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Bootable ghost image that support usb dvdrom

Hi All

i have been trying for two weeks to make a bootable ghost image that will support a usb dvdrom, i have made it bootable and it detects the internal without a problem just wont read the usb dvdrom, i also tried using the panasonic usb drivers and it gets stuck it finds the controller and just stays there. any ideas will help. =]
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efrenmartinez
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nappy_dCommented:
Here is a boot image that contains USB drivers.  I use this all the time http://rapidshare.com/files/199615701/EE.zip.html
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nappy_dCommented:
There are two files that I provided to you above.

The .sys file needs to be loaded from your config.sys file

The .ima file is bootable floppy image that you can use to make your CD/DVD meadia bootable and already pre-configured for USB devices.  Give it a shot..

IF all else fails, you can try www.ubcd4win.com
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efrenmartinezAuthor Commented:
Thanks let me give it a shot
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sjl1986Commented:
Here is the link to a tutorial I found which worked well for me. I find it works on most setups that I've tried so far though I had trouble with it on several machines. It detects USB flash drives as well as USB DVDroms (in case your computer has no DVDROM internal). It will also allow you to burn images to DVDs without using the built in "bootable floppy" that Ghost tries to force you to use. With this setup you can use the image on the DVD as if it were on a harddrive because the bootdisk allows you to scan the DVD for ghost images.

This is great for creating a ghost image on a USB flash key and then adding it to your Ghost.ISO and then burning the entire bootable DVD with image for later usage. I hope it helps.

http://nightowl.radified.com/bootcd/bootcdintro.html#P1
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efrenmartinezAuthor Commented:
sjl did you use the project 1 instructions?
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efrenmartinezAuthor Commented:
hey nappi question it detected the external dvdrom, i select ghost from the menu then it takes me to a:\ what do you normally do from there?
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nappy_dCommented:
Oh, you need to include your ghost.exe on the boot media or insert some media into the floopy drive or the dvd drive that has ghost on it and then run ghost.exe  I could not include ghost.
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efrenmartinezAuthor Commented:
so  i would change
%cdrom%:\ghost.exe? or should i put ghost.exe into the ima?
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nappy_dCommented:
yes.  You do do not have to put the ghost.exe into the .ima file.  Ghost should be in directory named ghost at the root of the CD you create.

take a look in the autoexec.bat file in the .ima you will see how and where it should be place on the cd.
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efrenmartinezAuthor Commented:
ok mounted the ima and put ghost into the cd burning it as we speak =\ lets see if it works
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efrenmartinezAuthor Commented:
no luck, DVD_RW and says installed successfully, stays stuck there
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nappy_dCommented:
IF all else fails, you can try www.ubcd4win.com

Go here here for info on adding ghost http://www.ubcd4win.com/forum/lofiversion/index.php/t1426.html
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sjl1986Commented:
efren. Yes, I used Project 1, which I believe is actually the only project the guy ever completed the tutorial for. I'd be more than happy to email you my images of the boot floppy as well as the cd and all the files involved for editing to customize if you need. I will have to leave out the ghost.exe files however as they are registered under my name and my coworker's. The one I will send you actually boots and asks you whether you prefer to use Ghost 2003 or Ghost 8 in case one or the other doesn't work correctly. You can change the boot menu to not ask if you only have 1 version.  

I'm not sure about what nappy was saying but using the guide I showed you I did NOT put the ghost.exe into the .ima. I built the bootable floppy image and used nero to start a new bootable CD/DVD (you can do either). Nero asks you to select the bootable floppy image. Once that is completed and loaded into the boot sector of the CD/DVD you can then add whatever files you want (ghost images, ghost.exe, etc). Here is where I add ghost.exe.

I'll try to get a link ready on box.net for you.
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nappy_dCommented:
sjl1986,

I could not include ghost because of licensing.  It would be illegal for me to do so.  It would have to be up to efren to provide his ghost licensed.exe for use with my bootable floppy image.
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sjl1986Commented:
nappy_D,

I think you confused what I was saying. I understand the licensing issue and I am unable to provide ghost.exe as well. I just meant I didn't load my ghost.exe into the actual floppy boot image (.IMA). I created the boot image with the autoexec.bat and other files necessary, but my ghost files wouldn't fit in the image so I placed them in the CD Image rather than inside the boot sector of the CD. So the ghost executable is on the root of the CD. and the Boot image is hidden in the boot sector. I apologize for the misunderstanding.
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nappy_dCommented:
No apology need we are on the same page.  I think we may have worded things differently.
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efrenmartinezAuthor Commented:
Hi sj if could that would be wonderful, i have our ghost we can use here =]
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sjl1986Commented:
http://www.box.net/shared/j0al3af5l9

I attempted to post it once and it didn't seem to work, so if there is a duplicate post, sorry.

This is the zip file containing all the files you need to complete the image in NightOwl's guide.

If you read the README.TXT listed in the zip file you shouldn't have any problems. Use his site for reference if necessary.

Anybody else who wants a bootable ghost CD that will detect USB and FWR devices, please feel free to download. All you need is your own ghost.exe to add to the image.

I hope it saves you some time. Enjoy!
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efrenmartinezAuthor Commented:
hey on the config.sys do i leave it like this
[menu]
menuitem=GHOST8, Start Symantec Ghost 8.0 Corporate Ed. (Reads full filenames)
menuitem=GHOST03, Start Norton Ghost 2003

[GHOST8]

[GHOST03]

[COMMON]
DEVICE = oakcdrom.sys /d:ugbcd
DEVICE = usb\aspiehci.sys /int /all
DEVICE = fwr\aspi1394.sys /int /all
LASTDRIVE = Z
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sjl1986Commented:
Efren,

Yes unless you don't want the menu to pop up when you boot. If you only have ONE ghost executable then delete everything except

DEVICE = oakcdrom.sys /d:ugbcd
DEVICE = usb\aspiehci.sys /int /all
DEVICE = fwr\aspi1394.sys /int /all
LASTDRIVE = Z

(You can reference the screenshots on NightOwl's guide for more info).

I have TWO ghost executables, one for each of those listed in the Config.sys, so I made a menu. You have to match the information in the Autoexec.bat. like this:

@echo off
SET TZ=GHO-05:00
path=a:\;x:\
guest.exe
mouse.com
mscdex.exe /d:ugbcd /l:x /m:16 /v
ghost.exe

So just use the exact code I've just provided for your two files and place your ghost.exe file in the nero CD image and you should have a working disc.
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efrenmartinezAuthor Commented:
While it didnt work on this pc it did on the other
both methods worked, splitting points
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sjl1986Commented:
Commenting on the solution: I've had about 15-20 people download the UBCD from Box.net. I hope they have found it useful. Feel free to post a reply. I just wanted to mention that I do sometimes experience problems with the disc. I have no idea why, but on some motherboards, this disc will not load at all but gives an error and asks for a reboot. Because of problems like this and the all around pain in the tail that ghost seems to be. I've since started using Acronis TrueImage Home (which isn't all that expensive and it provides the ability to backup drives from WITHIN windows, as well as a nicely interfaced bootable CD, NOT a floppy like ghost, and it works flawlessly with USB drives as well. Plus TrueImage can backup individual files, email, etc, etc. It's a great program and I prefer it over ghost.
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