[lug] Drive Imaging between dissimilar drives?
siegfried at heintze.com
Fri Aug 25 13:15:21 MDT 2006
I purchased and installed Norton ghost and it did not work.
After talking to Norton Ghost tech support in India over a period of several
weeks (where, for $30, they tried to fix my problem by logging into my
machine and downloading partition magic), they now inform me that my
hardware vendor needs to reflash my bios because my windows XP partition
extends beyond the end of my disk.
Does this make any sense to you? Does anyone have any better ideas?
Reflashing BIOSes scares me: it seems like an effective way to make door
> On Monday 10 July 2006 22:09, siegfried wrote:
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Ryan Fligg [mailto:ryan at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.com]
> > > Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2006 9:42 AM
> > > To: lug at lug.boulder.co.us
> > > Cc: siegfried
> > > Subject: Re: [lug] Drive Imaging between dissimilar drives?
> > >
> > > On Wednesday 05 July 2006 23:03, siegfried wrote:
> > >
> > > I have used Norton Ghost for many years. I have setup enterprise
> > > installations and many imaging solutions. Norton will allow you to
> > > image dissimilar drives. I have only used Norton Ghost to create an
> > > image from a drive and then reimage to a larger drive. I have never
> > > had success imaging to a smaller drive, for obvious reasons. I have
> > > used Norton Ghost to create images and then setup a PXE server so
> > > enterprise clients could choose which image they would like to use
> > > at boot time. Along with roaming profiles (for windows side) and
> > > NFS mounted home directories (for linux side). This created a
> > > fairly mobile and safe environment.
> > My 100GB disk has boot paritions for both Fedora Core 4 (ext2) and
> > Windows
> > 2003 Server (NTFS). Can I expect Norton nad partitionlogic to preserve
> > the master boot records and the grup installation so I'll be able to
> > boot both operating systems on my new 300GB disk?
> Since I have used Norton Ghost, it has not preserved the GRUB/LILO MBR
> settings. I have always restored the Windows partition first, then
> the Linux partition and then ran an install of the Linux OS to get
> GRUB to pickup on the Windows partition again.
> > > Many use Knoppix or QTParted to accomplish resizing and manipulation
> > > of partitions. There is an open source product called Partition
> > > Logic, http://partitionlogic.org.uk/ , that can accomplish some of
> > > the things Norton Ghost can do.
> > Which would you recommend? I like to support open source but
> > partitioning is a delicate operation that needs to be done properly. I
> > would not mind paying $70 if the job gets done correctly.
> I love open source, but Ghost has always worked for me and I stick with
> Drop the $70.00 and save yourself some headaches. Partitions are not the
place to be experimenting.
> > Siegfried
> Ryan R. Fligg
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