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Running Ghost from a DOS floppy - PC boots up into Ghost, accepts the Ghost session from the ...
25th November 2009, 10:10 AM #1
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Ghost 7.5 hangs at "dumping mft table file"
Running Ghost from a DOS floppy - PC boots up into Ghost, accepts the Ghost session from the Ghost server but, when I start to dump the image from the PC to the server it hangs at the "dumping mft table file" point.
I have checked and rechecked the HD for any errors but I stll get this 'hang'
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25th November 2009, 10:13 AM #2
I had a mysterious thing like this with ghost (I was so convinced I replaced the PCs hard drive). It turned out to be an issue with the universal PXE driver. I've found NetBootDisk.com - The Universal TCP/IP Network Bootdisk for M$ Networks is pretty bomb proof with ghost 7.
25th November 2009, 10:18 AM #3
That version of Ghost is quite out of date.
Try the various command line switches for disk access too.
- -fnx (Disable extended Int13 support)
- -fni (Disable direct IDE access support)
- -fns (Disable direct ASPI/SCSI access support)
The other option someone is bound to suggest : FOG.
25th November 2009, 02:14 PM #4
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OK finally got somewhere - the PC had one EIDE Western Digital Caviar disc installed - no errors reported by either Win XP or manufacturer's utilities - however it was setup as a Dynamic Disc with a single volume.
Converted the disc to Basic disc and it is now Ghosting with an estimated 45 mins left
Thanks for all the advice
p.s. netbookdisc.com is a cracking resource - thanks
25th November 2009, 04:37 PM #5
also worth trying
Originally Posted by TheLibrarian
(self explanatory and obviously if it is ide dont disable it)
25th November 2009, 04:47 PM #6
It is, just a shame you can't (well I can't anyway) make it work with Ghost 7's PEX boot.
Originally Posted by sakwoya
25th November 2009, 05:11 PM #7
if you want to pxe boot into ghost (any version) i have found the best way is to use VistaPE — Home and use that to creat a bootable wim file with ghost exes in there then basically f12 boot the pc into vista load ghost and away you go
27th November 2009, 12:06 AM #8
we use a WIM made with the VISTA waik with ghost32.exe in the system32 directory and added the command and switches to startnet.cmd to autostart ghost.
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