04-22-2012 07:05 PM
Hi, Just ordered Ghost 15 and was planning on backing up both partitions / reinstalling XP and WIN7 both 32bite.
See a lot of multi boot issues in these forms or is it me.
My plan was to do a new install (have not done a multi boot XP / Win 7 yet) with 100MB partition reserved for Win 7, Install XP Pro then install one or more Win 7 partitions and I assume Win 7 will give me a boot menu for the Win 7 and Older XP.
Do I understand correctly I can then just do a backup of each partition. I can then restore any or all partitions on demand?
Does the documentation list any typical cases, best practices such as this or similar.
Thanks in advance.
04-22-2012 07:58 PM
Deric is the enthusiast and expert on multi-boots with Ghost. He has found Ghost 15 supports two OS but there are boot problems if you have more than two OS and restore their images.
04-23-2012 01:32 AM
I'm quoting Deric. I'm happy to be wrong. I tried Deric's setup on my test computer. Restoring images with Ghost 15 and only WinXP and the last restored Win7 would boot. The other two could be fixed however.
Did I lose my money?
04-23-2012 03:23 AM
I'll let you know in a day or two if you won or lost.
I loaned my spare desktop to a friend and I'm having a hard time trying to put another one together. I cobbled together an old p3 system that works and loaded XP on it but I don't know if it's powerfull enough for vista.
I have an unused P4 board here but for the life of me I can't find my extra CPU for it. I remember putting it in a nice little box but I can't seem to find it now.
But I was trying to put together a desktop to do copy drives as well. If it's just image/restores I guess I can use one of my laptops.
04-23-2012 04:14 AM
Now don't get falling out and wasting money, you remember what CC said, "I am the prettiest and I am the greatest", multi boots is one area where I excel.
G15 will recover a computer multi boot but will Not "copy drive" or "image- transfer".
G15 will "image/restore" a dual boot and possibly a dual boot "copy drive".
G15 will work on a single drive partitioned into two or more.
G15 will not work on a multi boot 3 or more physical drives.
I could go on, but my advice to the user is to stick with a dual boot on a single drive partitioned into two.
That way I can guarantee G15 will work ok without any problems, to save Dave wasting time and energy I have all the answers.
Just to add though that I don't like the 100 mb partitions MRP, SRP what ever you call them, my drives/partitions are dead simple, no complications.
My multi boot machine used to have 4 physical drives each with an O/S and apps and G15 would NOT recover all 4 properly as Brian said.
I changed to a SINGLE drive partitioned into 4 purposely so that I could use G15
G12 is the one for me It will do anything you can throw at it.