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    ghosting Stone laptops

    We have some new Stone laptops, model GT1WS, which are a step up (sata drive, dual core) from their LM13WS models, but in all other respects are identical, same nic etc. I managed to get the LM13WS to boot into the ghost console without too many problems, once the Broadcom nic problem had been solved, however, the new laptops won't boot from the same floppies. They'll boot from a Win98 boot floppy and from a program such as BootIt NG.
    Has the panel any suggestions?

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    Re: ghosting Stone laptops

    As it is a SATA HD have you included the switch at the end of the Ghost command in autoexec.bat:

    Ghost -FNI

    to switch of IDE accessing?

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    Re: ghosting Stone laptops

    haven't even got as far as that point. the machine just hangs when it should be loading drivers from the floppy with the cursor blinking away top left.

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    Re: ghosting Stone laptops

    Sounds to me like this could be your answer. Try edititing autoexec.bat on your boot floppy as suggested. I think you will find that you are one step closer to imaging your laptop after that.

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    Re: ghosting Stone laptops

    just tried that and all I saw was "a" with a superscript "n" (as you might write a squared), then it hung again.

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    Re: ghosting Stone laptops

    OK. I would try recreating the disk and put the autoexec modification in again. I don't recognise that error message. I am hoping now that it is just your boot disk that is corrupt that is causing you this extra little problem.

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    Re: ghosting Stone laptops

    how olds the floppy disk that you are using, have you tried a different floppy disk/ floppy from another batch
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    what version of ghost are you using. You may if the symantec software allows us a bootable cd (cdrw), i am hoping to use ghost to boot the pc via the nic.

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    Re: ghosting Stone laptops

    brand new, in that I had to peel off the celophane wrapper to get at them. I've tried the boot disk from the old(er) version of the laptop with several other types of machine, and I get the disk to attempt to load, but the GT won't have it, but it will boot from a Win98 floppy.
    Ghost 8
    boot cdrom is my next try

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    Re: ghosting Stone laptops

    Just an update on this topic. After a long search we came up with this site which provides the necessary drivers to boot the laptop, load the nic drivers and allows you to go on to ghost the machine. It works without a switch for for both sata and ide hdd's, takes a little longer to load as it has to unpack the drivers, but well worth it I reckon.

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    Re: ghosting Stone laptops

    I use that disk for all my ghosting.

    Ben

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    Re: ghosting Stone laptops

    I also use Bart's stuff:

    http://www.nu2.nu/bootdisk/cdrom/

    http://www.nu2.nu/bootdisk/

    I prefer the universal one though - its updated quite often.

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