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Windows 7: Windows 7 + Ghost 8 Bart PE


14 Aug 2009   #1

Windows XP, 7 Pro, Ubuntu
 
 
Windows 7 + Ghost 8 Bart PE

Hi all

I am after some help with getting this working.

I have multiple test PCs within the company I work for and we are soon to be creating Windows 7 test images.

I currently use a Bart PE disk I built with a copy of Ghost 8 and would like to stick with this method as there are over 40 PCs all of which have multiple images, therefore would be too much work to recreate the images for a different program.

I can take a successful image ( disk to image ) but upon restoring the image I get a inaccessible boot device.

Its just a basic installation of Win 7 on a single disk.


I think this is similar to the problems that everyone had with Vista and Ghost, whereby these commands needed to be run prior to Ghosting.

bcdedit /set {default} device boot
bcdedit /set {default} osdevice boot
bcdedit /set {bootmgr} device boot

Anyone tried this yet ? had any success ?

Thanks

Gav

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17 Aug 2009   #2

Windows XP, 7 Pro, Ubuntu
 
 

Anyone got any ideas or experience with Ghost 8 ?

Thanks
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17 Aug 2009   #3

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by f17th View Post
Anyone got any ideas or experience with Ghost 8 ?

Thanks

Hey F17th

Welcome to seven forums

I have experience with both BartPE and ghost. Im not sure what you are asking though. Ghost 8 is a long time ago (ghost 14 is current)

Let me know

Ken
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17 Aug 2009   #4

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 

Hi there

Your best bet is to use a decent commercial product like Acronis True Image Workstation / Acronis true image home.

Create the bootable backup media. This will allow you to do a "Bare metal recovery" from any disk in your network.

Another option :

create your Windows 7 basic installation with the products you need .

If you add Acronis to it you can then use that as your system to deploy your images throughout your network.

Bartpe was great in its day but there are other methods. For really quick system repair I'd use a small bootable USB Linux distro in any case.

There is a "VISTA PE" type of application out there but you might be able to build a genuine Windows 7 Pre-installation environment disk with sufficient apps on it for your purpose.

Someone will surely build a Windows 7-PE type of solution soon - of that I have no doubt.

Cheers
jimbo
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21 Mar 2010   #5

 
 

did you find solution for this problem i have the similar issue
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21 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

When you ghosted you probably pulled it off an image that was for a hard drive running in ATA / legacy mode. We had the same issues in our lab. Try just changing the bios for the sata drives to run in ATA / legacy mode to see if this resolves the issue.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
Your best bet is to use a decent commercial product like Acronis True Image Workstation / Acronis true image home.
...
Ghost is for enterprises.. Acronis is crap. If anything I would say for an enterprise size business use Ghost or Altiris Deployment Server (Altitis is a recent acquisition of Symantec). Altiris DS has a nice tool to convert Ghost images to the DS environment.
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22 Mar 2010   #7

Windows XP, 7 Pro, Ubuntu
 
 

Hi All

I upgraded my versions of Ghost 8 to Ghost Solution Suite 2.5 and this resolved the issue.

GSS 2.5 is a lot easier to use in terms of injecting drivers into the boot disc and negating the need to put in the BCD Commands.

Hope this information is helpful to you.

Regards
Gav
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22 Mar 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by f17th View Post
Hi All

I upgraded my versions of Ghost 8 to Ghost Solution Suite 2.5 and this resolved the issue.

GSS 2.5 is a lot easier to use in terms of injecting drivers into the boot disc and negating the need to put in the BCD Commands.

Hope this information is helpful to you.

Regards
Gav
Yep, newer versions of ghost resolve the issue too; we moved to Altiris DS because Symantec met with us and told us their long term road map is to eventually discontinue ghost server.

Too bad.. I love that product.
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23 Mar 2010   #9

Windows XP, 7 Pro, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote:
Yep, newer versions of ghost resolve the issue too; we moved to Altiris DS because Symantec met with us and told us their long term road map is to eventually discontinue ghost server.

Too bad.. I love that product.
I didn't realise Symantecs roadmap for Ghost was coming to an end.
Will be a shame and end of an era!

I've not had any experience with Altiris DS yet, but will undertake some research when workloads allow it.

Thanks for your replies and help.
Gav
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23 Mar 2010   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by f17th View Post
Quote:
Yep, newer versions of ghost resolve the issue too; we moved to Altiris DS because Symantec met with us and told us their long term road map is to eventually discontinue ghost server.

Too bad.. I love that product.
I didn't realise Symantecs roadmap for Ghost was coming to an end.
Will be a shame and end of an era!

I've not had any experience with Altiris DS yet, but will undertake some research when workloads allow it.

Thanks for your replies and help.
Gav
That would be a shame.
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