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Quote: "I used the EasyBoot created image"


Please test solution in post nr;15 to make sure there isn't some problem with your installed Easyboot configuration :O

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For the sake of experiment I tried to boot a virtual machine just from Acronis.iso. It does it, but it displays the same libpcap.so error during the boot process. So, this isolates the problem to Acronis. There is nothing wrong that EasyBoot or scripts do. The problem is the generation of rescue iso by Acronis engine that does not include the file with the image.

If you could look inside your acronis.iso, do you have this file? Since you do not see the same error coming, you probably have the file inside iso.

I am not sure that this missing file causes my notebook not to boot to Acronis, but I would like to try to fix it.
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Quote: "If you could look inside your acronis.iso, do you have this file?"

I do not have such file in my acronis.iso :O

How about find and download another acronis.iso ???  
It could some 'scratch' to ISO-file :p


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Aaaaaalright :), I will try to find another acronis.iso file :), to see if I get the same problem with the missing file.
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I had 3 builds that I tested by mounting them to VM and booting from ISO.

I tried builds 6131 and 6154, and they had libpcap.so problem.
Only 5545 is the one that does not have this problem.

Ghost 15 seems to work perfectly from EasyBoot generated ISO.

Now, I need to get home and write image to USB stick and try to boot my notebook with it.

It's a pity though that it is not possible to hide the boot partition, since my parents could mess up files by accident.
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Quote: "It's a pity though that it is not possible to hide the boot partition"

Eeeee, I think you misunderstood me :O

You can check 'Create Boot Partition' and check 'Deep Hidden' (use 'USB-HDD+ v2') to completely hide EasyBoot and of course set password in EasyBoot to avoid scenario quote: "since my parents could mess up files by accident" :;):

He, he you must starting to trust your parents :D

Note: you cannot fully use qemu test facility in my script to if having Ghost15.iso 'onboard' the build as 500MB RAM is to little to make it run fully out (you get in the end BSD) :(

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I have written the image to USB stick and tried on the notebook. however it fails to boot event with acronis iso that does not have the mentioned error. So I must admit this is notebook/bios issue that it does not want to boot acronis. It does start Ghost 15 and Win7 setup properly.

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You can check 'Create Boot Partition' and check 'Deep Hidden' (use 'USB-HDD+ v2') to completely hide EasyBoot and of course set password in EasyBoot to avoid scenario quote: "since my parents could mess up files by accident" :;):


I tried that and Acronis does not event start. I don't think it will be possible to hide a partition that needs to run Acronis. Or should I try other methods?

I was thinking about letting my parents to store some other information (photos, documents, backups) on the same USB if the parition would be hidden. From time to time they want to take USB stick with pictures and go to photo place where they make paper photos. Without a hidden partition it would be risky.

Otherwise, I am pretty satisfied so far. I have:
1. Win7 setup,
2. Acronis True Image Home 2012
3. Ghost 15 (in case Acronis fails on their computer).
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Quote: "I don't think it will be possible to hide a partition that needs to run Acronis"

It is fully possible - because I tested for a couple of minutes ago - works okay :;):

Files and folders (easyboot build) is 'Super Hided' - all i can notice is an unallocated area to USB stick.
And further more, I cannot access files or folders whatsoever as it is an 'unallocated area' not visible :O

However I'm unsure if setup of Win7 is working from unallocated area of disk - but most likely (no harm testing - as you always can abort installation during setup).

And ghost15 works and ghost11.5 DOS-version can also run from unallocated area.

Note: This unallocated area to disk is 'allocated' by a kind of 'fake' partition table :cool:

And if you format USB stick, only the allocated area of USB stick is formatted :laugh:
The unallocated area (EasyBoot build) is not touched, as there is nothing Windows can format (no partition to format - it is hided to Windows) :cool:

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PostIcon Posted on: Feb. 08 2012,16:45 Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

really interesting
when I use write disc image with USV-HDD+ v2 / checked 'Create Boot Partition' / checked 'Deep Hidden', only Ghost 15 is able to run. The rest fails on all three: notebook, VM, and QEMU:



so, the first thing I need to make sure that I format USB stick correctly. I use FAT32 with Default allocation size (which gets set to 8192 bytes). Is this the correct format?

Then I am wondering why Win7 and Acronis aren't able to boot?
- In case of Win7 it is looking for boot\bcd file which is there.
- In case of Acronis it just shows the the grub command line.
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Quote: "only Ghost 15 is able to run"

Ghost15 is based on Vista (nt6-system) and Win7 is a nt6-system as well ???
I'll se if I can occupy some time tomorrow to test setup of Win7 :;):

Quote: "I use FAT32 with Default allocation size (which gets set to 8192 bytes). Is this the correct format?"

It doesn't matter what file system your format USB stick to - EasyBoot force write to FAT32 (same to unallocated area).
If you format your USB stick to NTFS and choose to 'hide' Easyboot build - then the unallocated area (hided partition) occupy needed space from NTFS area.

Let's say you have a EasyBoot build that is 2 GB in size and you use a 8GB USB stick that you earlier formatted to NTFS.
You choose to 'hide' when writing that 2GB build (creating 2GB invisible unallocated area) - you will notice there is only 6GB left of the NTFS-partition.
And if you chose to from time to time format that 6GB NTFS-partition, the EasyBoot build is still on USB stick (on the unallocated=hided area of USB stick)

Note1: you only need to check 'Create Partition' to get the same result as above - the 'Deep Hidden' check-box is only to 'super-hide' created partition

Note2: if you do not check 'Create Partition', the whole USB stick is changed to FAT32 wiping out all your files (and photos etcetera).

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Do you only have one USB stick?

It looks more and more as a 'hardware-problem' to me.

4 GB USB stick is really cheap these days :cool:

Only a suggestion :;):

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Edited by balder on Feb. 08 2012,18:27

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