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BIBM on flash drive: gpt disk questions

Postby minimalist » Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:45 pm

I used makedisk to put BIBM on a flash drive and then removed the news.hlp file. In a previous thread support indicated this would make the flash drive an installed version of BIBM.

Setup: UEFI/GPT computer. Boot from (UEFI or MBR, I think I've done both) flash drive BIBM.

Questions(in order of interest):

1) If I have two NTFS partitions of the same size on the GPT disk, I am able to copy from the first, but unable to paste to the second. Is this expected behavior?

2) If I try to launch Image for DOS from the main BIBM screen, I get nothing or an error message. Is this expected behavior?

3) When BIBM is launched from the flash drive, the first thing to happen is a question about installing BIBM. Is this expected behavior?

Background: I am looking for a partition/backup/cloning framework for some UEFI boxes, but don't really care too much about entire partition backup. I really like BIBM for MBR, so it is one of the contenders. If gdisk wasn't such a pain, I'd just use linux and dd.
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Re: BIBM on flash drive: gpt disk questions

Postby TeraByte Support » Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:30 am



"minimalist" wrote in message news:11267@public.bootitbm...

I used makedisk to put BIBM on a flash drive and then removed the news.hlp
file. In a previous thread support indicated this would make the flash
drive an installed version of BIBM.

Setup: UEFI/GPT computer. Boot from (UEFI or MBR, I think I've done both)
flash drive BIBM.

Questions(in order of interest):

1) If I have two NTFS partitions of the same size on the GPT disk, I am able
to copy from the first, but unable to paste to the second. Is this expected
behavior?

> copy/paste in partition work requires the target be free (unpartitioned)
> space.

2) If I try to launch Image for DOS from the main BIBM screen, I get nothing
or an error message. Is this expected behavior?

> no, what is the error message?

3) When BIBM is launched from the flash drive, the first thing to happen is
a question about installing BIBM. Is this expected behavior?

> Depends on the mode of the flash drive created. Create it in partition
> mode. Also, for imaging you can also use Image for Linux boot disk.

Background: I am looking for a partition/backup/cloning framework for some
UEFI boxes, but don't really care too much about entire partition backup. I
really like BIBM for MBR, so it is one of the contenders. If gdisk wasn't
such a pain, I'd just use linux and dd.

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Re: BIBM on flash drive: gpt disk questions

Postby minimalist » Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:07 am

TeraByte Support wrote:
...
>
> Questions(in order of interest):
>
> 1) If I have two NTFS partitions of the same size on the GPT disk, I am
> able
> to copy from the first, but unable to paste to the second. Is this
> expected
> behavior?
>
> > copy/paste in partition work requires the target be free (unpartitioned)
> > space.
>

Duh. I'd forgotten this.

> 2) If I try to launch Image for DOS from the main BIBM screen, I get
> nothing
> or an error message. Is this expected behavior?
>
> > no, what is the error message?

As I said, I'm mainly interested in partitioning/cloning, so I don't really care whether it works or not.

The error message is ERR 103 and then it hangs after pressing any key so a hard reset is needed. bootitbm.ini gets trashed on the flash drive. This box does have other peculiarities, a USB mouse that works on other BIBM installations does not work here. But the keyboard navigation works really well - although the right hand side of the boot menu dialog(filling drive slots) is a little hard to figure out(but this too is FYI, as I'm not going to boot anything).

>
> 3) When BIBM is launched from the flash drive, the first thing to happen is
>
> a question about installing BIBM. Is this expected behavior?
>
> > Depends on the mode of the flash drive created. Create it in partition
> > mode. Also, for imaging you can also use Image for Linux boot disk.
>

Yeah, that is how I originally created it, but bootitbm.ini was overwritten from question #2 above. Info for others: to start in partition mode insert "StartAt=2" under [Options] in bootitbm.ini.

...


Thanks for the help. I will use BIBM for partitioning/cloning on UEFI/GPT systems.
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Re: BIBM on flash drive: gpt disk questions

Postby TeraByte Support » Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:46 pm

those type of ERRxxx are when things required can't be loaded from the
media. So perhaps the file system isn't clean or the BIOS isn't working
correctly.


"minimalist" wrote in message news:11274@public.bootitbm...

TeraByte Support wrote:
....
> nothing
> or an error message. Is this expected behavior?
>
> > no, what is the error message?

As I said, I'm mainly interested in partitioning/cloning, so I don't really
care whether it works or not.

The error message is ERR 103 and then it hangs after pressing any key so a
hard reset is needed. bootitbm.ini gets trashed on the flash drive. This
box does have other peculiarities, a USB mouse that works on other BIBM
installations does not work here. But the keyboard navigation works really
well - although the right hand side of the boot menu dialog(filling drive
slots) is a little hard to figure out(but this too is FYI, as I'm not going
to boot anything).


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