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February 14, 2005, 3:36 pm
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I'm working on a laptop backup / disaster recovery scheme here.
How can I get the bootable Ghost 9 recovery environment onto a USB
memory key, making it bootable? My laptop (IBM T42P) can boot from USB.
Ghost 9.01 newbie here. My prior experience is all with Drive Image
ending with DI 2002. I would burn images to CD including bootable DOS
with the DI2002 executables, so that each image disk was a self-
contained recovery system (no other master recovery disk needed), or
more recently, I put the DI2002 on a DOS-bootable USB key.
Boot the USB key and BAM! I'm ready to recover from CD/DVD with the
I wasn't able to use DI2002 successfully to image my new laptop direct
to DVD (assorted weird problems) so I bought our corporate standard
Ghost. I'm on 9.01.
The main drawback I can see is that restoring the system drive requires
booting the specific CD with recovery console on it. I don't want to
have to carry it around, and there are problems when my recovery image
media needs the same drive as the recovery console CD.
Since Ghost 9 recovery environment is built on NT, I can't just run
executables from DOS. I need to get the whole recovery environment onto
the USB key.
Re: Making Ghost 9 recovery disk on bootable USB?
IMHO, recent versions of Ghost and DriveImage are heading in the wrong
direction. If you were happy with the DI2002 method, you probably should
have switched to BootItNG instead of Ghost. IME, BootItNG is more stable
anyway, and the method of creating bootable CD/DVD would probably look
familiar to you from your experience with DI2002. I'm not sure if it can
directly create bootable USB key (yet), but if not, tech support is very
responsive and just might add it if you ask. (And they don't charge you for