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Message started by Jimbosw007 on Mar 25th, 2009 at 2:07pm

Title: NEWBIE - Need help with Ghost Boot Disk
Post by Jimbosw007 on Mar 25th, 2009 at 2:07pm
Hello - I have some questions about the boot disk: The newest version (comes with Ghost Suite 2.5).

1) HOW CAN I change the disk assignment (for the CD) during the boot up? I can't use the Deploy Anywhere because the CD drive turns out to be the C: drive on the boot disk. When I try and run the EVAL I am supposed to put the CD drive letter in AND the C: drive where I want the install to take place but they are the same !
2) HOW CAN I change the properties of the log in in my DOS commands (Bat file) so the PASSWORD doesn't show the letters during input ?
Here is my BAT file:

set path=%path%;x:\ghost


cd \ghost

rem --- This will create primary OS drive configuration ---

ghost32.exe /setosdrives /blind >> x:\ghost\startlog.txt

@echo off
echo "Enter user name "
set /p UserName=

echo "Enter password"

set /p Password=

net use P: \\perseus\img /user:%UserName% %Password%

start ghost32.exe

3) IS THERE A WAY to change the Default on the boot disk? When I boot up and the Ghost GUI comes up it defaults to the X: drive in the GUI...I'd like it to go right to my Server P: drive
that we used our credentials to log in to.

Any guidance would be very appreciated...
I hope I explained the questions alright but if not let me know....

Title: Re: NEWBIE - Need help with Ghost Boot Disk
Post by NightOwl on Mar 26th, 2009 at 1:34am
@ Jimbosw007

If you're loading *ghost32.exe*--you are not using a DOS boot disk!  

Ghost32.exe is the version of Ghost that is designed to run from a DOS prompt from within Windows--so you're not exactly asking a question about a *DOS based boot disk*--but more a *batch file* to be run under some form/flavor of Windows.

But, to answer your question--Google is your friend:

hide input of password in batch file

Hiding user input in a Batch File

Let us know if that works!

Regarding other issues with GSS 2.x, you might find more experienced folks with that here:

Symantec Ghost Solution Suite (GSS) support forum

Title: Re: NEWBIE - Need help with Ghost Boot Disk
Post by TheShadow on Apr 3rd, 2009 at 7:32am
To use Ghost32.exe, I just put the program on my desktop and run it from there.  NO batch files or dos prompts are needed.

It opens the ghost window on my screen and I run it just like I did Ghost 2003 from a boot floppy.  NO Problemo!


Title: Re: NEWBIE - Need help with Ghost Boot Disk
Post by Lurker on May 3rd, 2009 at 10:35am
WOW, this thread died a quick death. ::)

I'd be curious to know if the author of this thread was able to 'fix' his problem.   :-/

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