Recover from Ghost Image on DVD automatically

Posted on 2008-11-12
Last Modified: 2013-12-02
Here is what I am trying to accomplish:
I have an ghost image that works fine. I want to be able to put it on a dvd - -boot to dvd  - - and it start restoring the image from the DVD.

I have read several posts here on the forum but none seem to go into detail as to what needs to be done. For example the link below:

It has great information, but I need someone to back it up a little and go into detail.
I have read some stuff about configuring the Config.sys then the autoexec.bat. Thats all great, but I need some more information.


Question by:dakeys
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    I would restore the image to the pc with the boot disk...then use Acronis True Image or BootIT from to create this boot disk.  Every attept I've ever made to get Ghost to boot directly off the disk has failed.  I was successful with both and acronis.  Tho the latter is less dependable unless you are using the exact same dvd hardware.  

    Good luck!

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    Accepted Solution

    All you need is a boot image that can boot the DOS version of GHOST, with the usualy CD drivers

    I use the following combined to handle any situation, local or networked.

    network boot Universal TCP/IP Network Bootdisk is a DOS bootdisk that

    Ghost bootable

    SATA CDROM boot

    I hope this helps !

    Author Closing Comment

    thx for the information, I will trying both suggenstions to see how it works out

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