ASUS P5B Deluxe Motherboard a no-go with Operating System Selector

Discussion in 'Acronis Disk Director Suite' started by drbob424, Jan 16, 2007.

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  1. drbob424

    drbob424 Registered Member

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    I submitted this to tech support today - have searched a number of forums on this subject without a conclusive answer, only the recognition that it is a problem. Thought I would run it up the flagpole here, and see if anyone salutes:

    I have written about this on various forums. My motherboard is an ASUS P5B Deluxe WiFi with something called a "JMicron Controller." This newer motherboard has a great deal of trouble with disk drive detection in Linux and Acronis.

    The most bothersome problem is that, once installed, Acronis OSS, when started, does not detect the CD drives, making it impossible to install new operating systems on the system.

    Some people in the forums have suggested that I request a program or ISO file from you that will support my system. Apparently a newer kernel is needed that supports my system, with two SATA hard drives and two IDE CD/DVD drives.

    The only way I can use Acronis DD or True Image recovery disks is to boot them into "safe" mode which is not very useful.
     
  2. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

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    I use Disk Director, True Image 9 & 10 and Operating System Selector on my P5B Deluxe/WiFi computer.

    Disk Director works fine in Safe mode. True Image works in safe mode, but usb support is at usb 1 speeds (going through the bios). Both work well in a BartPE boot cd. The next build of TI 10 is supposed to support this chipset.

    When installing a new operating system with OSS, I just setup the partitions how I wanted them with DD (hidden, active, etc.) and then booted off the cd. Then I installed as normal. OSS detected the new operating system upon re-activation. Then I edited the properties so the correct partitions were visible/hidden among my OS's. It may be a little more complicated than if the cd drive were supported, but it's doable.
     
  3. shawneehiker

    shawneehiker Registered Member

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    That's a great idea, I will try that. I had thought about doing that but didn't think it would work since the boot partition of the hard drive would be changed.
     
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