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

    Mar 17, 2005
    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.

  2. Menorcaman

    Menorcaman Retired Moderator

    Aug 19, 2004
    Menorca (Balearic Islands) Spain
    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.

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