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this line : I recently copied a hard drive, following your instructions to split the files i nto 630Meg chunks.

As I couldn't burn the images directly as Ghost was incompatable with the CD bur ner, I saved the Ghost images to a hard drive and later transferred them to to C D-ROMs using Nero to burn them. When I did a test restoration the Ghost program, an error message that read --> Error: "Image file not created with Norton Ghost" when restoring or checking an image file <-- which is a Technical Support document < http://service1.symantec. com/SUPPORT/ghost.nsf/8f7dc138830563c888256c2200662ecd/... >. This support document advises: To assign a drive letter: 1. Open Norton Ghost 2003. 2. Click Options. 3. Choose "External storage driver settings." 4. Check "Assign drive letters." This is impossible running Ghost from DOS. To overcome this impediment I simply rewrote a Symantec CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC. BAT that installed the usual drivers for a CD-ROM drive and the called GHOST.EXE from the CD-ROM. This worked perfectly with Ghost detecting a drive letter for the CD drive and p roperly installing the 5 images stored on 5 CD-ROMs without difficulty. For completeness: --> CONFIG.SYS <-[menu] menuitem=FROMFLPY, This computer was started from a Ghost boot disk menuitem=FROMCD, This computer was started from a Ghost bootable CD [FROMFLPY] [FROMCD] [COMMON] DEVICE = oakcdrom.sys /D:cd1 DEVICE = btdosm.sys DEVICE = flashpt.sys DEVICE = btcdrom.sys /D:cd2 DEVICE = aspi2dos.sys DEVICE = aspi8dos.sys DEVICE = aspi4dos.sys DEVICE = aspi8u2.sys DEVICE = inicd.sys /D:cd3 LASTDRIVE = Z --> /CONFIG.SYS <---> AUTOEXEC.BAT <-@echo off SET TZ=GHO+05:00

MOUSE.COM CLS LH \MSCDEX.EXE /D:cd1 /D:cd2 /D:cd3 echo Loading... if %config% == FROMFLPY goto FLPYBOOT if %config% == FROMCD goto CDBOOT goto FAILED :FLPYBOOT echo Insert Ghost boot disk 2 (containing Ghost.exe) pause if exist a:\ghost\ghost.exe goto GHOSTFND goto FLPYBOOT :CDBOOT echo Insert Ghost boot disk 2 (containing Ghost.exe) echo To run Ghost.exe from a hard disk or CD, press Ctrl-C at the following prom pt echo then change to the appropriate drive letter and type 'Ghost' pause if not exist b:\ghost\ghost.exe goto CDBOOT b: goto GHOSTFND :GHOSTFND cd \ghost echo Loading... GHOST.EXE -forceusb -force1394 goto END :FAILED echo Unknown boot menu selection goto END :END --> /AUTOEXEC.BAT <-I made the first CD-ROM bootable and copied these files along with: oakcdrom.sys btdosm.sys flashpt.sys btcdrom.sys aspi2dos.sys aspi8dos.sys aspi4dos.sys aspi8u2.sys inicd.sys mscdex.exe COMMAND.COM mouse.com mouse.ini inicd.sys IBMBIO.COM IBMDOS.COM as well as \GHOST\GHOST.EXE into the root of the CD-ROM and it became a standalone set of back-up CD-ROMs.

There is no rocket science involved but it sure eliminates that Error: "Image fi le not created with Norton Ghost" when restoring or checking an image file! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ghost -clone,mode=load,src=p:\cdr00001.gho,dst=1 -sure -autoname -rb ie source is P: image file is cdr00001.gho you are sure ie do not prompt and rb reboot after you finnish. assumes that the ghost image is on a cd on P:drive after you test the floppy in ghost option choose the cd rewriter and when asked if you want to make it bootable insert that floppy these days the images are so big that you need to put it on a partition(FAT32)sa y 20GB the other can be NTFS where Windows XP is living.(say 60GB) the command you need to use is: ghost.exe -clone,mode=pload,src=d:xpimage.gho:1,dst=1:1 -sure notice that the mode is PLOAD not LOAD and you got to spesify that the it is fir st image on that partition by indicating d:xpimage:1 as source and destination is 1:1 that is hard disk 1 partition 1 if you have already got windows xp on you need partition image one that can see NTFS to reparition. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ rem config.sys device=oakcdrom.sys /D:mscd001 device=ansi.sys files=10 buffers=10 dos=high,umb stacks=9,256 lastdrive=z ..................... rem autoexec.bat @echo off

cdinst.bat exit ............................ rem cdinst.bat @echo off cls a:\MSCDEX.EXE /D:mscd001 /L:P cls echo cls echo Advent Recovery Disk

echo echo WARNING! If you continue you will erase everything from your hard drive echo echo. echo. echo The recovery CD will restore the system to its echo original factory state. Any other programs or files echo will be deleted, it is strongly recommended that echo you backup any important data before continuing. echo choice Would you like to continue with the recovery? if errorlevel 2 goto end echo cls echo Recovery Disk echo echo WARNING! if you continue you will erase everything from your hard drive echo echo You are about to start the recovery procedure echo this will erase everything that is currently on echo your hard drive. echo echo Are you sure you want to restore system? choice data will be lost! if errorlevel 2 goto end cls echo Recovery CD echo echo WARNING! Starting Recovery Procedure echo echo REMOVE THE CD-ROM WHEN PROMPTED! echo echo choice Continue With Recovery? if errorlevel 2 goto end ghost -clone,mode=load,src=p:\cdr00001.gho,dst=1 -sure -autoname -rb :end ....................................... file list on floppy: ansi.sys(10KB) autoexec.bat(1KB) choice.com(2KB) cdinst.bat(2KB) command.com(92KB) config.sys(1KB) drivespace.bin(68KB) ghost env(1KB) ghost.exe(630KB) io.sys(218KB) mscdex.exe(25KB)

okcdrom.sys(41KB) msdos.sys(1KB) regards Ben

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Here is a solution to creating Bootable System Restore DVD's using Norton Ghost any Version. and Ahead Nero Burning Rom. Not Nero Express. ======================================== 1. Start with a Windows ME boot disk and keep only these files AUTOEXEC.BAT CD1.SYS CONFIG.SYS MOUSE.COM (get this from disk 1 of a ghost boot floppy) MOUSE.INI (get this from disk 1 of a ghost boot floppy) MSCDEX.EXE IO.SYS MSDOS.SYS COMMAND.COM ======================================== 2. Change your autoexec.bat using notepad to match the following: @echo off MSCDEX.EXE /D:tomato /L:R SET TZ=GHO+08:00 prompt $p$g MOUSE.COM for %%i in (r:\*.gho) do set image=%%i echo Loading... \ghost\ghost.exe -clone,mode=load,src=%image%,dst=1 3. Change your config.sys using notepad to match the following: FILES=30 BUFFERS=20 DEVICE=cd1.SYS /D:tomato {I figured it out. Find a dvd drive driver for dos (a *.sys) and put it into your *.ima file. Make sure you change the config.sys fil e to DEVICE=dosdvd.sys(or whatever yours is) instead of DEVICE=cd1.sys } LASTDRIVE=Z 4. Make an image of your floppy using WinImage a. Open WinImage then click on Disk Read Disk b. Click on Image Change Format and select 2.88 c. Drag and Drop the Ghost folder including ghost.exe from disk 2 of a ghost boo t disk set d. save your image as a .ima image MAKING CD1 YOUR BOOTABLE DVD =========================== 1. Open Ahead Nero Burning ROM and choose bootable DVD "DVD-ROM (Boot)"

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From the boot tab put a check in image file and browse to your .ima file Put a check in "enable expert settings" and change emulation to 2.88 Click on new Drag and drop the *.gho image from ghost Burn your DVD

This works great for me everytime. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^