Joined: 11 Dec 2007 Posts: 1065 Location: Smithers, BC, Canada
Posted: Tue 22 Dec 2009, 20:54 Post subject:
Acronis True Image (Free) Subject description: bootable from GRUB
Recently I became aware that both Western Digital and Seagate have free versions of Acronis True Image for cloning, backing up and restoring hard drives and backing up and restoring partitions.
I downloaded the WD version at http://cache.websupport.wdc.com/atiwd/tih_s_e.exe. Once I started reading I came across the fact that Acronis recommends setting up bootable usb drives with syslinux and then putting two acronis files on them and a syslinux.cfg for a bootable usb restore system.
I thought aha! If they can boot from syslinux I should be able to boot from Grub. Sure enough I:
1. Installed tih_s_e.exe under windows to C:
2. rebooted to Puppy431
3. created a folder on sda1 called acronis
4. copied kernel.dat and ramdisk.dat from /mnt/home/Program Files/Common Files/Acronis/TrueimageHome to /mnt/home/acronis
5. Edited my menu.1st to include:
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