03-26-2010 12:38 AM
I just tried it and it works. It runs quite fast too. Don't ask.
Maybe the ISO was fragmented last time. It did check OK with WinContig today.
My menu.lst entry for Ghost is (no mem entry)
title Ghost 15
map (hd0,0)/customG15.iso (hd32)
My flash drive boots to a menu that contains my 15 ISO files.
03-26-2010 12:48 AM - edited 03-26-2010 12:55 AM
It's almost 1am or I would go look for you.
Did you try this. (maybe make a new temp entry)
find --set-root /customG15.iso
map /customG15.iso (hd32)
There is also a way, (but I can't remember) that you can type in each line one at a time and push "enter" and then grub tells you whats going on and confirms what it did. I tried that to find another problem and although it didn't help me it may tell you what the error is.
edit- strange, my dashes didn't come out right, should be 2 before set and hook.
03-26-2010 12:57 AM
Oh OK it does work. Sorry I must have missed that.
I also noticed it runs suprisingly fast, can't really notice the difference between booting the ISO or booting it from a flash drive the other way.
03-26-2010 09:24 AM
Run the diskpart command line app as admin
* list disk to find the drive number of your usb stick.
* select disk # to select the usb disk (put the number you found in the previous step in place of the # - be absolutely certain you have the right number!)
* create partition primary
* select partition 1
* format fs=ntfs
Insert your Windows Vista / 7 DVD into your drive
Change directory to the DVD's boot directory where bootsect lives:
Use bootsect to set the USB as a bootable NTFS drive prepared for a Vista/7 image. I'm assuming that your USB flash drive has been labeled disk G:\ by the computer:
bootsect /nt60 g:
copy your NG Recovery to your usb
It works, thanks :)
03-29-2010 06:27 AM
I have used the "Boot to ISO" Method and it works great!
I have also tried a couple of bootable images that work but once loaded in to memory I cannot see the machines internal harddrives.
Even if I could only see the one half we could:
(I have plugged in a 500GB USB SATA to backup the image and this is detected)
But HDD0 & HDD1 cannot be seen :(
I’m thinking its something to do with the boot sequence within the bios
Thanks in advance.
03-29-2010 12:03 PM - edited 03-29-2010 12:04 PM
I think you just need to add your RAID drivers. If Ghost is installed on that system you can try building a custom restore disk and saving that as another ISO.
Or you can find the driver files and manually add them to the restore disk. Regardless of what your running, the Ghost restore disk is 32bit so you need to find 32bit Vista or XP drivers. (XP drivers seem to work better for me).
You can't use any .exe driver installation, you need the files .sys, .inf, and .cat
These files may be availible from the motherboard site to be used as a "floppy disk" used during the installation of XP.
If you need any help post a link to the motherboard or give us the make and model.
03-30-2010 06:59 AM - edited 03-30-2010 07:00 AM
Thanks for your post.
Where in the ISO should I put the RAID drivers?
Also i am in the process of looking for the chipset drivers.
The workstations that are being cloned are TOSHIBA ST-B20 SERIES (Toshiba POS Terminal)
I have looked on the Toshiba website but the spec does not state what raid controller.
At bootup, RAID status shows
"JMICRON TECHNOLOGY CORP
PCIE - SATAII RAID CONTROLLER
Any information is gratefully received.
03-30-2010 01:09 PM
I looked through the Toshiba site too and couldn't find anything about the model of the RAID controller.
You might want to look in the device manager to see how windows describes it.
See if it has "36x" in the name or driver file.
Looking at the Jmicron site, if I had to guess I would say it's a JMB363 or at least in that 36x series.
If you have no luck from the supplier or Toshiba, you may want to try this.
Go here (It's a ftp link)
Pick the most recent non-eSATA driver in the JMB36x folder: JMB36X_WinDrv_R1.17.55_WHQL.zip
When you extract it, you will find a folder called "Floppy32", put that folder on your USB stick and boot Ghost
When Ghost is loaded all the way go to: Utilites>>Load a Driver
Browse to the floppy32 folder, load it up and see if you can access the drives.
If it works, you can use the Ghost program in windows to make a custom restore disk.
Best of luck,