Ghost 8.0 bootable cd

Hello, 1st of all this seems to be a great forum, wish I had found this a few months ago. I have managed to figue out sysprep and have it doing everythig that I need it to do, now I am just trying to stream line the re-imaging process. The duty of creating new images for our organization has been put into my lap, yet for security reasons the net admin will not allow me to set up a ghost server, so I am having to create the image from the standalone 8.0 floppy bootdisc. Its local>disk>to image which is being written to a CDRW. Is there a way to include ghost.exe on the bootable CD? I know there is the -ghostoncd switch but where would I add that from the GUI 8.0 bootdisc? Or do I have to run that all from the command line? If it is done from the command line I would assume i could make that a .bat file and launch it. If that is the case does nay one have a sample of the file or any other suggestions on how to make the CD boot into ghost for re-imaging?

Thank you in advanced,
Matt Woodley

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Posted by: mwoodley 16 years ago
Yellow Belt
Ok I have done the command line to create the image and the disc is bootable but it still aske for floppy 2 with ghost.exe even though ghost .exe is loacte in the root of the cd. but it can not be browsed or executed. This is becuase the ghost.exe needs to be included with the "bootable" image which can exceed 1.44 MB and the ghoste.exe dis about 1.2. Apparently Norton knows this and their solution is that they do not support that type of bootable cdrom and that you must have a floppy. I think its ludricous for them to expect computers to have legacey hardware like floppies now days. Anyway it looks like I'm going to have to create a bootable(floppy) Image and create a ramdrive and mount it so it can see the root or other directories. At this point I am very unpleased with Norton corporate 8.0. This was all being done to save time and at this point all I am doing is expending it while my project for rolling out 160 new PCs rolls on.

If anyone has some suggestions on how to make a bootable cdrom that includes the ghost.exe and can execute it, it would be greatly appreciated.
If I figure out a resolution I will post it.
Posted by: JoeW 16 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
Here's a page that explains the process:

Bart's CD page is also very good - http://www.nu2.nu/bootcd/
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