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You need to make a bootable CD: this works by containing an image of a Partition Magic bootable floppy - so the first thing you'll need is a known working Partition Magic bootable floppy with your IDE/SCSI [including SCSI-host] CDROM drivers on it. Check it.
Even with a known working Partition Magic bootable floppy, you'll very likely have to apply IOPATCH to its IO.SYS file - this puts a pause into the boot process in which your CD-devices can flash their lights, reset and so on without the CD's unavailability freaking out the configuration files being loaded from the Partition Magic bootable floppy - they'll now just have to wait till the CD-device is ready.
Having done this; you now edit the autoexec.bat and config.sys files to prepare a DOS home for the utilities you'll stick on the CDROM. This is based on a standard Win 98/98SE Partition Magic bootable floppy and makes a spiffy blue-on-black extended DOS menu to give your Partition Magic as extra boot choices.
Notes for creating a Partition Magic bootable CD/DVD:
Now make a folder on a Hard Drive, and copy mouse.com; mouse.ini; dimage.bat; pmagic.bat; & ghost.bat; into it. Make a sub-folders called: for Partition Magic - you may include the DriveImage *.PQI image - file of a working installation into the PQDI folder.
Now all you need do is fire up your favorite burning application and set it to make a Partition Magic bootable CD; with the image you have just made as its floppy-image.
But there is no need to make a Partition Magic bootable CD. The Partition Magic 8.0 program CD is already bootable and allows you to run Partition Magic from it.
Owned by Symantec, Partition Magic was the most popular and powerful partition management software along with its feature of creating bootable CD by Partition Magic bootable floppy in the past. But Partition Magic has ended of marketing for a long time. With the rapid development of IT industry, floppy is no longer as popular as it was in the past. Accordingly, the way of making a bootable CD with bootable floppy is out of date. Professional partition management software to satisfy users' advanced partition and hardware requirements is badly needed.
As a professional software publisher, EaseUS releases a serial of partition magic manager software aiming to optimize the usage of the computer and maximize its performance with basic and advanced partition functions. As Partition Magic alternative, EaseUS Partition Master is an all-in-one magic partition manager and reliable disk management toolkit. It can create WinPE based bootable disk to let you enjoy all the powerful partition management functions under the bootable environment.
Following is an example of creating EaseUS Partition Master WinPE bootable disk with EaseUS Partition Master.
Tips: EaseUS Partition Master WinPE bootable disk is only provided to our purchased users.
1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master.
2. Select "Tool" from the menu and select "Create WinPE bootable disk".
3. Start to create bootable disk.
4. After creating bootable disk successfully, run EaseUS Partition Master to manage your hard disk partitions from the bootable disk.