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I am trying to create a multicard ghost boot disk.
When I select “multicard template” in the ghost boot disk wizard it only list about half of the driver selections available then when you create a boot disk using a single driver.. Ghost 7.5
Is this a disk space issue? If so can’t ghost span across 2 floppies ?
 I need 3c90x & IBM etherjet 10-100 PCI drivers
Thanks

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by:CorporatePenguin
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How involved do you want to get with this Ghost book disc? Do you think you'll need to expand it later to add more drivers?

If you answered yes to either question, take a look at BartPE, http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/ .
BartPE is a version of XP hacked to run in a RAMdrive setup, so nothing gets installed to the harddrive.
Now since this is XP, you have all the drivers that shipped with XP, and you can add new drivers fairly easily.
Additionally, you can use all you familiar scripting techniques to setup mapped drives on boot. Why? Beacuse you can install ghost to the bartPE disc.

What you're doing is creating a bootable copy of XP that loads in RAM, can read any HDD that has XP (or 2003 or 2000) drivers written for it, can map drives to anywhere on your network, can run ghost from the CD and send that image to someplace on the network or use a local cd-r or cd-rw to write the image to disk.

Another intersting aspect is attaching a firewire or USB harddrive to copy the image to, restore an image from. This saves on network hassles.
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Hi TonyTech7 :-),
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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What I am looking to do is create a boot floppy that has drivers for  3c90x & IBM etherjet 10-100 PCI NIC’s . These are the only NIC’s we have on the network.
When I select “multicard template” in the ghost boot disk wizard it only list about half of the driver selections available BUT  when you create a boot disk using a single driver there a more drivers to choose from.. Ghost 7.5
See above
Thanks..
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by:TonyTech7
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I found this article that explains how to setup a multicard boot disk.
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/ghost.nsf/ppfdocs/2000091914073125?Open&dtype=corp

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