Restore IMG image to hard disk

I have an IMG file that I must ghost to an IDE hard drive. I'm not sure what program was used to create the IMG file.
I have tried Norton Ghost, Acronis, AyGhost, UltraISO, and Undisker and have not been able to find one that recognizes this particular IMG file format.

What other dos/windows/linux disk image utilities use the IMG file format?

Thanks in advance.

If you really want to know the history on this question you can at look my PAQ.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/NT/Q_23109672.html


ArkAdminAsked:
Who is Participating?
 
PUNKYConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Oh my! You will need to know what software they used to create image though, otherwise we are trouble shooting in the dark :o)
0
 
Pétur Ingi EgilssonConnect With a Mentor Software Engineer -- ConsultantCommented:
Linux can use dd to create and apply .img files

dd if=/home/username/filename.img of=/dev/sdx ( where x is the letter for your harddrive.. a for first drive, b for second drive etc. )
In case it's a image of a single partition use of=/dev/sdx1 for partition 1, 2 for partition 2 etc.

`fdisk -l`shows list of all connected disks and their partitions
0
 
PUNKYCommented:
Hi Ark, what is the extension of the IMG that you have?
0
 
ArkAdminAuthor Commented:
It is .IMG
0
 
PUNKYCommented:
If the extension is .img, you might try to use Nero Burning Rom to create bootable ISO CD/DVD and setup PC to boot from CD/DVD and clone the image to new hard drive. Try that and post back please.

0
 
ArkAdminAuthor Commented:
i'm downloading the trial of NBR. I currently only have Nero Suite version 6. It doesn't seem to include NBR.
In the mean time I tried to mount the images using Daemon Tools.
The files mount as CD Drives E: and I: but when I try to view the drives in Explorer it says that Windows cannot read from this disk and that the disk might be corrupted or using a format that is not compatible with windows.
0
 
PUNKYCommented:
What is Ghost version that you used to create the image? You should boot system from that Ghost CD and select restore if the version supports it.
0
 
ArkAdminAuthor Commented:
The image file was provided by the manufacturer of the printer. I'm not sure what application was used to create it. The hard drive is attached to an AMD Athlon VIA chipset motherboard that is embedded in the printer. I'm just trying to find an application that recognizes the IMG.
I'm also following up on this issue with the manufacturer but it's taking a while.
Thanks again.
0
 
ArkAdminAuthor Commented:
np, I'm hoping to hear back from the manufacturer shortly on this. I'm just trying to have a plan B.
I burned the first IMG file to DVD using Nero Burning ROM 8. It seemed to complete the burn process ok but the finished DVD is not recognized by windows explorer. Also it does not appear to be a valid boot disk.
0
 
PUNKYCommented:
No, you need to boot system from that disk. Setup bios to boot from DVD/CD, insert the disk in, and restart system. If the disk is valid image and bootable, it will boot and start installation.
0
All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.