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Old 11-28-2004, 06:05 PM   #1
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Ghost - arrrghh!

I've wasted all my weekend getting this crappy norton ghost to work. Basically I have a FC2 machine with a /boot, swap and a / partition.

/boot 100 Meg
Swap 512 Meg
/ 10 GB (Used 4GB)
/extra Rest of the space (Used : almost none)

Total : 150 GB

I've made a drive mapping boot floppy and it boots fine and recognizes my samba share from where I load up the ghost.exe. /boot and swap clone fine with fast compression. When I choose to clone / , it is excruciatingly slow and right now it is reporting that it will take 48 hours to complete with fast compression???? What is it doing?

Anyone tried it?
Old 11-29-2004, 02:36 AM   #2
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After 8 hours it has done 5 %! Think of effficiency.

Any ideas?
Old 11-29-2004, 09:33 AM   #3
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Does Ghost work on Linux now? What Version are you using? I have tried it with Corporate Edition 7.5 and did not have much like trying to re-apply the image back to my computer after having issues with it. I normally choose High Compression. In a Micro$oft world it takes about 40 minutes - 1 hour to ghost about 8 Gig over a network to another workstation.

But ghost is one of the best products to restore workstations back to their previous state. But like I said I have had alot of luck with Windows but none under Linux:\


Old 11-29-2004, 09:45 AM   #4
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Ghost 2003 does. Outside on the Box it says Windows but it has a section on linux (Appendix E). It does not support grub but lilo. Ext2/Ext3 is supported. But it is so annoyingly slow.

I'll post again on how much it has done when I get back home.


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