Having a test look over the partitioning capabilities of BIBM.
In reading BIBM user guide, it is stated that: "Selecting this option causes the BootIt BM boot media to start in Partition Work mode instead displaying the Installation & Recovery Boot Menu. This is useful when you plan on using the BootIt BM boot media for doing partition work without installing BootIt BM. "
Does this mean I can use it for partition work w/o installing BIBM on my HD by indicating 'partition work' only when creating the setup media?
It seems like it can because I booted to the CD. However, it asked again for name and registration number, likely because I hadn't entered the (1) when creating the CD?
after booting to the 'partition work' CD, properties of my active partition noted NTFS: Bootable , but also This partition can not boot WinNT. Yet I boot Windows XP on the harddrive all the time. Also, for the MBR for the extended partition, there was a warning in properties that the last volume should be fat16/fat32, and file system id should be 15 instead of 5?? Yet I've had no issues in Win XP.
I read over the users guide fully on partition work. It looks like all operations performed one at a time if not cancelled, rather than queued before giving a go, like Acronis DD?
I answered my questions for the most part; operations are performed right now if not cancelled, and then followup operations upon a Windows restart as necessary, along with partition check and chkdsk before normal bootup into Windows XP.
I also have successfully removed all vestiges of Acronis DD10, and snapman.sys, as well as snapapi.dll. For simple partition work, BIBM will work fine for me now and when eventually upgraded to Windows 7 or it's successor.
So, for Imaging and Partitioning, Terabyte IFL and BIBM along with Terabytes great support, make me a happy camper.
Last edited by ronk
on Sun Nov 13, 2011 4:24 pm, edited 6 times in total.