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OT: DOS-based test software

Started by Robert Baer June 26, 2013
On 26 Jun 2013 14:45:01 GMT, "Peter Heitzer"
<peter.heitzer@rz.uni-regensburg.de> wrote:

>Robert Baer <robertbaer@localnet.com> wrote: >> I need a program that will determine a computer's hardware: total=20 >>RAM, [if running inside a given OS for it to report how much is eaten =
by=20
>>the OS, how much physical space unused,total virtual and how much=20 >>unused]; hard drives (make/model, size, free space); floppy drive=20 >>capability, serial ports,parallel ports,USB and specs (1/2/3), Ethernet=
=20
>>card etc.. >DOS based software will not detect USB. Use a Linux live CD.
Inaccurate. Antique MSDOS cannot, more modern DOSs can; like FreeDOS. Nor is that the least of the issues, DOS memory reporting before QEMM and the like was pitiful, and still largely is. ?-)
Jeff Liebermann wrote:
> > On Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:46:32 -0800, Robert Baer > <robertbaer@localnet.com> wrote: > > > I like that UltimateBootCD, but...where the F do i find the TRUE > >download link (_NO_ f'ing downloader BS)? > > Go thee unto the very bottom of the page and ye shall find what ye > seek: > <http://www.ultimatebootcd.com> > That will take you to another download page, which will also offer two > download choices. The lower one is the correct download button. > Please consider this ordeal process as a filter so that only those > worthy of running the program can find it. > > You can also find it with various Bitorrent searches. > You can also search for "UBCD download". > However, note that there are several packages with the same acronym. > For example: > <http://sourceforge.net/projects/ubcd/>
Are you forgetting that he can't figure out how to burn an ISO file into a bootable disk? We went through all that with Clonezilla.
Jeff Liebermann wrote:
> On Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:46:32 -0800, Robert Baer > <robertbaer@localnet.com> wrote: > >> I like that UltimateBootCD, but...where the F do i find the TRUE >> download link (_NO_ f'ing downloader BS)? > > Go thee unto the very bottom of the page and ye shall find what ye > seek: > <http://www.ultimatebootcd.com>
* I see only one downoad "button" and that is for the totally unrelated "zip" thinggie.
> That will take you to another download page, which will also offer two > download choices. The lower one is the correct download button. > Please consider this ordeal process as a filter so that only those > worthy of running the program can find it. > > You can also find it with various Bitorrent searches. > You can also search for "UBCD download". > However, note that there are several packages with the same acronym. > For example: > <http://sourceforge.net/projects/ubcd/>
* Qualified maybe; file name was "firefox-0.8.tar" at 9.4Mb. Everything else i found looked very much like the ultimatebootcd.com site, or _was_ BitTorrent itself - and the info concerning that was, to be polite, lacking. Maybe the firefox doozie writes a stand-alone CD, hoo nose?
>
On Fri, 28 Jun 2013 18:26:28 -0800, Robert Baer
<robertbaer@localnet.com> wrote:

>Jeff Liebermann wrote: >> On Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:46:32 -0800, Robert Baer >> <robertbaer@localnet.com> wrote: >> >>> I like that UltimateBootCD, but...where the F do i find the TRUE >>> download link (_NO_ f'ing downloader BS)? >> >> Go thee unto the very bottom of the page and ye shall find what ye >> seek: >> <http://www.ultimatebootcd.com>
>* I see only one downoad "button" and that is for the totally unrelated >"zip" thinggie.
Like I said go to the *BOTTOM* of the page, where you will find a link that is labeled "Download Ultimate Boot CD" and "Download366.com/ultimate-B". I could supply a direct link, but you'll never learn anything if I make it too easy. If you are unable to scroll to the bottom of the page and find the links, there's little that I can do to assist you in operating your mouse and keyboard. The type of questions you ask can probably best be handled by a forum or mailing list specific to the application. For example, UBCD has a user forum at: <http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/forums/>
>> That will take you to another download page, which will also offer two >> download choices. The lower one is the correct download button. >> Please consider this ordeal process as a filter so that only those >> worthy of running the program can find it. >> >> You can also find it with various Bitorrent searches. >> You can also search for "UBCD download". >> However, note that there are several packages with the same acronym. >> For example: >> <http://sourceforge.net/projects/ubcd/> >* Qualified maybe; file name was "firefox-0.8.tar" at 9.4Mb.
Oops. The sourceforge site is screwed up. The list of downloadable files isn't much better. <http://sourceforge.net/projects/ubcd/files/> Never mind.
> Everything else i found looked very much like the ultimatebootcd.com >site, or _was_ BitTorrent itself - and the info concerning that was, to >be polite, lacking.
BitTorrent is fairly easy. For Windoze, try uTorrent at: <http://www.utorrent.com> To find files, there are various search pages. For example: <http://torrentz.eu/search?f=ubcd> Picking which one to download, and making sure you didn't download a virus or software bomb is the real problem.
> Maybe the firefox doozie writes a stand-alone CD, hoo nose?
Nope. The UBCD Sourceforge site seems to be some kind of mistake. Sorry. -- Jeff Liebermann jeffl@cruzio.com 150 Felker St #D http://www.LearnByDestroying.com Santa Cruz CA 95060 http://802.11junk.com Skype: JeffLiebermann AE6KS 831-336-2558
Robert Baer <robertbaer@localnet.com> writes:

> Jeff Liebermann wrote: >> On Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:46:32 -0800, Robert Baer >> <robertbaer@localnet.com> wrote: >> >>> I like that UltimateBootCD, but...where the F do i find the TRUE >>> download link (_NO_ f'ing downloader BS)? >> >> Go thee unto the very bottom of the page and ye shall find what ye >> seek: >> <http://www.ultimatebootcd.com> > * I see only one downoad "button" and that is for the totally > unrelated "zip" thinggie.
Click on the "Download UBCD" link first in the table of contents on the left hand side of the home page. Then scroll down to the bottom and pick one of the "ISO" disk symbols in the "Mirror sites" tables. Here are some of them: http://ftp.cc.uoc.gr/mirrors/linux/ubcd/ubcd525.iso http://mirror.komsys.org/pub/ubcd/ubcd525.iso http://pharry.org/data/ubcd525.iso http://www.serverninjas.com/sn/ubcd525.iso -- John Devereux
Robert Baer wrote: 

>> Go thee unto the very bottom of the page and ye shall find what ye >> seek: >> <http://www.ultimatebootcd.com> >* I see only one downoad "button" and that is for the totally unrelated >"zip" thinggie.
http://www.oldergeeks.com/downloads/download.php?id=242 -- They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Ben Franklin
On Sat, 29 Jun 2013 02:54:48 -0500, G. Morgan
<graham@grahammorgan.name> wrote:

>Robert Baer wrote: > >>> Go thee unto the very bottom of the page and ye shall find what ye >>> seek: >>> <http://www.ultimatebootcd.com> >>* I see only one downoad "button" and that is for the totally unrelated >>"zip" thinggie. > > >http://www.oldergeeks.com/downloads/download.php?id=242
... which leads to yet another merry chase around the web page looking for the real download link. Note that the page says that the download version is 5.1.1 while the real current version is 5.2.5. However, when I actually download something from the link at the bottom of the page: <http://www.oldergeeks.com/downloads/download.php?id=242> Instead of a 521MByte ISO file, I get a UBCD525.iso that's only 8.1 MBytes big. No viruses found, but obviously, that's not going to work. Anyway, this one works: <http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/ultimate_boot_cd_(ubcd).html> Aren't computahs wonderful? -- Jeff Liebermann jeffl@cruzio.com 150 Felker St #D http://www.LearnByDestroying.com Santa Cruz CA 95060 http://802.11junk.com Skype: JeffLiebermann AE6KS 831-336-2558
Jeff Liebermann wrote:
> On Fri, 28 Jun 2013 18:26:28 -0800, Robert Baer > <robertbaer@localnet.com> wrote: > >> Jeff Liebermann wrote: >>> On Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:46:32 -0800, Robert Baer >>> <robertbaer@localnet.com> wrote: >>> >>>> I like that UltimateBootCD, but...where the F do i find the TRUE >>>> download link (_NO_ f'ing downloader BS)? >>> >>> Go thee unto the very bottom of the page and ye shall find what ye >>> seek: >>> <http://www.ultimatebootcd.com>
* Seems the link takes me to the useless ad crap http://www.spotmau.com/products/package/full.htm?gclid=CISMxL_0irgCFadxQgodqxEAFQ
> >> * I see only one downoad "button" and that is for the totally unrelated >> "zip" thinggie. > > Like I said go to the *BOTTOM* of the page, where you will find a link > that is labeled "Download Ultimate Boot CD" and > "Download366.com/ultimate-B". I could supply a direct link, but > you'll never learn anything if I make it too easy. If you are unable > to scroll to the bottom of the page and find the links, there's little > that I can do to assist you in operating your mouse and keyboard.
* No such links exist;the two are "Windows Boot CD Download" for SpotMau crap, and "Download PC Cleaner Plus".
> > The type of questions you ask can probably best be handled by a forum > or mailing list specific to the application. For example, UBCD has a > user forum at: > <http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/forums/> > >>> That will take you to another download page, which will also offer two >>> download choices. The lower one is the correct download button. >>> Please consider this ordeal process as a filter so that only those >>> worthy of running the program can find it. >>> >>> You can also find it with various Bitorrent searches. >>> You can also search for "UBCD download". >>> However, note that there are several packages with the same acronym. >>> For example: >>> <http://sourceforge.net/projects/ubcd/> >> * Qualified maybe; file name was "firefox-0.8.tar" at 9.4Mb. > > Oops. The sourceforge site is screwed up. The list of downloadable > files isn't much better. > <http://sourceforge.net/projects/ubcd/files/> > Never mind. > >> Everything else i found looked very much like the ultimatebootcd.com >> site, or _was_ BitTorrent itself - and the info concerning that was, to >> be polite, lacking. > > BitTorrent is fairly easy. For Windoze, try uTorrent at: > <http://www.utorrent.com> > To find files, there are various search pages. For example: > <http://torrentz.eu/search?f=ubcd> > Picking which one to download, and making sure you didn't download a > virus or software bomb is the real problem. > >> Maybe the firefox doozie writes a stand-alone CD, hoo nose? > > Nope. The UBCD Sourceforge site seems to be some kind of mistake. > Sorry. >
Do no have the foggiest idea as to what "BitTorrent" does; i pass. At least i now have Astra which is VERY spiffy (but not a stand-alone - must be installed).
John Devereux wrote:
> Robert Baer<robertbaer@localnet.com> writes: > >> Jeff Liebermann wrote: >>> On Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:46:32 -0800, Robert Baer >>> <robertbaer@localnet.com> wrote: >>> >>>> I like that UltimateBootCD, but...where the F do i find the TRUE >>>> download link (_NO_ f'ing downloader BS)? >>> >>> Go thee unto the very bottom of the page and ye shall find what ye >>> seek: >>> <http://www.ultimatebootcd.com> >> * I see only one downoad "button" and that is for the totally >> unrelated "zip" thinggie. > > Click on the "Download UBCD" link first in the table of contents on the > left hand side of the home page.
* Oh; i thought that was a bunch of dead ads..
> > Then scroll down to the bottom and pick one of the "ISO" disk symbols in > the "Mirror sites" tables.
* Aint nutting there...thankfully you provided the links.
> > Here are some of them: > > http://ftp.cc.uoc.gr/mirrors/linux/ubcd/ubcd525.iso
* Google came up..Arabic?? ..truncating that URL by leaving off the ubcd525.iso gave me a goodly index. GIGANTIC! Near 2 hours download on high speed (would that be a week or so on dial-up?). Gack!
> http://mirror.komsys.org/pub/ubcd/ubcd525.iso > http://pharry.org/data/ubcd525.iso > http://www.serverninjas.com/sn/ubcd525.iso >
G. Morgan wrote:
> Robert Baer wrote: > >>> Go thee unto the very bottom of the page and ye shall find what ye >>> seek: >>> <http://www.ultimatebootcd.com> >> * I see only one downoad "button" and that is for the totally unrelated >> "zip" thinggie. > > > http://www.oldergeeks.com/downloads/download.php?id=242 >
Thanks; still getting it courtesy of John Deveraux.