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Problems with SGSS2.51 and HP6005Pro

Created: 22 Nov 2011 • Updated: 22 Nov 2011 | 1 comment
tch's picture


I have problems with ghostcasting (alone or through the console) and stations HP6005Pro...

The downloading of an disk image begins usually, but the process freeze at 70-80% with a message like "couldn't allocate memory..."..

Did you know an issue ?

Thanks and sorry for my english...

TCh from Toulouse

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EdT's picture

Are you booting the target machine to DOS or WinPE ?

If you are using DOS, try using the FreeDOS equivalent of the classic DOS HIMEM.SYS extension. That utility understands the relatively new ACPI data table BIOS API introduced in the Windows 95 era, which is the only BIOS API that works properly in some machines. This then makes the results of that one working API available to Ghost's DOS extender via the XMS API, and so running the FreeDOS HIMEM.EXE will let Ghost use a great deal more of the installed memory than a mere 16Mb.

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