I am trying to set up a laptops with the following configuration:
1 Hard Drive, 2 partitions.
1st Partition - Windows XP
2nd Partition - Hidden FAT32
Is there a way I can install PING (PartImage is Not Ghost) so that if i boot the hidden partition it loads the program?
Eventually I want to turn this into a recovery partition that automatically reimages the XP partition.
That was my thought. This is where I am currently.
I have used GParted to created a hidden partition. I have used a program called mbr.exe from Terabyte to do this
This works and when I boot the laptop, it dispays a message for 5 seconds saying "Press F12 to boot the recovery partition". I have copied all the files from the PING bootable cd iso onto the hidden partition but when i press F12, it says "this is not a bootable disk. please insert a bootable floppy and press any key to try again."mbr 0 /install sel 5 12 "Press F12 to boot the recovery partition"
MBR.EXE will install a MBR to hard drive 0. The MBR will display the
message "Press F12 to boot the recovery partition" for 5 seconds, and
the F12 key will cause a hidden FAT/FAT32 to be selected for booting.
How do i get the hidden partition to boot the files to load ping?
Doesn't it need to be an image file? (e.g. WIM etc?)
If I use the bootable CD, I can boot into PING. from there, I can create images and restore images. How can I transform a bootable cd into a bootable partition?
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