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Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:08 am
Is it possible to edit the default.bbm file from windows?
I know I can edit the file while in bibm, but I need to be able to edit this file while in windows so I can do it remotely. I have tried using tbiview and tbi mount, while they allow me to see the file, editing appears to be impossible due to tbimount being read only. Is it possible to make tbimount or tbiview items editable? I can extract from tbiview, but once extracted and edited, I know of no way to put back in embr partition.
The main reason for this request is we have customers who frequently change their system and would like to change the name of a specific partition to what they are currently working on. We do not provide access to make any changes to our system themselves. an example would be a customer who was using n-track studio and changed to sound forge studio. During their testing of n-track studio, the partition would be NTrack, they would make many back-ups and upon completion, they will uninstall n-track studio software and install sound forge studio software, the partition name of SoundForge. In these cases they want to change the name of the partition to match the software they are testing. Having remote access to simply change the default.bbm file, would enable this process to be completed in minutes, from a remote location, saving both myself and my customers many hours.
I save a hidden backup of the embr partition on each partition so I can view it easily with tbiview or tbimount. It is from here that I would modify the befault.bbm file and then perform a restore.
I also do a restore of the original partition(Fresh windows load with no software) and during the restore change the name to match current configuration. This part is easy enough, but without modifying the default.bbm file, this partition does not show up in the boot menu, it still shows original name, so it can not boot.
I even attempted to use bootnow and boot into this partition, but again, the bootnow looks at the default.bbm for available partitions.
I know most people probably do not use the system in this way, so may not be a high priority, but to me making this available would be very time saving and would make my customers very happy by saving them both time and money.
Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:21 am
You can use TBOSDT to copy the file to/from the partition. You would need to install TBOSDT if it's not already installed.
For example, assuming the EMBRM partition is partition ID 1 on HD0 and you want to copy the file to the D: partition, run tbosdtw.exe and then the following commands:
open fs 0: 0 1
copy 0:\DEFAULT.BBM D:\
Once copied out, edit the file (don't exit TBOSDT) and then copy it back to the EMBRM partition.
copy D:\DEFAULT.BBM 0:\
close fs 0:
TBOSDT can also be used to change the volume label by using the "set vol" command.
Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:50 am
I don't recall exactly what the file system of the BIBM partition is normally called and don't want to boot BIBM right now to see, but it can be changed to FAT (from partition properties in BIBM, I think) and then made visible to Windows. Files on the partition can then be edited from within Windows.
Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:56 pm
Works perfectly! Thank You!
Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:08 pm
Also, since items in the file are .ini type items, the set ini functions in
tbosdt can be used to automate the update.
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Works perfectly! Thank You!
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