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    boot cd from a partition

    trying to make a boot cd from a partition, going to be our own ghost nic boot cd. have got a working floppy but ghost doesnt fit on it. was unable to inject ghost into a boot cd using floppy emulation. it just cant be done.

    found some instructions for doing it with a 640mb partition. sys the partition, copy files on, burn in nero except it doesnt work and ive already accidently converted my ntfs c: drive to a 640mb partition somehow using a win98 boot disk once!

    anyone ever sucessfully done this?

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    Re: boot cd from a partition

    I successfully made Ghost CDs from floppys by using the WinImage

    I then read the first disk, changed the format to 2.88MB disk, then added the Ghost.exe from the second disk, into the ghost folder.

    Then save this as a IMA image, then burned it using Nero.

    It then works as the floppy disks would, but just a lot quicker!

    Don't know whether this method would work for you?

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    Re: boot cd from a partition

    that sounds what i wasoriginally trying to do. thanks i'll give that a go

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    Re: boot cd from a partition

    We use a Universal Boot Floppy thing I found on the net - it boots and creates a ram disk and does it all from there - I can send details if you want.

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    Re: boot cd from a partition

    someone else at work has made a disk. i wanted to make a cd version that potentially could add stuff to (more than 2.88mb) ...a thing worth knowing how to do me thinks.

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    Re: boot cd from a partition

    once you've got it working on Floppy, you can then use that to build your CD boot disk

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    Re: boot cd from a partition

    not if you want more than a floppy sized data you cant. Thats why i was experimenting with hard disk emulation rather than floppy disk emulation.

    i got it working with the 2.88 disk method after working thru some problems such as the floppy image was messed up, so started again with a working floppy, then the ramdrive was too small for ghost so had to increase that, then then remastered UHA file was extracting incorrectly to a folder, so i had to rebuild that. then it worked lol :-)

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    Re: boot cd from a partition

    I used a USB key to build mine, seemed to work well enough

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    Ghost on CD's

    Been a while since I have done this.

    Create ghost image of the drive/partition using a split according to your CD size, I usually just stick with 650mb.

    Use bootdisk.zip and create a bootable floppy.

    You need to extract the Ghost.exe and Ghost.bat, I did this by creating a Ghost startup disk on floppy and extracting the files from there.

    Edit the .bat file, my example is below.

    GHOST.EXE -clone,MODE=pload,SRC=%CDROM%\Fujitsu.GHO:1,DST=1:1

    Now burn it all to CD.

    I used Nero, select create a bootable CD, insert the ghost.exe and ghost.bat and then the 1st section of the image. Nero then asks you for the boot file location, I directed it to the floppy created using bootdisk.zip.

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