Booting True Image / Disc Director etc. over PXE

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by SebastianM, Sep 13, 2006.

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    SebastianM Registered Member

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    Hello everyone!

    I'm trying to integrate True Image and other Acronis Products into my PXE server running under linux (debian sarge) and ran into a problem.

    First question is: Is it possible to use PXE?
    I've seen you can use a RIS Server to boot various acronis stuff and as far as I know RIS uses a similiar thing like PXE or am I wrong?

    Normally I'm using the Rescue Media Builder to create a bootable cd.
    I've taken a look at the CD and saw a kernel.dat and ramdisk.dat.
    So I tried to boot from these kernel / root-fs within my PXE environment using the following options on the TFTP server:

    LABEL acronis
    MENU LABEL Acronis Produkte
    MENU PASSWD xxxxx
    kernel boot/kernel.dat
    append initrd=boot/ramdisk.dat kbd=de-latin1

    Boots fine till the "kernel panic" message. :'(
    Do I've to add some other append lines?

    Thanks for any help in advance.


    SebastianM
     
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    SebastianM Registered Member

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    Any chance to get a solution to my problem?
    I'd appreciate it! ;)
     
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    SebastianM Registered Member

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    Seems like no one really cares at Acronis ... too bad :doubt:
     
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    SebastianM Registered Member

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    Asked the support via mail and they didn't even know where the problem was (yes WAS, I solved it myself now).

    "Download the newest version should fix the problem."

    ORLY? :cool:


    Just take this append line, when you try to boot acronis stuff over PXE:

    Code:
    LABEL acronistrue
            MENU LABEL ^2: Acronis True Image
            MENU PASSWD xxxxxxx
            kernel boot/acronis-kernel
            append initrd=images/acronis-trueimage vga=791 ramdisk_size=32768 acpi=off quiet noapic
    
    
    So far,
    SebastianM
     
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