Super Grub2 Disk 2.02s10 released

Super Grub2 Disk 2.02s10 secure is here. Super GRUB2 Disk is a stay cd that lets you boot into most any Working System (OS) even for those who can’t boot…

Super Grub2 Disk 2.02s10 secure is right here.

Super GRUB2 Disk is a stay cd that lets you boot into most any Working System (OS) even should you can’t boot into it by regular means.

A brand new secure launch

The former Super Grub2 Disk secure release was 2.02s9 version and released on Might 2017 (1 yr and 6 months in the past) . New options or modifications since previous secure model are:

  • ‘Enable all native disk drivers’ choice was improved. It not crashes.
  • Now units are cached and Super Grub2 Disk is quicker
  • Modify sg2d_directory and sg2d_dev_name variables in order that SG2D is more moveable
  • Standalone pictures are not damaged and present essential menu
  • Different minor enhancements

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

Please don’t forget to read our howtos so to have step-by-step guides (how one can make a cdrom or an usb, learn how to boot from it, and so forth) on learn how to use Super Grub2 Disk and, if wanted, Rescatux.

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


Here there is a little video tour to be able to uncover most of Super Grub2 Disk choices. The rest of the choices you’ll have to uncover them by yourself.


A lot of the features here will allow you to boot into your Working Techniques. The rest of the options will improve the Super Grub2 Disk operating methods autodetecting (enable RAID, LVM, and so on.) or will cope with minor features of the consumer interface (Colours, 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 show boot strategies option 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 three – Every thing menu making use of grub.cfg extract entries choice functionality

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

Supported Working Techniques

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

  • Windows
    • 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 Working System – Linux kernels detected

      • vmlinuz-*
      • linux-*
      • kernel-genkernel-*
    • Debian / Ubuntu / Mint
    • Mageia
    • Fedora / CentOS / Purple Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
    • openSUSE / SuSE Linux Enterpsise Server (SLES)
    • Arch
    • Any many, many, more.
      • 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 (Image credit to: Smx)

Help for different hardware platforms

Before this release we solely had the hybrid model aimed toward common pcs. Now with the upcoming new EFI based mostly machines you’ve gotten the EFI standalone variations among others. What we don’t help is booting when safe 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 a single download (ISO)
    • i386-pc
    • i386-efi
    • x86_64-efi

Recognized bugs

  • Non English translations will not be completed

Supported Media

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


Really helpful download (Floppy, CD & USB in a single) (Legitimate for i386, x86_64, i386-efi and x86_64-efi):

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

EFI x86_64 standalone version:

EFI i386 standalone version:

CD & USB in a single downloads:

About other downloads. As this is the first time I develop Super Grub2 Disk out of source code (nicely, in all probability not the first time, however the first time in ages) I’ve not been capable of construct these different 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 help we’d have these builds in subsequent releases. If you would like such builds drop a mail within the mailing record so that we aware of that need.

Supply code:

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


In an effort to examine the former downloads you possibly can both examine the download directory web page for this release

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


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b908d95d474d59d6c0ee6f2d4b07ef1e super_grub2_disk_i386_efi_2.02s10.iso
0e1aca462a06c81ea1aee6ba0088be4c super_grub2_disk_i386_pc_2.02s10.iso
856e7e6b5a905416ab33d3c666095b54 super_grub2_disk_standalone_i386_efi_2.02s10.EFI
8b0d7488dce4adac990c397dc1b92ed0 super_grub2_disk_standalone_x86_64_efi_2.02s10.EFI
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2b6bec29fb696cce96c47895f2263d45e2dc822e super_grub2_disk_x86_64_efi_2.02s10.iso


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feab8f3ef63bb23f6a8f4bddeb2364f0e5d791b7f9108bec34b534a1458bec89 super_grub2_disk_i386_efi_2.02s10.iso
a232ac2f6005fe4c0388117d6c00b52d8935f3d7ae83760402606685695cacd1 super_grub2_disk_i386_pc_2.02s10.iso
eeb4bb5aed7348a555c4f3466de4a7f352ab551ece4d406c94556a6a5b83e3aa super_grub2_disk_standalone_i386_efi_2.02s10.EFI
6f08f01c26b22c5a61e9955eb55326bdf967e2ff1a0f261308128452ef3ab06d super_grub2_disk_standalone_x86_64_efi_2.02s10.EFI
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Changelog (since former 2.00s2 secure launch)

Modifications since 2.02s9 model:

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

Modifications since 2.02s8 model:

  • (Devel) supergrub-release-news helps launch workforce to generate a template for its news. Initial implementation.
  • (Devel) Added supergrub-release-changes to help with the discharge group.
  • (Devel) INSTALL: Improved rationalization about what launch 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 language (zh-cn) translation
  • Added Finnish translation (Because of tavallinenvirtanen7)

Modifications since 2.02s7 version:

  • Use grub-2.02-rc2 upstream grub2 tag
  • Default theme starfield is not included. It will make photographs smaller.
  • (Devel) Make certain normal 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 build.

Modifications since 2.02s6 model:

  • 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 selected
  • Added loopback.cfg file (non formally supported)
  • (Devel) sgrub.pot up to date to newest strings
  • (Devel) Added grub-build-004-make-check so that we ensure the build works
  • (Devel) Make sure that is constructed when operating ‘grub-build-002-clean-and-update’
  • (Devel) Up to date 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 branch source code tar.gz
  • (Devel) New supergrub-all-zip-file script: Makes positive a zip file of every little thing is built.
  • (Devel) supergrub-meta-mkrescue: Construct all the things into releases listing with a view to make source code more clean.
  • (Devel) New supergrub-official-release script: Build principal information, source code and every part zip file from a single script to be able to ease official Super Grub
    2 Disk releases.

Modifications since 2.02s4 version:

  • Stop making an attempt to chainload units beneath UEFI and improve the assistance individuals get within the case of a platform mismatch
  • (Devel) Correctly help supply based mostly constructed 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:

  • Utilizing upstream grub-2.02-beta3 tag as the new base for Super Grub2 Disk’s grub.
  • Main enchancment in Windows OS detection (based mostly on BCD) Windows Vista, 7, …
  • Main 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 as a result of 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 have to be searched into.
    This enhacement will make Super Grub2 Disk quicker.
  • Take away Super Grub2 Disk personal units from search by default. Added an choice to be able to enable/disable the Super Grub2 Disk personal units search.

2.02s2 beta 1 changelog:

  • Up to date grub 2.02 construct to commit: 8e5bc2f4d3767485e729ed96ea943570d1cb1e45
  • Up to date documentation for building Super Grub2 Disk
  • Enchancment on upstream grub (d29259b134257458a98c1ddc05d2a36c677ded37 – check: don’t 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 constructed variations of grub and not the default system / distro / chroot one.
  • Be sure that Mac OS X entries are detected ok because of Users dir. It’s because Grub2 needs to emulate Mac OS X kernel so that it’s detected as a proper boot gadget on Apple computers.
  • Because of upstream grub enchancment now Super Grub2 Disk supports booting in EFI mode when booted from a USB gadget / arduous disk. Truly SG2D was announced beforehand in addition from EFI from a USB gadget whereas it solely booted from a cdrom.

2.02s1 beta 1 changelog:

  • Added new choice: “Enable all native disk drivers” so to try to load: SATA, PATA and USB exhausting disks (and their partitions) as native disk drives. This is experimental.
  • Removed not wanted options: “Enable USB” and “Enable PATA”.
  • “Search floppy” and “Search cdrom” options have been moved into “Extra GRUB2 functionality menu”. On the similar time “Extra Search functionality” menu was eliminated.
  • 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 removed to keep away from confusions.
  • Different minor enhancements in the supply code.
  • Up to date translation information. Now most translations are pending.
  • Updated INSTALL instructions.

Finally you possibly can verify all of the detailed modifications at our GIT commits.

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

Thank you – Hall 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 ideas about Super Grub2 Disk improvement

Super Grub2 Disk improvement ideas

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

I’ve added some scripts to Super Grub2 Disk construct in order that writing these pieces of stories is more automated and less vulnerable to errors. Verify them out in git repo as you’ll not find 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 extra operating techniques. Unsure when although. I imply, it’s not one thing that worries me because it doesn’t affect too many remaining users. However, nicely, it’s something new that I hadn’t considered.

Again, please send us feedback on what you assume it’s missing on Super Grub2 Disk.

Rescatux improvement

I need to give attention to Rescatux improvement on the subsequent months in order that we’ve an secure launch before the top of 2017. Now I want to finish including UEFI features (most finished), fix the scripts that generate Rescatux source code (troublesome) and write much documentation.

(adrian15 talking)

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