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RE: HDD imaging using Ghost or Linux.........WAS........RE: [K12OSN] Pros and Cons of diskless

Hi Josh,

Ghost was orignally written here in 'lil 'ol NZ. The guy got a very good 
offer from Symantec so he sold the prog to Symantec.

Prior to the Symantec purchase Ghost would work across a network. Symantec 
created two versions Enterprise and Personal, at least that's what we get 
over here.

Software sold in the U.S. is not necessarily the same as the international 
version/s. You only need to look at the MS encryption issue. In the U.S 128 
bit but only 40 her in NZ. This may have changed, but it has happened.

The school purchased Norton system works 2001, because the cost for 
enterprise was prohibitive $?000, with minimal discount for education.

That's why I can't get it to work across the network.


On Wednesday, June 19, 2002 3:03 PM, Josh Levine 
[SMTP:joshl levindustries com] wrote:
> "Bert Rolston" <BertR wanganui-city school nz> wrote:
> > I have a BackPack portable CD-RW. I use it to burn the ghost image to 
> > CD, and to re-image machines when Win9x breaks. My version of Ghost 
> > allow network re-imaging so I have to use this method
> Just out of curiosity, what version of Ghost are you using?  It's been
> my experience that any version of Ghost will work with a mapped network
> drive...(of course, we had to create custom boot disks for each
> network).
> > I'm not that au fait with Linux tools, I'm going by what I've read so 
> > Any of the technically advanced people PLEASE butt in! :-)
> >
> >
> > By using DD it is possible to make an exact image of a disk or 
> > (hard drive, floppy, CD). Therefore disk image can be stored on a linux 
> > server. (I got this from the CD-ROM server How-To)
> When I was setting up my servers, I bought an extra hard drive and used
> DD to make copies from it to each server.  It was slow, but it worked.
> You might also want to check out: http://www.partimage.org/ - from what
> I can tell it's a Ghost-like program that works with not only Linux and
> Windows based filesystems, but Macintosh as well.
> --Josh Levine
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