Bootable USB

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by extrememc, Dec 17, 2007.

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  1. extrememc

    extrememc Registered Member

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    I have read the thread that I posted below. If I read right I can restore my tablet by using a usb hard drive by follow the well writing tut by MudCrab to restore it? I have created a .tib of my tablet on a ext. usb drive. Now if I follow the tut I can make it bootable. My first question is will my tablet boot from it? Second want to clone the tablet drive to a 100 GB drive can I do that and replace the 20GB drive in my tablet? Is it mandatory to have a Secure Zone on the drive to reload the image how I have currently made the image for the tablet? What I would like to do is just put the whole image on a flash drive and load it from there being that my image is less then 2GB. With my desktop which has it own built in recover I would like to add second drive and be able to reinstall a image from there. How do I do this? Sorry if this question a redundant Any help or direction would be appreciated.

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    If your tablet PC will boot from a USB hard drive or Flashdrive, then it should work. Please note that you'll need to copy the image file off the USB hard drive before you follow the instructions in my Guide or it will be erased. After the "Backup" partition is created, you can copy the file back.

    If you use a large Flashdrive, you should be able to copy the image file to the Flashdrive after you have created the Flashdrive with Media Builder.

    The easiest way is to just save the image file to the second drive. Then boot to the TI CD or Flashdrive and restore the image from the second drive to the first drive.
     
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    So make a copy of the .tib file then follow the guide. Then once the MBR file etc is create with the second partition add the file back or create a new .tib?
     
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    Have you ever tried a SD card as a backup media?
     
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    After you have created the "Backup" partition on the USB hard drive, you can either copy the image back or create a new image. It's up to you. I would recommend you Validate the image after you copy it and make sure it's still okay before you erase the original.

    No, I haven't tried an SD card. However, if the computer will recognize it as a bootable device, I would think you could use it like Flashdrive. If it's not bootable, you should still be able to store backup images on it as long as TI can successfully read the image.
     
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