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Symantec 8 Network Boot Disk CD

By tlath1972 ·
Symantec 8 can't fit the network boot disk onto one floppy it takes 2. So now when I go to 25 computers to rebuild them i have to do twice the work. You would think with an upgrade it would be less work. This leads me to what I would like to do. I would like to take the 2 floppy disk and make them into a single CD. Then they would load quicker and I wouldn't have to switch them out. I've tried copying the 2 floppy disk to a cd but each attept it just doesn't seem to do it for me. One time i got it to load the NIC drivers but then asked me again to put in the 2nd Floppy. I would like to put in the CD and have it bring me to the Ghost screen without having to go threw hoops. Sorry if i'm being choppy on the details but i'm hoping someone has had the same situation and figured it out.

Thanks in advance

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by jschein In reply to Symantec 8 Network Boot D ...

go through the motions on creating a Ghost boot disk... In the end when it asks you to send it to a floppy, select, send it to file / make an image file. Then use Easy CD... or some other cdr program and select "Make Bootable CD"... when asked for the bootable info, select the file you made from Ghost.

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by jschein In reply to Symantec 8 Network Boot D ...

Sorry I gave you a soultion that you asked for.. have a nice day

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by tlath1972 In reply to

If it worked that i would call it a solution. Maybe i'm missing something here but the cd still wouldn't boot. I need a little bit more hand walking to get this right. I'm using ghost version 8. When i did the boot wizard to create a boot file it was the last one on the list where i could send the file to someplace else besides the floppy. All the other options would only give me the choice to do the floppy disk. Then when i did save the file it turned it into a *.sys file and when i went to make a bootable cd it was asking for a *boot file or something like that not a *.sys file. What am i missing here. I'm willing to give the points but it has to be a little more detailed so i'm not spending a week to find out what you are thinking in your head.

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by tlath1972 In reply to Symantec 8 Network Boot D ...

If it worked than i would give you the points but i must be missing something because it didn't work.

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by nla467 In reply to Symantec 8 Network Boot D ...

Im having trouble to make the steps fit here. Give me your email address and I can send it to you.

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by tlath1972 In reply to

don't have time today to work on this but it may work for me. Looked at it briefly the only part that i was looking for is when making the bootable cd do i emulate that floppy disk when making the image. Also how do i create the *.bin file. Also i noticed that it mentioned Symantec Version 7 and i'm using Version 8. I know a version 7 network boot disk won't connect to a session from version 8. That may be irrelivant if the steps are the same in V8. So I'll give the points in good faith hard work and in the least some new informatinon

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