The CF-19 MK5 "Acronis hates me" triple(?) build and rebuild thread...

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  1. thewanderlustking

    thewanderlustking Notebook Evangelist

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    So last June I built two "Air Combat Command Edition" (GENUINE!) MK5's. (that build thread is here:) Both have been well used and well loved! I kept one, and basically gave the other to a coworker at cost. Now I have two more wanting machines. The first one is in my hands tonight. And I killed the platter drive I put into mine. I have another machine on its way, and SSD drives arriving for mine.

    And of course Acronis is killing me... I don't use this software very often. And last time I had the VERY same issue.

    What is the problem? I have a nice backup image made, but Acronis won't load the backup, or let me browse to the drive containing it. I dug through all 5 pages of my last thread, and I think I found the solution finally. I am going to dig it out and try it in this thread.

    This time the computer I am building is operational at least. But the eBay seller claimed that it was loaded with W7 64bit Pro. And shipped it with 32bit. And while at first glance there are no driver yellow ?, none of the Panny Drivers are loaded. He found the Panasonic Driver Download manager though, werrrrggggg duh lol.

    The next post will be the working process!
     
  2. thewanderlustking

    thewanderlustking Notebook Evangelist

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    THE PROCESS!!!

    1) Setup Acronis USB Tool (ideally this should be done in NTFS format, but I never found this option)
    2) Get backup onto an NTFS formatted drive. Seems nothing else will work. At least it wouldn't with the file size of the backup I am using.
    3) "Mark" the drive with the backup. Enough drives show up when you load Acronis, it can be hard to tell if the right one is there. I dropped a text file onto the drive named simply "This Drive."

    (still not completed, will edit further)
     
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  3. thewanderlustking

    thewanderlustking Notebook Evangelist

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    So it seems the main problem is I have to drop the files for backup onto an NTFS formatted drive. Acronis makes the backup media in Fat32... I don't remember seeing a way to do it otherwise. Backup file is stored on my MacBook. And it won't let me write to NTFS drives. So I dropped it onto an external USB drive. Then wasted time trying to read that drive... It was formatted for Mac...

    Problem 1) Getting the file OFF the MacBook. Using OSX's Disk Utility, erase the (usb external) drive, set if for ExFAT, and for Scheme select GUID Partition Map. Then the file can be dropped onto the drive.

    Problem 2) Of course the ExFAT drive also isn't read by Acronis... So now it has to be transferred using a PC. Copy to desktop (or wherever you prefer), them copy that onto a NTFS formatted thumb drive.

    Right now I am stuck at the waiting point. Waiting for stuff to copy from point A to Point B, And I still need to move from B to C....

    There HAS to be a better damn way.... If only I could write the backup to a couple DVDs or something.
     
  4. safn1949

    safn1949 I'm sure I'm on the wrong planet

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    Live boot Linux and format the USB in NTFS or Fat32, drop Tib file onto USB and you're done,recover. The USB doesn't need to be bootable so simple.
     
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  5. Toughbook

    Toughbook Drop and Give Me 20!

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    Are you using Acronis to take an image off of a regular hard disk and transfer it to your new SSDs? I could swear I have ready that can be fraught with issues down the road. Just sayin'...
     
  6. User32

    User32 Notebook Consultant

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    Arcronis is trash anyway, Macrium Reflect or go home.

    Or just do a reinstall, moving from HDD > SSD isn't a great idea, alignment issues and all that.
     
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  7. toughasnails

    toughasnails Toughbook Moderator Moderator

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    It's always best to do a full install when installing a SSD. I used my Arcronis backup but was getting errors/crashes. If you check out the OS forum they will tell you the same. Do a full install
     
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  8. thewanderlustking

    thewanderlustking Notebook Evangelist

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    Fat32 won’t accept the image file “this file is too large for the format of the drive”. The issue is the backup is sitting on my MacBook.... So I can’t write it to an NTFS drive. How the hell I got it onto the Mac is a mystery... Hence the funny business.

    Good to know but currently no. Still trying to setup a platter drive on this first one. I did need to transfer everything off my MK1 onto SSD this way though. The MK5 aren’t too bad to setup the long way. Is there a work around?
     
  9. thewanderlustking

    thewanderlustking Notebook Evangelist

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    Damn... Then the MK1 may not be doable.
     
  10. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    Or you can do what I did.
    Partition a 32gb usb stick with the Acronis boot partition being fat32 and the tib storage partition being ntfs or exFat.:biggrin:


    Good info here
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