GetDevInfo 1.0.4 has been released with major improvements!

Hi everyone. This will be a fairly short post, but an important one nevertheless.

GetDevInfo 1.0.4 has been released!

This time around, unlike the previous release, there are a significant number of changes, but it shouldn’t break any existing code.

The changes include:

  • Making the boot record and boot record strings in the output byte strings, even if they couldn’t be read.
  • A code cleanup with pylint.
  • Several bugs relating to support of non-ASCII characters have been fixed.
  • The unit tests have been improved and the coverage is also a lot higher.
  • A final bug was fixed where extended partitions were reported to have the file system of their first sub-partition.

These fixes are quite significant, so it’s a good idea to head over to the downloads section at the top of the page, or to launchpad to get the new release. The improvements to non-ASCII character handling also fix potential crashes with DDRescue-GUI when you are using a non-English language for your system, so it’s worth downloading.

That’s it for now, but I have some new posts: I want to review Chrome OS! Unfortunately, you can’t download Chrome OS, but you can get pretty close. Stay tuned!


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About Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty

I'm currently studying for a Computing and IT degree with the Open University, and am a software developer as well. I enjoy coding in Python, C++ (still learning), and Java. Having written 4 open-source programs (hosted on, set up my own website, and started volunteering at Wimborne Model Town to work on their river control system, I still find the time to enjoy cycling, acting, photography, and playing bass guitar. I go climbing every now and then as well. More recently, I wrote my first commercial program, Disk Verifier, and created a PSID Unlocker GUI for Parted Magic. I also create tutorial and other informative videos for Parted Magic LLC.

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