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#8728
VBoot v2 beta available for download 6 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 86
It's in the regular download area. Free registration required.

Changes:

(1) complete new implementations for disk drivers: vbootbus.sys, vbootfs.sys, and vbootmp.sys. All windows version now uses same disk driver.

(2) significant disk performance improvement, and lower memory use compared to v1.

(3) a file filter driver is added to implement "hide" option to protect real disk accesses. You can now configure to only use the vhd disk without touching any of the real disks.

(4) support for merge, compact and expand of virtual disks.

(5) support mounting nested virtual disks (max 2 levels). For example, you can boot to a vhd, then create another vhd inside the vhd, and you can use "vbootctl mount" to mount the 2nd level vhd file.

Not changed:

The bool loader (vbootldr, vbootldr.mbr, grub folder) is not changed at all at the moment, so the bugs related to boot loader are still there.

Windows 8 support is still very experimental, install windows 8 to a vhd via vboot does not work. But you can run "vbootctl prepare current" inside a booted vhd using Windows 8 builtin support, then you can boot Windows 8 via vboot. We will release an update next weeks to fully support Winodws 8.
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#8731
Re:VBoot v2 beta available for download 6 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 0
If we have a paid copy of VBoot, do we use the file in the regular download area (same as trial users)?
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Re:VBoot v2 beta available for download 6 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 0
Have any changes for linux users?
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#8734
Re:VBoot v2 beta available for download 6 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 86
no, no chnages in this build for Linux, we are working on linux version too, to use same source base, and supports more kernel versions.
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#8735
Re:VBoot v2 beta available for download 6 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 0
and when wait for a Ubuntu 11.10 appliances and vloop
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Re:VBoot v2 beta available for download 6 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 86
for now, you can play with the trial. will send out download links for paid version after this beta stablizes over next two weeks. We will fix bugs reported.
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If we have a paid copy of VBoot, do we use the file in the regular download area (same as trial users)?
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