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IFD compatibility with UEFI (GPT drive)

Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:35 pm

Two separate questions here:

1. I believe, from the documentation on IFD, that it cannot boot on a UEFI system unless there is a legacy boot option for regular BIOS booting. Can we expect this limitation to be removed, or is there some sort of fundamental restriction that makes it impossible?

2. Can IFD clone a GPT drive (to another GPT drive of course)? Any special options need to be used for this? For example, on MBR drives, I've always needed to check the "Write Standard MBR Code" for the new drive to be bootable even though the old drive *was* bootable (not sure why though that's probably a different thread)--that would clearly seem to be an inappropriate option for a GPT drive.

Thanks!

Re: IFD compatibility with UEFI (GPT drive)

Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:37 pm

Check out using IFL. It has more options than IFD.
Mary

On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 6:35 PM, shahrukh wrote:
> Two separate questions here:
>
> 1. I believe, from the documentation on IFD, that it cannot boot on a UEFI system unless there is a legacy boot option for regular BIOS booting. Can we expect this limitation to be removed, or is there some sort of fundamental restriction that makes it impossible?
>
> 2. Can IFD clone a GPT drive (to another GPT drive of course)? Any special options need to be used for this? For example, on MBR drives, I've always needed to check the "Write Standard MBR Code" for the new drive to be bootable even though the old drive *was* bootable (not sure why though that's probably a different thread)--that would clearly seem to be an inappropriate option for a GPT drive.
>
> Thanks!
>
>

Re: IFD compatibility with UEFI (GPT drive)

Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:37 pm

you use IFU, IFL, or IFW instead of IFD.

Yes, if the BIOS grants access to the drives, you can use IFD to copy. No
special options, but if you want to keep both attached, you should use the
change disk id and guids option.

"shahrukh" wrote in message news:13484@public.image...

Two separate questions here:

1. I believe, from the documentation on IFD, that it cannot boot on a UEFI
system unless there is a legacy boot option for regular BIOS booting. Can we
expect this limitation to be removed, or is there some sort of fundamental
restriction that makes it impossible?

2. Can IFD clone a GPT drive (to another GPT drive of course)? Any special
options need to be used for this? For example, on MBR drives, I've always
needed to check the "Write Standard MBR Code" for the new drive to be
bootable even though the old drive *was* bootable (not sure why though
that's probably a different thread)--that would clearly seem to be an
inappropriate option for a GPT drive.

Thanks!

Re: IFD compatibility with UEFI (GPT drive)

Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:50 am

Thanks for the replies. Both replies suggested, in some form, using IFL. But I have a Windows based system, and installing Linux seems to be overkill (even if I had a spare partition to do so, which I don't, and don't want to create an extended partition). And I don't want to use IFW as it is the drive that I'd be running Windows on which is the drive I'm cloning, and I believe the clone is less reliable in such cases.

Am I missing something?

Re: IFD compatibility with UEFI (GPT drive)

Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:10 am

You don't have to install Linux to run IFL, just make a boot CD or USB

I am running Linux and various flavours of Windows, but use the boot cd to use IFL, many more options and it seems faster to me.

Re: IFD compatibility with UEFI (GPT drive)

Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:18 am

Using an IFL boot CD or USB flash drive (not installing Linux) is probably the best advice.

Regarding using IFW running on the system being cloned, I understand the reluctance, but that's probably safe too.

Re: IFD compatibility with UEFI (GPT drive)

Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:52 pm

Most of my own images have been created using IFW & Phylock.
Quite a few restores over the years have worked well.
Mary

On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 12:18 PM, Bob Coleman wrote:
> Using an IFL boot CD or USB flash drive (not installing Linux) is probably the best advice.
>
> Regarding using IFW running on the system being cloned, I understand the reluctance, but that's probably safe too.
>
>
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