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Ghost stuck at "loading"

Posted on 2004-08-12
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I created a ghost 7.5 bootdisk with broadcom57xx ndis drivers.  To boot on a Dell Optiplex GX280.

This is my first time imaging that particular model, I've made many images for previous models.

(Something different about the GX280: no ps/2 ports (usb keyboard/mouse and (SATA hard drive))

Problem: when booting from the ghost floppy... everything seems load fine (broadcom drivers, mouse) until it gets to "Loading"  -- nothing happens after that point.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Ghost is compatible with the new Serial ATA (SATA) standard.

If you are experiencing problems like Ghost hanging, locking up, or freezing when loading or while "initializing TCP/IP" once Ghost loads, the problem lies with the interrupt handling for the Intel 865 Chipsets and later. Upgrading to the latest version of Norton Ghost 2003 or Symantec Ghost 8.0 resolves the problem. Also, see the Technical Information section below for information about an update to Symantec Ghost 7.5.

Workaround
Depending upon the mix of SATA and IDE drives installed to your system, one of the following switches should resolve the problem:

    * If you have an IDE and an SATA drive, or only IDE drives:
      -FNI Forces Ghost to use the BIOS to gain access to the IDE drive.
    * If you have an SATA drive and no IDE drives:
      -NOIDE Disables access to IDE devices.
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by:tmireles
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Is your boot disk PC DOS or just regular DOS.  My guess it is Symantecs PC DOS in which case you might want to try regular DOS.
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'ghost -FNI' did the job :)

thanx.
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