I am wondering if anyone here has experience with this tool. I am working with a main computer with a seperate hard drive that I will be storing images on. I have one "test" machine that I will be loading the operating systems to. My question is what typ eof bootdisk should I create for this method? Would I create a drive mapping botdisk, with the hard drive that is holding the images shared on the network? ANy help is appreciated.
At the company in which I work, we use Ghost in two different ways:
1. In my cube, I have a machine with two partitions. both are FAT 32. The Firstpartition is for the target OS. On the second partition,I have the ghost system files in \Ghost and the compressed OS Images in the \Ghosts (I also have some on CD due to space.
To acces these ghosts, you can do the following:
A. Boot from a windows floppy disk (one that
knows about FAT 32 - IE not 6.22)
B. Go to the D:\ghosts, run ghost, and load your ghost partition on to the first partition.
I have a boot floopy that asks me If I want to go to DOS, Load Ghost from the D: drive etc (which makes it easier). You can also boot from a CD.
2. The second way we get ghosts is through the network using TCP/IP. This way we have one location for all the lab ghosts. This is a little more complicated and dont use it alot.
Anyway, I hope this has helped some. You can send me a private message if you need more help.
Ghost is a useful tool, but bootable network discs can be a pain so burn you images to cd and use a bootable floppy with cd drivers and Bob will hopefully be your uncle. Maybe have a look at PowerQuests DriveImage as we migrated from ghost to DriveImage as it is a better tool. Make sure that whatever images you have created have a drivers folder with all required drivers for the machines you will be installed the images too.