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Need Help Ghosting with Ghost 7.5 and boot CD

Need Help Ghosting with Ghost 7.5 and boot CD

(OP)
Hello,

I currently have Symantec Ghost 7.5 and I have about 20 brand new identical machines.  I am looking to setup up one machine the way I want it and then dump the image of the machine to bootable CD's.  These computers do not have 3.5" disk drives so I see a bootable CD as my only option.  I have created the image just fine and created the bootable CD just fine, which loads the CD drivers and the mouse drivers, then puts you directly into Ghost.exe.  When I created the image under High Compression it took 4 CD's to span the image.  Once I booted up the computer with the boot CD and everything appeared to run just fine and the image began to load on the machine.  Around the end of the first CD Ghost.exe would error out and give me Error 437.  I did a little reading on this error and found it was possible due to the compression, so I created the image again with Fast Compression and this time I got to the second CD before it gave me Error 437.  Just as a test thing, I stuck a 3.5" disk drive into one of the computers and booted that computer with the same disk I used to create the boot image on the CD and ran Ghost.exe pulled the image off the 4 CD's under High Compression and the Image loaded just fine.  This problem has me fairly baffled and any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
-Mike

RE: Need Help Ghosting with Ghost 7.5 and boot CD

Hello FireMike84,
Did you find out what makes error number 437, please?
Somebody says that 437 comes out from CD-Rom in out of order.

RE: Need Help Ghosting with Ghost 7.5 and boot CD

(OP)
freefax,

I never really found out exactly what that error was but it was not because of an out of order CD-ROM I tried multiple computers and still had the same issue what I did to resolve the problem was create a sperate boot CD from the Image CDs.  Using an old Windows 98 diskette I created a boot image that booted the computer into the DOS version of Ghost 7.5 and would create my ghost image from their onto a CD-R.  From there I would use the same boot CD to start the computer I wanted to apply the ghost image to and would simeply get to the part where I have to point it to the ghost image and I remove the boot cd and insert the first cd of the image point to it and go.  At this point it prompts me everytime I need to put the next CD in.  Hope this answered your question.

-Mike

RE: Need Help Ghosting with Ghost 7.5 and boot CD

Okay, FireMike84.
I believe that it comes from media error,I.E., if you use brand new CDR or CDRW disk.

Even though Symantec homepage explain this or that about error number 437, anything couldn't explained exactly.

I tried to find the reason or to solve the problem but in vain by any means,
and finally cured successfully, by replacing brand new CDRW disks.

RE: Need Help Ghosting with Ghost 7.5 and boot CD

Does anyone have a bootable disk for Ghost Images for a Compaq 530s?  Need assistance

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