Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

Ghosting Dell Poweredge 1950 Server using Norton Ghost 10

Posted on 2006-11-03
7
1,586 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
Please could somebody inform me how I would create a ghost image of a Dell PowerEdge 1950 server using Norton Ghost 10.

I have tried booting with the Ghost CD but it does not detect the network card, which is a Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet II Adaptor.

I want to place the image on our network so I need to be able to map a drive, which will require the network drivers.
0
Comment
Question by:traveladdict1981
7 Comments
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:Yuray
ID: 17866180
first of all what kind of os is installed? if it's server version you won't be able to use Norton Ghost 10, because it doesn't support them. And as far as i know it doesn't suport backup to network drives.
0
 

Author Comment

by:traveladdict1981
ID: 17866521
We use Norton Ghost 10 to back up a central network location for all our desktop and server machines. So it does support backing up to the network. We have just found that it doesn't work with this particular server. It does, however, work with other PowerEdge servers.

The OS is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. It is on a server based machine. I may be wrong, but I assumed that ghosting an entire disk would be OS independant is this correct?

Any further help would be much appreciated.

Regards
Glen
0
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:pgm554
ID: 17867540
As the Ghost disk boots,do you hit F6 to load up the 3rd party driver(like Broadcom)?
0
U.S. Department of Agriculture and Acronis Access

With the new era of mobile computing, smartphones and tablets, wireless communications and cloud services, the USDA sought to take advantage of a mobilized workforce and the blurring lines between personal and corporate computing resources.

 
LVL 39

Expert Comment

by:PUNKY
ID: 17873961
You can create ghost floppy disks and add NIC driver in, then boot from A:\ and start to ghost.

Also, you can use the link below to clone:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/mkcdrec/
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
roorks earned 250 total points
ID: 17892394
I've had alot of problems with Broadcom and DOS drivers.  Got a few new laptops with new cards and couldn't get Ghost to see them, finally found this:

http://www.netbootdisk.com/

No problems, except that so far, I can't make it work on a bootable thumbdrive - I have to use a floppy.
0
 

Author Comment

by:traveladdict1981
ID: 18043401
Thanks for you help roorks sorry about the delay accepting your answer.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

I annotated my article on ransomware somewhat extensively, but I keep adding new references and wanted to put a link to the reference library.  Despite all the reference tools I have on hand, it was not easy to find a way to do this easily. I finall…
Skype is a P2P (Peer to Peer) instant messaging and VOIP (Voice over IP) service – as well as a whole lot more.
The viewer will learn how to successfully download and install the SARDU utility on Windows 7, without downloading adware.
An overview on how to enroll an hourly employee into the employee database and how to give them access into the clock in terminal.

829 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question