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DiskCryptor => Tutorials => Topic started by: Anfinuo on May 06, 2015, 12:41:53 am

Title: Ready to use bootable .iso live media with DiskCryptor and some tutorials
Post by: Anfinuo on May 06, 2015, 12:41:53 am
Since I didn't get any response to my inquires (https://diskcryptor.net/forum/index.php?topic=5169.msg12138#msg12138), I'm forced to take the "hope for the best" approach :)

I've made three .iso files:

Source: Windows 7 SP1 x32/x64 Ultimate English
Tool used: Win 7PE SE Complete
Created PE main features:
Plus version only:

I've tested both versions (although not extensively), and they work - mounted volumes in DC, made "clones" in Macrium, mounted\browsed them too, screenshots in IrfanView.

Known Bugs\Limitations:

Download:
Default x32 (~281 MB):
https://www.dropbox.com/s/8fav5qhymtw4h6s/TxMJpaKn4o.7z?dl=1
SHA-256 checksums
7-Zip archive:
AB8FC9FD445DF54F88638C41C0829453E32D1423EB43CAAD2D8552E79FC05D14
.iso file:
563AA4C6186BD7A8B83DF24F2C6C6A1FDAA09A2F61B08D0AE6CC1C6B7FB9C54E

Default x64 (~370 MB):
https://www.dropbox.com/s/a4tmprs14t3wglz/BskqwQjYK5.7z?dl=1
SHA-256 checksums
7-Zip archive:
9E63550BF9D6BA8C612498B202F7AC3F9515B7F7DA5F0377365FD441D5D08E49
.iso file:
C7E3BE0987F0A9D0E62BA7A11359C460C3E9DF410C82259A19273B1A4EF6C645

Plus (~674 MB):
https://www.dropbox.com/s/gjjrefde6tm28sf/OG21TjIBrh.7z?dl=1
SHA-256 checksums
7-Zip archive:
B6534AE9F4F831D4F1CAD1B50F9EF5128A13117032DC065391183FE1AC971734
.iso file:
C2BE15F6592B5128DDFD144FBFD7C6C00749EC16C6486EF136F065D466582277

Password: Backup&Encrypt


Useful tools:
For various checksum calculations, I recommend HashTab:
http://implbits.com/products/hashtab/

For burning CD's, DVD's, .iso images, I recommend CDBurnerXP:
https://cdburnerxp.se

For creating a bootable pendrive, with .iso image I recommend Rufus:
https://rufus.akeo.ie/
Title: Re: .iso with DiskCryptor and more
Post by: Anfinuo on May 06, 2015, 12:42:42 am

Checking checksums with HashTab

What's the point of checking checksum ?
To find out if the file you've downloaded isn't changed, corrupted, etc.

1. Download (http://implbits.com/products/hashtab/) it, and install.

2. RMB the file you want to check. Choose: "Properties".

3. Now choose "File Hashes" tab:
(http://i.imgur.com/kIbM5qy.jpg)

4. Checksums will be automatically calculated. Cancel it, and click: "Settings":
(http://i.imgur.com/im8GzaZ.jpg)

5. Choose checksums you want, need:
(http://i.imgur.com/sDn4DVo.jpg)
Most popular is MD5 (although not 100% safe\sure). SHA "family" is used by "security aware" people (DC download page provides SHA-1 checksums), most often the second "generation" (SHA-256 - 512).

6. Now paste checksum here, and await for results:
(http://i.imgur.com/OAPnAmk.jpg)
If it's correct, you'll see that green sign.



Burning .iso file\image to a CD\DVD with CDBurnerXP

Why use CD\DVD instead of pendrives ?
Cheaper, safer, and compatible with older computers while booting.

1. Download (https://cdburnerxp.se/) and install it.

2. Run it. Choose this:
(http://i.imgur.com/KLM5jlz.jpg)

3.
(http://i.imgur.com/XjvyhPQ.jpg)
A - browse for the .iso file\image you want to burn.
B - choose your burner. Be warned - if you have a virtual drive, it could show up here too, so take care.
C - choose burning speed. If you're using a good quality media, you can leave it as it is. If not, take it down a notch, or two.

4.
(http://i.imgur.com/rnGpsAC.jpg)
If you don't know what other options do, leave them as they are, and click: "Burn disc".



Creating a bootable pendrive with Rufus

Why use bootable pendrive, instead of CD\DVD ?
Faster loading time, some computer don't have CD\DVD drives.

1. Download (https://rufus.akeo.ie/) it.

2. Plug in your pendrive(s), run Rufus.

3.
(http://i.imgur.com/R72U0Wg.jpg)
A - here you can choose which pendrive use.
B - for greater compatibility choose this setting.
C - if you're using that pendrive for some time, it's better to test it for defects.
D - quick format to "clean" it of any leftover data, etc.
E - from this dropdown list choose "ISO Image".

4. Click this, browse for .iso file, image you want to use:
(http://i.imgur.com/vuwsFsI.jpg)
Rufus could change some setting, but don't worry about it.

5. Globe icon on the right, changes language.
Click the "Start" button at the bottom:
(http://i.imgur.com/a5faaQE.jpg)
Depending on your pendrive speed, settings you choose, .iso size, etc, it could take 10 minutes or more. After it finishes, Windows probably won't be able to access it, but don't worry it will* boot. And if you want to use it like before, for data, whatever, just plug it in, run Rufus and quick format, while unchecking other options.


Booting your computer with LiveMedia


Why boot your your computer with LiveMedia ?
If you mess things up with DC, and you won't be able to start your computer normally, it will allow you to boot it into a "bare necessities" Windows 7, and un-mess.
Also using a LiveMedia to encrypt, is safer, and recommended.

1. Locate your computer on the following list:
http://i.imgur.com/FILt1Hl.jpg
2. Look at the: "Boot Menu" column.
3. Put\plug the LiveMedia you've created before into your computer. Reboot it.
4. Keep pressing the key you located in step #2. Choose the device that hosts your LiveMedia. Press "Enter".
5. You will boot into a stripped down Windows 7. Use included DC to un-mess the mess you did with DC (decrypt, change bootloader config, etc.).
Title: Re: .iso with DiskCryptor and more
Post by: Anfinuo on May 06, 2015, 12:43:37 am
Reserved for Q&A\FAQ (if needed)
Title: Re: .iso with DiskCryptor and more
Post by: fmaz on May 14, 2015, 07:46:56 am
Do you have a walk-through / version that will boot on a USB stick ?
Ps.: And seriously, as much as I like what you did and feel like hugging you... couldn't you find a hosting service that doesn't require a 3 pages tutorial to use ? :p ( Not complaining, just trying to improve things !  ::) )
Title: Re: .iso with DiskCryptor and more
Post by: Italick on May 15, 2015, 07:38:03 am
Quote
Do you have a walk-through / version that will boot on a USB stick ?

I think that is what Anfinuo's instructions about using Rufus are for.

Rufus makes an ISO file bootable on a USB drive.
Title: Re: .iso with DiskCryptor and more
Post by: Anfinuo on May 15, 2015, 02:53:46 pm
...couldn't you find a hosting service that doesn't require a 3 pages tutorial to use ? ;p
Well, when I first encountered then ifolder.ru, I didn't need any tutorial, so...

( Not complaining, just trying to improve things !  ::) )
Then please provide the address of free service, that keeps files virtually indefinitely, even without download..

I think that is what Anfinuo's instructions about using Rufus are for.
Well, had the screenshots, and text when I've posted the earlier tutorials, but posted that one after his request, so don't "scold" him ;)
Four down, one to go :)
Let's hope.
Title: Re: Ready to use .iso with DiskCryptor and more
Post by: Anfinuo on May 31, 2015, 06:46:28 pm
Added mirrors which should be easy to use for everyone.

Edit:
lol, 3 of 4 of the mirrors are dead.
Rusfolder "stays strong".

Edit #2:
Reuploaded files on filedropper.

Edit #3
Reuploaded files on clicknupload.
I wonder how long they survive this time.

Edit #4
And again dead, now 4/4...
Title: Re: Ready to use bootable .iso live media with DiskCryptor and more
Post by: Anfinuo on July 12, 2015, 09:08:31 pm
Since clicknupload and filedropper kept deleting them, reuploaded files to another filehost.
Title: Re: Ready to use bootable .iso live media with DiskCryptor and more
Post by: dude on July 25, 2015, 06:18:19 pm
Ok, got it to boot from usb stick with WinPE and everything works fine but it keeps crashing and giving me a blue screen saying something along the lines of 'the computer shutdown was made in an atempt to protect your computer, it detected a read/write attempt on red-only files' help me ??
Title: Re: Ready to use bootable .iso live media with DiskCryptor and more
Post by: Anfinuo on July 26, 2015, 01:25:02 pm
Do you have UEFI enabled ?
Which one of my PE are you using ?
Did you use my tutorial on bootable pendrive creation ?
Keeps crashing when ?


Guess not\someones computer asploded.
Title: Re: Ready to use bootable .iso live media with DiskCryptor and some tutorials
Post by: geeky on March 23, 2016, 11:34:03 pm
Thanks for the nice work! The links are down, can you possibly re-upload the ISOs? Preferable you should use Google Drive. It´s free, has no download limits and no expiration of files etc. You just would upload it to your own Google Drive (has 10GB space) and then click on the file and get a shareable link. Really easy and straight forward. Thanks a lot:)
Title: Re: Ready to use bootable .iso live media with DiskCryptor and some tutorials
Post by: Anfinuo on March 24, 2016, 01:22:04 pm
The links are down
No, they're not.

Preferable you should use Google Drive.
No.

You just would upload it to your own Google Drive (has 10GB space) and then click on the file and get a shareable link.
I've used Dropbox, so I know how services like that work.

Thanks a lot:)
You're welcome.
I like to thank you for that "bucket of cold water" in: "An Easier Way to Create a Windows LiveCD Disc or USB". Unfortunately from time to time, we get that kind of people here...
Title: Re: Ready to use bootable .iso live media with DiskCryptor and some tutorials
Post by: geeky on March 25, 2016, 08:08:27 am
Hi:)

well, once the error message I get is translated from Polish to English, it clearly says that the file has been deleted (see screenshot) + it wants me to buy a premium account for catshare in general since I am not from Poland and hence can´t download the file for free from them anyway, even if it wasn´t deleted:

(http://s15.postimg.org/7grdkxkwn/catshare.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/7grdkxkwn/)

Sorry, but I won´t buy a premium account from them, especially since it says that the file is actually deleted too + the process is not even automated but you need to contact them manually. I still think that a Google Drive download would be the much easier and free for everyone option that will last forever than some dubious Polish filehoster where I have to spend money on to get your free release of the live CD.

But no worries, I´ve created my own one as you´ve noticed already in the other thread. So thanks for the efforts in any case.

Cheers:)
Title: Re: Ready to use bootable .iso live media with DiskCryptor and some tutorials
Post by: gr2y on March 25, 2016, 05:42:09 pm
Guys, you can try mega.nz (https://mega.nz/) for heavy files sharing.
Title: Re: Ready to use bootable .iso live media with DiskCryptor and some tutorials
Post by: Anfinuo on March 25, 2016, 10:52:53 pm
lol, I didn't have a clue it was a polish filehost, just saw it being really popular on WBB, and other forums. Nor did anyone report the geoblock thing (files are still there, and I can download them without even a free account, but when going through GT, it displays what you have), and files were downloaded according to the(ir) admin panel.
I'm sorry for doubting you.
This sucks big time :(

Guys, you can try mega.nz (https://mega.nz/) for heavy files sharing.
Used its predecessor. "We all" know how that ended...

Guess I have some "researching" to do.
Title: Re: Ready to use bootable .iso live media with DiskCryptor and some tutorials
Post by: gr2y on March 26, 2016, 12:43:48 pm
Quote from: Anfinuo
"We all" know how that ended...
yeah, but nobody is 100% reliable nowadays.

some people (https://twitter.com/WZorNET/status/707266564026933250) use cloud from mail.ru for win images sharing.
Title: Re: Ready to use bootable .iso live media with DiskCryptor and some tutorials
Post by: Anfinuo on March 26, 2016, 02:08:37 pm
yeah, but nobody is 100% reliable nowadays.
There's not 100% reliable, and theres New Zealand S.W.A.T. with dogs, and helicopters knocking down your doors in the morning, and your service vanishing <snap> just like that.

some people (https://twitter.com/WZorNET/status/707266564026933250) use cloud from mail.ru for win images sharing.
First uploaded to ifolder.ru\rusfolder.com, but it died, and people didn't really like it.
But doing the mentioned "research" right now.
Title: Re: Ready to use bootable .iso live media with DiskCryptor and some tutorials
Post by: Anfinuo on March 28, 2016, 02:22:26 pm
Added openload.co mirror. Let me know if it doesn't work.
Title: Re: Ready to use bootable .iso live media with DiskCryptor and some tutorials
Post by: geeky on March 29, 2016, 06:27:50 am
Hi Anfinuo,

thanks for the openload.co mirror. However, when clicking on the "Click to start Download" button, it brings up pop-ups to dubious websites. You have to click it 3 times actually before it finally gives you the download. All the clicks before it pops-up new dubious casino and the-like sites. Not really cool as it might also lead to virus infected websites of that kind, you never know.

Why not just use Google Drive and share the links via their sharing-feature? I have ISOs "hosted" there for years, not one download got deleted or whatever.
Title: Re: Ready to use bootable .iso live media with DiskCryptor and some tutorials
Post by: Anfinuo on March 29, 2016, 12:46:29 pm
However, when clicking on the "Click to start Download" button, it brings up pop-ups to dubious websites.
That's why it's "free" - ad supported.

You have to click it 3 times actually before it finally gives you the download. All the clicks before it pops-up new dubious casino and the-like sites.
ABP + Killjasmin takes care of sites like that.
NoScript won't hurt either.

Not really cool as it might also lead to virus infected websites of that kind, you never know.
AV+firewall - use them.
Also, I would be more worried by stuff that doesn't pop up, like 0 days, and stuff.

Why not just use Google Drive and share the links via their sharing-feature?
I don't like their various policies, and "dark side" tendencies.

Title: Re: Ready to use bootable .iso live media with DiskCryptor and some tutorials
Post by: geeky on March 29, 2016, 10:12:11 pm
I am using ABP and AV, but the average Joe here might not. I don´t need your images really, I was just trying to help others that can´t create a boot variant on their own so that they can download your image. I wonder though, you don´t upload to Google Drive because of "darkside tendencies", yet share files for people here on a host that clearly uses ugly advertising technologies to sites you can call more than just shady and which contain possible viruses? I mean, wtf?
Title: Re: Ready to use bootable .iso live media with DiskCryptor and some tutorials
Post by: alkoro on March 30, 2016, 08:32:11 am
geeky
Hi. Here is GD links, as you wanted.

Anfinuo
Someone had to do it. I do it from technical account, it lock/ban will not cost me anything.


All files reuploaded as is, cheksums are same as in op-post.

Download:
Default x32 (~281 MB):
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7ow3vv-_W7OLTQtY0diUmJ1enc
Filename: TxMJpaKn4o.7z
SHA-256 checksums
7-Zip archive:
AB8FC9FD445DF54F88638C41C0829453E32D1423EB43CAAD2D8552E79FC05D14
.iso file:
563AA4C6186BD7A8B83DF24F2C6C6A1FDAA09A2F61B08D0AE6CC1C6B7FB9C54E

Default x64 (~370 MB):
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7ow3vv-_W7ObzBFcy1JeWJHUk0
Filename: BskqwQjYK5.7z
SHA-256 checksums
7-Zip archive:
9E63550BF9D6BA8C612498B202F7AC3F9515B7F7DA5F0377365FD441D5D08E49
.iso file:
C7E3BE0987F0A9D0E62BA7A11359C460C3E9DF410C82259A19273B1A4EF6C645

Plus (~674 MB):
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7ow3vv-_W7OOXNGYjZMQzFkclE
Filename: OG21TjIBrh.7z
SHA-256 checksums
7-Zip archive:
B6534AE9F4F831D4F1CAD1B50F9EF5128A13117032DC065391183FE1AC971734
.iso file:
C2BE15F6592B5128DDFD144FBFD7C6C00749EC16C6486EF136F065D466582277

Password: Backup&Encrypt
Title: Re: Ready to use bootable .iso live media with DiskCryptor and some tutorials
Post by: Anfinuo on March 30, 2016, 02:40:52 pm
I am using ABP and AV, but the average Joe here might not. I don´t need your images really, I was just trying to help others that can´t create a boot variant on their own so that they can download your image. I wonder though, you don´t upload to Google Drive because of "darkside tendencies", yet share files for people here on a host that clearly uses ugly advertising technologies to sites you can call more than just shady and which contain possible viruses? I mean, wtf?
1. If average Joe, or Jane, doesn't know that (s)he needs protection in Internet too, then (s)he's better off not messing with encryption.
2. If you stop worrying about \trying to help everyone, and everything, you'll have a better life. Ironically, those around you probably too.
3. If you detected malware, report it. It happens even to big, "non shady" services:
http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/03/big-name-sites-hit-by-rash-of-malicious-ads-spreading-crypto-ransomware/
4. Advertising is nothing new, or necessary bad. Without it maaany websites would not be here. And I prefer a "hot babes near your home" pop-up, over giving Google (just for starters) my phone, shoe, and suit number.

geeky
Hi. Here is GD links, as you wanted.
Like he wrote - he doesn't need them :]

Anfinuo
Someone had to do it. I do it from technical account, it lock/ban will not cost me anything.
I don't give a flying "duck". I don't make a buck from those files, so mirror them as you wish.
Title: Re: Ready to use bootable .iso live media with DiskCryptor and some tutorials
Post by: geeky on April 02, 2016, 09:42:42 am
@alkoro, thanks for that:) Was just about to do it myself;)

@Anfinuo: I strongly believe in helping people, you get what you give in your life and after your life. No, the people around me would be hungry my friend, because I mainly help homeless people and refugees, and they are thankful for it. So your advise about that I should be a egoistic retard, would not really work out here. Sorry, I am not just like that and seriously hope the major part of the humans on this planet are not like that as well and don´t follow your ugly advise about that. Btw, we wouldn´t have diskcryptor at all if ntldr would also have followed that kind of advise.

Also, if you fear Google so much and are such a computer geek, you should know that you can just take Tor, go to crazymailing.com to get a temp email, then sign up for a fake Google account and upload your files. That easy it can be, without annoying pop-ups and without giving Google anything useful.
Title: Re: Ready to use bootable .iso live media with DiskCryptor and some tutorials
Post by: Anfinuo on April 02, 2016, 01:28:12 pm
Calm down, o "saint" geeky, because people do more than you, and don't brag about it. Furthermore, this in not the place for a list of your "holy deeds".
Also, try to read what's written, not what fit's your "agenda", and stop living in a childish, "binary" world - not worrying\trying to help everyone != not worrying\trying to help anyone.
And BTW, we wouldn't have this "crisis" about file hosting, if I would be what you suggest, and not a "holy, semi saint", so like I wrote above.

As for Google, I don't fear it, I just don't like what became of that company over the years, because I had used their "main" service since they didn't even have mail accounts, so I have a solid foundation for that dislike.
I'm not "such a computer geek", I don't think I'm even a geek, but I think you're confusing me with someone else, geeky. Also, it looks like you still need to expand your IT knowledge, this time about "online tracking". Start with: "cookie", "supercookie", "browser fingerprint".
As for TOR, I use TAILS, does that meet with your "holy geekiness" ?
Title: Re: Ready to use bootable .iso live media with DiskCryptor and some tutorials
Post by: jjj on April 05, 2016, 02:33:46 am
Awesome package Anfinuo, thanks for sharing!

The drives keep disappearing after 10 seconds or so.

I started a post over here...https://diskcryptor.net/forum/index.php?topic=5482.0

But if you guys can help that would be great!
Title: Re: Ready to use bootable .iso live media with DiskCryptor and some tutorials
Post by: Yuke on April 19, 2016, 12:25:31 am
Thanks for the iso. I tried the plus right now.

At first I did not had keyboard and mouse support, because both are connected to an USB hub. After connecting the mouse directly to the USB-port it worked fine.

Then I tried to mount my Samsung 850 evo SSD, but it did not show up in DC. In the computermanager I found it, but it was described as unformatted (of course, it is encrypted) but also as "not initialized".

I did not try to initialize the SSD, because I was afraid to break my installation on that drive.

So is this normal? What happens if I initialize the SSD? Will after that DC find the SSD and can mount it? Or is it broken at that moment when I do this?

What would be the standard rescue-way? Is in the PE-system my NAS network-storage reachable? I think the network did not work. when I searched for it.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Ready to use bootable .iso live media with DiskCryptor and some tutorials
Post by: Anfinuo on April 20, 2016, 03:53:20 am
1. Look at that thread jjj posted.
2. There are different opinions what initializing "really" does, but if only doesn't work while under PE, I wouldn't.
3.
Created PE main features:
    [...]
    • for increased security, removed networking bits,
Title: Re: Ready to use bootable .iso live media with DiskCryptor and some tutorials
Post by: Yuke on April 20, 2016, 07:34:46 pm
Thank you. So what is the solution? How can I get a working PE with network and correct SSD DC-mounting?
Title: Re: Ready to use bootable .iso live media with DiskCryptor and some tutorials
Post by: Anfinuo on April 20, 2016, 11:45:58 pm
How can I get a working PE with network and correct SSD DC-mounting?
If the optical media solution didn't work, create PE with network and correct SSD DC mounting yourself.
Title: Re: Ready to use bootable .iso live media with DiskCryptor and some tutorials
Post by: Yuke on April 20, 2016, 11:48:08 pm
Thanks. I would do this, but do you know any up2date documentation for this procedure? The wiki manual is no longer correct, links dead etc.
Title: Re: Ready to use bootable .iso live media with DiskCryptor and some tutorials
Post by: Ahmad.h on June 29, 2016, 06:17:54 pm
THANK YOU THANK THANK YOUUUUUU
Just registered to say thank you so much.
Right now I'm decrypting my hdd... hope everything goes well.
Title: Re: Ready to use bootable .iso live media with DiskCryptor and some tutorials
Post by: Anfinuo on June 29, 2016, 09:13:18 pm
THANK YOU THANK THANK YOUUUUUU
Just registered to say thank you so much.
Right now I'm decrypting my hdd... hope everything goes well.
You're welcome.

On the not so positive note:
Reuploaded all of them (I think) on the 14, and the biggest one is once again "dead".
I'm really getting tired of this shit...

Edit
Reuploaded it.

Edit #2
Created "dopebox" account, and reuploaded there. Here's hoping.
Title: Re: Ready to use bootable .iso live media with DiskCryptor and some tutorials
Post by: leonard on January 29, 2017, 10:17:56 pm
Thank you, Anfinuo!

After messing up with my system I thought all my files were lost. Thanks to this live iso I could get my Windows up and running again.
Title: Re: Ready to use bootable .iso live media with DiskCryptor and some tutorials
Post by: Anfinuo on January 31, 2017, 12:43:49 am
You're welcome.