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Ghost 7.5 and prior  -floppy drive is the only option for destination to save image to

Posted on 2004-11-17
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Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I have used several versions of ghost on several machines. In ALL cases, ghost recognizes all partitions and drives but when it comes time to save the image the only options for destinations are the floppy. I have FAT32 partitions and drives. I have clicked the red arrow and tried to back up in the folder hierarchy but the bottom line is that the floppy is the only option.  I have tried to make images of very small partitions and save them to large drives (fat32) but the same problem exists. Naturally, Symantec has been of no help. Is there something I should know? Thanks in advance.
Question by:connelth

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mmmmmm this is very reare problem, the times I couldn´t ghost it was because problems of the licence numer. May be you should try in getting a boot cd like this

where the norton ghost is one of the programs.

Hope it was usefull

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Hi connelth :-),
Since we haven't heard from you for a couple of days could you please give us an update on the status of this question?
See:  http://www.experts-exchange.com/help.jsp#hi51 Thank you, turn123's friendly update request script.
Offtopic comments about this script to http://www.experts-exchange.com/Applications/Q_21188389.html please :-).

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connelth earned 0 total points
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I have found a solution myself: Ghost (prior to 2003) will read NTFS volumes but not save images to NTFS volumes (only FAT). Furthermore , the destination drive/partition must be a BASIC volume and not a DYNAMIC one. Of course, ghost 2003 and later has no such problems/limitations.

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