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Single Panasonic floppy stops at 450MB
Jan 15th, 2007 at 5:20pm
 
Hi Nightowl and El Pesc Grin

I have made a single Panasonic Floppy as per the instructions, ie. no himem, no tick for assign drives etc, and it fires up Ghost and runs an Integrity check OK.
However, when doing a ghost image to USB HDD,  it hangs up about 1min 30 sec into process with about 450mb copied.
It stops in about the same place every time, and does it on two different XP systems.
The Two Floppy set works really well but it would be nice to get it down to one....... Grin

Any Ideas
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Re: Single Panasonic floppy stops at 450MB
Reply #1 - Jan 15th, 2007 at 7:40pm
 
Evereti wrote on Jan 1st, 2007 at 4:20pm:
"... Hi   El Pesc   and Nightowl

I'm Back.....!

Few weeks ago I created a single Panasonic Ghost boot floppy (and a CD version) and all seemed well....however my testing regime was flawed.....I tested it by running an Integrity Check on an existing Ghost Image. Using my Iomega USB HDD.

Now that it is time for another backup I used the single floppy and Ghost hung up about 450-460mb (1 min 30 secs) into the backup.....froze the system and required the big red button to get back.  It does this on both my XP systems.

Dual floppy works perfectly....single floppy works perfectly on Integrity check but gets stuck every time 450mb into process......

Any Ideas

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Whoops!  Nonetheless - not a clue, mate!  The obvious answer would be that the two-diskette set has features that the single diskette does not, but I doubt anyone would subscribe to that.

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Re: Single Panasonic floppy stops at 450MB
Reply #2 - Jan 16th, 2007 at 2:55am
 
Evereti

Post the list of boot files on the floppies, plus the contents of the *autoexec.bat* and the *config.sys* for each boot sets so we can see what you are using that works and doesn't work.
 

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Re: Single Panasonic floppy stops at 450MB
Reply #3 - Jan 16th, 2007 at 6:15pm
 
Hi Nightowl

I have the same probem on two USB Drives (Iomega and generic caddy with old Hitachi drive) and on two systems. The silly thing is, I know when it will fail.  When the Ghost run panel appears (the one with the # of mb copied, time remaining etc) the fields with the info flash lots of numbers and the last field (Time Remaining) is slightly elongated. When it works correctly I don't get the flash and that field is the correct length.
Another funny thing is that after it hangs up and I have to hit the big red switch, the target folder on the USB drive is empty, ie despite it saying that it copied 450mb, it is not there....!  These may be red herrings.....!

ANYWAY. AS REQUESTED

Single Floppy after the Ghost Procesing looks like so:

Ghost folder (with Ghost.exe)

USB Folder (with USBASPI.sys and DI1000DD.sys)

Autoexec.bat with:

@echo off
SET TZ=GHO-10:00
MOUSE.COM
echo Loading...
CD GHOST
GHOST.EXE


COMMAND.COM

Config.sys with
DEVICE = usb\usbaspi.sys /v /w /e /norst
DEVICE = usb\di1000dd.sys
LASTDRIVE = Z


IO.SYS

MOUSE.COM

MOUSE.INI

MSDOS.SYS

Double floppy looks like this:
DISK 1

Ghost folder (empty)

USB Folder (with USBASPI.sys and DI1000DD.sys)

Autoexec.bat with:
@echo off
SET TZ=GHO-10:00
PATH=A:\;A:\GHOST;A:\USB;D:\
MOUSE.COM
echo Loading...
cls


if %config% == FROMFLPY goto FLPYBOOT
if %config% == FROMCD goto CDBOOT

goto FAILED

:FLPYBOOT
echo Insert Ghost boot disk 2 (containing Ghost.exe)
pause
if exist a:\ghost\ghost.exe goto GHOSTFND
goto FLPYBOOT

:CDBOOT
echo Insert Ghost boot disk 2 (containing Ghost.exe)
pause
if not exist b:\ghost\ghost.exe goto CDBOOT
b:
goto GHOSTFND

:GHOSTFND
cd \ghost
echo Loading...
GHOST.EXE
goto END

:FAILED
echo Unknown boot menu selection
goto END

:END


COMMAND.COM

Config.sys with
[menu]
menuitem=FROMFLPY, This computer was started from a Ghost boot disk
menuitem=FROMCD, This computer was started from a Ghost bootable CD

[FROMFLPY]

[FROMCD]

[COMMON]
DEVICE = himem.sys
DEVICE = usb\usbaspi.sys /v /w /e /norst
DEVICE = usb\di1000dd.sys
LASTDRIVE = Z


GUEST.EXE

HIMEM.SYS

IO.SYS

MOUSE.COM

MOUSE.INI

MSDOS.SYS

DISK2 =

Ghost Folder (with GHOST.EXE and GHOST.TXT)

Autoexec.bat with
@echo off
SET TZ=GHO-10:00
PATH=A:\;A:\GHOST;A:\USB;E:\
MOUSE.COM
echo Loading...
cls

if %config% == FROMFLPY goto FLPYBOOT
if %config% == FROMCD goto CDBOOT

goto FAILED

:FLPYBOOT
echo Insert Ghost boot disk 2 (containing Ghost.exe)
pause
if exist a:\ghost\ghost.exe goto GHOSTFND
goto FLPYBOOT

:CDBOOT
echo Insert Ghost boot disk 2 (containing Ghost.exe)
pause
if not exist b:\ghost\ghost.exe goto CDBOOT
b:
goto GHOSTFND

:GHOSTFND
cd \ghost
echo Loading...
GHOST.EXE
goto END

:FAILED
echo Unknown boot menu selection
goto END


 
 
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Re: Single Panasonic floppy stops at 450MB
Reply #4 - Jan 17th, 2007 at 9:00am
 
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Quote:
[COMMON]
DEVICE = himem.sys


Looks like the main difference is that your 2 disk set is loading the DOS memory manager *himem.sys*--some systems need this DOS memory management to avoid memory usage problems when using Ghost.

From previous posts, as you are experiencing too, the problem has occurred after Ghost begins creating a backup image--so some sort of memory call collides with some other program in memory if *himem.sys* is not there to sort things out and keep memory usage from attempting to use the same memory space.

At least, that's my guess.

As soon as you begin adding DOS drivers beyond the basics for a Ghost boot disk, you quickly run out of room to include the *ghost.exe* along with the other boot files--so then you must use the two disk set in that situation.
 

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Re: Single Panasonic floppy stops at 450MB
Reply #5 - Jan 17th, 2007 at 1:23pm
 

Hi Nightowl

Looks like I am stuck with the two floppy set...........no worries....... I have used WinImage and MagicISO to convert them to a 2.88mb image and burn to CD, so I have a boot CD which works perfectly.

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