MediCat DVD: A Multiboot Linux DVD

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  1. Jayro
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    Project is still active.
    This project is absolutely free to use; I do not charge anything for MediCat USB.
    The full MediCat USB aims to replace Hiren's Boot CD/DVD, for bleeding edge computers.
    Derivative projects are allowed and encouraged.
    MediCat USB is clean of viruses, malware, or any kind of malicious code.
    Modify MediCat's ISOs and menus as you see fit with UltraISO.
    USB bootable using Rufus, or similar USB tools.
    Now has a page on http://alternativeto.net/software/medicat-dvd/
    Gluten-free, non-GMO, gender neutral, and no trans-fats!



    What is MediCat USB? Learn About MediCat Here. ==>

    Click the Google Drive button below for the download directory:

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    How to create a bootable USB drive with Rufus. ==>


    MediCat USB Screenshots:

    Boot Splash.png EULA.png Main Menu.png Password Removal Menu.png Partitions Menu.png Linux Menu.png Diagnostics Menu.png 64-Bit Windows Recovery Menu.png About MediCat.png Windows 10 Recovery + MS DaRT.png Malwarebytes Bootable.png


    Lubuntu Screenshots:

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    Mini Windows 10:

    Mini Windows 10 [Redstone 2].png System Properties.png


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    MediCat USB and Mini Windows 10 are released under the WTFPL: ==>
    For more information about the WTFPL: http://www.wtfpl.net/about/



    Concerning Donations:


    Please understand™:
    As much as I appreciate you guys wanting to donate to me, I can't accept donations... This project is my labor of love. It's my way to give back to the tech industry. And it's just overall fun to work on. I have no financial need, so I wouldn't benefit from donations.

    However, there are many smaller projects you can direct your donations to (listed below), as they help keep MediCat alive:

    GBATemp's Patreon page

    4MLinux

    Snappy Driver Installer

    Lubuntu

    Gparted

    PortableApps

    Giving Center / Computers with Causes



    FAQs:


    Can I run the PortableApps on my current PC without MediCat?"

    Yes, just mount the MediCat ISO image or USB, and open Start.exe to launch the platform. These are the same exact apps that get loaded within Mini Windows 10. So if you update them, they will show up updated in Mini Windows 10 as well.

    "Can I add or swap out the PortableApps with different ones?"

    Absolutely, I encourage it! Please feel free to modify MediCat to YOUR individual needs! :D Just keep in mind, not all PortableApps will launch under Mini Windows 10, but should launch just fine in Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, and 10. I have not tested them in Windows XP, so your mileage in XP may vary. Microsoft's .Net 2.0 Framework is the minimum requirement.

    "Can I install Mini Windows 10 as my main OS?"

    No, it doesn't work like that. It's a WinPE image (Windows Pre-install Environment) that runs in memory. It's primary use is to troubleshoot a troublesome PC.

    "Is it free?"

    Absolutely. I will never charge money for MediCat, or accept donations. However, fell free to share your ideas, questions, and concerns in this thread. That's how you can give back. :)

    "How often will this be updated?"
    All included ISOs on the DVD image will be updated to their latest versions, shortly following each release of Lubuntu every 6 months (April and October). The links here will always be the latest version. The PortableApps are easily updatable by the user, once they have been 'burned' to USB.

    "My computer won't boot from USB, what's up?"
    Make sure your BIOS is set to boot from a USB drive first. If using a PC with an EFI, try disabling Secure Boot, and enable legacy/CSM booting if the option is there. Alternatively, there's usually an F-key Boot Menu you can bring up during POST. (Mine is F9, yours may be F2, F10, F12, etc.)

    "If anyone can make these bootable USB sticks, what makes yours so special?"
    Nothing, really. Just simplicity, and convenience on my part. Everything is subjective to opinion of usefulness. My software suite may not be everyone's cup of tea, but if it helps you in the field, yay!​
     
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    Something like this would be extremely useful at times. I have a Linux live boot cd and my windows 8 cd to fix any of my pc issues for now but MediCat looks pretty promising for having all your system and diagnostic tools in one suite. I will be waiting for your release!
     
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    Jayro MediCat USB and Mini Windows 10 Developer

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    Thank you, I'll be adding the Windows 7 and 8 recovery discs if I can make enough room to fit on a 4.3GB DVD-R. I believe that will round-out the package nicely.
     
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    I forgot
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  5. Jayro
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    Jayro MediCat USB and Mini Windows 10 Developer

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    Sort of, but Hiren's BootCD is severely outdated, and I almost included it in my release. But the other tools on my DVD already do what Hiren's CD does, are more up to date, and easier to use... So it just seemed redundant.

    Updated the screenshots in the OP for the final v03.2014 release.

    Download link is active. :D
     
  6. osirisjem

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    The torrent has no Peers :)
     
  7. Jayro
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    Jayro MediCat USB and Mini Windows 10 Developer

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    Thank you for letting me know, I had the incorrect download link up. I fixed it, you can now download the ISO directly from my Mediafire.
     
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    If you throw me the torrent link, I'll pop it on my dedicated and give it a nice long super seed.

    Also, mediafire link doesn't work.
     
  9. Jayro
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    That would be great, I'll re-upload the torrent for you in a little bit, and the mediafire link works for me, it just asks to enter a Captcha code to prevent hotlinking.
     
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    Removed old link.
     
  12. osirisjem

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    Worked this time ! Downloading pretty fast too.

    medicat.3.04.2014.iso921 KB/s - 125 MB of 4.3 GB, 1 hour left

     
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    Removed old link.
     
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    Totally gonna download this. ;)
     
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    Thanks mate. :)
     
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    looks great!

    When do you expect a usb compatible version?
     
  17. Jayro
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    Jayro MediCat USB and Mini Windows 10 Developer

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    I already have a 16GB usb image done, but it's severely outdated, and I haven't worked on it in over a year. I'm going to try and finish the USB one by the DVD's next release, at the end of May. (v05.2014)
     
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    I'd be down to use this if you added DBAN (last release pre-buyout) and GParted. Oh, and maybe SpinRite. I'd love to just have one disk for it all, and as you've already got a nice think going, might as well add to it instead of building my own.
     
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    Go right ahead and swap out my ISO images with your own as you see fit, sir. :) I have never heard if SpinRite, and PartedMagic is included on my DVD, which includes Gparted, and many more tools with it. Including Gparted would be redundant with PartedMagic already there.

    Oh, and I edited the Linux Mint ISO so that after installing Mint to a harddrive, it won't remove the Gparted application from your system.
     
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