Notebook with no CD Burner, no Floppy

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by rdenny, May 14, 2005.

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  1. rdenny

    rdenny Registered Member

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    I need to create a bootable rescue disk for a notebook with no CD burner and no floppy drive. Is this possible? I tried creating a bootable rescue disk on a USB memory drive, and after playing around a bit it seemed to write the bootable files there. But if I select USB Mass Storage on my notebook's 1-time boot menu, nothing happens.

    Is there a way to burn a CD for one machine (the notebook) using a burner on a different/networked machine? Is there a way to create a bootable USB memory drive? Can I take a created USB memory drive image and use THAT to create a bootable CD on another system (by copying the files from the memdrive to the CD and then o_O). I think there are some trix to making a CD bootable with advanced options in Roxio. I remember doing this to make a bootable XP SP2 CD a while back?

    Looking for possibilities, short of going out and buying a USB2 burner and installing Roxio ECDC Professional on the notebook just to burn the TrueImage boot disk :)

    -- Bob
     
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    Well, I solved the problem by borrowing a USB2 burner from a friend. NowI have a rescue disk. But I have another issue. Separate post.

    Meanwhile. I'd still like to see USB memory stick booting. I read the other posts on this, and formatted my stick FAT, the rescue builder created the "disk" fine. But in my Inspiron 9300, using USB Mass Storage as the 1-time boot device, nothing happens. The initial Acronis screen doesn't even appear. It may just be a limitation in the BIOS. I unplugged all other USB devices...
     
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    Hello rdenny,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    It doesn't matter where you created Acronis Bootable CD. The only important thing is what build you used. That is why we recommend that you create Acronis Bootable Media with the latest build.

    As for flash drives, we do not guarantee that you will be able to create Acronis Bootable Media on USB flash drive. It means that there are a lot of systems that allow to create this drive and boot from it and everything works fine. But we cannot guarantee that this feature will work on any system.

    Thank you.
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    Ilya Toytman
     
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