MediCat DVD: A Multiboot Linux DVD

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  1. Ryft

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    I do troubleshooting as a hobby so I always have friends, family, etc wanting me to fix their computer. I was looking for something like this and this seems amazing. Definitely going to give it a try so thanks a lot for the hard work!
     
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    Jayro MediCat USB and Mini Windows 10 Developer

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    You're welcome, I hope it suits your needs. :)
     
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    Nice one mate just testing it out now :) works great. Cant wait for the new release. Thanks agin mate
     
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    MediCat DVD v6.10.2014 has been released, the original post has the updated link. :)
     
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    Used this to save a bunch of stuff from a friends PC and it worked great. Keep up the good work ;)
     
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    Those are the stories that keep me going, so thank you! :)
     
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    Hmm.. this cat is adorable *downloads*

    Anyways. I think Yumi really is awesome. I also made myself a USB stick with lots of tools using it. Highly recommended.
     
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    I also enjoy using YUMI, it's a wonderful USB tool. It's actually what started this project, it was a USB version of this I made. But certain computers would refuse USB booting either due to age, BIOS specifics, or just picky of USB brands, etc... So this DVD version seems much more universal.
     
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    This is great! :D
     
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    Could you post sha1 hash please?
     
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    Jayro MediCat USB and Mini Windows 10 Developer

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    Gladly. :)

    SHA-1: BC070B2B3D81865CB777A28611C0457A3E29E8B0
    CRC-32: F262398E

    Added these hashes to the first page.
     
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    You should consider adding this http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html
    The description is a bit out of date. See the changelog for more products that it scans.

    There are plenty of keyfinder programs, but this one works from command line, and scans external drives.
     
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    Are there any that are bootable from disc? Because my suite is primarily nothing but bootable utilities in a nutshell.

    If anyone has any suggestions for the new theme for the Winter release, post them here. Otherwise I might stick with this color scheme. :)

    I welcome all suggestions.
     
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    Thanks for your good work. You might want to see if this YUMI-based rescue collection has parts that might be useful for future versions of MediCat DVD.
     
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    FYI: Along with video and audio files, etc., I tend to store ISOs on a 2TB drive formatted for universal access as FAT32.

    The current MedCat DVD ISO is slightly more than 4GB so it cannot be stored on a FAT32 partition.
     
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    Because of that reason, I am keeping MediCat DVD under 3.99GB specifically for FAT32 storage purposes. The current release is only a bit more than 3GB at the moment.

    Oh, and thanks for the YUMI rescue collection. I'll take a serious look into that, and see if there's anything I find useful for integration. :)
     
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    Medicat is something that i can use for future repairs.
     
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    Indeed it is. I am also preparing a USB version using the latest YUMI as the base install. It will be aimed at 16GB and larger flash drives, so I'll be able to add more Linux distros, and people will be able to drag and drop their Windows ISOs to the drive and have Windows bootable immediately, without having to run YUMI. It will be distributed as a flashable .img file, so Winimage (or a similar tool) will be bundled and required for the first run.
     
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    This is extremely useful. I mainly use linux, but i have windows 7 on many of them. Windows tends to crash alot, this may save my ass some day!
     
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    Am I right to assume Windows Loader by DAZ is included in this ISO?