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To Virtual Partition Step failure

Created: 14 Mar 2012 • Updated: 27 Jun 2012 | 3 comments
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I am extremely new to Ghost Solution Suite so please go easy on me.

My setup:

The Ghost Console is running on Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1) x64

All clients are Windows Vista x64

Unmanaged switches connecting all machines.

All that I need to do is capture one image from any client and then push the captured image out to all of the clients.  I cannot get past the To Virtual Partition Step on any machine.  I have watched the Ghost Tutorial but this did not help. ( 

I have completed LiveUpdate and it states that I am running the cmost current version of Ghost Console. ( 

I have 1 image that I need to clone to my 52 machines ASAP. 


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EdT's picture

Can you be specific about any error messages you are receiving as it helps us determine what might be the issue. Based on the little information supplied, I would suggest that you lack the correct NIC driver for your machine(s).

Can you clarify if you are trying to boot to DOS or WinPE when going to Virtual partition?  We would now always recommend WinPE as it is much more compatible with modern hardware such as SATA devices.

Can you also confirm what NIC chipset(s) you are trying to support.

Are you sysprepping your Vista installation on the source machine before trying to image? If no, how do you plan to handle renaming each machine to give it an individual identity?  Are you using a volume license for Vista 64?  Are all your machine identical hardware? If not, are you using Deploy Anywhere to handle the different driver requirements?

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Terry BU's picture

if you double click the failure to virtual partition line, you should get some addtitional details.  it may even tell you what driver you are missing (such as a network driver).  what info do you get from that error?

This is all in the console on the status box window

lgbainbridge's picture

I didn't understand the WinPE boot creation process.  I simply had to recreate the WinPE with the correct drivers and I was able to create/restore images from the machines.  Thanks for the help.