How to enable bootit makedisk to make internal HD bootable?

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How to enable bootit makedisk to make internal HD bootable?

Postby jacobsee » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:45 am

I am setting up a windows 10 system with Image for Windows, making backups onto a 2nd HD (4TB internal). I would like to use the bootit makedisk to make the 4TB HD bootable, so that the user can optionally boot into IFU and restore backup images to the main C drive (small SSD).

My last topic explains my workaround to use an older version of makedisk to allow a large EXTERNAL USB drive to be made bootable. However, in this scenario, I want my internal HD to be made bootable. However, makedisk does not show internal drives as options in the final 'Select Target' windows. Is this possible, or do I need to dive into the full BootitUEFI experience?

To be clear: I would like to leave my main C: drive with Win10 as is, just make an extra internal HD optionally bootable to allow image backups to be restored if needed.

thanks,
Eric
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Re: How to enable bootit makedisk to make internal HD bootab

Postby jacobsee » Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:08 pm

I'm also open to the possibility (and likelihood) that I'm going down the wrong path in trying to come up for a solution for what I want to do. I am a newbie at the Terabyte suite of software, so if someone could suggest the proper method for accomplishing this, I'd be grateful:

- simple system, booting to win10 on a smallish (250GB) SSD, running IFW on a schedule to take full + incremental backups to a large, internal drive, using Simple mode
- in a crisis, able to boot the system into IFU and restore a recent backup of the entire C drive back onto the drive, or a new SSD if necessary
- I've determined that I can use a USB to boot, but would like to avoid giving my customer one more thing to keep track of, would rather boot directly off the backup drive.

thanks!
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Re: How to enable bootit makedisk to make internal HD bootab

Postby Brian K » Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:49 pm

jacobsee wrote:
, but would like to avoid
> giving my customer one more thing to keep track of, would rather boot
> directly off the backup drive.

jacobsee,

This works. Create an IFU UFD. Copy the IFU partition to your 4 TB HD, resizing the copied partition to 10 MiB.
Boot the IFU partition from the BIOS Boot Menu or the BIOS Boot Override Menu.

But booting an IFU UFD would be simpler.
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