boot CD-ROMS not recognized in os selector booter

Discussion in 'Acronis Disk Director Suite' started by jebbrown, Oct 4, 2007.

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  1. jebbrown

    jebbrown Registered Member

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    the newest release of Disk director/OS Selector is causing me the following problems:

    I can not install any Windows OS through OS selector because no bootable CD-ROMS are listed or recognized in the OS Selector booter. However, from within windows XP the Bootable CD-ROMS are shown in OS Selector. I can then modify the CD-ROM OS properties and then attempt to install the new OS from within windows, but the process aborts after the system reboots (I'm sure its because the OS Selector booter does not recognize the CD-ROM). If I then go back into windows, all the property changes I made to the new OS icon are still there.

    The "do not load CD-ROM drivers" is NOT checked (which I find causes the OSS booter to react extremely slowly). Checking this allows oss booter to react at normal speed, but does not solve my initial problem of booting a new OS through OSS selector.

    Important to note is that I am doing this on a new Gigabyte motherboard (ga-p35-ds3l). On my older Dell motherboard, the same software and same DVD recorders worked correctly. The new motherboard is extremely popular and highly rated, and otherwise works well. I think the problem is the Acronis CD-ROM drivers, but don't know what to do about it.

    Any Ideas?
     
  2. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

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    I have the same problem on my ASUS P5B-Deluxe/WiFi (P965/JMicron chipset) computer.

    Since OSS does not see the DVD drive, you can't do installs that way. Instead, you have to do them manually. There is no way around this if you're going to use OSS.

    To do a manual install:
    Deactivate OSS (do not uninstall) - choose whichever OS as default
    Boot to your DD CD and start DD
    Setup the partition for the new OS (if not already setup)
    Make the new partition Active (if Primary and installing Windows) and Hide any other OS partitions necessary
    Apply the changes
    Remove the DD CD and insert the OS CD
    Reboot the computer
    Install the OS as normal, selecting the previously setup partition for the installation
    Once the OS is installed and working correctly, boot back to the DD CD and reactivate OSS
    It should discover the new OS and add it to the menu
    If it does not, run the OS Detection Wizard to find it
    Check the OS Properties for the new entry and make sure the settings are correct (hidden partitions, etc.)
    Check all of the other OS entries and make sure to Hide the new OS partition (if you want it hidden)
     
  3. jebbrown

    jebbrown Registered Member

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    Thanks for the verification - it's not really what I wanted to hear :mad: , but at least I know I'm not alone, and that I wasn't missing something simple. The process you outlined is exactly what I was planning in lieu of better news. BTW, since you seem quite knowledgeable: is there any problem with multiple boots of Vista Ultimate, say via True image (license issues?), also can I dual boot both 32 bit & 64 bit Vista with the same license? It's not a moral question, just a technical one. Morally I'm still waiting for all the 'extras' I paid mucho bucks for.

    Thanks again,

    jeb
     
  4. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

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    As far as I know, the TI and DD/OSS licenses are PER COMPUTER they are used on. So, for example, you can have 3 XPs and 2 Vistas on ONE computer and have TI and DD and OSS installed in each.
     
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