Restore package run as ISO or IMG?

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Restore package run as ISO or IMG?

Postby gggirlgeek » Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:19 am

Hello,

I have a netbook with no cd drive and only 1 USB drive. I often need to reactivate my Bootit installation when messing around with new OS installs. However, keeping it installed to a USB drive is a complete waste of 8Gb and I need the drive for other things during these OS installs.

On the USB drive I have a Grub4dos installation, and I also have a partition on my hard drive dedicated to Grub4dos multibooting. These are both handy so that I don't have to reformat my USB drive every time I want to install something new.

Is there no way to restore my Bootit Installation on the hard drive's boot partition either by ISO, IMG, or a particular boot file through Grub4Dos (such as "BootitBM"? (My attempts with the ISO and IMG only allow me to access the USB stick and not the hard drive.)

A fourth alternative might be a configuration file copied over to Bootit, which is installed and running off of my USB drive (as a USB-HDD, not an FDD, with other files on the drive.) (I had it installed this way before installing it onto the hard drive.)

Thanks a lot.
gggirlgeek
 
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Re: Restore package run as ISO or IMG?

Postby TeraByte Support » Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:53 am

You can dedicate a small UFD to it, put it on a CD, or just force a boot of
the BootIt partition if possible.

"gggirlgeek" wrote in message news:3131@public.bootitbm...

Hello,

I have a netbook with no cd drive and only 1 USB drive. I often need to
reactivate my Bootit installation when messing around with new OS installs.
However, keeping it installed to a USB drive is a complete waste of 8Gb and
I need the drive for other things during these OS installs.

On the USB drive I have a Grub4dos installation, and I also have a partition
on my hard drive dedicated to Grub4dos multibooting. These are both handy
so that I don't have to reformat my USB drive every time I want to install
something new.

Is there no way to restore my Bootit Installation on the hard drive's boot
partition either by ISO, IMG, or a particular boot file through Grub4Dos
(such as "BootitBM"? (My attempts with the ISO and IMG only allow me to
access the USB stick and not the hard drive.)

A fourth alternative might be a configuration file copied over to Bootit,
which is installed and running off of my USB drive (as a USB-HDD, not an
FDD, with other files on the drive.) (I had it installed this way before
installing it onto the hard drive.)

Thanks a lot.

TeraByte Support
 
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