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Introducing: avast! BART CD 2.0 Beta1
« on: June 04, 2004, 05:24:56 PM »
Okey dokey folks, the first beta version of BART 2.0 is finally here!

How to install the beta: (assumes you already have BART 1.0 installed)
1. Download the file http://cat.asw.cz/beta-bart2/servers.def and place it to the <BART>\setup folder (overwrite the existing file) -- see comments below on how to download the file.
2. Invoke a regular BART update ("Update ISO").

That's all.


Note that servers.def is a text file - so I recommend to right click the link and select "Save as". If you left click it, it may open in your browser as text (as a page). In that case, you can simply copy&paste it to the corresponding file, but the first method is definitely more convenient (at least for me  ;)).


Of course, any comments are welcome.
If everything goes fine, BART 2.0 could be released before the end of June. :)

Thanks!
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« Last Edit: June 04, 2004, 05:25:23 PM by Vlk »
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Re:Introducing: avast! BART CD 2.0 Beta1
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2004, 06:39:49 PM »
Download and ISO creation worked well.

Added remote path for extra files ok.

EvenT Viewer does not work. After loading selected OS registry there is an Initializing popup box but nothing happens after that.

All other features appear to work so far. Just Data Shredder not tested yet :) along with networking.

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Re:Introducing: avast! BART CD 2.0 Beta1
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2004, 07:27:18 PM »
Thanks for your effort, w0mbat. :)

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EvenT Viewer does not work. After loading selected OS registry there is an Initializing popup box but nothing happens after that.

Hmm. Some questions:

1. what is the underlying OS?
2. the "Initializing popup box" is usually topmost but there can be an error message "behind" it. Try moving the box to make sure there's nothing there. If there is, what does it say?

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Re:Introducing: avast! BART CD 2.0 Beta1
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2004, 02:59:49 AM »
Sorry for delay  :-\

OS is XP pro with SP1
Nothing behind the splash screen.
It is happening on a Dell Laptop. Inspiron 8200.
It does not happen on two other machines. Desktops.

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Re:Introducing: avast! BART CD 2.0 Beta1
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2004, 05:17:13 PM »
I just downloaded and tried it.  Same as w0bat, everything fine except for Event Viewer, which I tried twice, both time it "froze" on 'initializing . . . please wait.'  

OS is XP Pro with SP1a.
Running on a Dell Dimensiton 8200 desktop.

Initializing message is in a non-highlighted box and can't be moved.

Great product both 1.0 and 2.0.

Suggestion for future enhancement:  a Fdisk type tool.

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Re:Introducing: avast! BART CD 2.0 Beta1
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2004, 09:48:35 PM »
Maybe there's problem with reading your event logs. Because there's not EventLog service on the WinPE system, I had to write it myself  :-\. And of course It's not documented.  

So I'll need your event logs to analyze them. Could you send them to me, please? They are located in <windir>\System32\Config ... all *.evt files

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Re:Introducing: avast! BART CD 2.0 Beta1
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2004, 04:28:57 PM »
I had a client yesterday who was getting a blue scren of death with a "Stop 000218 error," with a further note that the system was unable to load part of his registry, on his Windows 2000 machine on booting up.  I ran the Beta version and its Registry Cleaner and, voila, it was then able to boot without the any further problem.

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Re:Introducing: avast! BART CD 2.0 Beta1
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2004, 04:58:09 PM »
Wow, interesting...

Thanks for sharing! :)
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Re:Introducing: avast! BART CD 2.0 Beta1
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2004, 04:21:25 PM »
OK folks there's an updated version on the web site now.
It should have the Event Viewer program fixed.

I'd be grateful I you could retest...


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Re:Introducing: avast! BART CD 2.0 Beta1
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2004, 11:13:27 PM »
Well I tried it, and can I say it has to be one of the best products on the internet.  I plan on purchasing it when it releases.  The only thing that  would make it better is a partitioning tool like Partition Magic.  Congrast on another splendid product.
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Re:Introducing: avast! BART CD 2.0 Beta1
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2004, 06:31:20 AM »
Event viewer has worked on 4/4 machines tested so far.

I have had an issue with the registry cleaner.
It identified 700 things to fix, but then for ever single one it said the file could not be found.
XPsp1a

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Re:Introducing: avast! BART CD 2.0 Beta1
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2004, 06:38:36 AM »
It did that once for me, but I tried it again and it worked just fine.
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Re:Introducing: avast! BART CD 2.0 Beta1
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2004, 12:54:02 PM »
w0mbat et al., thanks for your testing.
A new version has just been uploaded to the web. It's meant to solve this particular problem you were reporting.

Could you please retest with the latest version and let us know?

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Re:Introducing: avast! BART CD 2.0 Beta1
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2004, 07:00:13 PM »
Will do!  You guys are fast! ^_^
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Re:Introducing: avast! BART CD 2.0 Beta1
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2004, 03:16:13 AM »
I just downloaded and tried Build 4.1.415.0.  Everything worked fine in the modules I tested, including the Registry Cleaner and the Event Log Reader.

Can you explain further the "Add-on Files" capability that comes up during installation of the beta?

Future Enhancements: In addition to my previous suggestion of f-disk type program, I would like to see a basic print capability and an updatable anti-spybot program.