Boot from USB Drive

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by agentstarks, Aug 24, 2005.

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  1. agentstarks

    agentstarks Registered Member

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    I'm trying to make a bootable USB drive to test Acronis on a Tablet PC with no cd-rom drive. It will make the image on the usb drive but when I try to boot off it it gives me the "Operating System not found" error. Is there any trick to getting this to work?
     
  2. agentstarks

    agentstarks Registered Member

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    Another alternative... any way to have TrueImage make an external usb drive bootable? It won't show up in the available devices.
     
  3. TheQuest

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    Hi, agentstarks

    Welcome to Wilders.

    Plug the USB Device in, then go to Ti and tell it to make a BootCD, choose you USB from the list of Devices.

    As to make your system boot from the USB depends on how your BIOS select the Boot order of devices, you will have to set it so the USB is set as First Boot Device.

    PS: Sorry I think I made a mistake, Misreading USB Drive to mean USB Device as in Flash Drive

    Take Care,
    TheQuest :cool:
     
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  4. agentstarks

    agentstarks Registered Member

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    Yea, in my second post I was referring to an external USB Hard drive, not just a thumb drive.
     
  5. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello agentstarks,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    I'm afraid that there is no way to create Bootable Rescue Media on the external USB hard drive.

    However, you can use some other devices such as ZIP drive, USB flash drive and alike.

    Please be aware that your BIOS should support booting from this device.

    Thank you.
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    Alexey Popov
     
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