Super Grub2 Disk 2.02s10-beta5 released

Super Grub2 Disk 2.02s10 beta 5 is here.

Super GRUB2 Disk is a stay cd that lets you boot into most any Operating System (OS) even in case you can’t boot into it by normal means.

A new beta release

The former Super Grub2 Disk secure release was 2.02s9 model and released on Might 2017 (6 months ago) . New features or modifications since earlier secure version are:

  • Modify sg2d_directory and sg2d_dev_name variables in order that SG2D is more moveable
  • ‘Enable all native disk drivers’ choice was improved. It not crashes.
  • Now units are cached and Super Grub2 Disk is faster
  • Other minor improvements
  • Standalone pictures are not broken and present important menu

Super Grub2 Disk 2.02s5 – Detect and show boot strategies in actionChinese Super Grub2 Disk main menuChinese Super Grub2 Disk essential menuChinese Super Grub2 Disk - Detect all Operating SystemsChinese Super Grub2 Disk – Detect all Working MethodsFinnish Super Grub2 Disk main menuFinnish Super Grub2 Disk most important menuFinnish Super Grub2 Disk - Detect all Operating SystemsFinnish Super Grub2 Disk – Detect all Working Techniques

We are going to see that are the entire Super Grub2 Disk features with a demo video, the place you possibly can obtain it, the thank you – corridor of fame and a few thoughts concerning the Super Grub2 Disk improvement.

Please do not forget to read our howtos to be able to have step-by-step guides (learn how to make a cdrom or an usb, find out how to boot from it, and so on) on find out how to use Super Grub2 Disk and, if wanted, Rescatux.

Super Grub2 Disk 2.02s4 main menuSuper Grub2 Disk 2.02s3 most important menu


Right here there’s a little video tour so as to discover most of Super Grub2 Disk choices. The remainder of the choices you’ll have to uncover them by your self.


A lot of the features right here will let you boot into your Working Methods. The remainder of the choices will enhance the Super Grub2 Disk working techniques autodetecting (enable RAID, LVM, and so forth.) or will cope with minor elements of the consumer interface (Colors, language, and so forth.).

  • Change the language UI
  • Translated into several languages
    • Spanish / Español
    • German / Deutsch
    • French / Français
    • Italian / Italiano
    • Malay / Bahasa Melayu
    • Russian
    • Finnish / Suomi
    • Chinese language

Super Grub2 Disk 2.01 rc2 Spanish Main Menu

Super Grub2 Disk 2.01 rc2 Spanish Essential Menu

  • Detect and present boot methods choice to detect most Working Techniques

Super Grub2 Disk 2.01 beta 3 Everything menu making use of grub.cfg extract entries option functionality

Super Grub2 Disk 2.01 beta 3 – Every part menu making use of grub.cfg extract entries choice performance

  • Enable all native disk drivers *experimental* to detect most Working Techniques additionally in particular units or filesystems
  • Boot manually
    • Additional GRUB2 functionality
      • Allow GRUB2’s LVM help
      • Allow GRUB2’s RAID help
      • Enable GRUB2’s PATA help (to work round BIOS bugs/limitation)
      • Mount encrypted volumes (LUKS and geli)
      • Enable serial terminal
    • Additional Search functionality
      • Search in floppy ON/OFF
      • Search in CDROM ON/OFF
  • Listing Units / Partitions
  • Colour ON /OFF
  • Exit
    • Halt the pc
    • Reboot the pc

Supported Operating Techniques

Excluding too customized kernels from college students Super Grub2 Disk can autodetect and boot most every Working System. Some examples are written here in order that Google bots can see it and in addition to make extra assured the final consumer who searchs his own special (based on him) Working System.

  • Windows
    • Home windows 10
    • Home windows Vista/7/eight/8.1
    • Windows NT/2000/XP
    • Windows 98/ME
    • MS-DOS
    • FreeDOS
  • GNU/Linux
    • Direct Kernel with autodetected initrd
      Super Grub2 Disk - Detect any Operating System - Linux kernels detected screenshotSuper Grub2 Disk – Detect any Operating System – Linux kernels detected

      • vmlinuz-*
      • linux-*
      • kernel-genkernel-*
    • Debian / Ubuntu / Mint
    • Mageia
    • Fedora / CentOS / Pink Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
    • openSUSE / SuSE Linux Enterpsise Server (SLES)
    • Arch
    • Any many, many, extra.
      • FreeBSD
        • FreeBSD (single)
        • FreeBSD (verbose)
        • FreeBSD (no ACPI)
        • FreeBSD (protected mode)
        • FreeBSD (Default boot loader)
      • EFI information
      • Mac OS X/Darwin 32bit or 64bit

Super Grub2 Disk 2.00s2 rc4 Mac OS X entriesSuper Grub2 Disk 2.00s2 rc4 Mac OS X entries (Picture credit to: Smx)

Help for different hardware platforms

Earlier than this release we only had the hybrid model aimed toward common pcs. Now with the upcoming new EFI based mostly machines you’ve the EFI standalone versions among others. What we don’t help is booting when secure boot is enabled.

  • Most any PC because of hybrid model (i386, x86_64, i386-efi, x86_64-efi) (ISO)
  • EFI x86_64 standalone version (EFI)
  • EFI i386 standalone model (EFI)
  • Further Floppy, CD and USB in one download (ISO)
    • i386-pc
    • i386-efi
    • x86_64-efi

Recognized bugs

  • Non English translations usually are not completed
  • Allow all native disk drivers *experimental* crashes Virtualbox randomly

Supported Media

  • Compact Disk – Learn Solely Memory (CD-ROM) / DVD
  • Common Serial Bus (USB) units
  • Floppy (1.98s1 model solely)


Beneficial download (Floppy, CD & USB in one) (Legitimate for i386, x86_64, i386-efi and x86_64-efi):

Super Grub2 Disk 2.01 rc2 Main MenuSuper Grub2 Disk 2.01 rc2 Important Menu

EFI x86_64 standalone version:

EFI i386 standalone model:

CD & USB in one downloads:

About different downloads. As this is the first time I develop Super Grub2 Disk out of source code (properly, in all probability not the first time, however the first time in ages) I’ve not been capable of build these other downloads: coreboot, i386-efi, i386-pc, ieee1275, x86_64-efi, standalone coreboot, standalone i386-efi, standalone ieee1275. bfree has helped on this matter and together with his assist we’d have these builds in subsequent releases. If you’d like such builds drop a mail within the mailing listing so that we aware of that want.

Supply code:

All the things (All binary releases and source code):


With a view to examine the former downloads you’ll be able to both verify the download listing web page for this launch

or you’ll be able to verify checksums proper here:


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df2ae8e455eec3214a8e8442a2ce4d3b super_grub2_disk_hybrid_2.02s10-beta5.iso
5c693e788d82b32f6485163956636fd4 super_grub2_disk_i386_efi_2.02s10-beta5.iso
d7b4a0127a7a1afaa78bf2ea75d4fb77 super_grub2_disk_i386_pc_2.02s10-beta5.iso
b50709fadf5c7981c335652b0be0aa01 super_grub2_disk_standalone_i386_efi_2.02s10-beta5.EFI
4572e26065bb8a35920c5b506b9ab702 super_grub2_disk_standalone_x86_64_efi_2.02s10-beta5.EFI
3793dbca3a0531c7ecdabf952e107053 super_grub2_disk_x86_64_efi_2.02s10-beta5.iso


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1eda352925905f7e5178fa7be1bb0baca965d998 super_grub2_disk_i386_efi_2.02s10-beta5.iso
8cac71f411a6ca92e770c7e8afd3dda7e1bb8b0c super_grub2_disk_i386_pc_2.02s10-beta5.iso
15a47aa4dca5d1e2879d8bcb659e98d28834a7f1 super_grub2_disk_standalone_i386_efi_2.02s10-beta5.EFI
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dad28f36810ea509554fcf1dbfb03eb6a7fd5b7f super_grub2_disk_x86_64_efi_2.02s10-beta5.iso


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1d0ccb963b474c56467a89462b893d93d4de4e2e8f0fbd683670467b5431cd16 super_grub2_disk_i386_efi_2.02s10-beta5.iso
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e961653b25b276fc29bcb54bef168888d0fc1b16fe363a5db29b4093aea512de super_grub2_disk_standalone_i386_efi_2.02s10-beta5.EFI
6840d154a43a66e11c40c84dc71ae488a814cbe626070c4bdded8581cf6b2969 super_grub2_disk_standalone_x86_64_efi_2.02s10-beta5.EFI
77789a719e04066cba964962d74a31875724c00d38b68d4351534d0196bdd171 super_grub2_disk_x86_64_efi_2.02s10-beta5.iso

Changelog (since former 2.00s2 secure launch)

Modifications since 2.02s9 model:

  • Modify sg2d_directory and sg2d_dev_name variables so that SG2D is more moveable
  • ‘Enable all native disk drivers’ choice was improved. It not crashes.
  • Now units are cached and Super Grub2 Disk is quicker
  • Other minor enhancements
  • Standalone photographs are not damaged and present most important menu

Modifications since 2.02s8 version:

  • (Devel) supergrub-release-news helps release workforce to generate a template for its information. Preliminary implementation.
  • (Devel) Added supergrub-release-changes to help with the discharge staff.
  • (Devel) INSTALL: Improved rationalization about what release scripts and file outputs.
  • Rename ‘(GRUB2 installation (even if mbr is overwritten))’ to: ‘(GRUB2 installation)’
  • Use grub-2.02 upstream grub2 tag (Secure model)
  • Added Chinese (zh-cn) translation
  • Added Finnish translation (Because of tavallinenvirtanen7)

Modifications since 2.02s7 model:

  • Use grub-2.02-rc2 upstream grub2 tag
  • Default theme starfield is not included. This can make pictures smaller.
  • (Devel) Make certain regular isos and standalone pictures have hash information without its full path.
  • (Devel) File hashes era has been rewritten to work from the only supergrub-mkcommon generate_filename_hashes perform
  • (Devel) Now MD5SUMS, SHA1SUMS and SHA256SUMS information are generated as a part of the official construct.

Modifications since 2.02s6 version:

  • Up to date grub 2.02 build to tag: 2.02~rc1

Modifications since 2.02s5 version:

  • Added Russian language
  • Improved Arch Linux initramfs detection
  • Added i386-efi construct help
  • Added i386-efi to the hybrid iso
  • Grub itself is translated when a language is chosen
  • Added loopback.cfg file (non officially supported)
  • (Devel) sgrub.pot updated to newest strings
  • (Devel) Added grub-build-004-make-check so that we ensure the construct works
  • (Devel) Be certain that is built when operating ‘grub-build-002-clean-and-update’
  • (Devel) Updated upstream Super Grub2 Disk repo on documentation
  • (Devel) Transfer core supergrub menu underneath menus/sgd
  • (Devel) Use sg2d_directory as the base tremendous grub2 disk listing variable
  • (Devel) New supergrub-sourcecode script that creates present git department source code tar.gz
  • (Devel) New supergrub-all-zip-file script: Makes positive a zipper file of the whole lot is built.
  • (Devel) supergrub-meta-mkrescue: Build every little thing into releases listing in an effort to make supply code extra clear.
  • (Devel) New supergrub-official-release script: Construct important information, supply code and every little thing zip file from a single script so as to ease official Super Grub
    2 Disk releases.

Modifications since 2.02s4 model:

  • Cease making an attempt to chainload units beneath UEFI and enhance the help individuals get within the case of a platform mismatch
  • (Devel) Correctly help source based mostly built grub-mkfont binary.
  • New choices have been added to chainload immediately both /ntldr or /bootmgr because of ntldr command. They solely work in BIOS mode.

Modifications since 2.02s3 model:

  • Using upstream grub-2.02-beta3 tag as the brand new base for Super Grub2 Disk’s grub.
  • Main improvement in Home windows OS detection (based mostly on BCD) Home windows Vista, 7, …
  • Major enchancment in Home windows OS detection (based mostly on ntldr) Windows XP, 2000, …

Modifications since 2.02s2 beta 1 model:

  • (Devel) grub-mkstandalone was deleted because we not use it
  • Updated (and added) Copyright notices for 2015
  • New choice: ‘Disks and Partitions (Chainload)’ tailored from Smx work
  • Many information have been rewritten so that they only loop between units that really must be searched into.
    This enhacement will make Super Grub2 Disk quicker.
  • Remove Super Grub2 Disk own units from search by default. Added an choice to have the ability to allow/disable the Super Grub2 Disk own units search.

2.02s2 beta 1 changelog:

  • Updated grub 2.02 construct to commit: 8e5bc2f4d3767485e729ed96ea943570d1cb1e45
  • Up to date documentation for constructing Super Grub2 Disk
  • Improvement on upstream grub (d29259b134257458a98c1ddc05d2a36c677ded37 – check: do not stop after first file check or closing bracket) will in all probability make Super Grub2 Disk run quicker.
  • Added new grub construct scripts so that Super Grub2 Disk makes use of its own built versions of grub and never the default system / distro / chroot one.
  • Make sure that Mac OS X entries are detected ok because of Customers dir. It’s because Grub2 must emulate Mac OS X kernel so that it’s detected as a proper boot system on Apple computers.
  • Because of upstream grub enchancment now Super Grub2 Disk supports booting in EFI mode when booted from a USB system / onerous disk. Truly SG2D was announced beforehand in addition from EFI from a USB system while it only booted from a cdrom.

2.02s1 beta 1 changelog:

  • Added new choice: “Enable all native disk drivers” in an effort to attempt to load: SATA, PATA and USB onerous disks (and their partitions) as native disk drives. This is experimental.
  • Removed not wanted choices: “Enable USB” and “Enable PATA”.
  • “Search floppy” and “Search cdrom” options have been moved into “Extra GRUB2 functionality menu”. At the similar time “Extra Search functionality” menu was removed.
  • Added new straight-forward choice: “Enable GRUB2’s RAID and LVM support”.
  • “List devices/partitions” was renamed to “Print devices/partitions”.
  • “Everything” choice was renamed to “Detect and show boot methods”.
  • “Everything +” choice was eliminated to keep away from confusions.
  • Other minor enhancements within the source code.
  • Up to date translation information. Now most translations are pending.
  • Updated INSTALL instructions.

Lastly you possibly can examine all the detailed modifications at our GIT commits.

If you want to translate into your language please verify TRANSLATION file at source code to discover ways to translate into your language.

Thank you – Corridor of fame

I need to thank in alphabetical order:

  • The upstream Grub crew. I’m subscribed to each help-grub and grub-devel and I like the work you do there.
  • Necrosporus for his insistence on making Super Grub2 Disk smaller.

The one that writes this article is adrian15 .

And I can’t overlook about thanking bTactic, the enterprise the place I work at and that hosts our website.

Some thoughts about Super Grub2 Disk improvement

Super Grub2 Disk improvement concepts

I feel we gained’t improve Super Grub2 Disk too much. We’ll attempt to stick with official Grub2 secure releases. Until a brand new function that it’s not included in official Grub2 secure launch is needed as a way to give further helpful functionalities to Super Grub2 Disk.

I have added some scripts to Super Grub2 Disk construct so that writing these pieces of stories is extra automated and less susceptible to errors. Examine them out in git repo as you will not discover them in 2.02s8 source code.

Previous concept: I don’t know when however I plan to readapt some scripts from os-prober. That may let us detect more operating techniques. Unsure when although. I imply, it’s not something that worries me because it does not have an effect on too many ultimate users. However, nicely, it’s something new that I hadn’t considered.

Once more, please send us feedback on what you assume it’s lacking on Super Grub2 Disk.

Rescatux improvement

I need to concentrate on Rescatux improvement on the subsequent months in order that we now have an secure release before the top of 2017. Now I want to finish adding UEFI features (most completed), fix the scripts that generate Rescatux supply code (troublesome) and write much documentation.

(adrian15 speaking)

Getting help on using Super Grub2 Disk

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