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Acronis loader fatal error boot drive (partition) not found on USB stick

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I am using Acronis True Image Home version 11.0 (build 8,101), and I selected "Create Bootable Rescue Media" and chose my 1GB USB stick.

But when I boot from the 1GB USB Stick, I get this error message:

"Acronis loader fatal error boot drive (partition) not found"

Is there a solution please?

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Is there an Acronis staff member that can help please? Anyone at all?

I have a laptop that does NOT have a CD/DVD drive, so I need to boot Acronis Trueimage off my 1GB USB Stick.

Please help, I need to urgently get this working in case I need to perform a restore.

Thank you.

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Hi Pat,

Can you please help me understand what they are saying, I don't understand.

Peter said he used a utility called PeToUSB to do the initialisation and then used the Create Bootable Rescue Media option in Acronis.

WHAT initialization? I loaded PeToUSB, and there's no option to select "initialization". So how do I initialize the USB stick?

Then someone else says, "Run the PeToUSB, format the memory stick, after you have copied your files first"

What does he mean "Run the PeToUSB"? Run PeToUSB and do what?

And what does he mean by saying after I run PeToUSB, I then format the USB stick? Doesn't that then remove everything PeToUSB is supposed to have done?

And copies WHAT files first? What does he mean? What files?

And PeToUSB has a "source path to BartPE and WinPE files". What do I select there? I don't have any BartPE and WinPE files and have no idea what they are?

Thank you.

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Tony,

Go directly to this site:

http://www.themudcrab.com/acronis_grub4dos.php

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That article refers to "Acronis Media Builder program". And it then says, "First, run the Acronis Media Builder on the flashdrive as you normally would. This will install the proper boot sector code to the partition and copy all necessary files to the flashdrive."

Where do I get the Acronis Media Builder program?

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This is the option to create a recovery media, from the Acronis True Image (ATI) program. This will copy the files to the flashdrive.

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I followed the instructions on that website.

I then tried to boot the Acronis off my USB stick, which actually does boot properly and properly displays the menu.

It loads the Grub menu, I select to run Acronis TrueImage from the menu that was created (menu.lst), and I get this following message:

"Loading Acronis Trueimage..."

But 2 seconds later, I get this message:

"Acronis loader fatal error boot drive (partition) not found"

What a waste of time :*(

Is this the problem? chainloader (hd0,0)+1

Should it be a different command? Maybe it's trying to run my hard drive and not the USB flash drive???? I even tried chainloader (hd1,0)+1, but that also failed to load Trueimage.

Isn't there a method that ACTUALLY WORKS? Please? Anyone?

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Tony,

As a workaround, you could try to download the trial version of 2011, and create a new bootable media with this more recent version. ATI 2011 will be able to recover images from V11.

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But then I need to buy and pay for version 2011 to use the USB boot stick to restore my images, but I don't need version 2011 because the version I have works great for me.

And how do you know that version 2011 can successfully create a bootable USB flash drive when my current version fails to do so?

And why does it keep saying "Acronis loader fatal error boot drive (partition) not found" ????

What partition is it looking for and why?

Update: I got it working. I used a different version of Grub4Dos and I selected the ISO option instead.

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Good to hear you got it working.
ATI 2011 works great with creating bootable media out of the box. But it looks like you will get back on your feet with V11.

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I just thought I'd mention that I'm using the newest build of ATI 2011 and am having the exact same issue with being unable to create a usable USB recovery media. I'll be trying the grub4dos linked here, but I thought someone should point out that purchasing 2011 does NOT fix this problem.

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That is disappointing indeed and very unprofessional of Acronis to NOT have fixed the USB stick boot rescue feature by now. Many people need a USB restore medium and rely on one, but it seems Acronis cannot be bothered to get this implemented properly.

It's not fair to force us to spend ages trying to figure out how to create our own bootable USB stick, it should be part of the program to begin with with a WORKING ability to create a bootable USB stick with a few clicks on the button. And Acronis is still using linux drivers for the rescue medium which IS A PAIN. It takes me over 90 minutes to restore my data because Acronis uses linux drivers and not windows drivers on their rescue medium. And I cannot be bothered spending ages creating my own windows driver based boot USB stick, even if that's possible, which I doubt. Programs like Shadowcraft, uses WinPE3, which is why it's so much faster than Acronis. So Acronis is too lazy to do that as well it seems :( Using windows based drivers on the rescue medium, only takes my data 20 minutes to restore compared with over 90 minutes using Acronis Linux based rescue medium.

Goodbye Acronis. If you cannot even bother to help us get an out of the box boot USB stick rescue medium and cannot be bothered to use WinPE3, then I cannot be bothered buying your products again.

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For my part, while I have managed to get most of the way there using grub4dos, I am stuck on loading the nfs.ko kernel module during the restore tool - not that I have been able to fathom why it's loading NFS, mind you! It's a good thing I'm not in any kind of hurry to get that machine restored, or I'd be good and screwed.

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We shouldn't need to get grub4dos working. Acronis should ALREADY have this fixed and sorted for us and seeing they don't even have this fixed in the latest version is truly disappointing indeed.

Good luck getting the USB stick working..it took me ages to figure out..something I should NOT have been put into a position to do. I should be able to create a bootable WORKING USB stick direct from their "Create Bootable Rescue Media", but as you know, if you select a USB stick, the USB stick DON'T WORK and gives a partition error.

I hope Acronis are reading this and that they will fix this for us please.

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Understood. Several users have had some issues with ATi creating bootable USB key. Sometimes it is because they are confused and just click the "make this bootable" option for the destination of the backup. Othertimes (it happen to me) the installed didn't put the right files at the right place on my x64 machine. With the later builds of ATI 2011 (6597, 6696), these problems disappeared. But some users still report problems with certain brands of USB sticks.

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I will happily continue to buy ATI in the future if they fix this. Because I really do love ATI, been using it for years. But recently I no longer have an DVD/CD drive, so I need a bootable USB stick rescue.

I hope they can fix this and also include an option for windows drivers so it can speed up the process dramatically.

90 minute restore compared to 20 minute restore is a HUGE difference, so they need to help us create rescue medium using windows drivers and not linux drivers.

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Tony,

Good feedback. You should use the feeback link at the top of this page also.

If you buy the Plus Pack, you get the right to produce a WinPE environment which has the Windows drivers. I would like to see ACronis provide this as the default, frankly, but it is not the case today. Even with the Plus Pack, the creation of the WinPE medium is not for the average user...

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I actually created a WinPE Bootable CD using the free Acronis BartPE plugin when I first bought ATI a couple of years ago. But can no longer use my CD/DVD drive, hence, why I wanted a bootable USB stick.

The WinPE Bootable CD creates and restores my hard drive in around 20 minutes. But the ATI bootable USB stick takes around 90 minutes. Those linux drivers, that's why :(