General description of BartPE and instructions on how to create BartPE media with the Acronis True Image plug-in
This article applies to:
If you are using Acronis Backup & Recovery 10, see Acronis Backup & Recovery 10: Building BartPE with Acronis Plug-in.
BartPE (Bart's Preinstalled Environment) is software that allows you to boot into Windows-like environment from a CD/DVD. BartPE uses Windows drivers and has Windows-like graphical user interface. You can add any storage drivers to BartPE.
It is possible to install applications into the BartPE environment. For detailed information on BartPE please refer to http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/.
BartPE builder runs on the following operating systems:
(!) BartPE does not support Windows Server 2008 and 64 bit systems.
(!) If you have an Acronis True Image product, you will need to download the plug-in from your Acronis account:
See also Free Plug-ins for Acronis Home Products.
(i) Please make sure you have Acronis True Image installed prior to creating BartPE with Acronis Plug-In
Install Acronis True Image plug-in for BartPE
Acronis True Image Echo
To get the plug-in in Acronis True Image Echo you need to use the Custom type of installation:
Then choose the plug-in for BartPE to be installed:
All other Acronis True Image versions
Run the downloaded BartPE & Safe Media installation file and follow the installation wizard instructions.
Getting started with BartPE and Acronis True Image plug-in
The description is based on PE builder version 3.1.10a:
Make sure you have Acronis True Image plug-in enabled on the Plugins screen:
In the BartPE environment you can add two types of drivers: storage drivers and network drivers. For instructions on how to add the drivers please refer to http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/help/english/drivers.htm
There is also an option to add storage drivers (for RAID or SCSI devices) at BartPE boot-up. (You need to press F6 and point to the drivers location). Popular storage drivers are available at http://nu2.nu/pebuilder/drivers/.
If an error occurs when building the BartPE ISO file with the Acronis True Image plug-in, please get the log file of PE builder. (The default location of this file is C:\pebuilder3110a\pebuilder.log). Attach this log file to your request when contacting Acronis Customer Central.
When you boot from the newly created BartPE media, Acronis True Image can be found here:
Go -> System -> Storage -> Acronis True Image.