No Boot after Cloning w/Norton's Ghost


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Charlie Miller

I just purchased a copy of Norton's Ghost 2003 to copy my Win2k server's C:
drive to a bigger disk. The "partition to partition" copy seemed to work
but the new disk won't boot. I used the Ghost boot floppy as directed and
the copy of Ghost 2003 was updated after installation with the latest
patches from Symantec's web site.

The C: drive is a 6 gig NTFS partition on a Symbios 875 SCSI controller (NCR
53875 chip set) being copied to an 18 gig partition on the target SCSI
drive.

Symantec won't answer any questions without a support contract, so before I
return the product, I thought someone out there may know what needs to be
done to make the disk bootable.

All the files seem to be on the disk -- it just won't boot.


Charlie Miller
(e-mail address removed)
 
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Charlie Miller

FYI -- I never got the partition to partition stuff to work -- that is, the
target disk would not boot.

Finally, I tried the Disk to Image function. I found an option that said
when making an image file, the software should also copy the boot sectors.
I did the copy and restore and the target disk booted. The image file was
written to an external USB 2.0 NTFS hard drive and it actually worked off
the DOS boot disk -- kinda surprising.

I guess when you tell Ghost to copy a disk, you need to say "copy, really"
to get the entire disk copied.

I bought Ghost to save the four hours needed to install Win2k from scratch
and then restore from a full backup and ended up spending 8 hours and $60
trying to get Ghost to work. But next time....
 
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VH

FYI -- I never got the partition to partition stuff to work -- that is, the
target disk would not boot.

Finally, I tried the Disk to Image function. I found an option that said
when making an image file, the software should also copy the boot sectors.
I did the copy and restore and the target disk booted. The image file was
written to an external USB 2.0 NTFS hard drive and it actually worked off
the DOS boot disk -- kinda surprising.

I guess when you tell Ghost to copy a disk, you need to say "copy, really"
to get the entire disk copied.
You need to copy disk to disk rather than partition to partition to
copy the boot sectors.
 
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Guest

Have you tried setting the new partition to be the active
partition using F Disk after the partition to partition
ghost?
 

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