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Windowx XP deployment through ghost

Created: 22 Feb 2013 | 4 comments

Hi All

I am trying to create a WinPE disk through Ghost Solution Suite and unaware of certain things. Please suggest

1) I need a disk that can enable the system to boot through the disk-> Load ghost-> Connect to Network Storage-> Fetch the image from storage and deploy locally

How is it possible ?

Please help

Thanks

Vikram

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EdT's picture

By reading the documentation?

Seriously though, have you created a WinPE boot image yet, with the necessary Vista 32 bit drivers for the devices you need to support?

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?pag...

The order of events you need is to first establish a network connection, then run ghost and run the appropriate command line to deploy your image.

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Dilip P S's picture

Hi,

Please try the following :

While creating your boot disk using Ghost Boot Wizard,Edit the start.bat as follows:
In your START.BAT,make changes accordingly as shown in the following example:

START.BAT:

set path=%path%;x:\ghost

net use I:\\ghost\images /user:<username> <password>

x:

cd \ghost

the last line that you see would be " start ghost32.exe"

Now, Edit the same as "  start ghost32.exe -clone,mode=load,src=I:\GHOSTIMAGE.GHO,dst=1  "

This command line tells Ghost to restore an image named ghostimage.gho from drive I:\  (which is infact the network location where you have your image ) and
to restore it to the first harddrive. 

****Does this answer your question. Try doing this. And update the status as the next comment. You can also mark this as Solution if this fix your issue****

 

Regards,

Dilip Sebastian

Vikram_sharma's picture

Thank Dilip,

We have multiple images in our environment and we are looking out for a single solution that will help us with all images.

Can you please suggest what should be done ,have created a winpe with all required drivers and ghost within.

Now need to know how to use this solution to fetch the images from the NAS drives where images will be stored.

Thanks

Vikram

EdT's picture

You can use an HTA file to create a GUI for WinPE, and you can run WMI code in the HTA file which will detect the chassis that the WinPE has booted from, and select the appropriate image from a list which you maintain.

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