Is it possible to force dismount the system volume (named c:\ in XP but x:\ in BartPE)
while in BartPE running from a RAM disk B:\ on the hdd,
(as set up by Shirin's tutorial on Boot Land here :
Reason/problem-challenge - I use Drive Snapshot,
and it will CREATE an image while booted in RAM,
but won't RESTORE an image because it says the system volume (x:\ = c:\) is still in use -
as evidenced by the failure of chkdsk c: /f from BartPE in RAM
(error message - system volume still in use)
edit > actually, cmd.exe is running FROM the system partition! x:\minint\system32\
I don't know if Shirin's method is incomplete -
maybe it doesn't create a full or true RAM drive?
is this possible? after all, it is installed on the (x: = c:) system partition?
Understand that DS will RESTORE an image when booted from my BartPE CD.
It will also RESTORE an image "at next boot" ,
when that option is selected from the app while it's running in XP -
after reboot the machine goes into DS's RESTORE mode that has a blue screen window like chkdsk does.
Others have said that Macrium Restore will both CREATE & RESTORE images
whilst booted from a hdd RAM BartPE or LiveXP.
In fact, after I get this sorted out & gain some understanding
about how/why this is/isn't working, I aim to try one more time w/ LiveXP.
My BartPE RAM disk by Shirin's method boots in 25 sec. on
XP.Pro.sp3 Intel Celeron 2.0 GHz/2 GB RAM/7200 rpm IDE
the boot CD takes 2min 50 sec
I only keep the OS on the system partition, no data,
so images are ~2.75 GB & restore in 3 minutes or so.
However I need to get there, my goal is to create a hdd-based RAM boot
from which I can run Drive Snapshot to both CREATE & RESTORE from @ very fast speeds,
given my 5 yr old machine.
Thank You for any helps