Unable to clone a new machine with Symantec Ghost.
Posted on 2004-04-28
Ok, we have just purchaced four new Dell Dimention 2400's and need to clone them to an existing image held on the server. I have created a bootdisk using the Ghost Boot Wizard, which appears to work, but when I try to boot the new machine with the disk, I get the following message(s):
"Can't find DriverName in PROTOCOL.INI. The driver failed to load"
it then goes on to say:
"NET5733. The protocol manager has reported an incomplete binding. For more information type NET HELP 5733."
then it says:
"The requester service is not started. Is it ok to start it? (Y/N)"
(I assume it IS ok, so I say yes - if this is wrong, please let me know!)
after that it then states:
IBM DOS NET BEUI 3.00
error in loading. Press F1 to continue.
I press F1, and get:
Error 1. An internal error occured.
it then dumps me to the A:\> prompt. and appears to do nothing.
I have tried to do a step-by-step boot to find where it fails, and got this:
IBM Protocol Manager Version 2.1
DEVICEHIGH = A:\NET\B44.DOS Y/N [I say, "yes"]
Broadcom 440 x 10/100 Integrated Controlloer
DOS NDIS2 Driver v2.44 (030506)
Copyright (C) 2002 - 2003 Broadcom Corporation. All rights reserved.
Can't find DriverName in PROTOCOL.INI
The more astute of you will notice that the machine has an integrated Broadcom 440 10/100 NIC, which I have found out has some problems with Symantec Ghost, but these can be apparently rectified by downlading the updated driver - which I have done.
I am completely stumped - The troubleshooting section in the manual sheds no further light, so I am turning to you.
Please, if anyone can help, I'd be eternally grateful - oh and there's 500 points for you!
(If needed, I can post the file structure of the boot disk and/or the contents of protocol.ini)