Quote: Originally Posted by Anderson2
Can you share how you made a BartPE disk with Paragon integrated onto it. I would like to do that too but found the instructions on Paragon's website confusing. Could you share how you did it with someone who has never done it? Or better still share your iso file since both BartPE and Paragon Free are freeware?
I don't think my ISO will really help you. It has a ton of other software and is highly customized for my system (my specific drivers, network settings, etc).
I would start by making a basic BartPE disk with your drivers. You will need a Windows XP CD (preferably with SP3) and then grab PEBuilder and follow the guides here: Bart's Preinstalled Environment (BartPE) bootable live windows CD/DVD
You may need to add some critical drivers. I added drivers for SATA (not on the XP disks by default) as well as my specific video and network adapters.
Once you have created a working BartPE disk, you can start adding other software tools and customizing for your preferences. I've added my favorite editor, file manager, Firefox, and a whole bunch of other tools. Even pre-configured my TCP/IP settings.
Adding the Paragon plugin was relatively painless. I just downloaded this: http://ftp.paragon.eu.com/support/DB10/PSG_BartPE.zip
and followed the instructions in DB9x.htm. They were written for version 9 but they work with the current 10.2 Paragon software.
In short, in the BartPE\plugin\ folder you create a DB9x folder and and place the stuff from the ZIP referenced above into it. Then you have to copy the contents of your Paragon installation folder into BartPE\plugin\DB9x\files\ folder. After that, you need to add a couple of DLL's copied from your Windows\system32\ folder.
Then run PEBuilder to create a new ISO.
It took me a day or two to make my first BartPE disk; that was mainly caused by some issues with my original Dell XP disk (undoing some special Dell registry permissions). I spent another day or two customizing it with a bunch of my favorite tools and preconfiguring them for my preferences. Making a BartPE disk for your system is not a trivial job.
However, adding the Paragon plugin took well under an hour and didn't involve anything more complicated than copying the Paragon files to the correct folders per the instructions in DB9x.htm.