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What's new:
+) Can run boot image file(.BIF) of Acronis products (TrueImage, Disk Director, etc.)
*) Fixed a bug with booting from some USB-CD/DVD devices
*) Some minor improvements and bug fixes

Download: http://www.ezbsystems.com/easyboot/download.htm

Notes for integrating Acronis TrueImage:
1) Use UltraISO 7.23ME to extract boot file of a bootable CD
   created by Acronis TrueImage, save it as trimg.bif
2) Use 'bootinfotable;run trimg.bif' as menu command to load it
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xoben, what if you wan't both on one CD/DVD

Because you state that Trueimage must be named: trimg.bif

Suppose i want to add DiskDirector too, how should i name it.

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Additionally, I have another question regarding this change... I created a bootable CD image with hard drive emulation. I then used Ultra ISO to pull the boot image from the CD, and Ultra ISO saved it as a BIF file. When I saw this thread I thought maybe this BIF file would be the same thing as an Acronis image, as mentioned in this thread, and I might be able to execute the CD from my Easy DVD menu. I saved the file as trimg.bif.

I used the command (without the quotes) "bootinfotable;run trimg.bif" and tested with VMware. VMware crashed. Is there any way I can boot from this image from the Easy Boot menu?
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Because you state that Trueimage must be named: trimg.bif

Suppose i want to add DiskDirector too, how should i name it.

not MUST. You can name the boot image file as you want, trimg.bif is only a suggestion. EasyBoot does not care the name anyway.
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Additionally, I have another question regarding this change...  I created a bootable CD image with hard drive emulation.  I then used Ultra ISO to pull the boot image from the CD, and Ultra ISO saved it as a BIF file.  When I saw this thread I thought maybe this BIF file would be the same thing as an Acronis image, as mentioned in this thread, and I might be able to execute the CD from my Easy DVD menu.  I saved the file as trimg.bif.

Acronis images are using 'No Emulation' mode, but bootinfotable is needed for this case.

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I used the command (without the quotes) "bootinfotable;run trimg.bif" and tested with VMware.  VMware crashed.  Is there any way I can boot from this image from the Easy Boot menu?

Sorry, EasyBoot does not support harddisk emulation yet.

You can do it this way: (xxx.bif is your boot file extracted)
1) Get a copy of BCDW from http://bootcd.narod.ru/index_e.htm
2) Save bcdw.bin to c:\easyboot\disk1\ezboot
3) Make a directory c:\easyboot\disk1\bcdw, and create a text file there, name it as bcdw.ini, and enter following strings line by line:
;====================
\EZBOOT\xxx.bif            

[Options]
RootMenu=\BCDW\BCDW.INI
;===================
4) Use 'run bcdw.bin' as menu command
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PostIcon Posted on: Oct. 21 2004,23:31 Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

Thanks, xoben. I actually found a previous post which talked about using BCDW and visited their site. But I wasn't sure if that would work in my specific case and I couldn't quite tell after reading the information at the BCDW site exactly what it would do to my setup anyway. I had to go with hard drive emulation because one of the computers I boot the CD on will not read floppy emulation on the CD unless the floppy image on the CD is a normal 1.44 disk. (I found that odd...)

You said EasyBoot doesn't support harddisk emulation yet. I'll be keeping an eye on future releases... And I'll be giving your solution a try as well.

I really appreciate all your quick and informative replies in the forum. It's this activity, combined with all the in-depth information posted in the forums, which convinced me to purchase EasyBoot and Ultra ISO.

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It works like a charm...  I even hexed the file so it says "Loading Ghost" now...  Thanks again!


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PostIcon Posted on: Oct. 26 2004,03:53 Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

Gork,

do NOT be convinced of buying EasyBoot & UltraISO... BUY THEM!!!
They work great and Xoben is working hard to improve and update these so often as possible. Price is fair too.

Don't you agree?

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This procedure works fine except for one little detail:

On the CD created by TrueImage is an additional directory called "Recovery Manager" which is needed if you want support for the recovery manager.

Where do I need to place this directory in order for it work? I tried putting it in the disk1 directory and in the disk1\ezboot directory.

Or, is this simply not possible?

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Where do I need to place this directory in order for it work? I tried putting it in the disk1 directory and in the disk1\ezboot directory.

It is disk1, not disk1\ezboot. And Joliet option should be checked when making a bootable ISO.
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Quote (Hannes @ Oct. 27 2004,02:15)
This procedure works fine except for one little detail:

On the CD created by TrueImage is an additional directory called "Recovery Manager" which is needed if you want support for the recovery manager.

Where do I need to place this directory in order for it work? I tried putting it in the disk1 directory and in the disk1\ezboot directory.

Or, is this simply not possible?

Hannes

Hannes the Recovery Manager folder and readme.txt go into EasyBoot\Disk1 it does work but doesn't work under VMWare or Virtual PC.
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