Question about new universal restore build 3718

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by jeremyotten, Jul 26, 2006.

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  1. jeremyotten

    jeremyotten Registered Member

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    After the restore it says in windows setting network settings etc..

    Does this mean that when in the image a fixed ip was specified this wil also be added to the newly detected and installed NIC?

    If so this would be perfect

    Please Answer Acronis... or somebody who already knows the answer ;-)

    Thanx in Advance
    Jeremy Otten
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  2. Acronis Support

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    Hello Jeremy,

    Thank you for using Acronis software

    At the moment Acronis Universal Restore supports adding only drivers required for Windows booting, i.e. drivers for storage devices like different RAID controllers and so on. The Acronis Development Team is now in the process of final testing of the procedure for adding other drivers, i.e. drivers for network adapters, graphic cards and so on.

    So the fixed IP adress should be set manually.

    Thank you
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  3. jeremyotten

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    I think that you aren't updated because since build 3964 other drivers are also searched. So please answer the question correctly.
     
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    Hello Jeremy,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    We are very sorry for the delay with the response.

    Could you please clarify the question?

    Let us know what you want to perform exactly. Please describe the desired actions step-by-step.

    Thank you.
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  5. jeremyotten

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    I ment that what you are saying above isn't true. After the linux bootpart all windows drivers will be installed with a Acronis prompt saying it is searching the predefined driver paths. So the "final testing" part is a bit weird when it was already implemented from build 3964

    Thanx in Advance
    Jeremy Otten
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  6. dobbelina

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    Yep, indeed Universal Restore is now also installing other drivers as well.
    Seems to be implemented from v3694 and onwards.
    If you specify a path to graphics, sound, lan drivers etc, UR will install them after booting into windows.
     
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    Exactly how do you specify these paths? Pointers to more info on this please?

    Bob
     
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    Before the restore process starts, you'll be asked for additional places to search for drivers.
    Simply input the location to your drivers and UR will install them.
     
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    Will that also work if the image I am restoring is a Win98 image?

    Also, I am not 100% sure how to preload the various drivers. I am going to be restoring a Win98 image to several different machines with slightly different hardware configurations. How do I get all the drivers I might need preloaded into the image and the paths setup so that when I restore the image to a particular PC and boot it for the first time, it will find the drivers it needs "automatically" (i.e. as if they had shipped with Win98 )?

    Bob
     
  10. jeremyotten

    jeremyotten Registered Member

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    windows 98 is a dead OS. Please go with minimal Windows 2000
     
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    Yes, well, I would if I could. I am asking this for a financially strapped grammar school whose hardware inventory simply won't run anything later than 98. So, is there a way or not? Thanks again.
     
  12. dobbelina

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    I'm sorry to say, but Universal Restore does only work on NT based os's.
    I'm not sure how win 98 takes care of the "hardware layer" stuff ?
    I do think it's a dead end if you're thinking "one image to all" though.
    Offcourse then again I might be wrong, maybe someone more experienced could give you some hints if there's a possibility.
    Good luck.
     
  13. jeremyotten

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    1. creating a universal image for win98 cant be done.
    2. Win98 doesn't need Universal Restore you can just copy it to another machine no problem. It will then begin detecting all the hardware and asking for the drivers. Here you will have to do it all by hand ;-)

    ENJOY!@! ...NOT :-(
     
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    But surely Win98 has a library of drivers for all sorts of OEM equipment such that it doesn't have to ask the person doing the install for drivers for *everything*. All I want to know is how I can preload drivers for certain video, sound and LAN cards that Win98 does *not* have in its library to the library on an existing Win98 installation (such that if I then make an image of that system and restore it to a different machine, when it starts looking for drivers, it will find them). I have about 30 PC's to install Win98 on that are all substantially similar, with only minor variations in video, sound and LAN cards. I't that among the 30 machines there aren't any more than 3 or 4 different cards in each category.
     
  15. jeremyotten

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    sorry can't help you with that. Try searching google.
     
  16. dobbelina

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    Hmm, I just noticed that windows 98 has a similar "devicepath" in it's registry as XP does.
    Read this thread and try to apply it onto your win 98 machine.
    (Only the adding non boot drivers and edit registry bit)
    I almost think it will work:
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=141107
    PS. "Bashrats" driver packs wont work on win 98, you have to make your own.
     
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