GHOST.EXE Hangs on USB Floppy


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David Pinero

We got a USB floppy and used it to boot off the network. We then inserted a
diskette containing GHOST.EXE and tried to run it. However, it just hangs
there. The error log says that it stopped running because Ghost can only
run in a DOS environment, even though the diskette *is* a PC-DOS
environment.

We then used another boot disk which does nothing with the network at all
but allows access to the CD rom. This time Ghost ran just fine. We
ultimately determined that whenever there was a "network state", Ghost.exe
doesn't run. Whenever there isn't, it does.

We are using Ghost 7.5, and all of this is taking place on a GX270.

Anyone have any ideas on how to make Ghost run from the USB floppy while
connected to the network?

Dave
 
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David Pinero

Never mind, turns out it's a known issue with at least DELL GX260s and
GX270s. You have to run Ghost.exe with the -fni switch as in:

ghost.exe -fni

Did this and it instantly worked.

Dave
 
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I have a HP Compaq DC7600 and it was getting hung up after the ghost.exe command. Your switch has saved me alot of work. Thanks
 
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Thanks!

I am at a customers site preparing to stage 25 new Optiplex 380 workstations. The Ghost Boot disks that have worked in the past suddenly were hanging. This did the trick and saved me a lot of grief and time lost at my customers site!

Thanks! :D
 

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