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Windows 7: Macrium Reflect Linux Rescue CD "RTnetlink answers = file Exist"


26 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Basic 32 OEM
 
 
Macrium Reflect Linux Rescue CD "RTnetlink answers = file Exist"

Hi, I'm currently using Macrium Reflect Free to backup my Netbook's Drive C: which contains Windows 7.

Now I'm trying to see if my backup actually works by trying to restore it through the Linux Rescue ISO from Macrium but since this is a netbook and I don't have an external ODD, I'll make do with a USB flash drive

The USB flash Drives boots fine, I can get past the Boot Menu which contains Memtest and Linux Rescue CD(Provided by Macrium).
After selecting Linux Rescue CD, I get a black page with the message "RTnetlink answers = file Exist" error and now I'm stuck.

I've also searched this forums for any macrium + RTnetlink error but I couldn't find relevant results.

I've also searched for the error code posted above but I couldn't get any helpful information

My specs are

HP Dm1z E350 Windows 7 Home Basic OEM 32bit
Kingston 2gb DDR3 1066+HP OEM(Hyundai) 2gb DDR3 1066
Hitachi 320gb (68gb C: and 229gb D
Ralink 5390 Bluetooth + Wifi N
Realtek 8168 Gigabit Ethernet.

I'd be glad to post any other information required if that would help.

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26 Nov 2011   #2

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Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Hello Blu3martini and welcome to Seven Forums. Please forgive me if I've misunderstood your post. I'm not always the sharpest tool in the shed!

You said, "Booting the ISO goes fine until as posted in the Thread title above I get a "RTnetlink answers = file Exist" error and now I'm stuck."

Simply performing a direct copy of an ISO image file will not write the directory and file structure needed to use that file. The usual method is to burn the ISO image to CD or DVD to get an actual working file.

Burn a CD or DVD from an ISO file

Since you want to create a bootable flash drive you may want to read over this tutorial. I think (and I could be wrong) you need to save the ISO file in a convenient location (like the desktop) and then burn it to the flash drive.

Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

I know of another free program that might work but I've never used it.

ISO to USB
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26 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Welcome to SevenForums!

It's very smart of you to make sure the rescue disc (or USB stick) is working before you actually end up needing it. Kudos for that.

The "RTnetlink answers = file Exist" message by itself doesn't really sound like an error to me, more like an informational statement. Are you saying that the boot process get hung up at this point and nothing further happens?
Where exactly does the message appear?

I think that RTnetlink has something to do with your Realtek 8168 Ethernet controller. A possible workaround would be to disable anything LAN-related in your BIOS and try booting the USB stick again. If it starts working, at least we'll know for sure what the problem is.
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26 Nov 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Basic 32 OEM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Hello Blu3martini and welcome to Seven Forums. Please forgive me if I've misunderstood your post. I'm not always the sharpest tool in the shed!

You said, "Booting the ISO goes fine until as posted in the Thread title above I get a "RTnetlink answers = file Exist" error and now I'm stuck."

Simply performing a direct copy of an ISO image file will not write the directory and file structure needed to use that file. The usual method is to burn the ISO image to CD or DVD to get an actual working file.

Burn a CD or DVD from an ISO file

Since you want to create a bootable flash drive you may want to read over this tutorial. I think (and I could be wrong) you need to save the ISO file in a convenient location (like the desktop) and then burn it to the flash drive.

Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

I know of another free program that might work but I've never used it.

ISO to USB
Sorry if my post is a bit misleading but I already have a Bootable Flash Drive with the ISO contained in it using YUMI or Unetbootin downloaded from pendrivelinux.com
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26 Nov 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Basic 32 OEM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corazon View Post
Welcome to SevenForums!

It's very smart of you to make sure the rescue disc (or USB stick) is working before you actually end up needing it. Kudos for that.

The "RTnetlink answers = file Exist" message by itself doesn't really sound like an error to me, more like an informational statement. Are you saying that the boot process get hung up at this point and nothing further happens?
Where exactly does the message appear?

I think that RTnetlink has something to do with your Realtek 8168 Ethernet controller. A possible workaround would be to disable anything LAN-related in your BIOS and try booting the USB stick again. If it starts working, at least we'll know for sure what the problem is.
The "RTnetlink answers = file exist" appears seconds later after selecting the Linux Rescue CD option in the boot menu.

I'll try disabling the gigabit LAN in the BIOS/EFI although I don't really get why it would cause such prompt with a Linux Rescue CD that doesn't have any network options.

I've also tried to boot the same ISO in virtualBox and it works although the point is moot in restoring inside the Virtual machine.

As a last ditch effort, I'm installing XP inside virtualbox right now so I can create a BartPE rescue CD/ISO with Macrium Plugins, makes me wonder why don't they just provide the plugin files so that Vista and 7 users can also use it without having an XP at hand.
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26 Nov 2011   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Strange message.

I recommend you make the Winpe rescue disc instead.

You just need to d/l a copy of macrium v5 ( the trial version will be fine ).

It will make a winpe disc for you.
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26 Nov 2011   #7

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

When you created the Linux Rescue ISO did you try Compatibility Mode? You press the Advanced button then check Compatibility Mode. This sometimes sorts problems.
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26 Nov 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Basic 32 OEM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Strange message.

I recommend you make the Winpe rescue disc instead.

You just need to d/l a copy of macrium v5 ( the trial version will be fine ).

It will make a winpe disc for you.
I don't have 1.7gb to spare.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
When you created the Linux Rescue ISO did you try Compatibility Mode? You press the Advanced button then check Compatibility Mode. This sometimes sorts problems.
No not yet I'll be trying it after disabling my NIC in BIOS/EFI as suggested in the first post.

Installing Macrium in XP was a no go either it seems that the BartPE rescue CD was only for Version 4 which is now discontinued.

If my last option fails, I think I'll just try to learn how to use Clonezilla or get Drive XML instead with a UBCD4Win. I'll have to do the re-install from scratch though to make a clean Image again.
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26 Nov 2011   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

The 1.7GB download is used to make the ISO the actual ISO is much smaller about 350MB.
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26 Nov 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home Basic 32 OEM
 
 

@Corazon

Disabling the NIC is a no, HP's EFI doesn't have much options.

@kado

I got the Macrium Plugins from a certain forum post in Macrium thanks to google, it was a year old but the link wasn't deleted so I got a BartPE ready and will reboot and test now.

I'm still trying all the remaining options and the 1.7gb download will be a last resort.
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