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May 23, 2004 2:24:52 AM

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I have a 40 gig harddrive that is formatted to a proprietary OS, and I
also have a new 40 gig of the same model that is formatted fat32. I
would like to get a boot floppy that would let me put the non-dos hd
in drive C:, the new hd in drive D:, and then make an exact
sector-2-sector clone. Wat program will allow me to do that? Will
Norton's Ghost do that for non-standard formatted hd's? Littleberry

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May 23, 2004 12:00:53 PM

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Yes.
Use -IR switch.

"Littleberry" <davsf@neto.com> wrote in message
news:bd00fe19.0405222124.414536f3@posting.google.com...
> I have a 40 gig harddrive that is formatted to a proprietary OS, and I
> also have a new 40 gig of the same model that is formatted fat32. I
> would like to get a boot floppy that would let me put the non-dos hd
> in drive C:, the new hd in drive D:, and then make an exact
> sector-2-sector clone. Wat program will allow me to do that? Will
> Norton's Ghost do that for non-standard formatted hd's? Littleberry
May 23, 2004 5:46:43 PM

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"Peter" <peterfoxghost@yahoo.ca> wrote in message news:<5o0sc.368$tb4.16681@news20.bellglobal.com>...
> Yes.
> Use -IR switch.
>
Peter,

There are so many different versions and prices for Norton Systemworks,
which one is the least expensive that will have Ghost on it? The local
Fry's wants $100 for 2004 pro, and they say that it comes with Ghost,
but I see some places on the net for a little as $15 for 2003 pro, but
I really don't know which to get - what version do you use? Fry's said
that the standard version does NOT have ghost - is that true?

Thanks,

Littleberry
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May 23, 2004 11:58:24 PM

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"Littleberry" <davsf@neto.com> wrote in message news:bd00fe19.0405222124.414536f3@posting.google.com...
> I have a 40 gig harddrive that is formatted to a proprietary OS, and I
> also have a new 40 gig of the same model that is formatted fat32. I
> would like to get a boot floppy that would let me put the non-dos hd
> in drive C:, the new hd in drive D:, and then make an exact
> sector-2-sector clone. Wat program will allow me to do that? Will
> Norton's Ghost do that for non-standard formatted hd's? Littleberry

I would recommend c't H2copy.
ftp://ftp.heise.de/pub/ct/ctsi/h2copy.zip
copying C to D syntax is h2copy 0 1

However, it is totally for free so that is a big disadvantage.
The other big disadvantage is that it is only 47kB.
May 24, 2004 2:28:50 AM

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You can buy Ghost as a stand-alone product - you can even download it
straight from Symantec for $69 http://www.symantecstore.com
However I have never purchased it, as it has always come free with all
Motherboards I have purchased!
Graham
"Littleberry" <davsf@neto.com> wrote in message
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> "Peter" <peterfoxghost@yahoo.ca> wrote in message
news:<5o0sc.368$tb4.16681@news20.bellglobal.com>...
> > Yes.
> > Use -IR switch.
> >
> Peter,
>
> There are so many different versions and prices for Norton Systemworks,
> which one is the least expensive that will have Ghost on it? The local
> Fry's wants $100 for 2004 pro, and they say that it comes with Ghost,
> but I see some places on the net for a little as $15 for 2003 pro, but
> I really don't know which to get - what version do you use? Fry's said
> that the standard version does NOT have ghost - is that true?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Littleberry
Anonymous
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May 24, 2004 10:09:13 AM

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In article <bd00fe19.0405222124.414536f3@posting.google.com>, Littleberry
wrote:
> I have a 40 gig harddrive that is formatted to a proprietary OS, and I
> also have a new 40 gig of the same model that is formatted fat32. I would
> like to get a boot floppy that would let me put the non-dos hd in drive
> C:, the new hd in drive D:, and then make an exact sector-2-sector clone.
> Wat program will allow me to do that? Will Norton's Ghost do that for
> non-standard formatted hd's? Littleberry

If a boot CD, rather than a boot floppy, is acceptable, then you could use
something like Knoppix (www.knoppix.com), which is a Linux distribution that
runs off the CD and a RAM disk. Assuming the two drives are IDE, and
connected like you specify, you'd type "dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/hdb" to do a
sector level copy of the first drive onto the second. Same goes for the
various other CD-based Linux distributions (e.g., SuSE's live eval CD would
work for this, I expect).

In fact, the installation disc from pretty much any major Linux distribution
can probably be used for this. Many of them have a way to get to a command
prompt before you start installing, and from this command prompt you can do
the dd command given above. For example, on the Redhat installation discs,
start a text-mode installation, and where it gets to the welcome screen,
after the media check screen, you can hit ALT-F2 to switch to a command
prompt.

To make sure you've got the disks right, you can dump the partition table
with this command:

fdisk -l /dev/hda

to list the partition table of the first disk, and

fdisk -l /dev/hdb

for the second disk. If the disks aren't IDE, then try /dev/sda and
/dev/sdb.

It's probably a good idea to get Knoppix, though, because it is useful to
have around. It can read Windows filesystems, including NTFS, and so is
very useful if something is screwed up and you need to look around outside
of Windows to see what is going on. They've got over 2 gig of stuff on the
Knoppix CD, so it is very full-featured. It is not a stripped down recovery
system or anything like that.

--
--Tim Smith
May 24, 2004 1:14:29 PM

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Tim Smith <reply_in_group@mouse-potato.com> wrote in message news:<dkgsc.31194$KE6.20494@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net>...
> If a boot CD, rather than a boot floppy, is acceptable, then you could use
> something like Knoppix (www.knoppix.com),

Thanks, Tim, I do have Knoppix (I got it last summer) but I didn't
know you could do that with it - I didn't get that familiar with it.
I'll give it another try. Littleberry
!