Linux-based bootable media

When using the media builder, you have to specify:

  1. [optional] The parameters of the Linux kernel. Separate multiple parameters with spaces.

    For example, to be able to select a display mode for the bootable agent each time the media starts, type: vga=ask

    For a list of parameters, see Kernel parameters.

  2. The Acronis bootable components to be placed on the media.
    • Universal Restore can be enabled if Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Universal Restore is installed on the machine where the media is created.
  3. [optional] The timeout interval for the boot menu plus the component that will automatically start on timeout.
    • If not configured, the Acronis loader waits for someone to select whether to boot the operating system (if present) or the Acronis component.
    • If you set, say, 10 sec. for the bootable agent, the agent will launch 10 seconds after the menu is displayed. This enables unattended onsite operation when booting from a PXE server or WDS/RIS.
  4. [optional] Remote logon settings:
    • user name and password to be entered on the console side at connection to the agent. If you leave these fields empty, the connection will be enabled on typing any symbols in the prompt window.
  5. [optional] Network settings:
    • TCP/IP settings to be assigned to the machine network adapters.
  6. [optional] Network port:
    • the TCP port that the bootable agent listens for incoming connection.
  7. The type of media to create. You can:
    • create CD, DVD or other bootable media such as removable USB flash drives if the hardware BIOS allows for boot from such media
    • build an ISO image of a bootable disc to burn it later on a blank disc
    • upload the selected components to Acronis PXE Server
    • upload the selected components to a WDS/RIS.
  8. [optional] Windows system drivers to be used by Acronis Universal Restore. This window appears only if the Acronis Universal Restore add-on is installed and a media other than PXE or WDS/RIS is selected.
  9. Path to the media ISO file or the name or IP and credentials for PXE or WDS/RIS.

Linux-based bootable media