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Ghost 10 - SATA driver not recognized

Posted on 2007-04-08
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I purchased Norton Ghost in order to be able to restore a system disk on my IBM ThinkPad Z61m. Unfortunatly Ghost does not recognize my SATA controller, making a restore impossible.
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by:Alan Huseyin Kayahan
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       Hi guymar
           You should integrate SATA drivers to ghost CD. Following link will guide you.
http://radified.com/cgi-bin/YaBB/YaBB.cgi?board=Full_Rad_Board;action=display;num=1144094456
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You must have sata controller driver of the thinkpad, and depending ghost version you have, you could create a ghost boot floppy disk (PC-DOS) with sata controller driver add-in.

Normally, you can call Symantec for support, they can directly you to a download page (to download a switch) or send you a patch thru email, you can use that you do cloning. It is easiest way.
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by:Guymar
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Hello Punky and MrHusy. I found you solutions not very helpful. The link from MrHusy provided ways of editing the Ghost CD, which afterwards proved a pain to make bootable ....

What DID I do: buy Acronis. Works wonderfully well out of the box.
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by:Alan Huseyin Kayahan
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            Hi Guymar
                Nice to hear that your problem is sorted out. I wish our solutions were more helpful.

Regards
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by:Guymar
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Thank you for trying. I would certainly not recommend anyone these days to buy Ghost. Acronis has:

1. Better USB Support
2. Out of the box SATA support: damn, all PC's have SATA these days, why can Acronis get this right and not Symantec
3. Acronis is perfectly bootable from a wider range of media
4. It is 30% cheaper

Pity I found this out when it was too late. I was surprised that Kaspersky was the better anti-virus, now the picture is complete: Symantec, the new Microsoft of utilities.
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by:Alan Huseyin Kayahan
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          Hi Guymar
               I have 600+ PCs in my network environment and I use Ghost for years. Ghost has so many pluses like multicasting which other softwares are still lack of. Some technical procedures may be hard but it is absolutely the best deployment software. Anyway you sorted your issue out :)

Regards
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by:Guymar
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Dear MrHusy, I am a CRM consultant. My network is 10 computers. My customers with over 600 computers don't use Ghost either, but stuff like Tivoli or BMC. Everyone tells me Ghost is not a 600+ PC deployment tool. But on the other hand, if you like to use it, I am certainly not emitting any judgement about it.
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If you go into the BIOS of the  Thankpad and change the SATA setting from SATA to compatibility mode or similar (the exact naming will differ from make to make) you might find that the machine tries to use it like an old school IDE and it'll  work.  We had this with later version Dell Optiplexes, and I did it recently on a Thnkpad T60.  Ghost was then happy, you can set it back to SATA after the image is complete, it should be OK.
Hope this helps.
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by:Guymar
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Dear Rob: Best Solution coming from you. Errr - I will be posting another question as now the backups have generated problems with the BIOS in a Z61m and other problems with a T60 will be equally posted. Keep looking, and thanks!
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