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    Thanks; much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by googlemad View Post
    We use NetBootDisk.com - The Universal TCP/IP Network Bootdisk for M$ Networks to build a CD that can create a network connection in DOS, then stick the Ghost.exe onto the CD and have a fully network ready Ghost CD

    The Ghostcast server is a early Pentium 4 XP box and works like a charm!
    Ditto - its a cracking bit of kit - and recently updated too..

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    Use the Windows AIK which will give you a Vista SP1/2008 wim image that you can use via WDS or put on a cd.

    This will include native SATA drivers for most controllers and give you a 32bit command prompt to run ghost from at full speed.

    Here are the instructions on adding drivers (which needs the aik anyway):
    HOW TO: inject drivers into Microsoft's free OS, Windows PE 2.0

    While your at it you might want to look at imagex and WIM imaging as it is really quite good and free to. You may have invested a lot in ghost but now that dos drivers are harder to find it may become a question of how much extra time it is costing you now rather than how much you paid then.
    Or you can just add them to the PE image with the ghost boot disk wizard in GSS 2.5

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMcCoy View Post
    Or you can just add them to the PE image with the ghost boot disk wizard in GSS 2.5
    Have they updated the core software to allow for windows based drivers? This would be a very positive step foward from there proviously DOS based heritage and would make keeping ghost software around a much more palitable option

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    I use a combo Image for Windows and Bart PE, which allows you to specify your own NIC drivers. Relatively simple to update and burn a new disc when required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    Have they updated the core software to allow for windows based drivers? This would be a very positive step foward from there proviously DOS based heritage and would make keeping ghost software around a much more palitable option
    You can use DOS or the Vista/2008 WIM supplied with ghost, it lets you add windows storage and network drivers to the build. Works for PXE or with the ghost client.

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    Another vote for Bart's PE Builder here.

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    heve you tried UBCD4WIn? a similar project to Bart PE?

    It also works with Driverpacks.net

    I'm having a similar problem with some Toshiba Tablet PC's with Intel ICH 9M SATA controllers.
    I can boot the UBCD4WIN DVD and load any additional mass storage drivers form wait for it..... a floppy disk!

    Steve

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    how i did it

    there is a ready made cd as previously mention the ultimate boot cd for windows.
    You can simply download that, and see if it will see the sata drives, if that works there is a way to make a 'plugin' that will allow ghost to work with the UBCD. ( you just copy some files, dll's etc across )
    I prefer bartpe, as it boots really fast if you keep it down to a minimum. You could be cheeky, and download the UBCD and then borrow the drivers for your own bartpe disc.


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    Thanks, everyone, for your suggestions and advice. I'll have another experiment with all this after half term.



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