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Re: Ghost 2003/Ghost 8.2 and Windows Vista
Reply #30 - Mar 5th, 2007 at 1:57pm
 
adenewton wrote on Mar 5th, 2007 at 1:50pm:
When i've happily finished trialling my applications in Vista, i will trash the HDD and attempt to do this.
At the moment I don't want to have to install from scratch and start all over again.

Thanks.  I was more curious in removing and putting your hard drive aside, and then using a DIFFERENT hard drive to restore with.  There seems to be some boot sector differences with Vista, which might make Ghost restore work with the same hard drive, but not with a new one.
 

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Re: Ghost 2003/Ghost 8.2 and Windows Vista
Reply #31 - Mar 5th, 2007 at 2:10pm
 
No worries, i'll use a different HDD, i've got enough lying about.

I'll use boot and nuke on it first and then Partition Magic so it's got zilch on it.

I'll try and do this later in the week, won't get chance tonight or tomorrow sadly.
 
 
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Reply #32 - Mar 5th, 2007 at 2:14pm
 
I saw some reports that restoring with Ghost 8.* worked for some people but not for others. That's why Ghost 11 was released. It does work properly with Vista.
 
 
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Reply #33 - Mar 5th, 2007 at 2:16pm
 
adenewton wrote on Mar 5th, 2007 at 2:10pm:
I'll use boot and nuke on it first

Does this zero the First track?


PS. Just checked the web site. Looks like it does.
 
 
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Reply #34 - Mar 5th, 2007 at 2:49pm
 
Brian wrote on Mar 5th, 2007 at 2:14pm:
I saw some reports that restoring with Ghost 8.* worked for some people but not for others. That's why Ghost 11 was released. It does work properly with Vista.


Looks that way, i just ghosted to a comptely different disk and Vista would not start. Telling me files files were corrupt and to use the repair cd.

so my experiment at least proves

a) you can ghost to a hdd that has previously had vista installed

b) but not to a clean hdd.

arse.

Does ghost 11 include an old skool DOS version? As this could proove to be a problem if we ever upgrade to Vista at our company as alot of our imaging is done through ghost images on dvd that boot from the disk and just load the image straight on.
 
 
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Reply #35 - Mar 5th, 2007 at 2:57pm
 
adenewton wrote on Mar 5th, 2007 at 2:49pm:
Does ghost 11 include an old skool DOS version?

Yes, it's still DOS. It is an updated ver 8.*. The package is Ghost Solution Suite 2.

http://www.symantec.com/enterprise/products/overview.jsp?pcid=1025&pvid=865_1
 
 
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Reply #36 - Mar 5th, 2007 at 3:01pm
 
Excellent, guess i'll be upgrading ghost.
 
 
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Reply #37 - Mar 5th, 2007 at 3:04pm
 
This is about cloning and multi-booting but there was discussion about those edits in the BootIt forum at one stage. They said make the edits before imaging. I don't know if it's relevant for you but if you have time, would you like to try? I may be on the wrong track.

http://www.multibooters.co.uk/cloning.html

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bcdedit /set {bootmgr} device boot
bcdedit /set {default} device boot
bcdedit /set {default} osdevice boot
 
 
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Reply #38 - Mar 5th, 2007 at 3:26pm
 
Brian wrote on Mar 5th, 2007 at 3:04pm:
This is about cloning and multi-booting but there was discussion about those edits in the BootIt forum at one stage. They said make the edits before imaging. I don't know if it's relevant for you but if you have time, would you like to try? I may be on the wrong track.

http://www.multibooters.co.uk/cloning.html



Interesting article.

It could also be that the Vista DVD will just repair the winload.exe file anyway, as this was the file that was 'corrupted'

I'll attempt the 'repair' option from the DVD first,  as well as doing the above command line changes and creating a new image.

I'll report back my findings when i have completed this. Will probably be on Wednesday.
 
 
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Reply #39 - Mar 5th, 2007 at 3:34pm
 
Adenewton, concerning “guess I'll be upgrading Ghost” (Reply #36), please see Reply #23 for information about Ghost 11 (Ghost Solution Suite).
 

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Re: Ghost 2003/Ghost 8.2 and Windows Vista
Reply #40 - Mar 5th, 2007 at 3:47pm
 
Adenewton, you may also be interested in this thread:
     http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=598662&SiteID=17
Note the discussion of the “-fdsp” switch in Ghost 2003 for creating an image of a Windows Vista PC.

A list of all Ghost 2003 switches may be found at:
     http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/ghost.nsf/pfdocs/1998082612540625
 

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Re: Ghost 2003/Ghost 8.2 and Windows Vista
Reply #41 - Mar 5th, 2007 at 3:52pm
 
Both Ghost Solution Suite and Ghost Solution Suite 2.0 seem targeted to small/medium sized businesses, not individual home consumer.

Ghost Solution Suite 2.0 has a management console and requires a minimum of 10 licenses ($39.20 x 10 = $392).  Not sure if a management server license is on top of that.
 

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Re: Ghost 2003/Ghost 8.2 and Windows Vista
Reply #42 - Mar 5th, 2007 at 4:03pm
 
Ghost Solution Suite 2.0 Getting Started Guide.


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How Symantec Ghost works

Symantec Ghost uses the cloning functionality in Ghost.exe that creates an image file that contains all of the information that is required to recreate a complete disk or partition. Image files store and compress images of model system configurations (computers with all of the necessary software installed and configured), or create backup copies of complete drives or partitions. The image file can be restored to one or more partitions or disks, replacing existing data.

GhostCasting extends this functionality to cloning multiple computers simultaneously across a network, thereby rolling out a standard image file to a group of computers.

Leveraging the cloning and GhostCasting functions, Symantec Ghost lets you manage computers from a central Console. Once the Symantec Ghost client software is installed on the client computers, you can execute operations from the central Console without revisiting the clients.

Figure 2-1 describes the relationship between the Symantec Ghost console, the GhostCast Server, and Ghost.exe.

 

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Re: Ghost 2003/Ghost 8.2 and Windows Vista
Reply #43 - Mar 5th, 2007 at 6:02pm
 
Ghost4me, note that the Ghost Solution Suite 2.0 can be purchased in packs of 5 licenses at $39.20 each.  My understanding is that such a license would include Ghost 11 - i.e., the Windows Vista compatible version of Ghost 2003; however, I have not purchased this and so and I cannot be certain.

See:  http://shop.symantecstore.com/servlet/ControllerServlet?Action=DisplayPage&Env=B...
 

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Re: Ghost 2003/Ghost 8.2 and Windows Vista
Reply #44 - Mar 5th, 2007 at 6:11pm
 
Pleonasm wrote on Mar 5th, 2007 at 6:02pm:
Ghost4me, note that the Ghost Solution Suite 2.0 can be purchased in packs of 5 licenses at $39.20 each. 

Pleonasm, that's interesting as this page says a minimum of 10. Take your pick.

http://www.symantecstore.com/dr/sat4/ec_Main.Entry17C?SID=49999&SP=10023&CID=0&P...
 
 
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