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Version History

DateVersionAddition/Changes

May 21, 2014

5.3.0

md5sum: a5617e0bdd3ccc3cb3a1b1dd20396d7a
sha1sum: 4d580f1204f071b5cda740bec2f7786c819f18ad

Mar 4, 2014

5.2.9

md5sum: e1b19eeede70be45c10dd8e14b78d405
sha1sum: 3386cd7be69853cf304375ed2a5a826eb26f32e8

Dec 17, 2013

5.2.8

md5sum: cd91156ec71d80ec91a05353db2b18d5
sha1sum: 47418ad4698f40cbbd570c6feafeee71bed07f29

Oct 29, 2013

5.2.7

md5sum: 8bcf534293d35d9820739c377a68afe2
sha1sum: ab6c39c619b9a2c18fea41808ed069a202bf8223

Aug 20, 2013

5.2.6

md5sum: 3836825cc7ac6a710a93690d6178ea9d
sha1sum: 250c2fa19e302bc5e38dd122d68a765c7e4672cd

Jun 25, 2013

5.2.5

md5sum: 5452ab22c0ad26c9641bd5413fca864f
sha1sum: b5f3a02a11a0ad0f6343878c6efa87e658e0da9f

May 29, 2013

5.2.4

md5sum: 7477f059d351daddca5cb8f95de09ac9
sha1sum: dcd0fcb93a6aa412a270c8ef641951f4498b9114

Apr 30, 2013

5.2.3

md5sum: 86fdf54eb7b02e08170f21e7f397aa8a
sha1sum: d8269d1dff6dc6d2316b759cac753153ee417ba4

Apr 10, 2013

5.2.2

md5sum: 96c606bbdf9dba186e1ec36469eaf0df
sha1sum: d663771c2b583f59a5a4054cd5c7734d12a2e7f9

Mar 4, 2013

5.2.1

md5sum: 8c2b95920f222511a79a04d6aded86b9
sha1sum: cee573b045ddefdc2d1974d4e763ceb8d64a61ae

Feb 21, 2013

5.2.0

md5sum: f359cb6d0f383c4d00903f63cfe42830
sha1sum: a1c8224451b297530d9f11959524225fa5910024

Aug 8, 2011

5.1.1

md5sum: 3d35afcc9150d99fb67cc3c9fe4e6b75
sha1sum: 5bc63a1264d124ba96333bb6ed05f725de01e0ef

  • Updated Parted Magic to V6.6. Thanks to IceCube for the update.

Jul 30, 2011

5.1.0

md5sum: 3b2dc37f156e361240a2c09e1c23cbb3
sha1sum: c333d034dfce9431f3ddca14c6475d136c67277f

  • Added IBM Disk Manager V9.57.
  • Added AleGr MEMTEST V2.00.
  • Added DIMM_ID V3.57. This is a special UBCD-only contribution.
  • Added Dsrfix V3.12.
  • Added HDShredder V3.8.0 (Free Edition).
  • Added HWiNFO V5.5.2. Thanks to Johannes Hauber for suggesting this, and ady for the update.
  • Added Kon-Boot V1.1.
  • Added older version of HDAT2 (V4.5.3).
  • Added Partinfo V1.11. Thanks to ady for the suggestion.
  • Added Video Memory Stress Test V1.7. Thanks to dthatcher for the suggestion.
  • Added wdidle3 V1.05.
  • Deprecated AVIRA AntiVir Rescue System, which is considered to be best left as a customization option.
  • Substitute econfig.c32 with whichsys.c32 and removed ubcd\menus\isolinux\main.cfg.
  • Temporarily point cpustress kernel image to /pmagic/bzImage to alleviate lockup problems.
  • Updated ES-Tool to V3.01p. Added historical info about ES-Tool help text.
  • Updated Seagate DiscWizard to V11.0.8326.
  • Updated ASTRA to V5.50. Thanks to ady for the update.
  • Updated Darik's Boot and Nuke to 2.2.6 beta (rebuilt with isolinux V3.86 to improve compatibility).
  • Updated DiskCheck to V4.0.6. Thanks to ady for the update.
  • Updated EaseUs Disk Copy to V2.3.1 with version from MajorGeeks (Mar 2010). Thanks to ady for sending me a PM about this. The launch method has been changed to memdisk.
  • Updated ES-Tool to V3.01v. Thanks to ady for the update.
  • Updated syslinux to V4.0.4.
  • Updated grub4dos to V0.4.5b (2010-09-22) to support syslinux V4.
  • Updated Gujin to V2.8.4.
  • Updated HDAT2 to V4.8.1.
  • Updated HDClone to V4.0.6. Thanks for ady for the update.
  • Updated HDShredder to V3.8.1. Thanks to ady for the update.
  • Updated HDT to V0.5.0. Fixed double APPEND and switch to using gzipped version of pci.ids. Also modified syslinux2grub4dos.sed to make special provision when translating HDT entry.
  • Updated Intel Processor Identification Utility to V4.32. Thanks to ady for the update.
  • Updated MBRtool to V2.3.200. Thanks to ady for notifying me via PM.
  • Updated MBRWork to V1.08. Thanks to ady who sent me a PM about this.
  • Updated Memtest86 to V4.0. Thanks to ady for the update.
  • Updated Memtest86+ to V4.20. Thanks to ady for the update.
  • Updated NSSI to V0.60.45.
  • Updated Offline NT Password & Registry Editor to v110511. Thanks to IceCube for the update.
  • Updated Parted Magic to V6.3. Also updated pccmoscleaner-2.0.txz, pcdiskeraser-5.0.txz, pcloginnow-2.0.txz, pcregedit-2.0.txz from http://beefdrapes.partedmagic.com/modules/non-free/. grub4dos booting support is dropped. Updated F-Prot to V6.0.3. Update XFPROT to V2.4.
  • Updated Partition Saving to V3.90. Thanks to ady for the update.
  • Updated PLoP Boot Manager to V5.0.12. Thanks to IceCube for the update.
  • Updated SeaTools for DOS to V2.23. Thanks to ady for the update.
  • Updated shsucdx.com in UBCD FreeDOS lib\shsucdx.cab to V3.05. Thanks for ady for the update.
  • Updated Super Grub2 Disk to V1.98s1. Thanks to ady for the update.
  • Updated to SPFDisk to 2000-03v. Thanks to Explorer09 for the update.
  • Updated UBCD FreeDOS to V1.44. Updated AUTOEXEC.BAT and added "-n" to mdiskchk.com to avoid hanging on certain BIOSes. Removed "MOUSE_NCFG=0" in etc\global.set. Introduced "nolbacache" parameter (in memdisk and config.sys) to launch without LBACACHE. Optimized format of image. Shortened keybrd_ncfg and mouse_ncfg in config.sys to kb_ncfg and mse_ncfg respectively to fit everything into environment space. Updated bin\7za.exe in UBCD FreeDOS to 9.13beta (courtesy of IceCube). Updated level1\freedos.cab\MORE.COM to V4.3 (courtesy of ady). Updated XCOPY to V1.4a. Updated SYS.COM from FreeDOS kernel 2039. Updated LOWDMA.SYS and UMBPCI.SYS to V3.81. Changed help.bat in level1\help.bat to test for MORE.EXE instead of MORE.COM. Updated FreeDOS kernel to 2040 and SYS.COM (in level1\freedos.cab) from the same package.
  • Updated ubcd2iso and ubcd2usb to remove "boot.images" subdirectory (created by IZArc) before image creation.
  • Updated ubcd2iso.cmd to support optional "/g" parameter to use grub4dos as the bootloader.
  • Updated ubcd\tools\linux\ubcd2usb\readme.txt and added instructions to make created partition active. Thanks to timjwatts for the suggestion.
  • Updated ubcd\tools\unxutils\bin\xz.exe to V5.0.3. Thanks to ady for the update.
  • Updated ubcd\tools\win32\unxutils\bin\7z.exe+dll to V9.22beta.
  • Updated WD DLG Diagnostic to V5.19.

Aug 25, 2010

5.0.3

md5sum: 6cf0f4ff7f11ad2d78058541831c4bcc
sha1sum: 407fe935d942b3d14c85bf12415a37ce46b19c51

  • Updated UBCD FreeDOS to V1.39. Updated eltorito.sys/mdiskchk.com from syslinux 4.0.2. Enable mouse config dialog due to report that mouse driver causes Acer Aspire One to hang.
  • Fixed ISO filename in pmagic\boot\grub4dos\grub4dos.lst.
  • Fixed tools\linux\antivirus\clamav.sh, which stopped working due to a change in URL.
  • Fixed ubcd2iso.sh (-R to -r; wordings of success status).
  • Updated memdisk from syslinux 4.0.2.
  • Updated tools\linux\readme.txt (added "chmod a+x ../../../antivir/antivir").
  • Updated antivirus databases to most recent.

Jun 7, 2010

5.0.2

md5sum: a76cd6e57aabadf93671ea6c4b57cd3a
sha1sum: 8c42819c41d6278dedd7dc9a5a59f434cb95a250

  • Updated UBCD FreeDOS to V1.38. Fixed support for ZIP and 7Z archive formats.
  • Fixed wording of success status messages in ubcd2iso.cmd/ubcd2usb.cmd.
  • Fixed wrong image file for DFT in V5.0.1.
  • Fixed wrong image file for IBM Feature Tool in V5.0.1.
  • Fixed missing fjerase.cab.

May 23, 2010

5.0.1

md5sum: 46e5eaa4cd92949c939f66218fdc3f86
sha1sum: 76d87e5f494aeda12d697c9ae62f24eec6eac3ef

  • Fixed bug in ubcd2iso.cmd.
  • Updated HDClone to V3.9.2.
  • Removed bootdisk.exe from Active@ KillDisk V4.1 to save space.

May 14, 2010

5.0.0

md5sum: d667b52a34a7fe75d64ab94e12097cda
sha1sum: b805801112eaaf055ff3a41871955f7a908a8425

  • Major re-organization of directory structure to achieve better isolation of UBCD-related files.
  • Addition/updates/removal of many apps in UBCD.
  • New logo, button and icon art contributed by neoy.
  • Added app license types/notice that source code of apps with open-source license can be downloaded from the application home page. Thanks to Sergio Costas for this suggestion.
  • New FreeDOS for UBCD floppy image contributed by as702.
  • Inclusion of Parted Magic with additional modules (F-Prot, PC CMOS Cleaner, PC Disk Eraser, PC Login Now, PC Regedit etc.), contributed by Icecube.
  • Integration of syslinux/isolinux and grub4dos as bootloaders on the same CD, contributed by Icecube.

May 10, 2007

4.1.1

md5sum: 220721fb734186b9d54e4fbacdfc035d
sha1sum: 838f9103a887f34bbd143683a7e58d224a69dfc5

  • Fixed wrong filename for DFT image file.
  • Fixed wrong filenames for LZ-DOS and FreeDOS image file in bootdsk1.cfg.

May 8, 2007

4.1.0

md5sum: cfed7ac541890d26dc863cdb4489862c
sha1sum: 5b0e496ab6c32ef736b235a4c0bc289cc8731109

  • Make FreeDOS default DOS disk (instead of LZ-DOS) for better compatibility.
  • Updated Super Grub Disk to V0.9590. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated ASTRA to V5.31. Thanks to Infector for the update.
  • Updated memtest86 to V3.3. Thanks to Infector for the update.
  • Updated memtest86+ to V1.70. Thanks to Infector for the update.
  • Updated ESTest to V4.20. Thanks to kof94 for the update.
  • Replaced SATA Tool V1.10 with ESFeat V2.10. Thanks to kof94 for the suggestion.
  • Updated HDClone to V3.2.6. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated IBM Feature Tool to V2.05. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated Drive Fitness Test to V4.09. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated Partition Saving to V3.40. Thanks to Constance for the update.
  • Updated Fujitsu Diagnostic Tool to V6.90. Thanks to essaion for the update.
  • Updated MBRtool to V2.3.100. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated Gujin to V1.9. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated Offline NT Password & Registry Editor to 070409. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated GAG to V4.8. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated KillDisk to V4.1. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Added SeaTools for DOS V1.09, which replaces SeaTools Desktop and PowerMax. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated Avira NTFS4DOS Personal to V1.9. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Added HDDErase V3.1. Thanks to Iceman for the suggestion.
  • Updated MaxBlast to V5.0. Thanks to SebastienG for the suggestion.
  • Removed Avast! V7.7 for DOS, since virus definition is hopelessly out-of-date and does not appear to be updated anymore.
  • Updated F-Prot virusdef files to 4 May 2007.
  • Updated McAfee virusdef to 3 May 2007.

Mar 13, 2007

4.0

  • This version uses syslinux V3.36 instead of CDShell due to the latter's compatibility issues and lack of new development.
  • Removed INSERT/UBCD as integration of a Linux distro is thought to be best left as a customization option. This means there is now only one version of UBCD instead of two (basic/full).
  • Introduced experiment support for writing UBCD to a USB memory stick (UBCD2USB).
  • Added PTDD Super Fdisk V1.0. Thanks to coco7 for the suggestion.
  • Added EASEUS Disk Copy V1.0. Thanks to coco7 for the suggestion.
  • Added BugHunter V1.9.3.
  • Added Intel Processor Identification Utility V3.1.20060901. Thanks to Zilli Samuel for the suggestion.
  • Added ViVARD V0.4. Thanks to alm to the suggestion.
  • Added COPYR.DMA Build 013. Thanks to alm to the suggestion.
  • Added SUTIL V1.01. Thanks to alm to the suggestion.
  • Added HDAT2 V4.52. Thanks to alm to the suggestion.
  • Added UDPcast. Thanks to Andrius Kazimieras Kasparavicius for the suggestion.
  • Added CopyWipe V1.14. Thanks to stidyup for the suggestion.
  • Re-added HUTIL V1.21. Thanks to soeren for the suggestion.
  • Added dummy menu item for Volkov Commander. Thanks to kethd for the suggestion.
  • Added Cute Partition Manager V0.9.5.
  • Added DIMM_ID V3.01. Thanks for kethd for the suggestion.
  • Make XOSL run from RAM disk, otherwise installation cannot proceed. Thanks to BootyM for the update.
  • Updated Partition Saving to V3.20. Thanks to SebastianG for the update.
  • Update HDClone to V3.1.12. Thanks to A J for the update.
  • Updated Drive Fitness Test to V4.08. Thanks to SebastianG for the update.
  • Added LZ-DOS boot disk from Erwin Veermins.
  • Updated various FreeDOS boot disks from Erwin Veermins.
  • Updated IBM Feature Tool to V2.04. Thanks to SebastianG for the update.
  • Updated TestDisk to V6.6. Thanks to Christophe Grenier for the update.
  • Updated Super Grub Disk to V0.9575.
  • Updated GWSCAN to V5.11. Thanks to A.J for the update.
  • Updated GAG to V4.6. Thanks to A J for the update.
  • Updated BasicLinux to V3.40. Thanks to Reinhard Max for the instructions.
  • Updated Boot Partition to V2.6. Thanks to Zilli Samuel for the update.
  • Updated Offline NT Password & Registry Editor to 060213. Thanks to SBanzai for the update.
  • Updated SPFDISK to 2000-03t. Thanks to SebastianG for the update.
  • Updated XXCopy to V2.93.1. Thanks to SebastianG for the update.
  • Updated Gujin to V1.5. Thanks to SebastianG for the update.
  • Updated ATAPICD to V2.22. Thanks to Dmitry Stefankov for the update.
  • Updated Darik's Boot and Nuke to V1.0.7. Thanks to SebastianG for the update.
  • Updated DLG Diagnostic to V5.04f. Thanks to Zilli Samuel for the update.
  • Updated Data Lifeguard to V11.2. Thanks to Zilli Samuel for the update.
  • Updated ExcelStor ESTest to V3.80. Thanks to Zilli Samuel for the update.
  • Updated DOS Navigator to V6.4.0. Thanks to Zilli Samuel for the update.
  • Updated Samsung HUTIL to V2.03. Thanks to alm for the update.
  • Updated CHZ Monitor Test to V1.01. Thanks to nynyny for the update.
  • Updated datapol-technologies NTFS4DOS (Freeware) to Avira NTFS4DOS Personal V1.8 due to merger of datapol-technologies and Avira. Thanks to PsiMoon314 for the suggestion.
  • Updated PCISniffer to V1.5. Thanks to SebastianG for the update.
  • Updated NNSI to V0.59.9. Thanks to Zilli Samuel for the update.
  • Updated CTIA to V2.7. Thanks to Zilli Samuel for the update.
  • Updated Astra to V5.21. Thanks to SebastianG for the update.
  • Removed UniFlash V1.40. Decided that it is best left as a customization option.
  • SCSIMax version number should be 1.21. Fixed. Thanks to Zilli Samuel for the correction.
  • Lucifer has been removed.
  • Anyway if you want to use it great, but it's unsupported and apparently buggy judging by all the email I get. Then again it is a burn-in program to be run on unreliable hardware so I wonder if some of the "bugs" are actually hardware problems.

Feb 14, 2006

3.4

  • Disable RockRidge extension during mkisofs. Thanks to Eric for the suggestion.
  • Added expert mode for booting images. Thanks to Erwin Veermans for inspiring the feature in his dynamic scripts.

    When you press [Ins] in any of the menus, an asterisk will appear at the bottom-left corner of the screen, indicating that you are in expert mode. Then when you launch any of the apps, a menu will appear that allows you to change the boot method (memdisk, diskemu, bcdw) or boot disk (fdubcd, drubcd, msubcd), subjected to availability. This is great for nailing down or working around compatibility issues without having to customize the UBCD image.

    Note that MSUBCD.IMG is not included on the UBCD by default since it is based on MS-DOS, which is commercialware. If you want to use it, please download the boot image from Erwin's website and add it to your customized UBCD.

  • Updated FDUBCD, DRUBCD, FD32RDP, FSDMSRRC, FDNWD288, FDARA288 to V3.35. Thanks to Erwin Veermans for the update. NTFSDOS should now work on FDUBCD due to a FreeDOS kernel patch.

    There is also a new feature under FDUBCD that allows you to update the latest virus database for F-Prot, McAfee and AVG if you are connected to the network. This is activated by typing ubcdvir at the command prompt.

    How it works is that it copies the necessary files to the RAM disk, connects to the network, then downloads the latest virus database to the RAM disk. You also have the option of updating the executable files this way. For some reason, Avast cannot be run from the RAM disk, so this feature cannot be used with Avast.

    F-Prot (EXE + DB) and McAfee (DB only) are always downloaded from source. McAfee (EXE only) and AVG (EXE + DB) must be downloaded from another location, since they require prior extraction and packaging into a ZIP file. By default, it points back to the files on this website, which I will try to maintain on a weekly basis.

    If you want to host your own files, you should prepare and place the following files on your own web server, then type set UBCDURL=http://yoursite.com/pathtofiles before running ubcdvir.

    avg.zip
    avg7dos.lng
    avg.exe

    avgdefs.zip

    avi7.avg
    microavi.avg
    miniavi.avg

    mcafee.zip

    License.dat
    Messages.dat
    Scan.exe
    Scanpm.exe

    You might also want to read up AutoVir: auto-updating AntiVirus Suite, an FAQ that Erwin Veermans has written on this topic.

  • Documentation has been updated by Scott D. Wares. Thanks!
  • Updated DFT to V4.05. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated HUTIL to V2.00. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated DBAN to V1.0.6. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated IBM Feature Tool to V2.00. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Removed Madboot due to the use of commercial components. Thanks to Eric Auer for the information.
  • Added ExcelStor's ESTest V3.70. Thanks to Steffen Bergner for the suggestion.
  • Added ExcelStor's SATA Tool V1.10. Thanks to Steffen Bergner for the suggestion.
  • Updated Necromancer's DOS Navigator to V2.15 Build 4000. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated Memtest86+ to V1.65. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated g4u to V2.1. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated SeaTools Desktop to V3.02.03en. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated MHDD32 to V4.6. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated memdisk to V3.11. Thanks to Erwin Veermans for the update.
  • Fixed some bugs in STARTUP.BAT for F-Prot. Thanks to Erwin Veermans for the update.
  • Updated Arachne to V1.87. Thanks to Erwin Veermans for the update.
  • Removed AntiVir Personal Edition because the free version is crippled (cannot scan subdirectories) and therefore quite useless.
  • Updated Darik's Boot and Nuke to V1.0.6.
  • Updated TestDisk to V6.2. Thanks to Christophe Grenier for the update.
  • Updated Partition Saving to V3.01. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated CMOSPWD to V4.8. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Added x86test V0.10a. Thanks to pointy for the suggestion.
  • Added StressCPU 24-Oct-05. Thanks to Adrian Stanciu for the suggestion. This utility seems to make Athlon CPUs hotter than CPU Burn-in.
  • Updated XXCOPY to V2.92.6. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated SPFDISK to 2000-03r. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated PCISniffer to V1.4. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated Gujin to V1.3. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated D-Browse to V1.24. Thanks for SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated Eraser for DOS to V5.7. Thanks for SebastienG for the update.
  • Replaced floppy version of Windows Memory Diagnostic with CD version, which is smaller by almost 1MB. Thanks to Paul for the suggestion.
  • Added mkubcd.bat and mkubcd.sh to root directory for creating customize UBCD ISO. Thanks to mark847 for the suggestion.
  • Updated Fujitsu Diagnostic Tool to V6.30. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated ASTRA to V5.11. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Added NTFS4DOS Freeware Version. Thanks for chris122380 for the suggestion.
  • Removed ctramtest because it does not run properly under the latest version of FDUBCD.
  • Replaced GRUB with Super Grub Disk V0.9296
  • Updated PowerMax to V4.22. Thanks for SebastienG for the update.
  • Combined CPU Burn-in, Mersenne Prime Test and StressCPU into one boot image. Thanks for Adrian Stanciu for his work. Note that Adrian has included both V23 and V24 of Mersenne Prime Test because "the newer versions run significantly slower on pentium I, II, III CPUs, and the older version is recommended by the author for this kinds of CPUs". The right version will be executed based on the CPU information given by Linux kernel in /proc/cpuinfo.
  • Updated PCIDEVS.TXT to 7 Feb 2006.
  • Updated F-Prot virusdef to 7 Feb 2006.
  • Updated McAfee virusdef to 7 Feb 2006.
  • Reverted Ranish Partition Manager back to stable version V2.40. The latest V2.44 is a beta version and contains some bugs. Thanks to ololol for the information.

Apr 28, 2005

3.3

  • Updated CDShell to V2.1.6.
  • Updated BCDW to V2.0a1.
  • The FreeDOS-based boot disks have been updated to V3.25. Please read the NwDsk history page for more information. In addition, FreeDOS for UBCD now comes with optional universal SCSI support as well as parameterized booting (memdisk and bcdw only). Thanks to Erwin Veermans for the contribution.
  • INSERT has been updated to include 5 different bootup modes. Thanks to Charles Appel for the contribution.
  • Updated Drive Fitness Test to V4.02.
  • Updated g4u to V2.0.
  • Updated MemTest86+ to V1.55. Thanks to Travis McMurry for the update.
  • Updated IBM Feature Tool to V1.97. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated MaxBlast to V4.0. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated PCI to V1.1. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated Offline NT Password & Registry Editor to 050303. Thanks to Uriel Sigala for the update.
  • Updated ASTRA to V5.00. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated UniFlash to V1.40. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated TestDisk to V5.7. Thanks to Christophe Grenier for the update.
  • Updated PowerMax to V4.21. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated Arachne to V1.83. Thanks to Erwin Veermans for the updated image.
  • Updated MHDD to V4.2. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated F-Prot to V3.16B. Thanks to SebastienG, Larry Smith and Stefano for the update.
  • Updated Partition Saving to V3.00. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated DBAN to V1.0.5. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated CMOSPWD to V4.6. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Added AVG Free Edition V7.0. Thanks to Alan Loughlin for the suggestion.
  • Added CHZ Monitor-Test V1.0. Thanks to nynyny for the suggestion.
  • Added Necromancer's DOS Navigator V2.15.
  • Added GRUB V0.95. Thanks to Michael Schierl for the suggestion.
  • Added SCSIMax V2.1. Thanks to halcyon22 for the suggestion.
  • Added Eraser for DOS V5.6. Thanks to vaceituno for the suggestion.
  • Added FileLink V3.01 (from Caldera OpenDOS V7.03). Thanks to vaceituno for the suggestion.
  • Added QwikTest. Thanks to Eric Auer who indirectly pointed me to the web page containing this program.
  • Added D-Browse V1.23. Thanks to Eric Auer for suggesting this.
  • Removed Ontrack Data Advisor Free Edition because it has expired and will no longer run. Thanks to Russ for informing me.
  • Removed Disk Image Writer until it can support IGZ format.
  • AutoClave has been discontinued and will no longer be updated by its author. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • The floppy version of RIP has been discontinued. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Fixed HUTIL to run from RAM disk instead of CDROM because disk diagnostic function writes a log file to disk. Thanks to Mark Holtz for reporting the problem.
  • Fixed version number of Smart BootManager to read V3.7.1 instead of V3.7R1.
  • Timeout checking is now performed only in the main menu, not submenus.
  • Main menu now count down the number of minutes to booting first harddisk. Thanks to Erwin Veermans for the idea.
  • Reintroduced PowerMax V4.09, as recommended by Scott Cooper: "Keep Maxtor's 4.09 test as well as the latest (4.21) as Maxtor intentionally crippled the newer versions to not run on non-Maxtor drives. I have been using Maxtor's 4.09 to double-check other tests/drives. I've found it more useful than DFT, which also (as of 3.x) runs on other brands."
  • Modified UBCD to use [F8] and [F9] to boot from HDD so that it is similar to the Windows boot option menu. Thanks to Scott Cooper for the suggestion.
  • Run a separate timeout.scn when main menu times out to allow for easier customization. Thanks to Scott Cooper for the suggestion.

Jan 25, 2005

3.2

  • Fixed menu bug in bootdsk.scn. Thanks to Tim Wegner for reporting this.
  • Fixed WipeCMOS false virus alert. Thanks to JJJ for reporting this.
  • Fixed startup.bat bug for Partition Resizer. Thanks to David Morse for reporting this.
  • Fixed offline documentation bug for INSERT. Thanks to Charles Appel for helping with this.
  • Updated F-Prot to V3.16a. Thanks to various people who notified me about this. The virus signatures has also been updated to 16 Jan 2005.
  • Added Added Avast! V7.7 for DOS. Thanks to Stefano for the suggestion.
  • Added AntiVir Personal Edition V6.29.0.5. Thanks to Stefano for the suggestion.
  • Updated UniFlash to V1.38. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated NwDsk boot disk to V3.22. Thanks to Erwin for the update.
  • Updated FreeDOS boot disk to V3.22. Thanks to Erwin for the update.

    • USB detection now defaults to no to avoid locking up incompatible machines.
    • There is now an UBCD.BAT in A:\Bin that holds the batch-file for UBCD handling. The displayed text is in UBCD.TXT in A:\Etc. This way it is now possible for the end-user to re-enter the menu by running UBCD from the prompt.

  • Updated MSRRC boot disk to V3.22. Thanks to Erwin for the update.

    Fdmsrrc now contains the freeware Client version of Remote Recover. Just install the freeware (limited to read-only) or buyware Server version and you are able to mount remote drives (FAT/FAT32/NTFS) with Remote Recover (RRC). Next to that you will still be able to use this image to connect to Microsoft Shares or to create Microsoft Shares to be accessed from other machines. It carries 30 drivers now. Whatever you choose in the MsNet-dialog, you can always lauch RRC additionally (just type "rrc").

  • Updated Arachne to V1.79. Thanks to Erwin for the update.
  • Updated DBAN to V1.04. Thanks to Stefano for the update.
  • Updated Offline NT Password & Registry Editor to 041205. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated NSSI to V0.58.6. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated DOS Navigator to V4.9.0. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated BIOS to V1.35.1. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated ATAINF to V1.3m. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Added MHDD32 V4.0. Thanks to Jordan Plamen for the update.

    Note: To use this program, you need to read the last paragraph in MHDD_EN.rtf in the docs directory to figure out how to compute the activation code. The program is free though. The intention of the activation code is to "encourage" users to read the documentation first.

  • Updated XXCOPY to V2.85.9. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated PCI's pcidevs.txt to 21-Nov-2004 edition. Thanks to Jambin for the update.
  • Added Ontrack Data Advisor V5.0 Free Edition.
  • Added XOSL V1.1.5. Thanks to Maro for his enthusiastic suggestion.

    I find it almost inexcusable that XOSL is not included in the UBCD distribution! ;-) It's my personal favorite boot manager, unbeaten in visual appearance and user-friendliness. Suddenly it's a dead project, but their last release still works great. It requires a FAT partition to install, but the setup/restore tool is a big plus (makes it easy to recover the boot manager without reinstallation whenever Windows setup wiped the MBR).

    The 1.1.5 version reincludes SmartBootManager and Ranish, but I don't think that hurts anyone, even if these tools should already have five dups on the UniversalBootCD.

  • Updated McAfeee virus signatures to 12 Jan 2005.

Dec 3, 2004

3.1

  • Fixed startup.bat for Partition Resizer and TestDisk. Thanks to Jan Stocker for the information.
  • Fixed the mixup of QNX modem and network bootdisks in others.scn. Thanks to Darren for the information.
  • Compressed wipecmos.com with Crunch to avoid false alarm from NAV. Thanks to Yuval Melamed for the suggestion.
  • Updated F-Prot to V3.15b. Updated F-Prot virus definitions to 30 Nov 2004. Thanks to various people for informing me about this.
  • Updated McAfee virus definitions to 1 Dev 2004.
  • Updated MemTest86+ to V1.40. Thanks to ckit for the update.
  • Updated TestDisk to V5.5. Thanks to Christophe Grenier for the update.
  • Removed redundant TestDisk image from "images" subdirectory.
  • Updated MemTest86 to V3.2. Thanks to ckit for the update.
  • Updated IBM Drive Fitness Test to V4.00. Thanks to ckit for the update.
  • Updated GAG to V4.5d. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated Partition Saving to V2.91. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Added MSRRC (Bart's Network Disk on FreeDOS) V3.18. Thanks to Erwin Veermans for the contribution.

    RRC means Remote Recover by Winternals (commercial). Fdmsrrc is prepared to handle RRC. End-user may just add his rrcdos.exe to A:\Bin on the image to use this. Otherwise it will just print a text about RRC. (there is no commercial stuff added; end-user might want to do that)

  • Updated NwDsk to V3.18. Thanks to Erwin Veermans for the update.

    • Kernel and memory managers have been updated.
    • Also a new version of SHSUCDX (for CDROM -reading) has been added.
    • I decreased all timed dialogs from 5 to 3 secs and I skipped a few that were not really needed.
    • Also a new UDMA-driver was added (for fast HD access).

  • Updated FreeDOS boot image. Thanks to Erwin Veermans for the update.

    The FreeDOS boot disk now displays a text before launching the selected App. The end-user may opt to quit here (no App, just dos-prompt), to browse (no App, but launch VC on CDROM-drive), or launch the App (default choice). The text is in A:\Etc\Ubcdinfo.txt. Replace it with your own (or edit it). The timeout can be set in A:\Global.set by "UBCD_TI=20" (for 20secs reading).

  • Updated memdisk to V2.11. Thanks to Erwin Veermans for the suggestion.
  • Updated PCISniffer to V1.3. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated Intel Processor Frequency ID Utility to V7.2.20041115. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated CMOSPWD to V4.4.

Nov 3, 2004

3.0

  • This version of UBCD uses CDShell V2.0.11 and BCDW V1.50z.
  • Added INSERT for UBCD. Thanks to Charles Appel for his contribution.

    UBCD Insert is intended for the advanced user that is already familiar with Linux and preferably Knoppix. It is enhanced with modules to allow us to provide you with additional software not part of the base distribution. All that you need to do is download a module from Sourceforge, add it to your /INSERT directory, burn and you're ready to go.

    If you intend to use INSERT, please take some time to reviews its documentation first.

  • Use freedos.img to launch supporting DOS applications via BCDW parameter. The reduces the number of DOS images to be supported, aggregates updates and patches, and improves maintainability. Thanks to Erwin Veermans for contributing the FreeDOS image.
  • Added PTS DiskEditor V1.04. Thanks to Valden Longhurst for the suggestion.
  • Added NwDsk (NetWare Boot Disk). Thanks to Erwin Veermans for providing the boot image.

    Here's a list of what this boot disk can do:

    • USB drive/cdroms autoinstalled
    • UDMA autoinstalled
    • CDROM (atapi) autoinstalled
    • international Keyboard support
    • PartMan (ranish), BootPart, Aefdisk on board.
    • Linux EXT2 supported
    • LFN supported (Doslfn)
    • Dos VNCviewer on board
    • IP-Print Server (LPD) on board
    • Volkov Commander on board
    • many utils on board

    This diskette can also just serve as a plug'n play packet-driver layer for the non-Netware-minded for running WATTCP services like the included IP-printserver and VNCViewer. Other people use it in combination with Citrix DOS-ICA client to turn your old 486 PC into a XP workstation (connecting to Citrix MetaFrame).

  • Added Arachne boot image with built-in network driver support. Thanks to Erwin Veermans for providing the boot image.

    Message from Erwin:

    When your NIC is not autodetected run WHAT1632 on the diskette (included) and email me the name(s) of the 16-bit drivers you need (or check on my site for driver downloads).

    When your NIC is detected and you have a DHCP server in your LAN you need not to do anything until it autolaunches Arachne's setup. Choose packet-driver and DHCP and start browsing.

    After quiting Arachne just restart it with "arachne".

  • All images loaded with memdisk are now compressed with gzip. To modify an image compressed with gzip, you need to unzip it first. The application you use to extract the image itself (after you've unzipped it) may not be able to read the file unless you change the extension, so you may have to rename the file to include the .img extension. Once your finished modifying the image you should zip it with the following command (or equivalent) 'gzip -9 image.img', then rename to match it's original name (e.g. image.gz).
  • Updated RIP to V3.1.
  • Updated Offline NT Password & Registry Editor to 040818. Thanks to Charles Appel for the update.
  • Updated BasicLinux to Ver 3.2. Thanks to Reinhard Max for contributing the boot image.
  • Added !BIOS V3.2 to DOSAPPS. Thanks to Rafal Rajko-Nenow for suggesting this.
  • Added freeware version of XXCOPY V2.85.8. Thanks to Len Steele and Andrew Allen for the suggestion.
  • Added NetCopy V0.2.
  • Added Madboot Floppy. Thanks to Ken for the suggestion.
  • Added mprime V23.5.2. Thanks to Adrian Stanciu for his help on this.
  • Added Salvation HDD Scan and Repair Ver 3.0. Thanks to Matt Fidler for the suggestion.
  • Removed Bart's CDROM and MSNET boot disks from UBCD because they use Win98, which is commercial. Thanks to Jacco de Leeuw for the suggestion.
  • Updated memtest86+ to V1.26. Thanks to SebastianG for the update.
  • Updated SeaTools Desktop to V3.00.07en. Thanks to SebastianG for the update.
  • Added Gateway's GWSCAN V3.15 and V5.09. Thanks to Gary Merriman for the suggestions.
  • Updated Active@ KillDisk Free Edition to V3.1. Thanks to SebastianG for the update.
  • Updated GAG to V4.4. Thanks to SebastianG for the update.
  • Updated NSSI to V0.58.3. Thanks to SebastianG for the update.
  • Added DOSRDP V2.0/XP. Thanks to Erwin Veermans for contributing the floppy image.
  • Added TestMem IV. Thanks to Dan Doomy for the suggestion.
  • Updated Gujin to V0.9. Thanks to SebastianG for the update.

Aug 1, 2004

2.4

  • Added image writer boot disk. Thanks to Adrian Stanciu for contributing this piece of original work.
  • Added QNX Demo Browser V4.00 (network and modem version). Thanks to Tristan Larouanne for suggesting this, and supplying the disk images.
  • Tried switching to CD Shell 2.0.17b, but reverted because bcdw V1.50z does not work with the new version of CD Shell.
  • Switched to using bcdw for booting up Drive Fitness Test. This seems to improve compatibility with older systems.
  • Updated TestDisk to V5.3. Thanks to Christophe Grenier for the update.
  • Added PCISniffer V1.2. Thanks to Reik Keutterling for the suggestion.
  • Added Disk Editor V3.0. Thanks to Domenis Riccardo for the suggestion.
  • Updated Arachne to V1.75. Thanks to Jambin for the update.
  • Updated Intel Processor Frequency ID Utility yo V7.1.20040716. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated Partition Saving to V2.90. Thanks for SebastienG for the update.
  • Added Lucifer V1.0. Thanks to Raphael H'gger for the update.
  • Updated Drive Fitness Test to V3.73. Thanks to Rainer Stroebel for the update.
  • Updated Parallel Port Detection and Test Utilities to V1.45. Thanks to Jambin for the update.
  • Updated UniFlash to V1.37. Thanks to Jambin for the update.
  • Updated Astra to V4.21. Thanks to Jambin for the update.
  • Updated SeaTools Desktop to V3.00.06en. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated MemTest86+ to V1.20. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated g4u to V1.17.
  • Updated DLG Diagnostic to 5.04c. Thanks to Jeremy Stanton for the update.
  • Updated F-Prot to V3.15. Thanks to Jean-Marc for the update.
  • Updated PCI to V0.49B. Thanks to Jambin for the update.
  • Updated F-Prot virus definitions to 28 Jul 2004.
  • Updated McAfee virus definitions to 28 Jul 2004.
  • Moved PCI to DOSAPPS.
  • Moved CMOS password recovery to DOSAPPS.

June 1, 2004

2.31

  • Fixed an error in cdshell.ini. Thanks to everyone for alerting me to it so quickly.

May 30, 2004

2.3

  • Added UBCD URL to menus in evil plot for world domination. Ra ha ha ha!
  • Added "Drop to console" function for accessing CDShell commands directly.
  • Stopped using F11 and F12 because they do not work on some machines.
  • Re-added older version of DocMem (V1.45a) because Ohno complained that the newer version does not work on his machine.
  • Added CPUBurn V1.00. Thanks to Adrian Stanciu for contributing the boot disk image.
  • Updated MemTest86 to V3.1a.
  • Updated TestDisk to V5.2. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated RIP to V3.0. Thanks to SebastienG and Jamblin for the update.
  • Updated F-Prot virus scanner to V3.14e. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated F-Prot virus definition files to 23 May 2004.
  • Updated McAfee virus scanner to V4.32.0.
  • Updated McAfee virus definition files to 26 May 2004.
  • Updated PowerMax to V4.09. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated SPFDisk to 2000-03q. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated Darik's Boot and Nuke to V1.0.3. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated Drive Fitness Test to V3.68. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated IBM/Hitachi Feature Tool to V1.94. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • Updated AIDA16 to V2.14. Thanks to Martin Paquet for the update. AIDA16 has been discontinued, so this is the last version.
  • Added some DOS utilities to the DOSAPPS directory. Thanks to Oliver Glahe for contributing them.
  • List of DOS utilities:

    • 3dbench - tool for testing older vga-cards on their 3d features
    • bios - BIOS password finder, BIOS information display etc.
    • cdbench - CD-drive benchmark tool
    • cdcap - ata/scsi-drives features display tool
    • cdidenti - CD-media information tool
    • ctcache - displays some cache/dram configs of mainboard chipsets
    • ctram - ram-check utility

  • Added FIPS V2.0. Thanks to Winslow for suggesting this.
  • Added GAG V4.3. Thanks to Winslow for suggesting this.
  • Added DELCMOS to the DOSAPPS directory. Thanks to Andre Tertling for contributing this.
  • Apart from the BIOS password cracker (which didn't work for my computers, doh), I'm missing a tool to zap the CMOS RAM. I wrote such a little cutey ages ago and would like to contribute it to the collection. It just needs a plain DOS environment because it requires free access to port registers (that's why it works in Win9x but not in NT/2K/XP) to wipe the CMOS RAM content.

    Short instruction:

    • Boot plain DOS (HIMEM.SYS won't do any harm)
    • Run program
    • Answer the safety question ("Are you sure?")
    • Reboot your computer
    • Go to the BIOS setup
    • Load the BIOS defaults (important!)
    • Reset ESCD data (in most cases it's called "Reset configuration" in the PCI setup, alternatives are "Clear NVRAM" and similar options)
    • Configure time, date and BIOS options
    • Save the new configuration
    • Reboot

  • Added NTFSDOS and CDROM access to File Maven and Dos Navigator. Thanks to Mani Manni for the suggestion.
  • Added LFNTOOLS to DOSAPPS directory.
  • Added PC INSPECTOR e-maxx V0.95 Build 775. Thanks to Christoph Hoffmann for the suggestion.
  • Added PC INSPECTOR clone maxx V0.95 Build 769. Thanks to Christoph Hoffmann for the suggestion.
  • Added Disk Manager v9.56a. Thanks to CyberRax for the suggestion.
  • Added Diskman V4.0 Release 1b. Thanks to James Clark for the suggestion.
  • Added BootPart V2.5. Thanks to John Phillips for the suggestion.
  • Added MAXLLF V1.1. Thanks to Mike Kuketz for the suggestion.
  • Added Parallel Port Detection and Test Utilities V1.1.
  • Added ASTRA V4.20. Thanks to sysinfolab.com for the suggestion.
  • Added UniFlash V1.34. Thanks to Raoul Volfoni for the suggestion.
  • Added WIPECMOS V1.2 to DOSAPPS directory.
  • Added CPUBENCH to DOSAPPS directory.
  • Added Arachne WWW Browser V1.73. Thanks to Cliff Matthews for the suggestion.
  • Added Intel Processor Frequency ID Utility v6.5.20040203. Thanks to Levent Pekcan for the suggestion.
  • Updated Seagate DiscWizard 2003 to V10.45.06. Thanks to SebastienG and Jamblin for the update.
  • Updated g4u to Ver 1.15. Thanks to SebastienG for the update.
  • It no longer seems to be possible to run the new version of BasicLinux (V3.2) from a single floppy disk. So we will continue to support the old V2.x version, but not update to the new version.
  • Added Active@ Partition Recovery V2.1.1. Thanks to Uttam for the suggestion.
  • Fixed a bug in fdauto.bat in fprot.img. Thanks to Michael Smith for the tip off!
  • Updated MemTest86+ to V1.15. Thanks to Jean Marc for the update.
  • Updated Fujitsu Diagnostic Tools to V6.20. Thanks to Jamblin for the update.
  • Updated Hutil to V1.19. Thanks to Jamblin for the update.
  • Updated Offline NT Password & Registry Editor to 040116. Thanks to Jamblin for the update.
  • Updated NSSI to V0.58.1. Thanks to SebastienG and Jamblin for the update.
  • Added Samsung Disk Manager V10. Thanks to Manas Mitra for suggesting this.
  • Fixed Western Digital's DLG Diagnostic V4.x and V5.x so that they will run on older machines.

Mar 15, 2004

2.21

  • Fixed a couple of errors in cdshell.ini. Thanks to SebastienG for spotting them.
  • Fixed EditBINI. Thanks to Jeremy for first alerting me to the problem.
  • Adrian Stanciu suggested that the size of the final ISO could be decreased by zeroing all the unused bytes. Well, I couldn't follow his instructions exactly since he runs Linux, but I was able to do it for some of the disk images under Windows by writing a simple C program and working on images that I could mount using VFD. The result was quite satisfactory. It managed to shave a couple of megabytes off the final 7z archive.
  • Switched to self-extracting archive of ISO image.

Mar 11, 2004

2.2

  • Switched from BootScriptor to CDShell.
  • Switched to using function keys and number keys to support different keyboards. Due to this change, third-level menus were added in some cases.
  • Added memtest86+ V1.11. Thanks to everyone who emailed me about this.
  • Updated TestDisk to Ver 5.1. Thanks to Christophe Grenier for informing me.
  • Added Darik's Boot and Nuke Ver 1.0.2. Thanks to JBob and Paul for suggesting this.
  • Updated g4u to Ver 1.14. Thanks to SebastienG for the info.
  • Updated RIP to V2.6. Thanks to SebastienG for the info.
  • Added FreeDOS boot disk. Thanks to Steen for contributing the boot disk image.
  • Updated DFT to V3.60. Thanks to Mike for suggesting this.
  • Added Maxtor's MaxBlast 3 Ver 3.6.
  • Added Seagate's DiscWizard 2003.
  • Added Seagate's SeaTools Desktop V2.01.05.
  • Added Western Digital's Data Lifeguard V11.0.
  • Added Offline NT Password & Registry Editor to 040114, and added SCSI drivers as well. Thanks to Sebastian Ratz and Serca Brest for suggesting this.
  • Updated IBM Feature Tool to V1.92.
  • Updated McAfee Virus Definition File to 10 Mar 2004. Thanks to Raymond Abraham for the tip.
  • Updated F-Prot Virus Definition File to 10 Mar 2004.
  • Moved larger DOS programs such as McAfee VirusScan and F-Prot VirusScan to CD.
  • Added MBRtool V2.2.100. Thanks to Phil Cieplik for the suggestion.
  • Switch to self-executable 7zip format to reduce size. Thanks to cmatt77 and numerous other people for suggesting this.
  • Added ATA Password Tool V1.1. Thanks to Steffen Bergner for suggesting this.
  • Added MBRWork V1.07b. Thanks to Xero Grid for suggesting this.
  • Added PCI V0.48b. Thanks to Craig Hart for the suggestion.
  • Reduced overall size of CD by using lower-capacity floppy sizes for certain programs. Thanks to cmatt77 for the suggestion.
  • Updated Ranish Partition Manager to V2.44. Thanks to SebastienG for the tip.
  • Renamed SavePart to Partition Saving.
  • Updated DocMem RAM Diagnostic to V2.1b. Thanks to SebastienG for the tip.
  • There is no malicious popups on the Partition Resizer website, so I am putting the website link back. Thanks to SebastienG for the feedback.
  • Updated MemTest to V3.1.
  • Updated SPFDisk to 2000-03p. Thanks to SebastienG for the tip.
  • Updated HDClone to V2.0. Thanks to SebastienG for the info.
  • Updated Trinux to V0.89. Thanks to Winslow for the info.
  • Documentation has been updated by Scott D. Wares.

Jan 5, 2004

2.1

  • Added System Speed Test 32 Ver 4.78. Thanks to Igor Schein for the suggestion.
  • Updated AIDA16 to Ver 2.12.
  • Added Bart's Network Boot Disk. Thanks to Alan Loughlin for the suggestion.
  • Added Bart's CDROM Boot Disk.
  • Added Bootable CD Wizard Ver 1.5c module for BootScriptor.
  • Added McAfee Antivirus Scanner Ver 4.14.0. Thanks to Oburs for suggesting this.
  • Added DocMem RAM Diagnostic Ver 1.45a. Thanks to Oburs for suggesting this.
  • Revert Drive Fitness Test back to Ver 3.50 because of complaints that Ver 3.51 is buggy.
  • Added PC-Config Ver 9.33.
  • Added File Maven Ver 3.5a. Thanks to Philip Smith for suggesting this.
  • Added Trinux 0.80rc2. Thanks to Qazzaq for suggesting this.
  • Added SMARTUDM Version 2.00.
  • Documentation has been painstakingly updated by Scott D. Wares.

Nov 23, 2003

2.0

  • Switched to a two-level menu format to accommodate more utilities on the CD and allow for better categorization.
  • Moved boot images to \images subdirectory.
  • Added MD5 checksum and version number to ISO filename, suggested by Luke Seubert.
  • Updated AIDA16 to V2.11
  • Added Smart BootManager. Thanks to Jim Goodman for suggesting this.
  • Added Active@ KillDisk Free Edition. Thanks to Peter Bartfai for his recommendation.
  • Updated SavePart to Ver 2.80.
  • Added Maxtor's AMSET utility. Thanks to Martin Pawlack for suggesting this.
  • Switched diagnostic tool for Western Digital HDD to DLG Diagnostic V5.03. Thanks to Kent Raymond for the suggestion.
  • Added Samsung's HUTIL utility. Thanks to Lars-Göan Thieme for suggesting this.
  • Updated Freesco. From Scott D. Wares: "I have added to the Freesco image the following packages: iptraf - allows you to watch network trafic and stats; junkbuster - ad filtering proxy server. More space used on the floppy but I loaded the files I could into the Linux file system image inside. Theres still space for users to install packages onto the settings + package floppy and its pretty easy to do. Some info about installing modules (ie drivers) from the Freesco image: If you boot the Freesco image you will find the modules (ie drivers) under /lib/modules and below. You can copy the drivers you need like so: cp /lib/modules/nic/eepro100.gz /mnt/bootdev/router/drv. You may want to use pci_scan.gz and/or isa_scan.gz to detect plug-and-play devices like your network card(s). They are also under /lib/modules. You can change to the directory by typing this: cd /lib/modules."
  • Updated Recovery Is Possible to V2.2. Thanks to Gordan Darling for suggesting this.
  • Added EditBINI. Thanks to Bjorn Simonsen for the suggestion.
  • Added Seagate's UATA100 utility.
  • Added Free FDISK. Thanks to Pete for the suggestion.
  • Added DOS Navigator Ver 3.7.0.
  • Added NSSI Ver 0.57.4.
  • Updated Drive Fitness Test to Ver 3.51.
  • Special thanks to Tóth István for converting the following boot images to FreeDOS: presizer, samsung, savepart, xfdisk, fprot, spfdisk, fujitsu, testdisk, aida.

Oct 19, 2003

1.7

  • There was a bug in the login script so that the system will not automatically boot the first harddisk after 300 seconds of inactivity. This has been fixed. Thanks to Troy from Australia for supplying the fix, and a few others for reporting the problem. I have also added a short note to remind people that the CD will automatically boot the first harddisk. Unfortunately, I couldn't find a way to add some sort of countdown timer, which would have been really cool.
  • Added FAQ and documentation, AUTORUN.INF to automatically launch the documentation on Windows systems, and added an icon for the CD. All this would not have been possible without the painstaking effort of Scott D. Wares. The credit is totally his. Thank you!
  • Added BasicLinux, thanks again to Scott D. Wares. He is unofficially the resident Linux guru now.
  • Added Gujin, as recommended by Scott D. Wares.
  • Added Freesco, as recommended by Scott D. Wares. In his own words, "I have added all the modules from the modules package from the Freesco site... smbfs, and many network cards. This will allow you to use one machine to connect to the Internet and share the connection with all other computers in the local network. I'd use this to connect a networked office w/o shared Internet to the Internet so I could apply security updates to all the machines in the office quickly. I could also use it as a demo tool when doing proposals or to quickly restore Internet access to a office when there main Internet access server is down for repairs." He also said: "Your settings and extra software packages are stored on a DOS-formatted floppy. This can be the same disk you save your basic Linux internet and mail settings on... The small zip file I added under tools on the UBCD... these files should be copied to a DOS-formatted floppy. After the UBCD menu comes up, just insert the floppy and select Freesco."
  • Updated F-Prot virus definition files to the most recent.

Sep 22, 2003

1.6

  • I missed out the key mappings for booting from the floppy drive and hard disk. Thanks to Guillaume to alerting me and contributing the code to fix the oversight!
  • P J Wooledge contributed his version of F-Prot boot disk which expands into a ramdisk upon bootup. This allows the full F-Prot to work from UBCD (previously macro virus definitions were been disabled so that everything can fit onto a 2.88MB virtual floppy boot image). Thanks!
  • Added SPFDISK (Special FDISK). Thanks to P J Wooledge again for the tip!

Sep 8, 2003

1.5

  • Updated to the Boot Scriptor environment. It provides a nice scripting environment with two ways of booting disk images (MemDisk and DiskEmu), and makes it real easy to create a color startup menu.
  • Added Tom's Boot Disk to UBCD. My previous problem with booting up the Tom's Boot Disk image has been resolved using DiskEmu.
  • I finally got Windows Memory Diagnostic to work properly under the UBCD by using DiskEmu for booting the disk image.
  • Added the g4u HDD cloning utility, thanks to DiskEmu again.
  • Added HDClone (Free Edition) using DiskEmu.
  • Added Active NTFS Reader for DOS. Thanks to N. Vigot for the tip!
  • Added TestDisk. Thanks to Christophe Grenier for the tip!

Aug 24, 2003

1.4

  • Added Windows Memory Diagnostic. I still have problems getting this to work, but Michelangelo confirms it works for his system, so I am adding this in first. If there are enough complaints, I will remove it later.
  • Previously, F-Prot only works on FAT16 partition. I created a Win98 boot floppy using BFD, and threw in the read-only freeware version of NTFSDOS, so now F-Prot should work with FAT32 and NTFS partitions as well.
  • Added XFDISK. Thanks to Michelangelo for the tip.
  • Updated to DFT Ver 3.50. Thanks to Jeremy Stanton for the tip.

Aug 10, 2003

1.3

  • Added Diagnostic Tool Ver 6.10 for Fujitsu HDD. Thanks to Kevin O'Reilly for this tip.
  • Added SHDIAG Ver 1.25 for Samsung HDD. Thanks to Richard for this tip.
  • Add Feature Tool Ver 1.90 for IBM/Hitachi HDD. Thanks to Ulrich Sibiller for this tip.
  • Updated AIDA16 to Ver 2.08.
  • The main menu has been reorganized to partition the tools into logical sections.

Aug 3, 2003

1.2

  • Updated PowerMax to Ver 4.06. This adds support for embedded ATAPI EIDE devices with their own BIOS - eg. Promise Ultra and Promise FaxtTrak, Highpoint Tech, etc. Thanks to Kent Raymond for this tip.
  • Added Partition Resizer.

Jul 27, 2003

1.1

  • Added Offline NT Password & Registry Editor, Ranish Partition Manager, AIDA16, F-Prot, Autoclave and SavePart.

Jun 1, 2003

1.0

  • First release.