"Recovery Media" not booting

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  1. Izibia

    Izibia Registered Member

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    Could anyone help with this problem?

    Summary:
    On a USB flash disk I placed a Linux/DOS "Recovery Media", created by Paragon Backup & Recovery free 2012. The problem is it fails to boot: even if the "Recovery Media" is set as the 1st boot option in BIOS, BIOS skips it with no error message and continues booting from next device.

    Details:
    It is my computer that causes the problem: if I insert "Recovery Media" into another computer then it works.
    The USB flash disk is not the problem - I tried several flash disks, all failed on my computer, although they boot in case they contain another system

    My computer:
    Motherboard: asus P5LD2 SE (no onboard graphic card)
    Graphic card: ATI Radeon X1550, 256 MB

    (I found a description of a similar problem in Paragon Knowledge Base System, but it doesn't appear to be my case)
     
  2. Paragon_Matt

    Paragon_Matt Paragon Moderator

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    forgive me if you attempt to boot to a recovery CD it works? The issue may be that you are not able to boot to USB, meaning your motherboard may not support it, either that or you may need to change a setting in your bios to turn that function on.
     
  3. Izibia

    Izibia Registered Member

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    I attached a CD drive to my computer and burned a Paragon "Recovery Media" on a CD:
    it works fine.

    But still, it looks the problem with an USB disk is not caused by my motherboard but by the Paragon software:
    The computer can boot from USB, and also from that specific USB flash disk. In fact I tried two different USB flash disks, both failed with Paragon, both booted with another Linux live system ("SystemRescueCd").

    So is there any way how I could get an USB disk to work (e.g. by editing of .iso)?
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2012
  4. Robin A.

    Robin A. Registered Member

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    You could try this:

    Use the Paragon software to create an ISO file, not to "burn" it to a USB. Then create the bootable USB using another software. For example, try Rufus, http://rufus.akeo.ie/, which is very easy to use.
     
  5. Izibia

    Izibia Registered Member

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    I am afraid these utilities work for specific iso architectures only.

    I tried the iso of Paragon and Rufus said: "This version of Rufus only supports ISOs based on 'bootmgr/WinPE' or 'isolinux' "
    Then I tried YUMI and it didn't boot either.
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2012
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