Reactivating BIBM

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Reactivating BIBM

Postby eldiener » Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:21 pm

I wanted to make sure I could boot from the BIBM disk and use the "Installation & Recovery Boot Menu" to reactivate BIBM if my MBR was overwritten, even though the MBR was fine and nothing had happended to it. I wanted to do this in anticpation of the MBR being overwritten by an install of Solaris 11.1 before I tried the install itself.

So I booted from my BIBM disk, everything worked correctly, and I was shown the "Installation & Recovery Boot Menu". When that menu came up, only the last item on the menu was enabled "Upgrade BootIt Bare Metal" and none of the other items on the menu were enabled or could be chosen.

Is this normal ?

Is the menu item "Reactivate BootIt Bare Metal" disabled if the bootup disk realizes that BootIt is still activaed and controlling the MBR ? The documentation implies this when it says "Select to reactivate BootIt BM if it was deactivated after installing a new operating system (such as Windows) or by using the Deactivate option on the uninstall dialog" but I just want to make sure this is normal when the MBR is still intact as it will be crucial to reactivate BIBM if the MBR gets overwritten by an install.

What about the other menu items, all disabled. Why is this ? When would I ordinarily need to use any of these other items when booting from disk. They are all disabled which suggests they have no functionality in my present situation but there must be a case when they are enabled and have some use. I did not find any explanation of these other items in the doc, so I am asking here.
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Re: Reactivating BIBM

Postby TeraByte Support » Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:51 pm

yes, they are only enabled if they would apply.

"eldiener" wrote in message news:5108@public.bootitbm...

I wanted to make sure I could boot from the BIBM disk and use the
"Installation & Recovery Boot Menu" to reactivate BIBM if my MBR was
overwritten, even though the MBR was fine and nothing had happended to it. I
wanted to do this in anticpation of the MBR being overwritten by an install
of Solaris 11.1 before I tried the install itself.

So I booted from my BIBM disk, everything worked correctly, and I was shown
the "Installation & Recovery Boot Menu". When that menu came up, only the
last item on the menu was enabled "Upgrade BootIt Bare Metal" and none of
the other items on the menu were enabled or could be chosen.

Is this normal ?

Is the menu item "Reactivate BootIt Bare Metal" disabled if the bootup disk
realizes that BootIt is still activaed and controlling the MBR ? The
documentation implies this when it says "Select to reactivate BootIt BM if
it was deactivated after installing a new operating system (such as Windows)
or by using the Deactivate option on the uninstall dialog" but I just want
to make sure this is normal when the MBR is still intact as it will be
crucial to reactivate BIBM if the MBR gets overwritten by an install.

What about the other menu items, all disabled. Why is this ? When would I
ordinarily need to use any of these other items when booting from disk. They
are all disabled which suggests they have no functionality in my present
situation but there must be a case when they are enabled and have some use.
I did not find any explanation of these other items in the doc, so I am
asking here.

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