Ghost Solution Suite (GSS) compatibility with the XP Embedded (XPe) Operating System

Article:TECH160531  |  Created: 2011-05-20  |  Updated: 2013-10-30  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH160531
Article Type
Technical Solution

Product(s)

Issue



Ghost seems to create a valid image of XPe, but the restored image fails to boot. 


Cause



Since the Filesystem is XP (NTFS) based and therefore recognized by Ghost, it may create and restore the image, but the image will not contain the entire boot track or any non standard configuration partitions, which are necessary for proper boot up of the OS.

GSS was never tested in this environment and therefore GSS is currently not compatible with XPe or XPe embedded on a thinclient. 


Solution



It may be possible to create a sector based image using the -IR switch, but some customer reported that this failed as well.




Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH160531


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