Best way to create a bootable cd that will run an automated ghost image restore.
Posted on 2006-10-27
I know that this question is probably not posted in the correct location but I am running Windows 2000 and using Norton Ghost 2003 so I thought it would be a good place to start or to try posting my question.
I have over 35 DELL GX150 computers that I purchased through auction and I will be selling the computers locally through my business to customers looking to buy basic computer systems. All the computers had Windows 2000 COA's on them so I just slipstreamed a Windows 2000CD with SP4 and did a clean install of Windows 2000 on all the machines using the same disc.
I do not have Windows 2000 CD(s) that I can include with each system for recovery purposes but I would like to at least provide a customer with a ghost image of their machine so they could return to the original setup if it was ever necessecary.
The main question is I was wondering if someone can tell me in the simplest terms what the easiest way is to create a bootable cd that will run an automated ghost image restore. I am using Norton Ghost 2003 and Nero to try to accomplish this. I have tried several times using Nero to create a boot cd by providing the 1st ghost boot disc and editing the autoexec.bat and config.sys files with no success. I guess I am just wondering if anybody can provide me with a good example to follow to accomplish what I am wanting to do.
This is the example of the config.sys file I'm using:
This is the example of the autoexec.bat file I'm using:
mscdex.exe /D:mscd001 /L:Q
ghost -clone,mode=load,src=q:\5118611.gho,dst=1 -sure -fx
All I am wanting to do in the automation is to load a ghost image file from the CD (D:) and replace all the data on the only partition on primary drive (C:)
Thanks for any help that you guys can provide for me.