has been rewritten to work from the single supergrub-mkcommon generate_filename_hashes function
    • (Devel) Now MD5SUMS, SHA1SUMS and SHA256SUMS files are generated as part of the official build.

    Changes since 2.02s6 version:

    • Updated grub 2.02 build to tag: 2.02~rc1

    Changes since 2.02s5 version:

    • Added Russian language
    • Improved Arch Linux initramfs detection
    • Added i386-efi build support
    • Added i386-efi to the hybrid iso
    • Grub itself is translated when a language is selected
    • Added loopback.cfg file (non officially supported)
    • (Devel) sgrub.pot updated to latest strings
    • (Devel) Added grub-build-004-make-check so that we ensure the build works
    • (Devel) Make sure linguas.sh is built when running ‘grub-build-002-clean-and-update’
    • (Devel) Updated upstream Super Grub2 Disk repo on documentation
    • (Devel) Move core supergrub menu under menus/sgd
    • (Devel) Use sg2d_directory as the base super grub2 disk directory variable
    • (Devel) New supergrub-sourcecode script that creates current git branch source code tar.gz
    • (Devel) New supergrub-all-zip-file script: Makes sure a zip file of everything is built.
    • (Devel) supergrub-meta-mkrescue: Build everything into releases directory in order to make source code more clean.
    • (Devel) New supergrub-official-release script: Build main files, source code and everything zip file from a single script in order to ease official Super Grub
      2 Disk releases.

    Changes since 2.02s4 version:

    • Stop trying to chainload devices under UEFI and improve the help people get in the case of a platform mismatch
    • (Devel) Properly support source based built grub-mkfont binary.
    • New options were added to chainload directly either /ntldr or /bootmgr thanks to ntldr command. They only work in BIOS mode.

    Changes since 2.02s3 version:

    • Using upstream grub-2.02-beta3 tag as the new base for Super Grub2 Disk’s grub.
    • Major improvement in Windows OS detection (based on BCD) Windows Vista, 7, …
    • Major improvement in Windows OS detection (based on ntldr) Windows XP, 2000, …

    Changes since 2.02s2 beta 1 version:

    • (Devel) grub-mkstandalone was deleted because we no longer use it
    • Updated (and added) Copyright notices for 2015
    • New option: ‘Disks and Partitions (Chainload)’ adapted from Smx work
    • Many files were rewritten so that they only loop between devices that actually need to be searched into.
      This enhacement will make Super Grub2 Disk faster.
    • Remove Super Grub2 Disk own devices from search by default. Added an option to be able to enable/disable the Super Grub2 Disk own devices search.

    2.02s2 beta 1 changelog:

    • Updated grub 2.02 build to commit: 8e5bc2f4d3767485e729ed96ea943570d1cb1e45
    • Updated documentation for building Super Grub2 Disk
    • Improvement on upstream grub (d29259b134257458a98c1ddc05d2a36c677ded37 – test: do not stop after first file test or closing bracket) will probably make Super Grub2 Disk run faster.
    • Added new grub build scripts so that Super Grub2 Disk uses its own built versions of grub and not the default system / distro / chroot one.
    • Ensure that Mac OS X entries are detected ok thanks to Users dir. This is because Grub2 needs to emulate Mac OS X kernel so that it’s detected as a proper boot device on Apple computers.
    • Thanks to upstream grub improvement now Super Grub2 Disk supports booting in EFI mode when booted from a USB device / hard disk. Actually SG2D was announced previously to boot from EFI from a USB device while it only booted from a cdrom.

    2.02s1 beta 1 changelog:

    • Added new option: “Enable all native disk drivers” so that you can try to load: SATA, PATA and USB hard disks (and their partitions) as native disk drives. This is experimental.
    • Removed no longer needed options: “Enable USB” and “Enable PATA”.
    • “Search floppy” and “Search cdrom” options were moved into “Extra GRUB2 functionality menu”. At the same time “Extra Search functionality” menu was removed.
    • Added new straight-forward option: “Enable GRUB2’s RAID and LVM support”.
    • “List devices/partitions” was renamed to “Print devices/partitions”.
    • “Everything” option was renamed to “Detect and show boot methods”.
    • “Everything +” option was removed to avoid confusions.
    • Other minor improvements in the source code.
    • Updated translation files. Now most translations are pending.
    • Updated INSTALL instructions.

    Finally you can check all the detailed changes at our GIT commits.

    If you want to translate into your language please check TRANSLATION file at source code to learn how to translate into your language.

    Thank you – Hall of fame

    I want to thank in alphabetical order:

    • The upstream Grub crew. I’m subscribed to both help-grub and grub-devel and I admire the work you do there.
    • Necrosporus for his insistence on making Super Grub2 Disk smaller.

    The person who writes this article is adrian15 .

    And I cannot forget about thanking bTactic, the enterprise where I work at and that hosts our site.

    Some thoughts about Super Grub2 Disk development

    Super Grub2 Disk development ideas

    I think we won’t improve Super Grub2 Disk too much. We will try to stick to official Grub2 stable releases. Unless a new feature that it’s not included in official Grub2 stable release is needed in order to give additional useful functionalities to Super Grub2 Disk.

    I have added some scripts to Super Grub2 Disk build so that writing these pieces of news is more automatic and less prone to errors. Check them out in git repo as you will not find them in 2.02s8 source code.

    Old idea: I don’t know when but I plan to readapt some scripts from os-prober. That will let us detect more operating systems. Not sure when though. I mean, it’s not something that worries me because it does not affect too many final users. But, well, it’s something new that I hadn’t thought about.

    Again, please send us feedback on what you think it’s missing on Super Grub2 Disk.

    Rescatux development

    I want to focus on Rescatux development on the next months so that we have an stable release before the end of 2017. Now I need to finish adding UEFI features (most finished), fix the scripts that generate Rescatux source code (difficult) and write much documentation.

    (adrian15 speaking)

    Getting help on using Super Grub2 Disk

    More information about Super Grub2 Disk

    Rescatux 0.41 beta 1 released

    Rescatux 0.41 beta 1 has been released.

    Rescatux 0.41 beta 1 new options
    Rescatux 0.41 beta 1 new options
    Update UEFI order in action
    Update UEFI order in action

    Downloads:

    Rescatux 0.41b1 size is about 672 Megabytes.

    Some thoughts:

    I couldn’t have released an stable Rescatux without UEFI options so I had to add them. So here there are. Please test them and give us feedback either on the mailing list or in the bugs. Depending on how these new options replace Boot Repair functionality I will remove it from Rescatux. Many people, somehow, are using Boot Repair inside Rescatux while we don’t support it and that should be fixed in the next Rescatux stable release.

    This new beta release comes with new exciting UEFI options:

    • Update UEFI order
    • Create a new UEFI Boot entry
    • UEFI Partition Status
    • Fake Microsoft Windows UEFI
    • Hide Microsoft Windows UEFI
    • Reinstall Microsoft Windows EFI
    • Check UEFI Boot

    You can take a look at the new UEFI options on Rescatux – New UEFI options explained video (The video is a live session, it was not scripted in advance, and that means that it might be longer than needed and maybe boring. You have been warned 😉 . )

    The Youtube description has the specific links for each one of the options.

    I will explain these in detail here. This will probably go into the features page in the future.

    * New option: Update UEFI order option
    ** Show all available UEFI boot entries and lets you order them
    
    * New option: Create a new UEFI Boot entry.
    ** Select an EFI file among those present in the ESP partition and add them to the UEFI boot
    ** Make it the default boot entry
    
    * New option: UEFI Partition Status to know if an ESP partition is a proper ESP partition or not
    ** Checks if fdisk detects it as an esp partition
    ** Checks esp flag on the partition
    ** Checks boot flag on the partition
    ** Checks if there's a valid filesystem (fat12,fat16 or fat32) on the partition
    ** Checks if the partition can be mounted
    ** Checks if the partition' hard disk type is either gpt or msdos
    
    * New option:  Fake Microsoft Windows UEFI boot entry
    ** Select an EFI file and overwrite the Microsoft EFI files
    ** Rename it to 'Windows Boot Manager' too.
    
    * New option: Hide Microsoft Windows UEFI boot entry and define default fallback one.
    ** Select an EFI file and overwrite the default EFI one
    ** Make sure to delete the default Microsoft Windows ones
    ** This should be useful for fault UEFIs as the HP EliteBook 8460p or HP EliteBook 8460p laptops
    
    * New option: Reinstall Microsoft Windows EFI
    ** It copies UEFI files from Windows installation into EFI System Partiton (ESP)
    ** It adds a new 'Windows Boot Manager' entry and makes it the default one.
    ** Unfortunately this option is unable to regenerate BCD so it's only useful when you only overwrite or lose the UEFI files
    

    There haven been also many usability improvements to make the life of the final user easier:

    * Now EFI System partitions are shown properly in the Rescapp menues
    * Now partition types are shown in partition dialogs in the Rescapp menues
    * Now partition flags are shown in partition dialogs in the Rescapp menues
    * Now partition os-prober long names are shown in partition dialogs in the Rescapp menues
    * Show 'Unknown GNU/Linux distro' if we ever fail to parse an /etc/issue file.
    * order.py: Usability improvement. When moving entries the last entry moved keeps selected.
    
    * Rescatux width has been increased to 800 pixels.
    * Added AFD scanning tecnology adapted for Spanish systems.
    * Many grubeasy option improvements (Now handles UEFI too)
    

    Important notice:

    • If you want to use the UEFI options make sure you use DD or another equivalent tool (Rufus in ‘Direct image’ mode, usb imagewriter, etc.) to put Rescatux in your USB
    • If you want to use UEFI options make sure you boot your Rescatux device in UEFI mode
    • If you want to use Rescatux make sure you temporarly disable Secure Boot. Rescatux does not support booting in Secure Boot mode but it should be able to fix most of the UEFI Secure Boot problems if booted in Non Secure Boot mode.

    More things I want to do before the stable release are:

    Let’s hope it happens sooner than later.

    Roadmap for Rescatux 0.40 stable release:

    You can check the complete changelog with link to each one of the issues at: Rescatux 0.32-freeze roadmap which I’ll be reusing for Rescatux 0.40 stable release.

    • (Fixed in 0.40b5) [#2192] UEFI boot support
    • (Fixed in 0.40b2) [#1323] GPT support
    • (Fixed in 0.40b11) [#1364] Review Copyright notice
    • (Fixed in: 0.32b2) [#2188] install-mbr : Windows 7 seems not to be fixed with it
    • (Fixed in: 0.32b2) [#2190] debian-live. Include cpu detection and loopback cfg patches
    • (Fixed in: 0.40b8) [#2191] Change Keyboard layout
    • (Fixed in: 0.32b2) [#2193] bootinfoscript: Use it as a package
    • (Fixed in: 0.32b2) [#2199] Btrfs support
    • (Closed in 0.40b1) [#2205] Handle different default sh script
    • (Fixed in 0.40b2) [#2216] Verify separated /usr support
    • (Fixed in: 0.32b2) [#2217] chown root root on sudoers
    • [#2220] Make sure all the source code is available
    • (Fixed in: 0.32b2) [#2221] Detect SAM file algorithm fails with directories which have spaces on them
    • (Fixed in: 0.32b2) [#2227] Use chntpw 1.0-1 from Jessie
    • (Fixed in 0.40b1) [#2231] SElinux support on chroot options
    • (Checked in 0.40b11) [#2233] Disable USB automount
    • (Fixed in 0.40b9) [#2236] chntpw based options need to be rewritten for reusing code
    • [#2239]https://www.supergrubdisk.org/wizard-step-put-rescatux-into-a-media/ suppose that the image is based on Super Grub2 Disk version and not Isolinux.The step about extracting iso inside an iso would not be longer needed. Update doc: Put Rescatux into a media for Isolinux based cd
    • (Fixed in: 0.32b2) [#2259] Update bootinfoscript to the latest GIT version
    • (Fixed in: 0.40b9) [#2264] chntpw – Save prior registry files
    • (Fixed in: 0.40b9) [#2234] New option: Easy Grub fix
    • (Fixed in: 0.40b9) [#2235] New option: Easy Windows Admin

    New options (0.41b1):

    • (Added in 0.41b1) Update UEFI order
    • (Added in 0.41b1) Create a new UEFI Boot entry
    • (Added in 0.41b1) UEFI Partition Status
    • (Added in 0.41b1) Fake Microsoft Windows UEFI
    • (Added in 0.41b1) Hide Microsoft Windows UEFI
    • (Added in 0.41b1) Reinstall Microsoft Windows EFI
    • (Added in 0.41b1) Check UEFI Boot

    Improved bugs (0.41b1):

    • (Improved in 0.41b1) Now EFI System partitions are shown properly in the Rescapp menues
    • (Improved in 0.41b1) Now partition types are shown in partition dialogs in the Rescapp menues
    • (Improved in 0.41b1) Now partition flags are shown in partition dialogs in the Rescapp menues
    • (Improved in 0.41b1) Now partition os-prober long names are shown in partition dialogs in the Rescapp menues
    • (Improved in 0.41b1) Show ‘Unknown GNU/Linux distro’ if we ever fail to parse an /etc/issue file.
    • (Improved in 0.41b1) Usability improvement. When moving entries the last entry moved keeps selected.

    Improved bugs (0.40b11):

    • (Improved in 0.40b11) Many source code build improvements
    • (Improved in 0.40b11) Now most options show their progress while running
    • (Improved in 0.40b11) Added a reference to the source code’s README file in the ‘About Rescapp’ option
    • (Improved in 0.40b11) Not detected’ string was renamed to ‘Windows / Data / Other’ because that’s what it usually happens with Windows OSes

    Fixed bugs (0.40b11):

    • (Fixed in 0.40b11) [#1364] Review Copyright notice
    • (Checked in 0.40b11) [#2233] Disable USB automount
    • (Fixed in 0.40b11) Wineasy had its messages fixed (Promote and Unlock were swapped)
    • (Fixed in 0.40b11) Share log function now drops usage of cat to avoid utf8 / ascii problems.
    • (Fixed in 0.40b11) Sanitize ‘Not detected’ and ‘Cannot mount’ messages

    Fixed bugs (0.40b9):

    • (Fixed in 0.40b9) [#2236] chntpw based options need to be rewritten for reusing code
    • (Fixed in: 0.40b9) [#2264] chntpw – Save prior registry files
    • (Fixed in: 0.40b9) [#2234] New option: Easy Grub fix
    • (Fixed in: 0.40b9) [#2235] New option: Easy Windows Admin

    Fixed bugs (0.40b8):

    • (Fixed in 0.40b8) [#2191] Change Keyboard layout

    Improved bugs (0.40b7):

    • (Improved in 0.40b7) [#2192] UEFI boot support (Yes, again)

    Improved bugs (0.40b6):

    • (Improved in 0.40b6) [#2192] UEFI boot support

    Fixed bugs (0.40b5):

    • (Fixed in 0.40b5) [#2192] UEFI boot support

    Fixed bugs (0.40b2):

    • (Fixed in 0.40b2) [#1323] GPT support
    • (Fixed in 0.40b2) [#2216] Verify separated /usr support

    Fixed bugs (0.40b1):

    • (Fixed in 0.40b1) [#2231] SElinux support on chroot options

    Reopened bugs (0.40b1):

    • (Reopened in 0.40b1) [#2191] Change Keyboard layout

    Fixed bugs (0.32b3):

    • (Fixed in 0.32b3) [#2191] Change Keyboard layout

    Other fixed bugs (0.32b2):

    • Rescatux logo is not shown at boot
    • Boot entries are named “Live xxxx” instead of “Rescatux xxxx”

    Fixed bugs (0.32b1):

    • Networking detection improved (fallback to network-manager-gnome)
    • Bottom bar does not have a shorcut to a file manager as it’s a common practice in modern desktops. Fixed when falling back to LXDE.
    • Double-clicking on directories on desktop opens Iceweasel (Firefox fork) instead of a file manager. Fixed when falling back to LXDE.

    Improvements (0.32b1):

    • Super Grub2 Disk is no longer included. That makes easier to put the ISO to USB devices thanks to standard multiboot tools which support Debian Live cds.
    • Rescapp UI has been redesigned
      • Every option is at hand at the first screen.
      • Rescapp options can be scrolled. That makes it easier to add new options without bothering on final design.
      • Run option screen buttons have been rearranged to make it easier to read.
    • RazorQT has been replaced by LXDE which seems more mature. LXQT will have to wait.
    • WICD has been replaced by network-manager-gnome. That makes easier to connect to wired and wireless networks.
    • It is no longer based on Debian Unstable (sid) branch.

    Distro facts:

    • Packages versions for this release can be found at Rescatux 0.40b11 packages.
    • It’s based mainly on Debian Jessie (Stable). Some packages are from Debian Unstable (sid). Some packages are from Debian stretch.

     

    Don’t forget that you can use:

    Help Rescatux project:

    I think we can expect four months maximum till the new stable Rescatux is ready. Helping on these tasks is appreciated:

    • Making a youtube video for the new options.
    • Make sure documentation for the new options is right.
    • Make snapshots for new options documentation so that they don’t lack images.

    If you want to help please contact us here:

    Thank you and happy download!

    Super Grub2 Disk 2.02s8 downloads







    Recommended download (Floppy, CD & USB in one) (Valid for i386, x86_64, i386-efi and x86_64-efi):

    Super Grub2 Disk 2.01 rc2 Main Menu
    Super Grub2 Disk 2.01 rc2 Main Menu






     

     

     

     

     

    EFI x86_64 standalone version:

    EFI i386 standalone version:

    CD & USB in one downloads:

    About other downloads. As this is the first time I develop Super Grub2 Disk out of source code (well, probably not the first time, but the first time in ages) I have not been able to build these other downloads: coreboot, i386-efi, i386-pc, ieee1275, x86_64-efi, standalone coreboot, standalone i386-efi, standalone ieee1275. bfree has helped on this matter and with his help we might have those builds in next releases. If you want such builds drop a mail in the mailing list so that we aware of that need.

     

    Source code:

    Everything (All binary releases and source code):

    Hashes

    In order to check the former downloads you can either check the download directory page for this release

    or you can check checksums right here:

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    Super Grub2 Disk 2.02s8 released

    Super Grub2 Disk 2.02s8 stable is here.

    Super GRUB2 Disk is a live cd that helps you to boot into most any Operating System (OS) even if you cannot boot into it by normal means.

    A new stable release

    The former Super Grub2 Disk stable release was 2.02s7 version and released on February 2017 (1 month ago) . New features or changes since previous stable version are:

    • Updated grub 2.02 build to tag: 2.02~rc2 . This is the release candidate for final stable 2.02 upstream Grub release. Please use this build to give them (upstream Grub) feedback on this version. It’s advised to ask here before reporting to them so that we discard the bug being a Super Grub2 Disk specific one.
    • Thanks to a Necrosporus suggestion now default theme starfield is no longer included. Images are now smaller. E.g. the hybrid image size it’s 19.3 MB while former version image size was 22 MB.
    Super Grub2 Disk 2.02s5 - Detect and show boot methods in action
    Super Grub2 Disk 2.02s5 – Detect and show boot methods in action

    We are going to see which are the complete Super Grub2 Disk features with a demo video, where you can download it, the thank you – hall of fame and some thoughts about the Super Grub2 Disk development.

    Please do not forget to read our howtos so that you can have step by step guides (how to make a cdrom or an usb, how to boot from it, etc) on how to use Super Grub2 Disk and, if needed, Rescatux.

    Super Grub2 Disk 2.02s4 main menu
    Super Grub2 Disk 2.02s3 main menu

    Tour

    Here there is a little video tour in order to discover most of Super Grub2 Disk options. The rest of the options you will have to discover them by yourself.

    Super Grub2 Disk 2.02s8 downloads

    Features

    Most of the features here will let you boot into your Operating Systems. The rest of the options will improve the Super Grub2 Disk operating systems autodetecting (enable RAID, LVM, etc.) or will deal with minor aspects of the user interface (Colours, language, etc.).

    • Change the language UI
    • Translated into several languages
      • Spanish / Español
      • German / Deutsch
      • French / Français
      • Italian / Italiano
      • Malay / Bahasa Melayu
      • Russian

    Super Grub2 Disk 2.01 rc2 Spanish Main Menu

    Super Grub2 Disk 2.01 rc2 Spanish Main Menu

    • Detect and show boot methods option to detect most Operating Systems

    Super Grub2 Disk 2.01 beta 3 Everything menu making use of grub.cfg extract entries option functionality

    Super Grub2 Disk 2.01 beta 3 – Everything menu making use of grub.cfg extract entries option functionality

    • Enable all native disk drivers *experimental* to detect most Operating Systems also in special devices or filesystems
    • Boot manually
      • Operating Systems
      • grub.cfg – Extract entries

        Super Grub2 Disk 2.01 beta 3 grub.cfg Extract entries option
        Super Grub2 Disk 2.01 beta 3 grub.cfg Extract entries option
      • grub.cfg – (GRUB2 configuration files)
      • menu.lst – (GRUB legacy configuration files)
      • core.img – (GRUB2 installation (even if mbr is overwritten))
      • Disks and Partitions (Chainload)
      • Bootable ISOs (in /boot-isos or /boot/boot-isos
      • Extra GRUB2 functionality
        • Enable GRUB2’s LVM support
        • Enable GRUB2’s RAID support
        • Enable GRUB2’s PATA support (to work around BIOS bugs/limitation)
        • Mount encrypted volumes (LUKS and geli)
        • Enable serial terminal
      • Extra Search functionality
        • Search in floppy ON/OFF
        • Search in CDROM ON/OFF
    • List Devices / Partitions
    • Color ON /OFF
    • Exit
      • Halt the computer
      • Reboot the computer

    Supported Operating Systems

    Excluding too custom kernels from university students Super Grub2 Disk can autodetect and boot most every Operating System. Some examples are written here so that Google bots can see it and also to make more confident the final user who searchs his own special (according to him) Operating System.

    • Windows
      • Windows 10
      • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1
      • Windows NT/2000/XP
      • Windows 98/ME
      • MS-DOS
      • FreeDOS
    • GNU/Linux
      • Direct Kernel with autodetected initrd
        Super Grub2 Disk - Detect any Operating System - Linux kernels detected screenshot
        Super Grub2 Disk – Detect any Operating System – Linux kernels detected
        • vmlinuz-*
        • linux-*
        • kernel-genkernel-*
      • Debian / Ubuntu / Mint
      • Mageia
      • Fedora / CentOS / Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
      • openSUSE / SuSE Linux Enterpsise Server (SLES)
      • Arch
      • Any many, many, more.
        • FreeBSD
          • FreeBSD (single)
          • FreeBSD (verbose)
          • FreeBSD (no ACPI)
          • FreeBSD (safe mode)
          • FreeBSD (Default boot loader)
        • EFI files
        • Mac OS X/Darwin 32bit or 64bit
    Super Grub2 Disk 2.00s2 rc4 Mac OS X entries
    Super Grub2 Disk 2.00s2 rc4 Mac OS X entries (Image credit to: Smx)

    Support for different hardware platforms

    Before this release we only had the hybrid version aimed at regular pcs. Now with the upcoming new EFI based machines you have the EFI standalone versions among others. What we don’t support is booting when secure boot is enabled.

    • Most any PC thanks to hybrid version (i386, x86_64, i386-efi, x86_64-efi) (ISO)
    • EFI x86_64 standalone version (EFI)
    • EFI i386 standalone version (EFI)
    • Additional Floppy, CD and USB in one download (ISO)
      • i386-pc
      • i386-efi
      • x86_64-efi

    Known bugs

    • Non English translations are not completed
    • Enable all native disk drivers *experimental* crashes Virtualbox randomly

    Supported Media

    • Compact Disk – Read Only Memory (CD-ROM) / DVD
    • Universal Serial Bus (USB) devices
    • Floppy (1.98s1 version only)

    Downloads







    Recommended download (Floppy, CD & USB in one) (Valid for i386, x86_64, i386-efi and x86_64-efi):

    Super Grub2 Disk 2.01 rc2 Main Menu
    Super Grub2 Disk 2.01 rc2 Main Menu






     

     

     

     

     

    EFI x86_64 standalone version:

    EFI i386 standalone version:

    CD & USB in one downloads:

    About other downloads. As this is the first time I develop Super Grub2 Disk out of source code (well, probably not the first time, but the first time in ages) I have not been able to build these other downloads: coreboot, i386-efi, i386-pc, ieee1275, x86_64-efi, standalone coreboot, standalone i386-efi, standalone ieee1275. bfree has helped on this matter and with his help we might have those builds in next releases. If you want such builds drop a mail in the mailing list so that we aware of that need.

     

    Source code:

    Everything (All binary releases and source code):

    Hashes

    In order to check the former downloads you can either check the download directory page for this release

    or you can check checksums right here:

    MD5SUMS

    6d2cf16a731798ec6b14e8893563674b  super_grub2_disk_2.02s8_source_code.tar.gz
    294417a0e5b58adc6f80ef8ee9b3783e  super_grub2_disk_hybrid_2.02s8.iso
    b74cac92e6f74316dd794e98e5ba92e6  super_grub2_disk_i386_efi_2.02s8.iso
    7345fdcfad9fa9cd7af6e88d737bc167  super_grub2_disk_i386_pc_2.02s8.iso
    0d21930618d36f04826251e51d9f921e  super_grub2_disk_standalone_i386_efi_2.02s8.EFI
    ba803db5593b0e5cc50908644fd02fba  super_grub2_disk_standalone_x86_64_efi_2.02s8.EFI
    02bed470193e14ca7578ef045f8cc45a  super_grub2_disk_x86_64_efi_2.02s8.iso
    cce6f2fae3c7b8507b7635417cc6426e  super_grub2_disk_2.02s8.zip
    

    SHA1SUMS

    70f22db153c4d5275c6668b6746b2d2902b7ef40  super_grub2_disk_2.02s8_source_code.tar.gz
    cf652d1fe21743180f555a34e89f95763310aaf3  super_grub2_disk_hybrid_2.02s8.iso
    31c8a20049bc22cf6e6dd6e4f8c3cb95ef9a71e4  super_grub2_disk_i386_efi_2.02s8.iso
    5d47e42a967b9b13809956b21d86f77bcead73c9  super_grub2_disk_i386_pc_2.02s8.iso
    cad195239ec05234d4f8d801e087cf8277f7cb53  super_grub2_disk_standalone_i386_efi_2.02s8.EFI
    3c1a8b1f86349b66241706adeeef31ac14d415f1  super_grub2_disk_standalone_x86_64_efi_2.02s8.EFI
    a942195ca18ffa74874bbde909fe3aa6200dad7c  super_grub2_disk_x86_64_efi_2.02s8.iso
    d119ed8ae06475e689106ec9c48e19970f14517b  super_grub2_disk_2.02s8.zip
    

    SHA256SUMS

    2a7b845358c6fe5dfc62ea7f0b1d927793fc8b5ee6725760e79ab1bbfd10ffeb  super_grub2_disk_2.02s8_source_code.tar.gz
    83e37560147cbe730f95e6a70b2670a68049016cd2460849bbeb8a0b9c1a62be  super_grub2_disk_hybrid_2.02s8.iso
    42a9cad65a183a8e924b74ef8c2e1fe6a00fc490021380d99ca817b11c97ea0a  super_grub2_disk_i386_efi_2.02s8.iso
    badb54279d5f35a866c043921b56a1583f6d1ee88a80fd3790931cc0aa315709  super_grub2_disk_i386_pc_2.02s8.iso
    5196bec9f32132f1855876e3cce8ba3400f6ce7d1fd8d78c7458b2ac4c7c716a  super_grub2_disk_standalone_i386_efi_2.02s8.EFI
    55f094295bc22b775009ce2531a6ec99f2dbbd1380d38a155e9f8eb6cce420f3  super_grub2_disk_standalone_x86_64_efi_2.02s8.EFI
    f1c0dbb02fb42f2262937f571a2707a718677c2b8cd6a6fb7c899a8d89fffe20  super_grub2_disk_x86_64_efi_2.02s8.iso
    c50d2e13e5b03b8abec64f8036767170e99a9944e04b3c6ffb0f6df27940e236  super_grub2_disk_2.02s8.zip
    

    Changelog (since former 2.00s2 stable release)

    Changes since 2.02s7 version:

    • Use grub-2.02-rc2 upstream grub2 tag
    • Default theme starfield is no longer included. This will make images smaller.
    • (Devel) Make sure normal isos and standalone images have hash files without its full path.
    • (Devel) File hashes generation has been rewritten to work from the single supergrub-mkcommon generate_filename_hashes function
    • (Devel) Now MD5SUMS, SHA1SUMS and SHA256SUMS files are generated as part of the official build.

    Changes since 2.02s6 version:

    • Updated grub 2.02 build to tag: 2.02~rc1

    Changes since 2.02s5 version:

    • Added Russian language
    • Improved Arch Linux initramfs detection
    • Added i386-efi build support
    • Added i386-efi to the hybrid iso
    • Grub itself is translated when a language is selected
    • Added loopback.cfg file (non officially supported)
    • (Devel) sgrub.pot updated to latest strings
    • (Devel) Added grub-build-004-make-check so that we ensure the build works
    • (Devel) Make sure linguas.sh is built when running ‘grub-build-002-clean-and-update’
    • (Devel) Updated upstream Super Grub2 Disk repo on documentation
    • (Devel) Move core supergrub menu under menus/sgd
    • (Devel) Use sg2d_directory as the base super grub2 disk directory variable
    • (Devel) New supergrub-sourcecode script that creates current git branch source code tar.gz
    • (Devel) New supergrub-all-zip-file script: Makes sure a zip file of everything is built.
    • (Devel) supergrub-meta-mkrescue: Build everything into releases directory in order to make source code more clean.
    • (Devel) New supergrub-official-release script: Build main files, source code and everything zip file from a single script in order to ease official Super Grub
      2 Disk releases.

    Changes since 2.02s4 version:

    • Stop trying to chainload devices under UEFI and improve the help people get in the case of a platform mismatch
    • (Devel) Properly support source based built grub-mkfont binary.
    • New options were added to chainload directly either /ntldr or /bootmgr thanks to ntldr command. They only work in BIOS mode.

    Changes since 2.02s3 version:

    • Using upstream grub-2.02-beta3 tag as the new base for Super Grub2 Disk’s grub.
    • Major improvement in Windows OS detection (based on BCD) Windows Vista, 7, …
    • Major improvement in Windows OS detection (based on ntldr) Windows XP, 2000, …

    Changes since 2.02s2 beta 1 version:

    • (Devel) grub-mkstandalone was deleted because we no longer use it
    • Updated (and added) Copyright notices for 2015
    • New option: ‘Disks and Partitions (Chainload)’ adapted from Smx work
    • Many files were rewritten so that they only loop between devices that actually need to be searched into.
      This enhacement will make Super Grub2 Disk faster.
    • Remove Super Grub2 Disk own devices from search by default. Added an option to be able to enable/disable the Super Grub2 Disk own devices search.

    2.02s2 beta 1 changelog:

    • Updated grub 2.02 build to commit: 8e5bc2f4d3767485e729ed96ea943570d1cb1e45
    • Updated documentation for building Super Grub2 Disk
    • Improvement on upstream grub (d29259b134257458a98c1ddc05d2a36c677ded37 – test: do not stop after first file test or closing bracket) will probably make Super Grub2 Disk run faster.
    • Added new grub build scripts so that Super Grub2 Disk uses its own built versions of grub and not the default system / distro / chroot one.
    • Ensure that Mac OS X entries are detected ok thanks to Users dir. This is because Grub2 needs to emulate Mac OS X kernel so that it’s detected as a proper boot device on Apple computers.
    • Thanks to upstream grub improvement now Super Grub2 Disk supports booting in EFI mode when booted from a USB device / hard disk. Actually SG2D was announced previously to boot from EFI from a USB device while it only booted from a cdrom.

    2.02s1 beta 1 changelog:

    • Added new option: “Enable all native disk drivers” so that you can try to load: SATA, PATA and USB hard disks (and their partitions) as native disk drives. This is experimental.
    • Removed no longer needed options: “Enable USB” and “Enable PATA”.
    • “Search floppy” and “Search cdrom” options were moved into “Extra GRUB2 functionality menu”. At the same time “Extra Search functionality” menu was removed.
    • Added new straight-forward option: “Enable GRUB2’s RAID and LVM support”.
    • “List devices/partitions” was renamed to “Print devices/partitions”.
    • “Everything” option was renamed to “Detect and show boot methods”.
    • “Everything +” option was removed to avoid confusions.
    • Other minor improvements in the source code.
    • Updated translation files. Now most translations are pending.
    • Updated INSTALL instructions.

    Finally you can check all the detailed changes at our GIT commits.

    If you want to translate into your language please check TRANSLATION file at source code to learn how to translate into your language.

    Thank you – Hall of fame

    I want to thank in alphabetical order:

    • The upstream Grub crew. I’m subscribed to both help-grub and grub-devel and I admire the work you do there.
    • Necrosporus for his insistence on making Super Grub2 Disk smaller.

    The person who writes this article is adrian15 .

    And I cannot forget about thanking bTactic, the enterprise where I work at and that hosts our site.

    Some thoughts about Super Grub2 Disk development

    Super Grub2 Disk development ideas

    I think we won’t improve Super Grub2 Disk too much. We will try to stick to official Grub2 stable releases. Unless a new feature that it’s not included in official Grub2 stable release is needed in order to give additional useful functionalities to Super Grub2 Disk.

    I have added some scripts to Super Grub2 Disk build so that writing these pieces of news is more automatic and less prone to errors. Check them out in git repo as you will not find them in 2.02s8 source code.

    Old idea: I don’t know when but I plan to readapt some scripts from os-prober. That will let us detect more operating systems. Not sure when though. I mean, it’s not something that worries me because it does not affect too many final users. But, well, it’s something new that I hadn’t thought about.

    Again, please send us feedback on what you think it’s missing on Super Grub2 Disk.

    Rescatux development

    I want to focus on Rescatux development on the next months so that we have an stable release before the end of 2017. Now I need to finish adding UEFI features (most finished), fix the scripts that generate Rescatux source code (difficult) and write much documentation.

    (adrian15 speaking)

    Getting help on using Super Grub2 Disk

    More information about Super Grub2 Disk