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Trying to boot from flash drive on new computer

Postby JoRene41 » Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:41 am

I am having lots of trouble trying to boot to a flash drive or cd containing bootit. I have a eufi sytem, but have tried putting it in legacy mode and setting the flash drive or cd drive to boot. Bootit will start to boot and then either I will get a blank screen or the message that bootit cannot find the bootit file in the embr. The bootit file is on the flash drive. I've tried using makedisk with several options and some don't work at all. I do not get the eufi option to format the flash drive, so can't use the native boot system. Can any one help?

Thank you.
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Re: Trying to boot from flash drive on new computer

Postby Brian K » Fri Apr 01, 2016 1:33 pm

JoRene41,

In addition to enabling Legacy (Other OS) boot in the BIOS, have you also enabled CSM (Compatibility Support Module). That could help.
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Re: Trying to boot from flash drive on new computer

Postby JoRene41 » Fri Apr 01, 2016 5:44 pm

Yes, I believe CSM was also enabled. Is it normal not to be able to boot to the original OS while in legacy mode? So far, neither my CD drive (external) nor flash drive has been successfully booted. It worries me because that might be the only way to begin a restore process if I cannot get into windows. Why would the program say it could not find the bootit file when it is present? Is the file system of the flash drive important (fat, fat32, exfat, ntfs?) I don't think I was given the option of ntfs, which dell indicated might be the best choice. I also don't think win 10 gives me the option to format the drive as ntfs.
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Re: Trying to boot from flash drive on new computer

Postby Brian K » Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:31 pm

Does the BIBM UFD boot in your other Legacy computers?

In your UEFI computer you will see two entries in the Boot Menu for the BIBM UFD. You will see something like UEFI Sandisk and Sandisk. (If your UFD is Sandisk) Don't choose the UEFI one.

When you make the BIBM UFD just choose the UFD options you have used in the past for your Legacy computers.

You can run BIBM Partition Work from an IFL boot disk if you can't get BIBM working. IFL UFD boots in Legacy and UEFI mode.

Edit... Can you check again that CSM is enabled.
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Re: Trying to boot from flash drive on new computer

Postby JoRene41 » Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:32 am

I think what was enabled is called legacy" Something" ROM. Is that the same as CMS, which I cannot find in my bios. I was able to get my CD of Image for Dos to boot with the legacy settings, but when I try to boot the CD for Bootit NG, it appears to start loading but then goes to a blank screen and the program does not run. Because it booted the IFD cd, I don't know what might be the problem with the Bootit CD, which works fine on my older desktop.

Any other ideas. I do not use UFD but IFD or IFW and Bootit NG, which is what I am trying to use. I would like to repartition my harddrive to give my DATA partition more room and I can't increase the space using the windows disk management. Will Bootit NG work ok with a uefi system? (assuming I can get it to work at all)

I'm not familiar with unix so have been reluctant to try using those options.

Thanks again for your help.
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Re: Trying to boot from flash drive on new computer

Postby Brian K » Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:34 am

JoRene41 wrote:
>
> I'm not familiar with unix so have been reluctant to try using those
> options.
>
Knowledge of Unix isn't needed. Can you make an Image for Linux (GUI) boot disk, CD or flash drive. During the Makedisk phase you will be asked for your BIBM registration data. Boot IFL and you will be able to use BIBM Partition Work. IFL will boot in UEFI mode so you can change your BIOS settings back to those that allow your OS to boot.
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Re: Trying to boot from flash drive on new computer

Postby TeraByte Support » Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:59 am

you could try BIBM or one of the different video modes if it's video mode
related.

"JoRene41" wrote in message news:11357@public.bootitng...

I am having lots of trouble trying to boot to a flash drive or cd containing
bootit. I have a eufi sytem, but have tried putting it in legacy mode and
setting the flash drive or cd drive to boot. Bootit will start to boot and
then either I will get a blank screen or the message that bootit cannot find
the bootit file in the embr. The bootit file is on the flash drive. I've
tried using makedisk with several options and some don't work at all. I do
not get the eufi option to format the flash drive, so can't use the native
boot system. Can any one help?

Thank you.

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Re: Trying to boot from flash drive on new computer

Postby JoRene41 » Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:14 am

I downloaded BootitBM and I was able to boot it without a problem. I tried making a new disk of bootit NG and still no luck. It appears to load with the last message being something about FRAM and then it goes to a black screen. Since IFD and Booitbm both boot and load with no changes to the video mode, I somehow think there is another problem, but I don't know what it is. I guess the answer is to buy BIBM, but I use it so little and bootit ng has all I really need. I'm no longer dual booting different OS's, so don't need to have it installed on the hard drive.
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Re: Trying to boot from flash drive on new computer

Postby mjnelson99 » Sat Apr 02, 2016 1:26 pm

JoRene,
I am not familiar with unix either and I use IFL for imaging when I
choose to image with Windows shut down.

No problem.

I just choose most default settings on imaging & restores. With both you
do need to tell it WHERE to find/put. Label your partitions so you know
what you are seeing.

I also suggest you move to BIBM instead of BING.
Mary

On 4/2/2016 9:34 AM, Brian K wrote:
> JoRene41 wrote:
>>
>> I'm not familiar with unix so have been reluctant to try using those
>> options.
>>
> Knowledge of Unix isn't needed. Can you make an Image for Linux (GUI) boot disk, CD or flash drive. During the Makedisk phase you will be asked for your BIBM registration data. Boot IFL and you will be able to use BIBM Partition Work. IFL will boot in UEFI mode so you can change your BIOS settings back to those that allow your OS to boot.
>
>
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Re: Trying to boot from flash drive on new computer

Postby TeraByte Support » Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:11 pm

the default video modes are different, but you should upgrade to BIBM, plus
you can use partwork from the IFL GUI boot disk if ever needed.

"JoRene41" wrote in message news:11365@public.bootitng...

I downloaded BootitBM and I was able to boot it without a problem. I tried
making a new disk of bootit NG and still no luck. It appears to load with
the last message being something about FRAM and then it goes to a black
screen. Since IFD and Booitbm both boot and load with no changes to the
video mode, I somehow think there is another problem, but I don't know what
it is. I guess the answer is to buy BIBM, but I use it so little and bootit
ng has all I really need. I'm no longer dual booting different OS's, so
don't need to have it installed on the hard drive.

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