How to create bootable media
To enable creating physical media, the machine must have a CD/DVD recording drive or allow a flash drive to be attached. To enable PXE or WDS/RIS configuration, the machine must have a network connection. Bootable Media Builder can also create an ISO image of a bootable disk to burn it later on a blank disk.
Linux-based bootable media
Start the Bootable Media Builder either from the management console, by selecting Tools > Create Bootable Media or, as a separate component.
Select the way volumes and network resources will be handled—called the media style:
The wizard will guide you through the necessary operations. Please refer to Linux-based bootable media for details.
PE-based bootable media
Acronis Plug-in for WinPE can be added to WinPE distributions based on any of the following kernels:
If you already have media with PE1.x distribution, unpack the media ISO to a local folder and start the Bootable Media Builder either from the management console, by selecting Tools > Create Bootable Media or, as a separate component. The wizard will guide you through the necessary operations. Please refer to Adding the Acronis Plug-in to WinPE 1.x for details.
To be able to create or modify PE 2.x or 3.0 images, install Bootable Media Builder on a machine where Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK) is installed. The further operations are described in the Adding the Acronis Plug-in to WinPE 2.x or 3.0 section.
If you do not have a machine with WAIK, prepare as follows:
It is recommended that you familiarize yourself with the help documentation supplied with Windows AIK. To access the documentation, select Microsoft Windows AIK -> Documentation from the start menu.
Using Bart PE
You can create a Bart PE image with Acronis Plug-in using the Bart PE Builder. Please refer to Building Bart PE with Acronis Plug-in from Windows distribution for details.