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Re: [K12OSN] Image creation software

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 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)


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?

Shawn Powers
Technology Director
Inland Lakes Schools
PHN: 231-238-6868 x9174
FAX: 509-356-7024

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