No USB drive - BartPE w/TI9 +VMWare

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by paulf123, Sep 13, 2007.

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  1. paulf123

    paulf123 Registered Member

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    Greetings!

    I am booting BartPE w/TI9 into a VM (VMWare WS) USB is enabled and set to active on focus but I cannot get the drive to show. Does anyone have any ideas/suggestions? Do I need to add a vmware usb driver maybe? Thanks! Oh also I just tried standard Acronis boot media in the VM and no go.
     
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    Since the operating system is on the CD for both the Bart and TI Recovery CD, I don't see how you can boot either into any other operating system.
     
  3. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

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    paulf123,

    Since USB support in VMs is still not well supported, I don't know if you'll be able to find drivers. Currently, I think they are installed in the VM after the OS is installed.

    I'm assuming both the BartPE and TI CD boot up correctly, but neither one can access the USB hard drive. Have you "linked" the USB ports from the host to the VM? I've only messed around with this a little and I could never get VMWare's Player to be stable so I mainly use Virtual PC 2007.

    If you just need to restore an image, can you access the image from the network? Place it on a network share or NAS, for example.
     
  4. paulf123

    paulf123 Registered Member

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    Thanks for your replies.jmk94903 I have no idea what you are talking about.

    Anyway the USB works fine with a full XP OS in VMWare... it is only Acronis Boot Media OR BartPE environment that do not see the USB. I will maybe try asking in BartPE forums.

    Also what do you mean by linking the USB... I see no such option!
     
  5. MudCrab

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    I only played with VM Player 2 a little bit. I thought I read in the manual or a help page that you could "link" physical USB ports to the virtual ports in the VM so that the VM would be the only one using them. Maybe I misunderstood.

    You might want to take a look a this VMware KB article as it deals with setting up automatic detection of USB devices in the VM at Power On.
     
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