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This disk was not created by Symantec Ghost.

I get this error, "This disk was not created by Symantec Ghost." when I try to use the image I burned onto a DVD and I used a USB Flash Drive with the Symantec Ghost Boot loader. How do I creat a DVD with nothing on it except for the 4.2 GB Ghost Image to restore from?

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craylordCommented:
http://users.pandora.be/satcp/ghostresq01.htm

Also note, newer versions allow burning an image directly to cd/dvd from the computer. Such as Ghost 2003. Ghost has an option to create a set of floppies (2) that have the burning drivers. Boot off your normal ghost floppy, change the destination to the burner drive instead of a network share.

Even if you choose cd instead of dvd, it will span it automatically for you.
---> http://ghost.radified.com/bootable_cd_dvd.htm

http://radified.com/Ghost/ghost_1.htm
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bthomasianAuthor Commented:
Hi Craylord,

Thanks for the reply, I have ready the istructions from radified.com, I did a Google search yesterday and found it. Do you have the instructions for Ghost Solutions Suite v1.1? These don't seem to apply to my version of Ghost... I also have a non-bootable copy of Ghost 10.0....

Thanks,
byt
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craylordCommented:
No I don't off the top of my head, I will look tho.
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bthomasianAuthor Commented:
Thanks!
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Mohammed HamadaSenior IT ConsultantCommented:
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cj_1969Commented:
Did you create an image and burn the image to the DVD or did you clone the drive to the DVD?
If you cloned it then it is correct, there is no "image" file.  Try running Ghost and cloning the DVD back to the drive in question.

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bthomasianAuthor Commented:
cj_1969, again, you saved my hide! Thanks again!
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cj_1969Commented:
FYI ... what lead me to think you had done this was that you said it was a 4.2 Gb image.
This is the exact size of the disk.  I would not expect an image file to be the exact size unless it was a spanning image across multiple disks ... this lead me to think that the drive was cloned to the disk and not an image file.

Just thought I'd point out the logic behind my thoughts ... might help somebody else out in the future.
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