MediCat DVD: A Multiboot Linux DVD

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  1. Jayro
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    Jayro MediCat USB and Mini Windows 10 Developer

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    The new version will NOT have BIOS booting support, since it's not really needed.
     
  2. Merritt

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    I can't seem to get this to work.. I have an older copy of Medicat I've been using and went to make a new version.

    I first tried to make it with rufus + default settings, and when I boot it I get "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause." ... "0xc000000f" ... "A required device isn't connected or can't be accessed."

    I then tried making the USB with the exact rufus settings listed in the main post, this produces a USB that isn't listed in my F12 boot menu.

    In both instances I cannot launch it within Windows either; Autorun.exe -> Launch MediCat Menu -> "Could not find the PortableApps.com Platform main EXE: F:\PortableApps\PortableApps.com\PortableAppsPlatform.exe"

    Same thing if I run F:\Start.exe and indeed the PortableApps folder is not present.

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    In case there was an issue with my drive I tried an alternate flash drive, to the same effect.
    I also verified the MD5 of the ISO I downloaded.

    I could understand it not booting because of an issue with UEFI, secure boot, etc.. but the not coming up with portable apps has me thinking there is a bigger problem.
     
  3. Jayro
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    Jayro MediCat USB and Mini Windows 10 Developer

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    The PortableApps are only included on the Mini Windows 10 ISO now. I simply forgot to remove that MediCat Menu Launcher.
     
  4. Demos96

    Demos96 Newbie

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    I have the same problem.At first,every windows installer is booting fast and properly.When i try to install them the "A media driver your computer needs is missing...." error occurs.I have no clue how to solve this.This may be the last version for me because i work with old computers which does not support UEFI.Great tool anyway,thank you Jayro!
     
  5. Smexhy

    Smexhy Newbie

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    I am having some issues with the SpinRite in the latest version of MediCat. I tried using different HDDs/SSDs/computers but it still hangs at "Discovering System's Mass Storage Devices..." popup window with text "Working..." under it. Anybody can replicate this issue or is it just me?

    EDIT: Found out it is happening only on HP laptops for some reason. All have secureboot off and legacy boot support.
     
    Last edited by Smexhy, Nov 7, 2019
  6. Jayro
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    Jayro MediCat USB and Mini Windows 10 Developer

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    The only thing I can suggest is try Spinrite on its own USB stick. Maybe there's a driver for the data chipset that it needs but isn't there.
     
  7. royallyfedup

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    So have you removed the Windows10 version from the medicat_v19.10.stable.iso ? I used rufus to burn it to a USB flash drive and booted into it. I see a bunch of menus to other utils but no menu simply to boot into Medicat WinPE version.
     
  8. Jayro
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    Jayro MediCat USB and Mini Windows 10 Developer

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    The WinPE was removed due to confusion, so I decided to simplify things for end-users and on my end for development reasons. It will return in my UEFI version in April. The WinPE is still it's own ISO. Active@ Boot Disk is still a bootable WinPE with many tools in it, if you need that.
     
  9. asif_82

    asif_82 Newbie

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    I was wondering, for the miniwindows10 (UEFI bootable) is it possible that we can add kaspersky, or a scanner other than malwarebytes, so to have two instead of one?
     
  10. Zalex

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    @Jayro

    Hi,
    just a reminder about a previous post in case you missed.


    Thank you.

    Redmi Note 7 Pro | Tapatalk
     
  11. Zalex

    Zalex Member

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    Anothe reminder.
     
  12. falyoda

    falyoda Newbie

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    I use medicat from long time.
    It's a beautiful tools!
    Thank you for that.

    For information:
    I have tested new version with acronis 2020.
    But that don't work.
    I have use 2 USB key installed with Rufus, I have write my imagedisk on 2 USB disk differently and tested on 2 pc.
    Don't work.
    Error message : Backup operation failed
    But perhaps it's just my fault.


    Thank you for this amazing tools
     
  13. dexter90

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    hello, first of all thanks for the release. i love this "distribution". Before I used only the portable apps, now I have an executable key and also with several portable apps. I noticed, however, that lately several antivirus find everything and more in portable files. Leaving aside the various hacks and keygens, I detect viruses, Trojans and more. Has anything changed in the distribution? if I use it as it used to be on some PCs, antivirus software will delete my programs.

    Thanks
    PS: Sorry for me bad english
     
  14. titou43

    titou43 Newbie

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    Hello
    your tools is very good tools, i have tested the old version

    I have seen in the Googledrive file TXT with an update possible of the USB key....But where is this program update ?
    Many thanks another time
     
  15. titou43

    titou43 Newbie

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    Hello
    I need help (more help)

    I have copy the files of installation Win10 under the directory installwin10....

    After boot on Medicat + menu windows installer Laptop reboot and I have error here

    error 15 :(hhtp://grub4dos.chenall.net/e/15)
    File not found

    Have you an idea ?
     
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