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routerguy99
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎03-22-2010

Ghost 15 to usb... Fixed

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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!)
    * clean
    * create partition primary
    * select partition 1
    * active
    * format fs=ntfs
    * assign
    * exit
Insert your Windows Vista / 7 DVD into your drive
Change directory to the DVD's boot directory where bootsect lives:
cd  :\boot
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

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Brian_K
Posts: 5,655
Registered: ‎04-19-2009

Re: Ghost 15 to usb... Fixed

routerguy99,

 

Yes, Ghost does load faster from a UFD than from a CD. Nice.

 

The second part of your post about the boot sector isn't essential.

 

http://krisrowland.wordpress.com/2008/09/26/boot-norton-ghost-14-srd-from-a-usb-stick/

 

 

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routerguy99
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎03-22-2010

Re: Ghost 15 to usb... Fixed

" The second part of your post about the boot sector isn't essential."

 

For version 15 its is..

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Brian_K
Posts: 5,655
Registered: ‎04-19-2009

Re: Ghost 15 to usb... Fixed

 


routerguy99 wrote:

 

For version 15 its is..


 

I've made several Ghost 15 UFDs and I just made another Ghost 15 UFD without doing the boot sector section. I used a slightly different method.

I ran DiskPart from the Ghost 15 CD and used...

format fs=fat32 quick

,,, to shorten the format time.

 

 

The Ghost UFD booted into the Recovery environment.

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routerguy99
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎03-22-2010

Re: Ghost 15 to usb... Fixed

Nice thanks.. :smileywink:

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DaveH
Posts: 5,538
Registered: ‎01-06-2010

Re: Ghost 15 to usb... Fixed

I just saw this post when you posted a link in another thread.

 

Well done, but I agree with Brian. You don't need to format it in NTFS, it gives no advantage and might even be a little slower because of the file system overhead.

 

I would also use: format fs=fat32 quick 

He is also correct you don't need to add a bootsector, Vista or Windows 7 already adds a nt60 bootsector.

 

nt60 boot sector boots "bootmgr" (Vista\7)

nt52 boot sector boots ntldr (XP/2000)

DOS boot sector boots IO.sys

 

Only time you need to add a nt60 boot sector is if your making the bootable flash drive in XP.

Dave

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Brian_K
Posts: 5,655
Registered: ‎04-19-2009

Re: Ghost 15 to usb... Fixed

Dave, thanks for the info on boot sectors.

 

I've been playing with Grub4 DOS lately and booting ISO files from a USB flash drive. I've been able to put most of my bootable flash drives onto a single flash drive. But I can't get the Ghost 15 ISO to work. Have you had any success?

 

http://www.themudcrab.com/acronis_grub4dos.php

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DaveH
Posts: 5,538
Registered: ‎01-06-2010

Re: Ghost 15 to usb... Fixed

Yes, thats how I use it.

I got so many old dos tools and programs, and other things, I didn't want to dedicate the whole flash drive to just Ghost.

it's actually not a flash drive, on my EEE I have a 16GB SDHC card that I leave in all the time. It has the grub bootloader and I can start the Ghost ISO from it.

 

What happens when you try it?

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Brian_K
Posts: 5,655
Registered: ‎04-19-2009

Re: Ghost 15 to usb... Fixed

I can't remember exactly. I think it starts to load and then fails.

 

Strange that it works on some computers and not others. I have a few ISOs on my Grub4DOS stick that load on some computers and not others. Now that I know you can do it I'll try again.

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DaveH
Posts: 5,538
Registered: ‎01-06-2010

Re: Ghost 15 to usb... Fixed

Let me try to rephase that since I'm a linux idiot. 

 

My card or flash drive has uses grub, it boots to grub and from there I can boot the Ghost ISO.

If that makes a difference, I'm not booting DOS and then using grub4dos to boot the ISO, I had some problem doing that although I can't remember if it was with Ghost or something else I wanted to boot.

 

I went back to using this:

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/boot-iso-from-usb-flash-drive/

I'm pretty sure it's the regular old syslinux and grub.

I don't have it here so I can't look at the menu.lst but I'm pretty sure it is just like the example shown:

 

# title Test ISO
# find –set-root /testname.iso
# map /testname.iso (hd32)
# map –hook
# root (hd32)
# chainloader (hd32)

 

I don't think I'm using "boot" either.

I could never get it to work well mapping it into memory, It worked so slow I might die of old age before it loaded all the way.

 

Only problem I had was getting the file contiguous because it can't be fragmented, but I used that program "wincontig" from that site or another time I just defragged it and copied it again.

 

I only tried it so far on that one system, so I don't know if it will work on others, interesting how you found that out.

In the morning I'll post what I got in menu.lst.

Dave