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I am having trouble with the command part of the program, I would like to boot the PC then be able to choose #1 for example..to get to a dos prompt (a:> ) then run Symantec Ghost from there to restore a PC back to the orig. condition.
Can I list the commands as...c:\;cd ghost;ghostpe.exe... and then have a seperate image file on the cd containing the ghost image?
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You should make a floppy image first, or get one from here: http://www.ezbsys.com/download/ghost.img
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PostIcon Posted on: Dec. 27 2003,11:19 Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

Is this floppy image used to boot the pc or is that done by Ezboot?
Sorry I'm not understanding just how it all works.
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Pretend for a moment that EasyBoot is not even in the picture. What you want to do is create a floppy that boots DOS and then runs Ghost.  You can put whatever commands you want into the CONFIG.SYS and the AUTOEXEC.BAT. Customize the floppy so that it runs just as you want it to run.

Next, use EasyBoot to create an image of that floppy. Let's say you call the image "GHOST.IMG". Place the image file in the Easyboot\disk1\ezboot directory.

Now, when you have a menu item in EasyBoot that you want to use to run ghost use the command "run ghost.img".

EasyBoot is simply launching this floppy image now. In other words, you are not using EasyBoot to pass commands  to the program like changing directories, etc. as your first post indicated. This is handled using the Autoexec.bat file.

Does that help? If you need any further clarification please post back and I'd be happy to help further.

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PostIcon Posted on: Dec. 29 2003,15:18 Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

I have been working with this for several days and love the program.
In the end I would like to have a disk that could restore a pc to "like new". I am deploying several notebooks to a remote location with no on site support. In the event of a crash I would like to have the users to "pop in the cd and start over", I am finding that the ghost image is going to be to large for a CD...what next DVD?
Again thanks for the patience and help.
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You mention that your images are too big to fit on a CD. This should not be a problem. If you use ghost to create images directly to a CD burner then it will span discs. Otherwise, you can specify the size of segments that ghost should create. You can then take each segment and burn it to a seperate disc.

If you are not using ghost to create your image directly to CD or DVD then you can create a ghost boot floppy and then use Easy CD Creator or Nero to make the first CD in your set bootable. Simply use Easy CD Creator or Nero to create a Bootable CD and use floppy emulation. It will read in your ghost floppy. Copy the first segment of your backup to this CD as well. Copy additional ghost segments to additional CDs.

If you want even more flexibility you can use EasyBoot to launch the floppy image and then restore your backups from your CDs.

One word of caution: If you use EasyBoot for this I would suggest making the default action boot from the HD. It would be bad if the default was to restore the notebook to "like new" condition and the user simply accidentally leaves the CD in the system!

Also, you mention DVD - if these laptops have DVD drives then by all means, make a bootable DVD!  You might need only one disc then.

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PostIcon Posted on: Feb. 18 2005,12:22 Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

what if i want to restore in an automated fashion using ghost.

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"what if i want to restore in an automated fashion using ghost"

Loading ghost-image using Easyboot.

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Create your ghost-image, in this example named  system.gho
Move ghost-image (system.gho) to folder:  EasyBoot\disk1.
Create a folder named ghost in easyboot\disk1 and copy ghost.exe to this folder.
NOTE!!! You cannot use Ghost32, only Ghost.exe intended to be used in DOS-environments. Ghost v.8 works fine and supports NTFS.

Download "Windows Me Custom, No Ramdrive" bootdisk from HERE
Run bootmec.exe to create boot floppy.
Open Autoexec.bat on floppy. (use right mouse button and choose to edit).
Edit Autoexec.bat to look like this (delete other text):
(Note: leave out the switch “–sure” if you want to being prompted to continue cloning).

;>----- Start of text -----<

@echo off

MSCDEX.EXE  /D:tomato /L:X
PATH=a:\;a:\dos;x:\ghost
ghost.exe -clone,mode=load,src=X:\system.gho,dst=1:1 -fx -sure –rb

;>----- End of text -----<

Save your edited Autoexec.bat

Download and install WinImage from here: http://www.winimage.com/winimage.htm
Start WinImage and choose to “read disk”. When done save this new image with the name ghost.ima  to EasyBoot\disk1\ezboot  Attention: File format must be IMA not IMZ or VFD.

Note: This cloning method reboots (-rb) computer automatically when done.

Use command:   run ghost.ima     in EasyBoot to start cloning.

It should work fine from DVD too.


Edited by balder on Oct. 11 2010,03:10

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" i want to restore in an automated fashion using ghost "

i have ready created the the image file from floppy disk all files with GHOST.exe included,... but i have no idea how can i change the settings and to modify of AUTOEXEC.bat and in the same time to have all drivers included like USB, FireWire, LPT, etc,...

I have try to download this file from this link but seems to be broken link,... http://files.frashii.com/~bootdisk/samgabay/bootmec.exe

Maybe someone can help me to modify this files and to send me to my EMAIL >>> daikyno@yahoo.it

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Here you can see the folder content ,...



Here you will find some IMAGE Files into ISO & IMG extenssion

Ghost ISO Image
Ghost IMG File

---------- DESCRIPTION OF AUTOEXEC.bat ---------------

@echo off
SET TZ=GHO-01:00
GUEST.EXE
LPT\PARALINK.COM /i
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

---------------------------- END --------------------------

Best Regards,
Bogdan VOICU
Ceonex.com

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Hello GenesisBoy

Yes I have noticed that http://files.frashii.com/~bootdisk/samgabay/bootmec.exe is a “Dead link”.

However; Start with creating a folder named ghost in easyboot\disk1 and copy ghost.exe to this folder.

Download ”Windows Me Custom, No Ramdrive” from here: http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm

Run bootmec.exe to create boot floppy.
Open Autoexec.bat on floppy. (use right mouse button and choose to edit).
Edit Autoexec.bat to look like this (delete other text):
Note: leave out the switch “–sure” if you want to being prompted to continue cloning or only use “ghost.exe” if you find this more convenient.

;>----- Start of text -----<

@echo off
LPT\PARALINK.COM /i
ctmouse.exe
MSCDEX.EXE  /D:tomato /L:X
PATH=a:\;a:\dos;x:\ghost
ghost.exe -clone,mode=load,src=X:\system.gho,dst=1:1 -fx -sure –rb


;>----- End of text -----<

Open Config.sys (use notepad)

Edit Config.sys to look like this (delete other text):

;>----- Start of text -----<

FILES=30
BUFFERS=20

DEVICE=cd1.SYS /D:tomato
DEVICE = usb\uhci.exe
DEVICE = usb\ohci.exe
DEVICE = fwr\aspi1394.sys /int /all
rem DEVICE = aspi2dos.sys ; Note: If you need support from this file, delete “rem”
rem DEVICE = aspi8dos.sys ; Note: If you need support from this file, delete “rem”
rem DEVICE = aspi4dos.sys ; Note: If you need support from this file, delete “rem”
rem DEVICE = aspi8u2.sys   ; Note: If you need support from this file, delete “rem”


rem DEVICE=cd1.SYS /D:tomato /P:1f0,14
rem DEVICE=cd1.SYS /D:tomato /P:170,15
rem DEVICE=cd1.SYS /D:tomato /P:170,10
rem DEVICE=cd1.SYS /D:tomato /P:1e8,12
rem DEVICE=cd1.SYS /D:tomato /P:1e8,11
rem DEVICE=cd1.SYS /D:tomato /P:168,10
rem DEVICE=cd1.SYS /D:tomato /P:168,9

LASTDRIVE=Z

;>----- End of text -----<

We need to create some space on this floppy for your “special” files and folders.

Delete following files on floppy: Xcopy32.mod, Xcopy32.exe, Xcopy.exe, Sys.com, Scanreg.exe, Scandisk.exe, Move.exe, Mode.com, Format.com, Fdisk.com, Extract.exe and finally Edit.com

Insert to floppy from your “ghost.iso” following: Folder Fwr, folder Lpt and folder Usb. Continue with files: aspi8u2.sys, aspi8dos.sys, aspi4dos.sys and finally aspi2dos.sys.

Download a better P/S-2 mouse support (Cutemouse) from here: http://cutemouse.sourceforge.net/index.html
I suggest you download “The latest alpha version in the 2.0 branch is v2.0 alpha 4.”

Extract file ctmouse.exe and copy this mouse support to floppy.

Start EasyBoot and choose Tools>Make floppy image
Change name in “Output file name” from boot.img to ghost.img

Use command “run ghost.img” (no quotes) in EasyBoot as usual.

eureka

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