How to make BartPE bootable on a fat partioned hardrive?

ericore
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Tools in BartPE for to make bootable:
peinst is designed for NTFS\
pe2usb is designed for FAT, except that it requires formating which is not an option

It's not an option because I want to install bartpe to a portable drive of 500GB that is full, and my computer's hard drives are small by comparison.

What's the solution, how can I make bartpe bootable on a fat partioned hard drive without formating that hard drive?
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Consult the following text file for more info.
pe2usb.txt
HainKurtSr. System Analyst

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pe2usb is designed for FAT, except that it requires formating which is not an option

they mean usb is formatted in FAT :)
HainKurtSr. System Analyst

Commented:
go to here : http://www.nu2.nu/download.php?sFile=pebuilder3110.zip
download pebuilder3110.zip

extract to your hdd, run builder, it will search for system disk, and create booteble usb...
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HainKurtSr. System Analyst

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using this command

pe2usb -f <usbdrive:>
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pe2usb in BartePE program files is disfunctional.
pe2usb 3.0.0.7 is fully functional however only works with USB sticks

Conclusions: It is not possible to make BartPE bootable on FAT partitioned hard drive.
                   However, peinst can make NTFS hard drive bootable easily; I knew that long ago.
                   When you get a portable hard drive, make it NTFS; forget FAT.

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Final note: BartPE on a usb stick will not detect a USB hard drive, since its BartPE will only recognize 1 USB device and so if BartPE is launched from USB stick it only recognizes that device....this problem has plaged my laptop....but I don't see why it would be different for any other system.

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