A TI experiment - just for the hell of it!

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by bodgy, Sep 22, 2007.

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  1. bodgy

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    I've just managed to image my laptop that uses Linux.

    For fun, I thought I'd see what happens if I try and mount the file in XP for viewing.

    The upshot is TI sulks - it says it is assigning drive letters, but just gets into a loop.

    This brings up a poor programming decision - there is no way of cancelling a mount operation, apart from a brute force 'kill' in task manager.

    The other interesting thing is that, somewhere the process confuses itself with drive letters.

    In 'nix the partitions are D and E. When the mount wizard offers the drive letter selections to choose, it gets all out of joint and offers drive D, which happens to be my XP DVD burner - no wonder the poor thing got all unneccessary.

    This is just for info if anyone else decides to try something silly.:isay:

    Colin
     
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    Colin,

    You can't Mount a Linux partition image with TI unless you have Linux file system drivers installed (even then, I haven't tried it).

    You can usually Explore a Linux partition image.

    The drive letter issue is strange, though. TI shouldn't be trying to assign a drive letter that already is in use by another device.
     
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    Actually, it appears to have done something more than a little annoying.

    My DVD drives are now not listed under Directory Opus v9.09, nor if I return to Explorer. They do however still appear under disk management - but auto load and navigating a DVD/CD is now not possible.

    Killing TI whilst it was trying to mount a drive letter that equalled my optical drives has obviously done something strange in registry.

    That'll teach me to experiment on my 'live' machine!

    Colin
     
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