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YannBuntu
November 7th, 2010, 03:36 PM
Ubuntu Secure Remix is a slightly improved Ubuntu Live-CD designed especially to install Ubuntu in dual-boot with Windows (or MacOS).

http://doc.ubuntu-fr.org/lib/exe/fetch.php?hash=1504c6&media=http%3A%2F%2Fpix.toile-libre.org%2Fupload%2Fimg%2F1312537751.png

Downloads (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuSecureRemix):
Ubuntu Secure can be downloaded here : https://sourceforge.net/p/ubuntu-secured/

Functionalities:
- same functionalities as the normal Ubuntu CD, but also :
- automatically backup of the MBRs when installing Ubuntu (CleanUbiquity), which is highly recommended for dual-boot Ubuntu-Windows (or MacOS)
- integrates OS-Uninstaller (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/OS-Uninstaller) (tool to uninstall any Operating System from your PC)
- integrates Boot-Repair (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair): tool to repair the PC boot (GRUB/MBR)

Enjoy :)

Ubuntu Secure does not aim at becoming a new distribution, but just to let people install Ubuntu without losing their MBR, until this functionality is included officially in next releases of Ubuntu (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+bug/747279) :D

You can contribute by :
- voting on Launchpad for these bugs: 1st (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/grub2/+bug/806291), 2nd (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+bug/747279), 3rd (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/grub2/+bug/653474), 4th (https://bugs.launchpad.net/os-uninstaller/+bug/823152)
- translating (https://translations.launchpad.net/boot-repair/trunk) (now >30 languages)
- suggesting improvements

Official website of Ubuntu-Secure-Remix (https://sourceforge.net/p/ubuntu-secured/home/Home/)

YannBuntu
November 8th, 2010, 07:41 AM
Current version : v0.87 (click here, then on the "Télécharger ce fichier" link)
Remark : to facilitate the tests, I commented the lines that delete Ubuntu, and that restore the original bootsector. Of course you can uncomment them to test the whole thing :)

Please give me your feedback. :guitar:

v1ad
November 8th, 2010, 07:58 AM
downside of it, is they still lose that disk space after they remove Ubuntu, u can format it to ntfs but it won't merge with the original one. but overall it seems like a good idea.

YannBuntu
November 8th, 2010, 09:41 AM
You are right, but I don't think it would be a good idea to expand Windows partition with this Ubuntu uninstaller (except if someone knows a reliable method that does not break Windows). I prefer the user do it with Windows tools. ;)

wilee-nilee
November 8th, 2010, 10:15 AM
So how is this program going to reload the mbr and what is it going to put there when it does.

This is actually quite easy to do any way, every windows install only needs one command in a recovery console to reload the MS bootloader. I like the idea though, it would make many peoples lives easier I suspect if it could be a actual part of the Ubuntu or any Linux setup really.

None of those links are really bugs but people just not knowing what their doing to be honest, the dialogue shows this.

P4man
November 8th, 2010, 10:21 AM
So how is this program going to reload the mbr and what is it going to put there when it does.

Curious about that too. If you are going to remove grub and replace it with the windows bootloader (assuming the app checks for other linux installs and only does this if it finds windows and no linux), you might even run in to legal trouble. Silly as it may sound, I dont think you can freely distribute the windows MBR.

wilee-nilee
November 8th, 2010, 10:30 AM
Curious about that too. If you are going to remove grub and replace it with the windows bootloader (assuming the app checks for other linux installs and only does this if it finds windows and no linux), you might even run in to legal trouble. Silly as it may sound, I dont think you can freely distribute the windows MBR.

Sure would make my life boring, I like helping in this area, oh well sooner or later I will be put out to pasture when I become even more incoherent.;)

YannBuntu
November 8th, 2010, 10:50 AM
Sure would make my life boring, I like helping in this area (snip)

I hope this app will give you time to help in other areas ;)

Indeed, the app does not use any fixmbr command nor any "generic" MBR, so AFAIK there is no legal issue. It creates an exact copy of your MBR in a file called save-63-sectors.img , that you will find in /boot folder of all your Linux, and in the / folder of all other OSs. And it restores this MBR if needed.

Also, a fixmbr command or a "generic" MBR would not work in case of Windows MBR/BIOS lock (anti-copy system that prevents Windows or your PC to start if your MBR is not the original one :mad: ).

You are right, if the app detects another Linux, it does not restore the MBR but just reinstalls GRUB so that your GRUB is updated. :)

wilee-nilee
November 8th, 2010, 11:24 AM
Are you going to have it able to copy a upgrade mbr say from whatever to whatever MS OS? Lets say I have XP and Maverick dual booted, I buy Windows 7, I delete XP and do a partition pre-format and as we know the mbr gets the windows bootloader. So how will you dd the mbr then?

Not trying to put road blocks up, I suspect you have this figured out just curious how.

YannBuntu
November 8th, 2010, 12:08 PM
Good remark :)

For the moment, I just put a warning for the user : "if Windows was installed after Ubuntu, please don't use this uninstallation tool".

To improve this, I need a way to check if the other OSs (Windows, MacOS, etc.) are older or not than the MBR backup. If someone has a tip, please tell me :)

YannBuntu
November 15th, 2010, 04:05 PM
VERSION 0.87 AVAILABLE : http://dl.free.fr/iKMAcNRfT (click on "Télécharger ce fichier" to download it)

Improvements:
- clean_ubuntu_uninstaller : correction of detection of other Linux (thanks to Babdu89)
- clean_boot_repair : correction of detection of disks with linux
- clean_boot_repair : improvement of verbose


Remark : this version has fake file delete and MBR restore, so that you can test it safely. Your terminal logs will be appreciated :)

YannBuntu
November 18th, 2010, 02:40 PM
VERSION 0.88 : http://dl.free.fr/rHjMPA96a (click on "Télécharger ce fichier")

Improvements:
- choice of the place to reinstall Grub
- possibility to choose not to reinstall Grub
- improvement of texts
- cleaning of code

YannBuntu
December 1st, 2010, 04:08 PM
VERSION 0.892 : http://dl.free.fr/fXew6DIKL (click on "Télécharger ce fichier")

Improvements:
- more robust reinstall of Grub
- security confirmation if Windows (or other OS) has been installed after Ubuntu
- improvement of texts

@testers : put the scripts in a USB key. Boot in live-CD, and when in live-session, first start the clean_ubuntu_installer with the following command :

sudo bash ./clean_ubuntu_installer
You can cancel Ubiquity when its window appears, this is only to save your MBR. -> you can check a file called save-63-sectors.img appeared in all your partitions.
Then you can test the clean_boot_repair and the clean_ubuntu_uninstaller. This version is still inhibited, I commented the dangerous lines so you can test it without really erasing the selected partition.

All functionnalities have been implemented, all cases are taken into account, so I am waiting your feedbacks before proposing a non-inhibited version :)

YannBuntu
December 7th, 2010, 11:55 AM
Updated the first post of this topic.

Question for experts : how many sectors are there before the 1st partition of a disk ?

nvteighen
December 7th, 2010, 01:27 PM
Updated the first post of this topic.

Question for experts : how many sectors are there before the 1st partition of a disk ?

I'm not quite versed on these low-level details of programming, but AFAIK, the first partition is immediately after the MBR, which is 512 bytes long... which I think equals 1 sector in most filesystems.

YannBuntu
December 7th, 2010, 03:04 PM
Thank you for your answer.

The Uninstaller seems to work for Windows-Linux dual-boot. I may propose a new version soon...

YannBuntu
January 31st, 2011, 02:37 PM
Version0.89999-7 : http://dl.free.fr/eCx1x9aEO
(http://dl.free.fr/eCx1x9aEO)
- now available as ISO
- many, many improvements thank to French users feedback :guitar:

Remark : French is by default, but you can choose English at start-up of the live-CD.

YannBuntu
March 3rd, 2011, 02:50 PM
Preview of the next version :

http://pix.toile-libre.org/upload/img/1299159724.png (http://pix.toile-libre.org/?img=1299159724.png)

http://pix.toile-libre.org/upload/img/1299160068.png (http://pix.toile-libre.org/?img=1299160068.png)

http://pix.toile-libre.org/upload/img/1299160096.png (http://pix.toile-libre.org/?img=1299160096.png)

It can now uninstall any OS ! :guitar:

I need your help to correct the English strings, and translate it (it is currently only in English and French).

cgroza
March 3rd, 2011, 03:01 PM
If this program is open source, where is the source? I only saw the binaries and I think it was written in C++, which I am learning right now, would not mind if I would read some code. :D

A source forge page would be great.

YannBuntu
March 3rd, 2011, 04:20 PM
Here is the code : https://sourceforge.net/projects/os-uninstaller/files/
It is written mainly in bash.

Thanks in advance for your advice :P

cgroza
March 3rd, 2011, 05:02 PM
It is written mainly in bash.
:P
The icon set played me tricks, :D :D.

YannBuntu
March 4th, 2011, 05:39 AM
Sorry, no C++ in this app, bash and python are enough :)

YannBuntu
March 6th, 2011, 04:50 PM
New version : Version 0.9 (http://sourceforge.net/projects/os-uninstaller/files/ubuntu-10.10-remix-for-easy-multiboot.iso/download)
http://pix.toile-libre.org/upload/img/1299314740.jpg (http://pix.toile-libre.org/?img=1299314740.jpg)

Features:
- now in English :D
- automatically backup of the MBRs when installing Ubuntu (CleanUbiquity)
- allow to uninstall any Linux distribution using CleanUbiquity
- allow to uninstall any Linux distribution in dual-boot with another Linux using GRUB
- allow to uninstall Windows, MacOS, and other OS
- allow to repair the PC boot (when Windows can't boot any more, or when GRUB is broken...)
- allow to reinstall GRUB in 1 click
- allow to restore the MBR backup in 1 click


http://pix.toile-libre.org/upload/img/1299159724.png (http://pix.toile-libre.org/?img=1299159724.png)


http://pix.toile-libre.org/upload/img/1299426403.png (http://pix.toile-libre.org/?img=1299426403.png)

YannBuntu
March 7th, 2011, 04:58 AM
I just uploaded again the ISO as there was one file missing.

I need your help to translate the sofware. (it is now just in English and French).

To help translating, please download this file (http://sourceforge.net/projects/os-uninstaller/files/cleanuninstallertranslations/download) , translate the sentences in your language, then send it to me by email.

YannBuntu
March 7th, 2011, 01:52 PM
New menus :

http://pix.toile-libre.org/upload/img/1299502283.png (http://pix.toile-libre.org/?img=1299502283.png)

http://pix.toile-libre.org/upload/img/1299502334.png (http://pix.toile-libre.org/?img=1299502334.png)

YannBuntu
March 9th, 2011, 03:13 AM
New features :

http://pix.toile-libre.org/upload/img/1299636749.png (http://pix.toile-libre.org/?img=1299636749.png)

http://pix.toile-libre.org/upload/img/1299636787.png (http://pix.toile-libre.org/?img=1299636787.png)

YannBuntu
March 12th, 2011, 09:03 AM
http://pix.toile-libre.org/upload/img/1299314740.jpg (http://pix.toile-libre.org/?img=1299314740.jpg)

Download last version: (http://sourceforge.net/projects/os-uninstaller/files/ubuntu-secured-remix-10.10.iso/download)
- automatically backup of the MBRs when installing Ubuntu (CleanUbiquity), which is highly recommended for dual-boot Windows-Ubuntu
- allow to uninstall any Linux distribution using CleanUbiquity
- allow to uninstall any Linux distribution in dual-boot with another Linux using GRUB
- allow to uninstall Windows, MacOS, and other OS
- allow to repair the PC boot (when Windows can't boot any more, or when GRUB is broken...)
- allow to reinstall GRUB in 1 click
- allow to restore the MBR backup in 1 click

New feature : from now I enable my PPA repositories, so that you can update the tools without re-downloading the ISO.

Toxicbits
March 12th, 2011, 08:42 PM
Kudos, that's really cool.

When are you going to submit it to the Software Center?

YannBuntu
March 13th, 2011, 01:45 AM
Thanks for your encouragements ! ):P

Yes, I will propose these tools to the Ubuntu developpers. As explained in the 1st message of this topic (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=10084551&postcount=1), the live-CD I propose here is only for letting everybody discover&use the 3 tools I included. Two Linux distributions already included them, and I hope Ubuntu will soon include them too :D

YannBuntu
March 13th, 2011, 03:40 PM
New version :

Improvements :
- includes Spanish translations

http://pix.toile-libre.org/upload/img/1300027085.png (http://pix.toile-libre.org/?img=1300027085.png)

Toxicbits
March 14th, 2011, 12:05 AM
If you are going to use a launcchpad ppa, will one be able to translate it online collaboratively? It's rather uncomfortable to do it just using the text file

YannBuntu
March 14th, 2011, 04:37 AM
Yes, I wish.

But indeed I don't know how to integrate .pot , .pot and .mo in our software. Any clue (tutorial..) would be appreciated. :P

YannBuntu
March 14th, 2011, 07:26 AM
In addition to Ubuntu Secured Remix 10.10 (http://sourceforge.net/projects/os-uninstaller/files/ubuntu-secured-remix-10.10.iso/download), you can now discover :
- Xubuntu Secured Remix 10.10 (http://sourceforge.net/projects/os-uninstaller/files/xubuntu-secured-remix-10.10.iso/download)
- Kubuntu Secured Remix 10.10 (http://sourceforge.net/projects/os-uninstaller/files/kubuntu-secured-remix-10.10.iso/download)

which are the normal version of Xubuntu and Kubuntu in which I added the 3 tools (Clean-Ubiquity, OS-Uninstaller, Boot-repair).

Toxicbits
March 14th, 2011, 03:53 PM
I don't know much about coding, but I found this tutorial: http://mywiki.wooledge.org/BashFAQ/098

Hope that helps

Toxicbits

nvteighen
March 14th, 2011, 04:19 PM
Yeah, it'd be really nice that you used Launchpad Translations for this... I can spot an error in your Spanish translation right in the screenshot you've posted.

Change:
¿Cual sistema operativo desee desinstalar?

By:
¿Cuál sistema operativo desea desinstalar?

YannBuntu
March 23rd, 2011, 10:56 PM
@nvteighen : thank you, I will correct the Spanish string this weekend.

@all : with the current Kubuntu Secured Remix 10.10, Clean-Ubiquity (the automatic MBR backup) and Boot-Repair are ok, but OS-uninstaller does not start. To make it start, first update the "cleanosuninstaller" package (this should install the python-glade2 package). If will upload the corrected ISO this weekend.

Toxicbits : thanks a lot, I think this is what I needed.

YannBuntu
April 1st, 2011, 02:08 PM
Clean-Ubiquity has already been used with success by 2000 French users, I think it is the moment to propose it for official inclusion in Ubuntu's live-CD : https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+bug/747279

Concerning the 2 other tools (OS-Uninstaller and Boot-Repair), they are only translated in 3 languages (English, French, Spanish), so I will wait for them to be translated in all the languages of the live-CD before proposing them for inclusion.

YannBuntu
April 2nd, 2011, 11:37 PM
I just managed to integrate translations into .mo files, it will make life easier for translators :) (.po files can be found here : http://sourceforge.net/projects/os-uninstaller/files/po.tar.gz/download )
I also improved integration into Kubuntu and Xubuntu.
Examples :
http://pix.toile-libre.org/upload/img/1301783209.png (http://pix.toile-libre.org/?img=1301783209.png)
http://pix.toile-libre.org/upload/img/1301783230.png (http://pix.toile-libre.org/?img=1301783230.png)
http://pix.toile-libre.org/upload/img/1301783118.png (http://pix.toile-libre.org/?img=1301783118.png)
http://pix.toile-libre.org/upload/img/1301783188.png (http://pix.toile-libre.org/?img=1301783188.png)

YannBuntu
April 3rd, 2011, 05:36 PM
You can now easily help by translating .po files : http://sourceforge.net/projects/os-uninstaller/files/po.tar.gz/download

and voting for inclusion in Ubuntu's rep : https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+bug/747279 ("Does this bug affect you ?)

YannBuntu
April 7th, 2011, 07:17 AM
The OS-Uninstaller and Boot-Repair tools are now translated in 5 languages:
- English
- Spanish
- French
- Portuguese
- Swedish

Don't hesitate to help (http://sourceforge.net/projects/os-uninstaller/files/po.tar.gz/download) if you speak another language !

:popcorn:

YannBuntu
April 9th, 2011, 09:12 PM
The 3 tools (Clean-Ubiquity, OS-Uninstaller and Boot-Repair) work perfectly also in Natty !
Here is Ubuntu Secured Remix 11.04 ! ;)
http://sourceforge.net/projects/os-uninstaller/files/ubuntu-secured-remix-11.04.iso/download

Enjoy :)

YannBuntu
May 26th, 2011, 09:29 AM
New versions available : :guitar:

- Ubuntu Secured Remix 11.04 (http://sourceforge.net/projects/os-uninstaller/files/ubuntu-secured-remix-11.04.iso/download) ( = Ubuntu 11.04 + Clean-Ubiquity v2 + Boot-Repair v2 + OS-Uninstaller v2 ) (md5: 0ba6083f0cfafb05afd58f0b0df1b8fc )
- Xubuntu Secured Remix 11.04 (http://sourceforge.net/projects/os-uninstaller/files/xubuntu-secured-remix-11.04.iso/download) ( = Xubuntu 11.04 + Clean-Ubiquity v2 + Boot-Repair v2 + OS-Uninstaller v2 ) (md5: 7690eb4b7bd04aa5e252c3b5fc2544de )

Enjoy !

YannBuntu
May 27th, 2011, 03:22 PM
Now the tools included in Lubuntu : Lubuntu Secured 11.04 (http://sourceforge.net/projects/os-uninstaller/files/lubuntu-secured-remix-11.04.iso/download) (md5: e3bda598df67eb6dffceb0ef5b142130 )

YannBuntu
May 29th, 2011, 12:02 PM
Now available for download :

Kubuntu Secured 11.04 (http://sourceforge.net/projects/os-uninstaller/files/kubuntu-secured-remix-11.04.iso/download) ( = Kubuntu 11.04 with Clean-Ubiquity (https://launchpad.net/~yannubuntu/+archive/clean-ubiquity) safe installer, Boot-Repair (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=10871917&postcount=1), and OS-Uninstaller (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=10871988&postcount=1))

YannBuntu
May 31st, 2011, 11:34 AM
For those who need Long Term Support :

Download: Ubuntu Secured 10.04 LTS (http://sourceforge.net/projects/os-uninstaller/files/ubuntu-secured-remix-10.04.iso/download) ( = Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS with Clean-Ubiquity (https://launchpad.net/~yannubuntu/+archive/clean-ubiquity) safe installer, Boot-Repair (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=10871917&postcount=1), and OS-Uninstaller (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=10871988&postcount=1))

YannBuntu
June 1st, 2011, 07:44 AM
Hi all,
After installing a 64bits Ubuntu on my HD, I finally managed to integrate Clean-Ubiquity (and the 2 other tools) in Ubuntu 64 bits :

Ubuntu Secured 11.04 64 bits (http://sourceforge.net/projects/os-uninstaller/files/ubuntu-secured-remix-11.04-64bits.iso/download) :guitar:

md5: 5f643b88ea373071583f86fec041fa35

YannBuntu
June 3rd, 2011, 09:26 AM
New versions available : see message #1 (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=10084551&postcount=1) of this thread !

YannBuntu
June 4th, 2011, 11:04 AM
Synthesis of the md5 of all available ISO:
- Ubuntu Sécurisée (French Remix) 11.04 32bits (md5: 1cb323c9c97d23ebcfc9181c914a36d4 )
- Ubuntu Secured 11.04 32bits (md5: 0ba6083f0cfafb05afd58f0b0df1b8fc )
- Xubuntu Secured 11.04 32bits (md5: 7690eb4b7bd04aa5e252c3b5fc2544de )
- Lubuntu Secured 11.04 32bits (md5: e3bda598df67eb6dffceb0ef5b142130 )
- Kubuntu Secured 11.04 32bits (md5: 48dc65c1268cbd3734f82ea26e757a7e )
- Ubuntu Sécurisée (French Remix) 10.04 32bits (md5: 68847d70b49b98653452fd483e2146d1 )
- Ubuntu Secured 10.04 LTS 32bits (md5: 493c8d683776738be68ab603f6d94a0b )
- Ubuntu Sécurisée (French Remix) 11.04 64bits (md5: 17df9f53a69dfed692fb77340310e927 )
- Ubuntu Secured 11.04 64bits (md5: 5f643b88ea373071583f86fec041fa35 )
- Xubuntu Secured 11.04 64bits (md5: c791b68ae7cfdc2bbd53665909356a95 )
- Kubuntu Secured 11.04 64bits (md5: 7e5407693ad13acf6b0cce828efbc0d9 )
- Ubuntu Secured 10.04 LTS 64bits (md5: e957380f933078b1b3df6f23834cae51 )

Download links in post#1 of this thread.

YannBuntu
August 4th, 2011, 10:39 AM
Hi all,

I am on the way to release a new version of the 3 tools included in Ubuntu Secured CD.
To make it better, I am searching volunteers with one of the following config:
- either separate /boot partition
- either RAID partitions

If you are in one of these configurations, please contact me !



By the way, Ubuntu Secured CD is now downloaded ~1000times/week, I would be happy if everybody could vote for the following bugs:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+bug/747279
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/grub2/+bug/806291

Thanks for your support ! :)

YannBuntu
August 9th, 2011, 09:28 AM
Only few days before I upload the tools for rep integration ! :guitar:

It is the good time to translate them into your language : https://translations.launchpad.net/boot-repair/trunk

YannBuntu
August 11th, 2011, 03:31 AM
A new version of the tools (Boot-Repair , OS-Uninstaller and Clean-Ubiquity) has arrived in the PPA, so please:

Each time you boot on Ubuntu Secured CD, don't forget to connect internet and update your packages via this command:


sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

before using Boot-repair or OS-Uninstaller.

Hylas de Niall
October 18th, 2011, 11:59 AM
Wow! Great idea!
The added apps are exactly what wished i'd had, but was living without for the past however-many installations!
I didn't know they even existed!
Thanks so much for this iso, and will there be an 11.10 version?

YannBuntu
October 20th, 2011, 02:45 PM
Happy you like it :)
Of course there will be a 11.10 ISO, but I need to buy a new PC for this, so maybe in 2 or 3 weeks... :)

YannBuntu
November 10th, 2011, 10:12 AM
new ISOs with updated tools:
- Ubuntu Secured Remix 11.10 32bits
- Ubuntu Secured Remix 11.10 64bits

available for download here: https://sourceforge.net/p/ubuntu-secured/

gabba
December 6th, 2011, 09:42 PM
Would it be possible to add an advanced option to wipe the extra space between the MBR and the first partition where stupid applications like to write? I had to manually write zeros on sectors 1 to 62 in order to stop getting warnings about sectors used by FlexNet when reinstalling grub.

The procedure is already well described here (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1661254), but automating it would reduce the risk of messing up. Of course you need a big heavy warning about the possibility of some windows apps using that DRM or some HP system tools not working afterwards.

Lastly, a small request: would it be possible to open the pastebin page where you sent the report in the browser, instead of having the user copy it from the final dialog box? People tend to dismiss dialog boxes very quickly, and there's no obvious way to recover that URL afterwards except restarting the whole, long repair process.

Thanks for this nice software!

YannBuntu
December 6th, 2011, 10:07 PM
Hello Gabba,

thanks for your suggestions, both are very interesting ! :KS
For better follow-up, please create a blueprint for each of them: https://blueprints.launchpad.net/boot-repair (if you don't have time I will do it)

gabba
December 6th, 2011, 11:30 PM
Done :) :

https://blueprints.launchpad.net/boot-repair/+spec/wipe-hidden-sectors-track

https://blueprints.launchpad.net/boot-repair/+spec/auto-open-report-pastebin

Edit: lol, just noticed that I still have 9.04 listed as my OS at the left. Except that the powers that be don't want me to edit my details until I have 50 posts. Given that I post about twice a year, I guess I'll update it in 2031. See you then.

YannBuntu
December 7th, 2011, 12:46 AM
Thanks Gabba

(i do too have problems with this forum... i cannot find the way to change my signature :o )

Elwood72
December 14th, 2011, 11:30 PM
I have a quick question....

If my system came with Windows pre-installed; can I safely un-install it, and still leave my Ubuntu10.10 OS intact?

YannBuntu
December 15th, 2011, 01:21 AM
Yes. OS-Uninstaller will simply remove Windows and update your GRUB menu.

Just a detail : if you only use Ubuntu, I recommend you go in the Advanced options and choose to format in "EXT" instead of "NTFS".

Elwood72
December 15th, 2011, 02:18 AM
Yes. OS-Uninstaller will simply remove Windows and update your GRUB menu.

Just a detail : if you only use Ubuntu, I recommend you go in the Advanced options and choose to format in "EXT" instead of "NTFS".

Just to be sure;which "Advanced Options" ?

YannBuntu
December 15th, 2011, 11:19 AM
After you choose to uninstall "Windows" and validate, a confirmation window will appear, with "Advanced options":

http://pix.toile-libre.org/upload/img/1323944035.png (http://pix.toile-libre.org/?img=1323944035.png)

TombstoneTim
March 4th, 2012, 09:36 PM
Hello YannBuntu. I am new here, and also a new Ubuntu User.

I have downloaded the 64 bit Secured Remix CD iso file, but I can't seem to find a way to burn it to a CD. The downloaded file size is 706MB.

I am going to install it after Windows 7 on a 64bit laptop, with 6GB memory.

I am trying to use Nero 7 on a Windows XP PC to burn the image, but it won't allow me to burn it. The max size that I can burn a CD with is 702MB.

Any suggestions on what other program I can use? Or can the file size be reduced some way?

Thanks for creating this great product! I like the idea of having backups if something goes wrong with my install.

--Tim

YannBuntu
March 4th, 2012, 10:02 PM
Hello Tim, welcome among us :)
you can either:
-burn the ISO on a DVD
- or (better) create a live-USB (via LiliUSB or else.. see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick#Creating_a_bootable_Ubuntu_USB_flash_ drive )

TombstoneTim
March 5th, 2012, 01:12 AM
Ok, I got it now. I incorrectly assumed that it must be a CD only.
I made a DVD and all worked fine. Thanks for the help YannBuntu!

fun2599
April 12th, 2012, 10:09 AM
:idea: The actual download link is http://sourceforge.net/projects/ubuntu-secured/files/ (http://sourceforge.net/projects/ubuntu-secured/files/)

YannBuntu
May 4th, 2012, 05:45 PM
Ubuntu Secure Remix 12.04 LTS now available !!!

bgold2005
October 4th, 2012, 09:39 AM
(I posted this as a general question elsewhere but someone posted os-uninstall which led here)

I have windoze and grub in sda1,sda2 and sda3
the 'good" ubuntu on sda12 and 13

I. if I uninstall the os's in/on the intervening partitions wont your project disc delete those partitions for me?
if so wont the higher partitions re-number?
if so will your utility/disc re-set the "good ubuntu" and grub to take this into account?

II. my windoze is already booted from grub. so what are my options for installing either just the os uninstaller, or your entire secure ubuntu, without blowing away grub or windoze (or maybe keeping my "good" ubuntu)?

thanks

YannBuntu
October 4th, 2012, 09:55 AM
Hello

I have windoze and grub in sda1,sda2 and sda3
the 'good" ubuntu on sda12 and 13

Please indicate your Boot-Info URL (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Info), this will describe your current situation in detail.


I. if I uninstall the os's in/on the intervening partitions wont your project disc delete those partitions for me?
if so wont the higher partitions re-number?
if so will your utility/disc re-set the "good ubuntu" and grub to take this into account?

OS-Uninstaller will format the system partition in NTFS by default (you can check and change via the Advanced options).
Higher partitions won't be re-numbered.
It will automatically reinstall/update GRUB so that the GRUB menu will take the change into account.


II. my windoze is already booted from grub. so what are my options for installing either just the os uninstaller, or your entire secure ubuntu, without blowing away grub or windoze (or maybe keeping my "good" ubuntu)?

Ubuntu-Secure (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuSecureRemix) disk is just an Ubuntu disk with 2 tools preinstalled (Boot-Repair and OS-Uninstaller).
Using OS-Uninstaller from Ubuntu-Secure or from a Ubuntu CD is equivalent.
If you ask OS-Uninstaller to remove your "old" Ubuntu, it won't touch your other systems.

YannBuntu
October 4th, 2012, 10:39 AM
To make it easy the use of Boot-Repair (and OS-Uninstaller), i added 2 launchers in Ubuntu-Secure:

http://pix.toile-libre.org/upload/img/1349343251.png (http://pix.toile-libre.org/?img=1349343251.png)

YannBuntu
October 19th, 2012, 08:15 PM
Ubuntu Secure Remix 12.10 is now available !!!

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2073446

Joeviocoe
October 28th, 2012, 12:01 PM
I want to triple boot (in 3 partitions, on same drive) Windows 7, Windows 8, and Ubuntu 12.04
Everything works as expected until I install Ubuntu. Windows 7 install creates the 100Mb boot partition... Windows 8 installs a new graphical bootloader and shows both Windows 7 and Windows 8....

and when I install Ubuntu, GRUB is installed. But GRUB won't show any entries for the Windows 7 and 8 installations. It DOES show, however, an old installation of Windows 7 on another drive (since it has its own bootloader intact).


I tried repairing the windows boot with the repair cd and running Bootrec /fixboot and /fixmbr. And using Boot-Repair (recommended) from a bootable USB.
Ran Grub-update... But I still don't have detectable GRUB entries for Windows 7 or 8. All attempt to manually enter GRUB entries for those Windows OSs have failed.


http://paste.ubuntu.com/1312058/ before
http://paste.ubuntu.com/1312096/ after
my Boot-Info

sda is an old install of Win7 with Ubuntu embedded install (wubi) on my HDD.
sdb is an SSD and is what I WANT to triple boot with Win7, Win8, and Ubuntu.
sdb1 is my NTFS 100MB that was used by Windows as the Boot partition, and is now GRUB
sdb2 is my Win7 partition
sdb3 is my Win8 partition (I don't know why it says XP, maybe from my attempts to fix).
sdb4 is Ubuntu 12.04

Am I missing something?
What is the best way to install all 3 OSs on my sdb (SSD)? I want separate partitions and don't want to use VM or VHD.
Thanks.

YannBuntu
October 28th, 2012, 08:40 PM
@Joeviocoe: welcome on the forums. This specific thread was dedicated to Ubuntu-Secure-Remix-12.04, so please open a new thread here: http://ubuntuforums.org/newthread.php?do=newthread&f=333

@moderators: please close this thread. New version is now available and discussed here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2073446

nothingspecial
October 28th, 2012, 08:46 PM
Closed at the OP's request.