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Message started by WSC3 on Apr 25th, 2008 at 4:24pm

Title: Adding Firewire and USB Drivers to the Bootable CD
Post by WSC3 on Apr 25th, 2008 at 4:24pm
I've successfully created a boot disk that loads Ghost from your very detailed instructions.  I now need to adjust it so that I can see my external HDD.  (I have a USB and a Firewire one.)  How do I do that?

Thanks.

Title: Re: Adding Firewire and USB Drivers to the Bootable CD
Post by Rad on Apr 26th, 2008 at 1:53pm
NightOwl is moving. He'll be busy for a little, but should be swooping by soon.

Title: Re: Adding Firewire and USB Drivers to the Bootable CD
Post by WSC3 on Apr 26th, 2008 at 3:01pm
Great.  Got to be an easy way to make that fabulous NightOwl boot CD work with USB and Firewire external drives.  I can get to Ghost in DOS, but i can't see my images....

Title: Re: Adding Firewire and USB Drivers to the Bootable CD
Post by fb on Sep 27th, 2008 at 9:02am
Did you ever manage to get this working? I'm trying to get a bootable CD to Ghost the image of a laptop onto an external USB Hard Disk :)

Title: Re: Adding Firewire and USB Drivers to the Bootable CD
Post by roxe on Sep 30th, 2008 at 10:41pm
Wow, I had no idea that USB drivers needed to be added to a bootable CD.

A number of years ago while still using W98SE, I made a Ghost floppy with a mouse driver. Very simple floppy just to Ghost my drives to a separate hdd. (you "oldies" here may remember helping me do this, getting the mouse driver working).

When I gave that computer away and got a new one for XP Home, I kept on using that same Ghost floppy in ghosting my XP drives. It works just fine.

Got tired of using the floppy, so thought of putting the floppy files on a CD. Used Nero Burning Rom to burn the files directly from the floppy. Works just fine!

Got a Toshiba A205-S5825 laptop which I proceeded to upgrade from Vista Home Premium to XP Pro. No floppy on the laptop; lots of USB ports. So I purchased a USB external hdd enclosure from Tigerdirect, put my IDE 250gb drive in it, hooked it up to the laptop; partitioned and formatted it with 3 logical drives. Set the bios to boot from the DVD-RAM drive; put the OLD Ghost CD in it, and ghosted my C and E drives.

Just reading thru some of these threads tonight, it appears that one needs USB drivers to do this??

So, being curious about what will happen when I put those Ghost files back on my laptop, I promptly copied the few files from E over to D (in case something went wrong) and then booted up to the CD and put the E drive ghost file back onto E drive.

Checked it out... everything looks just fine!

Am I just being lucky??

Or am I not understanding something? :)

Title: Re: Adding Firewire and USB Drivers to the Bootable CD
Post by roxe on Sep 30th, 2008 at 10:56pm
Here is what is on my very simple Ghost CD...

Ghost folder = Ghost.exe; Ghosterr.txt
Autoexec.bat
command.com
config.sys
io.sys
Mouse.com
Mouse.ini
Msdos.sys

Autoexec.bat =
@eccho off
Set tz=Gho+08:00
Mouse.com
echo loading...
CD Ghost
Ghost.exe

Config.sys =
LastDrive = Z

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