SnapDeploy: Build 1277 commands to setup USB flashdrive instead of floppydrive

Discussion in 'Other Acronis Products' started by jeremyotten, Sep 30, 2005.

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  1. jeremyotten

    jeremyotten Registered Member

    Feb 9, 2005
    Many of the current computers don't have floppydrives no more. The only commands that I get from you guys are for floppy I then get these command.

    F11 during boot remove quiet

    then at the prompt

    cd tmp
    mkdir mntdir
    mount /devfs/floppy/0 mntdir
    sysinfo > mntdir/sysinfo.txt
    umount mntdir

    What command should I type when a usb flashdrive is used instead of a floppy drive.

    Thanx in Advance
    Jeremy Otten
  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello Jeremy,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Complete System Deployment Software.

    Please be aware that the flash disk needs to be formatted to one of the following file systems: ext2, ext3, FAT32, since it is not possible to write to NTFS filesystem.

    Please do the following in order to save the output of the sysinfo command to a USB flash drive:

    Boot from the rescue disc and press F11 key when the "Starting Acronis Loader..." message appears. After you get the "Linux Kernel Settings" prompt, please remove the "quiet" word, click on the "OK" button and wait for # prompt to appear. Please insert a Flash disk to a USB port and issue the following commands:

    # cat /proc/partitions

    This will give you the list of partitions/drives available in your system.

    For example:

    8 0 127744 scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/disc

    3 0 80417183 ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/disc

    3 1 10241406 ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part1

    3 2 20482875 ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part2

    3 3 1020127 ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part3

    Flash drive is visible as 'scsi'. If there are some scsi devices in your system you may find your flash by partition/drive size. If the flash is partitioned it`ll bring the list of partitions as well.

    Then you need to create a mount point for your flash and mount it.

    # mkdir /mnt/tmp

    # mount -t auto /devfs/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/disc /mnt/tmp

    There could be some warnings but its safe to ignore them. If mount fails you may try to use 'vfat' (if the flash is formatted to FAT file system) or 'ext3fs' or 'ext2fs' (if its formatted to ext3 or ext2) parameter instead of 'auto' .

    Make a directory on your flash drive to save files there:

    # mkdir /mnt/tmp/sysinfo

    Check whether the drive is mounted correctly for write access:

    #ls /mnt/tmp

    This will give a list of files/folders located on the drive.

    Save 'sysinfo' and unmount the flash drive:

    # sysinfo > /mnt/tmp/sysinfo/sysinfo.txt

    # umount /mnt/tmp

    Collect the created sysinfo.txt file from the flash drive.

    Thank you.
    Alexey Popov
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