Welcome, Guest. Please Login
 
  HomeHelpSearchLogin FAQ Radified Ghost.Classic Ghost.New Bootable CD Blog  
 
Pages: 1 2 3 4
Send Topic Print
New to Ghost 14 (Read 19406 times)
helpdesk101
Dude
*
Offline


"Cheers to Radified!"

Posts: 24
Central Oregon USA


Back to top
New to Ghost 14
Jun 19th, 2008 at 3:54pm
 
I am new to ghost, as I have seen so are many on here. These are great forums, but have not seen a solution to my siutation.

I have many computers that are running out of Hard Disk Space. My plan was to purchase Ghost and just copy from the smaller hard drive to the NEW hard drive and "Off we go." For some reason, more than likely my lack of use, this is not as easy as it used to be in the OLDER versions.

Steps I took:
1: Installed ghost onto host PC, because the hard drives that are running out of room, obviously can not handle the space requirment .
2: Installed drive that is running out of room, "SMALL", and NEW hard drive into host computer (So now I have 3 drives in one machine.)
3: Copy Hard drive to hard drive (SMALL TO NEW)
4: Ghost gives a "SUCCESSFUL" prompt
5: Load NEW hard drive into old computer and either get "Boot read" error, or Asks if I want to boot into safe mode or regular mode. If I choose normal, it just loops back to safe mode option. If I load into safe mode just gives syntax and does nothing.

When I look at NEW HD on host compter it shows that the SMALL HD data was tranfered?????

Is there something I am missing?
Please help
 

If it is meant to be it is meant to be.
 
IP Logged
 

Brian
Demigod
******
Offline



Posts: 6303
NSW, Australia


Back to top
Re: New to Ghost 14
Reply #1 - Jun 19th, 2008 at 4:53pm
 
helpdesk101,

The userguide instructions on upgrading to a new HD omits some fine details. Have a look at these...

http://radified.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1117581957;start=

http://radified.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1148252120;start=

Quote:
Load NEW hard drive into old computer and either get "Boot read" error

Ideally you should perform the clone in the computer that will use the new HD.
 
 
IP Logged
 
helpdesk101
Dude
*
Offline


"Cheers to Radified!"

Posts: 24
Central Oregon USA


Back to top
Re: New to Ghost 14
Reply #2 - Jun 19th, 2008 at 5:56pm
 
Brian,

Thanks for the links, it may take some time to read up on all the tests you have completed, but am trying some more "Copy to new drive" while I read.

When I purchased GHOST 14 it was not accompanied with an instruction manual??? Is this normal? I have used older and I mean older versions of ghost and it seemed easy.

I am using the exact same model of computer as the "HOST" computer to run the ghost app, if it makes that big of a difference. If I choose NOT to resize to fill the new drive then it will still have the same problem as before, right? (running out of disk space)

So I running the COPY again. 20 GB drive (D:) To the "unallocated" 150GB drive (no drive letter)

I ticked “check source for file system errors”, “check destination for file system errors”, “set drive active (for booting OS)”. Destination Partition type: “Primary partition”. Chose Drive Letter of “None”. Ticked “Copy MBR”.

I didn’t tick “resize drive to fill unallocated space”, “disable SmartSector copying” or “ignore bad sectors during copy”.

as you did in the 2005 test of GHOST 9.

I will then disconnect the OLD HD and boot the NEW as master.


Does this sound like your tests? Or did I skip over something that could change things?

thanks again for all your help with me and all of us on this rock we call Earth.
Smiley
 

If it is meant to be it is meant to be.
 
IP Logged
 
helpdesk101
Dude
*
Offline


"Cheers to Radified!"

Posts: 24
Central Oregon USA


Back to top
Re: New to Ghost 14
Reply #3 - Jun 19th, 2008 at 6:13pm
 
So just finished the above COPY.

Receiving error
Windows could not start because of disk hardware config.........

Is this were I should use the fdisk /mbr ?
 

If it is meant to be it is meant to be.
 
IP Logged
 
Brian
Demigod
******
Offline



Posts: 6303
NSW, Australia


Back to top
Re: New to Ghost 14
Reply #4 - Jun 19th, 2008 at 6:43pm
 
helpdesk101 wrote on Jun 19th, 2008 at 6:13pm:
Windows could not start because of disk hardware config

It sounds like you are close. That is usually a boot.ini error. Do you have any partitions before the OS partition on the old HD that could cause a problem with partition numbers?

Want to try EditBini?

http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/downloads-free-software.htm
 
 
IP Logged
 
Brian
Demigod
******
Offline



Posts: 6303
NSW, Australia


Back to top
Re: New to Ghost 14
Reply #5 - Jun 19th, 2008 at 6:49pm
 
Quote:
I am using the exact same model of computer as the "HOST" computer to run the ghost app, if it makes that big of a difference. If I choose NOT to resize to fill the new drive then it will still have the same problem as before, right? (running out of disk space)

That computer should be OK.

Yes, you do need to click "resize".
 
 
IP Logged
 

John.
Übermensch
*****
Offline



Posts: 2072


Back to top
Re: New to Ghost 14
Reply #6 - Jun 19th, 2008 at 6:52pm
 
helpdesk101 wrote on Jun 19th, 2008 at 5:56pm:
When I purchased GHOST 14 it was not accompanied with an instruction manual??? Is this normal?


Yes, that's normal.  Just a small introduction booklet.  But the entire manual should be on your CD, or you can download it.  Look in the Radified FAQ:

http://radified.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1176321672/#5
 

Ghost4me  Ghost 9, 10, 12, 14, 15.  Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7
 
IP Logged
 
Brian
Demigod
******
Offline



Posts: 6303
NSW, Australia


Back to top
Re: New to Ghost 14
Reply #7 - Jun 19th, 2008 at 7:55pm
 
 
 
IP Logged
 
helpdesk101
Dude
*
Offline


"Cheers to Radified!"

Posts: 24
Central Oregon USA


Back to top
Re: New to Ghost 14
Reply #8 - Jun 24th, 2008 at 2:00pm
 
Ok, so I have looked through those links you sent me to. Good stuff!

I used one of the suggestions to boot to the XP cd (on the NEW HD)and rebuild the boot cfg, but it said it could not find one.

So I loaded the OLD HD back in found the boot.ini, there were three IDs. One with XP Pro and two with xp. I deleted the two xp IDs. When it restarted it added one of the XPs back on???

Do I want to delete all of them and have the computer build a new boot.ini? And do I do this on the OLD HD before the GHOST?

Or should I use the Editbini? I am not sure on how to use it. There was not any instructions. Do I use it on the NEW HD or OLD?

FYI - My boot.ini (on the OLD HD) looks like this

default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\windows
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\windows="Microsoft windows XP professional" fastdetect /NOexecute=OptIN
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(4)\windows=Windows XP/ 2003

Thanks for all the HELP
 

If it is meant to be it is meant to be.
 
IP Logged
 
Brian
Demigod
******
Offline



Posts: 6303
NSW, Australia


Back to top
Re: New to Ghost 14
Reply #9 - Jun 24th, 2008 at 4:18pm
 
helpdesk101 wrote on Jun 24th, 2008 at 2:00pm:
and rebuild the boot cfg, but it said it could not find one.

Strange.

EditBini is run from DOS. Do you have a floppy drive?

Do you have a BartPE CD to directly edit boot.ini?

If the answers are "no", there is still an alternative way to do a direct edit.

Are you using a Dell?
 
 
IP Logged
 
helpdesk101
Dude
*
Offline


"Cheers to Radified!"

Posts: 24
Central Oregon USA


Back to top
Re: New to Ghost 14
Reply #10 - Jun 24th, 2008 at 4:31pm
 
This computer does have a floppy. (Although, the other computers I will be ghosting, once I fugure out a working way of doing this, DO NOT)

I do have a BartPE CD of XP Pro SP2.

We have HP computers.
 

If it is meant to be it is meant to be.
 
IP Logged
 

Brian
Demigod
******
Offline



Posts: 6303
NSW, Australia


Back to top
Re: New to Ghost 14
Reply #11 - Jun 24th, 2008 at 4:41pm
 
OK. Use your BartPE CD on the computer that isn't booting. The one with, "Windows could not start because of disk hardware config". What is the boot.ini?
 
 
IP Logged
 
helpdesk101
Dude
*
Offline


"Cheers to Radified!"

Posts: 24
Central Oregon USA


Back to top
Re: New to Ghost 14
Reply #12 - Jun 24th, 2008 at 6:13pm
 
I put in the CD, pressed R to get into recovery window......

Is this were I can find the Boot.ini on a computer that does not boot?
 

If it is meant to be it is meant to be.
 
IP Logged
 
Brian
Demigod
******
Offline



Posts: 6303
NSW, Australia


Back to top
Re: New to Ghost 14
Reply #13 - Jun 24th, 2008 at 9:09pm
 
There is no R with BartPE.

Boot into BartPE. Boot.ini is in the root of C: drive

C:\boot.ini   You can double click to edit.
 
 
IP Logged
 
helpdesk101
Dude
*
Offline


"Cheers to Radified!"

Posts: 24
Central Oregon USA


Back to top
Re: New to Ghost 14
Reply #14 - Jun 25th, 2008 at 9:54am
 
I guess I have lied to you. I had used Bart's boot extractor to make a boot disk. I will create a PartPE.
 

If it is meant to be it is meant to be.
 
IP Logged
 
Pages: 1 2 3 4
Send Topic Print