6259: Acronis Backup & Recovery: Linux-like and Windows-like Disk Representation in Acronis Bootable Media

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Difference between the Linux-like and Windows-like disk representation in Acronis Bootable Media

This article applies to:

  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 11
  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 10

Description

For general information on Acronis Bootable Media please see Standalone Version of Acronis Software.

When creating Acronis Bootable Media, there is an option to select between Linux-like and Windows-like representation of disk letters:

  • If you create Acronis Bootable Media with Linux-like disk representation, the disks will be presented as they would in Linux:

    There will be no regular Windows drive letters.

    To access a network share you will need to enter smb:// or nfs:// depending on the protocol. For example, smb://server/share or nfs://my_box/my_exported_dir

  • If you create Acronis Bootable Media with Windows-like disk representation, the disks will be presented with regular Windows drive letters:

    (!) The drive letters as detected from Acronis Bootable Media may be different from those in Windows. See Acronis Bootable Media Displays Wrong Drive Letters.

    To access a network share you will need to enter \\. For example, \\server\share

More information

See also Difference between Acronis bootable media generated in product and the one downloaded from the website.

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