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Ghost 11.0 cloning

Ghost 11.0 cloning

Ghost 11.0 cloning

I have Symantec's Ghost Solution Suite 2, and I'm trying to learn what all I can do with it.  I have used older versions of ghost and have done disk-to-disk cloning within the same computer; I have also done drive-to-drive cloning over the network without much problem.  I've even made Windows client floppies that you use to attach to a Windows server and load from an image stored there.  NO problem.  But everything I have ever done is with IDE hard drives and bootable floppy disks.  Here's where the problem comes in.

Last year and this year's EETT money was spent on Gateway computers that have SATA hard drives.   My new version of Ghost has the drivers for the specific NIC that is in the Gateway computers, so I can make a bootable floppy disk that will load the correct NIC driver and and give me the choice to be Master or Slave over Peer-to-Peer.  I do the same with another machine and can successfully clone one drive to another, over the network; keep in mind that these computers have SATA HDs and IDE CDs.  So I got the bright idea to make a bootable CD, since the floppy option requires 2 disks for the set, and Ghost gives you the option to make an ISO file that can be burned to CD.  So I did.  Created my boot ISO file that contained no special HD drivers, but contained the correct NIC drivers.  Then I used Nero to burn that ISO to a CD.  When I put the CD in the computer to be cloned and start from the CD, the computer does not even begin to load.  I get an error message like this:  Boot Failure HD System Type-(00)

I found an entry that matched this error in Symantec's Tech forum, but that particular entry had to do with SATA CD-ROM drives, but mine are IDE.  I have googled this error message and read SOO many entrys, but none of their solutions seem to fit me.

Using the floppies I was able to set up a GhostCast session between the Win2003 Server running Ghost and a client machine, but most computers don't have floppy drives any more, and I'm trying to get away from having to carrying around a USB floppy drive and two floppy disks.  Ghost has the option to create bootable CDs and I would like to take advantage of that option.  Any ideas?

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