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Using Ghost 7.0 to image systems with dual boot.

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I have a system with dual-boot. Both partitions have Windows XP Professional as their OSs. It works fine. I just would like to know if I were to do multi- imaging with Symantec Ghost 7.0, whether both partitions and the dual booting process would be properly transferred and whether it would still work on the computers I dumped the image on. If yes, would I use Ghost as a disk to image or as a partition to partition process?
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Question by:Erwin Krisch
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I use Ghost2003, and if you image a disk, it will preserve all partitions and boot options.  I think Ghost 7.0 does the same thing.
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Callandor is right about the DISK IMAGE.  Don't try only to GHOST the individual partitions and think that is enough!  Believe me, I've been through it!  The Boot Manager writes the boot sequence in the MBR and is controller by only one partition.  What I did was:  Imaged individually, tried to restore, and then could only boot to one partition!  The only thing that saved me was Partition Magic.  I could select which partition was ACTIVE (Bootable), which was HIDDEN, and could then reinstall the boot manager.  Don't know which boot manager you use, but PM is the one for me!
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