Partition Work gets altered

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Partition Work gets altered

Postby Bob Coleman » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:18 pm

See viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2876&p=15540#p15540 for only slightly related info.

On the system mentioned there, Partition Work on the installed BIU should indicate the presence of 3 disks: Main HD, external USB HD, and, I think, a printer which could, but doesn't, contain an SD card.

Sometimes, Partitiion Work only shows one disk, the main HD which restricts what can be done with Partition Work and Disk Imaging because it also only sees one disk. Also, the Boot Items are then messed up, because they don't contain the external HD.

I think I'm at the point where I can restore EFI partition to get things back where they belong.

I don't know yet whether or not there is a predictable sequence of events that causes BIU to get into this damaged state.
Bob Coleman
 
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Re: Partition Work gets altered

Postby TeraByte Support » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:37 pm

For some BIOSes you have to attach the drives prior to boot. It detects the
drive or not, if it doesn't have the drive in the list of drives that exist,
BIU won't show it. So you'd want to look at your BIOS and updates for it, a
cold boot may help too.

"Bob Coleman" wrote in message news:15541@public.bootitbm...

See

[
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2876&p=15540#p15540
](https://www.terabyteunlimited.com/ucf/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2876&p=15540#p15540)

for only slightly related info.

On the system mentioned there, Partition Work on the installed BIU should
indicate the presence of 3 disks: Main HD, external USB HD, and, I think, a
printer which could, but doesn't, contain an SD card.

Sometimes, Partitiion Work only shows one disk, the main HD which restricts
what can be done with Partition Work and Disk Imaging because it also only
sees one disk. Also, the Boot Items are then messed up, because they don't
contain the external HD.

I think I'm at the point where I can restore EFI partition to get things
back where they belong.

I don't know yet whether or not there is a predictable sequence of events
that causes BIU to get into this damaged state.

TeraByte Support
 
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Re: Partition Work gets altered

Postby Bob Coleman » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:49 am

The drives have been connected all the time.

TeraByte Support wrote:
> For some BIOSes you have to attach the drives prior to boot. It detects
> the
> drive or not, if it doesn't have the drive in the list of drives that
> exist,
> BIU won't show it. So you'd want to look at your BIOS and updates for it,
> a
> cold boot may help too.
>
> "Bob Coleman" wrote in message news:15541@public.bootitbm...
>
> See
>
> [
> viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2876&p=15540#p15540
>
> ](viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2876&p=15540#p15540)
>
> for only slightly related info.
>
> On the system mentioned there, Partition Work on the installed BIU should
> indicate the presence of 3 disks: Main HD, external USB HD, and, I think,
> a
> printer which could, but doesn't, contain an SD card.
>
> Sometimes, Partitiion Work only shows one disk, the main HD which restricts
>
> what can be done with Partition Work and Disk Imaging because it also only
>
> sees one disk. Also, the Boot Items are then messed up, because they don't
>
> contain the external HD.
>
> I think I'm at the point where I can restore EFI partition to get things
> back where they belong.
>
> I don't know yet whether or not there is a predictable sequence of events
> that causes BIU to get into this damaged state.
Bob Coleman
 
Posts: 507
Joined: Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:58 am


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