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December 11, 2011 7:00:13 PM

I am having a issue I have 5 ISO files with Ghost images on them. I want to add them to a USB HDD 80gb each to their own partition and add them all to a boot option menu so I can select the one I want to load. I have played with EasyBCD, xboot and other apps but they wont boot to the iso or when I do get it to boot it doesn't seem to go thru the process because it will start then say its finished when it didn't do any installing.

My question is what can I do to set this up. I am lost now and I think I tried everything I know.


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December 13, 2011 10:04:52 PM

Bit confused as to what you are trying to do, you can't boot to an image, you can only restore it onto a drive. Are you saying you want to select which image you want ghost to expand on the drive?

This has info on how to setup a bootable drive for Ghost. http://www.symantec.com/connect/forums/bootable-usb-fla...
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December 14, 2011 3:23:26 AM

i am trying to make a HDD that when you boot to it gives you a menu of different ghost images. So I can choose the one I want to boot into and load it to the PC.

(each iso i have was a bootable DVD that when booted to starts to load a ghost image to the pc)
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December 14, 2011 1:22:44 PM

You can't quite do what you want exactly how you want it, you need to extract the ghost image files from the CDs, place those image files on the drive, and create a menu listing in a batch file that runs when you boot off the USB drive. The link I added should guide you in that.
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December 14, 2011 1:36:21 PM

hang-the-9 said:
You can't quite do what you want exactly how you want it, you need to extract the ghost image files from the CDs, place those image files on the drive, and create a menu listing in a batch file that runs when you boot off the USB drive. The link I added should guide you in that.


Yea I have extracted them from the cd's into ISO images. The link you have is for video cards?
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December 14, 2011 3:35:41 PM

thanks im going to take a look, but also do you think this is possible? Do you have any thoughts on it
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December 14, 2011 3:38:35 PM

Sure it's possible, I used a CD boot disk with Ghost that had a batch file to select from different images off the network (was much faster than a floppy), same thing can be done with a USB boot. Lots of help on the Symantec site if you check there.
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December 16, 2011 12:10:36 AM

hang-the-9 said:
Sure it's possible, I used a CD boot disk with Ghost that had a batch file to select from different images off the network (was much faster than a floppy), same thing can be done with a USB boot. Lots of help on the Symantec site if you check there.



ok, i spent tons of time looking and reading those forums and others that was link there. I tried different ideas I just cant get it to work. Now you said you have gotten it to work, do you have any examples or tips. that would be great!
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December 16, 2011 12:32:56 PM

To make a USB booter:
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/191416-dos-usb-boot-d...

http://www.bootdisk.com/pendrive.htm

Then write a small batch file that gives you a menu to pick from like this http://community.spiceworks.com/scripts/show/362-batch-...

Copy the ghost files onto the USB drive, along with the program, then use the batch file to kick off the imaging based on what you hit. Took me a few weeks to get this going, but I don't have the disks I created anymore, don't remember the exact batch file I did.
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