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I can get it to work on a workstations with a boot manager installed and the boot-choices for Windows XP Proff and DOS, that we still use for the students but, as soon as i install a thirt primairy partition (Windows XP with Novell Client) the ghostcast server doesn't work anymore. Any idea's anyone?
We cannot get an image to transfer from a laptop to a server using Ghost & Ghost console. It chokes up 40M into the MFT and the estimated time runns up to 142 hours.
The problem with my build was that it had the wrong bootp file loaded in the pxe server (needed a seperate modified file to the one we used for the nx6124 laptops). Are you trying to run ghost cast server on the machine with the three partitions, or make an image of that machine?
I'm having problem with a new nx9420 laptop. I can burn the image okay with Ghost 9. When I try to put the image on another laptop with identical hardware, I get an error "unable to copy to destination". (There is an additional error message, but the machine's at work, I'm at home, and I suffer from C.R.S.) I found a couple of references that said to disable SATA Native mode in the BIOS before cutting the image and before restoring it, but that didn't make any difference. I tried deleting the primary partition on the second machine and recreating it, but that didn't make any difference. In all cases my restore crashes about 25% in. Also, I run sysprep before I run Ghost. However, after I reboot the nx9420 I made the image from and log back on to it, all of my desktop icons are gone. I've never seen this behavior with sysprep before.
Just came across your post, your lucky yours only runs up to 142, one of our nx6325's was at around 500hrs. We have a few hundred of the nx6125s which have no trouble. Have you found any solution to this (i havn't tried any other models of the same type yet)?
I created a both disk to ghost new images from the server to new computers. I had no problems but with this HP Compaq nc6400 that cannot detect the hard drive. I am searching for a solution on this issue.
I use Ghost almost every day. I'm the network guy in a NYC high school. This version of Ghost uses two 1.44mb floppies to boot for network use. To be able to create a bootable CD with multi-nics directly from Ghost Boot Wizard would be a nice improvement. To make one by yourself requires way too much time. (I have done so by following the threads on the Symantec web site.)
Add the -noide switch to ghost.exe. This should do the trick. What a bunch of crap that I need to give all the info they ask for just to sign up and help some fellow IT workers. Hope this works. TFK
To solve the problem just disable the SATA Native Mode in SETUP configuration. That will allow hard drive detection and the image can be loaded in to the new nc6400 Laptop.
Thanks for the solution. Also, thanks for going to the trouble of creating a TR user account. Welcome to one of the less well-adjusted corners of the web. Most of us don't bite, but watch out for Steffi, Mae, and GadgetGirl. They nibble.
Only recently learnt that the nx6325 has SATA drive as we were having the same trouble with! Now that your signed up TFK you can help a whole world of fellow IT workers ;)
Does your Ghost image include SATA drivers? If not, it probably not going to work. On the other hand, it won't do any damage. Turn SATA back on and see what happens. If it doesn't work, reboot and turn it back off. The worst that can happen is you have to reGhost the drive.
Your post really helped out so thanks much. Should I enable the SATA Native Mode after I've completed the ghost image?
I was going through this same issue with the newer HP Compaq 6510b laptop. Just hit F10 when first booting up your laptop. Then go to System configuration, Device Configurations, and SATA Native Mode will show as being Enabled. Choose the Disable option and make sure to Save and Close before leaving the BIOS.
Hello, How do you exactly disable the SATA Native Mode in SETUP configuration? I have the same problem here when I want to dump an image from a network share. He doesn't see te local SATA harddisk. Hope I hear something soon. Thanks in advance! Dennis