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SARDU - bootable device creator

#1 Post by guinness » Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:07 pm

[Moderator note: this program is no longer freeware. See this thread. ]

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I noticed user wjmat Added To TPFC: http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1863, but I remember talking about SARDU on more than one occasion: http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/ ... 666#p21666 & http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/ ... 666#p20666.

So I edited the entry to reflect I mentioned the application and left wjmat as a submitter too (it was the least I could do :D)
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Re: SARDU

#2 Post by Ruby » Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:27 pm

guinness wrote:So I edited the entry to reflect I mentioned the application and left wjmat as a submitter too (it was the least I could do :D)
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Re: SARDU

#3 Post by fang-face » Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:55 am

Version 3 final available: http://www.sarducd.it/download/SARDU_3.zip . There are now free, registered and pro versions. You may compare them at http://sardu.pro/shop.php . UEFI not supported in free-version.
I don't know if betterinstaller is still bundled with it. at least on http://www.heise.de/download/sardu-1191827.html (referring to beta5) it is warned to care about installing additional software.

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Re: SARDU

#4 Post by SYSTEM » Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:59 am

fang-face wrote:Version 3 final available: http://www.sarducd.it/download/SARDU_3.zip . There are now free, registered and pro versions. You may compare them at http://sardu.pro/shop.php . UEFI not supported in free-version.
I don't know if betterinstaller is still bundled with it. at least on http://www.heise.de/download/sardu-1191827.html (referring to beta5) it is warned to care about installing additional software.
The changelog mentions that SARDU 3 was rewritten from stratch. It's easily possible that SARDU 3 is no longer portable.

Since I'm too lazy to test SARDU 3 myself, I didn't update the entry. I just added a note saying that we haven't tested SARDU 3 for portability.
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Re: SARDU

#5 Post by webfork » Fri Jul 31, 2015 2:50 pm

The changelog mentions that SARDU 3 was rewritten from stratch. It's easily possible that SARDU 3 is no longer portable.
This is just a mess...
  • Their website lists a Creative Commons license even though that organization recommends using a software license for software. It's not open source so I'm not sure what "derivative works" could be created with this.
  • Softpedia is listing it as a demo.
  • They have a notice up on their site "SARDU Multiboot Creator 3 is 100% clean of virus / toolbars and other crapware" after introducing BetterInstall bundleware.
I'd really rather just pull it off the database.
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Re: SARDU

#6 Post by smaragdus » Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:23 pm

In fact there are 3 different Pro versions- Pro Basic, Pro Advanced and Pro Tech- http://www.sardu.pro/shop.php .
For me the most unacceptable is that:
The license is valid for one year from the date of activation.
The so called 'Free' version is really just a demo so I agree with webfork that SARDU should be removed from the database.

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Re: SARDU

#7 Post by I am Baas » Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:59 pm

smaragdus wrote:In fact there are 3 different Pro versions- Pro Basic, Pro Advanced and Pro Tech- http://www.sardu.pro/shop.php .
For me the most unacceptable is that:
The license is valid for one year from the date of activation.
The so called 'Free' version is really just a demo so I agree with webfork that SARDU should be removed from the database.
The "SOFTWARE SARDU MULTIBOOT CREATOR FREE USER LICENSE GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS" file that is included with sardu_3.exe does not say anything about activation. It does however say the following about the duration:
The license will have duration of one year from the date of software installation.

But what if one does not install the software?


Anyways, I quickly tested sardu v3.0.0.0... it seems to be portable and I did not find the Betterinstaller adware thing.

- Req. admin rights

- settings and log are saved in application folder

- license for personal use but launches http://www.sardu.pro/registrazione.php upon every time the program is run


The unregistered version has the following limitations:
Barrosu function: Disabled
Creation menu efi: Disabled
Select for category: Disabled
Search software function: Disabled
Burn your ISO: Disabled
Qemu function: Disabled
Extra softwares: Disabled
Copy on other USB device: Disabled
Number of simultaneous downloads: 1
Number of software of Windows Installer selectables at the same time: 1
Number of software of Windows Pe selectables at the same time: 0
Number of software of Windows Pe > 2 selectables at the same time: 0
Number of software of Windows XP selectables at the same time: 1
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Re: SARDU

#8 Post by SYSTEM » Sat Aug 01, 2015 10:30 pm

I am Baas wrote: Anyways, I quickly tested sardu v3.0.0.0... it seems to be portable and I did not find the Betterinstaller adware thing.

- Req. admin rights

- settings and log are saved in application folder

- license for personal use but launches http://www.sardu.pro/registrazione.php upon every time the program is run
Thanks for testing. I updated the entry.
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Re: SARDU

#9 Post by Andrew Lee » Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:25 pm

I think if we are agreeable that this should be removed from the public listing, could MiDoJo and/or guinness downvote this app so that it will become private?

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Re: SARDU - bootable device creator

#10 Post by demon.devin » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:37 am

Here's my version of Sardu Portable 3.2

https://portableapps.com/node/56092

I've was given the okay to develop this portable version of Sardu by Davide Costa who is the developer of this application.

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Re: SARDU - bootable device creator

#11 Post by webfork » Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:24 am

IF you rea
demon.devin wrote:Here's my version of Sardu Portable 3.2

https://portableapps.com/node/56092

I've was given the okay to develop this portable version of Sardu by Davide Costa who is the developer of this application.
Thanks. If you read back through the thread, we've not had good experience with the Sardu program, but no doubt someone who enjoys the program will be glad to have a portable version.
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Re: SARDU - bootable device creator

#12 Post by demon.devin » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:52 am

What do you mean had no good experience? What happened?

I absolutely adore this program. It's given me such control making boot discs and if you know what you're doing you can customize your boot disk/drive/ISO etc. manually afterwards.

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Re: SARDU - bootable device creator

#13 Post by webfork » Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:22 pm

demon.devin wrote:What do you mean had no good experience? What happened?
https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums ... =2&t=20255
demon.devin wrote:I absolutely adore this program. It's given me such control making boot discs and if you know what you're doing you can customize your boot disk/drive/ISO etc. manually afterwards.
If memory serves, we fast-tracked this program for addition to the database because it's fantastic. Then the additions of shareware/adware/spyware not long after we got it in. It's pretty frustrating for a freeware site to put that kind of energy into something only to have it drop off.
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Re: SARDU - bootable device creator

#14 Post by demon.devin » Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:15 pm

Wow. That's horrible.

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#15 Post by webfork » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:24 pm

demon.devin wrote:Wow. That's horrible.
Yeah this gets at a bunch of problems I just have no solution for.

It also happened with one of the more popular programs here on the site: FFS. Other devs (like Marxio) just closed up shop after building some really exceptional tools. Ultimately if you're a developer for a popular program and you run into money problems, its a difficult argument to keep putting time/effort into something that's not helping your wallet.

If I could approach this whole project in a different way from the beginning, it would probably to treat freeware projects like charity work where developers are doing a community service. That might have changed the whole conversation.
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