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RE: Emergency Boot Option

Bit late in the day as this issue looks to be resolved already but:

It be an ISO version of SafeTech. Its been a saviour to myself, especially considering a large client site on our most recent rollout lacked floppy drives on all their fancy new slim laptops. silly

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That ISO damages drives and causes Error 92h.

Has anyone been able to emulate * succesfully* this Emergency Floppy?

I made an image of the floppy and when it runs, Safeboot sees the encyrpted drive as Desk 1, and not Disk 0, therefore doen't work.


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I've tried your option "Bootdisk.exe E:"

As I've explained above, this doesn't work because SafeBoot only knows how to deal with Disk 0 and when you run the Emergency Boot it's see the Encyrpted drive as Disk 1, not Disk 0, therefore doesn't work.

Message was edited by: eepc_monkey on 19/07/12 12:18:58 AM

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All sorted.  Had to pull a rabit out of a hat, but it works.  You'd think it would work out of the box, wouldn't you?

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RE: Emergency Boot Option

Note that in order for this to build in the ISO, you have to turn this multi boot option on. I missed it the first time through.

Thanks m.taylor for a great tip.

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Because of waste of CD i';ve combine both safetech (floopy image) and Wintech into 1 CD.

it's easy to do it with isolinux(cd/dvd)/syslinux(usb)


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@ Mirrorless,

Have you actually performed an Emergency Boot on a drive?  Just because the app runs doesn't mean that it works!

I used the ISO someone posted up on this forum and it actually caused a Error 92h.

Boot up the floppy and tell me if Disk 0 is the encyrpted drive or your CD's environment is Disk 0.

I made an image of the floppy and put it on a disc and found that the Encyprted drive was Disk 1, not Disk 0. therefore it wouldn't work.

I have since found a way of flipping this around so it works.


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I think this related on how the image bootup and detect the hardware..

Do you still have the ISO? maybe i can check it out..

My isolinux.cfg / syslinux.cfg boot menu

LABEL Safetech

MENU LABEL Boot to McAfee SafeTech  for Emergency Boot

KERNEL /boot/memdisk append initrd=/safetech/safetech.img

No issue :

With my isolinux All in one multibootable CD (safetech + wintech).

Safetech working fine with emergency boot..

Problem :

With syslinux bootable USB stick, Yes it's detect my hardrive as 1 (I believe the image has taken up drive 0 or USB stick as drive0)

- So far our IT support using CD not USB (since i;ve not provide them on how to port it to USB in other word there no support for usb stick yet)

Message was edited by: mirrorless on 7/26/12 3:12:41 AM CDT
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