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    ghost 8 (corporate) and sata drives

    does anyone have any experience of creating and sending out images from ghost 8 and sata drives?

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    Re: ghost 8 (corporate) and sata drives

    On 7.5 you need to disable direct IDE access support by adding the -fni switch.

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    Re: ghost 8 (corporate) and sata drives

    I can update this post now. After a tired and fruitless search last night, not long after posting here, I tried another search, and seem to have come up with an answer, i.e. the image is 33% done.
    Use the switch -NOIDE if copying and imaging solely between sata drives.
    If you have an IDE and an SATA drive, or only IDE drives -FNI Forces Ghost to use the BIOS to gain access to the IDE drive.
    Up to 44% now.

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    Re: ghost 8 (corporate) and sata drives

    I have 70 nec's that all have sata drives and never had an problems imaging to the network and back again without changing any switches or anything.

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    Re: ghost 8 (corporate) and sata drives

    same here, ive never even tried to change anything because it just works, we use Ghost 8 Corporate

    although i dont think ive ever tried putting an image created from a SATA drive onto a IDE drive or vice versa, always been to and from the same type

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    Re: ghost 8 (corporate) and sata drives

    On our VL350s, we have a mixture of S-ATA and P-ATA drives. The same image works on both but that is because the P-ATA and S-ATA ports hang from the same controller. If it was a third party controller doing the S-ATA it would probably throw a strop.

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    Re: ghost 8 (corporate) and sata drives

    some interesting replies. These are brand new machines from Stone, all with sata drives. I used one machine to prepare the image, installing the os and all the software, and took the image from that to my machine, which is how we've always done it, but it was very slow. Trying to put the image out to the other new machines seemed to be going well, with each machine picking up the session but then they would just hang until the process timed out. The ide machines, set up with the same os and software just sailed throught the process both ways. I'm matching like with like here, no ide to sata, for example. But that little switch, -NOIDE, did the trick. I'd like to say it all went swimmingly, but a fuse kept tripping (yeah man) which left half the room powerless. But that's another problem for another day.

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    Re: ghost 8 (corporate) and sata drives

    I have some Dell boxes with SATA disks and found that RIPREP image I created on one with Hyper-Threading enabled didn't work on one without it!

    Check the BIOS to see what options are there. Some even allow you to trick the PC into thinking you have PATA disks instead.

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    Re: ghost 8 (corporate) and sata drives

    That'll be the HAL. One will be the 'uni-processor' and the other the 'multi-processor'. I believe it is possible to manually select the 'multi-processor' HAL on a single non-hyperthreading CPU, which should make it portable to a multi-processor (or hyperthreading enabled) system.

    EDIT: Just re-read Ric_'s post and realised that it contradicts what I have said. My info is somewhat out of date, so please ignore me on this one!

    EDIT: I just found this though which might be of help.

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    Re: ghost 8 (corporate) and sata drives

    I have 15 Intel D865GVHZ motherboards with SATA drives, which I have imaged using Symantec Ghost Enterprise which uses Ghost 8.2. No problems, very fast, lovely. Now I am trying to do the same with 15 Biostar P4M800 M7 A boards, with absolutely no success. I can't even take an image. Sysprep runs, the computer restarts into the Ghost partition, the NIC seems to have installed, but when Ghost starts, the computer freezes. No mouse, no keyboard, no nothing. I've tried going the other way using boot floppies, with the same result.

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    Re: ghost 8 (corporate) and sata drives

    Does the bios have an option to set the SATA mode to Compatible or IDE instead of RAID? Make sure you have the latest BIOS also, VIA made some updates to thier SATA rom code over the last year.



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