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Message started by somms on Mar 26th, 2008 at 12:55pm

Title: Ghost Corporate 11.5.0 build2113 breaks support for external firewire drives!
Post by somms on Mar 26th, 2008 at 12:55pm

https://forums.symantec.com/syment/board/message?board.id=109&thread.id=12678

Don't waste your money on this latest version of Ghost...

Title: Re: Ghost Corporate 8.3.0 build1355 1/15/08...
Post by Nigel Bree on Mar 26th, 2008 at 6:51pm
This is licensed code, and not freeware. You still need a GSS1.1 license to use this legally. Why anyone would imagine otherwise is frankly beyond me.

Title: Re: Ghost Corporate 11.5.0 build2113 4/22/08...
Post by Rama on May 11th, 2008 at 6:06pm
I think the message could have been worded differently. I have licensed copies of GSS 2.1 and found out about the new release only when I signed on here. Glad we have this board to keep us informed.  :)

Title: Re: Ghost Corporate 11.5.0 build2113 4/22/08...
Post by Nigel Bree on May 11th, 2008 at 7:11pm

Rama wrote on May 11th, 2008 at 6:06pm:
I have licensed copies of GSS 2.1 and found out about the new release only when I signed on here. Glad we have this board to keep us informed

Of course, if you read the official forums, you'd get that too (just without the encouragement to pirate the product). We post announcements about new versions and LiveUpdates regularly there.

By the way, since the signature link now points at the 2.5 installer, it's worth noting that the ELS license keys for this are different to the 2.0 ones. It's a new major version, and not a free update.

Title: Re: Ghost Corporate 11.5.0 build2113 4/22/08...
Post by Rama on May 11th, 2008 at 7:31pm
By the way, since the signature link now points at the 2.5 installer, it's worth noting that the ELS license keys for this are different to the 2.0 ones. It's a new major version, and not a free update.

Glad you pointed the licensing issue. I am not sure if it is clear in the announcement.

Rama

Title: Re: Ghost Corporate 11.5.0 build2113 4/22/08...
Post by Rama on May 11th, 2008 at 10:43pm
Obviously the new release has enhancements. Before buying a new enterprise license, especially for small users ~ 5 licenses, we may like to know the enhancements which may be of value which would justify the upgrade. Most small users tend to stay with a stable software and upgrade when there is a substantial payback. Would welcome feedback on this aspect which will help a lot of users to decide upgrading.

Rama :)

Title: Re: Ghost Corporate 11.5.0 build2113 4/22/08...
Post by somms on May 12th, 2008 at 2:04am
Somewhere between 11.0.2 build1573 and this latest version support for external firewire drives has been broken.

Just had to drag and drop back to the earlier version of ghost.exe onto the DOS bootable USB flash drive in order to get it working again so this is clearly an issue with 11.5.0 booting from DOS...totally broken therefore I will not be upgrading or using FWIW...

No matter what switch I attempt to use ghost 11.5.0 will no longer recognize my external firewire drive.  Considering that the DOS version 11.5.0 has now swelled to 2.20 MB up from the 1.83 MB of 11.0.2 makes me wonder if this was an intended feature.

Anyways...sticking with 11.0.2 since 11.5.0 no longer supports Firewire in DOS...

BTW:  The WinPE bootable format is a nice option but just to slow and bloated for me to use a bootable CD or USB with this format...


Title: Re: Ghost Corporate 11.5.0 build2113 4/22/08...
Post by Brian on May 12th, 2008 at 2:39am
somms,

How long does your CD and USB flash drive take to boot into the VistaPE? You mentioned it was slow.

Title: Re: Ghost Corporate 11.5.0 build2113 4/22/08...
Post by somms on May 12th, 2008 at 10:43am

Brian wrote on May 12th, 2008 at 2:39am:
somms,

How long does your CD and USB flash drive take to boot into the VistaPE? You mentioned it was slow.


Couple minutes...

With ver11.0.2, the bootable USB drive used consisted of the following files taking up only 2.05MB of space (MOUSE.COM isn't even required) and boots in seconds:


Code:
AUTOEXEC.BAT
COMMAND.COM
GHOST.EXE
IO.SYS
MOUSE.COM


For ver11.5.0 to see external firewire drives you are now forced to use WinPE which eats 138MB and takes minutes to boot! :P

BTW:  The image I did a test restore with WinPE 11.5.0 failed with an internal error...DOS bootable 11.0.2 imaged correctly w/o error...

Linux bootable USB version of ghost boots alot quicker than the WinPE but still not as quick as DOS version...Linux Thin Client UI leaves alot to be desired as well...

Title: Re: Ghost Corporate 11.5.0 build2113 4/22/08...
Post by Brian on May 12th, 2008 at 4:50pm
somms,

As your WinPE was 138 MB I assume you didn't tick "Deploy Anywhere Driver Database with the image." Paradoxically, if you include the drivers the boot time is halved. Less than a minute with a USB flash drive. Maybe you don't want to, but you could run your Ghost 11.0.2 from the bootable media. As a test, I ran Ghost 8, IFW, A43 and Drive Snapshot.

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