Ghost 9.0 on Win2000
Posted on 2005-04-10
Hi, Just bought my first copy of Ghost 9.0. I will list the scenario of use below.
The problem is in doing a disk copy from one hard drive to another.
WIN2000, Ghost 9.1, SATA hard drives.
Source: 160 Gig Maxtor, Boot drive. SATA, 22 Gig in use, FAT32x, one partiton and one logical drive c:\
Destination: 120 Gig Western Digital, SATA, empty
What I want to do: Copy a complete disk image to another SATA drive and switch SATA cables and have the new
drive come up as the boot drive.
Of course, I get an error because the destination drive is smaller than the source drive, but I am only using 22 Gig
on the source drive. I undersatnd that Ghost wants a drive of the same size. Is there any way around this?
Do I need to purchase Partition Magic? Can I resize the partition on this boot drive without losing the system?
I noticed that there is a utility to change partition size in Ghost but I did not use it because I did know what the results
would be on a working boot drive. I can't lose that boot drive. I did make a backup file copy of the boot drive to another hard drive. I need this image because the current boot drive occassionaly gives a "disk not found, or an NTLDR error".Rebooting once
or twice and it comes back up. Any help will be appreciated. I will be happy to add more points for more details.