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Message started by ghettoblaster on Mar 16th, 2008 at 8:39am

Title: Best way to make restore dvd?
Post by ghettoblaster on Mar 16th, 2008 at 8:39am

I am currently using ghost 8.3 to create restore dvd's for
laptops which works fine "in house" but its not very user-friendly
for end-users (no prompts to removedisk/restart etc).

I am thinking about moving to ghost 2003 but would there really
be any benefit to this?, ideally what I want is a restore disk that
boots asks user "do you want to continue with restore" proceeds
through ghost then says "please restart" or something like that.

Any advice would be appreciated..


Title: Re: Best way to make restore dvd?
Post by ben_mott on Mar 16th, 2008 at 2:38pm
hello again,
Try one of these floppies



Read this first :it has 2 floppies second one is like you want asks if you are sure?
8.3 corporate is good better  2003 is not pro (amature-ish)
Hard disk partition recovery faster than DVD :F10 on boot up to recover



regards Ben

Title: Re: Best way to make restore dvd?
Post by NightOwl on Mar 18th, 2008 at 9:42am

Any advice would be appreciated..

There's no *cookie cutter* answer to a question like this--when you start creating a *custom* boot disc, you have to decide what you want the boot menu to say, and what the Ghost program response will be for a given system--and each system may be *different*!

Ghost 8.3 and Ghost 2003 can be controlled from a DOS command line--so are very good at automation.  You will have to learn about the Ghost command line options and the controlling *switches*--and you will have to learn about the DOS *menu* creation process for the boot files--[config.sys] and [autoexe.bat].

Legally--you must have one license for each system that Ghost is used on--be it Ghost 8.3 or Ghost 2003--but, neither of those are available any longer--you would have to consider a volume license for Ghost Solution Suite 2.x--which comes with Ghost 11.x--the next version after Ghost 8.3 that is available.

Here's an example of DOS boot files that I have created--in this particular case I have placed this on a hidden primary partition on the HDD which can be activated from within Windows for a *One Button* backup, etc.--or can be activated by booting form an appropriate boot floppy or bootable optical disc:  http://radified.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1203371188/45

But, the above does not have to be on a HDD partition--it could be placed on an optical boot disc--but it would have to be modified to take that into consideration.

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