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Re: Boot USB flash drive on an Asus tablet

PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:36 pm
by Brian K
DrTeeth wrote:
>
> Does the Windows on the tablet have system restore? That often saves
> the day with auto loading crud.
> --

Yes it does. It is a full Win8 OS. But I always turn off System Restore as I prefer to restore an image in times of need.

Re: Boot USB flash drive on an Asus tablet

PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:29 pm
by DrTeeth
On Thu, 28 Mar 2013 16:36:31 PDT, just as I was about to take a herb,
Brian K disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>Yes it does. It is a full Win8 OS. But I always turn off System Restore as I prefer to restore an image in times of need.

I often wonder why I keep system restore on. I do not image as often
as I feel I should and it is an extra safety net. It has often saved
the say when an auto loading infection is acquired and the AV
struggles to disinfect it.
--

Cheers

DrT
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our lives; but we can always choose whether or not
to dance in the puddles (Jewish proverb).

Re: Boot USB flash drive on an Asus tablet

PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:15 pm
by Brian K
The negatives I see for System Restore are it doesn't always work, it takes up space in the C: drive and makes for larger images and malware can hide in the System Restore folder. I can restore a Win8 image in 3 minutes (excluding validation) and I suspect System Restore would take longer.

Re: Boot USB flash drive on an Asus tablet

PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:44 pm
by DrTeeth
On Fri, 29 Mar 2013 18:15:07 PDT, just as I was about to take a herb,
Brian K disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>The negatives I see for System Restore are it doesn't always work, it takes up space in the C: drive and makes for larger images and malware can hide in the System Restore folder. I can restore a Win8 image in 3 minutes (excluding validation) and I suspect System Restore would take longer.

Another main in the coffin is that defragging (which win 8,7, Vista
and XP do automatically, can also delete restore points).

Think will turn off SR for a while and see how it does.

OT: Does it bother you that IfW does not distinguish between diff and
incr backups in their automatic file naming?
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Cheers

DrT
______________________________
We may not be able to prevent the stormy times in
our lives; but we can always choose whether or not
to dance in the puddles (Jewish proverb).

Re: Boot USB flash drive on an Asus tablet

PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:55 pm
by Brian K
DrTeeth wrote:
>

>
> OT: Does it bother you that IfW does not distinguish between diff and
> incr backups in their automatic file naming?
> --
>

Not at all as I don't use automatic file naming. If I did I'd add an "i" after the file name. I don't use incremental images anyway as I prefer diffs.

Re: Boot USB flash drive on an Asus tablet

PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:54 pm
by Brian K
I just noticed IFL ver 2.80 supports 32-bit UEFI booting. I tried a flash drive in the Asus tablet but loading of IFL froze on this screen...

Booting "IFL (GUI) Network Boot Disk , best available graphics mode"
Loading vmlinuz...
Loading initrmfz...
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Re: Boot USB flash drive on an Asus tablet

PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:25 pm
by TAC109
On Sun, 31 Mar 2013 13:44:41 PDT, DrTeeth
wrote:

>OT: Does it bother you that IfW does not distinguish between diff and
>incr backups in their automatic file naming?

My updated batch scripts distinguish between Diffs & Incrs in the file
name. :)

Cheers

Re: Boot USB flash drive on an Asus tablet

PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:46 am
by TeraByte Support(TP)
Brian K wrote:
> I just noticed IFL ver 2.80 supports 32-bit UEFI booting. I tried a flash
> drive in the Asus tablet but loading of IFL froze on this screen...
>
> Booting "IFL (GUI) Network Boot Disk , best available graphics
> mode"
> Loading vmlinuz...
> Loading initrmfz...
> -

I believe that uses the Intel Atom processor, which isn't supported by the kernel on the IFL boot disk. Looks like it's freezing just as the kernel should be starting to run.

Re: Boot USB flash drive on an Asus tablet

PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:04 pm
by DrTeeth
On Sun, 31 Mar 2013 13:55:08 PDT, just as I was about to take a herb,
Brian K disturbed my reverie and wrote:

> I don't use incremental images anyway as I prefer diffs.
Same here due to the naming thing, but mainly because David was so
against them a while back.
--

Cheers

DrT
______________________________
We may not be able to prevent the stormy times in
our lives; but we can always choose whether or not
to dance in the puddles (Jewish proverb).

Re: Boot USB flash drive on an Asus tablet

PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:47 pm
by Brian K
TeraByte Support(TP) wrote:

> I believe that uses the Intel Atom processor, which isn't supported by the kernel on
> the IFL boot disk.

No problem. Thanks Tom.