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  1. In Topic: Looking For The Safeboot Plugin

    Posted 3 Dec 2009

    View Post bengt, on 02 December 2009 - 05:38 PM, said:

    View Post hardesty, on 02 December 2009 - 10:00 PM, said:

    or perhaps a prebuilt ISO of ubcd4win with it already in it. This would save me a lot of effort and headache.


    that will never happen



    ...it is very easy to add, there should be a plugin directory available to your safeboot administrator.
  2. In Topic: Full Disk Encryption (Safeboot)

    Posted 6 Oct 2008

    View Post khelben, on Sep 22 2008, 08:28 PM, said:

    View Post Kevin Bentley, on Sep 22 2008, 03:57 PM, said:

    View Post Kevin Bentley, on Sep 18 2008, 07:17 AM, said:

    View Post rdsok, on Jul 30 2008, 04:35 PM, said:

    You can probably just take their plugin they are using... and alter the menu XML file so it works within the UBCD4Win menu structure.


    I tried that but it looks like they have a couple of specific drivers (.sys) files and some register entries under the SOFTWARE hive, how can import those settings? I can get the .sys files but am not sure about the register entries? I have a BartPE disk that they use as a diagnositc tool but it limits some of the tools that I rely on in UBCD4WIN so my ultimate goal would be to be able to use their application in my UBCD4WIN CD. I am close but need a coule of what appear to be minor tweaks and I should be able to get it to work. Anyone with experience and interest to help?



    Well, I thought I would update this for anyone else trying to do the same thing ... basically Safeboot using a Wintech CD that utilizes BartPE but only has limited tools and although it will let you mount an encrypted volume there is little you can do to repair the installation so I did as recommended and followed the instructions for creating a plug-in and now have the Safeboot drivers running in the 3.20 version of UBCD4WIN. Anyone having trouble can contact me and I will try to assist but I am actually ashamed that all the answers were right there available to me; I was just lazy and hoping someone had already worked through it so read the intructions and you can get this working properly with little work. Now I can mount encrypted volumes and modify registry entries, recover restore points and much more. Good luck and feel free to drop me an email if you need help.


    Maybe you could just add a quick run through to the thread? I'm interested. I'm sure others are too.


    np, I wish I could show some impressively clever process but it was just as simple as many have said in the beginning, all the documentation is there and if follow it, it will work perfectly but here is a recap:

    Basically anyone who is an administrator for Safeboot will have access to Safeboot's Wintech CD or the files needed to create one. The Safeboot plug-in directories can be copied and used in our UBCD4WIN project so download the latest 3.20 or latest at the time of reading and place the safeboot plug-in directory in the plug-in directory for the UBCD builder, update all your plug-ins (that need definition files) and create your new project. You will see the safeboot drivers load at startup and will be able to authenticate either from the SBFS or an exported database key. The plug-in will change your desktop background so I just renamed whatever image file you want to use to Safeboot.bmp and overwrite the file in the safeboot plug-in directory (you will get a pic of my dog in my plug-in).

    That is pretty much it. You will have all the features of the Wintech CD plus the ability to use XP restore points and modify the registery so I use it over the Wintech CD. I would recommend that if you are using it as a backup contingency keep a copy of your Safeboot .sdb file just in case your MBR is damaged. This will allow you to boot and access your data on the road should you experience a failure. I place a copy of the plug-in at the link below if you need it. I am not sure about versioning it if you are using Safeboot version 4.2 or 5 this plug-in should work fine. I also used the same config for my USB drive and it works perfectly and greatly reduces boot up time on 2.0 compliant machines. I found that the CD took almost 7 min. to load where the USB drive loaded in less than 3 min but this only applies to newer systems (I use Dell D620, D630's, the D600 and 610's take much longer).

    Downloadable Safeboot plug-in:

    Safeboot Plug-in
  3. In Topic: Full Disk Encryption (Safeboot)

    Posted 22 Sep 2008

    View Post Kevin Bentley, on Sep 18 2008, 07:17 AM, said:

    View Post rdsok, on Jul 30 2008, 04:35 PM, said:

    You can probably just take their plugin they are using... and alter the menu XML file so it works within the UBCD4Win menu structure.


    I tried that but it looks like they have a couple of specific drivers (.sys) files and some register entries under the SOFTWARE hive, how can import those settings? I can get the .sys files but am not sure about the register entries? I have a BartPE disk that they use as a diagnositc tool but it limits some of the tools that I rely on in UBCD4WIN so my ultimate goal would be to be able to use their application in my UBCD4WIN CD. I am close but need a coule of what appear to be minor tweaks and I should be able to get it to work. Anyone with experience and interest to help?



    Well, I thought I would update this for anyone else trying to do the same thing ... basically Safeboot using a Wintech CD that utilizes BartPE but only has limited tools and although it will let you mount an encrypted volume there is little you can do to repair the installation so I did as recommended and followed the instructions for creating a plug-in and now have the Safeboot drivers running in the 3.20 version of UBCD4WIN. Anyone having trouble can contact me and I will try to assist but I am actually ashamed that all the answers were right there available to me; I was just lazy and hoping someone had already worked through it so read the intructions and you can get this working properly with little work. Now I can mount encrypted volumes and modify registry entries, recover restore points and much more. Good luck and feel free to drop me an email if you need help.
  4. In Topic: Plug-In Instructions

    Posted 19 Sep 2008

    View Post LittlBUGer, on Jun 19 2005, 11:40 AM, said:

    Well, a lot of the time, there is already a plugin out there for you to download for your specific software. Otherwise, you can check these sites for a couple of plugin 'builders'. I'm not sure how well they work (haven't used them) but they would be the easiest way to go, other than having someone else here explain the process to you. Thanks. :)

    http://pluginbuilder.selsoft. de/

    http://www.activus-c... mtom/index.html

    http://www.bootcd.us... lder_Plugin.php

    *First link is the best...*



    Two out of three links no worky? (including the best link) Are there any updates sites? I have a bartPE diagnostic CD for Safeboot Full disk encryption that I would like to get to work in UBCD4WIN but the apps I need require some register entries so I could use some additional resources?
  5. In Topic: Full Disk Encryption (Safeboot)

    Posted 18 Sep 2008

    View Post rdsok, on Jul 30 2008, 04:35 PM, said:

    You can probably just take their plugin they are using... and alter the menu XML file so it works within the UBCD4Win menu structure.


    I tried that but it looks like they have a couple of specific drivers (.sys) files and some register entries under the SOFTWARE hive, how can import those settings? I can get the .sys files but am not sure about the register entries? I have a BartPE disk that they use as a diagnositc tool but it limits some of the tools that I rely on in UBCD4WIN so my ultimate goal would be to be able to use their application in my UBCD4WIN CD. I am close but need a coule of what appear to be minor tweaks and I should be able to get it to work. Anyone with experience and interest to help?

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