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Norton Ghost 2003 creates a *.gho file not a *.sv2i file

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Hi Everyone,

Does anyone know a way to create a sv2i file using Norton Ghost 2003.  I would like to be able to import an image using Norton Ghost into a virtual drive using VMWare.  Or, does anyone know an easier way to do this?

thanks for the help,
Mindy
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Sorry, but that doesn't answer my question.  Norton Ghost 2003 creates image files with the extension of *.gho.  Apparently there is a way to create *.sv2i images files, but I don't know how with Norton Ghost 2003.  Does anybody out there know how to accomplish this?
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Create a new virtual machine with a big enough hard drive to accomodate the image. Boot the new machine and boot into Ghost. image the virtual hard disk with the image that you saved.

You will need to put the image on a usb device that is recognised by the virtual machine or put it on a shared directory and boot the virtual machine with MSnet boot disk so it can see the shared folder and then map the shared folder and run ghost, the mapped folder will appear as a drive.

If the image is large it will take a long  time over the network. I have never tried this but in theory it works (I had a 20GB image there was a power cut half way through and I never bothered to try again)
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Actually, the solution was to download the trial of Symantec LiveState Recovery to create the sv2i files and use these to import into VMWare - it could not be accomplished through Norton Ghost 2003.

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