How to create a Network Boot Disk using the Ghost Boot Wizard

Article:TECH109610  |  Created: 2007-01-04  |  Updated: 2013-10-22  |  Article URL
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You want to know how to create a Ghost Network Boot Disk


Follow these instructions to create a Ghost network boot disk:
  1. In the Symantec Ghost Console, click Tools > Boot Wizard.
  2. Click Network Boot Package. Note: In Ghost versions prior to 8.2, this choice is referred to as Network Boot Disk.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Select the network driver that's appropriate for the network card in the client machine (the machine that you want to image). If the network driver isn't listed, please refer to the document "Adding or modifying NIC templates in the Ghost Boot Wizard" at
  5. Click Next.
  6. If you selected a Universal Packet Driver, click OK on the UNDI Driver Information window.
  7. Click to select a DOS Version:

  8. Click Next.
  9. Ensure the Program Location for ghost.exe is valid. The default path is C:\Program Files\Symantec\Ghost\ghost.exe.
  10. Click Next.
  11. Select any FireWire and USB Options (both are unchecked by default):

  12. Click Next.
  13. Click to select the network settings for the client:

    • DHCP will assign the IP settings (default).
    • The IP settings will be statically defined.

  14. Click Next.
  15. Click to Select the target for the boot package:

    • Format Floppy Disk Set (default). This creates a boot package that uses two floppy diskettes.
    • Create ISO Image. This creates an ISO image file that can be burned to CD using 3rd party burning software.
    • Format Disk. This creates a boot package for a Universal Serial Bus (USB) Flash Drives.

  16. Click Next.
  17. Click the following Next. The Boot Package is created.
  18. Click Finish.

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