1519: Acronis Bootable Media Displays Wrong Drive Letters

Also read in:

Translate to:

Operating Systems:

The full version of Acronis Bootable Rescue Media uses Linux environment, the naming convention of which is different from Windows

Symptoms

  1. You boot from Acronis Bootable Rescue Media (full version);
  2. The partition and drive letters are different from the ones displayed in Windows.

Cause

The full version of Acronis Bootable Rescue Media uses Linux environment. This results in the default Linux letter assignment rules, which may be different from the ones in Windows.

Solution

Try identifying the drive or partition you need by size or label.

For example

Acronis Bootable Media Windows 7

(!) If you have a USB drive, it is recommended to plug it in after booting from Acronis Bootable Media, so that it does not receive the drive letter of your system partition.

In Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 you can change the drive letter representation. See Acronis Backup & Recovery: Linux-like and Windows-like Disk Representation in Acronis Bootable Media.

More information

This is a standard behavior. It does not mean that the drive letters in Windows have been changed.

See also Chapter 2.1.1 Naming Convention at http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/docs/HOWTO/other-formats/pdf/Partition.pdf

Tags: 

You are reporting a typo in the following text:
Simply click the "Send typo report" button to complete the report. You can also include a comment.
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
4 + 0 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.