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kaiserslautern
Hi, I created a multiboot DVD with Bart PE, Memtest, Kaspersky Rescue Disk and some other tools.

Now I want to integrate my Acronis True Image 2011. It loads correct but it's running in demo mode. I created the ISO with the full version of True Image of course and when I boot the ISO in Virtual PC it's running in full mode.
This is my config:
CODE
LABEL Acronis True Image Home 2011
KERNEL /ISOLINUX/ACRONIS/TI/kernel.dat
APPEND rw initrd=/ISOLINUX/ACRONIS/TI/ramdisk.dat vga=0x314 ramdisk_size=40000 quiet

I read some time ago that newer versions of Acronis software seem to have hidden files in the ISO that normally can't be extracted with ISO Buster or UltraISO.

Someone knows the solution? BTW, I'm Using the german version 2011 Build 6868.
FM_81
Don't know about version of 2011, can here only speak about earlier ones:
1. Have you a file "dat2.dat" instead of "ramdisk.dat"? If yes, try this ...
2. Doesn't the full version allow to create an Rescue-Stick? May be this contains all needed files?

Greetings, FM_81

PS: Or what about mapping the whole ISO with MEMDISK?
jaclaz
Well, grub4dos .iso mapping has been reported to work:
http://reboot.pro/5041/page__st__91

CODE
title Acronis True Image Home 2011
find --set-root /acronis2011.iso
map /acronis2011.iso (hd32)
map --hook
chainloader (hd32)


or
CODE
title Acronis True Image Home 2011
find --set-root /acronis2011.iso
map /acronis2011.iso (0xFF)
map --hook
chainloader (0xFF)


should work. unsure.gif

jaclaz
FM_81
If you want to keep Syslinux, and MEMDISK doesn't work:
You can also use GRUB4DOS, for example, like this (add only '/boot/grub.exe'):
CODE
LABEL ti2011
KERNEL /boot/grub.exe
APPEND --config-file="find --set-root /acronis2011.iso;map /acronis2011.iso (hd32);map --hook;chainloader (hd32)"


Greetings, FM_81

PS: The only bad thing about whole ISO: it contains a lot of unneeded stuff ...
kaiserslautern
Yeah, got it working! Thanks a lot FM_81, the combination of your two suggestions was the key to success.
Also thanks to you jaclaz!

This is what I did:
1. created a (gavotte) ramdisk (removable, 384 MB; didn't had a USB stick to format)
2. created the Rescue Media on this ramdisk
3. copied the dat2.dat to the isolinux folder and deleted the ramdisk.dat
-> for new installation just copy all files from the Rescue Media subfolder from Rescue Media except of ramdisk.dat. Then copy the dat2.dat from the root folder.
4. edited the isolinux.cfg:
CODE
LABEL Acronis True Image Home 2011
KERNEL /ISOLINUX/ACRONIS/TI/kernel.dat
APPEND rw initrd=/ISOLINUX/ACRONIS/TI/dat2.dat vga=0x314 ramdisk_size=50000 quiet

Next step is to change vga=0x314 to vga=0x317 to get 1024x768 resolution instead of 800x600. Since the dat file is getting bigger and bigger I decided to increase ramdisk size to 50000.

After booting up True Image 2011 is now working as Full version and not as Trial. This should work for all actual Acronis software such as Disk Director 11 Home. It's recommended to integrate one one program to the Rescue media at one because it's easier to get the right datX.dat file (there is one for every program and safe mode).

Regards and thanks again!
FM_81
QUOTE (kaiserslautern @ Aug 24 2011, 01:01 AM) *
Since the dat file is getting bigger and bigger I decided to increase ramdisk size to 50000.
Using the double value from the original dat-file-size should be enough and safe enough too.

Greetings, FM_81

PS, just for information: The bootimages of such ISO's are a little bit tricky. IsoBuster shows 2048 bytes as usual. But it is much bigger (today ~100MB or more). If you extract this, you can find a FAT-filesystem inside. If you mount this in linux, you'll find all needed files too ...
jaclaz
QUOTE (FM_81 @ Aug 24 2011, 09:11 AM) *
PS, just for information: The bootimages of such ISO's are a little bit tricky. IsoBuster shows 2048 bytes as usual. But it is much bigger (today ~100MB or more). If you extract this, you can find a FAT-filesystem inside. If you mount this in linux, you'll find all needed files too ...

Hmmm, just for information, most tools show that, it probably depends on how the CD/ISO was created, JFYI:
http://reboot.pro/12406/

I have no such .iso to test the bextract.cmd on, but it will probably work. unsure.gif

cheers.gif
jaclaz
FM_81
I forget to say "NO EMULATION MODE".
And there is no ISOLINUX.BIN or such.

But beetween LBA of bootimage and LBA of first real existing file is a BIG hole. This is a special thing, I've only seen on ACRONIS-ISO's. (But this since True-Image version 5; ten years ago.)
I know no image-extractor which is getting this correctly.

Greetings, FM_81
jaclaz
QUOTE (FM_81 @ Aug 24 2011, 03:35 PM) *
I know no image-extractor which is getting this correctly.

That's why I made the little batch, but I have no way to know if it would work on such images or if it can be modified/bettered to take care of them also. unsure.gif

cheers.gif
jaclaz

P.S.: This should explain better about the specific .iso (and the non-needing of the complex .dat workaround/whatever):
http://agnipulse.com/2010/08/run-acronis-t...sb-flash-drive/
Ed_P
QUOTE (jaclaz @ Aug 24 2011, 09:38 AM) *
That's why I made the little batch,

"the batch"?? confused1.gif
jaclaz
QUOTE (Ed_P @ Aug 24 2011, 07:04 PM) *
"the batch"?? confused1.gif

QUOTE (jaclaz @ Aug 24 2011, 03:12 PM) *
Hmmm, just for information, most tools show that, it probably depends on how the CD/ISO was created, JFYI:
http://reboot.pro/12406/

I have no such .iso to test the bextract.cmd on, but it will probably work. unsure.gif


Do you need a map?

Go here:
http://reboot.pro/12406/

  1. READ.
  2. advance one post a the time
  3. continue reading
  4. when you get to post #25 click on "2" to get to second page
  5. READ
  6. advance one post at the time
  7. continue reading
  8. eventually you may be able to arrive here: http://reboot.pro/12406/page__st__31


Of course you can get directly here: http://reboot.pro/12406/page__st__31
and then go back through the thread to understand how it should be used, what it was written for, which external tools are neeeded and where to find them, etc. smile.gif

cheers.gif
jaclaz
Ed_P
QUOTE (jaclaz @ Aug 24 2011, 02:50 PM) *
Do you need a map?

If you want me to read about a specific thing, yes. If I want more details then I will read what precedes it. wink.gif
kaiserslautern
Finally got also Disk Director 11 Home working. I postet a tutorial here: HOWTO: Integrate Acronis True Image Home 2011 and Disk Director 11 Home

The GRUB4DOS hint could be very use in future for me, e.g. Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10. I always have to use rescue2usb
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