Create a Standard Ghost Boot Disk with Symantec Ghost 8.2, 8.3 and 11.0.x or Norton Ghost 2003

Article:TECH108761  |  Created: 2004-01-03  |  Updated: 2013-10-22  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH108761
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Technical Solution


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This document describes how to create a Standard Ghost Boot Disk with Symantec Ghost 8.2, 8.3 and 11.0.x or Norton Ghost 2003.


Solution



Standard Ghost boot disks can be used to perform any one or a combination of the following operations
    Copy the contents of:
    • One drive to another drive in the same computer
    • One partition to another partition or drive in the same computer
    • One drive or one partition to an external drive connected by USB or FireWire
    • One drive to another drive, or one partition to another partition, on a second computer connected by a USB or LPT cable
    Create a backup image of a drive or partition and save it:
    • On a drive in the same computer
    • On an external drive connected by USB or FireWire
    • On a Zip or Jaz drive connected to the same computer.
    • Directly to a CD-R/RW drive in the same computer
    • Directly to a DVD writer in the same computer
    • On a drive on a second computer connected by a USB or LPT cable
    Restore a backup of a drive or partition from an image located on:
    • A drive in the same computer
    • An external drive connected by USB or FireWire
    • A Zip or Jaz drive connected to the same computer
    • A CD-ROM drive in the same computer
    • A DVD drive in the same computer
    • A drive on a second computer connected by a USB or LPT cable

Creating Standard Ghost Boot Disks
Find the version of Ghost that you have, and follow the instructions.

To create a Standard Ghost Boot Disk with Symantec Ghost Solution Suite 1.0, Symantec Ghost Solution Suite 1.1, or Symantec Ghost Solution Suite 2.0
  1. Click Start > Programs > Symantec Ghost > Ghost Boot Wizard.
  2. In the Ghost Boot Wizard window, click Standard Ghost Boot Disk
  3. Click Next.
  4. Do one or more of the following:
    • Check USB support to add support for USB peer-to-peer to the boot disk.
    • Click Advanced to set the USB peer-to-peer drivers.
      See "Setting the USB peer-to-peer drivers" section later in this document.
    • Check LPT support to add support for LPT peer-to-peer to the boot disk.
      See "Setting the LPT port or mode" section later in this document.
    • Click Advanced to change the LPT mode or port.
    • Check Include Adaptec ASPI drivers to add Adaptec ASPI drivers to the boot disk.
      These drivers are required to write an image directly to a SCSI CD-R that is supported by Symantec Ghost.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Select one of the following:
    • Use PC-DOS
    • Use MS-DOS
      See "Providing MS-DOS" section later in this document.
  7. Click Next.
  8. In the Ghost.exe field, type the correct path if the executable has been moved or you want to use a different version of Symantec Ghost. The default path to the Symantec Ghost executable appears in the Ghost.exe field.
  9. In the Parameters field, type any required command-line parameters.
    See "Adding command-line parameters to a boot package" section later in this document.
  10. Click Next.
  11. If you want to move control of USB devices from the BIOS to Ghost, check Override BIOS USB control.
    This option is unavailable if you have previously included USB support in the boot package.
  12. If you want to move control of FireWire devices from the BIOS to Ghost, check Override BIOS FireWire control.
  13. Click Next.
    1. If you are creating floppy boot disks:
      1. In the Floppy Disk Drive field, select the appropriate drive letter.
      2. In the Number of disks to create field, select the number of disks that you want to create.
      3. Ensure that Format disk(s) first is checked to format the disks before disk creation.
        Ensure that this option is checked unless you are creating a custom boot disk with custom system files. If this option is unchecked, the boot disk is not bootable.
      4. Ensure that Quick Format is checked to perform a quick format.
      5. Click Next.
    2. If you want to create a bootable CD (versions 8.3 and later):
      1. Select Create ISO Image
      2. Click Browse
      3. Select the location you want to store the ISO image and give the file a name
      4. Click OK
    3. If you want to create a bootable USB drive (versions 11.0.x):
      1. Put your thumb drive in the machine.
      2. Select Format Disk.
      3. Make sure your device is listed in "Available Devices".
      4. Click Next.
  14. Review the boot disk details and click Next to start creating the boot disks.
    Follow the prompts to format the disks and create a boot disk set.

To create a Standard Ghost Boot Disk with Norton Ghost 2003
  1. Click Start > Programs > Norton Ghost 2003 > Norton Ghost.
  2. In the Ghost Boot Wizard window, click Standard Ghost Boot Disk.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Do one or more of the following:
    • Check USB support to add support for USB peer-to-peer to the boot disk.
    • Click Advanced to set the USB peer-to-peer drivers.
      See "Setting the USB peer-to-peer drivers" section later in this document.
    • Check LPT support to add support for LPT peer-to-peer to the boot disk.
    • Click Advanced to change the LPT mode or port.
    • Click No USB support to exclude support for USB external devices.
    • Click USB 1.1 support to add support for USB 1.1 external devices to the boot disk.
      If any of your USB cards/chipsets are USB 1.1, then you must select this option.
    • Click USB 2.0 support to add support for USB 2.0 external devices to the boot disk.
      If any of your USB cards/chipsets are USB 1.1, then do not select this option. Select the USB 1.1 support option.
    • Click FireWire Support to add support for FireWire external devices to the boot disk.
    • Click Assign DOS drive letters to assign a DOS drive letter to a USB or FireWire external device.
    • Click Include Adaptec ASPI drivers to add Adaptec ASPI drivers to the boot disk.
      These drivers are required to write an image directly to a SCSI CD-R that is supported by Norton Ghost.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Select one of the following:
    • Use PC-DOS: Includes PC-DOS on the boot disk.
    • Use MS-DOS: Includes MS-DOS on the boot disk.
      See "Providing MS-DOS" section later in this document.
  7. Click Next.
  8. In the Ghost.exe field, type the correct path if the executable has been moved or you want to use a different version of Norton Ghost.
    The default path to the Norton Ghost executable appears in the Ghost.exe field.
  9. In the Parameters field, type any required command-line parameters.
    See "Adding command-line parameters to a boot package" section later in this document.
  10. Click Next.
  11. In the Floppy Disk Drive field, select the appropriate drive letter.
  12. In the Number of disks to create field, select the number of disks that you want to create.
  13. Ensure that Format disk(s) first is checked to format the disks before disk creation.
    Ensure that this option is checked unless you are creating a custom boot disk with custom system files. If this option is unchecked, the boot disk is not bootable.
  14. Ensure that Quick Format is checked to perform a quick format.
  15. Click Next.
  16. Review the boot disk details and click Next to start creating the boot disks.
    Follow the prompts to format the disks and create a boot disk set.





Technical Information
Setting the USB peer-to-peer drivers

You can select USB peer-to-peer drivers to include on the boot disk. In most cases, you do not need to alter the driver default. However, if you have problems connecting using peer-to-peer, then select the other options and retry the task.

To select USB peer-to-peer drivers

  1. In the Load USB drivers dialog box, select one of the following:
    • All drivers: Includes all USB peer-to-peer drivers on the boot disk.
    • UHCI driver: Includes only UHCI drivers on the boot disk.
    • OHCI driver: Includes only OHCI drivers on the boot disk.
  2. Click OK.

Setting the LPT port or mode
The default mode for an LPT connection is ECP/EPP. If you are having problems with your LPT connection, set the mode to Bidirectional 8bit or Bidirectional 4bit. The next time that you create a boot disk, the mode is reset to the default, ECP/EPP High Speed.

If you have multiple parallel ports and want to connect using a port other than the default LPT1, use the LPT port option to specify the port into which your cable is plugged.

To set the LPT port or mode
  1. In the LPT configuration dialog box, under Mode, select one of the following:
    • ECP/EPP High Speed
    • Bidirectional 8bit
    • Bidirectional 4bit
  2. Under Port, select one of the following:
    • Default
    • LPT1
    • LPT2
    • LPT3
  3. Click OK

Providing MS-DOS
The Ghost Boot Wizard includes PC-DOS on boot disks. However, a boot disk that includes PC-DOS might not start all computers. When you create a boot disk, you can include MS-DOS instead of PC-DOS.

Provide MS-DOS to your computer
If you use MS-DOS, then you must provide MS-DOS files on the computer on which you are creating the boot disk. Using an MS-DOS system disk that was formatted on a Windows 95/98 computer, you can install the MS-DOS files during the creation of the boot disk.

To create an MS-DOS system disk on a Windows 95/98 computer
  1. Insert a blank floppy disk into drive A of a Windows 95/98 computer.
  2. On the Windows taskbar, click Start > Program Files > Windows Explorer.
  3. Right-click drive A.

    WARNING: Do not right-click drive C.
  4. Click Format.
  5. Check Copy System Files.
  6. Click Start to format the disk.
    You can install or uninstall MS-DOS while you are creating a boot disk.

To copy MS-DOS to your computer
  1. Insert the formatted floppy disk into drive A of the computer on which the Ghost Boot Wizard is running.
  2. In the DOS Version window, click Get MS-DOS.
  3. Click OK


Adding command-line parameters to a boot package
You can add command-line parameters to a boot package to instruct Ghost to perform certain actions.
For more information on command-line switches, see the document Switches: Alphabetical list of switches.

Command-line parameters can be added while creating a Standard Boot Disk, a Peer-to-Peer Network Boot Disk, or a CD/DVD Startup Disk with Ghost boot disk in the Ghost executable location window.



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