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Ghost 8.x- Application Error 503, Error 19922

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I have seen this in two or three other places on here but I have been unable to fix the problem using that info.  I was hoping some folks had ideas I could try to get this image to restore.

I am working to ghost 50 machines for a student lab here on campus.  Using GhostCasting (multicast) I was able to gather an image that I had created on one of the machines to cast to the other 49 (they are all the same box- Dell Optiplex GX 520- BroadCom Integrated NICs).

I had a heck of a time getting the right DOS driver but have finally got it from BroadCom's site (DOS NDIS 8.28 for BroadCom) and I am booting the machine up using a Ghost Network Boot Disk using MS-DOS (not PC-DOS).  

Everything goes fine until the file copy procedure actually commences.  Client sees the server, server sees the client.  The server displays the Mac and IP address of the client.

When  the Ghost Cast session starts, the client indicates "Waiting for the GhostCast session to start" while the server says "GhostCast in Progress".  After about two minutes the client reports Application Error 503.  GhostCode 19922".  The server indicates right after "Connection reset by Client".

Unicast starts and moves fast but about 1/3 of the way through it bombs too.  

Gathering through MultiCast works great- I don't know why.

Things I have tried:
1.) Truncated the spanned image file name so that none of the names are longer than six characters.
2.)  Tried gathering using a Task and a virtual boot partition.  Everything went fine until the same exact point in the process where I got the same exact error.
3.)  Changed the SATA drive operation from "Normal" to "Combination" in the BIOS.
4.)  GhostCast server running on Windows Server 2003 Standard and I don't think any firewalls are in operation on this box.
5.)  Turned off firewall on the new XP box but it since it is not booting into Windows it should not matter anyway.

Anyone have any ideas?  Thanks,
Brad


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by:Zabulon777
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I use ghost for all my machines in the test lab as well... I use and modify the following boot disk to boot all my machines from CD.   http://www.netbootdisk.com/
For the error i would look into the items listed below!


This problem has been seen when using the wrong DOS drivers for the network interface card (NIC), such as drivers that are for a different model of NIC. Obtain the correct DOS drivers from the NIC manufacturer, update Ghost to use the new drivers, and then create a new boot floppy disk that uses the new drivers. See the document Adding or modifying NIC templates in the Ghost Boot Wizard.
If the client computer uses the D-Link DFE500TX NIC, using the NIC's packet drivers instead of the NDIS drivers sometimes resolves this problem.

This problem has been seen when the client computer has more than one NIC. See the document "How to use a different NIC on a client computer that has multiple NICs."
This problem has been seen when the server computer has more than one NIC. Ghost does not support running Ghost Multicast Server, GhostCast Server, or Ghost Console on a computer that has multiple NICs. To resolve the problem, remove all NICs but one before running Ghost Multicast Server.

This problem has been seen when the server computer has more than one IP address. To resolve the problem, remove all IP addresses but one before running Ghost Multicast Server.
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by:terhuneb_2000
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Zabulon,
Thanks for the post.
I made the boot disk and booted off it.  Seems pretty cool.  I ran ghost off the 2nd floppy and tried to start a session.  I got an ABORT: 33000 Peer/Ghostcasting Terminated error.

I checked the DOS NDIS drivers and I really think I have the correct ones.  They are the same ones that load when I made the floppy.  I will check Broadcom again and try to verify.  I have set the DOS template up on the GhostCast server and updated the Network Boot Disks with the drivers I found on the website.  As I said, the GhostCast server sees the client, and the other way around.

The client computers have one NIC.  The server has two and I disabled the other one in the Device Manager.

The server computer only has one IP address.

I have seen the article up on Symantec's site where you are getting this information from.  I think I have gone through what it wants and I still cannot get it to Multicast.

Any other suggestions would be much appreciated.  Thanks.
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by:cj_1969
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it looks like Ghost might be having a problem with the network drivers, there are some similar documented issues with NVidea cards.  
If you can, try installing a different NIC in the machine and see if you can Ghost from a different card, this will tell you if it is the card/driver.

You can also try an older version of the drivers for the card ... its a little weird, but the DOS drivers might be better in an older version.

Hmmm ... this could be a configuration issue with the card.  This is a 1Gb card ... try forcing the card to 100Mb/Full and see if you can configure the DOS drivers to the same ... this could also be a problem with auto-negotiation.

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by:Zabulon777
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http://www.experts-exchange.com/Miscellaneous/Q_21801010.html

I dont know what else you can try besides switching the network card... Sorry
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by:terhuneb_2000
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Well, I got my hopes up as I found the 9.07 drivers on broadcom's site and I was using 8.28.  No change though.

It would be nice to try and push 100 MB Full on the DOS drivers.  I know that is what the server is operating at (not Auto).  Will see what I can do and let you all know.  Thanks.
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by:cj_1969
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Regarding the drivers ... you went to a higher version ... for DOS compatibility, see if you can find an older driver.  I know it sounds counter intuitive but the older drivers have "less technology" in them and might actually function better in a non-windows environment (i.e. in DOS mode)
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by:terhuneb_2000
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It seems to be a network broadcast issue over here.  I have just unicasted everything and gotten the project done.  Thanks for all the help though.
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