Create media on USB FlashDrive (local disk)

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  1. RAltman

    RAltman Registered Member

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    I am attempting to create a bootable USB rescue drive (using the create rescue media wizard) on a USB flashdrive. This particular drive is identified by XP as "local disk"; which, apparently, cannot be used by the create media wizard.

    The "local disk" vs. "removable media" designation is part of the flash drive's firmware:

    http://www.no-install.com/modules.p...ewtopic&t=85&highlight=lexar jumpdrive secure

    Question 1: Is it true that the create rescue media wizard only uses removable drive types?

    Question 2: Is there a way to treat this drive as a hard disk, make it bootable, and install TI9 (like the recovery partition).

    And, to the obvious answer of "get a different flash drive"... that isn't an option. I'm creating a proof-of-concept demo for this type of drive; saying we should switch flash drives is the same as saying "it can't be done" (which I do not believe is true).

    Thanks.
     
  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello RAltman,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    Please accept our apologies for the delay with the response.

    Please note that is a USB flash card is formatted as a removable media, not a hard disk drive (a hard disk drive contains a partition table), then Bootable Media Builder should be able to use it to create a rescue media. The flash card can be used to boot a computer then, if the computer BIOS supports booting from a USB device.

    You may also find this threads useful.

    Thank you.
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    Aleksandr Isakov
     
  3. korona

    korona Registered Member

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    You may need to check if your machine's BOIS allows booting from an USB Device.
     
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