Ghost Clone disk


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Dave

I have Win XP Home Ed. running on an 80gig HD (C:).
I added a new 120gig HD (D:) and it sees it fine.

I'd like to use Ghost to clone C: to D: and then be able to boot from D:.
When I tried it, it wouldn't boot from D.

What does it take to make the drive bootable besides the cloning?
 
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Dave

There's one additional fact that I forgot to mention (and consider),
It's an HP computer with the system recovery partition also on the 80gig
drive. I was only cloning the C: partition and not the system recovery
partition. Does that affect whether it's bootable?
 
P

Pivert

No.
The disk should also be listed in BIOS as bootbale
Also should be 'system' ( sys d:)
 
D

Dave

Is there a BIOS parameter that designates a disk as bootable? I tried
reversing the order of the hard drives in the BIOS so it would try the D:
first.

Thanks
 
D

Dave wilcock

First of all, cloning does not make the drive bootable! It only creates an
image of whatever you have got on drive C onto D. this helps you recover
your system from the image files.

If you want driv D to be bootable then you need to follow this:

1) from bios setup change the sequence of boot. you do this by starting the
machine and pressing the F2 function key (or del key on some machines);

2) in bios setup there is an item called boot sequence. change this to
something more appropriate for you.

3) You also need to install the operating system on Drive D. This requires
you to bootup from CD first, finish up the full install process (about 45
minutes) then perform step 2 above)

Hope this gives you a start.

Regards,
 
Y

Yves Leclerc

Just clone the partition does not make it bootable. You need to clone the
master boot record (MBR) in order for it to boot.

Y
 
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David H. Lipman

I'm not sure Ghost does.

You are better off posting this in an appropriate Symantec News Group such as...
symantec.customerservice.general

Dave



| How do you clone the MBR?
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| Tim
 
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CS

On Mon, 16 Feb 2004 19:03:08 -0500, "David H. Lipman"

Ghost and Drive Image will copy the MBR along with the partition
information.
 

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