The Ghost Boot Partition is something that I've always had difficulty with, and am struggling to get a good understanding of from Symantec's "Help Guide". I've successfully installed this partition but have never been able to have it show up in the console to deploy a package too. It usually sits at a DOS screen and never gets into Ghost or anything. Is this normal, should I be seeing it show up in the console? After it does, can I deploy a full partition image and have it retain the Ghost partition? Any and all information anyone can part with here is greatly appreciated.

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The Ghost boot partition is a 12mb...I think partition that is visible to the Ghost Enterprise Console.

Once you boot up.....the console can then deploy to it. So you actually need 2 machines to run with it.

One as a management console and the other as a client.
Answered 06/10/2004 by: MSIMaker
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Thanks for your help. I actually have had much success with the boot partition since I upgraded to Ghost 8. Problem in 7.5 was that the partition would load fine, it just wouldn't show up in the console so that I could do something with it. The client would claim it was talking to the console server, but the server had no idea.

Anyway, everything working fine now, and I feel that so far, having the boot partition is a lot safer than having the virtual partition. I've had some problems in app deployment on some virtual partition workstations that the boot partitions haven't even blinked at. I'm sold...
Answered 06/28/2004 by: bcardell
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