Universal Ghost CD, works great!...or does it?
Aiight guys. So I took the Universal Network TCP/IP boot disk, made it into a CD, enabled CD-ROM support [still can't believe it took me that long to figure out how to do lol] and then put ghost on it. Needless to say, the login script I made boots up ghost, and the rest of the cd works great in detecting the right driver.
However, there's a major problem with the cd and my network. I'll review this the best I can. If I use a traditional ghost floppy, I can pop it into the machine I'm building an image out of, and successfully dump that to a ghost server on the other side of the network, no problem. If I use the universal ghost cd I made, I can also successfully dump the image to the ghost server on the other side of the network, no problem. I use only multicasting. So that works well. So let's try deploying the image. I then pop the floppy in, and it transfers no problem to the client. I then pop the CD in.....and it fails at 89 percent every time. No idea why.
So then I thought ok, let's move the client machine over to the same 5 port switch on my desk where I have the multicast machine with all the images. Used the CD, it worked perfectly. No problems. The cd just didn't like the slightly larger network that is the high school.
I'm slightly confused. I could never find all the right drivers for my machines around the network, and this universal boot CD was supposed to solve everything. It looks extremely awsome, but it just doesn't complete the multicast.
So here are the interesting facts. On the floppy disk, I noticed it ALSO pauses the transfer at 89 percent, HOWEVER, it continues after 15 seconds or so and ends the transfer successfully. The CD on the other hand, stops at 89 percent, and after 15 seconds or so, says "Connection reset by client" on the ghost server.
We are using multicast server and ghost version 7. Thanks so much for any advice! It would be a pain to have to get floppies together at the last second.