Just a quick question, Can you make a bootable usb drive to use Ghost? I dont really want to carry a cd everywhere with me and a usb would make much more sence,
Not a biggie!, ta
I know its not the most idealest of ways of doin it but if i can prove that ghosting works then hopefully my boss will invest some money into it
Also yh you can make a bootable USB if i remeber correctly when using Ghost last,
I have used the "HP Drive Boot Utility in the past to make a bootable USB! i dont know if thats worth thinking of.
Yes you can. I've got a WD 120gig drive with a few ghost images on it. It's not quick but does the job.
What method did you use jcs808?
There are some complex methods documented around the web. It's easy on a small USB Drive, but if you want anything useful, like a USB HDD then you have to use other ways of doing it - the utilities around won't make a bootable disk that's bigger than 2Gb.
I've tried PuppyLinux and it's install to USB HDD app, which works nicely - however I didn't get around to modifying grub to boot the ghost.
As mentioned above you can use this utility from HP to make your Flashdrive bootable.
In the past I used the method of disconecting all internal HDDs from a PC and then with a USB flashdrive attached booted from a win98 boot disk and then Fdisked and formatted with /s to make it a bootable drive. This would probably work with a USB HDD... maybe
I have got a bootable USB for use when imaging my machines ( ghost multicast). It was Peter from SCL online sorted it out - To be honest it was a bit beyond me but as we have such a good relationship with SCL you could ring and ask him - or I will if it would help/ PM me if you need more info
bartpe is available on usb i use it to run ghost
Forget the USB, Create a floppy image of dos,ghost and network drivers then PXE boot the img file using pxelinux. Saves carrying a USB around and means you can do several machines at once. Alternatively use PXE booting partimage as its free, so you don't need to convince anyone other than yourself.
I use the HP tool to format the disk
Using DOS boot files I either d/led from MS or copied off a boot floppy, cant remember
Then put Net Boot Disk onto it - http://www.netbootdisk.com/
Which has virtually every NIC driver and works with all of ours. Also edited the logon script on the net book disk so it connects to a network share with ghost.exe
I can post the guide I wrote for the other IT staff if anyone wants?
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