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Development of icepack boot manager continues

back in 1998 when I first released the icepack boot manager it was the first graphical boot manager.
Until the end of 2001 I released 5 versions: 0.1, 02., 0.3, 0.4 and 0.4.1.
The list of features as of 0.4.1:
- virus detection
- uninstall utility
- high-resolution graphics
- configurable boot time-out
- boots unknown operating systems
- supports large hard disks up to 2 TB
- configurable default operating system
- supports booting from extended partitions
- boots up to 12 operating systems on a single computer
- recognizes the BSD, DOS, LINUX, OS/2 and WINDOWS ... operating systems
Now almost 12 years after the last release it's time to continue the development.
Features planned for 0.5:
- new look - something between the hip look of 0.1, 0.2 and 0.3 and the more
conservative look of 0.4
- support for 24 and 32 bit graphic modes
- boot from GPT (GUID partition tables)
- direct boot of Linux kernel without the help of LILO (in 0.6)
- GPT partitioner (in 0.7)
- mouse support (in 0.8)
It's not clear what license I'll use, but the software will be free and the source code will be available.
See you, Adrian.

Posted by Adrian 2013-05-12

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