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Norton Ghost 2003

by Dustmote / April 20, 2007 3:09 AM PDT

Hello,

Trying to find out if something is possible. I want to run Ghost 2003 on a standard XP box. With it connected, I want to be able to go to the other computers on my home network and booting off of a floppy connect to the XP box.

Currently I have to boot the "Server" and the workstation off of floppies and operating in DOS with several 2GB or larger files is causing problems.

Any help out there?

Thanx!

RobV

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Not yet. What's the question?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 20, 2007 5:39 AM PDT
In reply to: Norton Ghost 2003

"I want to run Ghost 2003 on a standard XP box."

Yes, it runs.

"With it connected, I want to be able to go to the other computers on my home network and booting off of a floppy connect to the XP box."

And do what? It's not clear here.

Bob

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Details - Clarification
by Dustmote / April 20, 2007 6:13 AM PDT

Currently to clone a workstation, I need to boot the "server" and the workstation from a floppy or run the server in DOS Interactive mode. I want to be able to run the server on XP and still clone on a workstation by booting from a floppy.

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While acronis is a better choice... Ghost will have...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 20, 2007 6:20 AM PDT

To break the image across several files to stay within the DOS filesize limits.

This was documented in the full version of Ghost. But some don't get the retail full version and struggle.

I am a poor substitute for "the manual."

"I want to be able to run the server on XP and still clone on a workstation by booting from a floppy."

I've seen this done, however it's getting tougher and harder and nearly impossible since most can't get the network working in DOS and I don't help people do that. It's a catch-22 and tarpit issue. The catch is that to make such a disk requires 'dos old school' skills plus using the internet to hunt down the drivers at tims.

Acronis made this much easier.

The tarpit issue is that someone might expect me to do this for them. Not only that I won't but can't because 99% of the time the other person can't answer the necessary questions so I've learned to stay away from that and just comment "go find the drivers", "you learn dos? OK?" Hope you understand why.

Bob

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Old School DOS
by Dustmote / April 20, 2007 6:31 AM PDT

I do know old school DOS and your right, the drivers just aren't available to make it worthwhile to do.

Thanks for the effort.

Rob

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Nod to Acronis. I think there are demos. ALSO!!!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 20, 2007 6:34 AM PDT
In reply to: Old School DOS

There are Linux based solutions which are FREE. The linux based ones also tend to slay the driver dragons and the file size pixies.

Bob

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