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Offline Forejt

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Introducing: avast! BART CD 3.0 Beta
« on: September 15, 2008, 07:31:06 PM »
Hi,

we've released beta version of BART 3.0

New features:
- based on Windows PE 2.1 (built from Vista SP1)
- all the drivers included on Vista SP1 are present
- new function "Add device driver", loads non-included driver for mass-storage or network devices from any available location (not just floppy)
- latest scanning engine
- plug&play - USB flash can be inserted while BART is running
- Altap Salamander 2.51

Note that with Windows PE 2.1, the requirements have changed:
BART CD can boot on systems that have at least 320 MB RAM, but it is recommended that you run only one application at a time.
Optimum is 512 MB RAM.

Download the setup here:
http://www2.avast.com/beta/bart_full.exe
File size is 137 807 950 bytes.

You can run this setup as a new installation or update over previous BART 2.0.
New virus database updates will be available for this beta at the same time as release version.


License:
Existing users can try this beta with the same license used for BART 2.0
If you don't have the license, you can ask for demo license here:
http://www.avast.com/eng/bart-demo-request.php

Any feedback is welcome.

Thanks!

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Re: Introducing: avast! BART CD 3.0 Beta
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2008, 04:14:09 AM »
Thanks... downloading and testing...
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Re: Introducing: avast! BART CD 3.0 Beta
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2008, 09:11:56 AM »
How about a good browser so that can check for infected files details on internet before delete?

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Re: Introducing: avast! BART CD 3.0 Beta
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2008, 12:19:52 AM »
How about a good browser so that can check for infected files details on internet before delete?
Any suggestion? It would be good an open source one...
Also, network drivers or necessary files to dial-up or use a modem will be necessary, it won't be that easy to develop...
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Re: Introducing: avast! BART CD 3.0 Beta
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2008, 05:32:31 AM »
How about this one:

http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/  ;D

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Re: Introducing: avast! BART CD 3.0 Beta
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2008, 04:44:14 PM »
How about this one:

http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/  ;D
Good suggestion...
What does Alwil team think about it?
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Re: Introducing: avast! BART CD 3.0 Beta
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2008, 02:28:06 PM »
Just bought and downloaded the BART CD 2 to find that it didn't work on my laptop as it has an intel SATA controller and hard disk. Great to see that the new 3.0 Beta has the option to 'Add device driver".

I have just downloaded the 3.0 Beta and installed it over my version  2.0 so now

How do I find and use the 'Add device driver' option ?

Thanks

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Re: Introducing: avast! BART CD 3.0 Beta
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2008, 02:51:20 PM »
You should create iso image and boot it. Then you'll find the Add driver option as the last option. When you run it, file selection dialog will appear, select the driver's inf file and the driver will be loaded.

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Re: Introducing: avast! BART CD 3.0 Beta
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2008, 05:32:42 PM »
You should create iso image and boot it. Then you'll find the Add driver option as the last option. When you run it, file selection dialog will appear, select the driver's inf file and the driver will be loaded.
Will the user add each time he/she boots?
If so, why don't you add the driver to the ISO image generated?
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Re: Introducing: avast! BART CD 3.0 Beta
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2008, 06:35:00 PM »
Yes, the driver should be loaded each time the CD boots.
It can't be added by user to the ISO image, because it requires more tools that are part of Windows Automated Installation Kit (ImageX to mount the boot.wim image and PEImg to add the driver).
If users will ask for some specific driver that isn't included, we can add the driver as a part of program update.

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Re: Introducing: avast! BART CD 3.0 Beta
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2008, 10:16:23 PM »
Thanks Forejt, we're on Microsoft hands so...
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Re: Introducing: avast! BART CD 3.0 Beta
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2008, 07:43:09 AM »
 :'(  Beta download not working, indicating download site has moved, beta not available.  :'(  Sorry about my tears, but I so wanted to try it.

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Re: Introducing: avast! BART CD 3.0 Beta
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2008, 12:51:16 PM »
It was deleted by mistake, sorry...

Now the beta setup is available again :)

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Re: Introducing: avast! BART CD 3.0 Beta
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2008, 01:19:08 PM »
I got this error "Scanner has problem with the following areas
Area: Disk 1 Master Boot Record
Failed with error:
The system cannot find the files specified - Nr(2)

I am trying out the beta too...

Please advice.

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Re: Introducing: avast! BART CD 3.0 Beta
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2008, 03:19:40 PM »
I got this error "Scanner has problem with the following areas
Area: Disk 1 Master Boot Record

You don't have to worry about it - BART is trying to scan a Master boot of a drive that is not present.
The problem will be fixed in the next update (or in the final version).