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Multi Nic Ghost Boot with PATA and SATA CD-ROM Support

Created: 19 Jan 2009 • Updated: 19 Jan 2009 | 3 comments
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This disc will allow support for most SATA and PATA CD-ROMS and Hard Drives. This is for people who would like to use one CD to boot from a variety of CDs that may contain SATA and PATA CD-Roms.

It can also handle most PATA and SATA Hard Drives as well. Please note that the SATA hard drive must be set in Compatibility, Legacy, or IDE mode. ACHI will cause issues and Ghost will not find the HDD.

This disc will usually auto-identify the Nic card and load the driver without issue. If your driver is not included, it is easy to modify and install the driver to the disc. If you need help, please contact me (e-mail is at the bottom).

Also included are easy to use menus for large labs. The menu contains a Labclone, which takes you straight to ghost with a multisession called Labclone ready for acceptance. Labdump, which will create a session to dump a single computer's image up to the ghostcast. The third menu is a "Just take me to ghost" which will allow for any setting you choose.

Background Description:

This Ghost Disk was created for use on a college campus, it was originally compiled to replace an older Ghost Disk used for imaging.

With newer computers coming out with SATA HDD and SATA CD-ROMS, this caused many problems concerning standard Ghost Disks did not support them. This disk was created to handle most generic and widely used CD-ROM, HDD, and Ethernet configurations.

The Disk is easy to update, the Readme may be a little hurried and dirty at this point but gets the point across.

In my attempt to find a disk to replace an older version, I did not come across any that could handle everything i needed. I created and compiled a few tools together that would handle my technical problems and decided to release it to help anyone else with similar issues.


  • Most PATA and SATA CD-ROMs
  • Most PATA and SATA HDDs
  • Large Coverage of most common Ethernet Cards
  • Easy to use Menu configuration

Tim Robertson

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EdT's picture

Have you tried a WinPE boot setup? This handles SATA devices natively, including optical drives, and ghost runs under WinPE happily. You can also save any ghost images as a single large file in the NTFS file system.
You can also set up WinPE to boot from a USB device, either a USB key or a USB hard disk, giving you even more flexibility.

If your issue has been solved, please use the "Mark as Solution" link on the most relevant thread.

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heyvoon's picture

This was awsome! Exactly what I was looking for! Thanks!

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