Partition Image files
- .imgPTN or .imgPTN23 files can be used as partition images (and in some cases, files with no file extension).
- Partition image files which have the exact same filename but no file extension will replace partition 3 (e.g. Ubuntux64.imgptn + Ubuntux64 will replace Ptn1 and Ptn3).
- A Partition Image is a sector-for-sector image of a partition (volume).
- It is possible to instantly replace Partition 1 and\or Partition 3 on the E2B USB drive with the contents of a partition image file.
- When a .imgPTN file is ‘switched-in’, one or more of the existing partitions on the E2B USB drive are replaced/removed.
- After an image is ‘switched-in’, you must Restore the original E2B Partitions before another can be selected.
- You can also use \_ISO\SWITCH_E2B.exe to switch-in or Restore the original drive partitions.
Example 1 – .imgPTN file
Example 2 – .imgPTN23 file
Example 3 – .imgPTNREP3 file
.imgPTNREP3 files must be on Partition 3 of the E2B USB drive.
Files on a bootable USB drive partition, ISO files, .zip files, image files or the contents of a folder can be converted to a .imgPTN, .imgPTNREP3 or .imgPTN23 file using the Easy2Boot ‘MPI ToolKit‘. You can also make an image of any partition using RMPrepUSB.exe – Drive->File.
How to ‘switch-in’ a Partition Image file
You can switch-in a partition image or restore the E2B USB drive partitions using any of these methods:
- E2B Menu system.
- agFM menu system (Legacy or UEFI).
- SWITCH_E2B.exe 32-bit Windows application…
Note: To pick .imgptnREP3 files from partition 3 in the E2B Menu system you will need to copy the “\_ISO\docs\Sample mnu files\E2B Menus\PTN3_IMGPTNREP3_MENU.mnu” to the \_ISO\MAINMENU folder. Edit the .mnu file as required. This also adds a ‘Restore E2B Partitions’ menu.
UEFI-boot to agFM in Partition 2 to run the new partition or restore the E2B partitions.