BootIt Bare Metal

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by Hadron, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. Brian K

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    Personal choice. It does take up a primary partition slot so that can be a disadvantage for some. It is essential for booting (if it's present) so if your drive fails you need to restore the SRP and the OS partition to a new drive otherwise Win10 won't boot because there are no booting files. In my Win10 MBR computer I prefer no SRP.

    I note you have 348 GB of Free Space in your Win10 partition. If you wanted to use BIBM to multi-boot, you have stacks of space for a test Win10 and a Linux OS. Also TBWinPE and IFL partitions.

    Edit ... The SRP is necessary for those using BitLocker.
     
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  2. Hadron

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    I restored all 3 partitions. I always do.
     
  3. Brian K

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    That's fine. I only restore the OS partition.
     
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    Thanks guys for instructive detailed back n forth dialog regarding that issue. Its very helpful
     
  5. Brian K

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    Hadron,

    I've been looking at putting backup/restore scripts into TBLauncher. They work.

    Code:
    [Menu_Item_13]
    Name=Restore_Win10
    Path=%ProgramFiles%\Restore\Restore.cmd
    WorkingDir=
    Parameters=
    Icon=0
    Create the script by running IFW in Windows. On the Summary screen click Save for TBWinPE, click OK, choose Desktop, File name of Restore.cmd, Save.

    Copy Restore.cmd to a folder named Restore. Deal with the Restore folder in the same fashion as DS and Explorer++ folders.
    You can have multiple Restore or Backup folders, each with different names of course.

    Start your tests with a backup script for your 500 MB partition. Progress to restore scripts when you feel comfortable.
     
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  6. Hadron

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    Thanks, Brian.
    I haven't had a chance to look into that one yet.
    I've been busy doing other things.

    So, what does Restore.cmd do for me in practical terms?
     
  7. Hadron

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    I will think about getting BootIt Bare Metal also. I have never really bothered with booting multiple operating systems from the one computer. But maybe...
     
  8. Brian K

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    Hadron,

    It's for enthusiasts. Instead of clicking through the restore windows you do the restore with a single click. It suits me as I do lots of test restores.
     
  9. Brian K

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    If you used a Microsoft multi-boot on your SSD you could only have two Windows OS. Then all 4 of your partition table slots would be filled. If you used a BIBM multi-boot on your SSD you could have over two hundred OS. Not that you you would ever do this but BIBM supports independent OS with no sharing of booting files. With Microsoft multi-booting, each OS has its booting files in the initial Windows OS partition. If this partition is deleted or corrupted, the other OS won't be able to boot.
     
  10. Hadron

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    Nice info, Brian.
     
  11. Hadron

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    There must be a better workaround or fix for this.
    Can the developer do something about it, or can the Video Mode be pre-selected somehow?
     
  12. Brian K

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    Hadron, you can edit syslinux.cfg in ifl.bin and 1fb will boot. But this takes several minutes and typing 1fb only takes a second.
     
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    That was ambiguous. By "before" I meant prior to this particular IFL bootfile. I have to type 1fb every time with this bootfile. Previous IFL bootfiles (I used them several years ago) didn't need 1fb.

    Edit... I don't use IFL bootfile as I have an IFL partition (bootable) on my SSD. With the bootfile, it only works if you can get into Windows. With a bootable IFL partition, it works if Windows won't boot.
     
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