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Boot to the network via disk

By Brian Lenon ·
I want to be able to boot to our network server to image computers using Norton Ghost images. I can get to the norton multicast server without a problem but I am trying to log on to the network so I can map a drive to the images and then do the transfer of the image drive to drive without having to use the multicast server. The only problem I am still encountering is logging on to the network woth the correct drive mappings. any Ideas will be welcome.

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by curlergirl In reply to Boot to the network via d ...

Without any detailed info about what you HAVE done and what exactly isn't working, here's how we do it (assuming you're running a MS network - NT or Win2K or 95/9:
1. Create a DOS network boot disk for the workstation(s) with the correct DOS drivers for your NIC, correct protocol settings, bindings, etc. I personally prefer to use NetBEUI for this because it's the smallest, simplest protocol, but this means you have to have NetBEUI running on the server you are using to store the Ghost images. On Nt Server you can use the Network Client Administrator program to create the boot disk.
2. Create a share on your server where you are going to store the images.
2. Add your logon info and drive mappings to the server share to the autoexec.bat file on the workstation (i.e., net use statements, etc.).
3. Either put the ghost.exe file on the network boot disk (sometimes not enough room, depending on what you're doing), or use a separate diskette w/Ghost.exe on it.
4. When you runGhost.exe, you'll be able to select the mapped drive to save or restore your image from/to.

If you have other, more detailed questions, feel free to reply here or email me - synergy@synoffsys.com. Hope this helps! (PS - I think you posted this to the wrong section of the Q&A - shouldn't be in the Office 2000!)

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by Brian Lenon In reply to Boot to the network via d ...

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by shmaltz In reply to Boot to the network via d ...

Power Quest Drive Image Pro has a wizard that will help you do this you can download a trial version of Power Quest Drive Image Pro on their web site.

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by Brian Lenon In reply to Boot to the network via d ...

THis worked the best of all the solutions.

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by Brian Lenon In reply to Boot to the network via d ...

Good stuff lots of good ideas but did not preform as wellas the Power Quest disk maker. Thanks

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by mike_fry In reply to Boot to the network via d ...

Don't make the mistake of using the ghost boot disks for this... I have done it...

What I found was that you need to create a boot disk that will use the NET command supplied with win 95 or use a Dos boot disk and use you NT box to provide a dos client for access, The second is easier.

The DOS NT client is under programs, Administrative tools, and I think it is client administrator or something like that... You will know it when you see it, and it is on NT server.

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by Brian Lenon In reply to Boot to the network via d ...

The NT part is essential. Thanks

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