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    Anyone with Norton Ghost knowledge! Desperate!

    Hi Guys,

    I have 80 Asus EeePC 901s (xp versions) to Image. I've Created a backup of the C and D drives of the Master 901 that I then want to copy out to all of our 901s, When I ran the Norton Recovery Disk on the 901 that I want to copy the image to, it said to use System rather than Filename as its multiple disks rather than single. but due to there being 2 disks it requires a System Index File (.sv2i) rather than the .v2i of each individual Disk backup. Where can I get the System Index File from?

    George

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    How did you backup the c and d drives in the first place?

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    p.s. this is on Norton Ghost 14

    Loaded it and went to Define Backup Wizard - Back up my computer - Highlighted C & D Drives and clicked next - Independant Recovery Point - Backup Destination is my External Hard Drive - Name is "Drive Backup of (C:\), (D:\)" - Changed nothing on Command Files page - on the final Completing the Define Backup Wizard page, the first 3 lines still read:

    Drives and backup destination:
    (C:\) to (F:\C_Drive001.v2i)
    (D:\) to (F:\D_Drive001.v2i)

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    Hi George

    I'm not sure why you would have the need to image both the C & D drives (does D hold a recovery image?). But my experience, assuming you are using a Windows Server network has been to
    - Partition the hard drive on all machines.
    - Create a ghost image from the master machine after having loaded all the software you require, saving it onto the master D drive.
    - Copy this on to the network so it is accessible to all machines
    - Copy the image onto the D drive of the next machine.
    - Run ghost and Restore the image from the D drive.
    - You will then have to rename the machine on the network. This is done by...
    - Removing said machine from domain.
    - Restart the machine and login as the administrator.
    - Rename the machine.
    - Restart and login as administrator
    - Reassign to the domain.
    - Reboot

    You end up with all the machines with the same software / applications / different names on the same domain.

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    Hi Stinkfoot,

    I want to image both drives as I want all of the permission rights and accounts that I have setup on the 901s to go across as well, Have set an Account up for Teacher and Student, obviously student has been restricted.

    George

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    Does this mean they are not networked to use roaming profiles?

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    no, they use the standard Windows XP log on screen, 2 users; Teacher and Student; which then have a mapped drive to the network depending on who they are (Teachers have RMStaff and RMShared Docs and Students just RMShared Docs)

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    Mmmm, So what is on the C:\ drive and what is on the D:\ drive? And are they mapped to a server?

    How about creating a third partition (E:\) saving an image of C & D separately, copying these to each machines E:\ drive and then Restoring them to each machines C:\ and D:\ drive?

    I have two ICT suites. One (the Key Stage 2 Room) is all singing all dancing with the machines logging onto the a Windows Server 2003 using roaming profiles.

    I also have another ICT suite for Key Stage One, where the machines are much like your machines using a standard XP logon, with Teachers and Pupils having user logons and each being mapped to folders on the server. These machines have been partitioned with a Ghost Image copied to each D:\ drive and then restored using Ghost. Works a treat.

    So it would be interesting to know what the D:\ drive is for. I'm off home now, but will check out the thread when I get there.

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    Morning!

    The C:/ is 3GB, it has Documents and Settings, WINDOWS and Program Files (albeit with only default Microsoft folders such as MSN Gaming Zone, Internet Explorer and Common Files in it) Folders.

    The D:/ is 7.5GB, home to the Program Files folder only.

    Out of interest, is it possible to remove the partition? surely that would solve the problem.

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    OK problem seems to have resolved itself! Bizarre, third time lucky I guess?!

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    Congratulations!

    I must admit, I think I may have been sending you down a blind alley! We use RM Ones and Fujitsu Esprimo 3510s, and as such its very easy to do what I suggested. However I wasn't too keyed up on the use of these notebooks, and the size of the hard drive etc. It does seem like many educational establishments are going for this kind of machine due to its functionality and mobility.

    Anyway, I hope it all pans out OK for you. Good Luck

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