[K12OSN] Image creation software

Shane Sammons shane.sammons at gmail.com
Wed Dec 20 16:57:09 UTC 2006

yeah I used G4U and its (I beleive) TFTP ability on a bunch of old 233 and
up systems and I loved it (but it was very slow...which tends to happen with
30 systems all connecting to 1 10/100 NIC in a P3 700 server :P). I found
that Acronis which I like and sounds just as similar to that for mentioned
r-drive. Prior to all that I would use Symatec Ghost and pop drives in and
out or spanned an image across CDs.

Since we are going to stop with floppies, and I hate doing drives 1 by 1, I
have been wanted to find a good "free" network based system. So I will have
to try that G4L and if that doesn't work perhaps I can get our Tech.
Coordinator to purchase something OR better yet donate to like a G4L or G4U
to allow development to go further.

Thanks all!

On 12/20/06, Shawn Powers <spowers at inlandlakes.org> wrote:
> I've only used G4U (g4l didn't work right for me, and it was much less
> mature).
> It will clone anything, but I must admit I've never used SATA, so I'm not
> sure how it handles anything but IDE.
> I've even cloned old Mac OS8 machines with G4U, I just take out the drives
> and put them in a junker P133.  Same goes for USB only machines, I just
> pluck out the drives and use that old pentium for cloning.  (It's a pain in
> the butt for the old tray load iMacs, as those drives are HORRIBLE to get
> out, but it still works in a pinch)
> -Shawn
> On Dec 20, 2006, at 11:30 AM, Shane Sammons wrote:
> I will look into g4l myself, just wanted to ask a general question as I
> have a school lab to re-do over X-mas break. I would assume g4l will work
> with windows, as it most likely loads from a network boot or bootable media,
> but has anyone used it for such?
> Also how many people have systems with SATA drives and USB only keyboards
> and are able to use things like G4L and G4U?
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