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PostIcon Posted on: Mar. 27 2015,02:26  Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

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Quote: "which file should i choose in that .iso u provided"

Answer: NONE of those files, and I repeat; 'Ghost32.exe is such example, designed to run only in Windows environment'
But this floppy image we are going to use is DOS and NOT Windows
So how can you positively think you can use an 32-bit program in DOS environment - because you can't!
Please read carefully and follow tutorials fully out :O
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Luckily I have found an direct download of Ghost.exe (DOS-version of Ghost11)
Download HERE
Put this file to folder disk1 in EasyBoot and follow guidelines in post nr;2  (skip step 9 as you now already have ghost.exe in folder disk1) :cool:


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Some info....
I'm also critical to how you created ghost image of your WinXP-system
The 100% correct way is to do it from DOS (reboot computer and create ghost image)
Further more; you cannot use lets say ghost11 to create an image and then use ghost8 to 'clone' back (restore) your WindowsXP because Ghost images created by an 'higher ghost' (ghost11 as example) can not be used by an 'lower ghost (ghost8 as example.

To sum up; ghost images created by ghost11 (as example) can not be cloned back using ghost8 (or ghost 2003 as example), the are 'mismatched' (incompatible)

However ghost images created using ghost11 (any version as long it is ghost11) can of course be cloned back using any Ghost11 (any version)
Same goes for 'Ghostexp.exe'.
Ghostexp.exe can have problems to open an ghost image that has been created by an 'higher' ghost version.

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And the more I learn, the more I realize how much I still have to learn

And I'm getting to the age and are anything but fully learned...
You can also call it humility :cool:
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Thanks for your kind help .. u help me lot man .. u r gre8 ;)

now i have little problem .. ;p
i have put ghost.exe -clone,mode=restore,src=X:\system.gho,dst=1:1 -sure -rb in Autoexec.bat file but still it ask for restoring partion and correct size of partition ???  and little problem i havnt see my background image in VMWare but it was showing in Ezyboot

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Quote: "but still it ask for restoring partion and correct size of partition"

Well it seems to me that size of your Ghost image (source) is 15360 MB but the destination (Local drive [1]) size is 8192 MB :O

You can not press in two liters of water in a one-liter bottle, but that's what you are doing ???

My guess is that's why Ghost asks if partition size is correct and also ask to proceed with cloning.

Try to use an larger partition to 'restore' Ghost image to :;):

Further more, VMWare is not an ideal partner to run ghost test to.
Again I guess that's why you also having problems with background picture

Keep also in mind if you use solution 1024x768 (maximum solution) to background picture in EasyBoot, you are recommended to use 256 Color to Screen Mode :O

So it seems you finally got DOS to work (launching Ghost from DOS floppy image) :)
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You may need to adjust switches in ghost as well
I have no clue what you are doing here?
Is it one harddisk with two partitions or two seperate hard disk units we are dealing with here?

In case you have created ghost image from an partition (partition-1 I guess) then you must use different switches

If using one hard disk with two partitions, then use this switches

MSCDEX.EXE  /D:cd001 /L:X
PATH=a:\;a:\dos;x:\
ghost.exe -clone,mode=prestore,src=X:\system.gho:1,dst=1:1 -sure -rb

Note the prestore (not restore p for partition) and the X:\system.gho:1
Note :1 after ghost image file (it sets ghost to only image back the first partition)

Basically I have no clue what you are doing here

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PostIcon Posted on: Mar. 28 2015,00:22 Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

Man .. u are gre8 ..  :laugh:
with background i think i use 16mb colour for 1024x768 image .. i will try that ..
I have one single hardisk in Pc .

for Ghost parttion , i have 2GB ghost image ... i am testing it on VMware on virtual partion in Vmware ..

I am here to get help and to help others  :cool: ... hahah :p
my ghost is larger and on high compression so, my windows is larger than 4gb & compressed to 2gb ghost image file..i install ghost everything works all files copied but it cant load beoc Vmware detect as Dos so i think it copy files,but windows cant load ...its ok it will work on pc ..but now help me wih those asking message about proceding etc.. :(
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Quote: "but still it ask for restoring partion and correct size of partition"

I repeat: "Well it seems to me that size of your Ghost image (source) is 15360 MB but the destination (Local drive [1]) size is 8192 MB"

You cannot press in an ghost image which partition size is larger than the size of the target partition (or target hard disk unit) and that is what you are trying to do in post nr;12 - at least what I can figure out from pictures you presented :O
Or in plain English: The Ghost image you have earlier created is 15360 MB in size, but the target partition (Local drive [1]) is only 8192 MB in size - it doesn't fit in :(

But now you are talking about Ghost image that is 4GB!
Take attention to the limitations in how large ISO's you can create
4.2 GB minus one bit is what you maximum can fit in to a ISO created in EasyBoot
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This is what I use Ghost to:

I have one large hard disk unit in my system.
Hard disk unit has two partitions (both NTFS)
I have created Ghost image of my Windows-7 system (from the first partition) and saved that ghost image to partition two.
When my system starting to 'slow down' because of all sorts of  'trash' etcetera, I simply use my ghost image and overwrite partition one (this takes less than 10 minutes) - have in mind that my compressed ghost image is over 11 GB in size.
This works great - no need to reinstall all programs etcetera :laugh:
It is impossible to do this from DVD and even if possible, it still would be an extremely slow process to use :O

I'm busy all day but will hear from me tomorrow :;):
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Thnaks for your time and help ..

u take it wrong my ghost size is 2GB image file ... and i also create another virtual partion on VMware , single hardisk and 2 partitions on VM..

ok  ... i think this ghost will work on Physical PC .. as all files copied vey well .. ???

Now little help .. can u provide me some commands taht i use in ezyboot ..
Like Format C: (when user click button his C;/ starts formating and if possible start ghost )
:p  ???  :)
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Quote: "when user click button his C;/ starts formating and if possible start ghost"

What is the point with format and then start ghost ???
There is no point in doing format if your intension is to run ghost in next step
Running ghost is even more effective than run quick format to a drive (or drive partition)

However to start format using DOS can easily be solved by putting in a simple command text line in Autoexec.bat - like this:

format c: /q

This launch quick format to hard drive C:  (or partition that is seen as C:)
Note: you can simply edit your Autoexec.bat in floppy image (ghost.img) and remove ghost command line:


MSCDEX.EXE  /D:cd001 /L:X
PATH=a:\;a:\dos;x:\
ghost.exe -clone,mode=restore,src=X:\system.gho,dst=1:1 -rb


change to

format c: /q

Insert modified Autoexec.bat into ghost floppy image, overwriting existing Autoexec.bat (use UltraIso to this)
In UltraIso use 'Save As' and save modified floppy image with name format_c.bif
Note: UltraIso always automatically use extension 'bif' to floppy images - so no need to put in extension only name when saving (Save As) in UltraIso

However if you decide to keep ghost command line and put in format command before like this:

format c: /q
MSCDEX.EXE  /D:cd001 /L:X
PATH=a:\;a:\dos;x:\
ghost.exe -clone,mode=restore,src=X:\system.gho,dst=1:1 -rb


This performs a quick format followed by run ghost and finally reboot computer
But as told before - totally waist of time to run format before ghost - its useless and stupid :angry:

Attention! To run format this way can be dangerous as hardware can be different between computers - you take a high risk to lose data if something go wrong - in reality is it the same for Ghost :O

I prefer using Acronis disk format tools and controll the whole process manually
Acronis can easily be run in EasyBoot by creating an 'rescue ISO' and put this ISO in folder EZBOOT and use menu command:  run acronis.iso  (or whatever name you prefer to ISO-file)
This way you have full control what is going on :cool:

Please I cannot sit here and learn you how DOS is used - it takes to much time
I can however give some hints how EasyBoot can cooperate with different 'utilities' typically stuff like DOS or grub or Ghost etcetera
Its really easy to find (Google it) how command lines are used in Ghost (and same to DOS) but it takes some experiment of course to fully understand how these applications can be used in EasyBoot - I can understand that last part

It seems you have in VmWare one disk unit with two partitions to disk unit

You can put your 'system.gho' file to partition-2 and use ghost switches in Autoexec.bat like this:


MSCDEX.EXE  /D:cd001 /L:X
PATH=a:\;a:\dos;x:\
ghost.exe -clone,mode=prestore,src=1:2\system.gho:1,dst=1:1 -sure -rb


This restore partition-1 using ghost image.file 'system.gho' that is put on partition-2

Above is exactly what I use ghost to - read more:

I have one large hard disk unit in my system.
Hard disk unit has two partitions (both NTFS)
I have created an Ghost image of my Windows-7 system (that of course is on the first partition) and saved that ghost image to partition two.
When my system starting to 'slow down' because of all sorts of  'trash' etcetera, I simply use my ghost image and overwrite partition one (this takes less than 10 minutes) - have in mind that my compressed ghost image is over 11 GB in size and expanded size is 20 GB.
This works great - no need to reinstall all programs etcetera :cool:
This is impossible to do from DVD, and even if possible, it still would be an extremely slow process to use.

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Thanks for brief reply ..

but ?  :p   ???

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It seems you have in VmWare one disk unit with two partitions to disk unit

You can put your 'system.gho' file to partition-2 and use ghost switches in Autoexec.bat like this:


MSCDEX.EXE  /D:cd001 /L:X
PATH=a:\;a:\dos;x:\
ghost.exe -clone,mode=prestore,src=1:2\system.gho:1,dst=1:1 -sure -rb

This restore partition-1 using ghost image.file 'system.gho' that is put on partition-2


So, you are telling me to put my system.gho on my virtual partion 2 and edit that Autoexc.bat file and and install ghost to partion 1 .. ???

but now tell me, should i create another .iso with modified Autoexc.bat using Ezyboot or use same .iso created with ezyboot  :(

and aother problem . i slect WIndows Xp option in VMware , and run Ghost it run fine but after 1% it ask fo floppy.txt file
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Quote: "So, you are telling me to put my system.gho on my virtual partion 2 and edit that Autoexc.bat file and and install ghost to partion 1 .."

Well I have no clue what your intention is to do here ???

I guess you like to setup windows to part-1 in VmWare and run testing of ghost on this VmWare (or something like that)
Alternatively you want to 'restore' (load) an existing ghost image (with a Windows system) you have from somewhere else and ghost this to part-1 in VmWare, but this won't work as needed drivers etcetera isn't present in your Windows system.
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Quote: " should i create another .iso with modified Autoexc.bat using Ezyboot or use same .iso created with ezyboot"

Well it depends in if you are lazy or not :D
Why not creating a new menu entry in Easyboot or even better up, create a submenu that only have ghost menu commands ???
Note: I have no clue what you are doing here, do you have a large ghost image in folder disk1, and that's why you do not want to recreate ISO?
Why don't you use 'simple solutions' instead of doing the 'final solution'?

1. Put some files with size less than 1 MB on part-1 in VmWare (just to see if ghost is working okay)

2. Create Ghost image of Part-1

3. Create menu system in EasyBoot with different ghost floppy images that use different ghost switches (depending in what you want to do with Ghost)

4. Start doing experiments with EasyBoot - now with a ISO less than let's say 20 MB in size - you can rebuild that easy and fast (easy to redo if things don't work out)

5. When you are ready with your experiments in VmWare it's time for the 'real thing'
That will say - decide to use a large DVD or use hard disk part-2 or perhaps even use a USB hard drive (but using USB hard drive demands a slighter different Ghost command)

Never do the 'final solution' before you have EasyBoot menu system finished and your different Ghost floppy images tested and working
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Quote: " and run Ghost it run fine but after 1% it ask fo floppy.txt file"

I have no clue what you are doing here
Is it setup of WinXP to part-1 in VmWare
Or do you use a ghost image that's been created from a another computer (this won't work)

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oh !!! let me explain buddy ..

I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64x ..
I have isntalled Vmware on this Windows and make some Windows Xp's  Windows 8.1 for Testing in Virtual enviroment for Testing..

When i makeing Ghost of WIndows Xp...
I create another clean installation of windows Xp  on Virtual machine and install ghost on that WIndows Xp . then make a virtual partion there 40GB and make ghost of parttion C:(partition) and save it to Patition 2 , then i copy that image to my Physcl machine (Window 7), i also make menu and install Ezyboot on that Virtual Windows Xp for Testing
i just do Photothsop on my Physical Windows ,, the rest everything Testing Windows,Creating Menu's  are on my Virtual Windows Xp ...
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