Littlebits

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Multiboot CD /DVD and USB Builder

SARDU is a free* software that can build one multiboot support CD, DVD or a USB device (USB stick/pendrive and all removable are supported).
The name is the short of Shardana Antivirus Rescue Disk Utility
The disk or USB device may include comprehensive collections of "antivirus rescue cd", collections of utilities, popular distributions of Linux Live, the best known Windows PE , recovery disks and Install of Windows XP , Windows Vista and Windows Seven .
All do you need for troubleshooting.
SARDU does include a few utilities, but is primarily a tool for managing the software (ISO image files) that you download from other companies and developers.
SARDU has multilanguage support. At startup it checks to see if a system language exists, then sets the software language accordingly. If a system language does not exist, the language is set to English. (The author is willing to add all possible translations).
The user can change the language at any time using the language menu.

*personal and non commercial use, read the license.

Default SARDU:

All media of SARDU, have the submenu 'Menu Tools'. In this section we have these freeware:

* Boot Manager as SuperGrubDisk 1 & 2 and PLoP.
* Memtest Software for test the RAM memory for errors and failures detection.
* Hardware Detection Tool (HDT) for display low level information for any x86 compatible system.
* Testdisk free data recovery software designed to help recover lost partitions and/or make non-booting disks bootable again when these symptoms are caused by faulty software, certain types of viruses or human error (such as accidentally deleting a Partition Table).
* PhotoRec file data recovery software designed to recover lost files including video, documents and archives from hard disks, CD-ROMs, and lost pictures from digital camera memory. PhotoRec ignores the file system and goes after the underlying data, so it will still work even if your media's file system has been severely damaged or reformatted
* LiloPwd for dump LILO map file where are saved passwords in clear text.

Other Software manageable by SARDU:
The user must download all the ISO image who wants to integrate in the support.
Downloaded the ISO images, have to be placed inside the "ISO" folder. Alternatively user can select a different path by selecting the "ISO icon" at the top of the GUI.
SARDU's menu is divided into four categories:

* Antivirus
* Utility
* Linux
* Windows

All software have their buttons and checkboxes. SARDU manages "only" these software.

If a checkbox is disabled (grey) the ISO of that software was not found. Pressing the button with an application name causes SARDU to download the bootable ISO from the manufacturer's website. Downloaded make it ready for use (checkbox checked). Downloads can be done manually by disabling the function ' File -- Enable direct download'. User can update the status of the ISO folder from File -- Refresh ISO/IMA menu (N.B.: cannot change the default names of individual programs because they won't be recognized by the software.) If a checkbox is unchecked (white) the single ISO is disabled and not-active.

Multiple Antivirus Rescue Disk, Collections of Utilities,Linux Live, Windows installer ...:
SARDU build a multi boot menu with multiple "Antivirus Rescue Disk", collections of utility,Linux Live, Windows installer, PE and recovery Disk , all in a single medium.
You can have more than 60 CDs in a single USB stick. Everything you need to remove viruses, fix problems, test hardware, install the Operative System for a PC, notebook, netbook ... on hand even without DVD reader.
Until now, only the geeks, after hours and hours of work, has built a similar tool. Now, with SARDU multi boot creator, this is available for all, without knowledges, after a few of click. Now, to have all in a single USB Stick , is not a dream!

SARDU is very easy to use:
With a few clicks the media is ready. If you want to make a multiboot USB you have to press the 'Search USB' button. The software will then look for all devices with FAT32. Only FAT 32 is supported. The device can be chosen from the combo box. By default the combo boxes of devices are disabled, and is activated only when one (or more) devices with FAT32 are detected. In the tab `Report` you can find details about the selected USB: Type (Removable or Hard Disk), Serial, Label, Space used and free.
Pressing the button with the 'USB icon' causes SARDU to extract the needed files from one ISO at a time. After a careful examination it builds the menu and makes a multiboot USB device.
If you want to make a multibootable CD or DVD you have to press the button with `disk`. SARDU then extracts the needed files one ISO at a time and, after a careful examination, builds the menu and makes a multibootable ISO. The ISO must then be burned to disk using your own burning software or the burn option of SARDU.
For the multiboot utility, SARDU (by default) uses Syslinux/Isolinux. If necessary, SARDU can instead use Grub4DOS and BCDW. The determination of which to use is done automatically, with no user input necessary.
Multi Boot Creator
Many users requested that I add the ability to include stand-alone software. Inside the ISO folder I have included an `extra` folder where additional files can be put. You can enable this folder if it does not exist by pressing File -- Enable Extra.
User can load ISO not directly supported: Menu --> Add Extra ISO (Test) or Menu --> Add Extra ISO from memory (Test).
User can load own customized folder and/or menu iso/syslinux and GRUB4Dos.
This option is for advanced users, and I don't provide customer support related to its use.

Click here to read the changelogs.

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McLovin

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RE: SARDU Version: 2.0.4.3 UPDATE

Is SARDU any good, compared to Hiren Boot CD?
 

Littlebits

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RE: SARDU Version: 2.0.4.3 UPDATE

McLovin said:
Is SARDU any good, compared to Hiren Boot CD?
SARDU is a program to make custom boot disks you can include only the tools you want to use and limit disk space whereas Hiren Boot Disk is already made, can't be customized and requires at least 500MB.

Some users simply don't use many tools included on Hiren Boot Disk and may have limited disk space because SARDU would be a better option for them.

Other users might want a already made boot CD because they won't have to mess with making their own, Hiren Boot Disk would be a better option for them.

Thanks.:D
 

MrXidus

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RE: SARDU Version: 2.0.4.3 UPDATE

McLovin, You can include Hiren in SARDU.
 

win7holic

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RE: SARDU Version: 2.0.4.3 UPDATE

Littlebits said:
McLovin said:
Is SARDU any good, compared to Hiren Boot CD?
SARDU is a program to make custom boot disks you can include only the tools you want to use and limit disk space whereas Hiren Boot Disk is already made, can't be customized and requires at least 500MB.

Some users simply don't use many tools included on Hiren Boot Disk and may have limited disk space because SARDU would be a better option for them.

Other users might want a already made boot CD because they won't have to mess with making their own, Hiren Boot Disk would be a better option for them.

Thanks.:D
but, for me. both of them are useless. I can't updates virus database before use them.
because, I use modem. so, need to press "connect" button.
maybe you know. how to update database through modem USB (plug and play) with need to press "connect" button?

thanks before littlebits. ;)
 

MrXidus

Super Moderator (Leave of absence)
RE: SARDU Version: 2.0.4.3 UPDATE

I have noticed I can't use Wireless to update these Antivirus Boot CD's. But plug in an Ethernet cable and I can update no problem then proceed with the scanning.
They only include small adapter software for wired connections only.
 

win7holic

New Member
RE: SARDU Version: 2.0.4.3 UPDATE

through Ethernet cable..?
ok. good idea. so, I can use this tool for my job. so, no need to carry a USB modem when I do my job.
thanks MrXidus.
 

McLovin

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RE: SARDU Version: 2.0.4.3 UPDATE

Yea, never heard of Sardu till the other day. Might give it ago since it has Hiren include, because that is what I use my end. :)
 

Littlebits

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RE: SARDU Version: 2.0.4.3 UPDATE

Version: 2.0.6.1 released:

Changelog SARDU 2.0.6.1

Update Redo Backup to 1.0.4 version
Update Linux Tails to 1.0.4 version
Improved check updated for new versions of the image files
fixed others various errors



Changelog SARDU 2.0.6

Updated syslinux to 4.06
updated HDT to 5.0.2
Updated nimblex to last beta 2012
updated puppy
updated Open Diagnostic
updated YLMF to StartOS
fixed error with AVG
fixed error with PE >2 and Windows Installer
fixed error with not standard PPP
fixed error of Ubuntu with Backtrack
fixed Error with SRCD 3.x
Updated recognition USB
Added function to Save and Load ISO selected
Added Updated for WDO
Added Linux Tails
Added Comodo Rescue Disk
Added Menu editable of installer of Windows (pressing the button of software)
Added ability to force use old GRUB 0.4.4
Added ability to change Temp Folder
Added ability to direct extract to the USB (deprecated)
fixed error with USB and install.wim > 4 gb
Now with check update SARDU download the updated list of ISO and write all changes
Rewrite the rules for installer of Windows
Added ability to the installers of Windows Eight and NTFS
fixed others various errors

http://www.sarducd.it/changelog.txt

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Enjoy!!:D
 

Gnosis

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SARDU is awesome for organizing some bootable heavy hitters like Dr. Web Live Cd and KBRD.

Yea, never heard of Sardu till the other day
Good grief mate. Even yanks know about SARDU!
Crikey!!!!!

Some Russian exile that resides in Sardinia came up with it. It rocks.
I really don't know if he is a Russian exile, but he appears to have a Russian name and SARDU is associated with Sardinia. You can see a shape of the island when booting SARDU, or at least it used to be that way.
 

Billmartin

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i love sardu boot cd im making an over kill version and puting it on to a usb and lol its taking a while to create this is well worth it smaller then you would think it takes less space then the main companys cd alone dose
 

Petrovic

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Changelog SARDU 2.0.6.5
Updated HDT to 0.5.2
Updated TestDisk to 6.14
Updated PhotoRec to 6.14
fixed others various errors
fixed others graphic errors

Changelog SARDU 2.0.6.4
Fixed error caused by tails and android
fixed others various errors
fixed others graphic errors
Update support to new Panda
Change the name of Macrium reflect from Rescue.iso to MacriumRescue.iso
Added Anvi Rescue CD

Changelog SARDU 2.0.6.3
Updated Polish language (thanks to michael785)
Added support to Windows Pe 1.x builded with livesystem-pro
Added support to Windows Pe 3.x builded with livesystem-pro
Fixed error with SRCD
fixed others various errors
fixed others graphic errors


Changelog SARDU 2.0.6.2
Added Localization in other languages for program files folder
Improved Extraction from windows Installer and PE
Improved counting of single section
Added option to Delete ISO_Extra
Fixed Error with installer of Windows Eight
Fixed error at start of SARDU without line
fixed others various errors

http://www.sarducd.it/changelog.txt

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Changelog SARDU 3.0.0.0 beta 5
Added support to BitDefender gentoo based
Added support for Eset Rescue
Added support for ArchBang
Added support for Arch derivates
Fixed Errror with the installer and barrosu
Updated rules for TinyCore
Improved Graphic
Others minors fixes and improvements.

Changelog SARDU 3.0.0.0 beta 4
Added in Windows menu options for boot with Old GRUB 0.44 and memdisk
Added support for extra ISO with memdisk and GRUB
Fixed Errror with Efi and boot folder
Fixed exception in Search USB with unit with unknown filesystem
Updated link of UBCD to 5.3.2 version
Updated TetDisk at 7.0 version
Added support to ISO Hybrid
Added support to Rescatux
Improved Graphic
Others minors fixes and improvements.


Changelog SARDU 3.0.0.0 beta 3
Fixed Windows PE and installer
Updated rules
Improved Graphic
Fixed Windows Installer on ISO creation
Others minors fixes and improvements.


Changelog SARDU 3.0.0.0 beta 2
Fixed bug with the creation of SARDU iso
Fixed error "invalid format number" in download
Updated download link of GDATA
Updated rules
Improved Graphic
Others minors fixes and improvements.


Changelog SARDU 3.0.0.0 beta 1
All rewritten from scratch.
Changed the graphic of software and of boot.
Added the support of dozeens of ISOs.
Added the ability for update the list and the rules of supported software without release a new version.
Added a "list view" for each category and removed the old buttons.
Added a serch engine of the suppored software (will not work with free version)
Added a filter for categories of softwares.
All names, text help are customizables
Added a new function for add extra ISOs. Derivates (*buntu, debian...) will be unlimited.
http://www.sarducd.it/changelog.txt
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latest beta
http://www.sarducd.it/download/SARDU_3_beta5.zip
 
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Petrovic

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Changelog SARDU 3.0.0.0 beta 8
  • Fix download
  • Fix iso create
  • Fix error with hiren's
  • Updated link of System Rescue CD
  • Updated link of Trinity Rescue CD
  • Updated link of Ultimate boot CD
  • Added Sabayon derivated
  • Updated link of Kali Linux
  • Updated link of xPUD
  • Updated link of Deft
  • Updated link of xbmc
  • Updated link of Crunchbang
  • Updated link of ElementaryOS
  • Added support to EFI to Clonezilla
Changelog SARDU 3.0.0.0 beta 7
  • Added Log File
  • Fixed speed refresh download
  • Disabled EFI for NTFS
  • Checked USB free space
  • Only first partition of device
Changelog SARDU 3.0.0.0 beta 6
  • Added Windows XP
  • Added Menu EFI
  • Added Change Font Size
  • Change format USB
  • Change management of extra software's
  • Add verify link
http://www.sarducd.it/changelog.txt
Download:
http://www.sarducd.it/download/SARDU_3_beta8.zip
 

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Changelog SARDU 3.0.0.0 beta 9
Improved downloader
Fix uninstall Windows
Update barrosu
Changed formatation USB
Add persistence of Ubuntu and Fedora
Change EFI menu
Updated Links
Updated rules for managed ISOs
Improved Graphic
Others minors fixes and improvements.

Changelog SARDU 3.0.0.0 beta 8a
Fix downloader at 99%
Fix downloader for Linux
http://www.sarducd.it/changelog.txt
Download:
http://sarducd.it/download/SARDU_3_beta9.zip
 
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