Rescue media Linux versus DOS

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by Marc_G, Mar 21, 2005.

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  1. Marc_G

    Marc_G Registered Member

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    Hi Folks-

    While browsing through the posts a day or two ago I think I saw somewhere a mention that the safe mode version of the bootable media uses DOS rather than Linux. I felt this was interesting since I'm not having luck making a bootable USB key recovery media yet. I'm experienced at making bootable DOS keys, so if I can find a "DOS way" to access the recovery system I can probably find a solution to my problem.

    I've searched but can't dig up that post where this was mentioned. And, when I create rescue media for "safe mode" it looks quite the same as the full version, though with a smaller timage.bin file.

    Any help here appreciated.

    Marc
     
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    Menorcaman Retired Moderator

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    Hello Marc,

    The "Full" version is Linux based and uses Linux open source device drivers to access your hardware. On the otherhand, the "Safe" version is DOS based and uses a combination of DOS and your motherboard's BIOS routines to access the hardware. In this case, depending on the capability of the motherboard/BIOS, TI may or may not correctly detect USB, Firewire, PCI or SCSI devices.

    Regards
     
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